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There's disappointment in Europe at Barack Obama. The hopes that he awakened when he came to office have scarcely been fulfilled. But he still seems like the best man for the job. DW looks at how the relationship has changed.
When he came to the German capital five years ago, Barack Obama was given a regal reception. But as he heads back to Berlin for the first time as US President, he'll find that "Obamania" is a thing of the past. (17.06.2013)
Fifty years after US President John F. Kennedy's legendary visit to Berlin, Barack Obama heads to the German capital this coming week. Hot-button issues like free trade, security and NSA surveillance will follow him. (14.06.2013)
Millions of German citizens use Microsoft, Apple, Google, Skype or Facebook on a daily basis. According to German politicians, the Prism affair is less of an American issue than a very troubling bilateral one. (12.06.2013)
Experts have mixed views ahead of US President Barack Obama's second term, with some hoping the United States and European Union can come together over a free trade agreement. Others see the two drifting apart. (08.11.2012)
Ever since Barack Obama took office as US President, there's been talk of a disturbed relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But the two leaders are on friendly terms, even if they're not particularly close. (06.11.2012)
Thomas Oppermann, the Social Democratic Party's floor leader in the German Bundestag, explains why Obama's foreign policy is better for Europe than Romney's - but Europe is less important for either candidate. (02.11.2012)
The EU and the US seem to have lost their way in terms of using their power capabilities in a globalized world. Regardless of who wins the US election, they need to work on improving their ties, writes Thomas Risse. (18.10.2012)
Many officials in the European Union are trying to keep their expectations for the future of trans-Atlantic relations under Barack Obama realistic. But they admit there is much room for improvement. (06.11.2008)
Barack Obama's speech in in Berlin on Thursday, July 24 was largely seen by German experts and commentators as a success. He pulled off the delicate balancing act he needed to, they said. (25.07.2008)
No nation can face global challenges such as terrorism and climate change alone, Barack Obama told a cheering crowd of some 100,000 in Berlin Thursday, July 24, calling for a new partnership between the US and Europe. (24.07.2008)
US President Barack Obama has given the Democratic Party's presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a ringing endorsement. In a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention, he cast the US election as a battle between hope and fear.
When Barack Obama took office in 2009 the US economy was gripped by the global financial crisis and mired in recession. He wasted no time in getting to grips with the situation, adopting measures which came close to state ownership.
US Democratic Party vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine has formally accepted his party nomination. Kaine, like President Barack Obama, praised presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and derided her rival Donald Trump.
The US military has confirmed 14 new civilian deaths in its bombing campaign against Islamic State. Meanwhile, some 15 people were reported to have been killed in a coalition airstrike near the town of Manjib.
For the second time, a group of French politicians visits the Crimean peninsula, which was annexed by Russia. Ukraine has reacted with irritation because the guests will attend a Russian military parade.
A senior al-Qaeda figure has urged the group to do what is necessary to protect the "holy struggle of the Syrian people." Washington voiced skepticism over the split, saying it could be an exercise in rebranding.
The response to Chancellor Angela Merkel's summer press statement within Germany has been measured. But weeks ahead of three state elections, politicians have been quick to score some points.
Residents in western Germany were sent a bill for the construction of a road that began during the Nazi-era. Now a judge has ruled that they must pay costs of up to 14,000 euros.
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