Barack Obama took office as the first African-American president of the United States of America in January 2009.
Barack Obama was the 44th president of the US. After a four-year term, he was re-elected in 2012. In 2009, the same year he took office, he received the Nobel Peace Prize. DW covered Obama's election campaigns and the main issues related to his presidency at home and abroad. This is a collection of DW's content on the former president.
Anchors ahoy and welcome aboard! We've packed our trunks and are going transatlantic on this week. Germany has headed to New York to take its seat on the UN Security Council — while Barack Obama has come to Germany. Damien McGuinness and DW's Fabian von der Mark chat US-German relations with former US government advisor Julie Smith and NATO expert Sophia Besch.
The court gave President Donald Trump a victory by upholding his policy that blocks many transgender people from serving in the military. It lifts lower court rulings that barred the policy from taking effect.
The US Secret Service intercepted potentially explosive packages sent to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. It's too early to focus on details, but not to conclude they come as no surprise in the wake of Trump's behavior.