A cast of thousands of security officers is setting the stage for US President Barack Obama's visit to the German capital a half-century after US President John F. Kennedy's historic tour of West Berlin.
In 2019, the city-state Berlin is celebrating itself as a city of modernity and liberty – with the Bauhaus centenary and 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall.
In his State of the Union address, the US president announced he would meet the North Korean leader in Vietnam in February, and there are some important arguments in favor of choosing the communist country as a venue.
The 41st US president has been heralded for his ardent support of the international ruled-based system. German officials have described him as a key supporter of German unity, which he supported "without reservations."
President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have made a brief Christmas visit to a US military base in Iraq, his first such trip in office. He left without meeting Iraqi officials, making a return stopover in Germany.
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