Posts Tagged ‘Germany

09
Jul
16

The President’s NATO Day

WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 9, 2016: US President Barack Obama and Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani (L-R front) attend a NATO summit. Mykola Lazarenko/Press Office of the President of Ukraine/TASS (Photo by Mykola LazarenkoTASS via Getty Images)

(LtoR) US President Barack Obama, his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pose for press during a NATO Summit session on Afghanistan in Warsaw, Poland on July 9, 2016. The Polish capital hosts a two-day NATO summit, the first time ever that it hosts a top-level meeting of the Western military alliance which it joined in 1999. / AFP / JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama, President Ashraf Ghani, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during a NATO Summit session on Afghanistan in Warsaw, Poland

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US President Barack Obama (R) talks with Britain's Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon (L) during a NATO summit session on Afghanistan at the Polish National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland on July 9, 2016. The Polish capital hosts a two-day NATO summit, the first time ever that it hosts a top-level meeting of the Western military alliance which it joined in 1999. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama talks with Britain’s Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (R) and US President Barack Obama take part in a working session on Afghanistan during the NATO Summit at the Polish National Stadium in Warsaw on July 9, 2016. The Polish capital Warsaw hosts a two-day top-level NATO meeting for the first time since Poland joined the alliance in 1999. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron chat during a working session working session of the North Atlantic Council during the NATO Summit in Warsaw on July 9, 2016. The Polish capital Warsaw hosts a two-day top-level NATO meeting for the first time since Poland joined the alliance in 1999. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 09: In this handout photo provided by the German Government Press Office (BPA), German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama meet for talks during the Warsaw NATO Summit on July 9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. NATO member heads of state, foreign ministers and defense ministers are gathering for a two-day summit that will end later today. (Photo by Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama meet for talks

WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 09: In this handout photo provided by the German Government Press Office (BPA), German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama along with their interpreters and advisers meet for talks during the Warsaw NATO Summit on July 9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. NATO member heads of state, foreign ministers and defense ministers are gathering for a two-day summit that will end later today. (Photo by Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama smiles during a press conference during the NATO Summit at the Polish National Stadium in Warsaw on July 9, 2016. The Polish capital hosts a two-day NATO summit, the first time ever that it hosts a top-level meeting of the Western military alliance which it joined in 1999. / AFP / JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 09: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media at the conclusion of the Warsaw NATO Summit on July 9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. NATO member heads of state, foreign ministers and defense ministers had gathered for a two-day summit that ended today. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama holds a press conference after the NATO Summit at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland

US President Barack Obama attends a press conference during the second day of the NATO Summit at the Polish National Stadium in Warsaw on July 9, 2016. The Polish capital hosts a two-day NATO summit, the first time ever that it hosts a top-level meeting of the Western military alliance which it joined in 1999. / AFP / AFP PHOTO / WOJTEK RADWANSKI (Photo credit should read WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 09: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media in front of the NATO logo at the conclusion of the Warsaw NATO Summit on July 9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. NATO member heads of state, foreign ministers and defense ministers had gathered for a two-day summit that ended today. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 09: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media at the conclusion of the Warsaw NATO Summit on July 9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. NATO member heads of state, foreign ministers and defense ministers had gathered for a two-day summit that ended today. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 09: U.S. President Barack Obama holds a press conference after the NATO Summit at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland on July 09, 2016. (Photo by Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama attends a press conference during the second day of the NATO Summit at the Polish National Stadium in Warsaw on July 9, 2016. The Polish capital hosts a two-day NATO summit, the first time ever that it hosts a top-level meeting of the Western military alliance which it joined in 1999. / AFP / WOJTEK RADWANSKI (Photo credit should read WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama smiles during a press conference during the NATO Summit at the Polish National Stadium in Warsaw on July 9, 2016. The Polish capital hosts a two-day NATO summit, the first time ever that it hosts a top-level meeting of the Western military alliance which it joined in 1999. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 9, 2016: France's President Francois Hollande (L), Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (3rd L), Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (4th L), UK Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd R), US President Barack Obama (4th R), Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (5th R) during a meeting as part of a NATO summit. Mikhail Palinchak/Press Office of the President of Ukraine/TASS (Photo by Mikhail PalinchakTASS via Getty Images)

France’s President Francois Hollande, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel during a meeting as part of a NATO summit

WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 09: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. President Barack Obama prepare to shake hands as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel look on following talks at the Warsaw NATO Summit on July 9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. NATO member heads of state, foreign ministers and defense ministers had gathered for a two-day summit that ended today. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

WARSAW, POLAND - JULY 09: (From L to R) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Franch President Francois Hollande arrive to pose for photographers following talks at the Warsaw NATO Summit on July 9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland. NATO member heads of state, foreign ministers and defense ministers had gathered for a two-day summit that ended today. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

 

19
Apr
16

Saudi Arabia, England, Germany – Here We Come

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President Barack Obama waves while departing the White House on a week-long international trip to visit Saudi Arabia, the U.K. and Germany

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09
Mar
16

The State Dinners

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Ahead of Thursday’s State Dinner at the White House for VC’s fella, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a trip down State Dinner memory lane…..

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November 24, 2009 – India: Manmohan Singh

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama await the arrival of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and his wife, Mrs Gursharan Kaur, for the State Dinner at the White House, Nov. 24, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Ms Gursharan Kaur for a State Dinner

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton chats with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama prior to the state dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and his wife, Mrs Gursharan Kaur (Photo by Pete Souza)

First Lady Michelle Obama claps during the entertainment portion of the State Dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India, left, and his wife, Mrs. Gursharan Kaur, held in a tent on the South Lawn of the White House (Photo by Pete Souza)

The President and First Lady wait for Indian Prime Minister Singh’s motorcade to depart the White House at the conclusion of the first official state dinner for the Obama administration (Photo by Pete Souza)

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May 19, 2010 – Mexico: Felipe Calderon

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16
Nov
15

The President And First Lady’s Day

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President Barack Obama speaks to the media during his closing press conference on day two of the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit

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(L-R) Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius talk during a round table meeting on day two of the G20 Turkey Leaders Summit on November 16, 2015 in Antalya, Turkey

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First lady Michelle Obama greets Gloria Estefan in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, during a Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First Lady Michelle Obama greets Gloria Estefan in the Diplomatic Room of the White House during a Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs

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First lady Michelle Obama speaks about last Friday's attacks in Paris during the Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about last Friday’s attacks in Paris

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First lady Michelle Obama speaks during the Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. Behind the first lady at left is composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and right is director Diane Paulus. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama dances with actor Josh Segarra (L) and choreographer Sergio Trujillo (R) during a student workshop honoring the history of Broadway at the White House in Washington November 16, 2015. In the background in white is actress Ana Villafane. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

First Lady Michelle Obama dances to Gloria Estefan’s “Conga” with actor Josh Segarra and choreographer Sergio Trujillo

First lady Michelle Obama dances to Gloria Estefan's "Conga" in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, during a Broadway at the White House event for high school students involved in performing arts programs. She is joined by Sergio Trujillo, Colombian dancer and choreographer, right, and Josh Segarra, left. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

 

15
Nov
15

President Obama In Turkey

U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by children as he arrives via Air Force One at Antalya International Airport in Antalya, Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. President Obama is on a nine-day trip to Turkey, the Philippines and Malaysia for global security and economic summits. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama is greeted by children as he arrives via Air Force One at Antalya International Airport in Antalya, Turkey

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U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan speak to reporters following their meeting at the Regnum Carya Resort in Antalya, Turkey, November 15, 2015. Erdogan and Turkey are hosting world leaders for the G20 summit Sunday and Monday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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U.S. President Barack Obama deflects a reporter's question as he departs with National Security Advisor Susan Rice after meeting with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the Regnum Carya Resort in Antalya, Turkey, November 15, 2015. Erdogan and Turkey are hosting world leaders for the G20 summit Sunday and Monday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama departs with National Security Advisor Susan Rice after meeting with Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan at the Regnum Carya Resort in Antalya, Turkey

U.S. President Barack Obama defects a reporter's question as he departs after meeting with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan at the Regnum Carya Resort in Antalya, Turkey, November 15, 2015. Erdogan and Turkey are hosting world leaders for the G20 summit Sunday and Monday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan (L) British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) U.S. President Barack Obama attend a working session at the Group of 20 (G20) summit in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, Turkey, November 15, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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U.S. President Barack Obama (R, back to camera) greets Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) as they gather for a family photo with fellow world leaders at the start of the G20 summit at the Regnum Carya Resort in Antalya, Turkey, November 15, 2015. Also pictured is Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (R, back to camera) greets Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) with a kiss on the cheek as they gather for a family photo with fellow world leaders at the start of the G20 summit at the Regnum Carya Resort in Antalya, Turkey, November 15, 2015. Also pictured is Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama greets Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel as they gather for a family photo with fellow world leaders

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President Barack Obama, center, participates in a group photo with other leaders during the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Obama is attending the G20 Summit while on a nine-day foreign trip that also includes stops in the Philippines and Malaysia for other global security and economic summits. Joining Obama in the front row are, from left, China’s President Xi Jinping, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on Syria during a break of the G20 summit working session

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President Barack Obama chats with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles as he walks to a session of the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. The 2015 G-20 Leaders Summit is held near the Turkish Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya on Nov. 15-16, 2015. (Anadolu Agency via AP, Pool)

07
Oct
15

The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with German President Joachim Gauck during a meeting in the Oval Office. The two leaders participated in a bilateral meeting that marked the 25th anniversary of German reunification

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U.S. President Barack Obama is introduced by Terrance Wise, a second-generation fast food worker, at the White House Summit on Worker Voice in Washington October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

President Barack Obama is introduced by Terrance Wise, an organizer and fast food worker, at the White House Summit on Worker Voice

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President Barack Obama speaks during White House Summit on Worker Voice, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The summit is an effort to give unions, organizers and some businesses a platform to discuss wages and other issues. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama speaks during White House Summit on Worker Voice in the East Room of the White House. The summit is an effort to give unions, organizers and some businesses a platform to discuss wages and other issues

U.S. President Barack Obama embraces Terrance Wise, a second-generation fast food worker, who introduced Obama to speak at the White House Summit on Worker Voice in Washington October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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President Barack Obama during a event co-hosted by coworker.org during the White House Summit on Worker Voice in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. On stage with Obama is Michelle Miller, co-founder of coworker.org. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama speaks during a event co-hosted by coworker.org during the White House Summit on Worker Voice. On stage with the president is Michelle Miller, co-founder of coworker.org

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The full conference with President Obama and Vice President Biden’s remarks

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President Barack Obama takes off his jacket as he arrives to participate in a conversation co-hosted by coworker.org during the White House Summit on Worker Voice in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, with workers, employers, unions, organizers and other advocates and experts on how to energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential power of their voice at work. On stage is Michelle Miller, co-founder of coworker.org. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Michelle Miller, co-founder of coworker.org, left, speaks during a conversation co-hosted by Coworker.org during the White House Summit on Worker Voice, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Workers, employers, unions, organizers and other advocates were meeting on how to energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential power of their voice at work. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama, second from left, and Michelle Miller, co-founder of coworker.org, left, listen as International President of the Service Employees International Union Mary Kay Henry, right, speaks during a conversation co-hosted by Coworker.org at the White House Summit on Worker Voice, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Workers, employers, unions, organizers and other advocates were meeting on how to energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential power of their voice at work. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama, right, listens as Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, left, speaks the White House Summit on Worker Voice in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Participants included workers, employers, unions, organizers and other advocates and experts on how to energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential power of their voice at work. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama attends a conversation co-hosted by Coworker.org during the White House Summit on Worker Voice, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Workers, employers, unions, organizers and other advocates were meeting on how to energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential power of their voice at work. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama shakes a present that her received following a conversation co-hosted by coworker.org at the White House Summit on Worker Voice in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Participants included workers, employers, unions, organizers and other advocates and experts on how to energize a new generation of Americans to come together and recognize the potential power of their voice at work. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Barack Obama shakes a present that he received following a conversation co-hosted by coworker.org

President Barack Obama stops to pose for a photograph with Terrence Wise, right, and Wise's mom Joann Wise, center, during the White House Summit on Worker Voice, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The summit is an effort to give unions, organizers and some businesses a platform to discuss wages and other issues. Terrence Wise is a second-generation fast food worker from Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

12
Jul
15

#ThisIsACoup – Updates on Greece

As most of you know, I was hoping for a “Yes” vote in the Greek referendum, especially as the proposal which the Tsipras government put forth this week encompassed most of the demands which Greece’s creditors had been making.

The Syriza proposals were approved by the creditors, and sent to the Eurozone finance ministers. And then Germany got in the act.

In an act of suicidal hubris, Germany is demanding nothing short of humiliation for Greece. Even though I had hoped for a Yes vote, this petty revenge is unbelievable from a country which plunged Europe into two World Wars. It is Germany’s gambit to establish the EU as merely a Greater German Co-Prosperity Sphere.

Here is where we stand at the moment.

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Newspaper headlines.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Translation: Trust has been lost; Doubts of Greece’s willingness to reform.

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Le Figaro

Translation: Greece has driven a wedge between France and Germany

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Liberation

Translation: What game is Germany playing?

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Wall Street Journal

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08
Jun
15

The President’s Day

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Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama chat during the Outreach group photo on the second day of the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

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President Barack Obama greets other guests as he arrives to attend a working session

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President Barack Obama greets Senegal’s President Macky Sall as he arrives to attend a working session at the summit of G7 nations

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This must have been one fascinating conversation indeed. Dude with the phone? Yes, we feel the same way too. 😜

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President Barack Obama salutes as he descends off Air Force One as he arrives Monday, June 8, 2015, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as he returns from the G-7 Summit in Germany. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Barack Obama waves as he steps off Air Force One as he arrives Monday, June 8, 2015, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as he returns from the G-7 Summit in Germany. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

07
Jun
15

Germany: The President’s Day

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President Barack Obama arrives at the summit of G7 nations on June 7, 2015 in Kruen, Germany. In the course of the two-day summit G7 leaders are scheduled to discuss global economic and security issues, as well as pressing global health-related issues, including antibiotics-resistant bacteria and Ebola

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President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak at the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

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President Barack Obama is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer at the summit of G7 nations

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President Barack Obama enjoys a non-alcoholic weissbier

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Justin Huggler: Why is Barack Obama drinking beer at 11am?

Angela Merkel welcomed Barack Obama to the G7 summit with a traditional Bavarian breakfast on Sunday – complete with a half-litre of beer.But before he could get down to business, Mrs Merkel treated him to a full Bavarian breakfast of white sausages, pretzels and foaming lager. Eleven in the morning might be considered a little early for a beer in some parts of the world, but in Bavaria breakfast is not complete without a weissbier, as the local wheat beer is called.

It’s not quite as hard-drinking as it sounds: Bavarians don’t down a quick pint before heading to the office every morning. It originates in Frühschoppen – a local tradition of meeting for a drink late in the morning on Sundays and holidays. According to Bavarian custom, the sausages cannot be eaten after 12 noon, because no preservatives are used and they are made fresh every day. Therefore those who wish to wash their sausages down with a beer must get supping before that time. The local saying is that the sausages must not be allowed to hear the church bells chime noon.

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen Harper speak with President Barack Obama at an evening concert

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resident Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sit down for a working dinner at the summit of G7 nations

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(Clockwise from L) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, U.S. President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk sit down for a working dinner

04
Sep
14

Croeso i Gymru, President Obama

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President Barack Obama meets children at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport, Wales. President Barack Obama visited the school with Prime Minister David Cameron, before attending a two-day NATO summit at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport

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Wales Online: Nato Summit 2014: Barack Obama And David Cameron Visit Newport’s Mount Pleasant Primary School

Hundreds of wellwishers greeted American President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron as they arrived at a primary school in Newport this morning. Mr Obama’s car was adorned with an American and Welsh flag, and he greeted the smiling youngsters of Mount Pleasant Primary School in Welsh saying “bore da” – “good morning” – and then listened to a welcome message, thanking him for being the first serving US president to visit Wales. When a smiling Mr Obama walked into a Year 6 class speaking Welsh, the pupils’ nervous chatter turned to delighted smiles.

Some onlookers had brought ladders while others stood on walls or even on the back of bikes to try to get the best view. Local resident Sally Pyrah-Barnes, 47, said the day felt like a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience. “It’s good Barack Obama took time out from the summit to acknowledge the local city and the local kids,” she said. Among the crowds gathered outside was college student Jay Singh, 16. He said: “It’s pretty surreal, Barack Obama being in Rogerstone. It’s great that he’s come here and shows Newport has plenty to offer and it’s not just about Cardiff. Mrs Green added: “We both like Obama. He seems to have his finger on the pulse.”

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A crowd cheers President Barack Obama’s arrival during a visit at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport, Wales

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President Barack Obama speaks with Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron during the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor resort, near Newport, in Wales

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President Barack Obama, is seated at a table with, from left to right: France’s President Francois Hollande; Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko; British Prime Minister David Cameron; German Chancellor Angela Merkel; and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi as they meet about Ukraine

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Secretary of State John Kerry passes a document to President Barack Obama as British Prime Minister David Cameron, speaks at a meeting of NATO leaders regarding Afghanistan

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President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron bow their heads for a moment of silence for service members killed in Afghanistan

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks with President Barack Obama as they arrive for a group photo

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President Barack Obama stands with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and British Prime Minister David Cameron as he arrives for a NATO summit

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