World from Berlin Obama Visit Highlights 'Genuine Trans-Atlantic Dissonance'

US President Barack Obama managed to achieve his primary goal during his one-day visit to Berlin on Wednesday: charming his hosts. But German commentators argue he was unable to bridge a growing gap between the two countries.
The Obamas left Berlin at just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening after a 24-hour visit.

The Obamas left Berlin at just after 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening after a 24-hour visit.

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-- Charles Hawley and Mary Beth Warner