Angela Merkel

President Barack Obama waves at the end of his speech in front of Berlin's landmark the Brandenburg Gate near the U.S. embassy on June 19, 2013. (credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: I Intend To Move US ‘Beyond A Cold War Nuclear Posture’ With Russia

Nearly 50 years after John F. Kennedy’s speech at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate, President Barack Obama called for a reduction of nuclear stockpiles between the United States and Russia.


The White House says President Barack Obama has assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the U.S. isn't listening in on her phone calls. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Merkel To Question Obama On NSA Privacy Scandal

Germany’s chancellor will raise the issue of NSA’s eavesdropping on European communications when she meets President Barack Obama here next week — the latest sign of the international backlash over leaks about America’s sweeping electronic surveillance programs.