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Obama arrives in Berlin on final leg of European farewell tour

AFP , Wednesday 16 Nov 2016
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US President Barack Obama arrived in Berlin Wednesday for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a European tour aimed at reassuring key allies about transatlantic ties under his successor Donald Trump.

Obama, who touched down in the German capital from Athens, has described Merkel as "probably... my closest international partner these last eight years".

During his stay until Friday in Berlin, he will also meet the leaders of Britain, France, Spain and Italy, as Europe desperately seeks clues to future US policy in a Trump world.

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