- Title: High security in Berlin as Obama ends visit
- Date: 18th November 2016
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (NOVEMBER 18, 2016) (REUTERS) POLICE CARS AND BARRIERS IN STREET POLICEMAN STANDING IN FRONT OF VAN POLICE VAN BLOCKING ROAD SIGN "HOTEL ADLON" ON ROOFTOP CARS IN LINE POLICEMAN AT BARRIER ARMOURED POLICE VEHICLE PEOPLE WALKING THROUGH POLICE CHECKPOINT QUADRIGA ON TOP OF BRANDENBURG GATE POLICE VANS PASSING VARIOUS OF FLAG ON TOP OF U.S. EMBASSY CARS STOPPING AT CHECKPOINT OUTSIDE U.S. EMBASSY
- Embargoed: 3rd December 2016 09:01
- Keywords: Obama security visit Berlin
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00158YYTL3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The security level in in the German capital of Berlin remained on the highest level on Friday (November 18) with U. S. President Barack Obama's visit to the German capital coming to an end. Residents and commuters faced checkpoints and disruptions in public transport for a third day.
Security is tight outside Berlin's Hotel Adlon where U.S. President Barack Obama is staying during his meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
On his last day in Berlin Obama is set to meet with Merkel and other European leaders including French president Francois Hollande and British prime minster Theresa May.
On his last overseas trip before successor Donald Trump takes office in January, Obama is seeking to reassure European allies who are concerned about the implications of a Trump presidency.
Trump garnered support on the back of promises to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, ban Muslims temporarily from entering the United States and rip up trade deals that he said had hurt American workers.
Obama opposed those positions and is fighting now to keep his legacy accomplishments on healthcare, climate change, and nuclear diplomacy alive in the face of Trump's promises to dismantle them.
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