'Yes we can' to 'Yes we scan', Obama returns to Berlin

June 14, 2013 3:40 PM

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'Yes we can' to 'Yes we scan', Obama returns to Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) - Cheered like a rockstar when he passed through Berlin five years ago on his way to the White House, Barack Obama faces a cooler reception and tough questions about U.S. spying methods when he returns next week for talks with Angela Merkel and a speech at the Brandenburg Gate.

The visit comes nearly 50 years to the day after President John F. Kennedy landed in a divided Berlin at the depth of the Cold War and, in a powerful message of American solidarity, told encircled westerners in the city: "Ich bin ein Berliner"

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