The Wall Street Journal & Breaking News, Business, Financial and Economic News, World News and Video
Search

Stocks Fall Ahead of Jobs Report

Global stock markets fell ahead of a U.S. labor market report that investors will examine for clues about the timing of the first U.S. interest rate rise in almost a decade.

Migrant Crisis Divides Europe

Germany and France press the rest of Europe to end squabbling over its exploding numbers of refugees. 137

Image of Syrian Boy Echoes Around World

The 3-year-old was a Syrian Kurd whose relatives’ efforts to emigrate to Canada had been rebuffed, according to media and Kurdish activists. 630

Chinese Navy Ships Passed Through U.S. Territorial Waters

The Pentagon said that five Chinese navy ships operating off Alaska entered U.S. territorial waters, but they complied with international law.

The American Veterans Who Fight ISIS

A former Army Ranger and a decorated Marine are among U.S. veterans volunteering to join Kurdish fighters against Islamic State in Syria.

Inside Israel’s Bid to Derail Iran Pact

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has undertaken a high-stakes campaign to persuade Congress to scuttle the Iran nuclear agreement, leaving the White House infuriated and many Democrats resentful. 164

G-20 Seeks Reassurances that China Plans to Calm Markets

Global finance leaders meeting in Turkey this week are seeking details from Chinese officials on how Beijing plans to calm turbulent markets and prevent a collapse in the world’s second-largest economy.

Analysis

Daimler, Renault Reboot Tiny Car

Daimler is taking another crack at the U.S. market for ultra-compacts with a retooled version of its ForTwo Smart car built through a collaboration that could become a benchmark for other auto makers.

BASF, Gazprom Renew Abandoned Asset-Swap Plan

Germany’s BASF and Russia’s Gazprom will complete an asset-swap deal signed in December 2013 but called off late last year amid mounting political tensions between Russia and the West.

Volkswagen CFO Nominated as Board Chairman

The largest shareholder of Europe’s biggest auto maker nominated the company’s finance chief to become the next chairman of the VW supervisory board.

China’s Smartphone Sector Set for Shakeout

Huawei’s sales of smartphones and other consumer products are holding up in China despite slowing economic growth, with global revenue from the Chinese telecom-equipment maker’s retail business set to grow 30% next year to more than $20 billion.

E-Book Sales Weaken Amid Higher Prices

E-book revenue is falling, and some people in the publishing industry say it is partly because of the higher prices that have resulted from new contracts negotiated with Amazon. 63

ECB Willing to Expand Stimulus Amid Growth Worry

ECB President Mario Draghi indicated that the bank stands ready to expand its stimulus programs and projected slower-than-expected economic growth in the eurozone, as well as lower inflation rates.

Private-Equity Firms Plunge Back Into the Oil Patch

Private-equity firms are doubling down on energy, despite heavy damage from their last adventure in the sector.

UBS Building Virtual Coin For Mainstream Banking

Swiss bank UBS is working on a prototype virtual currency that it hopes will be used by banks and financial institutions as a basis to settle mainstream financial markets transactions.

Traders Ride the ETF Roller Coaster

Mom-and-pop investors who trade in exchange-traded funds and notes linked to commodities have experienced some of the roughest volatility over the past several weeks.

U.S. Will Help Military, Diplomatic Families Leave Turkey

The U.S. has offered to help relatives of American military and diplomatic personnel stationed at Incirlik Air Base and a nearby consulate to leave Turkey, a cautionary move following the start of military operations directed against Islamic State.

Saudi King’s Visit a Chance to Invigorate U.S. Alliance

King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrives Friday for his first White House visit at a pivotal time, when the two allies are trying to maintain their lukewarm agreement on the Iran nuclear deal while striving for new commitments.

Middle East Crossroads

Yemen’s Unity Frays in Leaderless Aden

The battles of recent months have reopened historic divisions between Yemen’s north and south, writes Yaroslav Trofimov.

Kentucky Clerk Jailed Over Gay Marriage Licenses

A federal judge declared a Kentucky county clerk who opposes same-sex marriage on religious grounds in contempt of court for defying his order to issue marriage licenses, and sent the clerk to jail until she complies. 2458

Fashion

How Fashion Experts Shop the High Street

Despite the crowds, the lines and the overpacked rails, there are real gems to be found in mainstream stores—you just need to know how to find them.

Theater

Michael Grandage: A Director’s DNA

With ‘Photograph 51’ at London’s Noël Coward Theatre, the acclaimed director coaxes Nicole Kidman back onstage for an exploration of the passion and poetry of science.

Going Native in NYC: 8 Things to Do as an Expat in the Big Apple

You’re relocating to the Center of the Universe, a.k.a. the Capital of the World, a.k.a. the City That Never Sleeps. So what do you do to embrace New York?

Adventure & Travel

Not Far From Prague, a Czech Village Worth Rhapsodizing About

The frozen-in-time town of Český Krumlov has scenery and history—and beer—that keeps travelers coming back.

Video

Father of Drowned Syrian Boy Describes His Sorrow

1:52

Migrant Crisis: The Schengen Agreement Explained

1:55

Tesla's New Model X SUV Finally Set for Delivery

2:25

Mind and Matter

The Power of Brains to Keep Growing

Not long ago, scientists thought that after infancy, our brains never added any neurons. Patricia Churchland on how brains keep growing

Film Review

‘La Jaula de Oro (The Golden Dream)’ Review: Dark Immigrant Odyssey

In Diego Quemada-Diez’s celebrated directorial debut, a trio of teenagers flee from Guatemala and make their way through a treacherous Mexico, where police and gangsters prey on vulnerable travelers.

WSJ Blogs

Real-time commentary and analysis from The Wall Street Journal
Die Seite Drei
Schnelle Analysen und Beobachtungen zum Zeitgeschehen

Berlin im Obama-Fieber

Die Zettel sind schon an die Bäume gepinnt oder liegen im Briefkasten. Die Bewohner entlang der Route von US-Präsident Barack Obama dürfen ihre Balkone nicht betreten. Auch die Müllcontainer müssen von den Straßen weggeschoben werden. Am Brandenburger Tor kreisen die Hubschrauber, in der Spree sind Taucher unterwegs und der Schiffsverkehr ist gesperrt. Berlin bereitet sich auf den hohen Besuch vor, der nicht einmal 24 Stunden dauert.

Reuters
Das Brandenburger Tor ist weiträumig abgesperrt. Dort hält Barack Obama am Mittwoch eine Rede.

Tausende Polizisten sind im Einsatz, um den Berlin-Aufenthalt des US-Präsidenten und seiner Ehefrau Michelle zu sichern. Überall in der Stadt sind – leicht erkennbar an Sonnenbrillen, Knopf im Ohr und schwarzem Anzug – schon seit Tagen Secret-Service-Beamte unterwegs. Es gilt Sicherheitsstufe eins plus, die ansonsten nur für den Papst, die Queen sowie den israelischen und russischen Präsidenten angewandt wird. Gullideckel wurden zugeschweißt, Scharfschützen haben sich auf den Dächern postiert und das Brandenburger Tor ist weiträumig abgesperrt.

Hier wird dann auch der Höhepunkt des Besuches stattfinden. Rund 4.500 Gäste sind geladen, um am Mittwochnachmittag der Rede des Präsidenten zuzuhören. Bei seinem letzten Berlin-Besuch 2008 jubelten dem Präsidentschaftskandidaten und Hoffnungsträger mehr als 200.000 Menschen zu. Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel hatte Obama damals einen Auftritt vor dem Brandenburger Tor verweigert. Eine Entscheidung, die ihr bis heute viel Kritik einbringt und von einigen Beobachtern für die Anfangsschwierigkeiten im Verhältnis der beiden verantwortlich gemacht wird.

Nach seiner Ankunft am Dienstagabend fährt Obama in das Hotel Ritz-Carlton am Potsdamer Platz. Am nächsten Morgen wird der US-Präsident offiziell mit militärischen Ehren durch Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck begrüßt und dann im Kanzleramt mit Merkel zu einem Vier-Augen-Gespräch zusammentreffen. Am Abend gibt die Bundeskanzlerin ein festliches Essen in der Orangerie im Berliner Schloss Charlottenburg. “Es wird eine ausgesprochen gut gemischte Gästeliste geben”, versicherte Regierungssprecher Steffen Seibert. Die Namen der Gäste werden jedoch wie ein Staatsgeheimnis gehütet. Nur so viel ist bekannt: Kulinarisch wird die Festgesellschaft vom Berliner Sternekoch Tim Raue versorgt.

Zwischen den eng getakteten Terminen soll auch noch Zeit für ein Kennenlerngespräch mit SPD-Kanzlerkandidat Peer Steinbrück und eventuell ein Treffen mit Obamas älterer Halbschwester Auma sein. Über Einzelheiten des Programms hält sich das Weiße Haus bedeckt. Auch ein Besuchsprogramm für Ehefrau Michelle steht angeblich noch nicht. “Sofern es ein Partnerprogramm gibt, wird Professor Sauer daran teilnehmen”, versichert der Regierungssprecher.

Freude kommt übrigens bei allen Flugzeugfans auf. Über die sozialen Netzwerke organisieren sich schon die Planespotter, um ja nicht die Landung der Air Force One in Berlin Tegel zu verpassen.

 

Kommentar abgeben

Wir begrüßen gut durchdachte Kommentare von Lesern. Bitte beachten Sie unsere Richtlinien.

Die Seite Drei – Über uns

  • Schnell und kurz bringt „Die Seite Drei“ Einschätzungen, Hintergründe und Ergänzungen zu den Berichten des Wall Street Journal Deutschland. Hier bloggt die ganze Redaktion.

    Hinweise zu Themen, Anregungen und Ihre Fragen nehmen wir unter redaktion@wallstreetjournal.de entgegen.

The Wall Street Journal & Breaking News, Business, Financial and Economic News, World News and Video
Search

Stocks Fall Ahead of Jobs Report

Global stock markets fell ahead of a U.S. labor market report that investors will examine for clues about the timing of the first U.S. interest rate rise in almost a decade.

Migrant Crisis Divides Europe

Germany and France press the rest of Europe to end squabbling over its exploding numbers of refugees. 137

Image of Syrian Boy Echoes Around World

The 3-year-old was a Syrian Kurd whose relatives’ efforts to emigrate to Canada had been rebuffed, according to media and Kurdish activists. 630

Chinese Navy Ships Passed Through U.S. Territorial Waters

The Pentagon said that five Chinese navy ships operating off Alaska entered U.S. territorial waters, but they complied with international law.

The American Veterans Who Fight ISIS

A former Army Ranger and a decorated Marine are among U.S. veterans volunteering to join Kurdish fighters against Islamic State in Syria.

Inside Israel’s Bid to Derail Iran Pact

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has undertaken a high-stakes campaign to persuade Congress to scuttle the Iran nuclear agreement, leaving the White House infuriated and many Democrats resentful. 164

G-20 Seeks Reassurances that China Plans to Calm Markets

Global finance leaders meeting in Turkey this week are seeking details from Chinese officials on how Beijing plans to calm turbulent markets and prevent a collapse in the world’s second-largest economy.

Analysis

Daimler, Renault Reboot Tiny Car

Daimler is taking another crack at the U.S. market for ultra-compacts with a retooled version of its ForTwo Smart car built through a collaboration that could become a benchmark for other auto makers.

BASF, Gazprom Renew Abandoned Asset-Swap Plan

Germany’s BASF and Russia’s Gazprom will complete an asset-swap deal signed in December 2013 but called off late last year amid mounting political tensions between Russia and the West.

Volkswagen CFO Nominated as Board Chairman

The largest shareholder of Europe’s biggest auto maker nominated the company’s finance chief to become the next chairman of the VW supervisory board.

China’s Smartphone Sector Set for Shakeout

Huawei’s sales of smartphones and other consumer products are holding up in China despite slowing economic growth, with global revenue from the Chinese telecom-equipment maker’s retail business set to grow 30% next year to more than $20 billion.

E-Book Sales Weaken Amid Higher Prices

E-book revenue is falling, and some people in the publishing industry say it is partly because of the higher prices that have resulted from new contracts negotiated with Amazon. 63

ECB Willing to Expand Stimulus Amid Growth Worry

ECB President Mario Draghi indicated that the bank stands ready to expand its stimulus programs and projected slower-than-expected economic growth in the eurozone, as well as lower inflation rates.

Private-Equity Firms Plunge Back Into the Oil Patch

Private-equity firms are doubling down on energy, despite heavy damage from their last adventure in the sector.

UBS Building Virtual Coin For Mainstream Banking

Swiss bank UBS is working on a prototype virtual currency that it hopes will be used by banks and financial institutions as a basis to settle mainstream financial markets transactions.

Traders Ride the ETF Roller Coaster

Mom-and-pop investors who trade in exchange-traded funds and notes linked to commodities have experienced some of the roughest volatility over the past several weeks.

U.S. Will Help Military, Diplomatic Families Leave Turkey

The U.S. has offered to help relatives of American military and diplomatic personnel stationed at Incirlik Air Base and a nearby consulate to leave Turkey, a cautionary move following the start of military operations directed against Islamic State.

Saudi King’s Visit a Chance to Invigorate U.S. Alliance

King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrives Friday for his first White House visit at a pivotal time, when the two allies are trying to maintain their lukewarm agreement on the Iran nuclear deal while striving for new commitments.

Middle East Crossroads

Yemen’s Unity Frays in Leaderless Aden

The battles of recent months have reopened historic divisions between Yemen’s north and south, writes Yaroslav Trofimov.

Kentucky Clerk Jailed Over Gay Marriage Licenses

A federal judge declared a Kentucky county clerk who opposes same-sex marriage on religious grounds in contempt of court for defying his order to issue marriage licenses, and sent the clerk to jail until she complies. 2458

Fashion

How Fashion Experts Shop the High Street

Despite the crowds, the lines and the overpacked rails, there are real gems to be found in mainstream stores—you just need to know how to find them.

Theater

Michael Grandage: A Director’s DNA

With ‘Photograph 51’ at London’s Noël Coward Theatre, the acclaimed director coaxes Nicole Kidman back onstage for an exploration of the passion and poetry of science.

Going Native in NYC: 8 Things to Do as an Expat in the Big Apple

You’re relocating to the Center of the Universe, a.k.a. the Capital of the World, a.k.a. the City That Never Sleeps. So what do you do to embrace New York?

Adventure & Travel

Not Far From Prague, a Czech Village Worth Rhapsodizing About

The frozen-in-time town of Český Krumlov has scenery and history—and beer—that keeps travelers coming back.

Video

Father of Drowned Syrian Boy Describes His Sorrow

1:52

Migrant Crisis: The Schengen Agreement Explained

1:55

Tesla's New Model X SUV Finally Set for Delivery

2:25