1. Rally against anti-Semitism Rally Against Anti-Semitism: “Jewish Life Belongs in Germany”
  2. Steinmeier in Paris Steinmeier on Murder of British Hostage by ISIS and Conference on Support for Iraq
  3. Ready for Oktoberfest Oktoberfest 2014: What You Need to Know
Rally against anti-Semitism

Rally Against Anti-Semitism: “Jewish Life Belongs in Germany”

Some 8,000 people gathered in the heart of Berlin on September 15 in a public demonstration of solidarity with Germany’s Jewish population and against anti-Semitism. "With this rally we want to send out the clear message that Jewish life belongs in our country," Chancellor Merkel said of the rally, which was organized by the Central Council of Jews in Germany.

Steinmeier in Paris

Steinmeier on Murder of British Hostage by ISIS and Conference on Support for Iraq

"France’s initiative to hold a meeting in Paris comes at the right time," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said ahead of the conference. "We now need to swiftly formulate a political strategy which enjoys broad support and is firmly anchored in the region in order to counter the threat posed by ISIS."

Ready for Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest 2014: What You Need to Know

It's back: the highly-anticipated Oktoberfest opens on Saturday, September 20. More than 6 million people will once again race to the world’s largest fair to celebrate Bavarian beer and culture.  So throw on your Lederhosen and get ready for the Wiesn! Prost!

Merkel in the Bundestag

Further EU Sanctions Against Russia

Chancellor Merkel, speaking to the Bundestag on Thursday, called for the sanctions to be implemented immediately, saying that despite progress on the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, it was unclear how far Russia had gone in fulfilling the agreed upon plan for a peaceful solution.

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New Battery Facility Provides Green Energy Solution in Germany

As of September 16, the electric grid that runs through the state of Mecklenburg- Vorpommern is operating entirely on green energy, thanks to a mega battery developed by the company WEMAG AG.

Photokina

Photokina Draws Thousands to Cologne

Photokina, the biennial photography trade fair, will open its doors this week in Cologne. Photokina is one of the most important photography events of the year. In 2012, it attracted 184,000 guests from 166 countries.

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British, German and French Embassies Call For Climate Action in DC

On September 9,  German, British and French diplomatic missions around the globe joined forces to host the first trilateral “Climate Diplomacy Day” to highlight the importance of their diplomatic partnership and emphasize the need for ongoing climate action.

Festo Didactic

New Festo Training Facility: Important Step for Skills Training in US

The German Company Festo AG recently announced a partnership with the Central Piedmont Community College of Charlotte, North Carolina. Festo AG will soon be opening a state-of-the-art training facility on CPCC's campus, making job-training more accessible than ever.

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Germany Continues To Be Market Leader in Luxury and Electric Cars

With brands like BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and Mercedes, it isn't hard to believe that Germany is on the top end of the car-production spectrum. The automobile industry was responsible for 361 billion euros in turnover in 2013, which accounts for a staggering 20 percent of German industrial power.

Célia Šašić

German Women Clinch World Cup Spot

Over the weekend, Germany's record-breaking women took home their ninth straight qualifying win and clinched their spot in the tournament. The team scored 60 goals and allowed only four in all nine games.

Wessis welcome Ossis

Day of German Unity Caption Contest

Are you a wacky wordsmith? A polished polyglot? A language lover?  Then you are the perfect candidate to enter our latest contest! The Day of German Unity Contest is a caption contest. Each week on Monday, we will post a photo of the Berlin Wall and it is your job to write a caption for it.

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Word of the Week: Geisterbahnhof

The word Geisterbahnhof means "ghost train station" - and as its translation implies, it signifies an empty or out-of-service station that gives off a ghostly vibe. This word originated during the Cold War, when so-called "ghost stations" arose in Berlin's public transportation system.

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