Cornelius Zimmermann is a German diplomat whose time as Consul-General in Mazar‑e‑Sharif has left him outstandingly well acquainted with the situation on the ground.
German Diplomat Appointed
"Shaping an interconnected world": That is the motto of Germany’s G20 Presidency from December 1, 2016, to November 30, 2017. The highlight of the Presidency will be the leaders’ summit on July 7 and 8, 2017, in Hamburg.
Germany's G20 Presidency
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Observing a long-standing tradition, Chancellor Merkel last week received the official Christmas tree for the Federal Chancellery in a festive ceremony.The tree, a nordmann fir, stands nearly 46-feet tall.
Official Christmas Trees
Ringing in the holiday season, cities across the United States are celebrating with their own versions of the traditional German Christmas market, each with its own unique flair.
Christmas Markets - 2016 Season
German professional driver Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Formula One championship this week, just five points ahead of his competitor Lewis Hamilton.
"It's wonderful to enjoy such support," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said of the nomination. "However, I am fully aware that this trust comes withresponsibility."
The word Postfaktisch has been selected as the German Word of the Year by the Society for the German Language. This is a new word that was immensely popular in both English and German throughout 2016, especially during the time frame of Brexit and the US presidential election.
Word of the Week