1. Equipment delivery Bundeswehr Sends More Equipment to Kurdish Forces
  2. Expedition 40 Crew NASA Welcomes Expeditions 40 & 41 Crew Home
  3. Bob and Skeleton World Championships 2015 Bobsleigh & Skelton Athletes Slide into Winterberg for Worlds
Equipment delivery

Bundeswehr Sends More Equipment to Kurdish Forces

The German Bundeswehr is currently preparing another delivery of military equipment and supplies in the non-lethal category to assist Kurdish forces in northern Iraq in the fight against ISIS.

Expedition 40 Crew

NASA Welcomes Expeditions 40 & 41 Crew Home

NASA and its International Partners welcomed the Expeditions 40 and 41 Crew members, including Alexander Gerst, home from their time on the International Space Station with an awards ceremony this week in Houston.

Bob and Skeleton World Championships 2015

Bobsleigh & Skelton Athletes Slide into Winterberg for Worlds

The city of Winterberg, translated as "Winter Mountain” in English, is aptly named, given that it is currently playing host to the 2015 Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships. The winter sporting event takes place every two years, and this is the second time the city in North Rhine-Westphalia has hosted.

Guelph Treasure collection

Statement from Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation

In the present case, the Foundation has handled the claim to the Guelph Treasure in accordance with the Washington Principles, the Common Declaration, and the Guidelines, and concluded that the property at issue was not confiscated by the Nazis.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Paris

Declaration on the Ministerial Meeting on Ukraine in Paris

"We, the four Ministers call for the strict implementation of all provisions of the Minsk agreements starting from a comprehensive ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons."

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Young People From G7 States Invited to Youth Summit in Berlin

Ahead of the G7 Summit in Elmau in June, young people from the G7 states—Germany, France, the UK, Canada, Italy, Japan and the USA—will meet in Berlin in May, together with experts from business, government and civil society, to discuss the same central topics that the leaders will discuss.

Daxkurve an der Börse in Frankfurt am Main

Business Mood Brightens as Final 2014 Data Released

The German Federal Statistical Office released a more detailed report of German economic growth in 2014, which shows increases in exports and imports as well as a budget surplus. The ifo Business Climate Index continues to increase.

Greece in Eurozone

Four-Month Extension for Greece Tied to Quality of Reforms

The German Bundestag would have to approve an extension of the assistance program for Greece this week. Without an extension, the program expires at midnight on Saturday.

Michael Cramer, Member of the European Parliament and chairman of its transportation committee, is "the godfather" of the Iron Curtain Trail

10,000 km Along the Iron Curtain

Today, twenty-five years after a peaceful revolution removed the artificial boundary and led to the unification of Europe, a movement is underway along the former Iron Curtain—in the form of chromium steel, titanium, and spandex.


Doughnuts: An Old German Creation

Since the early 20th century, doughnuts have been a popular treat in the United States. More than 10 billion doughnuts are consumed annually in the US, due in part to the large-scale expansion of corporations like Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts. Although the diversity of colorful and frosted doughnuts might seem like an American delicacy, the origin of these sugar-laden treats lies at least partially in Germany.

Robot Justin

Humanoid Robots Take Strides in Germany

The Robotics and Mechatronics Center at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has made strides in recent years in developing humanoid robots. The ultimate goal is to produce robots that are sensitive enough to work in a human environment.


Word of the Week: Studentenfutter

If you're craving a healthy snack, what do you go for? Studentenfutter, perhaps? The German word Studentenfutter means "students' feed", but describes what we typically refer to as trail mix. And it has an interesting story dating back to the 1600s.


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