1. Earthquake Kills More Than 3,000 - Nepal Swift Response in Nepal
  2. Ronald S. Lauder and Federal President Gauck 70 Years After Liberation: Commemoration at Bergen-Belsen
  3. Wolfgang Niersbach und Michael Mueller UEFA Champions League Finals in Berlin
Earthquake Kills More Than 3,000 - Nepal

Swift Response in Nepal

Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the Federal Foreign Office has set aside 2.5 million euros in emergency aid to the victims. Chancellor Merkel offered her deepest condolences to Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala immediately following the disaster.

Ronald S. Lauder and Federal President Gauck

70 Years After Liberation: Commemoration at Bergen-Belsen

On Sunday, Federal President Joachim Gauck was joined by Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, at a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Also taking part in the commemoration were some 100 survivors of the camp, a number of British military veterans who liberated the camp in 1945, and people born in the displaced persons camp set up on the site after liberation.

Wolfgang Niersbach und Michael Mueller

UEFA Champions League Finals in Berlin

The eyes of the soccerverse are once again on Germany as the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women's Champions League trophies have been delivered to Berlin. FC Bayern is in the semifinals and the women’s team FFC Frankfurt has already reached the finale.

Exhibition opening

Exhibition: 1945 – Defeat. Liberation. New Beginning.

Seventy years after the liberation of Germany and the end of the Second World War, the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) is presenting an exhibition on the immediate post-war period in 12 European countries.

economy

Government Raises Growth Forecast

Federal Economic Minister Sigmar Gabriel announced revised expectations for growth in the German economy on April 22. Experts anticipate up to 1.8 percent growth for Germany in 2015 and 2016.

Interest in German is growing

Study: Interest in German Language Growing

According to a new study, interest in German is growing, particularly in China, India and Brazil. In total, 15.4 million people worldwide are currently learning German.

Meeting at Pentagon

Defense Minister von der Leyen Meets with Defense Secretary Carter

In their meeting at the Pentagon, they talked about the implementation of NATO decisions from the Wales summit, further proceedings in Afghanistan as well as the fight against ISIS.

International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) program

International Parliamentary Scholarship Applications Open

The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin.

Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson (l) spoke with Bundestag members (l-r) Jörn Wunderlich, Dagmar Freitag, and Bartholomäus Kalb.

Members of Congress & German Bundestag Declare Support for CBYX

Several members of Congress and the German Bundestag reaffirmed their commitment and support for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program recently on Capitol Hill.

Brain

German and American Scientists Teaming Up to Combat Degenerative Disease

The University of Wisconsin (UW) and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) will soon begin intensive collaborative research into the causes and treatments for neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Kopfkino

Word of the Week: Kopfkino

Does your imagination run wild? Do you think up detailed stories in your head? Maybe you've got a Kopfkino!

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After the unrest in Baltimore, Maryland, a state of emergency as well as a one-week nightly curfew that began on Tuesday, 4/28/2015, for the timeframe 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. were issued. It is recommended to follow the instructions of local authorities and to avoid gatherings of people.

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