1. Greek one-euro coin Greek Referendum: Merkel and Hollande Meet
  2. Foreign Minister Steinmeier at the talks with Iran in Vienna Encouraging Start to the Nuclear Talks with Iran
  3. Hamburg's historic Speicherstadt warehouse district Hamburg’s Speicherstadt, Kontorhaus District Named World Heritage Site
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Greek Referendum: Merkel and Hollande Meet

Greek voters voted “no” on Sunday to the terms for continued financial assistance from European and international creditors. Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande met in Paris Monday, and the heads of state and government of the Eurozone will meet in Brussels on Tuesday.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier at the talks with Iran in Vienna

Encouraging Start to the Nuclear Talks with Iran

Foreign Minister Steinmeier travelled to Vienna on Sunday (28 June) for the E3+3 nuclear talks with Iran. He described the start of the talks as “encouraging”, but added that difficult details still needed to be resolved.

Hamburg's historic Speicherstadt warehouse district

Hamburg’s Speicherstadt, Kontorhaus District Named World Heritage Site

UNESCO has officially inscribed Hamburg's Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus a World Heritage Site. The Speicherstadt warehouse district dates from the late 1800s to early 1900s and is now a vibrant district of residences, offices, restaurants and shops. The Kontorhaus office buildings date from the 1920s. Germany now has a total of 40 World Heritage Sites.

Semifinals - Germany vs. USA

Germany Takes Fourth Place at Women’s World Cup

The 2015 Women’s World Cup concluded this weekend with the US defeating Japan 5-2 to take the top prize, and England beating Germany to take third place.

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Berlin Celebrates 60 Years of NATO Membership

On Tuesday (30 June), Federal Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg celebrated the 60th anniversary of Germany’s NATO membership with a joint ceremony in Berlin

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The Queen in Germany

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Germany for four days this month. Visits to Berlin and Frankfurt am Main were on the agenda of this fifth state visit to Germany.

Grief and shock in the wake of the terrorist attack in the Tunisian resort of Sousse

German Government Condemns Attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

The German government has strongly condemned the most recent acts of terrorism. Chancellor Angela Merkel has sent her condolences to the Tunisian and French Presidents and to the Emir of Kuwait.

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Record Amount of 2 Billion Euros Invested in Development

The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) invested a record amount of 2 Billion Euros last year according to its annual report which was presented on Tuesday, June 30.

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German Companies Work for Energy Storage

This year, two major companies are hoping to tackle that problem. Deutsche ACCUmotive, and subsidiary of Daimler, and Mainova are both testing energy storage systems.

Maccabi Games

Jewish European Games to be held in Berlin

For the first time in its 86-year history, the European Maccabi Games will be held in Germany. The games, which will kick off at Berlin's Olympic Park on July 27, are Europe's largest Jewish sporting event. The games are held every four years.

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Urban Gardening on Both Sides of The Atlantic

Since the 19th century, Germany has been a country full of urban gardens. Earlier this month, the federal Ministry for Agriculture and the Ministry for the Environment teamed up to present the “Green in the City” congress to promote urban gardens.

Naschkatze

Word of the Week: Naschkatze

Do you crave ice cream, chocolate, cookies and anything with sugar? Do you have an overpowering sweet tooth that leaves you fantasizing about dessert? If so, Germans would call you a Naschkatze!

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