1. Steinmeier and von der Leyen Steinmeier: Why Germany is Sending Weapons to Iraq
  2. Team Jump Germany’s Riders Toppling Competition in Normandy
  3. EU in Brussels Ukraine: Germany Backs Stricter Sanctions Against Russia
Steinmeier and von der Leyen

Steinmeier: Why Germany is Sending Weapons to Iraq

In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal on September 2, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier talks about Germany's decision to expand its aid in northern Iraq by sending weapons and military equipment. "Responsibility is always about concrete action."

Team Jump

Germany’s Riders Toppling Competition in Normandy

With a little less than a week to go in the FEI World Equestrian Championships, the German team remains among the top contenders. With four gold, five silver, and two bronze medals as of Tuesday, Germany is second only to Great Britain in weighted medal count.

EU in Brussels

Ukraine: Germany Backs Stricter Sanctions Against Russia

Germany backs stricter sanctions against Russia, which are to be discussed on Saturday at the special EU summit in Brussels. Germany is also calling for an explanation of recent events; violations of the Ukrainian border cannot be justified.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Steinmeier on Ceasefire in the Middle East

"After many attempts an agreement on an open-ended ceasefire in Israel and Gaza now seems to have been reached," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said, adding that it is important that further negotiations on Gaza take place with Egyptian mediation.


Ambassador Wittig Attends Ambassadors’ Conference in Berlin

Ambassador Peter Wittig will be in Berlin all week for the annual Ambassadors’ Conference hosted by the Federal Foreign Office. Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Swiss President Didier Burkhalter officially opened the conference on Monday.

Wittig USA Today

Ambassador Peter Wittig Interview With USA Today

Ambassador Peter Wittig gave an interview with Brian Gallagher of USA Today this week. In the interview, Ambassador Wittig called the Ukraine crisis a "watershed moment" for East-West relations.


National Team Ready to Prove Themselves in First International Friendly

In a press conference on Tuesday morning, German National Team Coach Joachim Löw named Phillip Lahm’s successor as captain: Bastian Schweinsteiger. He will, however, not be able to participate in the upcoming match against Argentina due to injury.

police officers on e-bikes

Bike Sales on the Rise in Germany

Bicycles and electronic bicycle sales are on the rise in Germany: new data shows that during the first half of 2014, 2.8 million bikes were sold across the country, which is 4 percent more than during the same time period in 2013.

VfL Wolfsburg

Bundesliga Profits Expected to Soar This Season

According to a study published by Ernst and Young consulting group, the Bundesliga is more commercially favorable than ever before going into the 2014/15 season. Around 88 percent of club managers are expecting profits to increase this year.

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.

Jurek Becker

Book Review: "The Wall"

The newly published short story collection “The Wall” by Jurek Becker may be short, but it is a fascinating glimpse into the history of Germany.  Review by Lauren Rogers, Press Officer at the German Embassy.


Word of the Week: Eselsbrücke

Do you have a hard time remembering information, whether you're studying for a biology test or trying to remember an address? In German, a trick that helps you retain information is called an Eselsbrücke - which literally translates to "donkey bridge."


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