1. ribbon cutting German Embassy Celebrates Renovations with Official Reopening Ceremony
  2. Steinmeier Foreign Minister Steinmeier: Germany Prepared To Take On Responsibility in the United Nations
  3. Steinmeier Genscher Steinmeier Meets Former Refugees in Prague
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German Embassy Celebrates Renovations with Official Reopening Ceremony

After nearly four years of renovations, the German Embassy in Washington held a reopening ceremony of its chancery building on September 25.Dr. Barbara Hendricks, the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, attended the ceremony, giving a speech in which she discussed the details of the renovations.


Foreign Minister Steinmeier: Germany Prepared To Take On Responsibility in the United Nations

In his speech to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier focused on the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East and on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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Steinmeier Meets Former Refugees in Prague

In the autumn of 1989, thousands of people from the GDR sought refuge in the West German Embassy in Prague. On September 30, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Foreign Minister at the time, had good news for the refugees. Speaking from the balcony of the Embassy, he announced that the GDR had agreed to allow the refugees to travel to the Federal Republic of Germany. Foreign Minister Steinmeier is among the guests attending a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of this historic event.


Seventh Round of TTIP Talks Set To Begin in Chevy Chase

The seventh round of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations will begin on September 29 in Chevy Chase, MD. The TTIP teams have once again invited stakeholders to a meeting midweek to discuss the progress of the deal.


Foreign Minister Steinmeier Presents Elie Wiesel with Knight Commander's Cross

Foreign Minister Steinmeier presented the Knight Commander's Cross to writer and historian Elie Wiesel on Tuesday in New York. As a Holocaust survivor, author, and international advocate for peace, Elie Wiesel has exemplified all of the qualities deserving of such an award.

Berlin Marathon

A Sixth World Record at Berlin Marathon

The Berlin Marathon has earned a reputation over the past decade for attracting record-breaking runners. For the sixth year in a row, a marathon record has been broken along the banks of the Spree, this time by Kenyan Dennis Kimetto.

Steuben Parade

57th Steuben Parade Celebrates German-American Culture and Traditions

The 57th annual Steuben Parade took place in New York City on Saturday, attracting thousands of participants and spectators in a celebration of German-American friendship, culture and heritage.

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G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting Under German Presidency

Under the chairmanship of Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a meeting of the G7 Foreign Ministers took place on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 25. After their consultations the G7 partners published a joint statement on the threat posed by the terrorist militia group ISIS, the Ebola epidemic and the crisis in Ukraine.

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig Took Part in Global Health Security Agenda at White House

Ambassador Peter Wittig and the Parliamentary State Secretary Annette Widmann-Mauz of the Federal Ministry of Health attended the Global Health Security Agenda conference on Ebola today at the White House. Germany has thus far contributed  a total of approximately 82 million US dollars to the fight against Ebola.


Germans Remain Optimistic About Economy

A Pew Research Center report shows that 85 percent of respondents in Germany saw the economy as good this year, a ten percent jump from last year's results. Only China and Vietnam had a more positive outlook in this survey.

Rüdiger Bohn

Wall Stories: Rüdiger Bohn

During the weeks leading up to the 25 anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we will be posting the stories of our colleagues. We asked each of them one question: where were you when the wall came down? Here is Rüdiger Bohn's story.

"Horse race at the Oktoberfest in Munich 1823," H. Adam

Word of the Week: Wiesn

Are you going to Oktoberfest or to the Wiesn? Well, if you're going to one, you're also going to the other: the word Wiesn is basically a synonym for Oktoberfest!


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