"Europe cannot put this off any longer and the EU must act now. We must therefore pursue a European asylum, refugee and migration policy that is founded on the principle of solidarity and our shared values of humanity."
Ten-Point Plan for a European Refugee Policy Response
As the US economy continues to grow - 3.7 percent in the second quarter of 2015 – so does its foreign trade. New data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) shows that the US is importing more goods from Germany than ever before.
Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed French President François Holland and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Berlin on August 24 to discuss progress on the implementation of the Minsk Agreement in Eastern Ukraine. President Poroshenko also met with Federal President Gauck at Bellvue Palace.
German Ambassador Peter Wittig will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 5. This is his first trip to Cincinnati as Ambassador.
Ceremonial First Pitch
Volunteers from Germany's Federal Agency for Technical Relief, THW for short, were on the ground in New Orleans for weeks after the hurricane, using their equipment to help pump water from the devastated city.
THW in New Orleans
Scientists have confirmed that fossils of primitive trees found in Germany stem from the world's oldest known forest. On Tuesday, the State Museum in Bonn announced that fossils of trees found in 2008 and 2009 existed 390 million years ago - before the age of dinosaurs.
The second half of 2015 is predicted to be a strong one for the Germany economy, according to the Bundesbank, Germany's central bank. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the German economy grew by 0.4 percent in the second quarter 2015.
Second Quarter Growth
A 34-acre stretch of land along the German-French border was repurposed to support a surprising clientele: big cats. The former site of Maßweiler Army Base will now be home to up to six tigers.
Tierart Big Cat Sanctuary
As Labor Day weekend approaches, many Americans will be heading to the beach - or the pool - for the last time this summer. With pools closing for the season, it's a chance for the so-called Wasserratten to swim outdoors one last time!
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