1. Arriving in Germany Merkel on Refugee Influx: "Flexibility is Called for Now"
  2. Gauck and Obama President Gauck Will Visit Washington, DC
  3. Dennis Schröder of the Atlanta Hawks Three NBA Players on Germany's 2015 Eurobasket Team
Arriving in Germany

Merkel on Refugee Influx: "Flexibility is Called for Now"

The growing influx of refugees will remain a central challenge for the foreseeable future, Chancellor Merkel said Monday. She called it a national task that requires more flexibility. Civil society is a reality, she said, and added how proud she is to see so many people giving freely to help refugees in Germany.

Gauck and Obama

President Gauck Will Visit Washington, DC

German Federal President Joachim Gauck will be in the United States from October 5-7. He will have meetings at the White House and attend the Day of German Unity celebrations in Washington, DC.

Dennis Schröder of the Atlanta Hawks

Three NBA Players on Germany's 2015 Eurobasket Team

The German National Basketball Team has announced its final roster for the Eurobasket tournament, which tips off on September 5. Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, Dennis Schröder of the Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz center Tibor Pleiß will be starting along with team captain Heiko Schaffartzik and forward Robin Benzing.

Temporary shelter in tents

Steinmeier and Gabriel: A Ten-Point Plan for a European Refugee Policy Response

A joint article by Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Economics Minister Gabriel advocating a European asylum system based on the principle of solidarity. Published in the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung” on August 23, 2015.


US Now Biggest Importer of German Goods

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.

Merkel, Hollande And Poroshenko Press Conference - Berlin

Better Implementation of the Minsk Agreements

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.

Cincinnati Reds

Ambassador Wittig To Throw Out First Pitch at Reds Ballpark

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.

Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am Main

Strong Second Quarter for Germany's Economy

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.


Former US Army Base Repurposed as Big Cat Sanctuary

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.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

"Refugee Crisis will Continue to Occupy Us for Many More Years"

In an interview with the German Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke about Europe’s refugee policies, the situation in Syria and the latest developments in Turkey and Ukraine.

Candy cones make first day of school sweeter

Candy Cone Tradition Sweetens Start of School for First-Graders

Every year in late summer, one can see the eager and proud faces of first-graders standing in front of their primary schools in Germany, happily holding their colorful Schultüten, or candy cones, which are filled to the brim with sweets and little gifts.


Word of the Week: Erklärungsnot

What do you do when you find yourself in an awkward situation that you caused? Well, you would probably try to find an explanation for your actions, but it might not be so easy. And Germans have a special word for this type of emergency: Erklärungsnot!


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