Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke with the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper about the plane crash in southern France. "The news of this disaster has left us all in a state of shock," he said.
Federal Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier met with his British, French and US counterparts, Philip Hammond, Laurent Fabius and John Kerry in London over the weekend to discuss the progress in the Iranian Nuclear talks. Negotiations for a comprehensive agreement are still ongoing. They will continue this week in Geneva.
On Wednesday, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel introduced the proposed budget plan for the coming years. More investments are expected in research and defense, but the debt will not increase.
"We need to secure stability in those areas that are already being freed from terrorists. Today is about ‘post-ISIL,’” Foreign Minister Steinmeier said on Wednesday at the first meeting of the working group.
Stabilization Working Group
The German National Soccer Team convened for the first time this year this week in Frankfurt. Joachim Löw will remain coach and Bastian Schweisteiger has stepped up as captain of the team
German National Team
The German Embassy has awarded John Kormann, a Kreis Resident Officer (KRO) assigned to Bavaria in the 1950s, with the German-American Friendship Award for his work in helping to rebuild post-war Germ...
German-American Friendship Award
The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin.
If someone calls themselves a Strohwitwe, they're probably feeling lonely. A "straw widow" is someone who has been temporarily left alone by her partner.
The word Stroh means "straw" and Witwe means ...
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