Speaking at the national celebration of the Day of German Unity in Frankfurt, Gauck encouraged Germans to use the experiences of 25 years ago as a bridge for considering the present challenges of the refugee crisis.
President Gauck on Unity
A group of Kreis Resident Officers received the German-American Friendship Award in a ceremony held at the residence of Ambassador Peter Wittig. Emerson Brown, Robert Hennemeyer and Stanley Schiff received their awards on September 29 for their help in rebuilding Germany after World War II.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the 2016 academic year have been released and three German universities have made it to the top of the list. Ludwig Maximilian University, Heidelberg University and Humboldt University were all ranked among the top 50 schools in the world.
World University Rankings
"The withdrawal of weapons, finally agreed upon today, is an important step towards securing the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, which I very much welcome," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said on Tuesday.
Withdrawal of Weapons
In Operation Sophia forces will be able to board, search, seize and divert vessels on the Mediterranean suspected of being used for human smuggling or trafficking.
EU Operation Sophia
New data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) shows that more foreign professionals were recognized last year than ever before. Over 13,000 professionals with foreign certifications were accepted into the German workforce in 2014.
Chancellor Merkel visited the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at New York's Ground Zero on September 27, guided by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Visit to 9/11 Memorial
A free trade agreement between the EU and the USA is an indispensable foundation on which to build prosperity, growth and competitiveness in Germany and Europe. Chancellor Angela Merkel recently called for support for the transatlantic project.
Chancellor Merkel Voices Support for TTIP
Germany advanced one spot in the World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index this year, reaching fourth place in the list of most competitive economies. The WEF report measures the health of an economy using indicators like unemployment rate, innovation, and foreign direct investment.
You've been staring at the ceiling for hours. Despite all your attempts, you just can't fall asleep - and you blame the Schnarchnase beside you for that!
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