"The people in Afghanistan have courageously defied threats and violence, and turned out in large numbers for the two rounds of elections. It is their right that the allegations of extensive vote rigging are swiftly investigated and completely clarified."
Statement on Afghan Elections
The underlying theme of her visit to China was cooperation: alongside business and technology, one important issue was the development of society.
Chancellor in China
While preserving the design of architect Egon Eiermann was of utmost importance, the modernization was designed to showcase state-of-the-art German environmental and energy technology.
Modernization and Preservation
Consumer mood in Germany is expected to brighten in the month of July. The forecast, which was originally predicted by GfK Marketing Group to rise by 8.6 points, is now expected to rise by 8.9 points.
GfK Consumer Climate
Frankfurt has won the 2014 "European City of Trees" award, marking the first time that a German city has received the honor. The title, which has been awarded annually since 2007, recognizes cities that demonstrate exceptional preservation of their trees and greenery.
City of Trees
Germany’s Capital has been transformed this week for the biannual Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. The summer 2014 show has fashionistas on the lookout for ethical and eco designs, and designers in Berlin were quick to deliver.
Berlin Fashion Week
Beginning in 1975 with a design by sculptor Alexander Calder, the BMW Art Car Collection has grown to include works by 17 contemporary artists, including Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons, to name just a few.
Art Car Book
The International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) gives young people from 28 countries an up-close perspective on German democracy via a three-month internship in the office of a Member of the Bundestag, as well as academic seminars and cultural activities over the program's five-month duration.
If you've got a big dorky grin across your face, a German might tell you that you're grinning like a Honigkuchenpferd - a "honey-cake-horse." Basically, a horse-shaped honey cake. But why the strange comparison?
Word of the Week