1. Flags at half-staff in remembrance of victims of terror attack in Spain Solidarity With Spain Against Terrorism
  2. Foreign Minister Gabriel A New Cold War? Foreign Minister Gabriel Meets the Deep Cuts Commission
  3. Bored couple Word of the Week: Tote Hose
Flags at half-staff in remembrance of victims of terror attack in Spain

Solidarity With Spain Against Terrorism

The German Embassy lowered its flags to half-staff on Friday in remembrance of the victims of the terror attacks in Spain. In Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Spain of Germany's solidarity and said both countries are united in the determination not to let attacks like this "stop us from living our way of life."

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A New Cold War? Foreign Minister Gabriel Meets the Deep Cuts Commission

The current tense situation on the Korean Peninsula shows all too clearly how much we need disarmament, arms control and discussion on a world without nuclear weapons. This was one reason why Foreign Minister Gabriel met with the Russian, American and German members of the Deep Cuts Commission.

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Word of the Week: Tote Hose

If you've ever been to a party that had nothing going on, you might want to call it tote Hose ("dead trousers"). But why?

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Bundestag Election 2017

Germans who reside outside the Federal Republic of Germany and no longer have a domicile within the federal territory may be eligible to vote in the election. Registration is possible only upon application via an official form. Click for more information.

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Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

Team Germany at First Global robotics challenge in Washington, DC

Team Germany Places 5th in First Global Robotics Challenge

A team of eleventh-graders from Stuttgart and their robot, "Werner," placed 5th out of 162 teams from all over the world at the First Global robotics challenge.

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Thank You to US Air Force for Rescuing German Citizens off Coast of Florida

"Your rescue forces performed a remarkable feat, thus adding yet another, especially impressive act to the countless examples of friendship between our two nations,” Ambassador Wittig writes in a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Wilson.

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Bundestag Approves Same-Sex Marriage

In a historic decision, the German Bundestag voted in favor of same-sex marriage on Friday. Many parliamentarians celebrated the vote in the chamber, and hundreds of revelers gathered at the Brandenburg Gate.

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German Companies Boost Their American Presence

According to the Wall Street Journal, German companies last year announced 64 U.S. acquisitions, valued at $88.5 billion. Based on the recently announced expansion of many German companies and affiliates, that momentum has no sign of stopping in 2017.

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#MyDeutschFail: Finding the Humor in Language Learning

A popular strategy to language learning of any kind, but perhaps especially so with a more complicated language such as German, is keeping a sense of humor about it. As such, we interviewed German language learners of all ages to ask about their funniest language mistakes they have made.

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