Merkel on Ukraine: Solve Crisis Through Diplomacy
In her speech in the German Bundestag on Thursday, Chancellor Merkel said the crisis in Ukraine can only be solved through diplomacy. “This way opens up so many more opportunities than risks for all of us in Europe and the world – and for Russia. The German Government’s three-pronged approach – talks, aid, and sanctions – follows this course, through which, in the current crisis, Germany will take the next steps in close consultation with its partners”
"We should be prepared to get involved in key foreign and security policy matters both earlier and more decisively," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said in an interview with deutschland.de. "Taking international responsibility always involves concrete action. Making comments from the sidelines does not help."
The first 24 patients arrived in a Bundeswehr MedEvac airplane in Berlin Wednesday. The injured, including both activists and police officers, are to be treated in various hospitals in Berlin, Ulm and Koblenz.
Medical Treatment in Germany
Berlin is making history this year by becoming the first city with its own top-level domain name. Websites with the domain .berlin will begin cropping up later in 2014.
.Berlin Going Online
German company CureVac GmBH became the first company to win the EU Prize for Innovative Vaccine Technology this week. The prize is meant to encourage scientific innovation.
EU Prize for Innovation
With less than 100 days to go until the World Cup, the German National Team, and their fans, are eagerly awaiting the final 23-man roster. According to head coach Joachim Löw, they will have to wait a little bit longer. He has been scouring the Bundesliga for the best of the best to make up this year's team, and final decisions will be announced May 8th.
World Cup Roster
Thirteen Athletes from Germany are competing in the Paralympic Games in Sochi from March 7-16. Seven men and six women are competing in the alpine skiing, Nordic combined, and para-snowboarding events.
In the German language are several synonyms for "Arbeit" (work). But "Maloche" goes far beyond that. Take a look at how a word with Hebrew roots became a symbol of industrialization and remains popular among hard-working Germans today.
Word of the Week