"After many attempts an agreement on an open-ended ceasefire in Israel and Gaza now seems to have been reached," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said, adding that it is important that further negotiations on Gaza take place with Egyptian mediation.
Steinmeier on Ceasefire
Ambassador Peter Wittig will be in Berlin all week for the annual Ambassadors’ Conference hosted by the Federal Foreign Office. Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Swiss President Didier Burkhalter officially opened the conference on Monday.
Ambassador Peter Wittig gave an interview with Brian Gallagher of USA Today this week. In the interview, Ambassador Wittig called the Ukraine crisis a "watershed moment" for East-West relations.
Wittig USA Today Interview
Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier travelled to Baghdad and Erbil for political talks. In northern Iraq he also met people who have fled from the ISIS terrorists. His aim was to see for himself the situation on the ground and to get an idea of just what help is needed.
Steinmeier in Iraq
Bicycles and electronic bicycle sales are on the rise in Germany: new data shows that during the first half of 2014, 2.8 million bikes were sold across the country, which is 4 percent more than during the same time period in 2013.
Bicycles in Germany
Fifty illustrated postcards by the German artist Otto Schubert, sent from the battlefields of the First World War, form the centerpiece of an exhibition opening August 19 at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in downtown Washington.
Postcards from the Trenches
According to a study published by Ernst and Young consulting group, the Bundesliga is more commercially favorable than ever before going into the 2014/15 season. Around 88 percent of club managers are expecting profits to increase this year.
Are you a wacky wordsmith? A polished polyglot? A language lover? Then you are the perfect candidate to enter our latest contest! The Day of German Unity Contest is a caption contest. Each week on Monday, we will post a photo of the Berlin Wall and it is your job to write a caption for it.
The newly published short story collection “The Wall” by Jurek Becker may be short, but it is a fascinating glimpse into the history of Germany. Review by Lauren Rogers, Press Officer at the German Embassy.
Do you have a hard time remembering information, whether you're studying for a biology test or trying to remember an address? In German, a trick that helps you retain information is called an Eselsbrücke - which literally translates to "donkey bridge."
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