Changes in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA
Please check the website of the German Federal Foreign Office to learn more about the recent changes to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA.
"The country has once again ignored the warnings of the international community. This rocket launch is an irresponsible provocation which flouts internationally binding UN Security Council resolutions and yet again puts regional security at risk."
Thanks to a new initiative created by the Federal Ministry for Education (BMBF), the Federal Employment Agency (BA) and the German Confederation of Skilled Craft (ZDH), the dual training system will now be used to help address refugee crisis.
Germany will be sending more troops to support the UN mission in Mali under an expanded and extended mandate approved by the Bundestag. The additional troops will include reconnaissance and site protection forces.
More Troops for Mali
For ten years, Oliver Baumann has lived in the United States, advising companies and institutions how to make their buildings more sustainable and energy efficient. In just a decade, the German-born CEO transformed his company from a one-man show to a multimillion dollar firm with 25 employees in four locations.
German tennis star Angelique Kerber upset number one seeded Serena Williams in Melbourne, Australia this weekend. Kerber is the first German to win the tournament since Steffi Graf last took home the Australian Open trophy in 1994.
For the first time ever, U.S. News & World Report has released its Best Countries Report at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The inaugural ranking has placed Germany in the top s...
Best Country Rankings
Among the focuses of Germany's chairmanship of the OSCE in 2016 is continued crisis and conflict management in and around Ukraine and in the other unresolved conflicts in the OSCE area.
Those of you who were in Cologne on February 4 may have experienced quite a party! In the US, we would call that day "Fat Thursday". But in the German Rhineland, it's known as Weiberfastnacht, which means "Women's Carnival Night".
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