1. Gauck and Obama President Gauck Will Visit Washington, DC
  2. President Gauck “Germany Will Help Wherever Help Is Needed”
  3. Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships 66 German Athletes Compete at the IAAF World Championships
Gauck and Obama

President Gauck Will Visit Washington, DC

German Federal President Joachim Gauck will be in the United States from October 5-7. He will have meetings at the White House and attend the Day of German Unity celebrations in Washington, DC.

President Gauck

“Germany Will Help Wherever Help Is Needed”

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal President Joachim Gauck have spoken out to codemn violence against refugees in Germany. Both spent time on Wednesday visiting refugee shelters in Germany and speaking with volunteers, aid workers and asylum seekers.

Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships

66 German Athletes Compete at the IAAF World Championships

The German track and field team is competing at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, hosted this year in Beijing. The IAAF Worlds is the biggest track and field event outside of the Olympics. So far, German athletes have won one gold, one bronze, and two silver medals.

Temporary shelter in tents

Steinmeier and Gabriel: A Ten-Point Plan for a European Refugee Policy Response

A joint article by Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Economics Minister Gabriel advocating a European asylum system based on the principle of solidarity. Published in the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung” on August 23, 2015.

Merkel, Hollande And Poroshenko Press Conference - Berlin

Better Implementation of the Minsk Agreements

Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed French President François Holland and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Berlin on August 24 to discuss progress on the implementation of the Minsk Agreement in Eastern Ukraine. President Poroshenko also met with Federal President Gauck at Bellvue Palace.

Lawmakers vote

German Lawmakers Approve Aid Package for Greece

Lawmakers in the German Bundestag on Wednesday approved by a large majority the third aid package for Greece. Over the next three years, 86 billion euros in financial assistance are slated for Greece.

Cincinnati Reds

Ambassador Wittig To Throw Out First Pitch at Reds Ballpark

German Ambassador Peter Wittig will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 5. This is his first trip to Cincinnati as Ambassador.

Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am Main

Strong Second Quarter for Germany's Economy

The second half of 2015 is predicted to be a strong one for the Germany economy, according to the Bundesbank, Germany's central bank. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the German economy grew by 0.4 percent in the second quarter 2015.

Tigers

Former US Army Base Repurposed as Big Cat Sanctuary

A 34-acre stretch of land along the German-French border was repurposed to support a surprising clientele: big cats. The former site of Maßweiler Army Base will now be home to up to six tigers.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

"Refugee Crisis will Continue to Occupy Us for Many More Years"

In an interview with the German Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke about Europe’s refugee policies, the situation in Syria and the latest developments in Turkey and Ukraine.

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall Piece Finds Home at the US Diplomacy Center

For nearly a year, the German Embassy has been honored to host an extraordinary piece of the Berlin Wall on its property. This week, with the help of the Atlantic Council, DB Schenker, and the State Department, it was transported to its permanent location: the US Diplomacy Center.

Candy cones make first day of school sweeter

Candy Cone Tradition Sweetens Start of School for First-Graders

Every year in late summer, one can see the eager and proud faces of first-graders standing in front of their primary schools in Germany, happily holding their colorful Schultüten, or candy cones, which are filled to the brim with sweets and little gifts.

Warmduscher

Word of the Week: Warmduscher

What do you call someone who loves comfort, predictability and habitually avoids all risks? In other words - a pansy? A Warmduscher!

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