1. Joint press conference Meeting of Foreign Ministers on Middle East Crisis
  2. Steinmeier in Brussels “Sanctions Work Before They Have Been Decided”
  3. Ice Cream No Secret That Germans Love Ice Cream
Joint press conference

Meeting of Foreign Ministers on Middle East Crisis

After the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the US, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Qatar and Turkey, and the EU High Representative, Steinmeier stated that an agreement had been reached to call on the parties to extend the ceasefire for humanitarian reasons.

Steinmeier in Brussels

“Sanctions Work Before They Have Been Decided”

"Capital flight, a slump in the economy, sanctions lists – all of this is already happening, and Russia is already paying a high price for its policies," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said in an interview with Bild newspaper ahead of the EU foreign ministers meeting.

Ice Cream

No Secret That Germans Love Ice Cream

Older adults are driving increasing consumption of this sweet treat in Germany, where the ice cream market is worth more than in any other European country. Italian-style ice cream is especially popular, as anyone who has visited Germany in the summer knows.

Von der Leyen in Afghanistan

Defense Minister von der Leyen Visits Northern Afghanistan

Defense Minister von der Leyen visited the Afghan army's Camp Shaheen, outside Mazar-e-Sharif, where German military personnel are acting as advisors in preparation for the handover of responsibility.

Hans-Peter Kaul

Remembering ICC Judge Hans-Peter Kaul

"With the death of Hans-Peter Kaul, the international community has lost a tireless campaigner for justice and against impunity,” Foreign Minister Steinmeier said of the the former German judge at the International Criminal Court.

Energy efficiency label for appliances

Germany #1 in International Energy Efficiency Ranking

Germany came in first in a new energy efficiency ranking of the world’s major economies, followed by Italy, the European Union as a whole, China, and France.

Rehm Long Jump

German Paralympic Athlete Breaks Long Jump Record

German athlete Markus Rehm made history over the weekend by becoming the first amputee ever to compete at the Ulm German Athletics Championships. Rehm jumped past the eight-meter mark and landing at 8.24 meters, a new world record.

Löw Wins

Löw Will Stay On As Head Coach

A week after Philipp Lahm shocked soccer fans in Germany by retiring from the national team, rumors have been flying about the possibility of Head Trainer Joachim Löw retiring as well. Löw spoke out to quell these rumors, assuring fans that he fully intends to finish out his contract with the team.

CrossBlue

New VW Investment to Create 2,000 Jobs in Chattanooga

Volkswagen has officially announced that they will be exclusively producing its newest midsize SUV at the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee. According to the VW press release, from 2014 to 2018, Volkswagen is planning to invest more than 7 billion dollars in the US and Mexico.

Erasmus students in Germany

Germany Remains Popular Choice Among Erasmus Students

The European Union's Erasmus Programme sent 270,000 university students abroad in Europe during the 2012/13 academic year, many of which chose to study in Germany. Spain ranked as the most popular destination for Erasmus students, but Germany came in second, bringing in more than 30,000 students during the academic year.

Summer on the North Sea Coast

The German Coast

From the protected mudflats of the Wadden Sea in the west to the distinctive chalk cliffs of the island of Rügen in the east, Germany's coastline offers something for just about every taste.

Affenhitze

Word of the Week: Affenhitze

A sweltering heat hung over Germany last week, forcing many people to stay indoors or head over to a pool. With temperatures around 100 degrees Fahrenheit, many Germans were complaining about the so-called Affenhitze.

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