1. Menin Gate ceremony Merkel Attends World War I Ceremonies in Belgium
  2. “Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – supporting stability in the region” Berlin Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation
  3. Schweinsteiger German Players & Coaches Tapped for Top Soccer Prize
Menin Gate ceremony

Merkel Attends World War I Ceremonies in Belgium

At ceremonies in Flanders, the Chancellor expressed her respect for Belgium’s resistance during World War I and her appreciation for the friendship that the two countries have built since the end of World War II.

“Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – supporting stability in the region”

Berlin Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation

"This reason this conference today in Berlin is intended to be an expression of solidarity – an expression of our solidarity with the refugees, but also an expression of our solidarity with the host countries, especially with Lebanon," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said in opening the international conference on October 28.

Schweinsteiger

German Players & Coaches Tapped for Top Soccer Prize

The FIFA governing committee released the names of the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or nominees this week and Germany is prominent in every category. A total of four coaches and eight players on the men’s and women’s national teams were nominated this year for the most prestigious prize in all of international soccer.

White House meeting

Vice Chancellor Gabriel Meets With Vice President Biden

German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Gabriel met with U.S. Vice President Biden on Wednesday, during a four-day U.S. visit that has also taken him to South Carolina and Boston and that will conclude in New York on Friday.

Bundeswehr prepares for deployment in countries hit by ebola

"We Need a Standby Force of Medical Experts"

"My heroes are the many volunteers in West Africa who are fighting for the life of each person infected," Foreign Minister Steinmeier wrote in Bild newspaper. "From Germany, the Red Cross, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief, the Bundeswehr and others are all doing their utmost."

Ines Teisseire

Wall Stories: Ines Teisseire

During the weeks leading up to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we will be posting the stories of our colleagues. We asked each of them one question: where were you when the wall came down? Here is Ines Teisseire's story.

Visit to Berlin Wall Memorial

Kerry Meets with Steinmeier and Merkel in Berlin

US Secretary of State Kerry met with Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Chancellor Merkel and also visited the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Street. We've put together a collection of tweets, Facebook posts, videos and media coverage of his visit.

IT Conference

IT Conference Highlights Young Startups

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Minister of Technology and Energy Sigmar Gabriel attended the National IT conference this week in Hamburg. Shortly before the event, 18 of Germany’s finest startup companies were announced as winners of the German Accelerator Award.

1973 White House

Remembering Former German Ambassador to the US, Berndt von Staden

Berndt von Staden, former West German Ambassador to the US and long-time member of the German diplomatic corps, has passed away in his home of Ludwigsburg. He was 95 years old.

Undated portrait of the author Erich Kästner

The German Embassy presents: Erich Kästner Days

Tuesday, October 28 - Saturday, November 1 - To celebrate the life and work of the author of children’s classics "Emil and the Detectives" and "Lottie and Lisa," the German Embassy and its partners present a week of Erich Kästner-themed events including the opening of a micro-museum, a program of lieder, an illustrated lecture and a film program.

Hexenschuss

Word of the Week: Hexenschuss

Have you ever had a sharp pain in your back - one that leaves you cringing in pain or crouching in agony? Germans would call that a Hexenschuss - a shot by a witch!

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