"With the eyes of the world upon us, we must demonstrate our commitment to diplomacy to try to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue within the deadline we have set," the EU High Representative and the Foreign Ministers of Germany, France and Britain write in a joint article.
Diplomacy with Iran
During the meeting, the EU foreign ministers called for closer cooperation with Arab and Muslim countries in the fight against terrorism. This involves the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey.
Foreign Affairs Council
Germany and Israel established diplomatic relations 50 years ago. Foreign Minister Steinmeier launched a year of German‑Israeli anniversary celebrations with the first in a series of readings and discussions.
German‑Israeli Anniversary Year
Alexander Dobrindt, Germany’s Transportation Minister, announced in an interview with Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung that a section of Germany’s A9 highway will soon be the digital testing strip for German car companies to try out their assisted driving and fully automatic vehicles.
The latest GDP figures show that Europe’s largest economy grew by 1.5 percent in 2014, up from previous estimates of 1.4 percent. The ten-year average for annual German GDP growth is 1.2 percent.
On January 20, 2015 Ms. Carol Kahn Strauss was presented the Commander´s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by Consul General Brita Wagener. The decoration had been awarded in appreciation of her outstanding accomplishments and commitment to German-American-Jewish relations for more than two decades.
Award for Carol Kahn Strauss
With the AFC and NFC Championships decided, the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are training hard for Super Bowl XLIX. Sebastian Vollmer, one of the only German players in the National Football League, will make his second Super Bowl appearance on February 1st for the Patriots.
How would you feel if you had to clean the common areas in your apartment building? Well, Germans do it! In some buildings, residents are required to clean the building during their assigned Kehrwoche ("sweep week")!
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