Germany's "Fußball" Stars
Ahead of the Champions League men's final in London, the results are already clear. Either way, Germany wins. German soccer fans are reveling in the unique position of having two teams – Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern – in the UEFA Finals, and many see it as just another sign of the continued blossoming of men's soccer in the country. The women of Vfl Wolfsburg have already captured the UEFA trophy, completing their season with a triple crown.
On May 23, which in Germany is Constitution Day, major political figures came together in Leipzig to show bipartisan support for freedom and democracy in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of Germany’s Social Democratic Party, the SPD.
Vice Chancellor Rösler in Washington for Political Talks, Startup Visits
Vice Chancellor and Economics Minister Philipp Rösler underscored the importance of the planned transatlantic trade agreement as he visited Washington, DC, on May 23 for political talks. He also visited the DC startup campus 1776.
"Solving youth unemployment, which is of disastrous proportions in some countries, is the most urgent task of all," Foreign Minister Westerwelle said in Paris. Better educational opportunities, better vocational training, swift investment via the Compact for Growth and European Investment Bank projects are now high on the agenda, also for the next European Councils."
Federal President Gauck and Chancellor Merkel sent letters to President Obama expressing their condolences and those of the German people on the loss of life caused by the devastating tornado that struck the Okahoma City area on Monday, May 20.
Condolences After Tornado
"Germany is in favor of listing at least the military wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization in the EU," Foreign Minister Westerwelle said in Amman, Jordan, on Wednesday.
Hezbollah's Military Wing
"The vision of a transatlantic single market now gives us an opportunity to infuse the transatlantic partnership with new momentum. In a dramatically changing world, we have to turn to our common strengths in order to shape globalization in line with our libertarian values."
Iconic American blue jean company, Levi Strauss & Co celebrates is 140th anniversary this year. The company was founded by German immigrant Levi Strauss in 1873 and his patented blue jeans became one of the most recognizable pieces of clothing on the planet.
Have you ever felt that uneasy, nervous feeling right before a big performance? Or have you ever remained frozen when the camera turned to you? Then you may be suffering from Lampenfieber!
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