“The formation of an inclusive unity government is an important first step on the way to stabilization and peace,” Chancellor Merkel said in congratulating Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on his election and the swearing in of his cabinet.
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On September 9, German, British and French diplomatic missions around the globe joined forces to host the first trilateral “Climate Diplomacy Day” to highlight the importance of their diplomatic partnership and emphasize the need for ongoing climate action.
"The ceasefire should pave the way for the exchange of prisoners, effective border controls and, last but not least, dialogue on how the people in eastern Ukraine can make their political voice heard in Kyiv," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said.
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The German Company Festo AG recently announced a partnership with the Central Piedmont Community College of Charlotte, North Carolina. Festo AG will soon be opening a state-of-the-art training facility on CPCC's campus, making job-training more accessible than ever.
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With brands like BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and Mercedes, it isn't hard to believe that Germany is on the top end of the car-production spectrum. The automobile industry was responsible for 361 billion euros in turnover in 2013, which accounts for a staggering 20 percent of German industrial power.
German Car Companies Thriving
The Federal Statistical Office reports more cause for optimism in the German economy. The amount of business insolvencies has decreased by 9.2 percent in the first half of 2014 compared to the same time frame in 2013. This pos
As the result of what one acclaimed historian has called “the Clark effect,” scholars and commentators in Germany have been revisiting the origins of World War I and trying to draw lessons for the present.
Are you a wacky wordsmith? A polished polyglot? A language lover? Then you are the perfect candidate to enter our latest contest! The Day of German Unity Contest is a caption contest. Each week on Monday, we will post a photo of the Berlin Wall and it is your job to write a caption for it.
The word Geisterbahnhof means "ghost train station" - and as its translation implies, it signifies an empty or out-of-service station that gives off a ghostly vibe. This word originated during the Cold War, when so-called "ghost stations" arose in Berlin's public transportation system.
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