Foreign Minister Westerwelle on the Situation in Ukraine
“In a democracy, peaceful demonstrations cannot simply be banned and put paid to with violence. The protests are an active expression of the people’s desire for a European Ukraine. I urgently call on the Government in Ukraine to refrain from violence of any form."
Former Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt left his mark on Germany’s political landscape in a way that few other politicians have. Deutschland.de takes a look back at his accomplishments.
German Federal President Joachim Gauck has awarded the 2013 Deutscher Zukunftspreis to the developers of the “ultrashort pulse lasers for industrial mass production – manufacturing”. The team led by Dr. Jens König, Professor Stefan Nolte and Dr. Dirk Sutter developed tools based on lasers that emit light in the form of ultrashort and energy-charged pulses.
German Future Prize
Germany’s leaders remembered former South African President Nelson Mandela as a great leader whose message of reconciliation and peace changed not only his homeland but influenced the world.
Nelson Mandela Remembered
Just in time for the holiday season, the market research firm GfK has reported a seven year high for consumer confidence levels. Consumers also have high income expectations for the month of December, which makes their willingness to spend much higher, too.
GfK Consumer Climate Report
German actor Daniel Brühl has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in the movie "Rush," while German-born film composer Hans Zimmer was nominated for his score in the movie "12 Years a Slave."
German Golden Globe Nominees
Dresden has unveiled a giant Stollen cake, weighing more than 9,000 lbs, at its 20th annual Stollenfest. The cake was more than 13 feet long and took 66 bakers several weeks to prepare.
After months of qualification matches that put fans on the edge of their seats, the FIFA World Cup committee has made the final group selections for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Germany has landed in Group G this year, along with Ghana, Portugal and the United States.
Final World Cup Draw
What do you call a nitpicky individual who is obsessed with order, details and control? An Erbsenzähler! Learn how this unique German word is related to peas and one German's trip to the Milan Cathedral.
Word of the Week