The German government decided today, August 20, to authorize further assistance, including military aid and arms deliveries, for Iraq. Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Defense Minister von der Leyen made the announcement in a joint press conference following a discussion with Chancellor Angela Merkel and other cabinet members.
Support for Iraqis
Ambassador Peter Wittig will be in Berlin all week for the annual Ambassadors’ Conference hosted by the Federal Foreign Office. Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Swiss President Didier Burkhalter officially opened the conference on Monday.
Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier travelled to Baghdad and Erbil for political talks. In northern Iraq he also met people who have fled from the ISIS terrorists. His aim was to see for himself the situation on the ground and to get an idea of just what help is needed.
Steinmeier in Iraq
The longlist for the German Book Prize was announced this week. The jury, which has been tirelessly debating the candidates for months now, nominated twenty novels for the prestigious list. By the beg...
German Book Prize
Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement on August 19 on the completion of the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons on board the American vessel Cape Ray.
Chemical Weapons Destroyed
Fifty illustrated postcards by the German artist Otto Schubert, sent from the battlefields of the First World War, form the centerpiece of an exhibition opening August 19 at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery in downtown Washington.
Postcards from the Trenches
According to a study published by Ernst and Young consulting group, the Bundesliga is more commercially favorable than ever before going into the 2014/15 season. Around 88 percent of club managers are expecting profits to increase this year.
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 newly published short story collection “The Wall” by Jurek Becker may be short, but it is a fascinating glimpse into the history of Germany. Review by Lauren Rogers, Press Officer at the German Embassy.
Do you ever wake up and feel a little blue? Maybe you're tempted to skip work or school. Well, Germans have a unique word for doing so: blaumachen ("to make blue").
If you've ever called in sick when...
Word of the Week