German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Gabriel met with U.S. Vice President Biden on Wednesday, during a four-day U.S. visit that has also taken him to South Carolina and Boston and that will conclude in New York on Friday.
Gabriel's USA Visit
"My heroes are the many volunteers in West Africa who are fighting for the life of each person infected," Foreign Minister Steinmeier wrote in Bild newspaper. "From Germany, the Red Cross, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief, the Bundeswehr and others are all doing their utmost."
Fighting Against Ebola
During the weeks leading up to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we will be posting the stories of our colleagues. We asked each of them one question: where were you when the wall came down? Here is Ines Teisseire's story.
US Secretary of State Kerry met with Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Chancellor Merkel and also visited the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Street. We've put together a collection of tweets, Facebook posts, videos and media coverage of his visit.
Kerry in Berlin
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Minister of Technology and Energy Sigmar Gabriel attended the National IT conference this week in Hamburg. Shortly before the event, 18 of Germany’s finest startup companies were announced as winners of the German Accelerator Award.
Berndt von Staden, former West German Ambassador to the US and long-time member of the German diplomatic corps, has passed away in his home of Ludwigsburg. He was 95 years old.
Berndt von Staden
Tuesday, October 28 - Saturday, November 1 - To celebrate the life and work of the author of children’s classics "Emil and the Detectives" and "Lottie and Lisa," the German Embassy and its partners present a week of Erich Kästner-themed events including the opening of a micro-museum, a program of lieder, an illustrated lecture and a film program.
Erich Kästner Days
Have you ever had a sharp pain in your back - one that leaves you cringing in pain or crouching in agony? Germans would call that a Hexenschuss - a shot by a witch!
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