1. Interest in German is growing Study: Interest in German Language Growing
  2. Refugees on Mediterranean Sea Shock and Horror Over Refugee Tragedy
  3. New York Ninth Round of TTIP Negotiations Begin in New York
Interest in German is growing

Study: Interest in German Language Growing

According to a new study, interest in German is growing, particularly in China, India and Brazil. In total, 15.4 million people worldwide are currently learning German and most of them are school pupils.

Refugees on Mediterranean Sea

Shock and Horror Over Refugee Tragedy

In view of the refugee crisis, government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said, two questions must be asked: "What can and must we do to prevent any repetition of disasters of this sort at sea?" And, "What can we do in Libya and how can we influence Libya?"

New York

Ninth Round of TTIP Negotiations Begin in New York

The ninth round of negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) began on Monday in New York City. A comprehensive agreement could open up markets without lowering standards and add up to 13 million EU and US jobs.

Exhibition opening

Exhibition: 1945 – Defeat. Liberation. New Beginning.

Seventy years after the liberation of Germany and the end of the Second World War, the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) is presenting an exhibition on the immediate post-war period in 12 European countries.

economy

Government Raises Growth Forecast

Federal Economic Minister Sigmar Gabriel announced revised expectations for growth in the German economy on April 22. Experts anticipate up to 1.8 percent growth for Germany in 2015 and 2016.

Meeting at Pentagon

Defense Minister von der Leyen Meets with Defense Secretary Carter

In their meeting at the Pentagon, they talked about the implementation of NATO decisions from the Wales summit, further proceedings in Afghanistan as well as the fight against ISIS.

Federal President Gauck in Cologne Cathedral

Ceremony of Mourning: Bound by Sorrow and Pain

Family members of victims were joined by representatives from federal and state government in Cologne Cathedral on Friday, April 17, to remember those killed in the crash of germanwings flight 9525.

Brain

German and American Scientists Teaming Up to Combat Degenerative Disease

The University of Wisconsin (UW) and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) will soon begin intensive collaborative research into the causes and treatments for neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson (l) spoke with Bundestag members (l-r) Jörn Wunderlich, Dagmar Freitag, and Bartholomäus Kalb.

Members of Congress and German Bundestag Declare Support for Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

Several members of Congress and the German Bundestag reaffirmed their commitment and support for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program on Wednesday afternoon at a luncheon on Capitol Hill.

Tittus Family

Military Stories: German Soldier's Daughter Baptized on US Ship

German and US soldiers serve side by side around the world. The German Embassy will be highlighting military cooperation between German and US soldiers over the coming months. Here is the story of First Sergeant Uwe Tittus, who is currently stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.

Kopfkino

Word of the Week: Kopfkino

Does your imagination run wild? Do you think up detailed stories in your head? Maybe you've got a Kopfkino!

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