Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on Monday (27 June). The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
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The German Embassy lowered its flags to half-staff on Friday in remembrance of the victims of the terror attacks in Spain. In Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Spain of Germany's solidarity and said both countries are united in the determination not to let attacks like this "stop us from living our way of life."
A popular strategy to language learning of any kind, but perhaps especially so with a more complicated language such as German, is keeping a sense of humor about it. As such, we interviewed German language learners of all ages to ask about their funniest language mistakes they have made.
In a historic decision, the German Bundestag voted in favor of same-sex marriage on Friday. Many parliamentarians celebrated the vote in the chamber, and hundreds of revelers gathered at the Brandenburg Gate.
Marriage for All
"Your rescue forces performed a remarkable feat, thus adding yet another, especially impressive act to the countless examples of friendship between our two nations,” Ambassador Wittig writes in a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Wilson.
Air Force Rescue
A team of eleventh-graders from Stuttgart and their robot, "Werner," placed 5th out of 162 teams from all over the world at the First Global robotics challenge.