"With the death of Hans-Peter Kaul, the international community has lost a tireless campaigner for justice and against impunity,” Foreign Minister Steinmeier said of the the former German judge at the International Criminal Court.
Each year on July 20, the anniversary of the 1944 attempted assassination of Hitler, Germany pauses to remember the men and women of the resistance movement who stood up for freedom and human dignity in the face of the Nazi regime, often at the risk of death.
In an interview for German television, Chancellor Merkel spoke of divergent ideas in Germany and the USA as to the work of intelligence services. In a telephone call on July 15, Merkel and Obama exchanged views on this matter.
Germany’s pledge, announced by Chancellor Merkel at the Petersberg Climate Dialoge, marks the first substantial national commitment to the fund, which is to help developing countries in battling climate change.
Petersberg Climate Dialogue
Volkswagen has officially announced that they will be exclusively producing its newest midsize SUV at the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee. According to the VW press release, from 2014 to 2018, Volkswagen is planning to invest more than 7 billion dollars in the US and Mexico.
New VW Investment
After five days as world champion, six years as captain and ten years as a player, German National Team defender Philipp Lahm announced his retirement from international soccer today in Munich. He will be sorely missed by fans, teammates and the coaching staff.
Philipp Lahm Retires
The European Union's Erasmus Programme sent 270,000 university students abroad in Europe during the 2012/13 academic year, many of which chose to study in Germany. Spain ranked as the most popular destination for Erasmus students, but Germany came in second, bringing in more than 30,000 students during the academic year.
Erasmus Program in Germany
From the protected mudflats of the Wadden Sea in the west to the distinctive chalk cliffs of the island of Rügen in the east, Germany's coastline offers something for just about every taste.
Driving on the wrong side of the road is dangerous, and can even be deadly. In German, drivers who are going in the wrong direction are called Geisterfahrer, which means "ghost drivers."
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