1. Refugees head to next border on foot Merkel & Hollande: Goal is European Solution to Refugee Crisis
  2. Gauck and Obama President Gauck Will Visit Washington, DC
  3. Dennis Schröder of the Atlanta Hawks Three NBA Players on Germany's 2015 Eurobasket Team
Refugees head to next border on foot

Merkel & Hollande: Goal is European Solution to Refugee Crisis

Chancellor Merkel and French President Hollande on Friday presented a joint set of proposals for how Europe should handle the growing refugee influx, including a permanent and binding mechanism for fairly distributing arriving refugees.

Gauck and Obama

President Gauck Will Visit Washington, DC

German Federal President Joachim Gauck will be in the United States from October 5-7. He will have meetings at the White House and attend the Day of German Unity celebrations in Washington, DC.

Dennis Schröder of the Atlanta Hawks

Three NBA Players on Germany's 2015 Eurobasket Team

The German National Basketball Team has announced its final roster for the Eurobasket tournament, which tips off on September 5. Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, Dennis Schröder of the Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz center Tibor Pleiß will be starting along with team captain Heiko Schaffartzik and forward Robin Benzing.

Temporary shelter in tents

10-Point Plan for European Refugee Policy Response

"Europe cannot put this off any longer and the EU must act now. We must therefore pursue a European asylum, refugee and migration policy that is founded on the principle of solidarity and our shared values of humanity."


US Now Biggest Importer of German Goods

As the US economy continues to grow - 3.7 percent in the second quarter of 2015 – so does its foreign trade. New data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) shows that the US is importing more goods from Germany than ever before.

Merkel, Hollande And Poroshenko Press Conference - Berlin

Better Implementation of the Minsk Agreements

Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed French President François Holland and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to Berlin on August 24 to discuss progress on the implementation of the Minsk Agreement in Eastern Ukraine. President Poroshenko also met with Federal President Gauck at Bellvue Palace.

Cincinnati Reds

Ambassador Wittig To Throw Out First Pitch at Reds Ballpark

German Ambassador Peter Wittig will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 5. This is his first trip to Cincinnati as Ambassador.

THW in New Orleans in 2005

Relief Agency Helped New Orleans after Katrina 10 Years Ago

Volunteers from Germany's Federal Agency for Technical Relief, THW for short, were on the ground in New Orleans for weeks after the hurricane, using their equipment to help pump water from the devastated city.


Scientists Confirm: World's Oldest Trees Found in Germany

Scientists have confirmed that fossils of primitive trees found in Germany stem from the world's oldest known forest. On Tuesday, the State Museum in Bonn announced that fossils of trees found in 2008 and 2009 existed 390 million years ago - before the age of dinosaurs.

Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am Main

Strong Second Quarter for Germany's Economy

The second half of 2015 is predicted to be a strong one for the Germany economy, according to the Bundesbank, Germany's central bank. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the German economy grew by 0.4 percent in the second quarter 2015.


Former US Army Base Repurposed as Big Cat Sanctuary

A 34-acre stretch of land along the German-French border was repurposed to support a surprising clientele: big cats. The former site of Maßweiler Army Base will now be home to up to six tigers.


Word of the Week: Wasserratte

As Labor Day weekend approaches, many Americans will be heading to the beach - or the pool - for the last time this summer. With pools closing for the season, it's a chance for the so-called Wasserratten to swim outdoors one last time!


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