The German government began transporting humanitarian aid to refugees in Northern Iraq on Friday, August 15. The supplies include blankets, medicine and food. They will be delivered to Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
Aid to Iraq
The longlist for the German Book Prize was announced this week. The jury, which has been tirelessly debating the candidates for months now, nominated twenty novels for the prestigious list. By the beg...
German Book Prize
The wide majority of Germans (70 percent) agree with the European Union’s recent response of expanded sanctions against Russia, according to a new poll.
Germans Support Sanctions
The Federal Foreign Office has provided 1.3 million euros to date to help combat the virus, supporting the work of the non-governmental organization, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine.
Funding for Ebola Epidemic
The year to year analysis compiled by the Federal Statistical Office reveals a 1.1 percent increase in exports and a 2.1 increase in imports in June 2014. The increase is a positive sign for increased growth in 2014.
Increase in Imports and Exports
In the first half of 2014, renewable energy sources made up 28.5 percent of total electricity consumption in Germany. This is an almost 4-percent increase over last year and shows continued development in the renewable energy sector.
Green Energy Records
The German National Tourism Board (DZT) recently released their top 100 tourist attractions for 2014. The Neuschwanstein Castle, Europa-Park and the Cologne Cathedral were once again in the top three. Check out the list!
Are you a wacky wordsmith? A polished polyglot? A language lover? Then you are the perfect candidate to enter our latest contest! The Day of German Unity Contest is a caption contest. Each week on Monday, we will post a photo of the Berlin Wall and it is your job to write a caption for it.
The market research firm Canadean reports that the German ice cream market is currently worth 2.7 billion dollars, meaning it is worth more than any other European country. In 2013, the last time a report like this was produced, Germany was second to Italy as Europe's ice cream capital.
Germany: An Ice Cream Nation
With four or more weeks of vacation per year, many German workers are out of the office during the summer months - especially in July and August, when schools are also closed. As a result, this time period is often referred to as the Sauregurkenzeit, which translates into "pickle time."
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