News Archive

German Researchers Discover 117th Element

May 5, 2014 |

Researchers at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research (GSI) in Darmstadt have isolated element 117, the first new element to be created in years. German scientists are responsible for discovering 19 elements.

The German Embassy Book Club

May 5, 2014 |

Members of the German Embassy staff will be participating regularly in an online book club devoted to promoting contemporary German literature. Join us on www.Goodreads .com for our reviews.

Steinmeier: Tragedy in Odessa Must Be a Wake‑Up Call!

May 3, 2014 | Federal Foreign Office
Foreign Minister Steinmeier

"I condemn in the strongest possible terms the outbreaks of violence in Odessa and other towns and cities in eastern and southern Ukraine, where demonstrators are attacking each other uninhibitedly and will stop at nothing, not even murder and manslaughter."

Meeting in DC: Merkel and Obama in Agreement Over Ukraine

May 2, 2014 | Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
Oval Office meeting

Germany and the USA intend to do all they can to support preparations for the elections in Ukraine. The two nations are to engage in a cyber dialogue on data security, underscored Chancellor Merkel and President Obama after their meeting at the White House.

Word of the Week: Leseratte

May 2, 2014 |

Do you read every night? Are you obsessed with your book collection? Germans would likely call you a Leseratte ("reading rat")!