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A Sixth World Record at Berlin Marathon

Sep 29, 2014 |
Berlin Marathon

The Berlin Marathon has earned a reputation over the past decade for attracting record-breaking runners. For the sixth year in a row, a marathon record has been broken along the banks of the Spree, this time by Kenyan Dennis Kimetto.

Germans Remain Optimistic About Economy

Sep 29, 2014 |

A Pew Research Center report shows that 85 percent of respondents in Germany saw the economy as good this year, a ten percent jump from last year's results. Only China and Vietnam had a more positive outlook in this survey.

Steinmeier: Germany Prepared To Take On Responsibility in the United Nations

Sep 29, 2014 | Federal Foreign Office

In his speech to the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier focused on the crises in Ukraine and the Middle East and on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

German Embassy Celebrates Renovations with Official Reopening Ceremony

Sep 26, 2014 |
ribbon cutting

After nearly four years of renovations, the German Embassy in Washington held a reopening ceremony of its chancery building on September 25.Dr. Barbara Hendricks, the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, attended the ceremony, giving a speech in which she discussed the details of the renovations.

Word of the Week: Wiesn

Sep 26, 2014 |
"Horse race at the Oktoberfest in Munich 1823," H. Adam

Are you going to Oktoberfest or to the Wiesn? Well, if you're going to one, you're also going to the other: the word Wiesn is basically a synonym for Oktoberfest!