News Archive

Coverage of Chancellor Merkel's Visit to Washington

May 1, 2014 |
Obama and Merkel in Berlin

We're following news and social media coverage of Chancellor Merkel's visit to Washington, DC, on May 1 and 2, on our Storify page.

Germany Begins Clinical Trial with New Malaria Vaccine

May 1, 2014 |
German Center for Infection Research

The Institute for Tropical Medicine in Thübingen has begun a clinical trial using a malaria vaccine manufactured by US biotech firm Sanaria Inc. A vaccine produced by Sanaria has already showed promise at a recent trial in the US, protecting all volunteers from malaria who received the highest dose.

Turkish-German University Opens in Istanbul

Apr 30, 2014 |
Gauk and Gül

German President Joachim Gauk and Turkish President Abdullah Gül jointly unveiled a plaque on Tuesday, marking the opening of the Turkish-German University in Istanbul.

Unemployment Falls Again in April

Apr 30, 2014 |
Women at work in an engine factory

The total number of unemployed persons dropped in the month of April. The employment results, coupled with the annual spring economic forecast produced by research groups DIW, Ifo, IWH and RWI, indicate strong growth for Germany.

The Epitome of ‘Cool’: DC Celebrates Blue Note @ 75

Apr 30, 2014 |
Saxophonist Hank Mobley with Blue Note founder Alfred Lion, at work on "Soul Station", February 7, 1960

While jazz is often cited as a uniquely American form of musical expression, the story of the legendary Blue Note label begins in Berlin. In May 2014, the Blue Note world converges on Washington, DC, where the Diamond Jubilee is being celebrated with an unprecedented series of concerts and events.