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“Dreams Can Come True”: Tenth Grade German Student Goes to National Art Contest

Mar 28, 2017 |
PTA’s Reflections Art Contest

Max, a tenth grade student from Germany, is heading to nationals. Nothing unusual, one would say. But Max is autistic. His self-composed song “I Need You” won in the state of Maryland in the PTA’s Reflections Art Contest.

60 Years of the Treaties of Rome: Europe, a Success Story

Mar 24, 2017 | Federal Foreign Office
Calling for a strong EU

The EU is a success story. That is why we want to continue along the path of cooperation, working together to find solutions. To mark the anniversary, the 27 Heads of State and Government of the member states and the EU institutions will gather in Rome on March 25 to reaffirm their commitment to the joint European course.

Word of the Week: Biergartenwetter

Mar 24, 2017 |

What do you call a 70-degree day filled with sunshine? Biergartenwetter, of course - weather most suitable to hit up your local beer garden!

Chancellor Merkel to Receive Elie Wiesel Award

Mar 23, 2017 |
Chancellor Angela Merkel in August 2016

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has announced that it will present the 2017 Elie Wiesel Award, the institution’s highest honor, to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Thomas Buergenthal Receives Order of Merit for Lifelong Commitment to Human Rights

Mar 23, 2017 |
Order of Merit for Thomas Buergenthal

After surviving the Holocaust as a child–first in a ghetto in Poland and then in Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps and even a death march–Thomas Buergenthal dedicated his life to the protection of human rights as a judge and law professor.

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Mar 27, 2017 12:55 PM

Ivanka Trump at Berlin empowerment conference

Ivanka Trump has confirmed her participation in a G20 empowerment conference in Berlin next month. The US president's daughter is to share her views on labor market participation and gender gap issues.

Mar 27, 2017 11:53 AM

Punk photographer Sven Marquardt

An exhibition of photos from the East German fashion magazine "Sibylle" has opened at the Kunsthalle in Rostock. One of the photographers was Sven Marquardt, who's now a bouncer at the legendary Berlin Berghain club.

Mar 27, 2017 11:37 AM

German business confidence hits new high

Business expectations among German managers have brightened in recent weeks, a closely watched confidence index has shown. Optimism is strongest in the building industry, according to Ifo's latest survey.

Mar 27, 2017 10:29 AM

Detoxify your clothes

German outdoor outfitter Vaude has vowed to eliminate hazardous chemicals from its supply chain by 2020. But are customers willing to pay more for greener textiles?

Mar 27, 2017 10:05 AM

Opinion: Schulz has not beaten Merkel yet

Martin Schulz sent the SPD into total euphoria. But he couldn't turn water into wine. The Saarland state election has brought the Social Democrats back down to earth, says DW's Sabine Kinkartz.

Mar 27, 2017 9:37 AM

Picky, warmth-loving beer-hater: Who was Immanuel Kant?

Immanuel Kant followed a disciplined bedtime routine and believed that light created bugs. The quirks of the world-famous philosopher - and his odd relationship to his servant - are the subject of a unique graphic novel.