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Word of the Week: tote Hose

Aug 19, 2017 |
tote Hose

If you've ever been to a party that had nothing going on, you might want to call it tote Hose ("dead trousers"). But why?

Solidarity With Spain Against Terrorism

Aug 18, 2017 |
Flags at half-staff in remembrance of victims of terror attack in Spain

The German Embassy lowered its flags to half-staff on Friday in remembrance of the victims of the terror attacks in Spain. In Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Spain of Germany's solidarity and said both countries are united in the determination not to let attacks like this "stop us from living our way of life."

A New Cold War? Foreign Minister Gabriel Meets the Deep Cuts Commission

Aug 17, 2017 | Federal Foreign Office
Foreign Minister Gabriel

The current tense situation on the Korean Peninsula shows all too clearly how much we need disarmament, arms control and discussion on a world without nuclear weapons.

Word of the Week: Lebensmüde

Aug 11, 2017 |

We all have days where we feel tired and worn out. But if you feel like this every day, you may be lebensmüde.

Julius Böhme Represents Germany in World Brain Bee Championship

Aug 4, 2017 |
Julius Böhme

A 17-year-old student from Germany is representing his country in the World Brain Bee Championship - an annual neuroscience competition that is being held in Washington, D.C. this year.

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Aug 18, 2017 2:47 PM

Erdogan tells German Turks not to vote for Angela Merkel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed Germany's three main political parties as "enemies of Turkey" ahead of parliamentary elections. The comments drew a swift rebuke from Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Aug 18, 2017 1:44 PM

La Liga, Bundesliga express solidarity with Barcelona victims

Spain's La Liga returns to action this weekend under the shadow of the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils that left 14 dead and dozens injured. Many in the sporting world have expressed their condolences.

Aug 18, 2017 10:08 AM

Instability stands between Stuttgart and future success

A year after being relegated, the Swabians are back in Germany’s top flight. But the lack of long-term planning and stability could hinder their chances of progressing further. So how do Stuttgart’s prospects look?

Aug 18, 2017 10:03 AM

Opinion: When will the fans decide they've had enough?

Karl-Heinz Körbel waves to the Frankfurt crowd after his testimonial game against a team of Bayern Munich all-stars

Commerce, marketing, endless transfers and more kick off times than anyone can get their head around. The Bundesliga is in danger of losing its identity unless something changes, writes Tobias Oelmaier.

Aug 18, 2017 10:01 AM

Bundesliga Matchday 1: It's all about change at Schalke, again

Expectations are as high as ever in Gelsenkirchen. New Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco is unproven but highly rated and will be hoping to get off to a good start against last season's runners-up, RB Leipzig.

Aug 18, 2017 12:18 AM

Berlin crayfish panic as Tiergarten overrun with red crustaceans

A wildlife group has been receiving daily calls from people reporting marauding crustaceans in Berlin's Tiergarten. The invasive species are often seen scuttling outside the Spanish Embassy.