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Gabriel: Certainties in an Uncertain World

Feb 17, 2017 | Federal Foreign Office
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel

"The unity of the transatlantic alliance between Europe, the United States and Canada is another certainty we build on. During my recent visit to the United States, my interlocutors confirmed this common transatlantic commitment."

G20 Foreign Ministers Meet in Bonn

Feb 17, 2017 | Federal Foreign Office
G20 sign

“This is an affirmation of what foreign policy calls multilateralism – i.e. cooperation by everyone with everyone else,” Foreign Minister Gabriel said before the first working session.

Word of the Week: Kater

Feb 17, 2017 |

If you've ever drank too much in one night, you're surely familiar with the headaches and nausea that plague you the next morning. In English, we call this a "hangover". In German, however, it is called a Kater.

Special Envoy for the Reformation Anniversary Discusses its Meaning Today

Feb 16, 2017 |
(l-r) Holger Mahnicke, Head of the Communications and Culture Department of the German Embassy Washington; Dr. Margot Käßmann, Special Envoy for the Reformation Anniversary; Dr. Simone Lässig, Director of the German Historical Institute; and The Rev. Dr. Olaf Wassmuth of the German Lutheran Church Washington, D.C.

Special Envoy Dr. Margot Käßmann discussed how Germany is approaching the 2017 Reformation quincentennial in the present day context on Feb. 15 at a joint event of the German Historical Institute and the German Embassy in Washington, DC.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier Elected Federal President

Feb 13, 2017 |
Frank-Walter Steinmeier

The Federal Convention met on Sunday, February 12, in Berlin and elected Frank-Walter Steinmeier Federal President. When he takes office on March 18, Steinmeier, until recently Germany's foreign minister, will succeed Joachim Gauck.

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Feb 20, 2017 12:26 PM

A Review of the Berlin Film Festival

As this year’s Berlin Film Festival draws to a close, we bring you the weirdest and most wonderful moments from the red carpet, the most exquisite outfits, the hottest parties and the movies everyone’s talking about.

Feb 20, 2017 12:19 PM

Wolff, Lauda extend contracts at F1 team Mercedes

Defending Formula One champions Mercedes have extended the contracts of Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda. The new deals will keep the duo at the helm of the motor racing team for another three years.

Feb 20, 2017 12:10 PM

An Orchestra Plays Berlin’s Soundtrack

Sizzling currywursts, sputtering Trabis, bustling S and U-Bahns – the sounds of Germany’s capital are interpreted by the musicians of the Berlin Konzerthausorchester for short online videos.

Feb 20, 2017 11:55 AM

Study looks at free-trade-with-Russia scenario

Free trade between the EU and Russia could bring enormous benefits for both sides, a study by the Munich-based Ifo economic research institute suggests. Only, the Ukraine conflict still stands in the way.

Feb 20, 2017 11:42 AM

Arms trade hits highest level since Cold War: study

Demand from the Middle East and Asia has driven the transfer of arms to its highest level in decades, a study shows. The US and Russia produced more than half of the world's arms in the past five years, it says.

Feb 20, 2017 10:09 AM

Amazon to create more jobs in Europe

US retail giant Amazon has announced it's going to create several thousand more jobs across Europe in the course of the year. It will also expand its operations in the UK despite the country's exit from the EU.