Foreign Policy and German-US Relations News

New Book Reveals Fun Facts about Germans

Mar 9, 2017 |

In a new book titled "One in Three Germans Iron their Underwear", author and filmmaker Christian Heynen has exposed a plethora of facts that expose the average German, from their cleaning habits to their driving habits.

Ute Lemper Performs "Songs for Eternity" in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance

Feb 9, 2017 |
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On the eve of February 8, Ute Lemper's songs from the Holocaust echoed through the rooms of the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., taking listeners on a trip to the ghettos and concentration camps of Nazi Germany. The concert was sponsored by the German Embassy in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Toy Drones Make an Appearance at the 68th Annual Toy Fair in Nuremberg

Feb 2, 2017 |

Multicopters, often also referred to as drones, have been becoming increasingly popular not only with adults, but also with children and teenagers. These "toys" are a highlight at the 68th annual toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany.

Essen Named 2017 European Green Capital

Jan 26, 2017 |

The German city of Essen has been named the 2017 European Green Capital for transforming itself from a leader in steel to a leader in environmental protection. In a ceremony held on January 21, the title was handed over from the Slovenian City of Ljublijana - the 2016 winner - to the city of Essen.

Deadline for Applications for One-Time Payment to Former Soviet Prisoners of War to Expire September 30, 2017

Jan 25, 2017 | / Federal Office for Central Services and Unresolved Property Issues
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The period of time in which to submit an application ends this year on September 30, 2017. Members of the Soviet armed forces who were detained as prisoners of war by Germany during the Second World War in the period from June 22, 1941, to May 8, 1945, may apply for a one-time payment in the amount of 2,500 euros.