Foreign Policy and German-US Relations News

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.

Foreign Ministers of France and Germany Issue Joint Statement on Stabilization of Mosul

Jul 11, 2017 |
Mosul, Iraq

For France and Germany the liberation of Mosul is a source of hope for a united, democratic and secure Iraq. The defeat of IS in Mosul offers the unique opportunity to reconstruct the country and to work toward a national reconciliation.

Merkel at G20: Together We Can Achieve More

Jul 10, 2017 | Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
G20 "Family Photo"

Chancellor Merkel has declared herself satisfied with the outcome of the G20 summit. In the field of trade, she reported at the close of the summit in Hamburg, agreement was reached that markets must be kept open.

Bundestag Approves Same-Sex Marriage

Jun 30, 2017 |
People and rainbow flags at the Brandenburg Gate

In a historic decision, the German Bundestag voted in favor of same-sex marriage on Friday. Many parliamentarians celebrated the vote in the chamber, and hundreds of revelers gathered at the Brandenburg Gate.

BMW's Spartanburg Plant Celebrates 25 Years

Jun 30, 2017 |
BMW Plant in Spartanburg

Ambassador Wittig visited the Spartanburg, South Carolina plant of German automaker BMW this week to recognize the plant's 25 year anniversary. BMW used the event to announce their plan to invest an additional $600 million in its U.S. plant between 2018 and 2021.