1. White House meeting Vice Chancellor Gabriel Meets With Vice President Biden
  2. Visit to Berlin Wall Memorial Kerry Meets with Steinmeier and Merkel in Berlin
  3. 1973 White House Remembering Former German Ambassador Berndt von Staden
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Vice Chancellor Gabriel Meets With Vice President Biden

German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Sigmar Gabriel met with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on Wednesday, during a four-day U.S. visit that has also taken him to South Carolina and Boston and that will conclude in New York on Friday.

Visit to Berlin Wall Memorial

Kerry Meets with Steinmeier and Merkel in Berlin

US Secretary of State Kerry met with Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Chancellor Merkel and also visited the Berlin Wall Memorial at Bernauer Street. We've put together a collection of tweets, Facebook posts, videos and media coverage of his visit.

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Remembering Former German Ambassador Berndt von Staden

Berndt von Staden, West German Ambassador to the United States from 1973 to 1979 and a long-time member of the German diplomatic corps, has passed away in his home of Ludwigsburg at the age of 95.

Bundeswehr prepares for deployment in countries hit by ebola

"We Need a Standby Force of Medical Experts"

"My heroes are the many volunteers in West Africa who are fighting for the life of each person infected," Foreign Minister Steinmeier wrote in Bild newspaper. "From Germany, the Red Cross, the Federal Agency for Technical Relief, the Bundeswehr and others are all doing their utmost."

IT Conference

IT Conference Highlights Young Startups

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Minister of Technology and Energy Sigmar Gabriel attended the National IT conference this week in Hamburg. Shortly before the event, 18 of Germany’s finest startup companies were announced as winners of the German Accelerator Award.

Foreign Minister Steinmeier

Steinmeier Welcomes Formation of New Iraqi Government

"In gaining parliamentary approval for a Shia interior minister and a Sunni defense minister, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has succeeded in forming an inclusive Iraqi government representing all major ethnic and religious groups."

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Germany Tops Global Green Economy Index

Germany has once again topped the Global Green Economy Index this year along with other northern European countries. According to the report, Germany is perceived as a true leader of the climate change movement. Many EU countries scored well in this portion of the Index, indicating that the EU as a whole is also considered a leader of climate policy.

Sabine Messerer

Wall Stories: Sabine Messerer

During the weeks leading up to the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we will be posting the stories of our colleagues. We asked each of them one question: where were you when the wall came down? Here is Sabine Messerer's story.

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Washington Hebrew Congregation Hosts New Exhibit on Jewish Life in Germany

German Ambassador Peter Wittig visited the Washington Hebrew Congregation (WHC) on Tuesday for the opening of a new exhibit on Jewish life in modern Germany. The exhibit encompasses 25 panels that tell the stories of Jewish authors, rabbis, entrepreneurs, students and community members who live in Germany today.

Undated portrait of the author Erich Kästner

The German Embassy presents: Erich Kästner Days

Tuesday, October 28 - Saturday, November 1 - To celebrate the life and work of the author of children’s classics "Emil and the Detectives" and "Lottie and Lisa," the German Embassy and its partners present a week of Erich Kästner-themed events including the opening of a micro-museum, a program of lieder, an illustrated lecture and a film program.

Dennis - der Quälgeist

Word of the Week: Quälgeist

When you were little, you might remember nagging your parents persistently to buy you something in a store. Germans would have called you a Quälgeist, which basically means "a pest."

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