1. The Fernsehturm is Germany's tallest structure Berlin’s TV Tower Turns 50
  2. Sunrise in Lower Saxony New Record in Renewable Energy
  3. Allstars ALBA Berlin/Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Maccabi Games players Historic European Maccabi Games Berlin Come to an End
The Fernsehturm is Germany's tallest structure

Berlin’s TV Tower Turns 50

Fifty years ago, on August 4, 1965, construction began on the Fernsehturm (TV tower) in East Berlin. But was once a symbol of the East, is today a landmark of united Berlin.

Sunrise in Lower Saxony

New Record in Renewable Energy

Germany's renewable energy industry broke a record at the end of July by supplying 78 percent of the country’s electricity. The previous high was 74 percent.

Allstars ALBA Berlin/Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Maccabi Games players

Historic European Maccabi Games Berlin Come to an End

The European Maccabi Games Berlin brought Europe's largest Jewish sporting event to Germany for the first time, with many competitions taking place at Olympic Park, originally built by the National Socialist regime for the 1936 Olympics. The tournament ends on Tuesday, August 4.

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Wittig: Germany Wants a Strong Greece

Ambassador Peter Wittig has written a blog post published in the Huffington Post on the Greek debt crisis. 

UN Security Council

Iran Deal Signed, Implementation is Key

Less than a week after a historic nuclear deal with Iran was signed, the international community is taking steps toward making it more official. If Iran implements the deal fully, economic sanctions could be lifted.

North American Interational Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan

German Brands Lead in JD Power Rankings

Four of the five top slots in the 2015 JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) list are occupied by German car companies. Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi were all listed among the top five and Volkswagen was ranked 15th.

Education

More International Students than Ever Before

In 2014, Germany hosted 301,350 students from abroad, which is nearly 20,000 more than the previous year and marks a new record for international students in Germany. Germany is now the third most attractive location for international students.

Steinmeier in Cuba

Foreign Minister Steinmeier Travels to Havana, Cuba

The process of reform in Cuba and the future of German-Cuban relations are important topics during Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s visit on July 16 and 17.

DJ Felix Jaehn

German DJ Jaehn Tops US Charts with “Cheerleader” Remix

For the first time in 26 years a German artist has topped the Billboard music charts. Hamburg native DJ Felix Jaehn has scored the Number One spot on the Billboard “Hot 100” chart for two weeks in a row with his remix of Omi’s “Cheerleader.”

Stuffed Animal Task Force

Stuffed Animal Task Force in the Mediterranean

The citizens of Kiel, Germany are trying to do their part in making refugees feel welcome. After hearing about the difficulties for child refugees on the ships, hundreds of people donated stuffed animals for kids pulled out of the Mediterranean.

Plastic Luthers, by Ottmar Hörl, Wittenberg (2010)

The Luther Decade: On the Trail of Martin Luther

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversay of the "big bang" of the Reformation, Luther's legendary posting of his theses on the church door in Wittenberg.

Besserwisser

Word of the Week: Besserwisser

We all know a Besserwisser. Maybe it's that classmate who constantly corrects the teacher, or that friend who points out every one of your spelling mistakes. Perhaps it's your colleague, who believes he's the only one who can do the job correctly.

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