Foreign Minister Gabriel in Bonn

Foreign Minister Gabriel Hosts G20 Foreign Ministers in Bonn

“This is an affirmation of what foreign policy calls multilateralism – i.e. cooperation by everyone with everyone else,” Foreign Minister Gabriel said on February 16 before the first working session of the two-day gathering.

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier Elected Federal President

Germany inspires other people, not because everything is great here, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in his acceptance speech, but because the country has shown that things can get better, that peace can come after wars, that reconciliation can follow division, that after ideological frenzy political reason can set in.

Zero Waste becoming a trend

'Good Food' Store Tackles Waste in Grocery Stores

The Good Food is the first store in Germany to sell only waste food, meaning perfectly edible produce and other products discarded or rejected by grocery stores or deemed overstock.

Shaping an Interconnected World: Germany's G20 Presidency 2017

German G20 Presidency 2017

"Shaping an interconnected world": That is the motto of Germany’s G20 Presidency in 2017. The highlight of the Presidency will be the leaders’ summit on July 7 and 8, 2017, in Hamburg.

G20 Presidency 2017

Special Envoy for the Reformation Anniversary Discusses its Meaning Today

(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.

Reformation Anniversary

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

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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.

Prisoners of War - One-Time Payment to Former Soviet Prisoners of War

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

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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.

Toy Fair

Berlinale Offers Something for Fans and Insiders

Berlinale 2017

As the films of the past year are being honored at awards shows, Germany’s capital is gearing up for a look at major new films. The annual Berlin International Film Festival, the Berlinale, opens on February 9 and runs through February 19.

Berlinale 2017

Lights! Camera! Action!

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Germany is a country of film legends. In the 1920s, Berlin's famed Babelsberg studios was one of Hollywood's top competitors. Today, a new generation of filmmakers is winning international acclaim with smart takes on tough topics.

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Word of the Week: Kater

Kater

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.

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