Ambassador Wittig: We Need A Robust Transatlantic Alliance
In an op-ed published in the Huffington Post and in light of recent interview comments made by the President-Elect, Ambassador Peter Wittig promotes the transatlantic alliance.
Federal President Gauck Urges “Firm Trust in Ourselves”
"It is with true confidence that we let our deeply held conviction be heard: We will preserve, develop and defend what we have achieved and what we hold dear to our heart," Federal President Gauck said in his final speech in office.
Kayaker Freya Hoffmeister to Circumnavigate North America
German endurance paddler Freya Hoffmeister has announced her plan to circumnavigate the North American continent by sea kayak. The trip itself will cover about 30,000 miles and take her between eight and ten years to finish in separate increments.
"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.
In the wake of the deadly attack in Berlin in December, Interior Minister de Maizière and Justice Minister Maas presented 10 security and legal measures.
Significantly fewer people seeking asylum arrived in Germany in 2016, according to preliminary figures: in 2016 some 280,000 asylum seekers came to Germany, down from 890,000 in 2015.
The former Federal President is being remembered as a respected and trusted statesman and legal mind, known for his wisdom and direct, down-to-earth manner.
On January 9, following the Washington, DC premiere of their global hit Red Bull Flying Bach show at the Warner Theater, the German Embassy hosted the Berlin-based dance troupe the Flying Steps. The show’s co-creators, Vartan Bassil and Christoph Hagel, explained its genesis and why Bach and breakdance belong together.
On Tuesday, January 10th the FIFA Council gathered in Zurich to vote to expand the World Cup from 32 teams to 48 teams.
Feeling a bit cold? Or are you frozen stuff? In German, there's a word to describe what it's like when it's really, really cold -- Saukalt, which means "pig-cold"!
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