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Nov 19, 2017 4:50 PM

Germany's Jamaica coalition talks resume, Merkel calls for concerted effort

The Merkel-led conservative block, the Greens and the market-friendly FDP have until Sunday evening to reach common ground on a possible coalition. Talks have stalled as parties clash on migration and the environment.


Nov 17, 2017 9:05 PM

Germany replaces US as country with best international image

Germany enjoys the best reputation of any country in the world, according to the latest Nation Brands Index. The survey found that there is much more than Germany's economic motor driving the positive image.


Nov 17, 2017 6:21 PM

Germany bans Syrian who flew to Greece with ankle monitor

A refugee who was fitted with an electronic ankle tag monitor following violent behavior has been barred from Germany after leaving the country. Police had dropped an investigation into whether the man posed a threat.


Nov 17, 2017 4:55 PM

Germany's Sigmar Gabriel in Belarus to boost ties with Russia's ally

Germany's foreign minister has said hopes to increase EU-Belarus ties during a visit to Minsk. It was the first time in seven years that a German foreign minister held bilateral talks with the Russia-allied country.


Nov 17, 2017 3:51 PM

COP23: Should climate summits always happen in Bonn?

In the conclusion of our COP Secret series, we ask delegates whether this year's co-hosting between Germany and Fiji has worked, or if it has amounted to mere tokenization. Could this set-up be replicated in the future?


Nov 16, 2017 12:05 PM

Chadrac Akolo: 'Hunger was a part of my life'

Stuttgart's Chadrac Akolo is off to a flying start in the Bundesliga. The Democratic Republic of Congo international has come a long way since arriving in Switzerland as a refugee at the age of 14.

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500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

Alexander von Humboldt

Kosmos Humboldt website - www.kosmos-humboldt.org

Alexander von Humboldt is seen as the last great universal scholar. The first environmental activist, humanist, world traveller and international cosmopolitan. But what is behind the legend?

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Wir sind Weltmeister!

We brought home the Football World Cup!

Congratulations to our National Football Team, the 2014 World Champions                                                                                                                                 ...