Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games at Olympic Park on 10 September

Invictus Games: Silver medals for Germany

The German team participating in the London Invictus Games has landed two further silver medals, having already won one silver medal in a driving and navigation challenge ahead of the opening ceremony.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks in the Bundestag in Berlin, 10 September 2014

Further sanctions against Russia come into force

The EU's extended package of sanctions against Russia came into force on 12 September.

Steinmeier and Hammond in Brussels last month

Foreign Ministers Hammond and Steinmeier met in Berlin

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met with his British counterpart Philip Hammond at the Foreign Office in Berlin on 11 September.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel presents Miroslav Klose with the 'Goldene Victoria' prize in Berlin, 11 September 2014

2014 World Cup winner Miroslav Klose awarded Goldene Victoria prize

German football player and 2014 World Cup winner Miroslav Klose has been awarded this year's Goldene Victoria Prize for Integration. German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a speech in Klose's honour at the award ceremony in Berlin on 11 September.

Interview with German Ambassador Peter Ammon

Interview with the Ambassador

In a CTN interview, German Ambassador Peter Ammon speaks about his return to the UK as Ambassador, international politics, the European Union and much more. Click here to watch the interview in full.

The finalists

German Book Prize 2014: The six finalists

 The shortlist of the German Book Prize 2014 has been announced, after the jury reviewed 176 titles that were published between October 2013 and 10 September 2014.

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski speaks at the WWII remembrance session at the Bundestag in Berlin,  10 September 2014

Bundestag commemorates outbreak of Second World War

On 10 September, a special session was held in the German Bundestag to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War.

Wind turbines in Brandenburg

Climate Diplomacy Day: Together for climate protection

The first German-British-French Day for Climate Protection and Climate Diplomacy took place on 9 September, with a kick-off event at the UK Embassy in Berlin. The embassies of our three countries organised events to showcase our efforts.

German Foreign Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Afghanistan, 6 September 2014

Steinmeier visits Afghanistan for talks

On 6 September, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Afghanistan for special talks in Kabul with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Afghan Foreign Minister Zarar Ahmad Osmani, and presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, as well as UN Special Representative for Afghanistan Ján Kubiš.

Merkel visiting Ukraine for talks

Merkel condemns anti-Semitism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned anti-Semitism in the strongest possible terms in her latest podcast, adding that both she herself, as well as the German government, will do all they can to combat anti-Semitism.

A still from 'Liberty Train'

Liberty Train: East German refugees' journey to freedom

This week, the blog launched the multimedia project 'Liberty Train' ('Zug in die Freiheit'), which tells the story of Christian Bürger, one of thousands of East German refugees who took a train from Prague to West Germany in 1989, in the hope of finding freedom.

University of Hamburg

In Focus: Studying and Internships in Germany

Click here for information about studying and interning in Germany. Filled with tips on everything from putting a university application together to working out potential living costs, this is a great place to start if you're considering continuing your education or kick-starting your career in Germany.

Ambassador Peter Ammon

Ambassador Peter Ammon

Dr Peter Ammon is the German Ambassador to the Court of St. James's.

Commemorating World War One

Franz Marc, Réconciliation, 1912

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. Here you can find a collection of informative websites about events in Germany and beyond, as well as speeches and articles by German politicians and international figures.

300 Years of British-German Royal Ties

'Kings and Queens, House of Hanover' Presentation Pack

The 300th Anniversary of this British-German royal link in 2014 will be celebrated by numerous events in Britain and Germany.