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  • Ambassador Emerson with relatives in Colnrade

    Ambassador Emerson on Roots Tour

    On June 22-24, 2015, Ambassador and Mrs. Emerson traveled though Germany to discover their roots and visit some of their long-lost relatives.

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  • Land of Ideas

    “Going Green" receives "Land der Ideen" Award

    We are very proud that our pilot project “Going Green – Education for Sustainability” is a recipient of the “Deutschland – Land der Ideen.” This nation-wide school project was conducted as a joint initiative by LIFE e.V./eXplorarium, Leuphana University Lüneburg and the U.S. Embassy.

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  • Ambassador John B. Emerson delivering opening remarks at the Conference on Russian Disinformation

    Exposing Russian Disinformation

    “The Kremlin's disinformation campaign goes far beyond controlling its own media. It is aimed at nothing less than presenting a parallel version of reality and disseminating it as if it were news. The Kremlin's goal is to make people question the value of media at all.”

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  • Secretary of Defense Ash Carter greeted by Minister von der Leyen

    “... we’ll keep the door open for Russia.”

    In his first public speech in Germany Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said: “We want to move forward together... That’s why we still, despite past history and today’s deeply troubling trends, hold open the possibility of a turn to the future by Russia.”

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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks with President Obama at the G7 summit.

    G7 summit

    President Obama thanked Germany for hosting the G7 summit where they discussed “our shared future -- a global economy that creates jobs and opportunity; maintaining a strong and prosperous European Union; forging new trade partnerships across the Atlantic; standing up to Russian aggression in Ukraine; combating threats from violent extremism to climate change.”

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