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22 December 1989 – Brandenburg Gate re-opens

For many years, it was a symbol of the division of Germany: The Brandenburg Gate. Even after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the gate did not have an official crossing point - that changed on 22 December 1989.

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German training mission for Kurdish Peshmerga approved

On Wednesday, at the initiative of Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Defence Minister von der Leyen, the German Government approved a training mission for Kurdish-Iraqi security forces. more

Light against darkness - Hanukkah in Berlin

On 16 December Minister of State Böhmer attended the ceremony of the lighting of candles to mark the beginning of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah 2014 in Berlin. more

Germany increases winter relief in northern Iraq

Human Rights Commissioner Strässer travelled to northern Iraq on 13 and 14 December in order to gain an insight into the preparations for the protection of the refugees from the upcoming winter. more

Resolute Support: further support for Afghanistan

The German Bundestag has voted by a large majority in favour of Germany’s participation in the international training mission 'Resolute Support'. more

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Showing solidarity: Foreign Minister Steinmeier in Kyiv

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