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Oct 23, 2017 2:41 PM

Germany approves deal on three submarines for Israel

The German government has said it is ready to sign a deal selling three new ThyssenKrupp submarines to Israel. Berlin had delayed the agreement over concern about an Israeli corruption investigation.

Oct 23, 2017 1:06 PM

'Matilda' hits cinemas as Russia fears more violence

Russia is on edge as the controversial historical drama premieres. DW's Juri Rescheto in Saint Petersburg explains why attacks have dogged Aleksei Utichel's film and why the response has been too little, too late.

Oct 23, 2017 12:48 PM

Reichsbürger trial: Man sentenced to life for murdering police officer

A 50-year-old German has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a police officer. The man was allegedly a member of the Reichsbürger extremist group, which rejects the legitimacy of the German state.

Oct 23, 2017 12:28 PM

Germany: Turkey made 81 extradition requests since failed coup

Turkey has expressed frustration at Germany's lack of movement on extradition requests after a failed coup. A German lawmaker said Berlin should "exert resistance" to instead get German citizens out of Turkish custody.

Oct 23, 2017 11:54 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo the favorite to win FIFA's 'The Best' award

Cristiano Ronaldo is the clear favorite to be named the world's top men's football player of 2017. The Portuguese superstar is the holder of the award, which was handed out for the first time in 2016.

Oct 23, 2017 8:03 AM

German military: 200 soldiers classified as far-right extremists since 2008

A German lawmaker has criticized discrepancies in the reporting of right-wing sympathizers among the military's ranks. The identified extremists could use their military training to advance their cause, she warned.

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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.

A reef knot as the symbol of the G20 summit in Hamburg

Germany’s G20 presidency

Germany will be holding the presidency of the G20 in 2017. The summit of the heads of state and government and representatives of international organisations will be held in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July 2017. A number of G20 ministers’ conferences are scheduled to take place prior to this. The G20 Foreign Ministers met in Bonn on 16 and 17 February 2017. The summit and ministers’ meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss current international challenges and to raise awareness of new issues in international affairs.

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Signing the Future Worlds project agreement

Germany supports Future Worlds Center

On Friday, 27 February Ambassador Nikolai von Schoepff and Doctor Yiannis Laouris, Chair of the Board of Future Worlds (FWC), signed a project agreement for the duration of this year. The agreement bu...


Anti-Corruption Initiative

The Private Sector/Federal Administration Anti-Corruption Initiative has addressed the issue of accepting gifts, hospitality and other benefits. In business transactions between the public administration and the private sector, there is still too little awareness of the standards in this area. The following catalogue of frequently asked questions is intended to help recognize the boundaries of permissible behaviour with regard to gifts, hospitality and other benefits for federal administration employees. Contact person for the Anti-Corruption Initiative at the Embassy Nicosia is Mr Benedikt Zanker.

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European refugee crisis 2016

#RumoursAboutGermany Beware: Human traffickers are not reliable source of information about living conditions in Europe. They are criminals. Human traffickers deliberately spread rumours and false ...

New regulations for the access to German universities as of 2018

Hörsaal Medizin Leipzig

The German Embassy in Nicosia is pleased to announce that the requirements for the access to higher education in Germany for candidates with secondary school certificates from the Republic of Cyprus w...

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

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Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

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