Lain Shakespeare looks out a window over the Atlanta Beltline, sharing the vision for the light rail line organizers hope will eventually run parallel to a trail that already has arguably transformed the way the city sees itself. “Projects like this are really redefining the way people view this city and increasing the demand for […]
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It’s easy to point to similarities between German Protestant reformer Martin Luther and the 20th-century civil rights icon who bore his name. Both Christian iconoclasts bound by conscience to speak truth to power, Martin Luther and Martin Luther King Jr. may seem like they were cut from the same cloth. But they also diverged in important ways, according to Michael Haspel, […]
Switzerland is known for punctual trains that you can set your clock by, but few know that the country itself is a microcosm of a timekeeping device, says Andreas Maager, the outgoing Swiss consul general in Atlanta. Mr. Maager says Switzerland is like a watch, one of its most famous exports, and not just because of a manufacturing sector known […]
Atlanta-area economic developers couldn’t have drawn up a project that blends more optimally the sectors they’re trying to promote. In another win for Atlanta’s “aerotropolis” region and the city’s broader automotive cluster, German luxury auto maker BMW announced that it would put a training center in the city College Park, adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. College Park, which sits […]
U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have so far been unable to find personal chemistry in line with the close ties between their countries. At their first meeting in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump’s attempts to make light of U.S. wiretapping of European leaders fell flat, and he all-too-visibly failed to shake Ms. Merkel’s hand during a photo op. […]
The GSU Singers’ modesty proved to be misplaced, as they bested 11 other choirs from around the world to win a biennial global competition in Marktoberdorf, a small Bavarian city in southern Germany.
No stores have been announced yet for Georgia, but the state perhaps has won a bigger prize in German grocery chain Lidl’s expansion into the United States: one of four regional headquarters and distribution centers.
The World Affairs Council’s Europe Day luncheon on May 12 began with a focus on Germany but its scope inevitably widened to consider the state of the European Union generally and then even the EU’s relations with the rest of the world. The panelists at the luncheon held at the Commerce Club downtown including Detlev […]
Martin Richenhagen, chairman, president and CEO of AGCO Corp., has stepped down from his post as chairman of the German American Chamber of Commerce South, which he has held since 2011, and has been replaced by Klaus Zellmer, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. Mr. Zellmer was elected last month as the chamber’s […]
As American soldiers were being maimed by roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military was working feverishly on a solution. One problem: It wasted nearly a decade developing one that was available off the shelf in Israel, a staunch U.S. ally. “That’s just one anecdote of the kind of parochialism that’s been the case at the […]