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Germany host of the 2022 G7
published June 29, 2022 19:39 UTC +12

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The 48th G7 (Group of Seven) was held 26-28 June, 2022. The host: Germany. It was held in the Bavarian Alps, at Schloss Elmau. Countries of the G7 are Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, UK, USA, and European Union. It was Germany’s turn to take presidency this year, which it did on Jan 1, 2022. So the host was Germany.

-Katrina Wood
(source material for – above news item: bundesregierung.de , and general information references)
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update: Axel Springer now owner of Politico since late 2021
published February 15, 2022 14:21 UTC +13

Since Oct 2021, U.S.-founded Politico has been owned by German publisher Axel Springer, SE.

Politico, founded in 2007 as an American-based political journalism company, was acquired for over approximately $1 billion by Axel Springer SE last year. It has offices based in north america among other locations, and also europe. German offices are in Frankfurt and Berlin. The news company has websites based in USA (politico.com) and also Europe (politico.eu).

-Katrina Wood
(sources include politico websites info/press releases and general information references)

Federal Chancellor of Germany meets U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington
published February 10, 2022 21:15 UTC +13

Olaf Scholz, the Federal Chancellor of Germany, met with U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington on Monday 7 feb, in his first such U.S. visit in his capacity as Germany’s Federal Chancellor.

Among other issues, the G7 was discussed. Germany takes the G7 Presidency this year.

Germany and the United States have close links in terms of economic and cultural ties.

by Katrina Wood
source: www.bundesregierung.de (Press and Information Office of the Federal Government)

German media company acquires rights to purchase Politico
published September 13, 2021 21:10 UTC +12

Berlin-based media publishing company Axel Springer SE has acquired rights to purchase US-based media company Politico.
-Katrina Wood

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A two-day international media forum in Germany kicks off with range of subjects of interests to journalists
published June 15, 2021 15:55 UTC +12
‘Deutsche Welle is currently hosting a two-day global media forum in Germany‚Ķ’

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German Greens party select their chancellor candidate
published June 14, 2021 00.15 UTC +12

Annalena Baerbock has been confirmed by the German Greens party as their chancellor candidate for the federal German election that takes place in September this year. The Greens confirmed her as their candidate at a party conference that took place on Saturday June 12, 2021, Germany.

by Katrina Wood
sources include apnews.com

Germany takes Presidency of Council of European Union for 6 months during 2020
published sept 13, 2020 11. 59 UTC +12

Germany will take the presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months this year, lasting from July to December 2020 (1 July to 31 December 2020).

– by Katrina Wood

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