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British and German troops relive Xmas truce
Soldiers in World War One period uniforms watch the football match. Photo: DPA

British and German troops relive Xmas truce

Teams from the British and German armies played a friendly football game in Aldershot on Wednesday in memory of the Christmas truce of 1914. READ  

Germany's Homer Simpson is actually 85
Image: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Germany's Homer Simpson is actually 85

He might be bald, and fat, but onscreen Homer Simpson doesn't look a day over... let's say 45. Unlike the actor who voices Homer for German audiences who is, in fact, 85 and still going strong. READ  

Clubs offer €1 for bust Berlin shopping mall
Soon to be a techno-pounding dancefloor? Photo: DPA

Clubs offer €1 for bust Berlin shopping mall

The Berlin Club Commission have made a semi-serious offer to buy the brand-new Mall of Berlin from its bankrupt owners for €1. READ  

Malick's 'Knight of Cups' to premiere at Berlinale
Natalie Portman. Photo: DPA

Malick's 'Knight of Cups' to premiere at Berlinale

Cult director Terence Malick will give the world premiere of his latest film, Knight of Cups, at the Berlinale Film Festival, organisers announced Monday. READ  

Wetten Dass says tschüss with Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller on Wetten dass...? Photo: DPA

Wetten Dass says tschüss with Ben Stiller

Germany's biggest TV show bowed out at the weekend after 33 years with a three-and-a half hour extravaganza featuring Hollywood actor Ben Stiller. READ  

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Lichtgrenze tops German words of the year list
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Lichtgrenze tops German words of the year list

The Society for German Language (GfdS) have released their annual top words of the year list reflecting the newsmakers that were Germany in 2014. READ  

World-famous Berlin street art blacked out
Bailiffs clearing the Cuvry Brache site after a fire in September. Photo: DPA

World-famous Berlin street art blacked out

Twitter users in the capital's Kreuzberg district reported that men arrived with cranes and spotlights on Thursday night to paint over two of the capital's most famous street art pieces. READ  

This week in history
Kaiser Wilhelm II faces pan-European war
Kaiser Wilhelm II. Photo: DPA

Kaiser Wilhelm II faces pan-European war

On December 8th 1912, Kaiser Wilhelm II summoned his senior officers to his palace in Potsdam to discuss how to deal with a war on two fronts against France, Britain and Russia. READ  

Salesmen's sex orgies find home in museum
Budapest's Gellert Baths are usually home to much more wholesome activities. Photo: DPA

Salesmen's sex orgies find home in museum

Leipzig's Haus der Geschichte has included evidence from a case in which insurance salesmen were rewarded with an all-expenses paid sex trip to Budapest in an exhibition on changing sexual morals. READ  

Author and Holocaust survivor dies aged 91
Ralph Giordano. Photo: DPA

Author and Holocaust survivor dies aged 91

Best-selling German author and Holocaust survivor Ralph Giordano, whose writing offered a moral compass for the nation in the post-war period, died Wednesday aged 91, his publisher said. READ  

Expo fetes Berliner who put 007 in space
One of Adam's sets for the 1979 Bond movie "Moonraker". Photo: Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation

Expo fetes Berliner who put 007 in space

A new exhibition in the German capital celebrates the set-building prowess of 93-year-old Sir Ken Adam, the Berlin-born designer who made volcanoes slide open and Fort Knox surrender its gold bullion. READ  

Party like a German: 10 top tips
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Party like a German: 10 top tips

It's party season, and to help you seamlessly blend into German life and culture we've put together our top ten ways you can avoid embarrassment while you're keeping out the winter chill. READ  

'Plug-ugly' Honecker yacht fetches €130,000
The Vineta has a new owner - but still can't sail. Photo: DPA

'Plug-ugly' Honecker yacht fetches €130,000

A businessman snapped up the former German Democratic Republic leader's dock-bound motor launch at an auction on Sunday. READ  

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Top ten gifts for a British Christmas abroad

Top ten gifts for a British Christmas abroad

Christmas exposes the expat's emotions like no other time of year. But here are ten yuletide products to give your festivities a very British feel, wherever you are. READ  

Expat Dispatches
A very Weltkrieg Christmas
German soldiers gather around the tree in 1944. Photo: Bundesarchiv

A very Weltkrieg Christmas

In The Local's latest expat dispatch, history teacher Kathleen Rolf explores her favourite contemporary Christmas music, which leads her down the road of the evolution of German Weihnachtslieder through the Second World War and discovers a lesson in humanity. READ  

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