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Schools: What every expat parent should ask
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Schools: What every expat parent should ask

Your child’s education is one of the most important long-term decisions you will ever make. It will not only impact your child’s university and career choice, but also your child’s friends and character. READ  

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Eight thoughts to get you through to spring

Eight thoughts to get you through to spring

Spring is just around the corner in Germany, and the official start of the season on March 20th can't come soon enough for cold- and wind-weary people across the nation. But what should you be looking forward to the most about all the sunny weather that's sure to come? READ  

Star architect dies day after winning top prize
Frei Otto at an honour ceremony in Japan in 2006. Photo: DPA

Star architect dies day after winning top prize

German architect Frei Otto was named publicly as winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize on Tuesday, a day after his death at the age of 89, organizers of architecture's top honor said. READ  

German photographer takes Hasselblad prize
Wolfgang Tillmans at an exhibition in 2013. Photo: DPA

German photographer takes Hasselblad prize

World-famous German fine art photographer Wolfgang Tillmans has received the 2015 Hasselblad award – one of the world's most prestigious awards in photography. READ  

Rock fans cause 'mini earthquake' in Leipzig
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Rock fans cause 'mini earthquake' in Leipzig

Their most famous song is called “Shots in the Air,” but Kraftklub managed to set off a shock in the opposite direction when 8,000 fans at a concert in Leipzig jumped so energetically that they set off a "mini-earthquake". READ  

Germany gets surprise entry for Eurovision 2015
Andreas Kümmert announcing his difficult decision. Photo : DPA

Germany gets surprise entry for Eurovision 2015

Germany has decided on its entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, but only after the selection vote took a surprising turn on Thursday night. READ  

This Week in History
Kafka's Metamorphosis: 100 years of perplexity
Franz Kafka. Photo: DPA

Kafka's Metamorphosis: 100 years of perplexity

100 years ago, Franz Kafka published The Metamorphosis, now seen as one of the most significant works of 20th century German literature. The Local speaks to the academic who has reinterpreted it for a modern audience. READ  

Grand Budapest Hotel, Citizenfour take Oscars
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Grand Budapest Hotel, Citizenfour take Oscars

It seems that Germany lent a golden touch as two films, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Citizenfour, took home little golden statues at Sunday night's academy awards. READ  

Shoah experts welcome Anne Frank TV drama
Mala Emde, star of 'Meine Tochter Anne Frank'. Photo: DPA

Shoah experts welcome Anne Frank TV drama

As the 70th anniversary of the death of Anne Frank approaches, TV network ARD unveils the first major German production of her famous story, to a warm welcome from specialists in the Holocaust victim's diaries. READ  

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Germany and the seven deadly sins

Germany and the seven deadly sins

Beer, chocolate, car keys! Lock them all away, say Germans, who more than half say they partake in Lent, the seven-week fasting period before Easter, but more for health rather than religious reasons. READ  

German reporter 'spy' arrested in Mozambique
A South African National Defense Force sodlier takes part in a training exercise as part of Operation Rhino in the Kruger National Park, South Africa's flagship national wildlife park on 19 July 2011

German reporter 'spy' arrested in Mozambique

Two journalists, a German and a Swede, were held briefly by police on Monday while investigating rhino poaching in southern Mozambique. READ  

UNESCO criticizes gun club for snubbing Muslim
Entitled to his title? Mithat Gedik after his competition win last summer. Photo: DPA

UNESCO criticizes gun club for snubbing Muslim

The decision of Germany's largest gun club to disbar a title-winner over his Muslim religion - hastily withdrawn last August after an anti-discrimination uproar - came back to bite members after their bid for UNESCO cultural heritage status was suspended. READ  

Some very Denglisch Valentines
Photo: Colin Smith/Wikimedia. Valentine by Sabine Devins.

Some very Denglisch Valentines

Sometimes, one language alone just doesn't have the right words to express your feelings. Denglisch and The Local are here to help tell that special someone just how you feel. READ  

Berlinale
Wenders takes Golden Bear for a lifetime in film
Wim Wenders with his Golden Bear award. Photo: DPA

Wenders takes Golden Bear for a lifetime in film

Renowned director German Wim Wenders was presented with the Berlinale's Golden Bear for a lifetime of movie achievements on Thursday evening. READ  

Karneval revellers keep first responders busy
Photo: DPA

Karneval revellers keep first responders busy

Alaaf! The Rhineland is in full Karneval swing, but not all the festivities were peaceful, as police were called to dozens of fights and pulled revellers out of the crowds on Thursday. READ  

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