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7 ways Germans get English totally wrong
Don't let their confidence fool you: Germans aren't always the best at English. Photo: DPA.

7 ways Germans get English totally wrong

17 hours ago

As much as English-speakers might feel insecure about their Deutsch skills when faced with Germans' comparatively widespread grasp of English, Germans themselves often mess up English - in some pretty hilarious ways.

Are you a typical expat living in Germany?
Expats love German schools, but they're not so sure they receive a good welcome. Photo: DPA

Are you a typical expat living in Germany?

21 hours ago

A new survey is full of revealing facts about expats in Germany, why they came here, what they love and what they loathe. So how do you measure up?

Lufthansa pilots 'could strike at any moment'
Photo: DPA

Lufthansa pilots 'could strike at any moment'

22 hours ago

Airline pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said on Wednesday that talks with Lufthansa had failed to reach an agreement and that their members could walk off the job at any moment.

Munich woman bit sex attacker's tongue off
Photo: DPA

Munich woman bit sex attacker's tongue off

1 day ago

A mother in Bavaria managed to bite off the tongue of a sex attacker who targeted her and her teenage daughter in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Five reasons to love Germany in autumn
What's not to love about the start of Lebkuchen season? Photo: DPA

Five reasons to love Germany in autumn

1 day ago

September 1st may be the first day of autumn, but it's not all sad news for those living in Germany. Here are five reasons why we should welcome autumn with open arms.

This Week in History
The day that 'sealed East Germany's fate'
At 3am on August 23rd, MPs applauded as the People's Chamber set a date for reunification. Photo: DPA

The day that 'sealed East Germany's fate'

August 27, 2015

After the Berlin Wall was destroyed in 1989, East and West Germany still had a long way to go before they could become one nation. But in August 1990, the date was finally set for the birth of reunified Germany.

Is Germany now a nation of couch potatoes?
Sitting front of the TV - Germany's favourite pastime. Photo: DPA

Is Germany now a nation of couch potatoes?

August 27, 2015

A new study shows that Germans' best-loved activity is sitting in front of the idiot box - and when they're not doing that they're probably slumped in front of a computer.

German gadget clamps down on Nutella thieves
Screenshot: Daniel Schobloch/eBay

German gadget clamps down on Nutella thieves

August 26, 2015

For many, opening the cupboard to find someone else in your family or flatshare has finished the Nutella jar is the stuff of nightmares. But one man in Germany has come up with a way to help Nutella lovers protect their hoard from wandering spoons and fingers.

Berlin imam 'hypnotized and groped' woman
The district court in Schöneberg, Berlin. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Berlin imam 'hypnotized and groped' woman

August 26, 2015

A young woman from Berlin told a court on Tuesday that an Imam hypnotized her as a form of marriage counselling, but then proceeded to sexually molest her when he thought she had lost consciousness.

Retiree finds parked car after three-week search
Björn Brandvold and Gertrud Kreuter in front of the Norwegian's Mercedes. Photo: DPA

Retiree finds parked car after three-week search

August 25, 2015

A pensioner from Norway has finally found his car after he parked it in Hanover three weeks ago and then forgot what street it was on.

Police arrest teen over Berlin knife attack
Weist and her friend were attacked in Friedrichshain's RAW-Gelände, a popular clubbing spot. Photo: DPA

Police arrest teen over Berlin knife attack

August 25, 2015

Police in Berlin have arrested a 15-year-old following last week's brutal knife attack on a German rock band singer and her friend at the busy RAW party district.

Neo-Nazis urinate on children in Berlin train
The two men embarked at Berlin's Landsberger Allee station. Photo: Ingolf / Wikimedia Commons

Neo-Nazis urinate on children in Berlin train

August 24, 2015

Two neo-Nazis racially abused a woman and her two children on a Berlin city train this weekend before urinating on them, police said on Monday.

Firemen save parrot, owner from 20m perch
Photo: DPA

Firemen save parrot, owner from 20m perch

August 24, 2015

Fire fighters in Lower Saxony had a double rescue mission on their hands this week, when a pet parrot got stuck in a tree – and then so did his owner.

Gabriel visits Saxony after weekend of violence
Protests in Heidenau turned violent as right-wing demonstrators clashed with police at the weekend. Photo:DPA.

Gabriel visits Saxony after weekend of violence

August 24, 2015

Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel is to visit the Saxon town of Heidenau on Monday after far right demonstrators clashed with police outside a refugee home in the town over the weekend.

Merkel, Hollande discuss migrant crisis, Ukraine
Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Francois Hollande. Photo: DPA.

Merkel, Hollande discuss migrant crisis, Ukraine

August 24, 2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will meet in Berlin on Monday to give a new push to European efforts to tackle the biggest migrant crisis in 50 years.

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