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Study reveals Germans' favourite emoji
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Study reveals Germans' favourite emoji

Emoji have become part of everyone's daily lives, whether they're crucial signifiers of meaning or indecipherable symbols on your teenage granddaughter's mobile phone. A new study shows which ones Germans love the most. READ  

Woman takes equal pay battle to highest court
Edeltraud Walla in her University of Stuttgart workshop. Photo: DPA

Woman takes equal pay battle to highest court

A university worker in Stuttgart has fought a battle with her employer over unequal pay all the way to the Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, as the government mulls a new law on gendered compensation. READ  

CDU leader: Germany can take more refugees
Volker Kauder in the Bundestag. Photo: DPA

CDU leader: Germany can take more refugees

The leader of Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the Bundestag (German parliament) said on Wednesday that Germany can and should take on more refugees. READ  

Germany has 'room to improve' on tolerance
Germany took 14th place worldwide in a ranking of social progress. Photo: Shutterstock

Germany has 'room to improve' on tolerance

The economic and political powerhouse of Europe ranked 14th place worldwide for overall social progress in ratings released on Thursday, but lagged behind other European leaders in areas like religious tolerance and violence towards minorities. READ  

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Doctors warn against snap crash reaction

Doctors warn against snap crash reaction

The president of Germany's Council of Psychotherapists said on Tuesday that there was no reason why the country should loosen its rules on doctor-patient confidentiality in the wake of the Germanwings crash. READ  

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10 surprising things you didn’t know about Zagreb
Zagreb is a hot spot for tourists from Germany. But why? Photo: Shutterstock

10 surprising things you didn’t know about Zagreb

The Croatian capital is the latest trendy destination among Germans seeking warmer weather. So what’s the lure? The Local investigates ten reasons why the Deutsch are flocking to Zagreb. READ  

Germany to expand disability rights
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Germany to expand disability rights

A representative of the German Labour Ministry went before a UN Committee on Friday to discuss the government's plan for improved rights for disabled people. READ  

Germany urgently needs immigrants: study
Spanish immigrants in Germany. Photo: DPA

Germany urgently needs immigrants: study

A study by the Bertelsmann Institute found on Friday that Germany will need around half a million new immigrants every year until 2050 to maintain its work force. READ  

German teen launches global feminist trend
Photo: Elonë Kastrati

German teen launches global feminist trend

In time for International Equal Pay Day, The Local spoke with Elonë Kastrati, whose project of posting period pads with feminist messages in public places went viral this month on social media. Kastrati discussed the gender pay gap in Germany, sexism and how she has faced cyber bullying for '#PadsAgainstSexism'. READ  

Merkel backs equal pay transparency law
Manuela Schwesig and Angela Merkel in the Bundestag (German parliament). Photo: DPA

Merkel backs equal pay transparency law

As Germany celebrates Equal Pay Day on March 20th with demonstrations planned in Berlin, Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth Manuela Schwesig said on Friday that her proposed wage transparency law has the support of Chancellor Angela Merkel. READ  

Who are Blockupy and what do they want?
Blockupy protest in Frankfurt on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

Who are Blockupy and what do they want?

The demonstrations in Frankfurt which turned violent on Wednesday were called by Blockupy, an umbrella group representing left-wing organisations from several countries. READ  

Frankfurt police prepare for anti-austerity demo
Blockupy demo in Frankfurt back in 2013. Photo: DPA

Frankfurt police prepare for anti-austerity demo

Up to 10,000 protesters are expected at a mass anti-austerity demonstration during the the official inauguration of the new European Central Bank (ECB) HQ in Frankfurt on Wednesday. READ  

Number of foreigners in Germany hits record high
Servus - a south German "Hello" - on a blackboard at a German class for foreigners. Photo: DPA

Number of foreigners in Germany hits record high

A government report shows that over half a million foreigners came to Germany in 2014, pushing the total up to 8.2 million - the highest number since records began. READ  

Shameless east Germans love filming sex

Shameless east Germans love filming sex

East Germans often complain of being overlooked by their wealthy western cousins. But a new survey suggests the two halves of the country may be getting to know each other in more intimate detail. READ  

Poorest kids 'behind before starting school'
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Poorest kids 'behind before starting school'

Children from poorer families are already at a significant academic disadvantage when they start school, a study has found. READ  

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