German leaders to discuss tougher Covid restrictions

German leaders to discuss tougher Covid restrictions

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor in waiting Olaf Scholz will hold urgent talks on Tuesday with leaders of Germany's 16 states on toughening restrictions to halt a surge of coronavirus infections, sources told AFP.

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What to know about the mandatory Covid jab debate in Germany

Everything that changes in Germany in December 2021
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Everything that changes in Germany in December 2021

German consumer prices hit 29-year high in November

German consumer prices hit 29-year high in November

EXPLAINED: Berlin’s latest Covid rules
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EXPLAINED: Berlin’s latest Covid rules

Merkel’s government slams packed Cologne stadium

Merkel’s government slams packed Cologne stadium

Germany must be prepared for Omicron variant, warns top virologist

Germany must be prepared for Omicron variant, warns top virologist

European healthcare: how does your country rank?

European healthcare: how does your country rank?

Most healthcare systems in Europe offer a good level of care. But which countries spend the most money on healthcare? Which do well in independent ratings? And which regions have the best life expectancy?

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Annalena Baerbock, Germany’s first woman top diplomat

Annalena Baerbock, Germany’s first woman top diplomat

A former medal-winning trampolinist, Annalena Baerbock is no stranger to aiming high. But the 40-year-old's next leap will be her biggest yet as she becomes Germany's first woman foreign minister.

How the coalition agreement changes everyday life in Germany
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How the coalition agreement changes everyday life in Germany

How to become a Lord or Lady (and help save the Scottish Highlands)

How to become a Lord or Lady (and help save the Scottish Highlands)

Imagine it: You’re standing on a gently sloping hillside, looking out on a majestic snow-capped mountain ridge. The morning air is crisp, the subtle scent of heather mixing with the earthy peat. These are the Scottish Highlands - and you own a part of it, as a laird (lord) or lady.

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Merkel gives stark warning as Germany’s Covid death toll tops 100,000

Merkel gives stark warning as Germany’s Covid death toll tops 100,000

German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued an urgent warning on pandemic management on Thursday to the new government coming in to succeed her, imploring it to take quick, decisive measures as the country's total death toll passed 100,000.

Reader question: When can children get the Covid jab in Germany?

Reader question: When can children get the Covid jab in Germany?

The five weirdest and best reality TV shows for improving your German
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The five weirdest and best reality TV shows for improving your German

It's been ten years since reality TV show 'Voice of Germany' first hit our screens, but it still delights fans to this very day. By way of celebration, here are five of the most sublime and ridiculous German reality TV shows that will keep you entertained while improving your language skills.

Tell us: How will the changes to Germany’s dual nationality rules affect you?
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Tell us: How will the changes to Germany’s dual nationality rules affect you?

E-cars and sleeper trains: How Germany’s new government will reform transport
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E-cars and sleeper trains: How Germany’s new government will reform transport

Germany’s new coalition government to allow dual nationality

Germany’s new coalition government to allow dual nationality

State by state: Germany’s Covid rules for Christmas markets
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State by state: Germany’s Covid rules for Christmas markets

OPINION: Germany’s rent crisis is fuelled by fear and foolish solutions

OPINION: Germany’s rent crisis is fuelled by fear and foolish solutions

Germany is in the grip of a housing crisis, but no-one is talking about the real causes of it, writes Hamburg-based Brian Melican.

An era ends: How will Germany and the world remember the Merkel years?

An era ends: How will Germany and the world remember the Merkel years?

10 words and phrases that will make you sound like a true German
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10 words and phrases that will make you sound like a true German

As a non-native speaker, it can sometimes be tricky to blend in with the locals. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 10 words and phrases that will help you sound like a proper German.

Ten words that sound prettier in German than in English
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Ten words that sound prettier in German than in English

Christmas travel between Germany and the UK: What am I allowed in my suitcase?
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Christmas travel between Germany and the UK: What am I allowed in my suitcase?

This is the first Christmas since Brexit officially came into force, so if you're travelling between Germany and the UK and want to take some festive goodies with you, here's what you should know about the new rules and what you can - and can't - pack.

Does transit through Germany’s neighbours affect Brexit 90-day rule?
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Does transit through Germany’s neighbours affect Brexit 90-day rule?

Working remotely from Germany: What are the rules for digital nomads?
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Working remotely from Germany: What are the rules for digital nomads?

Nowadays, more people than ever enjoy remote working arrangements that allow them to relocate anywhere in the world. If you're a digital nomad looking to travel to or live in Germany, here's what you'll need to know.

What employees in Germany should know about quarantine compensation
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What employees in Germany should know about quarantine compensation

Why millions more German workers have to do a tax return this year
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Why millions more German workers have to do a tax return this year

EXPLAINED: The 2021 salary requirements for a Blue Card to Germany
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EXPLAINED: The 2021 salary requirements for a Blue Card to Germany

EXPLAINED: How German citizenship differs from permanent residency
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EXPLAINED: How German citizenship differs from permanent residency

If you're planning on staying in Germany for the foreseeable future, you'll probably want to secure your rights by applying for permanent residency or even German citizenship. But what's the difference between the two and are you eligible? We take a look.

Six reasons to move to the German state of Bavaria
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Six reasons to move to the German state of Bavaria

How to become a Lord or Lady (and help save the Scottish Highlands)
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How to become a Lord or Lady (and help save the Scottish Highlands)

Imagine it: You’re standing on a gently sloping hillside, looking out on a majestic snow-capped mountain ridge. The morning air is crisp, the subtle scent of heather mixing with the earthy peat. These are the Scottish Highlands - and you own a part of it, as a laird (lord) or lady.

Denmark does not rule out new travel restrictions after Omicron variant detected

Denmark does not rule out new travel restrictions after Omicron variant detected

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France seeks EU deal with Britain on illegal immigration

France seeks EU deal with Britain on illegal immigration

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