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Lufthansa cabin crew to strike at Germany's busiest airports

Lufthansa cabin crew to strike at Germany's busiest airports

German cabin crew union UFO urged members Monday to walk off their jobs at airline giant Lufthansa on October 20th.

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?

 
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France, Germany halt arms exports to Turkey amid Europe-wide protests

France, Germany halt arms exports to Turkey amid Europe-wide protests

France and Germany on Saturday suspended arms exports to Turkey over its offensive into Syria against Kurdish fighters, as protesters denounced Ankara at rallies in several European cities.

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

Many of Europe’s 33 million international residents have hit something of a jackpot - at least if recent research is anything to go by.

 
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Brits in Germany face residence permit costs of up to €150 in no-deal Brexit
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Brits in Germany face residence permit costs of up to €150 in no-deal Brexit

Britons living in Germany will face costs of up to around €150 for residency permits in the case of no-deal Brexit, The Local can reveal.

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'Go East': More Germans returning to roots 30 years after Wall's fall

'Go East': More Germans returning to roots 30 years after Wall's fall

For years after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the mantra for millions of former East Germans was to "Go West" for better jobs and opportunities. But now the reverse is often the case.

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

Moving overseas changes you in many ways but perhaps most surprising is the way it affects your relationship with your home country.

 
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Six signs autumn has arrived in Germany

Six signs autumn has arrived in Germany

The weather is unpredictable, you’re seeing lots of kites and you’re eating pumpkin soup. Yes, Herbst is here.

Is this charming region Germany’s best-kept secret?

Is this charming region Germany’s best-kept secret?

Discover what this hidden gem might have to offer you.

 
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'They don't do small talk': Why foreigners in Germany find it hard to make friends
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'They don't do small talk': Why foreigners in Germany find it hard to make friends

A recent survey found internationals struggle to make friends and settle in Germany. Here’s what our readers had to say about it.

German government to unveil multi-billion-euro climate strategy

German government to unveil multi-billion-euro climate strategy

Feeling the heat from the climate protest movement, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government plans this week to unveil a grand plan for tackling global warming.

Nine life-saving tips for foreign students in Germany
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Nine life-saving tips for foreign students in Germany

From 'bulimia studying' to making friends, here are the top tips to keep in mind before jumping into the fall semester.

#MyGermany: 'Hamburg is the best city in the world'

#MyGermany: 'Hamburg is the best city in the world'

We regularly ask readers to take over The Local Germany's Instagram. Recently, July Rocha from Aracaju, northeastern Brazil, showed us her Hamburg.

Seehofer: Germany 'ready to help' Turkey, Greece after new spike in refugee arrivals

Seehofer: Germany 'ready to help' Turkey, Greece after new spike in refugee arrivals

EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday there was an "urgent need" to stop illegal departures from Turkey as Greece struggles to cope with a sharp increase in the refugee arrivals.

Deutsche Bank set to cut 9,000 jobs in Germany

Deutsche Bank set to cut 9,000 jobs in Germany

The German financial institution will be cutting 18,000 positions worldwide, 9,000 of them in Germany, according to a report released Tuesday.

German phrase of the day: Na klar

German phrase of the day: Na klar

This is one of the most most common colloquial phrases you'll hear in German - but just what does it mean?

Germany's (dis)connectivity: Can the broadband Internet gap be bridged?
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Germany's (dis)connectivity: Can the broadband Internet gap be bridged?

In German life, there are two complaints shared by nearly everyone: the internet is sluggish, and the mobile network too patchy.

The 8 dos and don'ts you need to keep in mind at Oktoberfest

The 8 dos and don'ts you need to keep in mind at Oktoberfest

The world's biggest beer festival attracts people from all over the world, meaning it can be expensive and packed. Luckily, Paul Wheatley has done it many times before and knows how to cut through the crowds.

French academic becomes youngest ever winner of Nobel prize for economics

French academic becomes youngest ever winner of Nobel prize for economics

A French economist has jointly won the Nobel Prize for Economics for her work on escaping from poverty.

 

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Protests against German car industry draw 25,000

Protests against German car industry draw 25,000

Thousands of protesters, many on bicycles, gathered in the southern German city of Frankfurt Saturday to protest outside the city's motor show, part of a new wave of environmental activism.

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‘Being honest helps’: how expats have overcome loneliness in Germany

‘Being honest helps’: how expats have overcome loneliness in Germany

Removed from their language and culture, many people who first arrive in Germany experience feelings of isolation. The Local has spoken to expats who have struggled with loneliness to find out how they overcame it.