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Six common questions people have about refugees in Germany

Six common questions people have about refugees in Germany

No political issue that has arisen in Germany in recent years has aroused international interest like the refugee influx. We answer some frequently posed questions.

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VIDEO: What do expats do with their pets when they travel?

VIDEO: What do expats do with their pets when they travel?

Anyone who owns a pet or loves to travel needs to see this.

 
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Dildo chain stretching across length of Germany goes broke after 70 years

Dildo chain stretching across length of Germany goes broke after 70 years

Germany's pioneering sex shop chain Beate Uhse said on Friday that it has filed for insolvency, as the empire started by a female Second World War pilot fails to rise to the challenge posed by erotic e-commerce.

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The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

Ranked among the world’s best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

 
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10 strange questions people are asking about Germany

10 strange questions people are asking about Germany

We try to answer some unusual and interesting questions that have brought people onto our website in recent months.

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Five US expat tax nightmares and how to avoid them

Five US expat tax nightmares and how to avoid them

Don’t let bad dreams about the IRS have you waking up in a cold sweat.

 
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Berlin police raid properties of suspects ‘linked to Isis’

Berlin police raid properties of suspects ‘linked to Isis’

Raids in the nation’s capital have been taking place since early in the morning on Thursday.

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Social Democrats torn on whether to jump aboard the Merkel express

Social Democrats torn on whether to jump aboard the Merkel express

Germany's Social Democrats, the country's second-largest party, plans to decide Thursday whether or not to help Chancellor Angela Merkel end months of political paralysis in Europe's biggest economy.

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Women in Germany receive half the pension men do, study shows

Women in Germany receive half the pension men do, study shows

Men receive more than twice as much old-age income as women in Germany, according to a study released on Thursday.

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Germany's property boom will keep on going, experts predict

Germany's property boom will keep on going, experts predict

The state authority which studies house prices concluded in a report released on Tuesday that the property boom that has seen a dramatic rise in real estate investment over the past two years is set to continue.

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Denmark wastes 20 billion kroner on traffic delays: report

Denmark wastes 20 billion kroner on traffic delays: report

Traffic delays on Danish roads currently cost the country 20 billion kroner annually, show calculations from the Confederation of Danish Industry (Dansk industri, DI).

 

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Curious things that happen when you have a German name but aren’t German

Curious things that happen when you have a German name but aren’t German

The Local Germany's editor Jörg Luyken was born and brought up in the UK. But his immigrant father decided to lumber him with an über-German name. This has led to confusion at home and in Deutschland, too.

10 ways learning German completely ruins your English

10 ways learning German completely ruins your English

So you've mastered German, but now it's time to learn English all over again.

How to walk round Hamburg's best spots without paying for a guide

How to walk round Hamburg's best spots without paying for a guide

There are many good reasons to spend a weekend in Hamburg, one of them being the possibility to reach interesting sights and cultural highlights by foot. Here’s a short guide to how you can explore Hamburg’s Old Town on your own.

What's drawing so many young Brits to Berlin and what are the issues they face?

What's drawing so many young Brits to Berlin and what are the issues they face?

Ever more Brits are deciding to leave the shores of the island nation and make a move to the German capital. But it’s not just the thudding beat of techno that is calling them over the sea.

What you should know about gift-giving in the German workplace

What you should know about gift-giving in the German workplace

From football game tickets to a bottle of wine, giving and receiving gifts especially around Christmas time is common in business relationships. But do so with caution as there can be consequences that come with it.

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These 10 German universities are best at landing you a job

These 10 German universities are best at landing you a job

A new Times Higher Education (THE) ranking shows which universities in Germany produce the most employable graduates.