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Merkel: trust must be 'restored' in diesel cars after emissions scandal

Merkel: trust must be 'restored' in diesel cars after emissions scandal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that trust must be restored in diesel cars after the emissions cheating scandal and spoke out against plans to ban them from some inner cities.

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I won't go into business after politics like Schröder, Merkel pledges

I won't go into business after politics like Schröder, Merkel pledges

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she doesn't intend to seek a business post after life in politics and criticised her predecessor Gerhard Schröder for joining the board of Russian oil giant Rosneft.

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8 things that'll really annoy you when you first arrive in Germany

8 things that'll really annoy you when you first arrive in Germany

It's always exciting when you first touch down in a new country, and more so if you're planning on staying a while. But these seven things will undoubtedly get on your nerves in the first few weeks.

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Bavarian leader criticized after dropping demand for maximum number of refugees

Bavarian leader criticized after dropping demand for maximum number of refugees

Conservative CSU party leader Horst Seehofer took criticism from the SPD and Green Party after backing away on Sunday from his demand for an upper limit of refugees Germany can take in and no longer explicitly calling it a condition for a coalition.

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Far-right leader Petry set to lose immunity as perjury probe looms

Far-right leader Petry set to lose immunity as perjury probe looms

The Immunity Committee in Saxony recommended lifting the immunity of right-wing politician Frauke Petry on Thursday over a year after accusations she committed perjury began.

This is what Germans really think about capitalism

This is what Germans really think about capitalism

Despite the turbulence of the Weimar years, Germany has followed a steady capitalist economic model since the end of the Second World War. But that doesn’t mean people like the idea, a new study shows.

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Switzerland bans new Porsche SUVs over emissions cheating

Switzerland bans new Porsche SUVs over emissions cheating

Switzerland said on Friday that it will no longer register Porsche's luxury SUV, the Cayenne, with diesel engines citing the fallout from the emissions scandal that has rocked neighbouring Germany's car industry.

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Living costs for students on the rise in France

Living costs for students on the rise in France

It's time to start counting the pennies for students.

 

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If you've mastered these eight tricky skills, you're truly now a German

If you've mastered these eight tricky skills, you're truly now a German

Some people might say that becoming a German is about taking language classes, going through a citizenship test, and all that official nonsense. But we think the following things are a much better measurement.

How to convince German employers you are up to the job, even without the language

How to convince German employers you are up to the job, even without the language

German HR departments still haven't adapted to a world where people may live in three or four different countries throughout their careers. But all is not lost, an employment coach who works with expats tells The Local.

10 beauty spots that'll make you want to visit east Germany right now

10 beauty spots that'll make you want to visit east Germany right now

The former socialist East of Germany is often ignored by tourists and expats alike, who prefer the known comforts of the wealthier west. But from Rügen to Saalfeld, the east is full of hidden treasures.

Berlin named top city worldwide to earn money while travelling

Berlin named top city worldwide to earn money while travelling

A new report reveals why the German capital is the best place for "digital nomads" looking to travel the world while still making a living.

Selfie, Fake News and Tablet added to German language in new dictionary

Selfie, Fake News and Tablet added to German language in new dictionary

German language dictionary Duden has added 5,000 new words to its latest edition, including several English words.

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These are the German degrees that will land you the biggest salaries

These are the German degrees that will land you the biggest salaries

Studying in Germany is becoming an attractive option for ever more foreign students. But which German degree courses will lead to the highest earnings?