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German train driver suspected of faking manhole cover bridge attack

German train driver suspected of faking manhole cover bridge attack

A regional train driver in North-Rhine Westphalia is suspected of faking an apparent attack using manhole covers near the town of Bad Berleburg.

Everything you need to know about eating out in Germany
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Everything you need to know about eating out in Germany

From the customs, to the language and the food you might encounter, here are some tips for the next time you head out to eat in Germany.

This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

Be honest, who hasn’t dreamed of working remotely with all the perks of employment? If you’ve got the skills, you only need to look UP to make that dream a reality.

 
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Police 'failures' probed in the 'largest child abuse scandal in German history'

Police 'failures' probed in the 'largest child abuse scandal in German history'

From allegations of sexual abuse to a lost suitcase of evidence, the Lügde caravan park scandal has exposed a child pornography ring and highlighted suspected police malpractice. We break down the details of the case.

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream’

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream’

Meet three High Coasters who moved to the region and started living the ‘Swedish dream’.

 
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WWII bomb forces evacuation, travel disruption in Cologne

WWII bomb forces evacuation, travel disruption in Cologne

For the second time in two days, the discovery of a World War II bomb has forced an evacuation in Germany.

UK to host Brexit 'informational evenings' around Germany

UK to host Brexit 'informational evenings' around Germany

Have lingering questions about Brexit? A series of upcoming events give Brits in Germany the chance to cast their concerns and questions to the UK government directly.

German phrase of the day: Das ist mir egal

German phrase of the day: Das ist mir egal

Today's phrase of the day doesn't matter...

German war crime payments debated in Greece

German war crime payments debated in Greece

Greece's parliament on Wednesday began a debate on a resolution to demand the payment of German war crime reparations, an issue long disputed by Berlin.

Studying in Germany: Seven unusual academic traditions

Studying in Germany: Seven unusual academic traditions

From 'academic knocking' to funny formalities, the Local guides you through some of the strangest German academic traditions.

How to take over The Local Germany's Instagram for a week

How to take over The Local Germany's Instagram for a week

The Local's #MyGermany series invites you to take over our Instagram account and show the world your Germany.

Why this town is battling German bureaucracy for elephant-themed traffic lights

Why this town is battling German bureaucracy for elephant-themed traffic lights

A plan to honour a famous artist known for his animal caricatures has run into difficulties because German rules prohibit ‘animal emblems’ to be used for crossing signals.

Vacation days in Germany: what to know about your rights as an employee
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Vacation days in Germany: what to know about your rights as an employee

If you're planning any holidays, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the labour laws when it comes to paid vacation days as an employee in Germany.

From strict to starry: discovering the original meaning of my German name
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From strict to starry: discovering the original meaning of my German name

The Local's editor Rachel Stern writes about her experience living in Germany with a common German word as an uncommon surname.

Britons in Europe express anger over UK government's Brexit healthcare offer

Britons in Europe express anger over UK government's Brexit healthcare offer

The British government's offer to cover the health costs of UK pensioners in Europe was meant to provide reassurance to elderly British citizens. The time-limited offer has been met with scorn however by rights groups that represent British nationals in the EU.

14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate

14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is a military monument that has come to symbolize peace and unity. Here are a few facts about the iconic monument that you probably won't know.

School Holiday Fun: March of the miniature pigs at Basel Zoo

School Holiday Fun: March of the miniature pigs at Basel Zoo

Eight little miniature pigs at Basel Zoo have been keeping children entertained during the school holidays.

 

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VW seals 10-year lithium deal for electric cars

VW seals 10-year lithium deal for electric cars

German car behemoth Volkswagen said on Friday it had secured 10 years' worth of lithium for electric car batteries from Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng, ensuring supply of a key ingredient for the vital components.

I arrived in Berlin expecting a giddy European adventure. Instead I got depression
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I arrived in Berlin expecting a giddy European adventure. Instead I got depression

Floraidh Clement meticulously prepared for her arrival in Germany by scouring expat blogs for tips. One thing she never encountered though was what she needed most: advice on mental health issues.