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Here's why Germany is so 'tough' on Greece over its debts

Here's why Germany is so 'tough' on Greece over its debts

The Greek debt crisis is back on the agenda again. With Athens needing yet more money to pay off its huge loans, Germany is once again being accused of prolonging the Hellenic tragedy.

How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

Don’t let inaction or ignorance about your US tax obligations ruin the New Year.

 
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Why German arms sales are shrinking, despite global weapons race

Why German arms sales are shrinking, despite global weapons race

Berlin's arms sales compared to the rest of the world have fallen off sharply over the last five years, despite the global arms trade reaching a quarter-century high.

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‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

Paris, Madrid, Berlin... For internationally-minded students, it can be tough to choose where to attend university. But at ESCP Europe – one of the top business schools in the world – you don’t have to.

 
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10 things you need to know about German politics

10 things you need to know about German politics

If you live in Germany it's important to understand the basics of its political system. We explain ten fundamental aspects of how the country's democracy works

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How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia, after trying several services, the answer was clear.

 
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Amazon seeks 2,000 new techies in Germany - and they're advertizing in English

Amazon seeks 2,000 new techies in Germany - and they're advertizing in English

Online retail giant Amazon said on Monday that it would bring thousands of new jobs to Germany by the end of the year as part of its European expansion.

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11 unique lamps that will light up your day

11 unique lamps that will light up your day

There’s nothing like a little interior design to brighten up a brisk winter day! Here are 11 beautiful - yet affordable - European light fixtures bound to leave you in awe.

 
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Party like the Swiss at these eight spectacular carnivals

Party like the Swiss at these eight spectacular carnivals

It’s carnival season in Switzerland, a chance to indulge and make merry before the coming of Lent.

 

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Speak German? Want to work from home? Here’s a job for you

Speak German? Want to work from home? Here’s a job for you

Looking for work in Germany? Here's an opportunity that just might suit you.

 
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Berlin braces for more airport strikes and flight cancellations

Berlin braces for more airport strikes and flight cancellations

Passengers should expect flight delays and cancellations at Berlin's two airports on Thursday due to a ground crew strike strike over pay, union officials announced.

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

Need to send money to family or friends overseas? Have funds in foreign accounts you need to access in your new home? Sending money abroad may be cheaper and faster than you might think.

 
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Tesla driver ‘saves lives’ with amazing Autobahn rescue maneuver

Tesla driver ‘saves lives’ with amazing Autobahn rescue maneuver

The driver of a luxury Tesla car showed incredible speed of thought to perform a controlled crash when a nearby car starting swerving across the road.

Becoming an expat: where to start

Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn’t something to be taken lightly. There’s plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?

 
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Syrian teen on trial in Cologne over Isis bomb plot

Syrian teen on trial in Cologne over Isis bomb plot

A 16-year-old Syrian refugee went on trial in Cologne on Monday accused of planning a bomb attack on behalf of the jihadist group Isis.

‘Your grandparents burned for Dresden’: new football banner outrage

‘Your grandparents burned for Dresden’: new football banner outrage

Fans of St Pauli football club have caused shock by unfurling a banner which mocked the victims of the firebombing of Dresden during the Second World War.

IN PICS: Empty high-speed train in Frankfurt derails in dramatic crash

IN PICS: Empty high-speed train in Frankfurt derails in dramatic crash

Frankfurt area S-Bahn transit was disrupted on Friday for thousands of travelers after an empty high-speed train hit a railway buffer stop, causing it to derail.

Lufthansa agrees on pay hike to settle years-long pilot dispute

Lufthansa agrees on pay hike to settle years-long pilot dispute

German airline Lufthansa said Wednesday it had agreed to boost pilots' salaries by 8.7 percent over four years, hoping to end years of disputes and costly walkouts by air crew.

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This map shows where in Germany professionals earn the most

This map shows where in Germany professionals earn the most

If you are a professional worker or business leader in Germany, you're on an average salary of €52,000 before tax. But in which state would you earn the most in?