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Germany set to legalize gay marriage as early as this week

Germany set to legalize gay marriage as early as this week

The Bundestag (German parliament) could hold a vote on legalizing gay marriage as early as Friday, after Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party members to vote on the issue according to their consciences.

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Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Zagreb is trendy destination for summer travellers of all kinds. Read on to find out more about what's on offer. Hint: Make sure you're hungry like a wolf.

 
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Lightning set to strike Wednesday, from Hamburg right down to Munich

Lightning set to strike Wednesday, from Hamburg right down to Munich

Brace yourselves, because Germany is in for a particularly stormy and blustery week.

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8 European hotspots expats want to call home

8 European hotspots expats want to call home

Find out which cities in Europe are expats flocking to – and what they’re doing to make finding a home in their new city even easier.

 
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Report reveals how landlords discriminate against flat-hunting foreigners

Report reveals how landlords discriminate against flat-hunting foreigners

An investigation released on Thursday by Spiegel and Bayerischer Rundfunk has exposed how people with typical German names are more likely to be invited to an apartment viewing than someone with a foreign-sounding name.

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Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

In a globalised world, transferring money abroad doesn't have to be costly and complicated.

 
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Policeman arrested at birthday party for stabbing guest with butter knife

Policeman arrested at birthday party for stabbing guest with butter knife

Law enforcement in Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, ended up cuffing one of their own over the weekend, after an off-duty officer lost his temper at a birthday party.

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7 reasons buying furniture in Germany is a nightmare

7 reasons buying furniture in Germany is a nightmare

Required reading for anyone relocating to Germany.

 
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Erdogan's brawling bodyguards told to stay away from Hamburg G20

Erdogan's brawling bodyguards told to stay away from Hamburg G20

After several of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards assaulted demonstrators in Washington, Berlin has told the Turkish leader his paid thugs aren't welcome in Hamburg in July.

The expat’s healthcare guide to Germany

The expat’s healthcare guide to Germany

Of all the things to worry about when moving abroad, healthcare should not be one of them. Know before you go – so you can spend your time sampling bratwurst instead of fearing for the worst.

 
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German broadcaster accuses Nigerian police of beating up reporter

German broadcaster accuses Nigerian police of beating up reporter

German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle said on Sunday it had sent an official note of protest to Nigerian authorities, accusing police of beating up and detaining one of its correspondents.

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Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

Finding love locally has never been easier. Find out why.

 
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Berlin moves to ban advertising with 'beautiful but dumb' women

Berlin moves to ban advertising with 'beautiful but dumb' women

One of the parties in the Berlin government has set out its definition for what constitutes sexism in advertising, after Berlin agreed to ban sexist billboards last year.

'Jubilant' German businesses are brimming with confidence like never before

'Jubilant' German businesses are brimming with confidence like never before

German business confidence soared to a "jubilant" new high in June, having already reached a quarter-century peak the previous month, a survey said Monday.

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More than 8,000 migrants rescued in Med in just 48 hours

More than 8,000 migrants rescued in Med in just 48 hours

More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions.

 

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6 German words you'll need to know this summer

6 German words you'll need to know this summer

The onset of sunny weather in Germany means it is time to brush up on your summer-related vocabulary.

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?

The dos and don’ts of public nudity in Germany

The dos and don’ts of public nudity in Germany

If you haven't done so already, you should make yourself familiar with the concept of Freikörperkultur (FKK) in Germany. This list should help get you started.

10 unusual things you'll notice when you first arrive in Munich

10 unusual things you'll notice when you first arrive in Munich

If you visit Munich from a bigger city, you can't help falling in love with its old-school Bavarian charm. But have you ever forked out almost €5 for a dry panino?

10 ways German completely messes up your English

10 ways German completely messes up your English

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

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Studying in Germany - nine very compelling reasons to do it

Studying in Germany - nine very compelling reasons to do it

Sick of the expense of studying in the UK, the USA or Canada? Germany offers an affordable and highly esteemed alternative, argues Melissa Lawrence.