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Germany's Nazi hunters in final straight of race against time

Germany's Nazi hunters in final straight of race against time

Tucked away in the picturesque German city of Ludwigsburg, a tiny team of investigators tracks the last surviving Nazi war criminals across the globe and through the better part of a century, in an urgent race against time.

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German tax return: Know your tax deductible expenses

German tax return: Know your tax deductible expenses

Discover an English language self-service tool for online tax declarations.

 
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Why learning German in middle age isn’t as hard as you might think
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Why learning German in middle age isn’t as hard as you might think

Scientists tell us that older language learners will struggle against younger peers. But a German language teacher shares how - and why - his older students excel, sometimes ahead of classmates half their age.

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Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Hiking in the Swiss Alps, visiting local chocolate factories, wine-tastings, jazz festivals and car shows are not part of your typical language course. Unless, that is, it’s an Alpadia language course.

 
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Hitler definitely died in 1945 according to new study of his teeth

Hitler definitely died in 1945 according to new study of his teeth

Adolf Hitler definitely died in 1945 in Berlin, from taking cyanide and a bullet, according to French researchers who were given rare access to fragments of the dictator's teeth held in Moscow.

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Meghan Markle and the long reach of the IRS: What US citizens living abroad need to know

Meghan Markle and the long reach of the IRS: What US citizens living abroad need to know

As Meghan Markle embarks on a new chapter of her life as a member of the Royal Family and a British citizen, she will also experience a whole new headache thanks to US tax law.

 
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New hurdles for Germany's remembrance culture as Holocaust survivors dwindle

New hurdles for Germany's remembrance culture as Holocaust survivors dwindle

Renowned for its relentless confrontation of its Nazi past, Germany's culture of remembrance faces new 21st century challenges as survivors of World War II and the Holocaust disappear and far-right politics reemerges.

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'Using language apps won’t get your German skills where you need them'

'Using language apps won’t get your German skills where you need them'

Relying on language learning apps is like putting old wine in new bottles. Put down your mobile phone if you want a more rewarding and profound connection to the German language, argues seasoned German teacher Michael Schmitz.

 
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Merkel reveals plan for dealing with AfD in crucial budget debate

Merkel reveals plan for dealing with AfD in crucial budget debate

One of the most important dates in the political calendar took place in the Bundestag on Wednesday - the budget debate. Germany got its first chance to see how Merkel would deal with the AfD.

The key to making the most of your assignment abroad

The key to making the most of your assignment abroad

Learn more about what employers can do to best support expat workers and their families.

 
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String of homophobic attacks in Berlin’s Neukölln worries LGBT community

String of homophobic attacks in Berlin’s Neukölln worries LGBT community

In each of the previous four months people have been violently assaulted in Berlin’s Neukölln district because of their sexuality. The queer community is now trying to raise awareness of the issue.

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Global ambitions? Flixbus takes on Greyhound on American highways

Global ambitions? Flixbus takes on Greyhound on American highways

German startup Flixbus on Wednesday brought its low-cost, long-distance bus service to the west coast of the United States, launching a direct challenge to America's iconic Greyhound Lines.

Konavle Valley: A hidden gem on Croatia’s Adriatic coast

Konavle Valley: A hidden gem on Croatia’s Adriatic coast

On the southernmost tip of Croatia is a region of particular natural beauty known as ‘Konavle Valley’.

 
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Austria braced for Spring storms from the Baltics

Austria braced for Spring storms from the Baltics

The Austrian meteorological agency predicted storms, thunder and downpours for several Austrian regions on Monday May 21st.

 

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10 important rules and tips for cycling safely on German streets
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10 important rules and tips for cycling safely on German streets

Now that much of the country has seen warm, spring-like temperatures and more and more people have been opting to bike, here’s what you need to know when it comes to cycling in Deutschland.

10 German words you need to know when looking for a job

10 German words you need to know when looking for a job

German is not always the most intuitive language in the world, and looking for a job can leave you lost in a sea of unfamiliar vocabulary. So here’s a chance to brush up on some of the words you’ll need most when you go job-hunting.

Frankfurt’s bombed-out old town has been rebuilt. Here’s what we found there
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Frankfurt’s bombed-out old town has been rebuilt. Here’s what we found there

The general public will finally be able to see Frankfurt’s rebuilt medieval old town in early May. The Local got a guided tour behind the facades with the head of the ambitious project.

Foreign students in Germany: why they come and if they plan to stay

Foreign students in Germany: why they come and if they plan to stay

Many of the world’s best and brightest come to Germany to study - but why? A study seen exclusively by The Local took a deeper look at the profile of the country's prospective international students.

This is how much German professionals earn in different industries

This is how much German professionals earn in different industries

From the tourism biz to big bankers, where does your field rank on the list of average salaries in Germany?

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These are the companies that German graduates are most keen to work for

These are the companies that German graduates are most keen to work for

A survey of 55,000 students who are at the point of graduating from German universities gave insights on Monday into the companies that are most attractive to young talent.