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 'Don't gloat': Germans get Canada travel advice after Olympic hockey shock

'Don't gloat': Germans get Canada travel advice after Olympic hockey shock

German tourists planning a trip to Canada received some tongue-in-cheek advice from their government Friday after their unheralded ice hockey team dumped mighty Canada out of the Winter Olympics.

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Bielefeld man given six-month jail term for “cheeky Jewish functionary” slur

Bielefeld man given six-month jail term for “cheeky Jewish functionary” slur

The head of a far-right organization in the western town of Bielefeld was sentenced to half a year in prison on Thursday for calling someone a “cheeky Jewish functionary.”

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The business school where students graduate with a ready-made network

The business school where students graduate with a ready-made network

Networking and business go hand-in-hand, but how do you go about building a network to begin with?

 
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What working parents in Germany need to know when their child is sick

What working parents in Germany need to know when their child is sick

With the cold and flu season currently affecting adults and children across Deutschland, a common reoccurring question is whether workers have to come into the office when their child is sick.

Germany recorded record budget surplus of €36.6 billion last year

Germany recorded record budget surplus of €36.6 billion last year

Germany's federal statistics authority on Friday revised down its reckoning of the country's government budget surplus in 2017, but the overshoot remained at record levels.

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The one underrated thing that makes any relocation easier

The one underrated thing that makes any relocation easier

When you’re living in a new country, this can suddenly become a necessity in ways you might not have realised.

 
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Crisis-hit Social Democrats start ballot on grand coalition with Merkel

Crisis-hit Social Democrats start ballot on grand coalition with Merkel

The SPD started a membership ballot Tuesday on whether to again govern under Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives after an opinion poll showed them trailing the far-right AfD for the first time.

Food bank in Essen bars new migrant clients 'to ensure reasonable integration’

Food bank in Essen bars new migrant clients 'to ensure reasonable integration’

A food bank in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia has temporarily stopped accepting non-German new registrants.

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Volkswagen workers in Germany secure 4.3 percent pay bump

Volkswagen workers in Germany secure 4.3 percent pay bump

Workers at the world's largest carmaker Volkswagen said on Wednesday they had secured a big pay bump, in line with the rest of Germany's powerful metalworking sector.

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Record-breaking Norway out of Olympic golden shoes

Record-breaking Norway out of Olympic golden shoes

Norway have won the most medals of any country ever at a Winter Olympics but it has come at a cost -- they have run out of commemorative, gold-coloured shoes.

 

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The 10 things that you really love about living in Germany

The 10 things that you really love about living in Germany

What is the thing about living in Germany that is most important to expats? On Wednesday many readers shared their views with us, giving answers ranging from cute guys to affordable healthcare.

10 English words you didn't know we pinched from German

10 English words you didn't know we pinched from German

Many know that schadenfreude and doppelgänger come from the German language, but here are ten words that you never realized have German roots.

The 8 most beautiful places to get married across Germany

The 8 most beautiful places to get married across Germany

Valentine’s Day is on Wednesday and you know what that means - love is in the air! All the more reason for us to put a list together of the top spots in Germany to tie the knot.

Why you should consider becoming an English teacher in Germany

Why you should consider becoming an English teacher in Germany

Teaching the English language is one of the most common expat jobs in Germany. The Local’s Shelley Pascual - a former English teacher - tells you what you need to know to get your foot in the door.

In eastern Germany, the gender pay gap favours women

In eastern Germany, the gender pay gap favours women

The pay gap between men and women in Germany varies from region to region, according to a new study in a media report published on Monday.

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Germany remains ‘best country for international students,’ above UK and France

Germany remains ‘best country for international students,’ above UK and France

A ranking of countries in Europe based on their attractiveness for foreign students released on Friday showed that just like last year, Germany leads the way.