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'Paperwork was out of this world': the ups and downs of getting German citizenship

'Paperwork was out of this world': the ups and downs of getting German citizenship

Applying to become a German citizen can seem like a daunting and long-winded task. We talked to a range of people who have gone through the process of applying to become a German citizen, to find out what it's really like.

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New year health resolutions every expat in Germany should make

New year health resolutions every expat in Germany should make

Whatever resolutions you’ve already made, hopefully they won’t fall into the 80 percent destined to fail by February.

 
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What now? Rail and air travel in Germany after the hurricane

What now? Rail and air travel in Germany after the hurricane

As hurricane "Friederike" swept through Germany on Thursday, it had a massive impact on public transportation. Here’s what to know if you plan on travelling on the rails or in the sky in the next few days.

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Two mindsets that can change a child’s life

Two mindsets that can change a child’s life

The teachers at Phorms, a network of seven bilingual schools in Germany, use psychologist Carol Dweck’s research to encourage children to develop a ‘growth mindset’.

 
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It’s time we stop asking ‘where are you from?’ in Germany

It’s time we stop asking ‘where are you from?’ in Germany

When a study published on Tuesday revealed that foreigners in Germany with a visible migration background experience discrimination far more often than foreigners who appear "typically German," it resonated with The Local's Shelley Pascual.

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Long-distance trains cancelled across Germany until further notice due to hurricane

Long-distance trains cancelled across Germany until further notice due to hurricane

Long-distance trains across the country have been cancelled until further notice, Deutsche Bahn (DB) said on Thursday as it took precautions against hurricane "Friederike."

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MPs exclude far-right lawmaker from Bundestag football team over hooligan past

MPs exclude far-right lawmaker from Bundestag football team over hooligan past

Germany's parliamentary football team said Thursday it excluded an AfD MP because of a hooliganism conviction, the latest in a series of controversies surrounding the far-right party.

The volunteer opportunity with a unique difference

The volunteer opportunity with a unique difference

Learn more about the gap year opportunity attracting volunteers from across the globe to a unique community nestled in 600 acres of wood and farmland in upstate New York.

 
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Everyday racism: 'Berlin isn't as cosmopolitan as is often claimed'

Everyday racism: 'Berlin isn't as cosmopolitan as is often claimed'

Whether it is people touching their hair without asking, or bouncers rejecting them from bars, black people in Germany are used to being treated differently based on the colour of their skin.

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How many Stockholmers are actually immigrants?

How many Stockholmers are actually immigrants?

To celebrate International Migrants Day, the team at Beyond Borders hit the streets to chat with Stockholmers about where they come from.

 
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IMF boss urges Germany to invest more domestically to secure long-term growth

IMF boss urges Germany to invest more domestically to secure long-term growth

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has joined calls on Germany to invest in future economic growth even at the cost of relaxing its cherished budgetary discipline, raising hackles in Europe's powerhouse.

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Heated debate on Catalonia (and tortilla) as BBC World Questions comes to Madrid

Heated debate on Catalonia (and tortilla) as BBC World Questions comes to Madrid

The BBC came to Madrid to get to grips with the most burning issues of the day. And determine whether tortilla really ought to be cooked with onions or without.

 

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Essential phrases and customs to survive German winter

Essential phrases and customs to survive German winter

The dark, gloomy (and potentially very cold) time of year is upon us. But not to worry. The Local brings you some of the insider knowledge you need to survive!

Eighth record year in sight for tourism in Germany

Eighth record year in sight for tourism in Germany

The boom in German tourism is forecast to continue into its eighth consecutive year, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) announced on Thursday.

Over a dozen engineers urgently needed for bike network in Berlin

Over a dozen engineers urgently needed for bike network in Berlin

24 positions were created for the capital city's ambitious bike traffic plan. But the search for engineers has proven difficult and less than half of the positions have been filled thus far.

'How much do you earn?' New law tackles gender pay gap

'How much do you earn?' New law tackles gender pay gap

It's one of the last great taboos: asking a colleague how much they earn. But Germany is hoping workers will do just that under a new law that aims to close the country's yawning gender pay gap.

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What to know about the different types of higher education in Germany

What to know about the different types of higher education in Germany

Keen on studying in Deutschland but not sure what type of university or college is right for you? A lot of it depends on what exactly you want to study.