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Survey: Majority of Germans want to abolish clock changes

Survey: Majority of Germans want to abolish clock changes

The clocks will go back one hour this weekend. But a new survey has found more than 80 percent of Germans are in favour of abolishing Daylight Saving Time (DST).

The bilingual schools taking the teaching outdoors

The bilingual schools taking the teaching outdoors

Some of the teachers at Phorms, a network of seven bilingual schools in Germany, are taking lessons out of the classroom to increase children’s engagement with both learning and the natural world.

 
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From shocking storytelling to diverse characters: How Germany's children's books are changing
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From shocking storytelling to diverse characters: How Germany's children's books are changing

When it comes to children's literature, Germany has been a world leader since the 19th century. But what challenges has it faced and how is it embracing the future? Nehal Johri takes a look at the big issues, past and present.

This European island has 'the best climate in the world'

This European island has 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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German car industry warns CO2 targets put jobs at risk

German car industry warns CO2 targets put jobs at risk

European targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions threaten jobs in the bloc, Germany's powerful car industry federation said on Wednesday after ministers set new goals.

Hamburg still most attractive media city, Nextmedia survey finds

Hamburg still most attractive media city, Nextmedia survey finds

Second Media Worker Report uncovers locations and innovation drivers of media industry

 
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What you need to know about Bavaria's upcoming election
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What you need to know about Bavaria's upcoming election

Bavarians will go to the polls on Sunday in what commentators predict will be a "historic" election that will send shockwaves throughout Germany. We have a handy guide to explain what's happening.

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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Student housing prices in Germany increasing up to 70 percent: study

Student housing prices in Germany increasing up to 70 percent: study

Since 2010, prices have risen between 9.8 percent (Griefswald) and 67.3 percent (Berlin), according to a student price index published on Monday by the German Economic Institute in Cologne.

 ‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

Moving is never easy but upping sticks for a new life abroad is even tougher. The Local caught up with two expats to find out about what they wish they’d known before the big move.

 
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Merkel says Khashoggi killers must 'answer for their actions'

Merkel says Khashoggi killers must 'answer for their actions'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said those behind Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death must be brought to book and called for "transparency" from Riyadh.

Expat in Berlin? Five reasons you should try bouldering

Expat in Berlin? Five reasons you should try bouldering

When Alice Austin moved from London to Berlin she quickly discovered the two cultures were worlds apart. Realising she needed to make friends ‘the German way’, she decided to try out a healthier lifestyle (and hasn’t looked back).

 
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Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

 
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German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

French-owned carmaker Opel became the latest household name of the German auto industry in prosecutors' sights over diesel emissions, as authorities raided two factories belonging to the lightning-bolt brand and prepared a mass recall.

German word of the day: Der innere Schweinehund

German word of the day: Der innere Schweinehund

The word we all need as the days are getting shorter and colder and we are switching trips to the gym for Netflix and a blanket.

Hesse's Green party candidate Tarek Al-Wazir could become minister president

Hesse's Green party candidate Tarek Al-Wazir could become minister president

Shortly over a week before the state elections in Hesse, the Greens are on the upswing, according to a new poll, while the CDU and SPD have to reckon with massive losses of votes.

Weekend Wanderlust: A love letter to the eastern German city of Leipzig

Weekend Wanderlust: A love letter to the eastern German city of Leipzig

From rich history with musical roots to sweet treats, revolution and a diverse alternative scene, Leipzig, in the former East Germany, has a place in our hearts.

5 key things you need to know about German working culture
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5 key things you need to know about German working culture

If you’re keen on moving here for work and want a heads up on the cultural differences in the German workplace, we’ve spoken to an intercultural trainer to find out the pertinent things you should know – and how you can deal with them.

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Denmark set for autumnal week with plenty of rain and wind

Denmark set for autumnal week with plenty of rain and wind

After a mild weekend with relatively warm temperatures, more seasonal weather is forecast this week.

 

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Are Berlin’s bitcoin investors blinded by their enthusiasm?
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Are Berlin’s bitcoin investors blinded by their enthusiasm?

How is the bitcoin capital of Europe dealing with the currency’s wild price fluctuations?