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Boat races, bake-offs and beer: How Prince William and Kate spent their day in Heidelberg

Boat races, bake-offs and beer: How Prince William and Kate spent their day in Heidelberg

The royal couple spent their second day in Germany in the picturesque town of Heidelberg, racing boats against one another, baking pretzels and sipping on beer. Here’s a look at the day in pictures.

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Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Who says you need to have a programming background to be a part of Berlin’s booming tech startup scene?

 
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German customs seize largest ever haul of cocaine, worth €800 million

German customs seize largest ever haul of cocaine, worth €800 million

On Thursday the German customs agency presented a huge quantity of cocaine which it had seized at Hamburg harbour. It was the largest cocaine seizure in German history.

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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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10 German books you have to read before you die

10 German books you have to read before you die

These ten novels, ranging from the late 19th century to the last couple of years, are modern German classics. Earning international acclaim, each one is essential reading.

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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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Thousands swarm to greet Prince William and Kate in Berlin

Thousands swarm to greet Prince William and Kate in Berlin

Die-hard fans of the royal family waited with anticipation for hours on Wednesday to catch a glimpse of Prince William and wife Kate Middleton as they kicked off their three-day German tour in Berlin.

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6,000-strong neo-Nazi music festival sparks call for ban on far-right gigs

6,000-strong neo-Nazi music festival sparks call for ban on far-right gigs

More than 40 crimes were recorded at a far-right music festival in Thuringia over the weekend, including participants giving the Hitler salute. The state's left-wing leader now wants such festivals banned.

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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'Enormous rise' in girls threatened with genital mutilation in Germany: report

'Enormous rise' in girls threatened with genital mutilation in Germany: report

There are currently more than 13,000 girls in Germany whose families plan to have them circumcised - an increase of 4,000 over last year - women's rights group Terre des Femmes claims.

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US bank Morgan Stanley to shift jobs to Frankfurt due to Brexit

US bank Morgan Stanley to shift jobs to Frankfurt due to Brexit

Morgan Stanley has picked Frankfurt as its temporary hub in the European Union once Brexit takes effect, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.

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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'I'm Lars without a cause': Swede reports Whitney Houston song for sneakily using his name

'I'm Lars without a cause': Swede reports Whitney Houston song for sneakily using his name

It turns out Houston was singing "I'm Lars without a cause", not "I'm lost without a cause", according to the complaint.

 

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Reverse culture shock: the troubles of leaving Germany for home

Reverse culture shock: the troubles of leaving Germany for home

If you've just returned from a trip back home, you may have experienced a bit of reverse culture shock after living in Germany. So maybe you can relate to some of these experiences.

Berlin named top city worldwide to earn money while travelling

Berlin named top city worldwide to earn money while travelling

A new report reveals why the German capital is the best place for "digital nomads" looking to travel the world while still making a living.

Berlin facts - 23 things you never knew about the German capital

Berlin facts - 23 things you never knew about the German capital

Berlin is a place full of surprises and secrets. With its ever-changing life it's hard to keep up with even a fraction of what is going on in the city.

10 mistakes everyone makes when they first arrive in Germany

10 mistakes everyone makes when they first arrive in Germany

First time in Germany and feeling like a fish out of water? Fit right in by dodging these common mistakes.

How I stopped worrying and learned German in six months

How I stopped worrying and learned German in six months

The Local's Emma Anderson shares how her first internship in Berlin scared her into charging full-speed ahead into the German language.

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The most and least expensive German towns for student digs

The most and least expensive German towns for student digs

Prices for student housing continue to increase across the country, particularly in Berlin and Munich. A new study looks at which university towns are now most pricey for young scholars.