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Berlin clubs 'put police on guest lists' after wild G20 party causes scandal

Berlin clubs 'put police on guest lists' after wild G20 party causes scandal

Berlin's police department said Wednesday that its officers were "only human" after they were expelled from the security force for next week's G20 summit after hardcore partying that earned them hero status from the German capital's clubbing scene.

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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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Candidate wins mayoral election by one vote, after voter falls for prank

Candidate wins mayoral election by one vote, after voter falls for prank

The election of a new mayor in the Hessische town of Bad Karlshafen will have to be held a second time, after a silly joke decided the election by a single vote.

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8 European hotspots expats want to call home

8 European hotspots expats want to call home

Find out which cities in Europe are expats flocking to – and what they’re doing to make finding a home in their new city even easier.

 
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These are the German degrees that will land you the biggest salaries

These are the German degrees that will land you the biggest salaries

Studying in Germany is becoming an attractive option for ever more foreign students. But which German degree courses will lead to the highest earnings?

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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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Berlin police fired from G20 preparations over ‘public sex and urinating on fences’

Berlin police fired from G20 preparations over ‘public sex and urinating on fences’

Hamburg police have sent home several hundred Berlin police officers due to serious misconduct during preparations for the G20 summit being held in the port city next month.

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7 reasons buying furniture in Germany is a nightmare

7 reasons buying furniture in Germany is a nightmare

Required reading for anyone relocating to Germany.

 
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Germany set to legalize gay marriage as early as this week

Germany set to legalize gay marriage as early as this week

The Bundestag (German parliament) could hold a vote on legalizing gay marriage as early as Friday, after Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party members to vote on the issue according to their consciences.

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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Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive

Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive

Germany had its first taste of panda mania on Saturday as two furry ambassadors arrived from China to begin a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo.

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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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Germany finally clears gay men convicted under Nazi-era law

Germany finally clears gay men convicted under Nazi-era law

Germany's parliament voted Thursday to quash the convictions of 50,000 gay men sentenced for homosexuality under a Nazi-era law which remained in force after the war and offer compensation.

'Jubilant' German businesses are brimming with confidence like never before

'Jubilant' German businesses are brimming with confidence like never before

German business confidence soared to a "jubilant" new high in June, having already reached a quarter-century peak the previous month, a survey said Monday.

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Norway finds counterfeits of new banknotes

Norway finds counterfeits of new banknotes

Norwegian police have confirmed that counterfeit versions of the country’s new bank notes have entered circulation.

 

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6 German words you'll need to know this summer

6 German words you'll need to know this summer

The onset of sunny weather in Germany means it is time to brush up on your summer-related vocabulary.

'I chucked in my Frankfurt banking job and turned my food blog into a career'

'I chucked in my Frankfurt banking job and turned my food blog into a career'

A young Malaysian expat had a "dream job" at Deutsche Bank. But she had the courage to do what many only fantasize about - she left it to pursue her passion.

The dos and don’ts of public nudity in Germany

The dos and don’ts of public nudity in Germany

If you haven't done so already, you should make yourself familiar with the concept of Freikörperkultur (FKK) in Germany. This list should help get you started.

10 unusual things you'll notice when you first arrive in Munich

10 unusual things you'll notice when you first arrive in Munich

If you visit Munich from a bigger city, you can't help falling in love with its old-school Bavarian charm. But have you ever forked out almost €5 for a dry panino?

Seven English words Germans get hilariously wrong

Seven English words Germans get hilariously wrong

As much as English-speakers might feel insecure about their Deutsch skills when faced with Germans' comparatively widespread grasp of English, Germans themselves often mess up English - in some pretty hilarious ways.

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Studying in Germany - nine very compelling reasons to do it

Studying in Germany - nine very compelling reasons to do it

Sick of the expense of studying in the UK, the USA or Canada? Germany offers an affordable and highly esteemed alternative, argues Melissa Lawrence.