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Trump's actions have 'weakened' the West, says German minister

Trump's actions have 'weakened' the West, says German minister

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel unleashed a volley of criticism against US President Donald Trump, slamming his "short-sighted" policies that have "weakened the West" and hurt European interests.

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'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

A career in the culinary world is a pipe dream for many. But for those with the passion and determination to make it a reality, Ferrandi Paris is a clear choice.

 
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Spy agency boss warns Germany is high on Isis target list

Spy agency boss warns Germany is high on Isis target list

The leader of Germany's domestic security agency (BfV) warned on Monday that Germany is a high priority for terror group Isis.

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Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

 
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Taxes in Germany - how to get more money back on your return

Taxes in Germany - how to get more money back on your return

The clocking is ticking down towards the May 31st deadline to submit tax returns. Here's how to make tax day into your own personal pay day.

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How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

Europe’s tech industry is booming, giving rise to a range of programming ‘bootcamps’ that offer tech literacy more quickly and affordably than traditional degree programs. The Local finds out more.

 
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Skull found by schoolkids could unravel mystery of headless body in Cologne

Skull found by schoolkids could unravel mystery of headless body in Cologne

Fifth graders playing in the woods made a grisly find, which police say could help them put the pieces together of a mysterious case.

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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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Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'

Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his disapproval to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over her country's reportedly giving asylum to people accused of links to last year's failed coup, he said in an interview published on Saturday.

What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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German map project to aid future rebirth of Aleppo

German map project to aid future rebirth of Aleppo

German researchers hope to one day help bring the devastated Syrian city back to life by creating a super-detailed map of the old city and its treasures, long listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

How has global demand for the most sought-after designers changed in last decade? A new report from leading art and auction search engine Barnebys reveals some surprising trends.

 
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Why Germans get wholly wasted on Ascension Day

Why Germans get wholly wasted on Ascension Day

In Germany, Himmelfahrt is not just about honouring Jesus' ascent into heaven - it's also Father's Day, and sees a tripling of alcohol-related accidents. The Local explains why.

Berlin 'Good Bye Lenin!' showing brings GDR back to life

Berlin 'Good Bye Lenin!' showing brings GDR back to life

Tucked behind 10-storey tower blocks in the heart of Berlin stands an imposing metal gate marked "Border zone, restricted area", guarded by a stern-looking Stasi officer.

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Moving to Germany - 10 reasons to think twice

Moving to Germany - 10 reasons to think twice

Germany's booming economy, ripe job and property markets and stunning holiday spots might make it seem an expat paradise. But moving to Germany isn't right for everyone.

Vast majority of Germans never want to give up cash, poll shows

Vast majority of Germans never want to give up cash, poll shows

A recent survey concludes that Germany is far from getting on board with the dream of a cashless society - not because it lacks the infrastructure, but because the people just won't let go of their beloved Bargeld.

Why German is dominating the European job market

Why German is dominating the European job market

British expat Matt Mills in Spain tells The Local how the job board he works for is desperate to find candidates with good German skills.

These German universities are best at landing you a job

These German universities are best at landing you a job

A new Times Higher Education ranking shows which German universities are most likely to get you into your dream job after graduation.

Report reveals why it's never been better to find work in Germany

Report reveals why it's never been better to find work in Germany

Germany has never before had so many open positions as it does now, according to a new report on Tuesday.

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Youth gangs behind repeated Oslo trouble: police

Youth gangs behind repeated Oslo trouble: police

After three incidents of arson in consecutive nights, police believe that a youth gang has been targeting the Vestli neighbourhood in Oslo.

 

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Police raid Daimler offices nationwide in emissions fraud probe

Police raid Daimler offices nationwide in emissions fraud probe

German police on Tuesday searched the offices of Daimler as part of their investigation into possible manipulation of emissions data by employees at the auto giant.