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Kerry: Trump's criticism of Merkel 'inappropriate'

Outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that President-elect Donald Trump had been wrong to criticize "courageous" German leader Angela Merkel, calling his remarks "inappropriate".

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'Each child counts': the importance of all-day school

All-day schooling is not a given in Germany. Except at Phorms. Find out how they go the extra mile to provide revolutionary education and support for their students.

 
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Despite quotas, Germany's boardrooms still 'male-dominated'

The boardrooms of Germany's top companies remain male-dominated despite a so-called "women's quota" imposed last year, a new report finds.

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How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

Don't let inaction or ignorance about your US tax obligations ruin the New Year.

 
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How this frozen fox became a grim winter warning

A hunter says he hopes the unfortunate fate of a fox who froze in Germany's river Danube will act as a stark "warning" to anyone considering walking on frozen waterways.

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5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

Navigating the health care system in another country can be tough, and even when it all works out, sometimes you just miss the comfort of the system back home. But there's a solution.

 
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These photos show just how much snow Germany got so far this year

More wintry weather is on its way, but some places have already had enough snow to build dozens of snowmen - and interfere with daily commutes.

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Online auctions: 10 tips to avoid being ripped off

Think you've just spotted a potential treasure at an online auction site? Be sure to read this before you bid.

 
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Victims could sue over failures in Berlin attack

Victims of the Berlin Christmas terror attack could be entitled to compensation in the "three-digit millions", a lawyer who is representing some of the injured has said.

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?

Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn't something to be taken lightly. There's plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?

 
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Cologne police now say fewer North Africans ID'd on New Year's Eve

Cologne police set off a storm of controversy when they tweeted that hundreds of "Nafris" - North Africans - were stopped during New Year's Eve celebrations. But a new report paints a different picture.

IN PICTURES: See all the glitz and glam of Hamburg's dazzling new concert hall

Hamburg late on Wednesday opened a spectacular concert house to the strains of Beethoven and Wagner that has been touted as a new global attraction, albeit after a cost explosion.

Three seriously injured in bus crash at Frankfurt airport

A bus carrying dozens of Lufthansa passengers collided with another vehicle at Frankfurt airport on Friday, seriously injuring at least three people.

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Leaders ink new Chinese-Swiss deals

China and Switzerland signed ten agreements following talks between leaders on Monday during the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Swiss capital.

 

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Why there's never been a better time to find a job in Berlin

The German capital has long been known for its stagnant job market. But that's changing in Berlin and the whole of former East Germany, new figures show.

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Berlin outraged at Christmas 'ban' at German school in Istanbul

Berlin voiced outrage Sunday over an alleged decision by a German-backed international school in Istanbul to scrap Christmas festivities, although the claim was swiftly denied in Turkey.

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