Why German arms sales are shrinking, despite global weapons race

Berlin's arms sales compared to the rest of the world have fallen off sharply over the last five years, despite the global arms trade reaching a quarter-century high.

How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia, after trying several services, the answer was clear.


Why Bavarians are serving up beaver with their beer

Apparently there are too many beavers in Bavaria. But they're also simultaneously under protection status. Luckily those clever southerners have found a solution.


11 unique lamps that will light up your day

There's nothing like a little interior design to brighten up a brisk winter day! Here are 11 beautiful - yet affordable - European light fixtures bound to leave you in awe.



Germany's new President - who he is and what he does

As Germany gets a new President-elect, we've put together a guide on the new man and his new job.


How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

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


7 surefire signs your kids are definitely German

It happens to the best of us upon moving here - our kids turning German. Here are some signs to look out for so you know before it's too late.


Speak German? Want to work from home? Here's a job for you

Looking for work in Germany? Here's an opportunity that just might suit you.



Nobel Peace chair Kullmann dies of cancer at 65

Kaci Kullmann Five, the chairwoman of the committee which selects the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has died aged 65 after a long illness, the organisation said on Monday.




The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

Need to send money to family or friends overseas? Have funds in foreign accounts you need to access in your new home? Sending money abroad may be cheaper and faster than you might think.


Berlin braces for more airport strikes and flight cancellations

Passengers should expect flight delays and cancellations at Berlin's two airports on Thursday due to a ground crew strike strike over pay, union officials announced.

‘Become who you want to be': one degree, three countries

Paris, Madrid, Berlin... For internationally-minded students, it can be tough to choose where to attend university. But at ESCP Europe – one of the top business schools in the world – you don't have to.


Tesla driver ‘saves lives' with amazing Autobahn rescue maneuver

The driver of a luxury Tesla car showed incredible speed of thought to perform a controlled crash when a nearby car starting swerving across the road.

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?


Pensioner arrested over threat to poison Haribo bears with cyanide

Bonn prosecutors said on Friday that they are investigating a retired man who reportedly tried to extort Haribo and supermarket chain Kaufland.

‘Your grandparents burned for Dresden': new football banner outrage

Fans of St Pauli football club have caused shock by unfurling a banner which mocked the victims of the firebombing of Dresden during the Second World War.

IN PICS: Empty high-speed train in Frankfurt derails in dramatic crash

Frankfurt area S-Bahn transit was disrupted on Friday for thousands of travelers after an empty high-speed train hit a railway buffer stop, causing it to derail.

Lufthansa agrees on pay hike to settle years-long pilot dispute

German airline Lufthansa said Wednesday it had agreed to boost pilots' salaries by 8.7 percent over four years, hoping to end years of disputes and costly walkouts by air crew.


This map shows where in Germany professionals earn the most

If you are a professional worker or business leader in Germany, you're on an average salary of €52,000 before tax. But in which state would you earn the most in?