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Just received the Tax Calculation from HRMC. They are just telling me based on blabla they calculated I must pay them XYZ, by 31.Jan.2020. Fine with it. Just they don't write anywhere HOW to pay…
63 posts, 12:38 hrs
There is no specific single-word translation of Schadenfreude, which is why it's one of the many German words that's used regularly in English. There are various words that convey partial…
11 posts, 12:26 hrs
OP, our kid#2 was 7 years old, bilingual with a stutter and the speech and language therapist was able to tell us that this combo can suggest CAPD - Central Auditory Processing Disorder - which…
3 posts, 12:26 hrs
DPD
DPD have improved a lot recently, previously my parcels all seemed to go straight to a pickup point, now they have proper online tracking, even down to tracking on a street map. My last 3 parcels…
819 posts, 11:27 hrs
The data is public, I´ve posted a link a few pages back. What is not public is Tesla´s definition of "accident". Lab tests are worthless. The best tests government can do are defining what…
15 posts, 11:10 hrs
Seems Canadians require this too. I'm so glad the US doesn't require it (yet). They don't even require a residence permit or proof that you are not in a country without a permit.
65 posts, 10:12 hrs
Ooh, old thread, but didn't want to start a new one just for this question: It seems that, in Germany, rental companies often charge you to take the car over a border? Is this enforced, or will…
2 posts, 09:19 hrs
Hi David, the squash league in the link below is still running, it just doesn't get advertised on here very often. You could probably join in the top league if you're an experienced player.
109 posts, 09:11 hrs
That's just Muskian propaganda. They may be able to throw up a factory in a year in China, where no one cares about labor rights, industrial safety, or the environment, but you just know they're…
4 posts, 08:51 hrs
Ordered Ikea Billy cabinet online, 237cm height. Got the Rechnung and Bestaetigung correct. But wrong delivery: 202cm instead of 237cm, everything else ok. The Lieferschein matches what I got. I…
2 posts, 07:22 hrs
This is what the Europa.eu website says: europa.eu/youreurope/cit... So according to this you should be OK. But you might have issues when boarding your flight as not everybody might…
13 posts, 06:45 hrs
I think you were posting at the same time as I  Kind of figured this would be the deal with the actual land title transfer. Would you be able to get power of attorney papers couriered to you, or…
104 posts, 03:06 hrs
The regulations say that they must be "travelling with you" or "travelling to join you in the UK". It does not say anything about if this is just for entry or also applies to leaving the UK at the…
175 posts, 00:32 hrs
Not as big as yours, Lisa, but I have a much smaller ass. And my tits don't droop to the floor. Mona Lisa von Antwerpen, dera haengt der Busen bis auf Erden, es wird darum gebeten nicht darauf…
81 posts, 00:25 hrs
That was always my biggest issue in Greece. Nobody eats spicy. Even spicy dishes are usually not spicy, or what they consider as spicy is even below what germans consider "pikant". I had a whole…
58 posts, 23:41 yesterday
OMG yes, you were the only one who got it. Yet he still hasn't confirmed it. I think you are in cahoots Are you seriously denying that it's strange if not counterproductive to continually…
1 posts, 22:19 yesterday
I am a double resident, with all documents from home country Slovenia where also my wife and kids live. I work for more then a year and have a second household in Germany. I travel there for the…
7 posts, 20:11 yesterday
Just a thought - have you checked if there are there any insurance inplications in using your car for business purposes? I am thinking particularly if there was an accident and a child was injured or…
7 posts, 18:49 yesterday
I remember Alice, alderhill! The lovely young Italian lady in the advertising.. I also remember a scenario such as yours. I had this in Hamburg about 8 or 9 years ago. The Wohngenossenschaft…
9 posts, 18:47 yesterday
ive just tweaked my back unloading car, i have to stay home, no curry sorry, (so I suppose that means if anyone had wanted to book but was too late they could grab my seat) Sorry, hope to join…
9 posts, 18:25 yesterday
We were refused. So next time did not ask, just lied. No airport stuff though, just trains in Europe and Eurostar to UK. No German checks because of Schengen. So US-wise, or anywhere not feasible…
17 posts, 18:19 yesterday
A friend got a dachshund mix puppy and raised it with two cats and never had a problem so if she wants a dog, I'd say get a puppy and let the cats set the boundaries while it's young. I second…
29 posts, 16:29 yesterday
No, there are not. Not only is there nothing in the criminal code, the word doesn't even have a proper German translation. Unberechtigter Aufenthalt is about as close as it gets. You can enforce…
81 posts, 16:14 yesterday
I recently began to connect bulbs to the wires hanging out of the ceiling in living room. There are four wires in total hangin out of the ceiling. Two of them are with yellow/green stripes, one is…
41 posts, 14:27 yesterday
Keep your head up and try to distance yourself from the bullying. This will not be forever! Do good things for yourself. Get enough sleep. Eat good, healthy food. Go for walks in the sun if…
11 posts, 11:06 yesterday
Where do I recycle my old sewing machine needle? Should it go in the razor recycling box at the local REWE? Or can I just throw it in the black garbage can (stick the used to be sharp end in…
219 posts, 10:43 yesterday
Hi everyone, I have tried to find similar post by searching in the forum however couldn't find any relative post. I hope anyone can give me any idea for my case. I am a Turkish citizen and I came…
6 posts, 10:18 yesterday
So you are breeding resistant bacteria... get thee to the doctor and KEEP using the antibiotics LONGER than you think you need to. Right till the end of the packet/bottle. Worst case scenario the…
11 posts, 09:27 yesterday
Point is there was a cluster of babies born with very similar deforming. In families who had nothing in common except living in the same area. So the question is not whether they were cousins but…
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'Iconic' Checkpoint Charlie soldier photos to be auctioned in Germany

Giant photos of the Allied soldiers who once patrolled Berlin that have been displayed at Checkpoint Charlie for years are being sold off by a German auction house next week.

Indian couple go on trial in Frankfurt for spying on Sikhs

Indian couple go on trial in Frankfurt for spying on Sikhs

An Indian couple accused of spying on Sikh and Kashmiri communities in Germany went on trial Thursday on charges that carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

German word of the day: Der Schnorrer

German word of the day: Der Schnorrer

Do you have that acquaintance who's always asking if you can spare a little cash? This might be a good name for him or her.

Should you be allowed to use an online sick note service to stay off work in Germany?

Should you be allowed to use an online sick note service to stay off work in Germany?

In Germany, workplaces require employees to provide a sick note from a GP when they are ill. But do you really need to visit a doctor for the certificate? A court case is raising these questions.

Hitler memorabilia auction rakes in thousands of euros despite protests

Hitler memorabilia auction rakes in thousands of euros despite protests

An auction of Nazi memorabilia, including Adolf Hitler's top hat, raked in hundreds of thousands of euros in Munich Wednesday amid German and international protest.