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60 posts, 15:41 hrs
I think that in the U K's claim culture, if you clear away snow from the pavement outside your house, pedestrians may then assume it's safe. If they then slip and injure themselves, they could then…
150 posts, 15:14 hrs
For what it's worth, I got my wedding certificate translated through TT member @Kilkenny. See Professional translation services German/English. Very reasonably priced. All done by email and post. Can…
20 posts, 15:01 hrs
I would find it difficult to hold a straight face if I told someone I wanted something 'ay-sap'. It sounds like you are in the army. I guess that is because I am British? Perhaps it is an American…
2,254 posts, 14:56 hrs
After charges of historical sex offences against him were dropped, Cliff Richard is adopting a new, macho, raunchier image. He is to release a Christmas single titled "Christmas time, camel-toe and…
98 posts, 14:48 hrs
We have a couple of Waldorf school kids in our flying club. Rather subdued, very polite (not to say that this does not apply to the others). React rather allergic to "Did you have to dance your own…
1 posts, 14:31 hrs
WHAT IS KORFBALL? If you have ever played Basketball or ... and want to try something new that uses similar skills (or even if you just fancy trying a new sport) then you're invited to come and…
61 posts, 14:30 hrs
The unpleasantness and officiousness might be partly a generational thing. Most young folk seem friendly and humorous, and the fact that it's frumpy middle aged people who are rude and shouty makes…
1,766 posts, 14:28 hrs
Hi, I'm living in Berlin. I'm a US citizen. I moved here in December. I have my Anmeldung. I found a "job," but because I don't have my resident permit yet the employer won't legally hire me. Can I…
51 posts, 13:23 hrs
Why was the previous message negated so much? It is actually the best you can do if you just want to get rid of the car without paying for scrapping and make a few bucks out of it.
6 posts, 12:49 hrs
Hello, sorry for not being able to answer sooner but I haven't had any time. Answering your question: I'm studying "European Studies", it's a mixture of Political Sciences, Economy, History,…
21 posts, 12:39 hrs
You are entitled to Trennungsunterhalt only from the date you apply for it (read Panda's wiki!). Don't wait until you run out of savings, apply now! You need a lawyer as well as a social…
37 posts, 12:38 hrs
Very important. Wasn't really that important to me as like to socialise but I can also live without it. Which is good as juggling work/family can be difficult and I have the choice of going out and…
173 posts, 11:42 hrs
Let's be clear about it. The entire auto-renewal thing is a legalised scam. If it was true that it is in place due to overwhelming demand, it would be made an opt-in. It isn't. Worse, it is buried…
31 posts, 11:20 hrs
Hallo D'ers. Can someone just confirm were still meeting at Makamba and not one of the other mentions....Didn't see any mention since last Friday. Thanks and looking FORward! Alana
103 posts, 10:55 hrs
I suppose this doesn't apply so often, but if you want to buy your ticket on a train using an EC card, be aware you need some ID with your address. ( My local station doesn't have a ticket machine.)…
10 posts, 10:39 hrs
Malt-Teaser, thanks for your suggestion. We have one out at Germering.I have just found a place on Landsberger Str which is a little nearer - but if that fails to deliver I will check it out.
24 posts, 10:25 hrs
You can buy on ebay a 2 hand Sammsung S2, for 20 to 50 euro ( if you do not have an old one hanging around ), depending on the condition, linking them with Alfred is easy. It gives you a measure of…
24 posts, 10:08 hrs
It's a moot point whether the judgement is legally binding. The legality only refers to the receiver so no guarantees what so ever that the service will be maintained and that judgement does not…
8 posts, 09:51 hrs
You do not need to keep public insurance IF you have an alternative insurance policy in place but you should check your status with AOK just in case you are still on their books.
369 posts, 09:46 hrs
Morning, Matt! Hoping to be helpful here: Everyone has to be health insured EMPLOYEES under that amount (57,600 euros p.a. gross from January 2017 ) have to take out public…
31 posts, 09:19 hrs
St Georges is really expensive try BilinGo, they have a kindergarden, primary school and now a campus for classes 5-10 and are taught in german and english. They are realitivly inexpensive for…
5 posts, 09:14 hrs
No, but this is Germany and the Germans love paperwork and German paperwork is better than foreign paperwork.  I suggested the Nachbeurkkundung to Aries because I remembered he was born in a…
8 posts, 09:12 hrs
Gartenverein. Met some nice people, we have to do what we call 'Socialstunden' 15 hours a year, a fair few jollies are organised by the Vorstand for everyone, and there are courses on various…
201 posts, 08:35 hrs
Great night guys. If you wanted to sample another culture, New Zealand's national day is in February and one of the kiwi expats here is organising a hangi. You'll have to google for a decent…
2 posts, 08:03 hrs
For us this was done automatically when the birth is registered with the city. But if you are not sure ask the city, as it might vary from place to place. Sometimes you can register the birth in the…
29 posts, 21:48 yesterday
Thanks, so i see that its a PM that seems to care about all peolple of different religions, minorities etc...seems not bad, or? I dont know his politics...but seems fine for me
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Former Volkswagen boss denies prior knowledge of pollution cheating

Former Volkswagen boss denies prior knowledge of pollution cheating

Former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn said on Thursday that he did not know the beleaguered German auto giant was engaging in systematic emissions cheating until shortly before the scam broke.

Politicians call for surveillance of AfD after outcry over Nazi comments

Politicians call for surveillance of AfD after outcry over Nazi comments

After an AfD politician this week made controversial statements condemning how Germany reflects on its Nazi past, members of traditional parties have called for the far-right party to be put under surveillance.

Why Germany just legalized medical marijuana

Why Germany just legalized medical marijuana

Update: The German parliament (Bundestag) passed a law on Thursday that officially makes marijuana legal for medicinal purposes.

Goldman Sachs moving London staff to Frankfurt due to Brexit: report

Goldman Sachs moving London staff to Frankfurt due to Brexit: report

US bank Goldman Sachs will move 1,000 staff from London to Frankfurt as part of a post-Brexit reorganization that will reduce its City headcount by half, German business daily Handelsblatt reported on Thursday.

Auschwitz seeks death camp items from Germans, Austrians

Auschwitz seeks death camp items from Germans, Austrians

The museum at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland on Wednesday urged Germans and Austrians to hand over any material that could shed light on its wartime staff.

This is how Brexit could impact the German car industry

This is how Brexit could impact the German car industry

Britain leaving the European single market will damage both the UK and EU member states' economies, the German car industry warned on Wednesday, after Prime Minister Theresa May appeared to head for the exit.