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Sometimes putting it on a Post-it seem a better idea than what some people have paid to have tattooed on themselves. Though some tatttoos are really works of art, others must leave the healthcare…
8 posts, 21:36 hrs
I wouldn't go as far as to refer to me as a buddy old bean. As for the day job of pruning plum trees, hunting down ancient farm tools to restore, and computer parts to recycle, my day job is pretty…
5 posts, 21:25 hrs
No, it doesn't. There is no such de-registration. ... you want to be sure, just de-register yourself and say that you will come back after a long holiday but do not know where you will live.
739 posts, 21:04 hrs
Hi, I was considering joining tomorrow, but have to put my kids to bed first, so probably wouldn’t get there until closer to 7:30. Do people usually hang out for a while? I’ve been in Munich for 9…
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Not a maths teacher here, but I'd say you've got them all right insofar as they match the results I came up with. Very interesting questions for a 10 year old to be faced with. They reminded me a…
2,888 posts, 20:06 hrs
I could not leave that 5kg bag of onions costing 2 Euros in the shop... so took it home and baked an onion pie. Yummy hummy. But global warming is going to accelerate even faster judging by the…
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Just don´t read this thread, fraufruit! It IS a thread for those of us so angry with inhumane behaviour and a vent of sorts. I prefer positive news but the world isn´t like that, unfortunately...
32 posts, 18:34 hrs
@Kommentarlos Godamm it, I rely heavily on flightconnections.co... find who goes where. They were only showing laudaoption, now they are are only showing aerlingus. The Aer Lingus flights are…
21 posts, 18:32 hrs
@engelchen yes I see your point and I agree, but that goes back to the anti-wage dumping approach, which I DO think is mostly what's behind the rejection and it is a good thing. my comment was…
70 posts, 18:23 hrs
This is probably a cuisine where you get most options in some of the lesser-known and / or cheaper areas. I am no expert on the cuisine but there's enough round my way that I certainly like. Ajanta…
15 posts, 18:15 hrs
I am at the moment in a part of outer Berlin where there's heaps of casual jobs. There is seemingly almost nobody to do this work. Had a coffee in a well-known basic coffee chain earlier (OK, it was…
44 posts, 18:10 hrs
Hello I took my B1 exam just yesterday with Goethe Institut and since I looked up everything I could find about it before I went, (including process and tips on this forum) I wanted to make a post…
502 posts, 17:38 hrs
yes, down hither we call that an arterialgasm. I left a smitchin for tomorrow's lunch, seconds are even tastier when smothered with my home-made sauce. You can feel the tightness in the chest, like a…
1,082 posts, 17:31 hrs
How sad, a larger than life character and great musician. Many will not know how good he was and the people he worked with. Hodges was born at the North Middlesex Hospital, and raised in North…
2 posts, 17:18 hrs
Hi Folks, Someone I know is looking for a DE -> FR translator: ” Would you know anybody who could translate an IT product manual from German to French? It would be about 15,000 German…
1 posts, 16:42 hrs
Belushi's Halloween Party 31/10/2018 If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate Halloween 2018 in Berlin, join us for some freaky fun at Belushi’s Bar on Wednesday, October 31st! The…
9 posts, 15:35 hrs
Similar story for us in Hamburg, but only 2017 missing so far. Judging from the OP's experience (still waiting for 2016) it can take much longer. We moved in on December 15 2016. In June 2017 we…
1 posts, 15:34 hrs
berliner-zeitung.de/berl... Starting yesterday now BVG employees can fine cars that are wrongly parked and blocking their bus lanes. Being BVG they are printing a one-liner in the fines:…
14 posts, 14:23 hrs
I think you should go back to the relocation department and make them do some more research. The 6 months applies to those who already have a Hauptwohnsitz in Germany. You should also use the search…
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The International School of Hamburg (ISH) invites interested families to two Open Days in November. On Saturday, 17.11.2018 there will not only be the possibility to enjoy school tours and an…
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then it appears you have no real pressure. Tell him you need to talk to the mieterverein before you can agree to anything at all. In the meantime pay an amount in nebenkosten that reflects your…
1 posts, 13:36 hrs
Piano Rental: Hi! Is anyone interested in using a piano for only €20-€30 a month? It's a new Kawai upright piano with a silent system. By sharing the piano, I was hoping to reduce my monthly…
223 posts, 13:13 hrs
Friday playgroup for English-speaking parents and young kids from 10:00-12:00. All are welcome! The playgroup is located at Kidlerstraße 15 of the Himmelfahrtskirche in Sendling. Walk through the…
1 posts, 13:12 hrs
Hi! Is anyone interested in using a piano for only €20-€30 a month? It's a new Kawai upright piano with a silent system. By sharing the piano, I was hoping to reduce my monthly cost for renting the…
1 posts, 13:10 hrs
Hi TTer's I am seeking feedback please from anyone "in the know" about what could be called the Bruckmühl - Rosenheim corridor. Specifically, I have these questions: 1. Is the public…
2,083 posts, 12:34 hrs
The ethanol part in E85 ( and B100, for that matter) was exempt from mineral oil tax until 31. Dec 2015. That was the reason it was cheaper so much cheaper than regular petrol. Without the tax…
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At first I wrote Deutsch verhandlungssicher on my C.V. and included a copy of my master's degree from a German university as well as Arbeitszeugnisse written in German from German employers. About 8…
46 posts, 12:12 hrs
If you're looking for the free to air channels then the TVplayer app on the Amazon Firestick will give you most. I don't think the 16mbit/s is your problem, up until July this year I was also…
1,014 posts, 12:08 hrs
Aren't you one of the people who spent close to 2 years smearing anyone who raised concerns about women's safety after the NYE in Köln? Help me out here. Dr. Blasey Ford was inconsistent in her…
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Syrian in Cologne hostage drama had mental problems: police

Syrian in Cologne hostage drama had mental problems: police

A Syrian man who launched an arson attack and took a woman hostage at a German train station was an unemployed refugee with psychological problems and a history of street offences, police said Tuesday.

Comment: Political earthquake in Bavaria? No, but Germany is still shaking things up

Comment: Political earthquake in Bavaria? No, but Germany is still shaking things up

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'We have to make anti-Semitism more visible' Berlin schools to report incidents

Starting in the school year 2019/2020, educational institutions in Berlin will be required to report cases of anti-Semitism to the police or the school authorities, Berlin’s senate administration (Senateverwaltung) decided on Monday.

Israeli teen fined for urinating on site of former Nazi death camp Auschwitz

Israeli teen fined for urinating on site of former Nazi death camp Auschwitz

A Polish court has fined an Israeli teenager who admitted to urinating on a memorial at the site of the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, a court spokeswoman told AFP on Tuesday.

Audi to pay €800 million fine in Germany over diesel cheating

Audi to pay €800 million fine in Germany over diesel cheating

Volkswagen said Tuesday its subsidiary Audi had agreed to pay an €800 million fine issued by German prosecutors to close a diesel cheating investigation.