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18 posts, 22:56 yesterday
Going snowshoeing is definitely more tiring than normal hiking. ;-) We hiked up a ski slope wearing our snowshoes and enjoyed fantastic views from the top of Wallberg. Thank you for joining me on…
7 posts, 22:13 yesterday
Did I? Most DoD retirees do not fall under any SOFA, neither do the (ex-)dependents with German residence permit. I did not break any law because neither did I purchase nor did I register/activate…
8 posts, 21:57 yesterday
1. ich-zapfe.de/bierzapfen/... 2. ich-zapfe.de/bierzapfen/... 3. What Adaptor, USB auf Drehstrom or what? 4. Don't know what that is, Sorry. The rest should be available here:…
105 posts, 21:56 yesterday
I don't think, I know: 100% backpacks and all big bags. Small handbags, selectively (the smaller the bag, the lesser the probability). I will hopefully attend in 2 weeks, so will report how it is in…
9 posts, 21:51 yesterday
Ummh, no. A part of the Steuerberater's invoice, the part that was incurred for where income is calculated, i.e. for Anlage N (employee income calculation), Anlage R (pension income),…
4 posts, 21:40 yesterday
Boy, look at that mess at Heathrow... A mile high pile of suitcases and thousands of people stranded on an airport? Did that ever happen at BER? Think about it... :-)
938 posts, 20:28 yesterday
Also a no here. I have recouped my investent many many times over and still have over half my Bitcoins left. As and when it rises again, I'll part with a few when it reaches a certain level ( to…
678 posts, 20:19 yesterday
Very sad to hear that Roger Moore passed away. I think that "A View To a Kill" and "Octopussy" were his best Bond-movies, but "Moonraker" had spectacular action scenes with Jaws.
6 posts, 19:04 yesterday
You should look into the options near you. The only problem is that your current problem will most probably not be covered, however, considering you neighbours something else will probably come up.
36 posts, 18:58 yesterday
I just saw someone handing here out hankies and signs in the s Bahn. The last time I saw it was in the UK and caused a train conductor in London to really lose their temper. She gave multiple warning…
7 posts, 16:32 yesterday
Actually, the term „cookies“ was not translated into most languages, so non English speakers do not even realize that cookie is Keks The origin of the term is from fortune cookie, not the kind of…
12 posts, 15:40 yesterday
To all those who care about my opinion. Maharaja mediocre food, possibly because the muscle bound idiot, white waiter didn't understand curry terminology. India house is a fine place for lunch.
513 posts, 14:49 yesterday
I've read this sentence about twenty times now and the only conclusion I can come to is that you do not understand logic. And just so that you will understand why your statement makes no sense at…
38 posts, 13:06 yesterday
Good luck trying to find the landowner :/ most of the owned land is rented, so asking the farmer in the tractor plowing the field wont work. If you find a site that will show who owns the actual…
16 posts, 11:13 yesterday
Hello biological specimens This week we will be in the Michaeligarten. Si... near the lakeside in the evening sun. Early people expected any time after 6pm. But the bigger crowd usually gets…
44 posts, 10:26 yesterday
Haven't done this yet with my almost two-year old, but when I inevitably take her to the US or India when the lady can't be bothered to come, I intend to get a simple letter with contact details from…
951 posts, 09:55 yesterday
If their child is sick, they show it a fake chart and tell them that the big pharma is trying to trick them. If they get sick, they rush into hospital, you know, just in case...
4 posts, 08:23 yesterday
It sounds that you don't earn enough. Since it is not possible for Australians to extend a German WHV, I'm assuming that you received a Fiktionsbescheinigung. Assuming that you don't earn…
9 posts, 26 May
There are no other conditions than being a former German citizen and knowing German. It's really a done deal as long as he gets a sympathetic (= friendly) case worker at the Ausländerbehörde.
2 posts, 26 May
Some unknown person has altered the title. This is is not what I wrote. I am not personally involved in The Highland Games so "Join us" gives the wrong impression. Nothing better to do with your…
5 posts, 26 May
As I said in the PM as well, I am a big Curry fan, but we will be in DK for the long weekend . So the only greek element will be the Greek Consulate which is next to Shalimar
5 posts, 26 May
I agree that the local section of ebay-kleinanzeige.de could be worth checking out. You could post a Gesuche ad there but you should also try searching and posting on these sites too. Immobilien…
16 posts, 26 May
Prime is well worth it for me with my U.S. account. Shipping is more expensive and takes much longer without the free 2 day shipping that Prime provides. I order almost all gifts for friends and…
13 posts, 26 May
Don! I agree  I misread it. I though he was looking for a soft shell roofbox. I am not sure what a soft roof rack is though?? Generally roofbars (aluminium/steel) are screwed to the mounting holes on…
7 posts, 26 May
Theoretically maybe but that would probably depend on who your employer was (eg. some small [and / or family] businesses are not too keen on compliance issues) and whether an industry sector blanket…
12 posts, 26 May
The second overnight hike in 2017 takes us to the beautiful Karwendel. Our tour starts at Alpengasthof Eng. We will stop at Falkenhütte (1848m) for lunch before we head to our accommodation right in…
13 posts, 26 May
Hi Konradp & Dudv, 100k sounds like a great distance. I have just signed up for a cycling club in meetup but its only about 50K and I am assuming will be a very gentle pace. I can do a steady…
31 posts, 26 May
Thank you all for the replies!!! My friend brought it back with a special transportation. At his hometown he found out it was some cables malfunction, they changed and now everything is fine…
10 posts, 26 May
The future of small independent retail stores is surely online. Start a blog about boutique fashion, open the essential social media accounts. Open a Shopify store, get a Web designer, logo…
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Merkel calls G7 climate talks 'very unsatisfactory'

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Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'

Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'

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EU Human Rights Court takes on case of German reporter detained in Turkey: report

EU Human Rights Court takes on case of German reporter detained in Turkey: report

The European Court of Human Rights is set to take on the case of a German journalist detained by Turkey for months, the reporter's newspaper wrote on Thursday.