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30 posts, 12:21 hrs
Only buy duck down comforters if you rent/buy an old house/apartment. Newer houses are so well insulated that it's just to warm in the bedrooms for down comforters. In my first apartment I needed…
276 posts, 12:15 hrs
Say what you will about the Catholic Church, but Francis seems like a pretty good guy, as well as a jovial fellow. He seems rather nonplussed by Donnie. Case in point:
810 posts, 11:54 hrs
I started watching Krimis originally to improve my Germany, but not I enjoy them, so I lost the moral right to refuse payment (even when I do not like the system and prefer either tax or…
1 posts, 11:27 hrs
Dear Pilates lovers ! QUALITY PILATES IN SMALL GROUPS (Prenzlauer Berg)! Finally there are new spots available in all the groups , I am a certified Pilates trainer with experience of over 20…
110 posts, 11:23 hrs
Dear Pilates lovers ! QUALITY PILATES IN SMALL GROUPS (Prenzlauer Berg) Finally there are new spots available in all the groups , I am a certified Pilates trainer with experience of over 20 years…
6 posts, 11:21 hrs
Dear Pilates lovers ! QUALITY PILATES IN SMALL GROUPS (Prenzlauer Berg) Finally there are new spots available in all the groups , I am a certified Pilates trainer with experience of over 20 years…
36 posts, 11:20 hrs
In Brandenburg, fishing without taking the exam is possible. But, only fishing on non-predatory fish. For that, you have to get Fischereiabgabemarke and Angelkarte. First is like allowance papers…
13 posts, 10:26 hrs
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…
74 posts, 09:59 hrs
The fact that an aircraft may be supersonic capable has nothing to do with it. it is a question of landing it on water, which of course would mean an attempted controlled landing at much lower speeds…
5 posts, 09:58 hrs
I'm dragging up this old thread in order to share that Himself has discovered a way to always get free shipping from amazon.de without Prime. He found this tip somewhere on the internet. He has used…
223 posts, 09:42 hrs
Seems a friend & I are coming along this Thursday 25 May. I shall finally meet the mighty Tor! I can't promise to find my inner homosexual, but I'm sure the queer beer will be just as wet…
8 posts, 08:15 hrs
If you want to come to Germany I do have some advice for you beyond "get a lawyer." And yes, you should have legal consultation handy. In your position I would have them ready and then go to your…
17 posts, 00:05 hrs
I've been here for 12 years and all I can say is everyone wants to send their kid to the Lichtenberg Schule in OR or the international one in Darmstadt because it is mixed, meaning the kids feelings…
134 posts, 22:47 yesterday
Bon Iver's is the best rendition of this song. You don't even have to be heart broken to appreciate Bon Ivers genius on this song, his keyboard and emotion are pure magic.
14 posts, 22:23 yesterday
How much is "dirty cheap"? I was downsizing and sold several guitars in the past weeks. I still have one that I want to sell but it is not 20 EUR. Probably the best place to find something cheap is…
33 posts, 20:56 yesterday
Airbnb has it's pros and cons... One of the times I used that service, I ended up in a couch in a crowded apartment small apartment. I had chosen a room, the pictures looked nice and it was from…
5 posts, 20:34 yesterday
Hello, I am about to make my move in HH pretty soon and I am considering among different options the idea of trying to put together my own concept fashion store (high-end&very good quality…
1 posts, 19:49 yesterday
Hello everyone, I have just moved into a new apartment, for which my girlfriend and I are both on the contract. I have booked my Anmeldung appointment for next week. My girlfriend is actually…
2 posts, 18:11 yesterday
Hi! I was just wondering if anyone had interest in going bowling? We would need at least 5 people, so if anyone wants to go let me know and I will organize. Thanks Crystal
5 posts, 16:46 yesterday
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Taj Krishna (what was Haveli), Nymphenburgerstr 193, 80637 München. Nearest station Rotkreuzplatz U1/7 and 53, 62, 63 bus plus 12 tram to stop…
16 posts, 16:01 yesterday
Highly highly recommend Relocately. here's what I wrote on their google review (and, no, I did not get a discount or anything for writing this positive of a review, I actually mean it!) So far,…
27 posts, 15:24 yesterday
Well not due to the introduction, as pine martens are native to Ireland. There numbers plummeted due to hunting. They are now protected and there numbers have rebounded. There are initiatives in the…
9 posts, 15:17 yesterday
Video editing is considered an artistic profession for which you don't need to register a business, something I have had to point on several occasions at the job center. I can't find the paragraph at…
31 posts, 14:44 yesterday
Strange that your employee can introduce these schemes in your company. What about the works' council? Did they approve this? Do you have a tariff agreement like IG Metall or Verdi? This should all…
949 posts, 13:19 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...
2 posts, 12:26 yesterday
Hey there, I am a web developer seeking employment. You can check my resume on my website simohamzaoui.info... I Would be more than happy to assist you and teach you HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript as…
11 posts, 11:58 yesterday
Next time you meet, you tell him, that you plan to remove the scaffolding in the first week of june. If he is really cool as he claims to be, then he should say - 'nono it shall be gone before that'…
381 posts, 11:49 yesterday
I think you were correct all the time. It seems there is no soft reset in one step for ZTEs. The hard reset for ZTE is VOL+ and POWER, but I would use it only in extreme cases (like the phone is…
5 posts, 10:35 yesterday
It's important to understand that  Lohnsteuerhilfeverein is the equivalent of H&R Block, they file your taxes and that's it. If you have issues or problems they won't help you nor will they…
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Berlin drug raids lead to arrest of four Islamist militants

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Review finds AfD should have gotten 2,000 more votes in state election

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Election officials in Germany's most populous state said on Tuesday that the far-right AfD party should have gotten 2,000 more votes than were originally counted in the state parliament election.

German federal govt spent €20 billion on refugees in 2016: report

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'New escalation' as Turkey tells German MPs they're not welcome

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Study into east German racism outrages conservative politicians

Study into east German racism outrages conservative politicians

A study into the causes of heightened right-wing extremism and xenophobia in formerly communist eastern Germany has sparked an angry backlash and charges of sloppy academic methods.