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11 posts, 21:44 hrs
No risk, no fun, babe. Just imagine being a Beamte life long. I know your story...go for it! I took a risk this evening. It was windy and I stepped out of the door despite that! (but not for…
7 posts, 19:49 hrs
If in doubt, get some specialist advice. Not sure many people have much experience. Given what you say about age, I might be interested in the value of a share in terms of how long one might use it…
11 posts, 19:10 hrs
Hey, whatever you wrote, you cannot change it now anyway, so you might as well just settle down with a nice bottle of wine and enjoy the evening! The results will take their time to come through,…
13 posts, 19:09 hrs
Or simply ask this researcher who knows him better what he'd prefer. If he's a Harley and guitars kinda guy, maybe he'd prefer a gram or two of the finest Nederhash and a round or two at a strip…
189 posts, 18:18 hrs
It's always a balance. To what extent do you risk more lives to avoid making a martyr. Morally anyone who is shooting is fair game, but in practice it tends where possible to be better to try…
32 posts, 18:05 hrs
He is insured 'through the S1' which means that the NHS funds his AOK card, as it were, and his EHIC is provided through the UK. Pensioners are mostly in this situation. I think only those who…
26 posts, 17:59 hrs
Ugly Xmas sweaters are a thing in the U.S. or at least used to be. There are UCS parties, contests, etc. The tackier the better. My nieces and nephews used to come borrow some of my mom's sweaters…
642 posts, 17:15 hrs
Did you scratch the floor or was it normal wear and tear (not deep gouges)? Please go join your local Mietverein where you will get professional advice at a very low cost. Take along the pictures…
34 posts, 16:14 hrs
That is one of the very confusing things in English, as there are many schools of thought on that. The old school faction uses many commas, while it is slowly becoming less common to use them in…
38 posts, 15:55 hrs
Exactly. Bounce this back to the seller. The seller arranged for the shipping, and it's his problem to find out if the package ever reached you, was insured etc. You just want your refund as…
2,890 posts, 15:20 hrs
@hooperski works at hospital informing women when their husbands have died. He starts the conversation off with: I hope you like it when your husband gets really, really stiff.
12 posts, 14:42 hrs
Agreed on placement test results though it differs from test to test (Goethe vs. TestDaF , etc.). I was just guessing at a level based on what they were doing and the original question of the OP. My…
33 posts, 13:08 hrs
Tip of the Day, just for you SpiderPig. You don't have to read threads on this site that don't interest you. Have a nice day! For 2B Thanks so much, You are a real gentleman and a scholar.
6 posts, 12:04 hrs
I worked on the basis that being seen to have someone do the process for me would be a straight "sorry, not integrated enough". Same reason we'd stick to German language. Obviously they are forming…
15 posts, 08:21 hrs
Don't remind me. My Mom worked in a military Thrift Shop for many years, and I was loaded down with hideous clothes in excruciating colors, outdated designs (horrendous ruffles etc. she loved so much…
1,734 posts, 05:24 hrs
It may be no coincidence that, since the release of the draft of the UK-EU WA (which included a strong indication that the parties would commit to a policy of elimination of virtual currencies whose…
2 posts, 01:04 hrs
In case anyone is wondering why the carol service is not held at St Catherine's it is because it is too small. In order to fit everyone in we go the the Leonhardskirche on Leonhardsplatz.
2 posts, 22:58 yesterday
The type of employment will probably depend on specifics, such as the type of work performed, and the relationship with the giver of the work. (3) is not correct for freelancers. The need to pay…
775 posts, 22:56 yesterday
Hello all, For the last meetup of 2018, we'll be meeting on Wednesday, December 19 at the Rosenheimer Christmas market (Weissenburger Platz) at 6:30, then moving to Teatro tapas bar for food at 7:15.
1,135 posts, 19:30 yesterday
Sorry, just noticed this. The present Northern Irish border actually originated earlier than the Boundary Commission. It was created by the UK Government in the Government of Ireland Act, 1920. The…
1,207 posts, 19:14 yesterday
@Tschami, I asked a policeman friend and he said it depends on how much THC was in your blood. But MPU isn’t ordered for an Ordnungswiedrigkeit, so therefore it counts as a Straftat.
43 posts, 19:04 yesterday
So you really acted like an a*hole, huh? Be proud of it. Still haven't read the thread? Still not understood why you can't donate blood? No, the (most likely) Red Cross volunteers simply…
3 posts, 17:18 yesterday
Previous point is correct and so the next bit is irrelevant but, in UK, you should get a unique NHS registration number after registering with the GP. I didn't even use it except on moving and thus…
9 posts, 14:31 yesterday
Lets see, they will have your name, they will most probably have your date of birth, your email address and your last active ip address from when you last communicated with them indicating that your…
1 posts, 14:14 yesterday
Hi we are looking for football lovers without a team that would like to join our next league. This will start January 19th with games on saturdays and sundays. There is a small fee to…
7 posts, 13:14 yesterday
Hi everyone, As I'm about to start a divorce procedure and have two kids, I was told by Jugendamt to go to Finanzamt and declare that we are already living as WG and get a paper from them. Since I…
580 posts, 11:50 yesterday
Falling stars alert! Ok, if you have time and want to bundle up and go outside, tonight is the best night to see some more falling stars. Yes, starting around 11 pm Nov. 17th, 2018 and continuing til…
2 posts, 11:40 yesterday
The two organisations are not connected in that way. It'd be in your interest to write to Finanzamt setting out when you finished in Germany etc, and to make sure there's no record that you still…
19 posts, 11:06 yesterday
It won't restrict you from working casually but it might restrict you from getting paid as you can't live here legally beyond 90 days, get a bank account, health insurance or have your PAYE tax…
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German railway reaches pay deal with main union

German railway reaches pay deal with main union

German railway operator Deutsche Bahn and its main union said Saturday they had reached a pay deal after strikes disrupted services earlier this week.

How Germany invented Christmas as we know it

How Germany invented Christmas as we know it

Around the world, Christmas is associated with a feeling of coziness and togetherness, and gift giving. The roots of this can arguably be traced back to Germany.

No evidence of terrorist motive in Cologne hostage drama

No evidence of terrorist motive in Cologne hostage drama

Germany’s federal prosecutor's office has found no evidence that an arson attack and hostage-taking at Cologne's Hauptbahnhof, or main station, in October was an Islamist extremist attack.

Berlin the latest German city to experiment with going car free

Berlin the latest German city to experiment with going car free

Berlin’s Friedrichstraße is set to go car free one Saturday afternoon in December. With the fallout from the diesel scandal continuing and cycle use increasing, could this be a sign of the future for Germany’s urban centres?

Weekend Wanderlust: Following Frankenstein’s footsteps in Ingolstadt

Weekend Wanderlust: Following Frankenstein’s footsteps in Ingolstadt

From Gothic architecture to Frankenstein and the Illuminati, I spent a warm summer's day in this picturesque Bavarian city on the banks of the Danube.

Third gender option for birth certificates approved in Bundestag

Third gender option for birth certificates approved in Bundestag

Germany has passed a change in law that allows for people to opt for a third gender option on official forms.