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Not if you are moving from outside the EU to stay in Germany. However you should be prepared to answer questions and with a copy of any documents* handy to show the Zoll (customs) officer. Just…
2 posts, 02:50 hrs
Suspension of driving privileges by German authorities apply within Germany albeit anyone driving outside Germany whilst subject to such a suspension, whatever other drivers license they may hold,…
93 posts, 23:01 yesterday
Yes, which I pointed out earlier. Confirmation here: ferner-alsdorf.de... Translation Dog bite: dog owner must secure property against dog breaking out The BGH (VI ZR 465/15) could…
93 posts, 21:54 yesterday
Not to do with Germany, but four things I recall well from my years in Mexico as a child. All of these were in English. 1. A restaurant advertised a midday meal: Play Lunch. Should have been…
6 posts, 21:41 yesterday
I read that this material is way too hard to be easy to work with, in case the person then wants any changes like to make it smaller. Thus, crazy hard to have any scratches from use. Plus, good…
2,086 posts, 19:01 yesterday
This just earned him the nickname Donald Honecker in my house. articles.latimes.com/199... " For all its horror, Western economic and political analysts subsequently admitted that the Wall enabled…
171 posts, 18:40 yesterday
I would suggest it is far more rational to change the clocks to suit the people rather than changing the people to suit the clocks! If you have never had to suffer summer time in winter,…
549 posts, 17:40 yesterday
Just seen an article on TV about this author, he publishes speeches that were written, but never spoken. There was one written for the Queen during the Cold War of the 80's and the one below for…
2,727 posts, 17:20 yesterday
As the war on words escalates about Russia being involved in the Skripal's poisoning, Jeremy Hunt turns up the heat. He has ordered that the Ferrero Rocher are to be withdrawn from the Russian…
1,073 posts, 16:03 yesterday
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…
5 posts, 14:20 yesterday
Just send your Bürgeramt a link to this LABO page; elektronischer Aufenthaltstitel (eAT) - Änderung der Adresse nach Umzug in which the first part clearly confirms the opposite to what they're…
3 posts, 13:01 yesterday
Hey, I'm also a new dad of a 1-month old boy. I'd also love to meet up with others and speak more English (I grew in America) with the little guy. I think for my little guy it's probably a bit…
25 posts, 11:09 yesterday
I agree on choice. I think parking has changed a bit. Mainly that is due to cost of land but it can also be hidden behind "eco" concern. Last block I bought in has 15 for about 80 properties and it…
16 posts, 08:13 yesterday
Oh the joy of form filling on a Friday evening:)... Hilfe bitte... When it states nicht zutreffendes ist zu streichen. I've just put a line in the box as a response. Does it actually mean I should…
1 posts, 02:29 yesterday
Hello, So I was happy with my 1-and-1 DSL internet at home, but the cable between my apartment and the junction box outside is broken somewhere and has to be fixed by the landlord, according to…
11 posts, 21 September
As Lolli said, never lend more than you can afford to lose! Sorry Anonymos, but this person is NOT a friend and should be concelled from your Christmas card list. Whilst it is sad to lose a…
1 posts, 21 September
For those of you who are interested in the political climate in Spain, and the possible effects on the EU, on 26.09.2018. at 20:00, there will be a political discussion (in German) re: Catalonia…
10 posts, 21 September
As I mentioned in my original post, I have already complained multiple times to my boss. His attitude is "this is an old building, I can't do anything about it" and doesn't really care.
7 posts, 21 September
I have sponsored through SOS children's villages in the past and my brother has too. The way these work, they take orphan children or children who have been removed from the custody of their parents…
23 posts, 21 September
No, they all charge monthly, based on an assumed level of use. At the end of your contract you would read your meters, and get money back or be given a bill depending on your actual use. What I…
17 posts, 21 September
@Krieg, I'm sorry too for your loss. I've always had cats and most had some kind of odd behavior...leg scratching/biting, usually when momentarily ignored when hungry...snapping after a time of…
28 posts, 21 September
I have a TransferWise Borderless account. My only complaint is that they refuse totransfer US dollars to my US debit cards. They don’t give me a reason other than: “we don’t support this account”.
7 posts, 21 September
I'm not trying to be mean, but it seems you don't know the first thing about landlording. I suggest you comb the many, many threads on this topic that we already have on this site before you enter…
22 posts, 21 September
Laurin was great, we should go there more often. Online register to vote in california: register.vo... Rappy, thanks for reminding me about Pod Save America - I just listened to an episode…
5 posts, 21 September
I have been Looking at WG-Gesucht as I am returning to Berlin soon. I cannot fing the useful Translation into English feature that used to be there. Can anyone throw some light on this? Thanks…
10 posts, 21 September
Hi there, did you go on to try out the mvhs course? My lovely singing teacher Susanne has done pronunciation coaching in the past. I think mostly for opera singing but I am sure she‘d love the…
1 posts, 21 September
Hi, I will be moving from Berlin to Bad Homburg for my job at the end of the year. I am currently in the process of searching for an apartment in Bad Homburg/Frankfurt. Could anyone suggest any…
2 posts, 21 September
Not strictly German... but so good... laederach.com/en/#locati... And this is the erstwhile Hoflieferant... I recommend the truffels for the non-teetotal. feinste-pralinen.de/...
19 posts, 21 September
I live in southern Germany village, so maybe this is just a local thing, but giving money is very common to help also with the costs of the grave upkeep. Immediate families carefully tend the grave…
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'Thanks, bro' - Özil grateful for Boateng's backing

Mesut Özil has thanked Jerome Boateng for public support in the wake of Özil's controversial retirement from international football.

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Update: 'We were wrong' about German spy chief's promotion: SPD boss Nahles

The leaders in Germany's grand coalition will renegotiate the planned promotion of the former head of the German domestic intelligence agency.

'A life without a dog is a mistake': Germany's passion for pooches

From bringing canines to work to having dedicated dog swimming pool days, it’s fair to say that Germany takes its Hunde seriously. We dug into the history and spoke to pet owners, to examine why the country really is 'ein Land das Hunde liebt' (a dog loving place).

Former SS guard, now 94, faces trial in Germany

Former SS guard, now 94, faces trial in Germany

A 94-year-old former SS guard faces trial in November charged with complicity in the mass murders at the Nazi concentration camp Stutthof during World War II, a German court said Friday.

Plans to rebuild Berlin Wall for art project blocked

Plans to rebuild Berlin Wall for art project blocked

German authorities said Friday they were blocking a proposal to rebuild part of the Berlin Wall for a massive film-art project in the German capital.

German woman sues airport security for missing flight to Mallorca

German woman sues airport security for missing flight to Mallorca

An airline passenger is suing police after missing her flight to Mallorca in Spain due to having to wait in a lengthy cue at airport security, German media reports.