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133 posts, 14:23 hrs
Could there be new elections? Article 63 of Germany's constitution, or Basic Law, provides for the following scenario: The German president must first propose someone for the office of Chancellor.
60 posts, 14:23 hrs
Most likely. I can't see any way for consumers to avoid price fixing. Re petrol, we get 1c off per liter at Shell with our ADAC card and/or their Preis Vergleich guarantee (free to apply. Either a…
9 posts, 14:22 hrs
I will look into it, thank you. I had people that saw the contract already and they looked for those things you mentioned and I'm convinced that I'm in the right in this situation. I really…
18 posts, 14:16 hrs
I used to have a bank account registered to my hotel address but it was in a small town and the account manager knew the hotel manager. For the OP's original question I'd say Western Union, as…
1 posts, 14:13 hrs
Hi all, I rented an apartment through an agency (called Home Company), but I paid the Kaution and the rent directly to the landlord. When the contract ended I was supposed to meet with the agency…
14 posts, 14:10 hrs
eAT is accepted, yes. They, of course, work for Deutsche Bahn but they are not DB employees! You need to do Ausbildung to become ticket conductor because they are trained to solve various kind of…
33 posts, 14:09 hrs
A true student doesn't even use plates I have eaten off a paper towel or right out of the pan plenty 'o times in my day. Answering the question: I've never had a dishwasher in the US nor Germany…
10 posts, 13:54 hrs
- If you do it on a closed without adding water to the system then you are going to destroy the heating system. - Also, even if it isn't a closed system (norwalerweise nur in wohnhäuser ohne…
13 posts, 13:47 hrs
The shipping cost doesn't need to be on the invoice of the seller, it just needs to be part of the amount that's declared in the customs declaration CN22 (anything up to 377.22€ in value is CN22,…
192 posts, 13:21 hrs
I don't know which one it is. There's this too: TÜV Hessen Begutachtungsstelle für Fahreignung Fulda Bahnhofstr. 26 (Einkaufszentrum Centhof, 2. OG, Treppenhaus A) 36037 Fulda
22 posts, 13:15 hrs
How did you all know it was the Mietverein? There was nothing in the original post? I know Panda knows a lot, but as far as I know, Panda is PandaMunich, not PandaPsychic..
1 posts, 13:05 hrs
Hello, is anyone interested to meet up at some cafe in Cologne to play some board games? I have a few and would love some company to learn and play them  ...ideally in English! Let me know!…
9 posts, 11:35 hrs
Everyone is issued with a NHS Health Card and told to store it safely (most people then forget they even have one). You are supposed to send it in if you move abroad permanently. I can quote you my…
996 posts, 11:34 hrs
I hear you but this won't help. And it was the states themselves as well who got rid of many ACA exchanges or didn't join the national exchange, etc. that caused the costs to go up. If you look…
6 posts, 10:29 hrs
Hello, I'm phd student in physics here in Tubingen. your plans sounds quite similar to mine. Because i'm a bit quiet guy and not much into the part/bar scene, but certainly love tea and coffee may…
15 posts, 09:25 hrs
Next time, do as all Germans do....keep a lawyer in the backseat and one at home, not to mention one with you at all times. My spouse and I have learned to accept "him" in our bed at night, just in…
9 posts, 09:18 hrs
We did a very similar route to this. Just to add in what for us was the best thing we did in NZ...Wharariki Beach. Takes a bit of extra effort to get to but well worth it to see the baby seals…
605 posts, 07:54 hrs
Glenn Thrush gets sidelined by sexual assault allegations. Blames illness and alcohol. Well, gee, that just makes it all better, asshole. You got sick, were abused as a child, didn't get the love you…
6 posts, 06:52 hrs
Yes I know it costs 19.99. They call this product Tchibo Prepaid! And it is cancel anytime. On their website they explain how to cancel, they give a few options including post but with recorded…
787 posts, 02:53 hrs
Been reading The Minimalist blog and found this essay Thirty Life Lessons from Thirty Years. Read this essay too about Letting Go of Shitty Relationship ahem. And several other essays on there site…
17 posts, 21:27 yesterday
How is emissions testing handled for a change like this? Was this in an "Oldtimer" where the rules are more lax? Nunga, what did you end up finding out? I'm considering some bigger projects with…
17 posts, 21:21 yesterday
I think your car just needs a little love by way of routine maintenance. I see barely any Japanese cars here but Toyota makes great cars, including diesels. If you stay on top of scheduled…
8 posts, 21:20 yesterday
@Wasteland I did not know that about a complete new build on top of an existing building?! Aye well learning something new is always good now that you mention it about the pipes replacing I do…
803 posts, 21:01 yesterday
Robert Guillaume, the first black actor to win an Emmy for best lead actor in a comedy. My favorites among his body of work are his character Benson on the series "Soap" and Isaac Jaffe on Sorkin's…
1 posts, 20:49 yesterday
hallo, I am visiting a house on friday which is located 20 km south of Augsburg, in Graben. the military airport is located around 1 km away. does someone know if the airport is very noisy during…
23 posts, 20:22 yesterday
The city of Zürich rolls its eyes: what have the Swiss abolished? Letter ß is not used in Swiss German, but all other letters are. The only exception applies to street and railway station names:…
1,057 posts, 20:19 yesterday
A friend of mine is really into data mining for 7 years I believe. He has rigs in Slovenia, because electricity is cheap overthere. At his home they were running day and night and it was always like…
5 posts, 20:19 yesterday
No, the official fee would be same in a high-price city as in a forgotten village with very low property prices, as long as it's about the same size apartment, since the official fees are usually…
24 posts, 19:35 yesterday
@ judalee: Do you feel like reproducing the remarks (all or a selection) made about you on this forum? Perhaps you might get some informed - if non-legal - opinions as to what you best course of…
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German schoolkids are strong at solving problems as part of team: study

German schoolkids are strong at solving problems as part of team: study

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Several injured after family home collapses in west of Berlin

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Firefighters rescued a family of four on Monday night after an explosion completely destroyed their house.