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253 posts, 15:59 hrs
Ah, cool. This was TELC, not Goethe? Because, the TELC practice tests are reading, fill in the blanks, listening, free-writing, and then speaking. Thanks for the stats on changing answers. I…
64 posts, 15:57 hrs
@LeonG So basically this Human Rights / refugee deportation law, which is being treated as an unalterable boundary condition, says that "either refugee wins, or law enforcement loses". Effectively a…
3 posts, 15:53 hrs
Hi Tallicame, I wondered whether you'd first tried a bank manager here? In the UK this kind of thing used to be done by a bank manager for free, as a courtesy. Yes, UK; yes, "used to be". Thanks…
72 posts, 15:33 hrs
It looks cooler than canes/crutches? Seriously, walking with those things improve balance and strengthen the arms and are handy when going uphill (like those hiking sticks).
28 posts, 15:16 hrs
Reviving an old thread, I would like to get contact lenses fitted. It is likely to be difficult as I had lasic surgery (in 2000) and will only be able to use gas permeable after many years of soft…
34 posts, 15:06 hrs
*cough* I think this is meant to be tougher than the Definitions game, @AlexTr You can't just pick any random word to leave for the next player. (I only realized you'd done that after working…
74 posts, 14:45 hrs
I have loads of amalgam fillings from when I had bad teeth as a teenager (in the UK). I'm now in my mid-60s & those fillings are still there so I'm not sure you'll get anything that will last…
251 posts, 14:44 hrs
Hello all, The next meetup will be Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 Cafe Von und Zu Luisenstraße 22 (UBahn Konigsplatz or Theresienstrasse) Please let me know if you're planning on coming so that I…
155 posts, 14:28 hrs
I've never been to the bar before, so not sure how big and busy it is likely to be. Try identifying me from my profile picture, but I'm a bit more beardy now and will have glasses on. Failing…
42 posts, 13:50 hrs
and this basic accommodation should be fenced and they shouldn´t be allowed to leace unless deemed unproblematic by BAMF or whoever. And the one making the decision should have a lot of leeway. If…
1 posts, 13:32 hrs
Korn guitarist and vocalist Brian “Head” Welch is making a special speaking appearance in Berlin on March 26th. Welch, a founding member of the Grammy award-winning band Korn, is recognised as one of…
16 posts, 12:51 hrs
I was found on Monster by a placement agency - it got me out of teaching English at Berlitz for piss-nuts. i cannot be more grateful for that! I try to keep things updated, but not always. I…
31 posts, 11:01 hrs
Get some nice jewelry together! For everyone who is looking for petit and delicate jewelry, there is JUKSEREI jewelry in Berlin! It's an onlineshop www.jukserei.dk and their studio is here:…
6 posts, 10:57 hrs
For everyone who is looking for petit and delicate jewelry, there is JUKSEREI jewelry in Berlin! It's an onlineshop www.jukserei.dk and their studio is here: Jukserei Chorinerstrasse 6, 10119…
4 posts, 09:58 hrs
Hi Siwe, The best language school in Leipzig is interDaF e. V. am Herder-Institut der Universität Leipzig, without doubt! However, there are other schools that offer less intensive courses if you…
8 posts, 00:29 hrs
I've been following Kathleen Zellner's Twitter feed for the past few months regarding this case and it's incredible how the prosecutors continue to shoot themselves in the foot. Recently, Special…
6 posts, 23:21 yesterday
That's a very good question. tbh: I have no idea. Generally one would have to pay not only VAT (19% or 7% for vintage cars older than 30 years) but also customs (10%). It might be different since…
43 posts, 22:20 yesterday
@Lillenoir - You received some good advice from @RainyDays and others regarding this hostile work environment. It's great that you have your doctor on your side and that everything was documented.
106 posts, 21:32 yesterday
The infrastructure in Bavaria is crumbling (try to get out of Munich, or in the north, or take some old trains in the mountain areas), working poor increase, wages are stagnant...yes, banning the…
4 posts, 21:11 yesterday
I used the website www.foreignmoneysaver.de... to sign upto electricity. was helpful as they had translated guides. Think you might struggle finding a deal less than 12 months though. However my…
18 posts, 21:00 yesterday
There is some rule about non-working spouses needing private medical insurance that no one seems to know about or follow. A friend just found out she should have done this 25 years ago. You should…
9 posts, 20:38 yesterday
Just a quick update on our application process. The standesamt has accepted all our papers. I just had to sign an additional piece of paper to say that i am not married(this is in addition to the CNI…
4 posts, 20:38 yesterday
Thank you for your comment! Maybe you come to the talk and we'll discuss how scientific prayer -- prayer based on understanding God rather than blind faith -- can and does make a difference today.
28 posts, 19:56 yesterday
Ok... So the bloke said "Tomorrow"... I went to the cops... Next step is a Letter that the copper wrote for me giving till end of the month before it goes to the courts! He also told me…
102 posts, 18:20 yesterday
Nice Spring day today - +9C, sunshine, a bit windy, Cu cloud streets forming (thinks: must get Winter maintenance performed on the sailplane). Sounds of birds singing & the wife coughing…
13 posts, 17:53 yesterday
This is not an absolute must but your wife will be better able to deduct her connection and online costs as business expenses. If these costs are combined with yours in any way, deduction is going…
3 posts, 16:23 yesterday
Hello Fashion Gurus On Friday we have the high tables reserved in Arts 'n' Boards in Schwabing. By popular request! Booked in the name Seymour Butts. People usually start arriving anytime…
8 posts, 16:19 yesterday
Yes, you made a mistake. Through marking it, you voluntarily waived your right to recuperate German VAT by telling them that you will be a Kleinunternehmer. Go back with a new form, tell them…
1 posts, 15:46 yesterday
If I receive a good job offer in my home country, and I wanted to accept it, can I terminate my rental contract in Germany? It is "befristet" on 12 months and I am currently in my 3rd month of it.
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Teen cleared of killing homeless German in southern Sweden

Teen cleared of killing homeless German in southern Sweden

An 18-year-boy has been cleared of all murder charges after spending five months in custody suspected of killing a homeless German man at a railway station in Hässleholm.

Eight ways Germany is still stuck in the 1980s

Eight ways Germany is still stuck in the 1980s

For some it might be a beacon of progress and modern efficiency, but there are many ways in which Germany is stuck in the past. Here's a selection of ways it can't move on from the 1980s.

Trump fires up German debate on military spending

Trump fires up German debate on military spending

US President Donald Trump's demand for NATO allies to boost defence spending is driving an election-year dispute between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their centre-left challengers led by Martin Schulz.

Status of Brits in Germany up in the air, as Berlin makes no guarantees

Status of Brits in Germany up in the air, as Berlin makes no guarantees

A leaked EU document suggests that Brits across the EU will face fallout due to the UK's treatment of foreigners after the Brexit vote - and Berlin is stalling on its own position.

China overtakes US as Germany’s main trade partner

China overtakes US as Germany’s main trade partner

Last year China became Germany’s most important trading partner, knocking the US off the top spot.

136 Turks with diplomatic status sought asylum in Germany since putsch

136 Turks with diplomatic status sought asylum in Germany since putsch

More than 130 Turkish diplomats, soldiers and their family members have sought refuge in Germany since last July's failed coup, according to German government data in documents seen by AFP on Friday.