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82 posts, 20:34 hrs
Interesting, my friends son has never eaten meat, as a baby or small child, when he was given minced or mashed food with meat in it, he would always spit it out, he is 19 now, over two meters tall…
2,719 posts, 20:32 hrs
Russian salad sounds good, but none of us is in Greece! But with the political climate having gone through a major change here in the US, I'm sure Russian salad is on many dinner tables these days.
8 posts, 20:30 hrs
Definitely agree with this, since MIS is way outside of the city, and not even in Starnberg itself! The kids that attend MIS simply do not live in the area and do not tend to participate in any of…
24 posts, 20:08 hrs
.and: PS: dear Katheliz..from one wise soul to another.( at least, in your case )..there are a few clients I really should take up contact again with..you know, nach dem Motto.." wie…
88 posts, 19:07 hrs
Anyone else use that parking space for parents with kids, even though you have no kids/no kids in tow? I told my guy we need to get a car seat for a kid and stick it in our car if he keeps using…
4 posts, 18:55 hrs
So I finally got the initial job offer after waiting 6 months of 51k plus 10% cola plus 23k housing. Comes around 78k, lower than discussed in the initial interview and less than what I made…
19 posts, 18:31 hrs
@prophet60091 - if you have not yet been informed or threatened with cancellation of your work contract/firing, such a legal insurance can be obtained. It has a waiting period of 6 months, though,…
2 posts, 18:15 hrs
When my son was at BIS many years ago, many of his friends lived in Pfaffenhofen and took the bus from there. I made many friends there through the school and still see some of them even though they…
17 posts, 17:57 hrs
Unter / Ober Scheissheim? Not for me. The Schloss is nice, but not an area for me to live in. Characterless and sleepy come to mind. OK if you work for Airbus or previosuly Microsoft - but…
18 posts, 17:39 hrs
Also not a lawyer but the 14 day period does not start before the customer is informed of his rights. This is usually all together in the first e/mail , which is, as you say the Vertragsschluss…
14 posts, 17:37 hrs
A regular consumer can't do anything with an account number. You have to be a business and approved to deal with direct debit authorizations. What's more, you can reclaim any direct debit within…
15 posts, 17:15 hrs
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Sarovar, Fürstenstr 12 (corner Theresienstr) Nearest station U3,6 Universität or U3,4,5,6 Odeonsplatz. sarovar.de/english/willk... 1.
1,483 posts, 16:50 hrs
I just found out the transaction fee is about $20. This is ridiculous. It's not even pretending to be a transaction base with that kind of price. It is very obviously only an investment vehicle. It…
16 posts, 15:43 hrs
Yeah, this sounds like the approach that makes more sense to me. I don't mind passing some relatively superfluous exams but when they start costing a lot, I'd rather my employer paid (maybe…
34 posts, 15:15 hrs
No, didn't miss the point. Just made a point . I even go on to say that my parents like some elements of Islam. I would have thought from that it would have been clear that I do not see any culture…
2,375 posts, 14:52 hrs
A Nigerian Prince has passed away and left his wealth of millions to a cat. Apparently he had tried to give away his fortune for years, but nobody ever replied to his emails.
8 posts, 14:52 hrs
When you say Three rooms, In Germany that means a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment. Most apartments come with additional cost, Example below Kaltmiete 1.500 € Nebenkosten + 300 € Heizkosten in…
1,340 posts, 14:46 hrs
In light of the catastrophic collapse of Carillion, it's a great idea for the UK government to spend shedloads of money privatising the NHS and other essential services without public consultation…
1,679 posts, 14:45 hrs
If you scroll down, there´s a white kid with a jungle theme, too ( as a fictitious comparison ): bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/artic... But anyway...what does the black kid think? And his parents? Proud?…
8 posts, 14:45 hrs
It is sometimes difficult to decide with more expensive items especially as new has better energy efficiency. I not long ago gave up on my16 year old RHD car as it was no longer viable to repair and…
2 posts, 14:36 hrs
Hi all, I will be moving to Stuttgart from March 2018 and I'm looking for a long term accommodation. Does someone have any suggestions or availability of apartment in Stuttgart Mitte or Bad…
12 posts, 14:07 hrs
Thanks guys for the replies. Kern does indeed have offices near me, and, they are one of the few websites I have seen that bother wrapping the doc upload page in secure https. To me, offering…
1 posts, 13:44 hrs
ESME e.V. was was originally founded as the Toytown Orchestra back in 2008: now encompassing an orchestra and a choir as well as a Big Band, we welcome new members at almost any time during the…
247 posts, 12:36 hrs
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 13th February, at 7:30pm. As usual, we will meet at Grand Bar (formerly known as Oranium, Oranienburger Str. 34). The book will be "Let the Great World Spin"…
7 posts, 10:35 hrs
First tell you bank (Just in case they asked for the money and something went wrong that end). Then arrange with the bank an overdraft big enough to cover any 'panic' if your landlord debits the…
1 posts, 10:19 hrs
Every Australia Day things get wild down at Belushi's Berlin and this year will be no exception. If you’re an expat missing home or love to hang out with your Aussie mates, join us for one hell of a…
187 posts, 09:12 hrs
Friday playgroup for English-speaking parents and young kids from 10:30-12:30. All are welcome! The playgroup is located at Kidlerstraße 15 of the Himmelfahrtskirche in Sendling. Walk through the…
5 posts, 08:56 hrs
Yes, definitely. In fact I'm starting a small group for English speaking parents and children to get together and just get to know each other, speak English etc. in a natural, informal way. I'll…
24 posts, 08:53 hrs
Not sure if this helps OP, but OP should know it's ok to be nervous. I still get a wee bit worked up before setting off on a drive. Last month was terrible for that: Drive to my folks in bad weather,…
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Merkel rebukes Austrian chancellor over refugees on first visit to Berlin

Merkel rebukes Austrian chancellor over refugees on first visit to Berlin

Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz clashed over immigration in their first meeting Wednesday, with the seasoned German chancellor saying Vienna's resistance to sharing out refugees across the bloc was "wrong".

Why neo-Nazi thriller

Why neo-Nazi thriller 'In the Fade' doesn’t deserve to win an Oscar

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Poland seeks to calm row with Germany over WWII war reparations

Poland seeks to calm row with Germany over WWII war reparations

Warsaw on Wednesday played down a row with Germany over its demand for World War II reparations, with Poland's foreign minister saying the issue should not hinder good relations between neighbours.

Berlin court rules AfD politician can be called a Holocaust denier

Berlin court rules AfD politician can be called a Holocaust denier

On Tuesday judges in a regional court in the capital ruled that Wolfgang Gedeon, an Alternative for Germany politician, may be described as a Holocaust denier.

Teen refugee banished from east German town after knife attack

Teen refugee banished from east German town after knife attack

The town of Cottbus in Brandenburg has taken the unusual step of telling a resident to pack his bags and leave, after he was reportedly involved in an assault at a shopping centre.

Middle-income earners to keep hundreds of euros under proposed tax plan

Middle-income earners to keep hundreds of euros under proposed tax plan

If the Social Democrats (SPD) eventually agree to join another coalition with Angela Merkel, middle income earners will feel the benefit in their pockets, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports.