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19 posts, 13:29 hrs
in the US you do not inherit debt, but any debt will be taken from the estate prior to disbursing whatever is left (provided you didn't cosign it, obviously) the creditor does not try to recoup…
4 posts, 13:09 hrs
This is it how it looks, I broke the plastic thing in the middle when looking at it. There is a single switch inside on the other of this wall for turning it on and off. Not sure about the fuse,…
22 posts, 12:33 hrs
There are people here who are experts in the insurance side, maybe they may have a view. State system would be cheaper, and certainly pretty comprehensive. I think any payment is about 14.5%, with a…
879 posts, 12:09 hrs
Like him or loath him why was Harvey Weinstein brought into court with handcuffs on? He has not been found guilty, was unarmed, is very unlikely to run far and would not publicly (or privately?)…
32 posts, 11:12 hrs
Do you play Rugby Carl ? or fancy giving the game a go. Rugby Club Bielefeld are always on the lookout for new players. We are a good multi-Nations team with a great group of lads and lasses who…
40 posts, 11:12 hrs
Yes, the UK is not a public transport heavy nation of course, compared to here. But since I have moved here and used it more, I've experienced all sorts of things like rail derailments. Last year, my…
2 posts, 10:46 hrs
Hello, I wish to know what will be the cost of getting a monthly bus season ticket in Darmstadt or what is the cost of a monthly season ticket that can be used on all public transportation? Thank you.
2,833 posts, 09:50 hrs
Maultaschen (Veggie). This is a local food I feel I ought to get more out of than I do really. I don't really understand their wide appeal, at least I struggle to get much gastronomic excitement out…
15 posts, 08:52 hrs
No  If it was not obvious to you from the title, the thread is about the TG flooding, and how to get the landlord to get it fixed. Not sure that made you think that either the original post or any…
55 posts, 05:48 hrs
Why not just wing it for 3 months? Book a holiday flat, explore, and look around. Then you can see costs, no Anmeldung needed, and your EHIC card will cover emergencies for the 3 months. Then you can…
34 posts, 23:38 yesterday
1) In our case it took almost 2 months, but it was slightly special as the vendor passed away just before we signed, so the notar also had to do the inheritance stuff. But also, the house was…
8 posts, 23:05 yesterday
Hi, I have just found some, quite by chance chilled in a French supermarket , Le Clerc which I am sure you are familiar with. Unfortunately its a bit out of your way, in St Louis, Alsace though I…
7 posts, 23:02 yesterday
It’s not cheap, but you can buy a VRS Monthly Ticket for Zone 7. The cost is a mind-boggling 293.60€/mo. but it will allow you to go in and around Aachen + to Köln and Bonn as much as you like.
11 posts, 22:29 yesterday
It doesn't matter. My website is hosted in a cloud, i.e. Americans see it as hosted in the US, Chinese download it from Singapore server and for Europeans it's in Frankfurt. This is quite common…
31 posts, 21:46 yesterday
I've lived in 4 different countries and I was asked that in each and every one of them, by people of all nationalities, bazillion times. I hate that question simply because I've been asked it so…
2 posts, 18:24 yesterday
I'm struggling to find a Squash club within reasonable distance from Bernkastel-Kues area. Heard of Trier, need to explore, but not promising online. Any ideas!!! Must I go to Luxembourg everytime?…
1 posts, 15:20 yesterday
Hello guys, I'm about to buy a new iphone handset and will need some phone insurance to cover loss/damage/theft - can anyone advise as to a good policy/company to use? Most of the websites…
1,516 posts, 13:16 yesterday
just because you're saying it, does not mean it's true. I don't know much about your other assertions, but several people were convicted due to this Investigation: Jim Guy Tucker: Governor of…
78 posts, 12:54 yesterday
I had assumed you were earlier career. I spend time in the east and see these ads often, but you'd still need to tick the boxes as the above posts say. If you think you have no prospects elsewhere,…
1 posts, 12:14 yesterday
Fellow Berlin beer aficionados, the sun is shining so let's have an informal TT meet up while the weather still holds. Inspired by the Nuremberg group's DUMB, how about DUMBBER - Drunken Uninhibited…
47 posts, 11:49 yesterday
I'm not one of those parents who brags much about his kid or think his kid is a genius, but when I take him to a birthday party and see how all the other kids behave, yes, I can easily say he is well…
141 posts, 11:24 yesterday
The really noticable thing about that list (at least for a woman) is that the German population majority is female - and so Frau is obviously the title most often used - but it's listed after the one…
11 posts, 08:50 yesterday
I built (partially) my own mattresses in my bus and it was rather easy, if a tad expensive, as these are large (2 each at 200x90). I bought the foam on Ebay, to which you need a fraction of what I…
1,068 posts, 08:39 yesterday
Thanks everyone for the feedback! Also thanks yourkeau for that article, although it didn't fill me with too much hope! As for who was on the rental contract, I am unsure, however, as she was…
17 posts, 06:51 yesterday
I understand how it is relevant now. Maybe if I move into a WG, the guys there will accept my house appliances Maybe I won't even have to pay rent because I will be bringing new waschine machine…
1 posts, 25 May
The Metropole Theater in Freiman is playing for the last weekend Tom Waits Alice. It is very good. Very highly praised even in the NY times. Metropol nytimes  review It is Tom…
56 posts, 25 May
Women, from my perhaps limited experience, generally don't make such major decisions in 10 days. But some of them are exceptionally good at hiding their emotions and some can be extremely…
76 posts, 25 May
Hi PandaMunich, there have been some changes in my case since my last message. The Gerichtsvollzieher was a bit disappointing due to, that he just gave me some pre-printed overview and didn’t make…
8 posts, 25 May
In the Darmstadt (inc Dieburg) area, we do appear to have free emergency state stuff - hotlines and such. There are adverts for it around, usually of the "feeling isolated?" sort. I do not know what…
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Germany's biggest lenders have shied away from business with Iran after past penalties for breaching US sanctions, but smaller banks have leapt on opportunities afforded by the nuclear deal rejected by Donald Trump.

Far-right Berlin march to draw huge counter protest

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How German has completely fuddled up my English (and how I’ve dealt with it)

How German has completely fuddled up my English (and how I’ve dealt with it)

Those of you who’ve lived in Germany for a few years can surely relate - once you’ve picked up the local language and it encompasses your daily life, you slowly start to notice signs that your English is deteriorating.

Eurosceptic in Italy

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The standoff between Italy's president and the populist coalition hoping to form a government centres on their pick for economy minister, the staunch eurosceptic Paolo Savona, who has been described by a former finance minister as “radically anti-German”.

Bayer

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New US tariffs a headache for German automakers

New US tariffs a headache for German automakers

US President Donald Trump's threat to impose steep tariffs on auto imports will hit foreign automakers that export a large number of vehicles to the US market, but many also manufacture cars domestically.