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Hi, I'm living in Berlin. I'm a US citizen. I moved here in December. I have my Anmeldung. I found a "job," but because I don't have my resident permit yet the employer won't legally hire me. Can I…
238 posts, 18:53 yesterday
Our next book group meeting will be on Tuesday, 21st February, 7:30pm, at Oranium (Oranienburger Str. 34). We will discuss "The Question of Bruno" by Aleksander Hemon. I look forward to seeing you…
8 posts, 18:22 yesterday
Whether the accusations are true or false there is no denying he lied about it. You lie to get a job (I presume he would have been refused if he'd admitted it) then you lose the job,it happens with…
3 posts, 17 January
Hey Mark, i just sam this post. Have you figured out where and how to apply? I just found out about this and I believe to be eligible, but I have way toooo many questions.thank you
480 posts, 17 January
As you wish... hot off the presses from today's official court indictment. Almost exactly as reported from that "crazy conservative outfit." you know...the one that reports the facts without…
14 posts, 17 January
Hello! I understand this thread is dead, but am also looking for a piano teacher as well. Would mainly like to learn jazz, as well as composition methods. I have some understanding of music as i…
11 posts, 17 January
Guys, and from which to which date a stamp/card valid (a question for those, who extend residency)? Say, your eAt is valid until 31.03, and your appointment for extension is on 31.01 - two months…
57 posts, 17 January
Yep. I´ve already seen the first 10 episodes and highly recommend Berlin Station. Its probably the finest "Berlin" based TV series in this century. With a very modern urban Berlin atmosphere. The…
3 posts, 17 January
Oh no, this makes me a little bit worried. I'm pregnant as well, due on May, and haven't really started to inquire some of the recommended hospitals. We live in the border along Prenzlauer…
1 posts, 17 January
Hi, I wonder if anyone has any advice on this - I've searched the forums, but may have missed it... My German husband and I (South African) have an appointment at the Ausländerbehörde here in…
18 posts, 17 January
Hi All, I wondered if anyone can recommend a dermatologist specifically for female adult acne? I went to the above recommended place (hasert-haut) before xmas but unfortunately didn't have the best…
5 posts, 16 January
Well, good luck to you, kodo! I won´t tell anyone but I just hope you are properly health insured and have the right visa etc. I like buskers! youtube.com/watch?v=bhkq...
13 posts, 16 January
The damage done by burst water pipes due to frost in your home would be much bigger than the difference between the price of Grundversorgung and what you might get as a best deal for one or to month.
1 posts, 16 January
Hi everyone! I would like to get into the Studienkolleg this coming Winter Semester here in Berlin, and I would like to know if anyone could suggest good review materials as preparation for the…
1 posts, 16 January
Every January the 26th on Australia Day things get wild down at Belushi's Berlin and this year will be no exception. As always we'll be throwing one of biggest Australia Day parties in Europe and…
1 posts, 16 January
I haven't been living in Germany long and wanted to reach out on how to find an accommodation in Hamburg with minimal documentation and having a great deal of flexibility. I got a job offer there, so…
1 posts, 16 January
Hey guys, don't want to take too much of your time. I just have a semi loaded freelance visa question/debacle on my hands that needs some clarification. I have been offered a 6 month paid Graphic…
119 posts, 15 January
Hey Kelly, my name is Colin and I am a guitar player who sometimes needs a femlae singer. Tracks like Under African Skies or Total Eclispe of the Heart. I sometimes play in a bar called Cafe…
4 posts, 15 January
Did you speak to a German Beamter or to one of the Locally Employed Staff? You need to apply for a D Visum in Columbia and then a residence permit at the ABH once you arrive. Tell them…
1,077 posts, 15 January
Hello everyone! We are having our monthly brunch for January this coming Saturday, we will also get back on track about meeting on a regular basis. Stay tune. There is a table reserved, so just…
1 posts, 15 January
Hi! Does anyone here has kids in the IMS Wannsee school? How do you like it? Or maybe you know someone who has kids there? Any reviews, info? Can't seem to find hardly any opinions online... Highly…
1 posts, 15 January
Hi! We are looking for an apartment in Zehlendorf or Wannsee. Ready to move starting June 2017. Need at least 3,5 rooms, at least 90m2, close to the public transport (preferably an S or U-Bahn).
1 posts, 14 January
Hello Toytowners, I'm going to be knocking around Berlin in late March and just wanted to know if anyone knew of a pay-as-you-go gym that I could visit for the 5 days I'm here. I don't need…
1 posts, 14 January
Hi all, I last lived in Berlin in 2008-9, before the tech/startup scene really took off. My sense is that - for better and worse - there is now a pretty active startup scene in Berlin, and…
9 posts, 14 January
There are many regional variations of American English. A New England accent will be quite a bit different from a Southern one. So perhaps the typical American accent would come out of Nebraska? I…
1 posts, 13 January
Hi there, somebody knows a good eye doctor for myopia new treatments (like exercise for eyes, under-corrected glasses) in Berlin? I feel like I should do something for my eyesight, which goes…
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Former Volkswagen boss denies prior knowledge of pollution cheating

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After an AfD politician this week made controversial statements condemning how Germany reflects on its Nazi past, members of traditional parties have called for the far-right party to be put under surveillance.

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Goldman Sachs moving London staff to Frankfurt due to Brexit: report

Goldman Sachs moving London staff to Frankfurt due to Brexit: report

US bank Goldman Sachs will move 1,000 staff from London to Frankfurt as part of a post-Brexit reorganization that will reduce its City headcount by half, German business daily Handelsblatt reported on Thursday.

Auschwitz seeks death camp items from Germans, Austrians

Auschwitz seeks death camp items from Germans, Austrians

The museum at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Poland on Wednesday urged Germans and Austrians to hand over any material that could shed light on its wartime staff.

This is how Brexit could impact the German car industry

This is how Brexit could impact the German car industry

Britain leaving the European single market will damage both the UK and EU member states' economies, the German car industry warned on Wednesday, after Prime Minister Theresa May appeared to head for the exit.