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10 posts, 11:23 hrs
As far as I know, when one pays the standard fees for the visa they get a sticker in their pass. One gets the card only by paying the extra 80€ for it. I'm not aware of any new rules, if any.
3 posts, 10:15 hrs
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…
477 posts, 06:33 hrs
This conspiracy theory comes from nutcase "journalist" Chuck Johnson, known for his many incredible antics, including the claim that Obama is gay. m.motherjones.com/politi... These are…
56 posts, 03:09 hrs
@Lear Thanks for sharing! Looked interesting...that was until I watched the trailer and naja, not my cup of tea. bit too metrosexual and soap opera GZSZ-like production also taking place in Berlin…
18 posts, 00:13 hrs
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, 21:56 yesterday
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, 19:47 yesterday
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, 17:51 yesterday
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, 15:09 yesterday
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…
7 posts, 10:52 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…
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…
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…
1,755 posts, 14 January
Hi Everyone I’m new here and just wanted to take the time to say thanks those of you helping everyone and thanks in advance to anyone able to provide me with some help. So here’s my (our)…
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…
1 posts, 13 January
Hello Guys, I have one question. I have to apply for different visa category. ( not to renew my existing visa, but to change my visa type). I have already done one Master in Germany and currently…
48 posts, 12 January
In parts of that rest of the world the Nachtabsenkung occurs e.g.. in Austria and Switzerland. I stayed in Jokkmokk, northern Sweden, last winter and they had it too. In even more remote parts of…
19 posts, 12 January
When ordering stuff from other continents it can take a while to arrive. So if you order something that takes 5-10 weeks to arrive, that's a mighty long period to not leave the house.
1 posts, 12 January
I sublet my apartment and it seems the tenant smoked inside. Painting isn't an option, so I'm looking at ozone generators. Anyone know where I can find one in Berlin to rent or even buy?
12 posts, 11 January
If you have the time, you could go to their office several days before the interview and see how people are dressed. This gives you an impression of the dress code. If you go for an interview with…
5 posts, 11 January
@Dagur I can't think of any other documents they should have supplied. You don't necessarily need to have those documents professionally reviewed. Do you have any friends or acquaintances that could…
45 posts, 11 January
Not sure if this thread is still alive 'Billy Bonds', but I'd love to come training if it still happens on a Friday. Used to play back in the UK before I moved to Berlin but keen to train again, and…
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Kerry: Trump's criticism of Merkel 'inappropriate'

Outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that President-elect Donald Trump had been wrong to criticize "courageous" German leader Angela Merkel, calling his remarks "inappropriate".

Top court rejects bid to ban far-right party

Top court rejects bid to ban far-right party

UPDATE: Germany's highest court on Tuesday rejected a bid to ban the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD), arguing that the xenophobic fringe party does not pose a real threat to the democratic order.

7 reasons to be happy you live in Germany

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The first fully vegan supermarket chain just went bankrupt

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The first entirely vegan supermarket chain has filed for bankruptcy due to a lack of demand, according to reports on Monday.

Suspect breaks silence in trial over rape and death of Chinese student

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The woman accused with her boyfriend of raping and killing a Chinese student has broken her silence, speaking out against her partner - who is the son of police officers in Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt.

Eight-year-old girl puts herself for sale online for $45,000

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