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1 posts, 23 July
We have started a playgroup/meet-up for English-speaking parents (and bumps) with their children in Hanau. We welcome all parents and English-speaking caregivers in the area with their kids to join…
1 posts, 20 July
Hi. I am going to arrive in Frankfurte with my three-year-old son in a couple of months and looking for a reasonable place to stay and also I need to know if there are kindergardens available on…
18 posts, 15 July
Hey Dion... I wrote Kirsten as well, but I guess the same goes for you. I am currently looking to hire people to teach English. The reason I think you should at least hear me out is because I did it…
80 posts, 15 July
Thank you all for the help and advice. It has been really useful. In the end the housing service of the University has offered us one of their apartments which comes fully furnished so for the sake…
8 posts, 12 July
The Zoll knows these tricks, but they have too few employees, so it's 50/50 chances they find out and levy the tax on real market price. In the end EU will sign free trade agreement with China,…
12 posts, 12 July
UPDATE That was some great help 2B_orNot2B! I recently emailed them and it does look like they are also taking a tougher stance and willing to take this to a third party. Now I would like to…
1 posts, 11 July
Does anyone have any recommendations on the best place to have an oil change for a Lexus? I just got a quote of €300 for my IS350, and this seems to be a bit much. I am used to dealership prices, but…
79 posts, 8 July
Hello I have a similar question, although not completely the same. My wife is looking for a Job in Frankfurt, being not German. Regarding languages, after 18 months of hard studying she got the…
1 posts, 7 July
A couple of people are talking about running a mini-con next year for tabletop games (board games, card games, RPGs)... The ticket would probably cost 10 Euro for the whole thing, with the…
6 posts, 7 July
Hello! my boyfriend has a birthday coming up and he used to be a keen horse rider back in the day. I was wondering if anyone knows of a stable in which we could take a couple of horses out for a…
11 posts, 4 July
I would try Conrad Elektro, they have a shop at the far end of the Konstablerwache square, at the corner to Kurt-Schumacher-Str. They might not have the exact same tubes, but can order to collect in…
6 posts, 4 July
You are unlikely to find any bricks and mortar store in Germany which still stocks identical lighting tubes to those you are describing because they are rated as belonging to the worst energy…
1 posts, 3 July
We are a UK family planning to move to the Darmstadt area next summer. Our children will then be 8 and 6, with basic German. We're really keen for them to learn German so we'd like them to go to a…
91 posts, 2 July
I said earlier that I had gone to a strict boarding school, and that's true, in that the rules had to be followed. But the staff were always kind. I was ten when I first went and the…
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Hamburg attacker was known to authorities as

Hamburg attacker was known to authorities as 'Islamist'

The suspect who stormed into a supermarket in Hamburg and killed one person with a knife, was known to authorities as an "Islamist", said the port city's interior minister on Saturday.

Hamburg knife attack stokes refugee debate as German vote nears

Hamburg knife attack stokes refugee debate as German vote nears

A volatile asylum debate looked set to reopen in Germany on Saturday weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, after a failed asylum seeker killed one person and wounded five with a knife in the northern city of Hamburg.

One dead, six wounded in Hamburg supermarket knife attack

One dead, six wounded in Hamburg supermarket knife attack

One person was killed and six others were injured on Friday when a failed asylum-seeker brandishing a knife attacked shoppers in a Hamburg supermarket, shouting "Allahu Akbar" before being overpowered by passers-by, police and officials said.

Court rules that Stuttgart must ban diesel engines from city centre

Court rules that Stuttgart must ban diesel engines from city centre

An administrative court ruled on Friday in favour of Stuttgart banning old diesel cars to decrease pollution, much to the dismay of the state's auto industry.

British hacker convicted of massive cyber attack in Germany

British hacker convicted of massive cyber attack in Germany

A British man was handed a suspended jail sentence by a court in Cologne on Friday for a massive cyber attack against Deutsche Telekom last year.

Germany warns US against Russia sanctions

Germany warns US against Russia sanctions

Germany warned on Friday that it would not accept any new US sanctions against Russia that targeted European companies at the same time.