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German arms exports continue to fall amid changing attitudes

German arms exports continue to fall amid changing attitudes

Weapons exports from German factories have decreased for the third consecutive year. Behind the continued trend has been a shift in the attitude of the German government.

From strict to starry: discovering the original meaning of my German name
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From strict to starry: discovering the original meaning of my German name

The Local's editor Rachel Stern writes about her experience living in Germany with a common German word as an uncommon surname.

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

Test your knowledge of healthcare costs around the globe. You might be surprised by how much even a routine procedure like a root canal could set you back!

 
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Germany's Merkel condemns 'religious hate and intolerance' after Sri Lanka  attacks

Germany's Merkel condemns 'religious hate and intolerance' after Sri Lanka attacks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned a wave of bombings against Sri Lankan churches and tourist spots, urging that "religious hate and intolerance must not win".

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream’

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream'

Meet three High Coasters who moved to the region and started living the ‘Swedish dream'.

 
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Frankfurt party organizers face hefty fine for flouting Easter dancing ban

Frankfurt party organizers face hefty fine for flouting Easter dancing ban

Party organizers in Frankfurt who ignore German laws that forbid dancing in public on Good Friday risk a €1000 fine.

This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

Be honest, who hasn't dreamed of working remotely with all the perks of employment? If you've got the skills, you only need to look UP to make that dream a reality.

 
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UK to host Brexit 'informational evenings' around Germany

UK to host Brexit 'informational evenings' around Germany

Have lingering questions about Brexit? A series of upcoming events give Brits in Germany the chance to cast their concerns and questions to the UK government directly.

Why these European business owners are staying loyal to London

Why these European business owners are staying loyal to London

London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world's most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.

 
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High costs, long queues and discrimination: What it's like to rent in Germany
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High costs, long queues and discrimination: What it's like to rent in Germany

Finding a place to live in Germany is “extremely difficult”, often "discriminatory" and one city in particular stood out. Here's what internationals had to say.

German war crime payments debated in Greece

German war crime payments debated in Greece

Greece's parliament on Wednesday began a debate on a resolution to demand the payment of German war crime reparations, an issue long disputed by Berlin.

Studying in Germany: Seven unusual academic traditions

Studying in Germany: Seven unusual academic traditions

From 'academic knocking' to funny formalities, the Local guides you through some of the strangest German academic traditions.

How to take over The Local Germany's Instagram for a week

How to take over The Local Germany's Instagram for a week

The Local's #MyGermany series invites you to take over our Instagram account and show the world your Germany.

Is it really illegal to dance at Easter in Germany?

Is it really illegal to dance at Easter in Germany?

The majority of states in Germany have a ban on dancing in public on Good Friday, and even Berlin will be a dance-free zone for most of the day out of respect for the religious holiday.

Six golden rules for creating the ideal German cover letter and résumé
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Six golden rules for creating the ideal German cover letter and résumé

Applying for jobs can feel overwhelming in a foreign country when you're unfamiliar with the language and job market. The Local asked recruitment experts for their best tips on how to impress a potential German employer.

German word of the day: Karfreitag

German word of the day: Karfreitag

As we get closer to the Easter weekend, let's have a look at today's word of the day, which describes a sad time when Christians look back and remember.

Britons in Europe express anger over UK government's Brexit healthcare offer

Britons in Europe express anger over UK government's Brexit healthcare offer

The British government's offer to cover the health costs of UK pensioners in Europe was meant to provide reassurance to elderly British citizens. The time-limited offer has been met with scorn however by rights groups that represent British nationals in the EU.

14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate

14 facts you never knew about the Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is a military monument that has come to symbolize peace and unity. Here are a few facts about the iconic monument that you probably won't know.

Gale force winds, rain and storms sweep Italy over Easter holidays

Gale force winds, rain and storms sweep Italy over Easter holidays

Wind, rain, hail and thunderstorms: the weather across Italy has taken a dramatic turn for the worse.

 

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VW seals 10-year lithium deal for electric cars

VW seals 10-year lithium deal for electric cars

German car behemoth Volkswagen said on Friday it had secured 10 years' worth of lithium for electric car batteries from Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng, ensuring supply of a key ingredient for the vital components.

Everything you need to know about having a pet in Germany

Everything you need to know about having a pet in Germany

Whether you're bringing your furry friend from abroad or planning to adopt one, here are some key things you should know about having pets in Germany.