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71 posts, 24 July
AFAIK some towns enforce this rule and some not. I'm not a weed consumer but I've been to Heerlen and it doesn't seem to be frequented by Germans (unlike Venlo or Maastricht). That means that quite…
57 posts, 22 July
So, at these men only lodges, they will of course, dismiss the meeting if anyone brings up business matters, or tries to discuss anything beyond social matters, since to do otherwise would unfairly…
6 posts, 22 July
Perhaps this is a Friday thread, but I'll take the bait! I don't think these were ever intended to be made. They were invented simultaneously in 100s of places around Europe by drunk people on…
7 posts, 21 July
Would be great if you still know anyone here you could help to connect me with or could find out the details if anyone is still meeting around here with an English club.  No, I'm not at TE…
2 posts, 20 July
You do realize that the Bruder Klaus Kapelle is nowhere near Cologne, right? Well, I suppose in the general scheme of things it's "near" Cologne, but it's out in the middle of nowhere and you need a…
129 posts, 18 July
You'll love Christoph Ellerbrock. He and his team are the most gentle, friendly dental team I have ever experienced. I've had a lot of work done this year and it has all been a pleasant, painless…
3 posts, 7 July
Grundschules yes - you have to send where they tell you Gymnasiums no - you can send your kid to any gymnasium. The one i send mine too, even gives a discount on her regional transit pass…
8 posts, 7 July
Massive Italian gormet outlet, for restaurants and open to the public. http://www.venos.de/en/ I love going there! Incredible seafood. (it is pretty industrial looking)
3 posts, 5 July
Hey Relative! Thanks for your reply. The German is no problem. I'll definitely look them up for a quote. Don't know if it will be cheaper to hire a few guys and rent a truck or go with a company…
106 posts, 3 July
Doulas are very uncommon in germany since midwives take on that role, for something similar your best bet is to hire a midwife to be on call. Prenatal and postnatal care is covered by krankenkasse,…
4 posts, 3 July
Well, Uncle Nick's link defines "froming" as "When the universe apparently conspires to force someone down a specific path, often against the person's will." My mirror does that each year after…
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'We'll freeze Turkey talks' warns EU as arrests continue

As Turkish authorities on Friday widened their sweeping post-coup crackdown to the business sector, the European Union's enlargement commissioner implicitly warned that the bloc would freeze Turkey's accession talks if the crackdown violated the rule of law.

I’m ashamed of Germany’s refugee failure: Green leader

I’m ashamed of Germany’s refugee failure: Green leader

The head of the Green Party has responded angrily to Angela Merkel’s speech on refugees on Friday, saying he feels “ashamed at Germany’s failure".

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Huge pro-Erdogan rally puts strain on Turkish community

Huge pro-Erdogan rally puts strain on Turkish community

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plan to rally in Cologne on Sunday, as tensions over Turkey's failed coup have put German authorities on edge.

How the Berlin startup scene is wasting its potential

How the Berlin startup scene is wasting its potential

Working in the Berlin startup scene has been the most frustrating period of my entire career. This is partly personal, but a chunk of my frustration is watching a city with so much potential flounder so magnificently, writes Shaun Kemp.

Five years' jail for German darknet weapons dealer

Five years' jail for German darknet weapons dealer

One of Germany's most prolific covert weapons traders was sentenced to five and a half years in jail on Thursday, having sold enough weapons to equip "a small army", the presiding judge said.