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More courage, less covid caution

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As the lockdown drags on and the German government plays Russian roulette with personal liberty and measured responses,...

Donald Trump, a victim of Cancel Culture

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"Well, Kevin, I guess these people are angrier about the election than you are!" That was reportedly Donald Trump's...

Bad weather brings heavy snowfall

A blizzard and bitter cold in the north, freezing rain in the center and spring-like foehn in the south, means Germany is...

Germany aims for entry ban for UK nationals

According to Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), the German government wants to agree by this Friday on a...

Corona news latest in Germany

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The Robert Koch Institute reported new weekly lower corona figures for Germany on Sunday. According to the report, the...

Social media companies in the spotlight

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As the mainstream media continue their incessant, albeit sometimes justified, attacks on Trump, social media companies...

Total Christmas lockdown for Germany

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A full lockdown will be imposed throughout Germany from 16th Dec to the 10th Jan.This was decided by the Chancellor in...

Bundestag decides corona bonus and expansion of tests

As promised, employees in geriatric care are to receive a Corona bonus this year. This was decided by the Bundestag. In...

Extension but no tightening of Corona measures in Bavaria

As Bavarias Prime Minister Markus Söder announced in a press conference today, the restrictions on public life that are...

Coronavirus Impact On Tokyo 2020

As the Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China and has killed at least 3,120 people around the globe, spreads, a lot...

Capitalism not the cause of environmental destruction

Speaking on November 25 in the European Parliament (EP), left wing politician Mick Wallace voiced a hopelessly misguided...

Lufthansa strikes latest

The union UFO has called flight attendants in Munich and Frankfurt out on a five-hour strike next Sunday.  For updates...

UPDATE: German Airports on strike

UPDATE: The warning strikes of the security personnel at German airports continues. On Tuesday January 15th 2019...

Olympiaturm Turns 50

Munich's Olympic Tower was opened exactly 50 years ago - on February 22nd 1968 - for the first time. With its exactly...

Oh dear, Obikes

Obike Muenchen
So far since launch, 6800 Obikes bikes have been positioned in Munich. More and more of these bicycles-for-rent are being...

Is an Executive MBA Worth it?

Chicago Booth MBA
The Future of Business Education: Is an Executive MBA Worth it? Join Chicago Booth in Munich for a candid panel...

Second S-Bahn weekend maintenance closures

SBahn delays
For the second - and last - time of the year, the S-Bahn Stammstrecke (main line) will be out of service due to repair and...

Munich Students Win Hyperloop Contest

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and the aerospace company SpaceX, launched the "Hyperloop Pod Competition" in 2015. The...

Stolen Dachau KZ-gate Now on Display

Dachau Concentration Camp
The historic main gate of the former concentration camp at Dachau was stolen in November 2014 and recovered at the end of...

Stammbach Crash leaves many dead

As many as eighteen people are reported missing after a coach crash on the A9 motorway near Stammbach. The tour bus was...
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World War II bomb defused in Frankfurt

The evacuation of Frankfurt's Niederrad district began this morning. For four days, the city's crisis team had planned...
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German clinics halt Astrazeneca vaccine claiming too many side effects

After regions in Sweden had already suspended vaccination with the Astrazeneca vaccine, now also clinics in Lower Saxony...

Germany authorises autonomous driving

The German government is making it easier to use autonomous cars and buses, making them possible in defined zones...
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Merkel wants lockdown extended to March 14th

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) wants the lockdown to be extended by another month, until March 14. That's according...

Data protection must not fall victim to the virus

The Corona pandemic has "once again shown how data protection has to be used as a scapegoat when things get out of...
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US troop withdrawals from Germany halted

The U.S. military is completely putting on hold the partial withdrawal from Germany ordered by former President Donald...

Sex app highlights dangerous consent laws

In Denmark, explicit consent toengage in sex has recently become mandatory by law, and there is already an app for it....
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Lockdown leads to riots in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, riots broke out in several cities for the third evening in a row. Hundreds of violent young people...
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Germany lockdown extended, yet again

The lockdown in Germany will be extended once again, until 14th February. The federal and state governments agreed to keep...
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Pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive

Over 3000 sites across all States and Union Territories (UTs) to be virtually connected during the launch, with around 100...

Second Corona vaccine licensed in Germany

Moderna's Corona vaccine has just been licensed, earlier than planned. Germany has ordered tens of millions of doses of...
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Trump's last stand

Trump's 2020 campaign garnered him the second highest number of votes ever in a US presidential election. However, Biden's...
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Why Trump won in 2016 and not 2020

Two loaded ideologies, "identify politics" and "feminism". Trump won in 2016 because the Democrats, much like most...
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Coronavirus probably also contagious via air

Droplets flying through the air when sneezing and coughing spread the corona virus Sars-CoV-2, but tiny droplets floating...

Munich Oktoberfest 2020 cancelled due to corona crisis

The Munich Oktoberfest and the Central Agricultural Festival on the Theresienwiese are cancelled due to Corona. This was...

First alleviations of corona measures announced in Germany

After almost four weeks, the first measures to combat the coronavirus in Germany are being loosened - but private and...

Corona Crisis and its costs for the German Health Insurance System

Politicians, virologists and the leading health institutes in Germany expect 60 to 70 percent of the people in the country...

Bavaria under curfew

Markus Söder announced today, Friday 20th March, that the state parliament has voted to enact a sweeping curfew across...

Germanwings Strike Action for New Years

The airline trade union UFO has called on flight attendants of the Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings to strike. A...

Introduction of the Skilled Immigration Act

Germany facilitates immigration for skilled workers from abroad with the introduction of the Skilled Immigration Act,...

Britons want British expats in Germany to help save the UK

Anti-Brexit campaigners in Britain are appealing to British expats in Germany to help save the UK. The...

Munich to host European Championships 2022

Munich is hosting another major event in the summer of 2022: the city has been awarded the contract for the European...

Health insurance for foreigners in Germany

Since 2009 it is mandatory for every person with a permanent residence in Germany to have health insurance. Health...

How Dangerous is a Headline?

In the golden age of printed newspapers, the headline was designed to capture the reader's attention and promise something...
2018 Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest 2018

This year the 185th Munich Oktoberfest will take place from 22 September to 07 October 2018 with both brand new...

Institutionalist Ciudadanos won the election, but pro independence parties retain majority

Ines Arrimadas, leader of Ciudadanos with 37 seats obtained most of the support from voters (25,3), but it wasn´t...
Munich Security Conference 2018

Munich Security Conference 2018 - City Center becomes a restricted area

This year's Munich Security Conference (MSC) will be held from February 16 - 18th, 2018 at the "Hotel Bayerischer Hof"...
Hillary the hawk at Stachus

Why Hillary Is Good For Your Health

Passing through the basement floor at Stachus these days you might not be sure if you can trust your eyes, as Hillary the...

DB Sprinter Hits Technical Issues

It should have been the glorious end of a long and expensive journey; after more than 25 years of planning, political...
Tollwood Winter Festival

Winter Tollwood 2017

Tollwood Winter Festival 2017 is currently taking place at the Theresienwiese in Munich. This year's festival motto is:...
Munich Engineering Jobs - accepting CVs

Engineering Jobs Fair in Munich

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) is hosting its annual engineering recruitment fair on Thursday 16th November in...

Rosenheimerplatz Knife Attack - multiple victims

UPDATE: Munich police have now confirmed the man being held is in fact their prime suspect and the emergency situation...
Munich top city for engineering jobs

Munich Top City for IT and Engineering

Back in 2014, a study by the European Commission confirmed that Munich is the city that offers Information and...

Follow-Up on the Unterfoehring shooting

A 26-year-old female police officer was severely injured three months ago during a routine check at the Unterföhring...

Storm damage warning for Isar region

Heavy storms from last Friday caused huge damage to regions in southern Germany, especially in the forests of eastern...

Men Also Have Trouble Juggling Work and Family

According to research published online in the Journal of Applied Psychology by the American Psychological Association,...
Munich Jobs

Munich Jobs - a recruitment agency for engineers

Munich has long been an attractive destination for major companies to open a German or European branch. Many large and...
Oktoberfest 2017

Oktoberfest 2017 Updates Security

Safety precautions for the Wiesn are being further expanded in 2017. For the first time police will patrol the festivities...
Munich Hauptbahnhof

Municipal security guards for Munich

Following a city council decision from 2016, the Kreisverwaltungsreferat (department of district administration) submitted...

Unterföhring Shooting Update

Police and the public prosecutor's office are still investigating the details of the Unterföhring incident. According to...