Category: Germany

German lawmakers agree welfare reform to boost benefits, training; Reuters

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German lawmakers have agreed a welfare reform to raise unemployment benefits and help train people who are out of work, with a view to addressing a skills shortage in Europe’s largest economy.

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Savor the beauty of Europe’s Rhine River on this award-winning cruise; Joanne & Tony DiBona; 10Best

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It’s not surprising that AmaWaterways is a consistent winner of the 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards in the category of Best River Cruise Line, thanks to the rich cultural tours offered in its ports of call, renowned cuisine and active daily wellness programs on board.

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Gorgeous German towns to add to your travel wish list; Sandra Schropfer; Love Exploring

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There’s far more to Germany than just hip and culture-packed big cities. From sleepy seaside resorts to quaint mountain villages and pretty wine-growing towns, much of the country’s allure lies in its lesser-known spots. Here are 40 charmers that should be firmly on your travel wish list.

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Germany’s railways offered a month of unlimited rides for $9. Here’s what happened; Julia Buckley; CNN

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Germany’s 9 euro ticket, which allowed a month of unlimited regional travel across the country, has been a roaring success, with nearly 60 million tickets sold in the first two months. But will it end on September 1 — or will Germany start a replacement scheme?

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