Christmasworld is the largest trade fair for Christmas articles in the world. In 2012 it attracted more than 31,000 visitors and was attended by some 900 exhibitors.
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The international furniture fair IMM Cologne has opened its doors in the Rhineland metropolis. And the new major trend this year? Comfort and coziness.
Security personnel at two airports in northwestern Germany have gone on strike, causing long delays and numerous flight cancellations. Trade unions called the measure as part of a wage dispute.
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