Spies, Sponsors, Sport, and Spätzle
The Local · 18 Jan 2013, 11:59
Published: 18 Jan 2013 11:59 GMT+01:00
The Local's Ben Knight brings you the week's news compressed into one easy-to-swallow podcast. We look at spy intrigues, TV scandals, Bayern Munich's mega-signing, and the use of Spätzle as a weapon.
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The German army are planning stricter checks of their soldiers as officials fear that jihadists could be using the armed forces as a way to train.
It has been 25 years in the making, but on Wednesday the rail line that is set to mark a new era for travel between Germany's capital and its economic powerhouse went live.
Uwe Junge. Photo: DPA
The leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Rhineland-Palatinate was attacked on the street on Tuesday evening by a group of young men.
Travelers being evacuated from Terminal 1 of Frankfurt airport. Photo: DPA.
UPDATE: Some 100 flights were cancelled on Wednesday at Frankfurt Airport after the major transfer hub went on alert because a woman had managed to evade security checks.
A leader of one of the groups opposing the trade deal stacks another box full of lawsuit documents, presented to the Constitutional Court on Wednesday. Photo: DPA.
More than 125,000 Germans have filed the largest citizen lawsuit in German history against the controversial proposed CETA trade deal between Canada and the EU.
One year after Angela Merkel first declared "we can do this," leading to a huge uptick in refugees applying for asylum, the Chancellor reflected this week on her policies and the future of Germany.
Prora. Photo: DPA
One of the biggest relics left behind by the Nazis is undergoing a radical transformation on a German island,
harnessing a property boom to become a luxury tourist destination.
Berlin's plans to arm police patrols with taser guns would make it the first German state to implement extensive use of the electroshock weapon.
Jörg Meuthen and a cake. Photo: DPA
The co-leader of the far-right AfD party was attacked with a cake while attending a political event on Monday. But the fact the dessert was frozen made the act "dangerous", according to the politician.
A passenger boat on Lake Starnberg. Photo: DPA
"I love chasing the ships, and what a great feeling it is when they sound the horn!" he gleefully exclaims.