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.
Sometimes it's hard to keep up with all that's going on in Germany, which is why The Local now has an audio version of its weekly news roundup.
Ben Knight squeezes all of your Teutonic news needs into a handy four-minute podcast. Listen to it at your desk, subscribe to the RSS feed, or download it for German news on the go!
The former German soldier stayed on to work in the Perthshire village for a time after the war. Photo: Andy Buchanan / AFP file picture
A former Nazi prisoner of war has left his entire estate in his will to a small village in Scotland to show his appreciation for the kindness he received there during his captivity.
Photo: Oliver Berg / DPA / AFP
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Photo: Tobias Schwarz / AFP
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Berlin's (left) and Munich's (right) newborn bears. Photos: Tierpark Berlin / DPA
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Dirty Harry. Photo: DPA
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The entrance to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Photo: DPA
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Edward Snowden. Photo: DPA
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People in wheelchairs watch as the German parliament deliberates on the new disability rights reform. Photo: DPA.
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