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!
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The Bundeswehr on operation in Mali. Photo: DPA
1 hour ago
Germany will send up to 650 soldiers to Mali, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday, to provide some relief to France in its global fight against Isis jihadists.
Swastikas are often daubed on mosques and Jewish grave stones, among other things. File photo: DPA
2 hours ago
A teacher from central Germany has been ordered to pay a €1,000 fine after he painted over Swastikas which had been sprayed on public property.
Angela Merkel addressing the Bundestag on Wednesday morning. Photo: DPA
2 hours ago
Angela Merkel continued her balancing act between her party and her principles in a speech to MPs on Wednesday as she attempted to reassure parliament that she had the refugee crisis under control.
Lufthansa. Photo: DPA
3 hours ago
Air crew union UFO announced on Wednesday that it has decided to call off a planned strike against Lufthansa, after the airline made significant concessions.
Günter Oettinger. Photo: DPA
4 hours ago
Germany's asylum law is responsible for luring so many refugees to Europe and needs changing, said the country’s EU commissioner Günther Oettinger on Wednesday.
An RWE brown coal mine. Photo: DPA
5 hours ago
A Peruvian farmer has filed a landmark lawsuit against German energy giant RWE, saying that the company's fossil fuel emissions endanger his family, livelihood and hometown, a German NGO said
Bishop Konrad Zdarsa of Augsburg. Photo: DPA
20 hours ago
The Bishop of Augsburg has announced plans to build a €300,000 altar in the city cathedral, just days after complaining that the city was underfunding refugees.
The lighting of the first "Adventskranz" candle marks the start of the festive season. Photo: DPA
21 hours ago
With the first Sunday of Advent almost upon us, The Local looks at how Germany celebrates the festive season - and what to look out for once Advent begins on November 29th.
Flooding in Bavaria in 2013. Photo: DPA
22 hours ago
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File photo: DPA
1 day ago
The German economy posted firm growth for the third quarter, boosted by consumer spending which is fast becoming a
cornerstone for German economic expansion, data published Tuesday showed.