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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Don't let their confidence fool you: Germans aren't always the best at English. Photo: DPA.
12 hours ago
As much as English-speakers might feel insecure about their Deutsch skills when faced with Germans' comparatively widespread grasp of English, Germans themselves often mess up English - in some pretty hilarious ways.
Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger at a press conference earlier this week. Photo: DPA
12 hours ago
Germany's World Cup-winning footballers have condemned xenophobic attacks on the thousands of foreigners pouring into their country and led calls to help the refugees amidst the ongoing crisis.
Islamic fundamentalist preacher Sven Lau. Photo: DPA
14 hours ago
State prosecutors in the Ruhr city of Wuppertal said on Tuesday that they have brought charges against notorious Islamic fundamentalist Sven Lau, who was behind a short-lived 'Sharia police' vigilante force in the city.
Expats love German schools, but they're not so sure they receive a good welcome. Photo: DPA
16 hours ago
A new survey is full of revealing facts about expats in Germany, why they came here, what they love and what they loathe. So how do you measure up?
17 hours ago
Airline pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said on Wednesday that talks with Lufthansa had failed to reach an agreement and that their members could walk off the job at any moment.
Emergency services in Massow on Tuesday evening. Photo: DPA
18 hours ago
A man was arrested in Brandenburg on Tuesday evening after he attacked refugees with pepper spray while he was high on amphetamines. Eight of his victims were taken to hospital for treatment.
Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt was taken to hospital on Tuesday. Photo: DPA.
20 hours ago
Helmut Schmidt, German Chancellor in the 1970s and early 1980s, has been taken into intensive care at a Hamburg hospital after suffering from a vascular obstruction in his right leg.
21 hours ago
Sleeker and sexier smartwatches are expected to premiere this week in Berlin at one of the world's biggest consumer
electronics shows, with both phone manufacturers and watchmakers jostling for a share of the fast-growing market.
An old mine shaft at Walbrzych in Poland. Photo: DPA
21 hours ago
Poland said on Tuesday it would deploy the military to look for an alleged Nazi "gold train" that sparked global fascination after two anonymous treasure hunters claimed they had pinpointed where it is buried.
22 hours ago
A mother in Bavaria managed to bite off the tongue of a sex attacker who targeted her and her teenage daughter in the early hours of Tuesday morning.