Horses, bears and Ratz
Published: 15 Feb 2013 11:47 GMT+01:00
Ben Knight brings you the The Local's Weekly News Podcast, featuring a weary pope, horsey lasagne, and the return of one famous polar bear (definitely not stuffed).
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FC Bayern's first team in 1925, the year of the commemorative publication. Photo: Jewish Museum
For decades the early history of FC Bayern München was forgotten, but FCB fans have re-discovered a book from 1925 documenting the club's founding moments.
Gerhard Schindler admitted that the BND had made mistakes in its handling of NSA requests. Photo: DPA
The head of the German Intelligence Agency (BND) told a special parliamentary committee on Thursday that his agency is 'dependent on' the American National Security Agency (NSA).
Photo: Polizei Bochum
After a low flying drone crashed into the windscreen of a car on the Autobahn outside Bochum, police announced on Thursday they are looking for witnesses.
A worker puts the finishing touches to BMWs at the car producer's Regensburg, Bavaria production line. Photo: DPA
German business confidence slipped fractionally from its previous high level in May, as the upturn in Europe's biggest economy continues, the Ifo economic institute said Friday.
Two fugitives on the run since Thursday. Photo: Polizei Kleve
Police are searching for two fugitives in North Rhine-Westphalia after a young woman freed a man from custody as he was being taken to the doctor.
Angela Merkel with Francois Hollande and Alexis Tsipras in Riga. Photo: DPA
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held "friendly and constructive" debt talks with the leaders of France and Germany Thursday, but gave no sign of a breakthrough ahead of a crucial June deadline.
A man begs on the street in Hamburg. Photo: DPA.
A report on Thursday showed that while the gap between rich and poor has somewhat stabilized in Germany since the economic crisis, the rich and highly educated continue to gain more while the poor struggle, creating some of the biggest wealth gaps among developed countries.
This week in history
The trial took place in a specially built courtroom. Photo: DPA
Forty years ago, on May 21 1975, a trial began in Stuttgart against the leaders of the Red Army Faction (RAF), a Marxist organisation which began an underground war against the Federal Republic five years earlier.
The wonderful world of gherkins. Photo: DPA
Vegetable farmers in Brandenburg are worried about the future of the famous Spreewald gherkins, as the new national minimum wage has driven prices up.
Photo: Polizei Bayern
Police in Munich raided a brothel after it was reported that a prostitute there possessed contraband. During their search they found marijuana, other narcotics... and a three-week-old lamb.