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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Germany's newly-introduced €8.50 minimum wage is raising hackles at Polish trucking companies, who say they shouldn't have to pay their drivers at that rate for the hours they spend on their western neighbour's roads.
A man photographs an appeal for witnesses in the death of Christin R. in 2012. Photo: DPA
A Berlin judge on Thursday sentenced four people to life sentences in a sordid conspiracy murder case in which a pizza delivery driver was paid €500 to kill a young woman for her life insurance.
Men at work. Photo: DPA
German jobless numbers rose this month, bringing unemployment up to seven percent, the Federal Labour Agency (BA) reported on Thursday.
Security checks at Frankfurt airport. Photo: DPA
In a decision announced on Wednesday, a Frankfurt court upheld the dismissal of a man from his job at Frankfurt airport over his close friendship with a foreign citizen with ties to terrorist group Isis.
Image courtesy Festkomittee Kölner Karneval
Cologne's planned Charlie Hebdo float in its Rosenmontag parade was a false start, after the organising committee scrapped its construction over security concerns.
File photo: DPA
Federal police arrested 12 people on Wednesday night after a national raid by police broke apart a smuggling ring.
Former Pegida spokesperson Kathrin Oertel and Brandenburg head of AfD Alexander Gauland. Photo: DPA
Germany's upstart anti-euro AfD party will seek to mend a rift among members on whether to forge close ties with an emergent "anti-Islamisation" movement at a congress this weekend.
The Supreme Court (BGH) decided on Wednesday that the children of sperm donors have a right to know who their biological father is at any time.
Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: DPA
More than 25 years after the Berlin Wall's fall, Russian lawmakers are mulling a proposal to condemn West Germany's 1990 "annexation" of East Germany as Moscow's answer to Western denunciation of its seizure of Crimea.
A court in North-Rhine Westphalia found on Wednesday that there is no obligation for buses or trains to make room for mobility scooters - and that it's actually dangerous to bring them aboard.