The Local's News Podcast
Amazon, gay adoption, Eurovision, and GEMA
Published: 22 Feb 2013 14:05 GMT+01:00
In this week's Weekly News Podcast, Ben Knight delves into bullying at Amazon, gay adoption rights, Eurovision's techno-pop plagiarism scandal, and how killjoys at GEMA are keeping the elderly from dancing.
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Stranded passengers during the train strike Photo: DPA
The head of the train drivers union GDL claimed a "breakthrough" late Wednesday in talks with Deutsche Bahn, which may herald the end of a spate of train strikes which have caused travelling misery and cost the rail operator around 100 million euros.
The baroque skyline of Dresden Photo: DPA
The Pegida movement (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) was unknown three months ago. Now it's making Dresden famous - for all the wrong reasons.
Workers at the Amazon distribution centre in Leipzig. Photo: DPA
Union Verdi announced on Wednesday that its members at two Amazon distribution centres would extend a planned three-day strike through the rest of the week, while four more sites saw new walkouts.
The late German parliamentarian Andreas Schockenhoff Photo: DPA
A post-mortem on a prominent German MP and critic of Vladimir Putin showed no signs of foul play, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Former East German leader and "comrade" Erich Honecker Photo: DPA
A historic Berlin museum is facing calls to pull down a plaque commemorating the former East German communist leader Erich Honecker.
Presiding judge Ferdinand Kirchhof announcing the decision on Wednesday. Photo: DPA
Judges at the Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe said on Wednesday that the government must change rules reducing tax on inherited family-owned businesses within 18 months.
A German soldier training a Kurdish fighter with the German-made G3 rifle. Photo: DPA
MPs in the Bundestag will vote in January on a controversial plan to send 100 soldiers to Iraq to train Kurdish fighters battling terrorist group Isis.
Image: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
He might be bald, and fat, but onscreen Homer Simpson doesn't look a day over... let's say 45. Unlike the actor who voices Homer for German audiences who is, in fact, 85 and still going strong.
Amnesty International demonstrators during a visit by President Obama to Brussels in March 2014. Photo: DPA
Opposition parties are calling for the government to adopt a harsher stance towards the USA after the US Senate published a report into CIA torture last week.
A wax figure of Hasselhoff in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Photo: DPA
David Hasselhoff will sing to a crowd of hundreds of thousands to see in the New Year at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate - the same spot where he famously sang "Looking for Freedom" after the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago.