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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Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg. Photo: DPA
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The monk at his court appearance in Munich on Thursday. Photo: DPA
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Angela Merkel and Matteo Renzi speaking in Florence. Photo: DPA
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