FDP woes, Berlin's wonky airport and Mettwurst
The Local · 11 Jan 2013, 11:20
Published: 11 Jan 2013 11:20 GMT+01:00
The Local's Ben Knight kicks off our weekly German news podcast with a look at Chancellor Merkel's disappearing coalition partners, Berlin's troubled new airport and health concerns about the country's beloved Mettwurst sausage.
Sometimes it's hard to keep up with all that's going on in Germany, which is why The Local is starting an audio version of its weekly news roundup.
For the inaugural episode, Ben Knight squeezes all of your Teutonic news needs into a handy three-minute podcast. Listen to it while working at your desk, or download it for German news on the go!
Pegida demonstrators. Photo: DPA
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The Dresden mosque that was hit by a homemade bomb attack on Monday. Photo: DPA.
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