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Put on your glad rags, the Berlin film festival is in town and Stammtisch isn't about to miss out on the glitz and glamor. This week, Damien McGuinness finds out who the rising stars are in German politics with silver-screen icons Michaela Küfner, Ines Pohl and Arne Delfs. Is there a new leading lady on the horizon to give Germany's political thriller a rom-com ending?
On this week's show, meet a homeless man in California fighting for his way of life, hear an astounding story of poverty from the United Kingdom and find out how hard it is to find genuine acts of kindness in Berlin. Plus, hear a story of hope from the Zaatari refugee camp, meet two al-Shabaab defectors who are speaking out and learn how Honduran women are joining the #MeToo movement.
There are currently more than 550,000 homeless people the US. But who are these people? Meet one of them, MJ, who has been living in a tent in California for four years. Instead of an apartment, he has a guitar and a dog. And if you ask him, he wants to stay right where he is - on the banks of the Santa Ana River. But local authorities are trying to get rid of MJ and many others like him.
Just last month alone, more than 160 people were reportedly killed in clashes between farmers who are ethnic Christians and herdsmen who are mainly Muslim. But at its core, the conflict isn't about religion. It's a battle over resources and livelihoods: The herdsmen need land for their cattle to graze on, but the farmers say they need water and land to grow crops.
The US president has signed a memorandum ordering a ban on bump stocks used to make semi-automatic rifles fire like automatic weapons. The man who killed 58 concert-goers in October 2017 in Las Vegas used a bump stock.
The governor of Latvia’s central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics, was detained on Sunday after being question by anti-corruption authorities. Rimsevics, who also happens to be a member of the European Central Bank’s governing body, was questioned for hours amid accusations of bribery and money laundering in the country’s financial system.