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Daughter dies in honour killing

2015-01-30 19:02

A man has confessed to strangling his 19-year-old daughter in what German police suspect was an honour killing.

Video: McLaren-Honda reveals 2015 F1 car

2015-01-30 08:58

'McLaren-Honda - the name evokes stirring memories of the past,' said McLaren as it revealed its Honda-powered 2015 car - the MP4-30. VIDEO

Germany sets record for wind-turbine installations

2015-01-29 16:00

German construction of wind turbines have reached a record high in 2014, with the equivalent of three nuclear reactors brought on stream, a trade association says.

German economic prospects brighten

2015-01-29 11:45

The German economy has had a good start to 2015 thanks to falling oil prices and an export-boosting slump in the euro.

SPIED: Kia’s next-gen Sportage

2015-01-28 12:15

Despite a facelifted version launched in 2014, Kia is already working on what will become its fourth-generation Sportage.

VW, Germans to boost Malawi schools

2015-01-28 06:14

A group of 46 German citizens will deliver donated off-road vehicles over 3700km by road to Malawian development projects for the global organisation Opportunity International.

German business confidence rises

2015-01-26 14:21

German business confidence has risen for the third consecutive month as oil prices, the slumping euro and the ECB's stimulus plan boosted the mood in boardrooms.

Man held in Germany for burning pregnant woman to death

2015-01-24 20:29

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burning to death a heavily pregnant woman, who was later found in woodland in Berlin.

3-million-year-old ancestor had human-like hands

2015-01-23 10:13

The hand structure of early human ancestors who lived 3.2 million years ago suggests they had the ability to grasp and use tools, even if they hadn't invented them yet, anthropologists say.

Mysterious Celtic cult site found

2015-01-21 10:09

Archaeologists in southern Germany have discovered a Celtic cult site featuring a 4-metre-high stone wall that could be 2 600 years old.

Hamburg fined for Ribery hit

2015-01-19 19:17

Hamburg have been fined €55 000 by the German football association after a fan insulted Franck Ribery on the pitch.

Germany bans anti-Islamic rally

2015-01-19 09:20

German police have banned a planned rally by the anti-Islamic Pegida movement and other public open-air gatherings in the eastern city of Dresden on Monday, citing a terrorist threat.

Two terrorist suspects arrested in Berlin

2015-01-16 21:06

German anti-terrorism police have arrested two men in Berlin suspected of recruiting fighters and supplying cash to ISIS.

Hockenheim to host 2015 German GP

2015-01-16 04:59

Hockenheim will host the 2015 German GP instead of the Nurburgring. The reason? Bernie Ecclestone says: '...because there's nobody there.'

Next Merc G63 AMG: Monster 4x4 spotted

2015-01-14 12:37

A green monster was spotted prowling Northern Europe’s frigid forests. Check out the new Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6, now sporting four wheels.

German budget balances for first time since '69

2015-01-13 19:45

Germany has balanced the federal budget for the first time in almost half a century, helped by strong tax revenues and rock-bottom interest rates.

Schalke sign Nastasic on loan

2015-01-12 21:11

Bundesliga club Schalke 04 have signed Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic on loan until the end of the season.

Nato sees slight improvement in eastern Ukraine

2015-01-12 13:32

Fighting between Kiev’s forces and pro-Russian rebels has eased in eastern Ukraine, Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said, although he voiced concern about the risks to local people.

Anti-Islam protests to be held across Germany

2015-01-12 09:21

Anti-Islam and anti-refugee protesters are expected to take to the streets across Germany, hoping to boost their ranks after last week's terrorist attacks in Paris.

Mourning Wolfsburg make trip

2015-01-11 15:02

Wolfsburg have decided to fly out to a training camp in South Africa, a day after midfielder Junior Malanda died in a car crash.

Storms batter Britain

2015-01-10 22:35

More than 30 000 homes in Britain are without power as a powerful jet stream over the Atlantic brought gale-force winds and lashing rain.

Hostility to Muslims on the rise in Germany - report

2015-01-08 20:46

Anti-Islam attitudes in Germany are on the rise, according to new data released amid a public outcry in response to the deadly shooting in the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

German factory orders fall, exceeds forecasts

2015-01-08 12:57

German industrial orders have fallen sharply led by a contraction in domestic demand, data released has shown.

German group says Paris shooting shows Islamist threat

2015-01-08 06:24

Germany's new anti-immigration movement seized deadly attack by militants on a Paris magazine, saying it highlighted the threat of Islamist violence it has been warning against.

Ryanair wants to expand to Germany

2015-01-07 19:25

Budget airline Ryanair's chief executive says his company wants to take on Lufthansa in Germany and says Lufthansa will fail in low cost business.

 

Next BMW MPV spied: 2 Series Family Tourer

2015-01-30 10:54

If you thought BMW was done with front-wheel drive, family cars, think again. Following its 2 Series Active Tourer will be another MPV using the same platform - the 2 Series Family Tourer.

Germany sets wind-turbine record

2015-01-29 17:51

German construction of wind turbines has reached a record high with 4 750 MW, equivalent to the capacity of three nuclear reactors, brought on line.

German union stages warning strikes

2015-01-29 13:15

Thousands of engineering workers on night shift across Germany have walked out over a wage dispute, says Germany's biggest trade union.

SA teen Kelvin gets top Euro Audi drive

2015-01-29 11:10

South African teen driving sensation Kelvin van der Linde will defend his 2014 GT Masters' crown as he races for Audi in 2015.

German consumer confidence surges

2015-01-28 12:00

German consumer confidence is set to surge to a 13-year high as plummeting oil prices boost optimism about the outlook for Europe's biggest economy.

SPIED: Mercedes C-Class Coupe

2015-01-27 10:11

Mercedes-Benz is gearing to launch new convertible and coupe variants of its C-Class. Check spy images of the new C-Class coupe!

Germany's toy industry looks to latest trends

2015-01-26 10:30

It's all about the latest trends, established classics and the biggest earners at the largest toy fair in the world, but the volume of choice is overwhelming.

Eurozone reforms to continue - Merkel

2015-01-23 17:45

The European Central Bank's bond-buying programme must not be used as a justification by eurozone governments to slacken economic reforms, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

German police arrest two suspected ISIS members

2015-01-22 21:51

German police have arrested two suspected members of the extremist Islamic State group who had returned from Syria and searched their homes, authorities say.

Lufthansa, cabin crew seek mediation

2015-01-19 19:30

Lufthansa and cabin crew have agreed to mediation in their dispute over retirement benefits, the airline and trade union UFO says.

Anti-Islam group vows it won't be silenced

2015-01-19 16:41
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A German group protesting what it calls "the Islamisation of the West" has vowed that it won't be silenced after its weekly rally was cancelled following an alleged terrorist threat.

Manhunts, death threats as Europe on high terror alert

2015-01-19 05:58

Europe is on high alert as the suspected mastermind of a jihadist cell in Belgium remains at large and jittery authorities blocked anti-Islamist rallies in Germany and France following threats.

German coalition mulls rising public investment

2015-01-16 10:30

The German government is considering increasing public investment from next year following news that it reached its goal to balance the federal budget.

New BMW M2 coupe spotted at the 'Ring

2015-01-15 10:16

BMW is testing its next M-badged car at the snow-covered Nurburgring in Germany. Take a look at what will become the new M2 coupe!

Germany boasts balanced budget

2015-01-14 10:33

German has balanced its budget for the first time since 1960 and has urged eurozone partners to follow suit instead of trying to revive stagnant economies.

25 000 march in anti-Islamist protest in Germany

2015-01-13 07:49

A record 25 000 anti-Islamist protesters have marched through the German city of Dresden, many holding banners with anti-immigrant slogans, and held a minute's silence for the victims of last week's attacks in France.

SPIED: Next Mini Cabriolet, Clubman

2015-01-12 14:32

Wheels24's spy guys have spotted Mini’s next Cabriolet and Clubman being tested in Munich, Germany. Take a look at the allery of both!

VW doubles deliveries over 10 years

2015-01-12 09:33

Volkswagen has surpassed its own delivery record by topping the six-million mark, doubling its total since 2004.

World leaders link arms against Paris terror

2015-01-11 16:56

More than 40 world leaders, their arms linked, have marched through Paris to rally for unity and freedom of expression and to honour 17 victims of three days of terrorist attacks.

German paper with Charlie Hebdo cartoon attacked

2015-01-11 11:19

A German newspaper in the northern port city of Hamburg that reprinted Mohammed cartoons from the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo has been the target of an arson attack.

Merkel: Bar higher to lift Russian sanctions

2015-01-09 13:45

Europe is reportedly hesitant to lift sanctions against Russia until all elements of an agreement between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels are fully implemented.

Nurse 'admits 30' hospital killings

2015-01-08 19:45

A German nurse who is on trial for three hospital murders admitted to a psychologist that he killed 30 patients in all, and nearly killed an additional 60 with drug overdoses.

SPIED: Next Lexus RX

2015-01-08 07:46

Lexus is preparing to launch its fourth-generation RX. Wheels24's spy photographers captured the new crossover SUV in action.

Merkel: French shooting an attack on democracy

2015-01-07 19:58

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned a deadly shooting by black-hooded gunmen at a newspaper's office in Paris.

German unemployment falls sharply

2015-01-07 18:06

The number of unemployed people in Germany has fallen more than forecast with seasonally adjusted unemployment dropping.

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