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Germany takes delivery of its first Airbus A400M

2014-12-19 10:59

Airbus Defence and Space has delivered the first Airbus A400M military transport ordered by Germany.

Is Beemer morphing into Harley?

2014-12-19 08:47

BMW Motorrad and Roland Sands Design have announced exclusive customising parts for the brands awesome - if tweely named - new R nineT.

Coffee delivery to Germany includes sack of cocaine

2014-12-18 19:13

A coffee roasting company in Berlin has received its normal shipment of beans from Brazil with an unexpected addition: a sack brimming with cocaine, police say.

US man convicted in German student's death

2014-12-18 10:25

A man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage has been convicted of deliberate homicide.

Aliens to pay tolls for Autobahn drives

2014-12-18 09:10

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has given the green light to implement road-tolling for foreign drivers using roads through Germany.

Germany approves toll on foreign motorists

2014-12-17 13:45

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet has approved draft legislation to implement a toll on foreign motorists using German roads.

Closing arguments in exchange student murder

2014-12-16 17:00

Closing arguments are set in the trial of a Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student in his garage.

Fires break out at German refugee site

2014-12-12 18:32

Security at asylum sites in Bavaria is being stepped up, after fires broke out at three empty buildings earmarked to house asylum seekers.

Frentzen: From F1 to hearse driver

2014-12-12 08:40

Former Formula 1 driver, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, has gone from racing cars to driving a hearse while recovering from a knee operation.

BMW's long-time CEO to step down

2014-12-10 08:07

German luxury carmaker BMW says its long-time CEO, Norbert Reithofer, will step down next year and be replaced by board member Harald Krueger.

Germany to pump funds into infrastructure

2014-12-08 21:00

Germany plans invest €89bn in the country’s ageing infrastructure as part of an EU effort to invest Europe out of its present economic malaise.

China pans anti-corruption group for low ranking

2014-12-05 14:42

A Chinese newspaper has criticised Transparency International for failing to recognise the achievements of China's anti-corruption campaign, after the organisation's latest corruption index shows China is faring worse.

German student's killing: Teens detail burglaries

2014-12-05 12:47

Two teenagers have testified that they had stolen items from the garage of a Montana man accused of killing a student in that very place weeks later, and that may have been one factor that led to the student's death.

Force India to use Toyota wind tunnel

2014-12-05 07:48

Force India will use Toyota's wind tunnel in Germany for its aerodynamic testing during 2015.

Germany targets coal plants to reach climate goals

2014-12-03 20:13

Germany's cabinet has agreed to plans to cut CO2 emissions by up to 78 million tons by 2020, pushing operators to shut some coal-fired plants.

Lufthansa braces for next strike

2014-12-03 14:52

Lufthansa's board meets to approve expansion of its budget flights against the backdrop of deteriorating relations with pilots.

SPIED: Next-gen Mercedes E-Class

2014-12-02 11:09

Spy photographers captured Mercedes-Benz next-generation E-Class undergoing testing. Check out spy images of the new model!

Student gets killed after defending 2 girls from catcalls

2014-12-01 14:48

A newly published surveillance video has showed the fatal attack on a young woman after she defended two teenage girls from male harassment, a death that has been mourned with candlelight vigils across Germany.

Loew to draw up masterplan

2014-11-30 22:55

Germany coach Joachim Loew has revealed he's drawing up a masterplan to get their Euro 2016 qualification campaign back on track.

Germany gives nod to female boardroom quota

2014-11-28 10:51

The German government will implement affirmative action on corporate boards with a decision that women should form at least 30% of company directors from 2016.

Now there's a CLA shooting brake

2014-11-26 09:54

Mercedes-Benz has designed another niche product - how many can there be? This time it's a hot Shooting Brake version of the sporty CLA. Very tempting...

Germany's business confidence boosts stocks

2014-11-24 16:05

Encouraging German data has helped to lift eurozone stock markets, while London dipped as a profit-warning by Petrofac sent the group's shares plunging.

German couple found murdered

2014-11-23 12:00

An elderly German couple has been found murdered on a beach near their home in the southern Caribbean island of Tobago, according to police.

Bikes for Ebola

2014-11-22 08:26

Germany has sent 400 motorcycles to the areas of west Africa worst hit by the Ebola epidemic to speed up testing for the virus.

 

German consumer confidence grows at year-end

2014-12-19 09:13

Consumer confidence in Germany has seen a boost in December as shoppers hit the stores for Christmas and looked ahead to the new year with optimism.

10 000 evacuated after WWII dud bomb found

2014-12-18 20:33

About 10 000 people had to be evacuated after an unexploded 250kg World War II bomb was discovered in a city near the German capital.

Merkel: Russian sanctions remain unavoidable

2014-12-18 13:53

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that sanctions against Russia over Ukraine remain unavoidable as long as Moscow does not respect Ukrainian sovereignty.

German railways, drivers' union near deal

2014-12-18 09:53

German state-run railway Deutsche Bahn and the drivers' union GDL have reached a partial agreement, bringing them closer to settling a dispute.

German tax breaks for family-run firms unconstitutional

2014-12-17 16:30

Germany's constitutional court has ruled that inheritance tax breaks for family-run businesses is unconstitutional, a decision threatening thousands of jobs.

Putin holds late-night Ukraine talks with EU

2014-12-17 13:16

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his French, German and Ukrainian counterparts have agreed in a phone call that talks surrounding eastern Ukraine are to resume as soon as possible.

Merkel calls Putin over Ukraine, amid ruble plunge

2014-12-17 10:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss possible steps to secure a comprehensive cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.

Detroit '15 debut for 'slimmer' Audi Q7

2014-12-15 14:06

Audi is going for a meaner, slimmer Q7 for launch in 2015. It's shed 325kg and is 26% more fuel-efficient than the outgoing model.

German cabinet trims union's power

2014-12-12 13:25

The German government has approved a draft law to limit the power of small labour unions whose strikes have paralysed train and air traffic.

Germany: CIA torture violated democratic values

2014-12-10 18:23

Germany has said the CIA torture detailed in a US Senate report was "a gross violation of our liberal, democratic values" that must never happen again.

German court throws out Nazi massacre case

2014-12-09 16:01

A German court has thrown out the case of a former SS man accused of involvement in the largest civilian massacre in Nazi-occupied France.

ECB to give Europe a monetary jolt

2014-12-08 16:43

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has a view that stretches far beyond Frankfurt's high-rise financial centre and he doesn't like what he sees.

German central bank slashes growth forecasts

2014-12-05 13:05

Germany's central bank has cut its growth outlook for Europe's biggest economy, halving its projection for next year.

SPIED: Merc's monster GLE 63 AMG

2014-12-05 09:31

Mercedes-Benz new GLE 63 AMG Coupe has been spotted virtually undisguised. Check out this radical new crossover!

Europe to tackle ageing taboos

2014-12-03 17:02

A boom in the number of older Europeans may be big business for companies that cater to their changing needs.

Germany targeting coal plants to reach 2020 goal

2014-12-03 09:15

Germany's cabinet will agree plans to cut CO2 emissions by up to 78 million tonnes by 2020, pushing operators to shut some coal-fired plants.

Xmas biscuit sugar sparks German terror alert

2014-12-02 05:00

Vanilla sugar for Christmas biscuits trickling from an envelope has sparked a bioterrorism scare at a German mail distribution centre, local police say.

Merc boss challenges BMW, Audi in F1

2014-12-01 13:10

The Mercedes Formula 1 team has its corporate eyes on new rivals - of at least CEO Dieter Zetsche does. He wants BMW and Audi to come race his team in Formula 1.

Schumi 'sits in sun', says magazine

2014-11-28 11:01

Michael Schumacher is able to sit in a wheelchair to bask in the sun, claims a German publication. Its choice of cover image, however, is apparently a lie... sies!

ISIS most brutal threat ever to region, says Merkel

2014-11-26 15:34

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria are one of the greatest ever threats to the region.

Air pollution costs EU up to €189bn

2014-11-25 22:08

Air pollution, chiefly from coal-fired power plants, cost society up to €189bn in 2012 - equal to the gross domestic product of Finland

Hitler painting fetches €130 000

2014-11-23 13:55

A watercolour painted of the city hall in Munich by Adolf Hitler has been auctioned off for €130 000 to a buyer who wished to remain anonymous. View the painting.

Germany to drop probe into US spying on Merkel

2014-11-22 18:00

Germany is dropping a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by US spies, due to a lack of evidence, a report says.

Germany commits almost R1bn to SA

2014-11-21 20:08

Germany has committed to provide nearly R1bn to South Africa for various joint projects, the German embassy says.

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