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Departing Vettel 'respectful' of Daniel

52 minutes ago

'I'm sure he would love to have won this season,' Red Bull rookie Daniel Ricciardo said of Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel as the latter prepares to move to Ferrari.

German train drivers call weekend-long walkout

2014-10-17 12:44

Rail travellers in Germany face an entire weekend of disruptions, cancellations and delays after the train drivers’ union called for a new nationwide strike.

BMW's new X7: Want a 7 Series SUV?

2014-10-16 13:14

BMW has confirmed it will produce an X7, thought to be a new seven-seat flagship model for its range of X-badge off-roaders. Check out spy shots of the new X7!

Deutsche Telekom hit with EU anti-trust fine

2014-10-15 14:48

EU anti-trust regulators have slapped Deutsche Telekom and its Slovak Telecom unit with a $48m fine for "abusive" practices.

Germany under fire for laggardly reform

2014-10-14 05:00

Germany is being criticised after statistics showed economic recovery is faltering after the country did not follow through on reforms began a decade ago.

Hamburg, China deepen ties as trade booms

2014-10-10 12:50

Hamburg sees itself as China's gateway to Europe, with the city in northern Germany hosting the most important port for the world's second-biggest economy.

Hunters angered by proposed ban on shooting cats

2014-10-09 22:04

German hunters are up in arms over a proposed law that would prohibit them from shooting cats.

German exports plunge amid global crises

2014-10-09 09:45

German exports have posted their biggest fall in more than five years amid a sharp contraction in demand from the nation's major eurozone trading partners.

14 wounded as Kurds, 'radical Muslims' clash in Germany

2014-10-08 16:16

Street clashes between hundreds of Kurds and radical Muslims in Germany’s northern port city of Hamburg have left 14 people wounded, police say.

911 Carrera GTS - the latest from Porsche

2014-10-08 08:02

New from Porsche - Stuttgart has announced the European launch of its 911 Carrera GTS - four models, two with all-wheel driver. Got a couple of million to spare...

Van der Linde wins ADAC GT Masters

2014-10-07 06:33

SA motorsport teen Kelvin van der Linde and team mate Rene Rast have won the ADAC GT Masters 2014 title in Germany on Sunday.

Oktoberfest beer consumption plummets

2014-10-05 16:39

Reports say visitors to Munich's 181th Oktoberfest have drunk substantially less beer than previous years.

Train drivers vote to strike in Germany

2014-10-02 18:01

Train drivers with the country's main railways company have voted to start an open-ended strike in their pursuit for higher pay.

Germany to ban steep rent hikes

2014-10-01 13:25

Germany's cabinet has agreed to cap ballooning property rents in high-demand urban neighbourhoods in a law set to come into force early next year.

SPIED: High-performance Opel Corsa OPC

2014-09-30 09:29

Spy photographers, ahead of the Opel Corsa's 2014 Paris auto show debut, spotted the performance variant undergoing testing – the OPC. See it in action...!

Kimetto breaks marathon record

2014-09-28 13:22

Kenya's Dennis Kimetto has smashed the marathon world record in Berlin after a scintillating pace from the start.

German consumer confidence slumps

2014-09-26 12:15

German consumer confidence is set to fall for the second consecutive month in October, as households put purchases on hold amid concerns about global tensions.

VW's 140kW Polo GTI headed for SA

2014-09-25 09:32

VW SA will boost its face-lifted Polo range, launched locally earlier in 2014, with the insertion of a 1.8-litre, 140kW, Audi turbo engine into the Polo GTI.

Merkel wants end to Russia, Ukraine gas dispute

2014-09-23 17:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a rapid end to the long-running gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine.

Back in business: Judge lifts Uber ban

2014-09-17 08:29

A Frankfurt judge has granted a reprieve to Uber, the online taxi service, setting aside a temporary injunction issued earlier in September against the company from operating its car-sharing service in Germany.

IS 'member' on trial in Germany

2014-09-15 12:41

A 20-year-old German man has gone on trial in Frankfurt on charges for being a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first such case to come to court in Germany.

New Russia sanctions to be implemented: Merkel

2014-09-10 16:30

The European Union should go ahead with the announcement of new economic sanctions against Russia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged.

 

Merkel: No breakthrough with Russia on Ukraine

2014-10-17 16:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit have not led to a breakthrough in the standoff over Ukraine.

Philippine militants may extend deadline for German ransom

2014-10-17 11:47

Islamist militants holding a German couple hostage for ransom in the southern Philippines say they could extend the deadline briefly if the money is confirmed to be on its way.

German inflation at lowest in four years

2014-10-15 15:15

German inflation has stood at a four-and-a-half-year low in September due mainly to lower energy costs, the Federal Statistics Office says.

Ebola patient in Germany dies

2014-10-14 10:33

A UN employee from Liberia who was transported to the eastern German city of Leipzig after contracting Ebola has died, the hospital says.

Germany can't exit coal-fired energy

2014-10-13 09:45

Germany has dismissed a report suggesting it planned to exit coal-fired power generation, saying this would impose too great a burden on industry.

Germany's DAX index hits one-year low

2014-10-10 11:08

Germany's DAX index has sunk to a near one-year low, knocked down by rising worries about the strength of Europe's biggest economy.

Record heroin haul in Germany

2014-10-09 14:38

A consignment of 330kg of heroin hidden in a load of garlic and pickled gherkins may be the biggest haul of the drug ever seized in Germany.

Germany takes 3rd Ebola patient for treatment

2014-10-09 09:42

An Ebola patient has landed in the northern Germany town of Leipzig for treatment, local official say.

SPIED: Bentley SUV hits the 'Ring

2014-10-08 13:34

Bentley's new crossover has been captured in action again, this time undergoing testing in at the Nurburgring, Germany. Check out our spy images of the new SUV.

German economy running out of steam

2014-10-07 17:15

German industrial output has plunged at its steepest rate since the height of the financial crisis, while the IMF cut its German growth forecast.

German firms now pay banks to park funds

2014-10-06 14:49

The lowering of interest rates from 0.15% to a super low 0.05% now means German companies have to pay an interest of 0.2% to keep money in current accounts.

German hospital: Scientist treated for Ebola cured

2014-10-04 20:02

A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organisation in Sierra Leone has recovered and been discharged from a German hospital.

Germany encouraged Islamists to become martyrs

2014-10-02 17:07

Islamist hotheads from Germany used to be actively encouraged to emigrate and seek a martyr's death in Syria and Afghanistan.

SPIED AT 'RING: Next Chevrolet Camaro

2014-09-30 10:55

Chevrolet is gearing to spruce-up its fifth-generation Camaro. Though it won’t look too different from the outgoing model, the most significant changes will be made under the metal.

Adidas fights to draw top talent

2014-09-29 10:30

Adidas needs world-class designers, brand experts and technical whizzkids to improve its image against US rival Nike.

EU warns Germany as car coolant row heats up

2014-09-25 23:04

The EU has warned Germany it risks court action for breaching environment rules unless it forces luxury automaker Daimler to use a new air-conditioning coolant.

Germany wants investment clause scrapped

2014-09-25 18:45

Germany will not sign a trade pact between Canada and the European Union unless an investment protection clause is removed, says Germany's economy minister.

Reporter held in Somalia free after 2 years

2014-09-23 22:30

A German-American journalist and writer, Michael Scott Moore, who was abducted in Somalia two and a half years ago, is free, the German foreign ministry says.

Egypt recovers fragments of Cheops pyramid

2014-09-18 08:11

Egypt has recovered fragments from the pyramid of Cheops said to have been stolen by Germans, including part of a stone tablet identifying the pharaoh.

Merc spruces up new SA-bound B-Class

2014-09-15 14:26

Mercedes-Benz has spruced its second-generation B-Class with a major facelift including exterior and interior tweaks. It arrives in South Africa in 2015. Check out the new B-Class in our gallery!

Badstuber faces more surgery

2014-09-15 05:00

Bayern Munich's defender Holger Badstuber faces another lengthy period on the sidelines because he needs an operation.

Iran: West must drop 'illogical' nuclear demands

2014-09-11 17:42

Iran says world powers should abandon their “illogical demands” over its nuclear programme, ahead of talks to try to bridge wide differences in positions and end the decade-old dispute.

Super-frugal S500 Hybrid: 2.8 litres/100

2014-09-10 13:06

Mercedes-Benz says their new S500 hybrid has the performance of an eight-cylinder - but the fuel frugality of a four-cylinder.

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