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Far-right tries to lure voters with own-brand gummy bears

Germany's far-right party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD), have come up with an unusual marketing strategy on their website.

'Shit show' Berlin airport
Plan to open Berlin airport in 2017 finally (inevitably) dead
Passengers won't be walking beneath Willy Brandt's name in lights any time soon. Photo: DPA

Travellers are set to wait still longer for Berlin's much-delayed new airport to open, as city media report that a provisional opening date in late 2017 is no longer achievable.

We'll crush German airlines, boasts Ryanair boss
Michael O’Leary. Photo: DPA

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has told a German newspaper that German rivals Air Berlin and Eurowings are doomed.

Adidas to bring production home with robot shoe factory
File photo: DPA

Adidas, the German maker of sportswear and equipment, announced Tuesday that it will start marketing its first series of sportshoes manufactured by robots in Germany from 2017.

Germany gets its way over fresh aid for Greece
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble appears to have got his way at a Brussels showdown. Photos: DPA

Greece will get extra cash in the coming months to cover its debt repayments – but there'll be no cut to the total amount before the next elections in Germany.

Why Greece is top of Germany's to-do list - again
Unemployed Greek workers with symbolically chained hands march on May 1st in Athens. Photo: DPA

Greece has been in the headlines more often this year for its front-line role in the refugee crisis than its finances – so just why is it top of Germany's agenda again all of a sudden?

Here's why Munich is worth 20 times more than Berlin
BMW's headquarters in Munich. Photo: DPA

The Bavarian capital leaves other German cities in the dust when it comes to where the highest-valued companies choose to plant their flag.

Fiat Chrysler suspected of emissions cheating: Germany
The dangerous pollutant nitrogen oxide (NOx) was released into the atmosphere “at more than 10 times the permitted level“. Photo: DPA

German regulators suspect that Italian-American auto maker Fiat Chrysler, like Volkswagen, used illegal software to cheat on emissions tests, a newspaper report said Sunday.

German company unveils 3-D printed motorcycle
The bike, which has a 6 kiloWatt engine, has a hollow-looking frame that helped bring down its weight. Photo: DPA

Weighs just 35 kilograms.

Greek debt crisis
Germany sticks to 'nein' on debt relief for Greece
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is in no mood to bring gifts to the Greeks. Photos: DPA

Germany is reluctant to give Greece any more help with its debt than it's already got - despite cries for help from Athens and the backing of the IMF.

Shy tenants take sting out of German rent controls
Photo: DPA

With rents shooting up in Berlin, the government stepped in last year on the side of the tenant. But so far the measures haven’t worked.

German police arrest 120 in anti-coal demonstrations
Two protestors were injured during the arrests and taken to hospital, police said. Photo: DPA

German police say they arrested 120 people following violent clashes between environmental activists and security personnel at anti-coal demonstrations in the east of the country.

Scandal-hit VW gives staff €3,950 bonus
The news comes after VW also revealed huge bonuses for top executives last month, sparking a storm of criticism among employees. Photo: DPA

All this despite the emissions scandal.

Eco campaigners blockade German coal mine
A brown coal power plant operated by Vattenfall in Jänschwalde. Photo: DPA

Two thousand environmental protesters blockaded a coal mine in Germany on Friday as part of an international campaign against the use of fossil fuels.

German economy records strongest growth in 2 years
Photo: DPA

The German economy, grew more than expected in the first three months of 2016, driven primarily by robust domestic demand.

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