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Lufthansa finally buries hatchet with cabin staff
Photo: DPA

Lufthansa and its cabin staff said Thursday they had reached an agreement on working conditions, bringing to an end a long and bitter industrial dispute that hit thousands of passengers.

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Brexit: French and German trade groups urge EU unity
They urged the leaders of France and Germany to "solemnly remember their commitment to European values". Photo: AFP

"Europe must reunite, recover its confidence and go on the offensive."

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German stock market sees biggest drop since 2008 crash
Photo: DPA

News that British voters had opted to leave the EU led to panic in Germany's largest stock index.

Phone scammers callously exploiting vulnerable elderly
Photo: DPA

The BKA reports that one million Germans have been robbed of €117 million through telephone scams since 2008.

VW chief tells shareholders sorry for emissions scandal
An image from the shareholder meeting. Photo: DPA

The boss of embattled German auto giant Volkswagen on Wednesday issued an apology to angry shareholders over the emissions cheating scandal that has plunged the group into an unprecedented crisis.

Ex-boss of VW being investigated for market fixing
Martin Winterkorn. Photo: DPA

Martin Winterkorn is accused of manipulating markets by holding back information about emissions cheating at the automobile giant.

 Germany sets conditions for EU banking union
Wolfgang Schaeuble at the talks on Friday. Photo: John Thys/AFP

Germany wants other EU countries to clean up their debt-ridden banks before it will join deposit guarantee scheme.

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Doubts hang over Frankfurt's prospects after Brexit
Will 'Mainhattan' cash in from Brexit? File photo: DPA

Media reports in recent months have suggested that the financial capital on the Main could steal London's banking thunder if Britain votes to leave the EU. But it's not the only city in the running.

Adidas and Puma: a football strip feud that divides a town
Adidas and Puma boots posed on a football. File photo: DPA

In one Bavarian town, fierce rivalry between Germany's biggest sports brands means some people won't be cheering Die Mannschaft in this year's Euro championship.

3D-printed aircraft debuts at Berlin air show
The little plane “flies beautifully, it is very stable,” said its chief engineer Gunnar Haase. Photo: Courtesy ILA Berlin Air Show

Dwarfed by huge jets all around, the mini-plane Thor was nonetheless an eye-catcher at the Berlin air show this week – the small Airbus marvel is the world’s first 3D-printed aircraft.

Supermarket giant Rewe ditches plastic bags for good
Photo: DPA

Rewe, Germany’s second largest supermarket chain, is banning plastic bags from its stores, a move it says will save 140 million of them from ending up in the trash each year.

Kraftwerk defeat makes Germany safe for DJs
A Kraftwerk stage show. File photo: DPA

Techno pioneers Kraftwerk have lost a near 20-year court battle over sampling - making the practice A-OK in Germany for the first time ever.

The future belongs to these 10 German regions
This east German city won the 'most improved' category. Photo: DPA

A new study shows that one city above all will dominate the future of Germany, but if you're canny you might still want to think about moving to Leipzig or Erfurt.

VW bets on battery factory for electric car dominance
A VW logo is seen in front of a plugged-in electric car. Photo: DPA

Scandal-hit car giant Volkswagen is set to sink huge sums into building a factory for batteries to power its future electric cars, German media reported on Friday.

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.

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