VW worker collapses on hunger strike for more hours

VW worker collapses on hunger strike for more hours

A Volkswagen temporary worker on a hunger strike for a contract extension at the firm’s Hannover plant collapsed and was taken to a local hospital on Tuesday.

T-Mobile blocks Skype for German iPhones

T-Mobile blocks Skype for German iPhones

German telecommunications giant T-Mobile will not allow their customers to use the new Skype application for the iPhone, the company told The Local on Tuesday.

Study shows pharmacies hand out drugs without prescriptions

Study shows pharmacies hand out drugs without prescriptions

In a country where people can’t buy aspirin or even rubbing alcohol at the grocery store, a new survey released on Tuesday shows that Germany’s pharmacies are rather lax when it comes to handing out prescription drugs.

German unemployment increased in March

German unemployment increased in March

German unemployment edged up to 8.6 percent of the workforce in March from 8.5 percent one month earlier, raw figures released on Tuesday by the national labour office showed.

VW unveils new Indian plant

VW unveils new Indian plant

Europe's largest car-maker Volkswagen on Tuesday opened a new plant in western India, which it hopes will eventually roll out 110,000 vehicles a year for the growing domestic market.

Cologne offices raided in archive collapse investigation

Cologne offices raided in archive collapse investigation

One month after the collapse of Cologne’s historical archive, the state prosecutor on Tuesday ordered the raid of 40 local offices in the city’s investigation of the incident.

Thousands of jobs cut in Frankfurt banking merger

Thousands of jobs cut in Frankfurt banking merger

The integration of the headquarters of Commerzbank and Dresdner Bank in Frankfurt will result in the loss of approximately 2,200 full-time jobs in the city, the company announced on Tuesday.

Neo-Nazi youth organisation banned

Neo-Nazi youth organisation banned

German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble banned neo-Nazi youth group the Heimattreue Deutsche Jugend (HDJ) on Tuesday as police staged early morning raids at member homes in several states.

Germany files charges in latest Somali pirate case

Germany files charges in latest Somali pirate case

The German government has filed charges against seven alleged Somali pirates who attacked a German ship this week, according to the country’s defence ministry on Tuesday.

Germany must do more for NATO

Germany must do more for NATO

On the eve of the NATO’s 60th anniversary summit this week, Dr. Henning Riecke from the German Council on Foreign Relations argues Berlin must make a greater commitment to the transatlantic alliance.

Porsche profits increase dramatically

Porsche profits increase dramatically

German luxury car maker Porsche said Tuesday that its first-half profit leapt fourfold owing to its stake in Volkswagen, but that auto sales were down and it could not give a full-year forecast.

Nazi concentration camp survivors testify in Spanish trial

Nazi concentration camp survivors testify in Spanish trial

Two Spaniards who survived a Nazi concentration camp have appeared as witnesses in a suit filed against four men who allegedly worked as camp guards, judicial sources said.