Sixt targets Schmidt car debacle in new ads

Sixt targets Schmidt car debacle in new ads

German rental car giant Sixt, famous for using unflattering photos of politicians and spiky phrases in its advertising, is using Health Minister Ulla Schmidt in its latest posters.

Steinmeier promises full employment within 11 years

Steinmeier promises full employment within 11 years

While the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) takes a summer break before the autumn election campaign, chancellor candidate for the Social Democrats (SPD), Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has unveiled a plan to create full employment in the next 11 years.

Monster jams threaten southern holiday road traffic

Monster jams threaten southern holiday road traffic

Bavarian holiday makers heading south via Austria are being warned to be prepared for enormous traffic jams, as a 35-kilometre build-up formed in front of the Tauern tunnel on Saturday.

A/H1N1 vaccination plan a big experiment, doctor says

A/H1N1 vaccination plan a big experiment, doctor says

The enormous vaccination programme against the A/H1N1 swine flu virus due to start this autumn across Germany is nothing less than a huge experiment, a prominent critic of the pharmaceutical industry says.

Lufthansa takeover of Austrian Airlines on final approach

Lufthansa takeover of Austrian Airlines on final approach

Lufthansa’s takeover of Austrian Airlines (AUA) took what could be one of the final steps towards being a done deal, with the European Competition Commissioner giving the proposal a green light on Friday.

Government says Mallorca holidays safe

Government says Mallorca holidays safe

The German government has told people planning to go to Mallorca on holiday this summer not to be scared off by the terrorist bombing which killed two policeman on Thursday.