Scania rules out MAN merger

Scania rules out MAN merger

The CEO of Swedish truck manufacturer Scania has ruled out an alliance with German competitor MAN in order to save billions on the production line, despite rumours of a deal involving Volkswagen.

Guttenberg: Afghan democracy impossible

Guttenberg: Afghan democracy impossible

Germany's beleaguered defence minister, Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, has said the West should abandon hopes of creating a democracy in Afghanistan.

Union boss accuses Deutsche Bahn of playing on job-cut fears

Union boss accuses Deutsche Bahn of playing on job-cut fears

The head of Germany's main railway union Transnet said he does not expect Germany's railway operator Deutsche Bahn to follow through on its threats to cut 14,000 jobs in the next few years.

New Nietzsche book aims to save his reputation

New Nietzsche book aims to save his reputation

A new "Nietzsche Encyclopaedia" aims to prove that philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, often considered a forerunner of Nazi ideology, was the victim of a much deeper falsification scandal than had previously been thought.

Russia seeks Opel compensation from GM

Russia seeks Opel compensation from GM

Russia's biggest bank Sberbank said Friday it has made a proposal to General Motors seeking compensation for losses it incurred after the US auto giant dropped plans to sell its Opel unit.

Environment minister condemns USA and China

Environment minister condemns USA and China

German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen on Saturday had harsh words for the USA and China over the failure of this month's Copenhagen climate conference.