Watchdog says ‘lifetime’ Opel guarantee is a lie

Watchdog says ‘lifetime’ Opel guarantee is a lie

Germany’s advertising watchdog on Tuesday threatened to sue carmaker Opel for misleading customers with a widely advertised promise of a “lifetime guarantee” on all new cars.

Özil leaves Werder Bremen for Real Madrid

Özil leaves Werder Bremen for Real Madrid

Mesut Özil, one of the young stars of the German national football team, on Tuesday quit Bundesliga side Werder Bremen to sign a contract with Spanish giants Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee.

Summer to show its face after a week in hiding

Summer to show its face after a week in hiding

Summer is expected to slowly return over the course of this week, with clearer skies and warmer days returning to the south in the next couple of days and to the north by Friday, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Tuesday.

Lawmakers ready to approve use of medical marijuana

Lawmakers ready to approve use of medical marijuana

Medical marijuana will be available in Germany soon, with the centre-right coalition preparing to make groundbreaking changes to drug laws, a government health spokeswoman said this week.

Investors fear growth won’t last, ZEW finds

Investors fear growth won’t last, ZEW finds

German investor confidence has fallen sharply this month on concerns that the strong recovery seen recently in Europe's biggest economy will not last, the closely watched ZEW survey showed Tuesday.

ICE train crashes into garbage truck, injuring 10

ICE train crashes into garbage truck, injuring 10

Ten people were injured Tuesday morning when an ICE train crashed into a garbage truck that had slid down an embankment and wound up stranded on the track in the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Gay couples gain equal inheritance tax standing

Gay couples gain equal inheritance tax standing

Inheritance taxes may no longer favour straight married couples over homosexual couples, according to a ruling by Germany’s Constitutional Court on Tuesday.

Aigner wants longer opt- out limit for Street View

Aigner wants longer opt- out limit for Street View

German Consumer Affairs Minister Ilse Aigner on Tuesday called on Google to improve the options for the country's citizens to opt out from having their homes featured on the internet giant’s online “Street View” program.

Donations for Pakistan flood victims slow to pick up

Donations for Pakistan flood victims slow to pick up

The willingness among Germans to donate to aid organisations helping the victims of Pakistan’s devastating floods has slowly begun to grow after a sluggish start, the German Red Cross (DRK) said on Tuesday.

Germans flout extra health insurance fees

Germans flout extra health insurance fees

About one million people have refused to pay additional fees levied by statutory health insurers this year to fill budgetary shortfalls, a media report said on Tuesday.

Bayern Munich labours for win over fifth-division Windeck

Bayern Munich labours for win over fifth-division Windeck

Holders Bayern Munich were far from their best as they laboured to a 4-0 victory over fifth-division Windeck in the first round of the German Cup on Monday.