German auto club chief slams ‘green zone’ scheme

German auto club chief slams ‘green zone’ scheme

The head of Germany's ADAC motorists' association took aim at the country's system of "green" traffic zones to cut pollution in city centres, calling it a "failure" in comments published on Sunday.

More snow, sub-zero temperatures to start the week

More snow, sub-zero temperatures to start the week

After a brief weekend thaw from the cold snap that has gripped Germany for much of December, the German Weather Service (DWD) predicted Sunday that snow and freezing temperatures would make a comeback starting Monday.

Germany, India seek €20-billion trade target for 2012

Germany, India seek €20-billion trade target for 2012

The leaders of economic powerhouses Germany and India said Saturday they were confident they could boost bilateral trade by some €7 billion euros, or about $9 billion, in the next two years.

FDP ‘mole’ had access to classified files

FDP ‘mole’ had access to classified files

A senior aide to the Free Democrats (FDP) who was fired last week for feeding information to the US embassy in Berlin also had access to secret government documents, according to a German newspaper report.

Three dead after blast destroys home

Three dead after blast destroys home

Three residents were found dead Sunday in the rubble of a home in Brühl, south of Cologne, that collapsed following an explosion one day earlier. The sole survivor, a 12-year-old boy, was discovered alive on Saturday.

Schweinsteiger extends contract with Bayern

Schweinsteiger extends contract with Bayern

Bayern Munich fans had double cause to celebrate Saturday as the team's 3-0 home win over St Pauli was followed by Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger announcing he had signed a contract extension until 2016.