Dieter Zetsche, head of auto-giant Daimler, has predicted rosy times ahead for the global car industry. He said the number of cars in the world will double by 2030.
German embassy workers in Africa, South America and the former Soviet Union have been "systemically" selling visas to human trafficking rings, according to a report in news weekly Der Spiegel.
German Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer dismissed opposition calls for new winter-tyre regulations, accusing the Social Democratic Party and the Greens of opportunistically changing their position.
Spanish police have detained 25 people suspected of taking part in a 10-million-euro fraud scheme that targeted German owners of timeshare holiday properties on Spain's Canary Islands, the interior ministry said Friday.
As many as 120 flights have already been cancelled at Frankfurt airport on Saturday as blizzard conditions continue throughout Germany. An airport spokesman described the atmosphere as "very tense."
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday for the first time that German troops were fighting a war in Afghanistan, as she addressed them on a surprise visit to the country.