Daimler boss predicts auto boom

Daimler boss predicts auto boom

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.

Bribery scandal hits Foreign Ministry

Bribery scandal hits Foreign Ministry

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.

Transport minister rules out new winter-tyre laws

Transport minister rules out new winter-tyre laws

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 bust timeshare con targeting Germans

Spanish police bust timeshare con targeting Germans

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.

Thousands stuck at Frankfurt airport

Thousands stuck at Frankfurt airport

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."

Merkel makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

Merkel makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

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.