Daimler unveils Indian truck brand BharatBenz

Daimler unveils Indian truck brand BharatBenz

The German car and truck manufacturer Daimler unveiled on Thursday its fifth truck brand, BharatBenz, which is aimed at the fast-developing Indian market.

Fewer Germans consider children essential part of life

Fewer Germans consider children essential part of life

More Germans are deciding children are not necessary to having a fulfilling life, according to a survey published this week.

Police officer suspended following Stasi informant allegations

Police officer suspended following Stasi informant allegations

A Cottbus police spokesman was suspended from his duties Thursday following allegations he worked as an informant for the Stasi, East Germany’s feared secret police.

Neo-Nazis and leftists clash at assault trial

Neo-Nazis and leftists clash at assault trial

Right-wing extremists and leftists clashed in a Nuremberg courtroom on Thursday, spurring the judge to clear the hall in order to continue a trial against a neo-Nazi charged with beating a teenage boy so severely that he remains permanently disabled.

Daimler reportedly wants to sell EADS stake to government

Daimler reportedly wants to sell EADS stake to government

Automaker Daimler wants to sell half of its remaining 15 percent stake in the aerospace and defence group EADS to the German government, the Financial Times Deutschland said Thursday.

The education of Dr. Googleberg

The education of Dr. Googleberg

With Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg under suspicion of plagiarizing parts of his doctoral dissertation, ZEIT ONLINE’s Dagny Lüdemann wonders whether the incident is a symptom of a broader malaise at German universities.

Failure to buckle-up on planes grounds for removal

Failure to buckle-up on planes grounds for removal

Airline captains have the right to kick passengers off of their planes for refusing to wear seatbelts at takeoff, according to a German court verdict published Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: February 17 – 23

What’s on in Germany: February 17 – 23

This Week's Highlights: Frankfurt gets surreal, an English troupe takes on Woody Allen in Hamburg, and a Munich museum invites you to play.

‘Germans are fixated on earning titles’

‘Germans are fixated on earning titles’

Accusations Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg plagiarized his doctoral thesis highlights Germany's unhealthy obsession with academic titles, anti-cheating expert Prof. Debora Weber-Wulff told The Local.

Activists injured in nuclear waste train blockades overnight

Activists injured in nuclear waste train blockades overnight

A number of anti-nuclear activists were injured overnight while trying to block a radioactive waste transport to Lubmin, but the train arrived safely on Thursday morning, authorities said.

Guttenberg on surprise trip to Afghanistan

Guttenberg on surprise trip to Afghanistan

Embattled Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg made a surprise visit to German troops in Afghanistan on Thursday as accusations that he plagiarized parts of his PhD dissertation continued to emerge.

Daring Nazi comedy applauded at Berlin film festival

Daring Nazi comedy applauded at Berlin film festival

An Austrian "Nazi satire" about a Jewish man who dons the uniform of an SS officer to save himself and his mother from the Holocaust was surprisingly well-received Wednesday at the Berlin film festival.