Brussels forces VW to delay MAN plans

Brussels forces VW to delay MAN plans

Volkswagen bowed to European Union pressure on Monday and delayed its bid to take effective control of the board of truckmaker MAN amid EU antitrust concerns.

Dresden police chief steps down over phone sweep scandal

Dresden police chief steps down over phone sweep scandal

Dresden’s police chief has been forced out of his job after it emerged that police collected a massive amount of data from mobile phones during February anti-fascist demonstrations that left more than 100 officers injured.

Hot, humid weather to give way to mid-week rain

Hot, humid weather to give way to mid-week rain

Sunshine will heat up most of Germany on Monday and Tuesday, but noticeably cooler and potentially stormy conditions are in store for the latter half of the week, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Monday.

Company fights espionage by putting cell phones in biscuit tins

Company fights espionage by putting cell phones in biscuit tins

A German chemicals company said on Monday its managers have begun keeping their mobile phones in biscuit tins during meetings in order to guard against industrial espionage.

Lawmakers push to boost rate of organ donation

Lawmakers push to boost rate of organ donation

Every person in Germany would be actively asked if they want to be an organ donor under plans being drafted by lawmakers to boost the rate of donation.

Family firms blast Merkel over debt crisis

Family firms blast Merkel over debt crisis

A coalition of 100 family businesses has issued a “Berlin declaration” slamming the Merkel government’s handling of the debt crisis and demanding that serious debt sinners such as Greece be thrown out of the union.

Bodenfelde child-killer gets life sentence

Bodenfelde child-killer gets life sentence

The 26-year-old man who killed two teenagers and cannibalized their bodies in Bodenfelde in Lower Saxony was sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday, with additional preventive detention that means he is likely never to be released.

China a challenge to German economy, Rösler says

China a challenge to German economy, Rösler says

As Chancellor Angela Merkel prepared to greet Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday, her coalition partner, Free Democrats leader Philipp Rösler, warned China posed a challenge as well as an opportunity to Germany.

Tax cuts only to help FDP, Steinmeier says

Tax cuts only to help FDP, Steinmeier says

The centre-left opposition accused Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday of trying to push through irresponsible tax cuts purely to give a leg up to her ailing pro-business coalition partners the Free Democratic Party (FDP).

Nervous Germany beats Canada in opener

Nervous Germany beats Canada in opener

Hosts and defending champions Germany got their women's World Cup campaign off to a flying start on Sunday as they beat Group A rivals Canada 2-1 at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.