Firms training dropouts to fill labour gap

Firms training dropouts to fill labour gap

German companies, struggling to find enough apprentices, are providing professional training to over-50's and school dropouts to fill their growing personnel gaps, a newspaper report said on Sunday.

Six out of seven shops sell mouldy strawberries

Six out of seven shops sell mouldy strawberries

Supermarkets and discount chains apparently often sell strawberries that are rotten and moldy and shouldn’t be legally sold, the consumer magazine report “Market” from the NDR public television station reports.

Löw: I’m favouring the Bavarians

Löw: I’m favouring the Bavarians

German national football coach Joachim Löw said Sunday he will rely more on Bayern Munich players than those from champions Dortmund for Euro 2012 - because the Bavarians have more international experience.

VW to focus on China, heavy vehicles

VW to focus on China, heavy vehicles

Volkswagen, Europe's leading automotive group, announced on Saturday a shake-up to increase its focus on the Chinese market and strengthen its heavy truck and bus sector.

Germany ‘aided Israel’s nuclear ambitions’

Germany ‘aided Israel’s nuclear ambitions’

The Israeli government has outfitted three submarines built by a German shipyard and largely paid for by German taxpayers with cruise missiles carrying nuclear warheads, a news report published on Sunday revealed.

Socialist Left party finally elects leadership

Socialist Left party finally elects leadership

After an extremely contentious day in which leading German Left party politicians said the socialist party risks destroying itself, the rank and file finally chose a new leadership on Saturday.