Foreign drivers will face a toll charge for using the German autobahns from 2016 under the new law.

The German government introduced a controversial road toll on Thursday which will force foreign car drivers to pay up to €130 a year for using German(...)

Joerg Handwerg, spokesman for Vereinigung Cockpit, the union for pilots of German air carrier Lufthansa,  in front of a flight schedule board showing mainly cancelled Lufthansa flights at Fraport airport in Frankfurt this morning. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

German airline Lufthansa says it has cancelled almost 900 domestic and international flights on the first day of a three-day strike by the pilo(...)

Press conferences of Germany’s economic advisory council are usually a sober affair. The group’s official German name, the Sachverständigenrat, is suc(...)

Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union, Horst Seehofer (left), leader of the Christian Social Union, with German transport minister Peter Ramsauer following preliminary talks with the SPD in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Germany has moved one step closer to another grand coalition government after the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Social Democratic Party (SPD) a(...)

Peter Altmaier (left) a close confidante of chancellor Angela Merkel, urged the CDU not to alienate the conservative end of the political spectrum by chasing the urban floating voters in the political centre. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

German environment minister Peter Altmaier has urged his ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to court its conservative voter base rather than c(...)