German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt answers questions at a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday about developments in the Volkswagen scandal. Photograph: EPA/Saoeren Stache

Germany is to retest all Volkswagen car models to gauge their genuine emissions levels after new revelations from the carmaker six weeks into its bigg(...)

 Greenpeace protest signs outside the firm’s headquarters in Wolfsburg. Germany’s automotive watchdog has ordered Volkswagen to start a mandatory recall of 2.4 million affected cars at the start of 2016.

Germany has ordered the mandatory recall of 2.4 million Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat cars over the car group’s emission scandal. The mandatory re(...)

The biggest business crisis in Volkswagen’s 78-year history has wiped around third off its share price. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Volkswagen’s software used to cheat emissions tests was switched on in diesel vehicles in Europe, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Thursd(...)

VW is filing a criminal complaint with German prosecutors, seeking to identify those responsible for any illegal actions in connection with the scandal. Photograph: Rainer Jensen/EPA

Light commercial vehicles made by Volkswagen appear to be affected by the scandal over software used to cheat US emissions tests, according to Germany(...)

Volkswagen AG shares fell again on news of the widening scandal. Photograph: Bloomberg

Up to 80,000 Irish cars may be affected by the Volkswagen diesel scandal which continued to gather momentum on Thursday. German federal transport min(...)

New car sales statistics show nearly 80,000 new Audi, Skoda, Seat and VW cars were sold in Ireland with 1.2-litre, 1.6-litre, 2-litre diesels between 2009 and 2014.

Germany’s Volkswagen Group scandal continues to gather momentum after federal transport minister Alexander Dobrindt confirmed on Thursday that 2-lit(...)

Volkswagen’s escalating scandal over emissions-test cheating is beginning to ripple across the $10 trillion global corporate bond market.  Photograph: Bloomberg

Volkswagen’s diesel-cheating affair deepened as the European Union urged all 28-member countries to start their own investigations and the scandal thr(...)

Andreas Lubitz: Prosecutors have declined to confirm or deny the pilot was in treatment for depression. Photograph: Getty Images

Düsseldorf prosecutors say Germanwings first officer Andreas Lubitz crashed flight 9525 in the French Alps on Tuesday after hiding an illness from his(...)

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(...)