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End of an era: KLM is saying goodbye to the Fokker aircraft, after 97 years of service. On Sunday, a special Fokker monument will be unveiled  at Schiphol-Oost at about 10am

KLM will be retiring the workhorse of their fleet this weekend in Amsterdam after 97 years of faithful service. The back bone of the short-haul fleet (...)

Air Berlin told staff they would not all find jobs with the potential buyers of its assets and they should start looking for jobs. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Flights operated by insolvent German carrier Air Berlin will end by October 28th at the latest, it said on Monday, urging staff to seek jobs elsewhere(...)

Fritz Joussen, chief executive of TUI AG. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

TUI AG wants to safeguard the jobs of 700 of its employees who work aircraft leased to ailing Air Berlin and isn’t interested in rescuing the insolven(...)

Britain’s goodbye to fossil-fuel cars by 2040 could boost the need for dirtier natural gas-powered stations. The government’s goal to replace petrol(...)

Members of the fire service rescue people from cable car gondolas, in Cologne. Photograph: Rainer Jensen/dpa via AP

Up to 76 people were rescued from cable cars suspended over the river Rhine in Cologne on Sunday afternoon after a gondola crashed into a support pill(...)

Underpass in Stuttgart, Germany: The city’s administrative court has ruled that no measures to improve air quality were as effective as outright bans on diesel vehicles, “and that includes so-called retrofit solutions”. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA

Stuttgart prides itself as the home of the Daimler car company and the internal combustion engine created by the company’s founders. But now the sout(...)

Lufthansa announced recently that it is to add a fourth daily service on its Dublin to Frankfurt route this winter. Photograph: Getty Images

Lufthansa numbers flying up The Lufthansa group of airlines, which also includes Swiss, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and German Wings, is reporting an(...)

Crossing the line to finish second on stage five. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Skin in the game Stage 1, July 1st: Düsseldorf (Germany) to Düsseldorf, 14km time trial It had been 30 years since the Tour last started in Germany, (...)

 Team Sky rider Chris Froome: “My hunger to win hasn’t got any less but the challenge is bigger this year because the level of my rivals is higher.” Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Reuters

He was the dominant winner in 2013, 2015 and 2016 but, this time around, Chris Froome starts the Tour de France knowing things could be more difficult(...)

Büsingen, Germany’s one and only enclave, surrounded on all sides by Switzerland.

The trout floats motionless in the pristine, glittering river, unaware that it is a Swiss fish in German waters. The fish is similarly oblivious to be(...)

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