Stuttgart to issue bans on high-polluting diesel vehicles from 2018

Most diesel vehicles will be banned from roads in the southern German city of Stuttgart during times of heavy pollution, a bid to clean up the city's air, the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg decided Tuesday.

Fired Audi engineer says he was 'sacrificed' for emissions scandal

A fired Audi engineer was "sacrificed" amid the ongoing VW group diesel emissions scandal, his lawyer claimed in court on Tuesday as he contested his client's dismissal.

Stuttgart, "smog capital" of Germany, issues its first alert for 2017

The south-western German city of Stuttgart issued its first air pollution alert of the new year on Monday as a wave of haze settled over the area called the country's "smog capital."

Direct flights between Osijek and Stuttgart to start as of May 2017

Executives of Osijek Airport and German low-cost airline Eurowings on Wednesday signed an agreement to launch direct passenger flights between the eastern Croatian city of Osijek and the southwestern German city of Stuttgart as of May 2017.

About 2 million music discs, albums seized in German piracy bust

Around 2 millions CDs, DVDs and vinyl albums were seized in a recent bust against pirated media, German authorities confirmed Thursday, calling it the biggest blow to the illegal industry in decades.

Five injured in migrant home fire in southern Germany

Five people have been taken to hospital with complications resulting from smoke inhalation after a migrant home was deliberately set on fire in southern Germany on Saturday.

VW trades blame with suppliers in row affecting almost 28,000 workers

A dispute between Volkswagen and two of its parts suppliers has ground the carmaker's production of flagship brands to a halt, affecting the working hours of almost 28,000 employees, according to a statement released Monday.

Clogged toilet leads to massive bar fight in south-western Germany

What started with a clogged toilet at a bar in south-western Germany led to a massive punch-up involving 30 people Saturday night that had to be broken up, a police statement said.

Federer return rained off in Stuttgart

A massive rainstorm left Roger Federer's return to tennis hanging, with the Swiss player and American teenager Taylor Fritz halted at 4-3 on Wednesday in their second-round match at the Mercedes Cup.

Sharapova handed two-year ban for failed drugs test; plans to appeal

Five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova was Wednesday banned from tennis for two years after testing positive for a newly banned substance.

Kvitova finally wins again in Stuttgart, with new coach

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova routed American teenager Louisa Chirico 6-0, 6-0 in the first round on Tuesday for her first victory at the Porsche Grand Prix in three years.

Study links economic growth in Germany to drop in cash-in-hand work

Black market employers have taken a hit from Germany's booming job market, with more legal work available to those previously in untaxed, cash-in-hand jobs, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Hand grenade hurled at refugee shelter in southern Germany

Bomb disposal experts were called out to a refugee shelter in south-western Germany in the early hours of Friday after thugs hurled a hand grenade onto the grounds of the building.

Germany's most polluted city calls on residents to leave cars at home

The south-western German city of Stuttgart has called on residents to leave their cars at home indefinitely to reduce harmful air pollution levels that have fallen foul of EU standards for years.