BERLIN (Reuters) – Volkswagen will offer incentives to drivers of older diesel models of its five main passenger-car brands to switch to cleaner vehicles in a bid to help cut pollution, it said.
A former Nazi guard known as the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz” is declared fit enough to go to prison. German prosecutors rejected a defense application by Oskar Groening’s lawyers for a pardon on serving a four year sentence. They say doctors consider the 96-year-old able enough to serve his time if there’s necessary medical care.
By Jonathan Cable
BERLIN (Reuters) – A strong economy and higher tax take drove Germany’s overall debt down by 0.7 percent in 2016, data showed on Thursday, keeping Europe’s biggest economy on track to bring debt below