Volkwagen's head of US operations Michael Horn has confirmed to a Congressional subcommittee that he learned about a problem with emissions levels in VW cars long ago. But he said he wasn't aware of any defeat devices.
German prosecutors have conducted searches at VW''s headquarters in Wolfsburg and other locations.
Miriam Braun reports from Chattanooga, Tenessee, where Volkswagen is one of the biggest employers.
G20 finance ministers are meeting in Peru to discuss cracking down on tax-dodging multinationals. But advocates of global tax reform say their plans fall short on transparency and might even make things worse.
The German finance giant has warned of major losses for the past quarter. The bank blamed write-offs and legal costs in large part for the grim figures, to be announced at the end of the month.
The world's biggest social network says it is testing six new buttons to allow users to express a wider range of emotions than just 'like.' The announcement put to rest speculation a 'dislike' button was in the works.
Germany's leading economic research institutes have lowered their growth estimate for 2015, but expect the recovery to stay on track. Due to the ongoing influx of migrants, however, unemployment is set to rise.
If Germany is to integrate large numbers of low-skilled Middle Eastern, African and Asian refugees into its domestic job market it is going to need new concepts. Many fundamental changes are essential.
German exports recorded their largest month-on-month decline since the 2009 financial crisis, in a sign that Europe's economic powerhouse is facing growing risks from weakening demand from abroad.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde has warned of dire consequences if we fail to take action on climate change. She also advocated introducing a carbon tax to generate more funds to sponsor poorer countries' climate goals.
Global football star Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain, alongside his father, on three counts of tax fraud. Prosecutors have stated that the Argentinian was not aware of any wrongdoing over the payment of taxes.
The throw-away price for a pair of jeans may soon be a thing of the past. Thanks to a proposed fair-trade label, German consumers will soon be buying "ethical clothing" from Bangladesh. DW's Sanjiv Burman reports.
Environmental groups have become emboldened by their perceived triumph over Shell in the Arctic, in which they refined new tactics. What impact might this decision have on the future green movement in the United States?
Amid the ongoing influx of refugees, Angela Merkel has repeated her claim that "we will manage" the crisis. But DW's Marko Langer isn't convinced and wonders whom she actually meant by "we."
Lawyers in Australia are defending consumers in a class-action lawsuit against VW.
Deutsche Bank announces its greatest loss in history for the past quarter.
A communications satellite will make the internet available to sub-Saharan Africa.
Doing business in Cuba is not yet easy, but is getting there. A special free trade zone is a start.
The newly signed free-trade deal spans around 40 percent of the world's economy.
Tighter controls at intra-European borders are threatening the livelihoods of people who do business in more than one country. Truck drivers from Hungary are one group affected.
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After the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in 2013, Germany set up an initiative to improve working conditions in Bagladesh's clothing industry. DW explores how much progress has been made.
Thick underground cables to transmit wind-generated power across Germany have been endorsed by federal cabinet. The plans fit with Chancellor Angela Merkel's push for renewables ahead of the Paris UN climate summit.
Environmental group Greenpeace is exploring funding options to buy Vattenfall's lignite business in eastern Germany in a bid to scale back the operations put up for sale by the Swedish state-owned energy giant.
German Chancellor Merkel is heading to India. She and Prime Minister Modi will have enough to talk about: One topic will certainly be climate change. India is the world's third largest carbon emitter and is aiming to invest more in renewable energy.
A solar project in the western Indian state of Gujarat has brought electricity to even the remotest villages. The multi-million euro initiative is being seen as a model for similar projects across the country.
Greece has unveiled a draft budget for 2016 that sticks to the savings targets Athens agreed upon with its international creditors back in August. The country's economy isn't expected to return to growth until 2017.
Voters in Portugal are deciding on a new government, for the first time since the country left an EU bailout scheme. Despite years of austerity, pre-election surveys put the ruling conservatives slightly ahead.
The annual inflation rate in Europe's biggest economy slowed to zero in September, fueling fresh fears of deflation and adding pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) to provide further monetary stimulus.
EU finance ministers have done a great deal of thinking about the future of the eurozone. Greece, currency reforms and refugees were the buzzwords, but decisions will be made later. Bernd Riegert reports from Luxembourg.
Growth in the US auto market remained strong in September, driven by low fuel prices and interest rates. Volkswagen sales, however, rose only slightly as the carmaker's pollution scandal is taking its toll.
As Volkswagen scrambles to salvage its image in the wake of the emissions scandal, car buyers in Germany are rallying behind the country's biggest automaker, as DW reporter Peter Dahl has found out in Berlin.
The legendary muscle car maker has a new head. Oliver Blume takes over after Matthias Müller was tapped last week to right parent company VW's sinking ship. Meanwhile, the problems keep piling up for Volkswagen.
The auto industry is no stranger to legal trouble. Though companies normally reach financial settlements with US authorities, individuals at Volkswagen could face criminal charges. Spencer Kimball reports from Chicago.