Major cities in Germany can ban heavily-polluting diesel cars, a top German court rules

Big cities in Germany have been given the green light to ban heavily-polluting diesel cars.

The country’s highest federal administrative court made the ruling on Tuesday morning, likely to be a major blow to Europe’s largest car market.

The decision comes after German states had appealed against bans imposed by local courts in Stuttgart and Duesseldorf.

Those cases were brought by environmentalists concerned about poor air quality..