Qatar reportedly offering €7 billion for Porsche stake

Qatar reportedly offering €7 billion for Porsche stake

The Gulf emirate of Qatar has offered €7 billion ($9.8 billion) for a stake in Porsche, which would allow the German luxury sports carmaker to clear a large part of its debts, a report said Saturday.

Webber grabs pole for German Grand Prix

Webber grabs pole for German Grand Prix

Australian Mark Webber grabbed the first pole position of his Formula One career Saturday when he outpaced all of his rivals in qualifying for Sunday's German Grand Prix.

Obama betting on Merkel election win

Obama betting on Merkel election win

US President Barack Obama told Chancellor Angela Merkel she had already won the coming general election, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

Key CDU scandal figure Schreiber likely to return to Germany

Key CDU scandal figure Schreiber likely to return to Germany

The extradition of weapons lobbyist Karlheinz Schrieber, wanted in connection with the political donations scandal which disgraced former Chancellor Helmut Kohl came a step closer on Friday.

Police officer investigated for punching suspect in the head

Police officer investigated for punching suspect in the head

A high-ranking policeman is under investigation after colleagues reported him for allegedly attacking a suspected fraudster who was being held in the police station cells.

Pensions promise provokes SPD disagreement

Pensions promise provokes SPD disagreement

Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has questioned a new law that guarantees pensions will not be reduced even if wage levels go down, saying pensioners today are doing better than ever before, and the younger generation needs help more.

Körting says Stasi checks not needed in Berlin

Körting says Stasi checks not needed in Berlin

Berlin’s state interior minister Erhart Körting says he does not want to see background checks made to root out workers in public services with an East German secret police (Stasi) background.

Steinmeier says coalition cramping election campaign

Steinmeier says coalition cramping election campaign

Challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel in September’s general election, Frank-Walter Steinmeier says their awkward power-sharing arrangement is cramping his ability to campaign against her.