Porsche reportedly set to dump Wiedeking

Porsche reportedly set to dump Wiedeking

Speculation mounted on Friday on whether embattled Porsche executive Wendelin Wiedeking would keep his job amid moves to merge the carmaker with Volkswagen.

Twenty-nine parties set for upcoming national ballot

Twenty-nine parties set for upcoming national ballot

German voters will be able to choose between a staggering 29 parties in this year’s national election on September 27, the federal election committee said on Friday.

Bundesliga clubs rake in record cash for jersey sponsorship

Bundesliga clubs rake in record cash for jersey sponsorship

Most German football fans lament their clubs can’t compete with Europe’s deep-pocketed teams on the pitch. But when it comes to jersey sponsorship money, the Bundesliga even beats leagues in England, Italy and Spain.

Belgian investor would cut 10,000 jobs at Opel

Belgian investor would cut 10,000 jobs at Opel

Belgian holding company RHJ International would slash almost 10,000 jobs if it takes over troubled German car maker Opel, executive director Leonhard Fischer said in an interview published on Friday.

Scientists find short-leg gene for dachshunds

Scientists find short-leg gene for dachshunds

Scientists from the US National Institutes for Health (NIH) announced this week they have discovered the gene that causes one of Germany’s iconic dog breeds, the dachshund, to have such short legs.

Berlin faces months of public transport chaos

Berlin faces months of public transport chaos

Berlin is facing months of public transport chaos, as the city’s S-Bahn commuter train network grapples with dramatic maintenance problems.

Teens set fire to sleeping drunk

Teens set fire to sleeping drunk

Two 14-year-olds have admitted to setting fire to an intoxicated 60-year-old man after robbing him in Eberswalde, police said.

Child care workers strike again in Stuttgart

Child care workers strike again in Stuttgart

Unions called a new round of strikes for some 2,000 public child care workers on Friday near Stuttgart, as a seventh round of wage negotiations with state employers has yet to achieve a breakthrough.

Lousy weekend weather on the way

Lousy weekend weather on the way

Don’t get too used to enjoying the summer, as the weather is set to take another turn for the worst over the weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.

Artist’s lawn gnome Hitler salute sparks investigation

Artist’s lawn gnome Hitler salute sparks investigation

German prosecutors said Thursday they had launched an enquiry into whether a garden gnome with its right arm raised in a Hitler salute in a Nuremberg art gallery is against the law.

BMW heiress blackmailed for third time over sex videos

BMW heiress blackmailed for third time over sex videos

Munich police confirmed on Friday that they are investigating a third case of sexual blackmail against BMW heiress Susanne Klatten after three men tried to filch some €800,000 from the 46-year-old for a sex tape.