Porsche guarantees 9,000 jobs in Germany

Porsche guarantees 9,000 jobs in Germany

German luxury sports car maker Porsche said Wednesday it would guarantee the jobs of 9,000 workers at three domestic sites until 2015.

Berlin and Paris aim to block voting rights for EU deficit offenders

Berlin and Paris aim to block voting rights for EU deficit offenders

France and Germany said on Wednesday they want to suspend voting rights of EU member states which run up excessive deficits and to impose financial sanctions on them.

Combing through Quedlinburg’s charms

Combing through Quedlinburg’s charms

As UNESCO cultural heritage sites go, charming Quedlinburg in Germany’s Harz region is more cheese cake and mediaeval feminism than baroque masterpieces – and that suits Hannah Cleaver just fine.

Victims of train AC meltdown paid €500

Victims of train AC meltdown paid €500

Germany's national rail operator Deutsche Bahn announced Wednesday that it would compensate victims of a horrific air-conditioning failure on a high-speed train during one of the hottest days of the year with €500 for their suffering.

Court allows surveillance of leftist politicians

Court allows surveillance of leftist politicians

A German federal court on Wednesday ruled the country's domestic intelligence services can keep tabs on members the socialist Left party using publicly available information.

Nowitzki pulls out of world basketball championships

Nowitzki pulls out of world basketball championships

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has opted out of playing for Germany in next month's world championships in Turkey in order to focus on preparing with his club for the new NBA season.

Police investigate sexual abuse at summer camp

Police investigate sexual abuse at summer camp

Police in the northern German city of Osnabrück said on Wednesday they were investigating allegations of sexual abuse among youths at a summer camp on the Dutch island of Ameland.

Merkel’s coalition hits all-time low in poll

Merkel’s coalition hits all-time low in poll

Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition government has reached catastrophic levels, dipping on Wednesday to the lowest level ever measured for a poll that has been conducted for more than 20 years.

Experts find security problems in new De-Mail service

Experts find security problems in new De-Mail service

Experts cited serious security risks on Wednesday in Germany’s new De-Mail system, which is set to let users send official letters and documents over the internet starting next year.

Major review of family benefits planned

Major review of family benefits planned

The German government plans to conduct a sweeping review of its family policies and benefits to see whether they have been effective, Family Minister Kristina Schröder said on Wednesday.

‘I rooted for Germany,’ David Cameron confesses

‘I rooted for Germany,’ David Cameron confesses

British Prime Minister David Cameron made a soul-searing confession before the eyes of the world on Tuesday - that he had cheered for Germany after they vanquished England at the World Cup.