Qatar reportedly offering €7 billion for Porsche stake
Germany

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
Germany

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
Germany

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
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
Germany

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
Germany

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.

Hungry thief unmasked by regurgitated pizza
Sweden

Hungry thief unmasked by regurgitated pizza

A man in southwestern Sweden has been connected to two home invasions after DNA connected him to vomited pizza and chewing gum found at the scene of the crime.

Körting says Stasi checks not needed in Berlin
Germany

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.

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Sweden

Suspected murder in central Jönköping

Police in Jönköping in central Sweden are investigating a potential murder in the city centre on Friday night.

‘Ferrari Swede’ mobster sentenced to prison
Sweden

‘Ferrari Swede’ mobster sentenced to prison

Stefan Eriksson, the former leader of the Uppsala Maffia who infamously crashed a rare Ferrari in California in 2006, was sentenced on Friday by the Uppsala District Court to 1.5 years in prison on Friday for making illegal threats, attempted blackmail, and robbery.

Da Costa murder probe officially laid to rest
Sweden

Da Costa murder probe officially laid to rest

Prosecutors have officially suspended the investigation into the murder of Catrine da Costa, who was found dismembered in 1984. The case is one of the modern famous cases in modern Swedish legal history.

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Sweden

Auction house accused of selling fake Warhols

Malmö gallery owner Per-Olov Börjeson has filed a police report claiming that auction house Lauritz.com has sold millions of kronor of fake Warhols to unsuspecting art collectors.

Steinmeier says coalition cramping election campaign
Germany

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.