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German president OKs gay marriage law, takes effect in fall

2017-07-21 22:17

Germany's president has signed legislation legalising gay marriage, paving the way for it to take effect this autumn.

Daimler to recall 3 million diesel-powered cars

2017-07-18 21:50

German luxury car maker Daimler, which is being investigated for alleged emissions cheating, announced a voluntary recall of more than three million Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in Europe.

Wolff wants Hamilton to stay at Mercedes

2017-07-18 10:44

Toto Wolff says he is pushing Lewis Hamilton to commit to Mercedes beyond 2018.

German fighter jets help Korean plane make emergency landing

2017-07-16 14:26

Two German air force jets were deployed late Saturday to escort and help a Korean plane land in Stuttgart after it lost contact with air traffic controllers.

Merkel, Macron put defence at heart of blooming ties

2017-07-13 22:22

France and Germany have agreed to begin work on a joint fighter jet, a major advance in their relations designed to underline their united front in the face of fracturing Western relations.

Merkel open to creating eurozone budget, finance minister

2017-07-13 18:02

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is open to the creation of a finance minister and budget for the eurozone as proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Macron hosts Merkel to explore grand bargain for EU reform

2017-07-13 13:37

Germany wants France to make its economy more competitive and respect European budget rules. France wants Germany to help out on defence.

Outrage as Macron says 'Africa's main problem is 7-8 children per woman'

2017-07-13 11:26

France's newly elected President Emmanuel Macron has come under fire following his controversial remarks regarding Africa and African women at the just ended G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Audi debuts SA-bound A8: All you need to know about the next-gen flagship

2017-07-12 10:17

The fourth-generation A8 has made its world debut at the Audi Summit in Barcelona.

Emissions scandal: Investigators target Porsche

2017-07-11 07:17

Investigators in Germany said they are probing Porsche employees over emissions cheating.

 

Namibia genocide victims battle for compensation

2017-07-21 16:59

On a thin strip of land at the bay of Luederitz in southern Namibia are dozens of gravestones bearing the names of each German soldier killed during a largely forgotten colonial war.

G20 riots caused up to $13.8m insurance damage - Germany

2017-07-18 19:26

A group representing German insurers has said the rioting that accompanied the Group of 20 (G20) summit earlier this month could cost insurance companies up to $13.8m.

Emissions probe: Authorities to investigate Daimler

2017-07-17 07:30

The German Transport Ministry says the country's motor transport authority will examine cars made by Daimler amid an investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emissions controls.

Gilt, guns and flattery: Macron woos Trump

2017-07-14 16:53

With a military parade on the Champs-Elysees and a gilded tour of France's most storied monuments, President Emmanuel Macron has turned on the charm as he positioned himself as the indispensable intermediary between Europe and Donald Trump.

Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars - report

2017-07-13 19:28

German luxury automaker Daimler manipulated the engines of about one million diesel vehicles to make them appear less polluting, reports German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

Merkel says must talk to Trump despite differences

2017-07-13 17:08

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it's important to keep talking with President Donald Trump even where there are clear differences.

This is how many cars Porsche SA sold in 2017 so far

2017-07-13 12:04

Porsche could be set for another record year as it has sold more than 120 000 models in 2017. But what about local sales? We list Porsche SA's top-selling models so far this year.

Yacht explodes in Germany

2017-07-12 17:22

Police in Germany say 12 firefighters and one police officer have been injured when a yacht exploded in a port in the west German town of Minden.

Record sales for Porsche: More than 126 000 sold so far in 2017

2017-07-11 12:45

With 126 497 vehicles sold in the first six months, Porsche could be set for another record year in 2017.

F4 driver narrowly avoids SUV on track, fined €20 000 for posting video

2017-07-10 09:07

ADAC Formula 4 racer, Sophia Floersh, has been fined the equivalent of R300 000 for sharing a video of her near-crash. She narrowly avoided an SUV on track...

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