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Adidas seeks criminal probe into Reebok India irregularities


German sportswear giant Adidas has petitioned the Indian law enforcement authorities to open a criminal investigation into alleged financial irregularities uncovered in its Indian arm Reebok India.


In 2011, German police only fired 85 bullets


According to Germany's Der Spiegel, police in Germany fired a total of just 85 bullets against people in 2011.

Out of these - 49 were warning shots and 36 were aimed rounds fired at suspects. 15 per

Puma pins hopes on mega sports year 2012 as profits dip


The German sportswear giant Puma said on Wednesday that it had high hopes for this Olympic year despite posting disappointing profits for the first quarter due to sluggish spending in crisis-hit Europ

VW's Audi buys Ducati to expand brand portfolio


Volkswagen's Audi division said it agreed to buy Italian motorcycle maker Ducati, adding a 12th brand to the German auto maker's portfolio of passenger cars, trucks and ultra-luxury vehicles.

The 20-

German gynaecologist took nude pictures of patients

A German gynaecologist is being investigated for allegedly having a stash of 35,000 photographs and several videos of naked patients, a report said on Saturday.

Medical assistants alerted the authori

German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz sales soar


German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz sustained a strong sales momentum into the first quarter of the new year, as it posted in March its strongest single-monthly sales record ever, a company official

Father of Porsche's iconic 911, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, dead at 76


The designer of Porsche's iconic 911 sportscar, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, died on Thursday at the age of 76 in the Austrian city of Salzburg, the German company said.

The grandson of the luxury au

East German rights activist Gauck elected president


Activist pastor Joachim Gauck became German president by an overwhelming majority Sunday, marking the first time a candidate from the former communist east will serve as head of state.

Gauck claimed

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on unannounced visit to Afghanistan


German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived on Monday in Afghanistan on a previously unannounced visit to troops stationed at Mazar-i-Sharif, a spokesman said.

Merkel had wanted to visit Kunduz but had t

Eurozone finance ministers release 35 billion euro for Greece


Eurozone finance ministers have released 35 billion euro from the second bailout package for debt-ridden Greece shortly after the government in Athens reached a landmark deal with private creditors on

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