Germany's insurance giant Allianz foresees a massive recovery for the country's economy this year, with growth exceeding official forecasts and unemployment rising only marginally, a report said Friday.
Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann has declared his intention to continue having the Bavarian Left party observed by Germany's constitutional protection office.
Germany's vice-chancellor and leader of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) Guido Westerwelle has declared himself against the introduction of new anti-terrorism laws, following a sharpening of airport security throughout Germany.
Left-wing extremists erected a street barricade in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg on New Year's Eve, while around 180 others gathered around a police remand centre and smashed its gate.
Frosty temperatures and thick snow did not stop a million people from taking to the streets of Berlin to celebrate the start of 2010 on New Year's Eve.
Bayern Munich's Italian World Cup winner Luca Toni is being lent to Serie A club AS Roma for the rest of the season, the German football giants have announced.