Allianz predicts economic boom in 2010

Allianz predicts economic boom in 2010

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 wants Left party watched

Bavarian interior minister wants Left party watched

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann has declared his intention to continue having the Bavarian Left party observed by Germany's constitutional protection office.

Westerwelle against new anti-terrorist laws

Westerwelle against new anti-terrorist laws

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 violence on streets of Hamburg

Left-wing violence on streets of Hamburg

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.

Nearly a million celebrate New Year in Berlin

Nearly a million celebrate New Year in Berlin

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.

Troubled Toni returns to Italy

Troubled Toni returns to Italy

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.