WestLB expects profits but warns of job cuts

WestLB expects profits but warns of job cuts

The head of beleagured Düsseldorf-based bank WestLB said he expected it to turn a profit in 2010, based on figures that suggest the bank remained operative in 2009 without the need for restructuring.

Fleeing man drives car into house

Fleeing man drives car into house

A man being chased by the police drove his car into a house at full speed on Saturday night. Police found drug utensils on him.

Merkel plans major tour of US in April

Merkel plans major tour of US in April

Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning a long tour of the US in April in order to improve strained relations between the US and Europe, according to a magazine report. She will also attend a nuclear weapons security summit.

FDP wants unemployed to shovel snow

FDP wants unemployed to shovel snow

FDP boss and vice-chancellor Guido Westerwelle again sharpened his rhetoric against the unemployed on Sunday by declaring that those young and healthy enough should be forced to do community work.

Bayern’s winning streak comes to shock end

Bayern’s winning streak comes to shock end

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal said he was chasing trophies, not records, as the German giants' 13-game winning streak came to a shock end on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against local rivals Nuremberg.

Polanski and Turkish film win Berlinale prizes

Polanski and Turkish film win Berlinale prizes

The 60th Berlin Film Festival wrapped up Sunday after crowning Roman Polanski best director for the political thriller "The Ghost Writer" and giving the Golden Bear top prize to a Turkish family drama.