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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.