German federal police officials (BKA) have warned in a secret report that the Lebanese-based Hezbollah movement has the capacity to undertake damaging attacks in Germany, the news magazine Focus reported Saturday.
The militia had the logistics "to carry out wide-scale attacks on physical and human targets," the weekly said in a report released ahead of publication.
The BKA is reported to number Hezbollah supporters in Germany at around 900.
Focus pointed to the case of a 29-year-old medical student at Germany's Goettingen University, who was detained in Israel last month.
It reported the man was suspected of making contact with Hezbollah supporters in Germany and of having received $20,000 (13,333 euros) for espionage work.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned that global growth will remain sluggish. The agency reported a slowdown in emerging economies that would undercut gains in Europe and the US.
The ECB has published a manual with instructions for inspectors reviewing the asset quality of products of the eurozone's biggest lenders. The central bank is to take over banking supervision in November of this year.
Last year, the German luxury automaker Audi sold more cars than ever before in company history. That record did not, however, translate into a higher profit as price cuts and development costs weighed heavily.