German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday strongly condemned the suicide bombing in Pakistan that killed more than 50 people and injured seven Germans.
With Germans wondering how employees at the KfW bank came to sink over €300 million ($500 million) into Lehman Brothers just hours before the Wall Street firm collapsed, one paper has gone straight to the source.
The Swedish government has promised to cut the cost of subscribing to unemployment insurance funds (A-kassa). Those on parental leave, sick leave or currently unemployed will also be allowed to join.
Some inspired golf from Swedish golfer Robert Karlsson was insufficient to claw back the deficit in the Ryder Cup on Saturday. At the end of the fourballs the USA led Europe by 9-7.
A German film taking a new look at the bloody legacy of the Baader Meinhof Gang will open this week, aiming to blot out the "terrorist chic" image of the 1970s urban guerrilla outfit.
A German national and his Somali wife were kidnapped by gunmen in the northern Somali breakaway state of Puntland, according to local officials.
The daughter to a 65-year-old man found dead in a house in Karlstad on Saturday has admitted that she suffocated her father to death. The woman has been held on suspicion of murder with an alternative charge of manslaughter.
Sweden's electorate expects the Alliance government to lose the next general election, a new poll indicates. Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt remains the most capable government leader, however.
Over 10,000 people joined a march against globalization and environmental destruction at the European Social Forum in Malmö on Saturday. The march passed off without incident.
There's no dress code at Oktoberfest, but the pressure for women to make a fashion statement via their choice of dirndl is great. One prominent female visitor though, has spawned “dirndl-gate” by rejecting the garment in favour of a more modest jacket.