The Bavarian sister party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives suffered a drubbing in a state election Sunday that will cost the Christian Social Union its decades-old absolute majority.
Police have confirmed that the 35-year-old man stabbed to death in Helsingborg on Friday evening was a member of the Pentecostalist church. No one had by midday Sunday been arrested for the murder.
Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie was delighted to put his recent calf injury behind him to break his own world record on Sunday at the Berlin marathon for the second consecutive year in the German capital.
The warm late summer weather contributed to record crowds as Kivik's apple market opened on Saturday. The centre piece of the market was an artwork entirely from apples made by local artist Emma Karp Lundström.
Ivrfan Hadzahmetovic from Hässleholm in southern Sweden couldn't believe his luck on Friday when he went salmon fishing for the first time. He hooked a fish weighing some 14.2 kilograms.
Areas of northern Sweden were hit by strong winds and storm conditions on Sunday morning. Meteorological agency SMHI forecasts continued stormy weather on Sunday.
Bavarians went to the polls in state elections Sunday that could see the conservatives lose their decades-old absolute majority and spell trouble for German Chancellor Angela Merkel at national level.
A body, thought to be that of 20-year-old Nathalie Johansen, was found buried near a farm in Herrljunga in western Sweden on Saturday. Her 21-year-old boyfriend has been arrested.
The partial privatization of Germany's rail operator Deutsche Bahn should bring in €4.5 billion - far less than estimated by the government - according to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.
Two Somali-born terror suspects arrested on a KLM aircraft at Cologne-Bonn airport in west Germany were "planning an imminent attack," state prosecutors said late on Saturday.
After years of pressing for tighter financial regulation German politicians got a bad case of schadenfreude and "I told you so" last week as US financial system grappled with the biggest crisis since the Great Depression.