More government politicians have come out in support of overturning the reduction in sales tax on hotel stays. The tax has received considerable criticism from economic experts, party members and the opposition.
A regional train collided with a snow-clearing vehicle in Lübeck in the state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, in a weekend of traffic chaos caused by snowstorms across northern Germany.
Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly got poor grades in her obligatory Marxism-Leninism course during her doctoral studies in communist East Germany.
A derailed train outside Gothenburg in western Sweden is causing long delays in and out of the city.
The Swedish Met Office (SMHI) has issued a weather warning for mountainous northern areas and says extreme cold and snowy weather conditions will continue next week.
Greece has the "full support" of Germany and other European Union peers as it struggles to beat back a mountain of debt and a runaway public deficit, Germany's foreign minister told a Greek daily Sunday.
Media reports of a sex ring link to a former police chief suspected of rape and plotting to rape minors are untrue, according to the police officer leading the investigation.
Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle was riled at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Saturday when Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg had breakfast with 20 economic leaders.
A 26-year-old man was shot dead in Malmö in southern Sweden early on Sunday morning.
An ice-hockey referee died on Saturday when he was hit by a puck during a game.
Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal said his side's 3-0 win over Mainz on Saturday was their best home performance of the season as the giants went back to the top of the German league.