Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble intends to ban short selling without first borrowing security, in a bid to rein in stock market speculation.
Jörgen Brink and Susanne Nyström of Sweden won the respective men's and women's events in the annual 90 kilometre Vasaloppet ski race on Sunday.
German police said Sunday they were hunting a masked, machete-wielding gang that staged a brazen raid on a high stakes poker tournament at one of Berlin's swankiest hotels, but had no "hot leads."
Education Minister Annette Schavan used International Women's Day on Monday as an opportunity to demand equal opportunities for women, following an EU report that Germany has one of the biggest gender pay gaps in Europe.
The number of German workers suffering from the psychological problem known as the "burnout syndrome" has increased significantly, according to a new expert report.
Angela Merkel's proposal to pep up welfare handouts for children with non-cash benefits has been heavily criticised by Social Democratic leader Sigmar Gabriel.
The government is reportedly opposed to a plan from the Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) to reduce defense spending by 800 million kronor ($112 million).
Goalkeeper Hans-Jörg Butt admitted he was to blame as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich needed a second-half equaliser to take a point from Saturday's 1-1 draw with Cologne.
Although spring officially got underway a few days ago, there are few signs of it in Sweden. Snow lay deep across the land, while in the Baltic Sea, ferry traffic was snarled. Nearly 20 ships were stuck in the ice off the Swedish coast early Saturday. Ice breakers were dispatched.
At least 26,000 Iraqis living in Sweden cast their absentee ballots at the weekend, ahead of the Iraqi general elections on Sunday. Some 80,000 Iraqis live in Sweden.
The June wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling won’t come cheap. So far, total costs of 80 million kronor ($11.4 million) have come to light, reports public broadcaster Sveriges Radio.