Chinese car maker Zhejiang Geely Holding has signed a deal to buy Sweden's Volvo Cars from US auto maker Ford.
Deutsche Bahn has won a contract to build a rail network in the United Arab Emirates, signing a memorandum of understanding on Sunday in Abu Dhabi.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel flies into Turkey on Monday for a delicate two-day visit against a backdrop of profound differences with its leaders over its limping EU accession bid.
Peace has returned to the small community of Klippan in southern Sweden after a 25-year fired up his chainsaw and chased unsuspecting passers-by down the street last weekend, threatening to kill them.
A court has ordered the return of more than €230 million which was smuggled out of Eastern Germany during the financial chaos of the early 1990s and laundered in an Austrian bank.
The takeover of Volvo by Zhejiang Geely Holding looks set to go ahead on Sunday as unions linked to the Swedish car maker agreed to the Chinese company's purchase.
Thousands of culture fans from across the country took to the streets in Wuppertal at the weekend to demonstrate their support for the Schauspielhaus theatre there which is threatened with closure.
Sweden's prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has added his voice to the outcry over the treatment of a 14-year-old girl shunned by her village community after being raped in a school toilet.
Nearly the entire board of the Odenwaldschule progressive boarding school in Hesse have resigned following the exposure of a long-neglected history of child sex abuse there.
Sweden's centre-right government has indicated it will include tax cuts for pensioners to the tune of five billion kronor ($688 million) in its impending spring budget.
A national lottery contestant in Helsingborg in southern Sweden hit the jackpot on Saturday evening with a record 214.6 million kronor ($29.5 million) win.
The government is preparing to allow a number of Guantanamo Bay prisoners to settle in Germany as the US slowly closes the jail in Cuba and releases those held there not considered a threat.