Sweden Democrat candidates savour victory as the party enters parliament for the first time, writes AFP's Igor Gedilaghine.
Sweden's ruling centre-right coalition was re-elected in Sunday's election, but fell short of a majority, near final results showed, as the far-right was seen entering a key position in a hung parliament.
Four people died and a police officer was seriously wounded on Sunday after an explosion and a shootout that ended at a hospital in the southwestern German town of Lörrach.
Swedish voters narrowly re-elected the governing centre-right Alliance coalition, but stopped short of giving it another majority, while the far-right Sweden Democrats were voted into parliament for the first time.
Stockholm's heavily immigrant suburb Rinkeby was busy on Sunday as campaigners warned voters about the possible consequences of a strong showing of Sweden's far-right Sweden Democrats.
Google is facing fierce opposition to its Street View service in Germany with hundreds of thousands opting out, Der Spiegel news weekly reported in its latest issue.
Sweden's government came under heavy fire this week for its sick leave reforms after a 55-year-old woman suffering from a rare disfigurement syndrome had her sickness benefits withdrawn.
A Thuringian Red Cross association won the honour of being Germany's best life-savers in an all-German Red Cross competition held on Saturday in their hometown of Sondershausen.
The German army intends to withdraw its six Tornado combat aircraft from Afghanistan, it was reported Saturday. The personnel resources are to be invested in training Afghan security forces instead.
A forensic medical report has contradicted claims by a Sweden Democrat politician that he was attacked in his home by two masked men who carved a swastika into his forehead.
Both the federal and state German governments received a healthy increase in tax revenue in August, a report in newspaper Bild said Saturday. This has been received as another sign of the country's economic recovery.
The police cleared the camp of those protesting against the railway station building project known as Stuttgart 21 on Sunday morning. Tens of thousands gathered on Saturday again to demonstrate against the plans.
A handful of tattered photos are all that remain of Mozambican Anacleto Amade's two years in East Germany, where he worked in the 1980s under a labour scheme between the then-communist allies.
Dark horses Mainz went top of the Bundesliga on Saturday after they shocked Champions League side Werder Bremen 2-0, while champions Bayern Munich were held to a goalless draw by Cologne.
Sweden's centre-right government is being tipped to stay in power when voters go to the polls on Sunday, though the opposition has made late gains ahead of an election that could also see the political landscape reshaped by the far-right Sweden Democrats.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is not obliged to remain in Sweden as there is no arrest warrant against him, his lawyer said on Saturday. Prosecutors are however continuing to investigate rape allegations against the Australian.
Jimmie Åkesson, leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats, attempted to pin his 99 election proposals to the door of the Swedish parliament on Saturday in a stunt aimed at highlighting the main parties' refusal to debate with him.