The centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) on Sunday regained power in Hamburg in a landslide election victory crushing Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
Sweden's top tennis star Robin Söderling overcame unseeded Croat Marin Cilic 6-7 (10/8), 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the Marseille Open on Sunday to claim his third tournament of the year.
Sweden's social affairs minister Göran Hägglund has demanded that the EU removes its ban against moist snuff or 'snus'.
The two German journalists freed from an Iranian prison after more than four months arrived in Berlin early on Sunday accompanied by Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
Three Germans have been found dead and a fourth is presumed to have perished after being caught in a snowstorm while skiing in Norway.
Police raided offices used by anti-fascists in Dresden on Saturday evening after violence erupted when demonstrators hindered three neo-Nazi marches through the city.
Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was awarded a medal at the weekend – the Order Against Dead Seriousness – by the Aachen carnival association at its gala event which is such a tradition that it will be broadcast on public television on Monday.
Swedish oil and energy firm Preem has announced the development of the "world's first" green diesel developed using residue from the Swedish forestry industry.
Swedish top seed Robin Söderling is set to meet unseeded Croatian Marin Cilic in the final of the ATP Marseille Open after winning their respective semi-finals on Saturday.
Sweden's Green Party dropped almost 3 percent in the latest Sifo opinion poll published on Sunday, although the gap between the blocs declined somewhat.
A gripping family drama from Iran, "Nader and Simin - A Separation", won the top prize on Saturday at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, which highlighted the country's embattled directors.