Eric Saade, the 20-year-old heartthrob from Helsingborg in western Sweden, was crowned winner of the 2011 Melodifestivalen song contest on Saturday evening.
A fire at an apartment building in Berlin's Neukölln district early on Saturday morning left three people dead and more than a dozen others injured. The fire started after a pram was reportedly set ablaze, according to a Berlin daily.
A 37-year-old man died in hospital after being hit by a taxi in a Stockholm suburb.
A prank email referencing a unicorn and a leprechaun sent by a Swedish file-sharer prompted a US-based gay porn film studio to file a subpoena for the man's email address.
Ex-defence minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who resigned last week amid revelations he copied large portions of his doctoral thesis, has issued an apology to the German parliamentary research service, according to a Saturday report.
Bundesliga strugglers Wolfsburg have set a flat-rate fine of €10,000 to punish any tardiness in their squad as the 2009 champions battle to stay in Germany's top-flight.
On the heels of an explosion at a Japanese nuclear power plant following a massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake in the country, politicians in Berlin spoke out Saturday against plans to extend the lifetime of nuclear reactors in Germany.
Many Swedes in Japan are trying to leave the country following Friday's earthquake and tsunami, while the Swedish foreign ministry reported on Saturday it had heard from all the Swedes thought to be in the area worst hit by disaster.
A squad featuring hockey playing diplomats from the Finnish embassy took home gold in the second annual Stockholm Diplomatic Cup hockey tournament on Friday.
Before undergoing a sex change to become a woman, Monika Strub was a member of Germany's neo-Nazi NPD party. But ten years later, she is running for Baden-Württemberg's state parliament for the socialist Left party.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday she is "fundamentally sceptical" as to the prospect of military intervention in Libya at the present time.