Japan won the women's World Cup for the first time on Sunday, beating the United States in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 in extra-time.
German chancellor Angela Merkel called Sunday for the creation of a European credit rating agency, on the back of recent discontent over the downgrading of some EU economies.
Sweden's Robin Söderling and Spain's David Ferrer on Saturday easily secured their spots in the final of the ATP Swedish Open tennis tournament in Båstad.
Hate crimes against Jews living in Malmö, in southern Sweden, are growing less common, reported Swedish radio station SR. The number of reported crimes are less than half as many as 2009's record-high number.
Reacting to a parliamentary report that German soldiers in Afghanistan are being endangered by a shortage of equipment, Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière promised that problems would be addressed immediately.
Former Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has apparently returned to leadership discussions in the Social Democratic Party, heating speculation that he could be the party's chancellor candidate in the 2013 election.
Helmut Kohl is apparently less than pleased with the work of his erstwhile protégé Angela Merkel. The former chancellor reportedly told a friend privately that Merkel's European policies were "very dangerous."
Free Democratic Party politician Silvana Koch-Mehrin is to fight for the PhD title she was stripped of following accusations of plagiarism. Media reports say the prominent MEP will appeal against the University of Heidelberg's decision.
Cannabis use is increasing sharply in Sweden, particularly among young men in larger cities. Lower-income areas, where unemployment is high and education levels low are stricken especially hard by this development.
South Korea's Samsung LED said on Sunday it had asked the US International Trade Commission to ban US imports of goods made by Osram due to a patent row with the German lighting firm.
Several people were stabbed on Saturday afternoon, when a wedding party at a castle outside Eslöv, in southern Sweden, got out of hand.
Japan coach Norio Sasaki has said his side are ready to pull off another giant-killing in Sunday's women's World Cup final when they take on two-time winners the USA in Frankfurt.
Sweden finished third at the women's World Cup after beating France 2-1 in Saturday's play-off despite finishing the game with 10 players.