The governing centre-left Social Democrats on Sunday trounced Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in her home state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The SPD now has a choice of coalition partners.
Global economic woes have failed to dampen the hopes of Germany's luxury car companies, with Audi and Mercedes expecting surging sales. BMW also reported a record month in August, with sales up a whopping seven percent.
A central Uppsala city block was evacuated and cordoned off on Sunday morning, after employees discovered an object believed to be a bomb outside their restaurant, reported local media.
The battle for the position as new Left Party leader is going to be a close one, shows a survey conducted by news agency TT.
After a sunny Saturday and Sunday, Germany is in for a decidedly less summery start to the workweek. Rain, clouds and cooler temperatures are in the forecast by the German Weather Service (DWD).
Suicide accounts for about 20 percent of German soldier deaths during foreign missions, according to a magazine report. A spokesman for the Defence Ministry would not comment on the matter.
Three babies born prematurely died within a span of two days at a children's hospital in the central western city of Siegen. The hospital's administrator said she was "shocked" by the cases.
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, called on the German government to be proactive in steeling itself against weak growth prospects, pointing to the discouraging economic situation at the global level.
Germany was one of a number of Western nations that received intelligence from Libya under long-time leader Muammar Qaddafi. But a former official said Berlin never engaged in joint operations with Qaddafi's spy service.
Around 50 expatriat Syrian Kurds gathered in Stockholm Saturday for a two-day conference on how to strengthen Kurds inside Syria and get them more involved in efforts to overthrow Bashar al-Assad's regime.
Sweden has taken further steps towards changing the law on gender reassignment. The governing Moderates have now taken a stand against the disputed law, and its demands of sterilisation and divorce.
A five year-old girl in Ludvika, in central Sweden, was picked up from her pre-school by police officers, and underwent a medical exam, all without her parents' knowledge.
Voters go to the polls in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's home state Sunday, with surveys showing her conservatives are likely to cling on to power after a campaign dominated by the euro debt crisis.