Easter was colder than Christmas in many parts of Germany, as temperatures stuck firmly in the single figures and many woke up to a dusting of snow.
The first baby elephant to be born at Leipzig zoo in a decade died on Monday morning shortly after the birth.
An aggressive marketing campaign from Swedish defence firm Saab is extolling the virtues of weapons that help users to ”see first – kill first” and can be adjusted to focus specifically on ”soft targets”.
Veteran striker Raul fuelled Schalke 04's ambition of reaching next season's Champions League, with a brace in Sunday's 3-0 win over Hanover.
Thousands took to the streets of Germany for traditional Easter marches against war over the weekend. On Saturday alone there were peaceful protests in more than 75 towns and cities.
A 7-year-old Swedish boy spent several hours trapped inside a washing machine on Sunday after his mission to explore the inside of the device went awry.
Four people were killed in a car crash on Sunday evening in Rhineland-Palatinate after their vehicle smashed into trees. Among the dead are a woman and her 10-year-old son.
After a chilly Easter marked by occasional snow flurries, Sweden looks set for more clement weather later this week.
Despite leading the US Masters going into the final round, Sweden’s Peter Hanson had to settle for a share of third place as Bubba Watson won the famous green jacket at Augusta National.
Six Danes, including two children, have died after the remote holiday home they were staying in burned to the ground near Tidaholm, western Sweden.
Albrecht Dürer's Renaissance masterpiece the "Young Hare" is a ubiquitous favourite in Germany at Easter and was the model for the first chocolate bunnies. But what makes the furry fellow so fascinating, 500 years on?