Bayern Munich coach Jürgen Klinsmann could only rue his side's 'black' Saturday as Werder Bremen routed the defending Bundesliga champions 5-2 in Munich.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed US and British moves to bail out the troubled financial sector as undermining efforts to instill more transparency.
The US debt rescue plan has sought inspiration from the work to tackle the Swedish banking crisis at the beginning of the 1990s.
German police Saturday banned an extreme-right "anti-Islamification" rally in Cologne just as it was about to begin, following clashes with thousands of opponents, a spokesman said.
A Swedish woman was obliged to buy a new ticket when travelling home on Ryanair after a weekend with her daughter in London. The problem - her name was too long and contained the Swedish letters of ö and ä.
Cloudy skies and cool temperatures couldn't dampen the merriment as the 175th Oktoberfest was officially opened at midday by Munich mayor, Christian Ude, who tapped the first keg of beer and uttered the famous cry, “O'zapft is!”
The USA took an early lead in the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Valhalla golf club in Louisville, Kentucky which began on Friday. Frenzied fans made the opening exchanges a colourful affair.
'Killer' slugs which have previously only been a pest in southern Sweden have now been found in the northern reaches of the country. Umeå is the furthest north the voracious pests have been spotted.
Leftist protesters in Cologne to demonstrate against a far-right “anti-Islamification congress” being held there this weekend engaged in violent clashes with police on Saturday.
A small town German mayor has taken umbrage over former Arsenal and Germany keeper Jens Lehmann's means of transport to get to training at his new club VfB Stuttgart.
Clashes between police and demonstrators broke out on Friday as Malmö played host to the European Social Forum. Rocks were thrown at police, windows were broken and a woman was raped as 800 people demonstrated to highlight climate change.
A top German politician has said that Europe must draw consequences from the current financial crisis, suggesting that the creation of an EU-wide financial authority would improve transparency and regulation in the sector.