Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Sunday praised a fresh call by the United Nations Security Council to halt the violence in Gaza.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt voiced his concern that the global financial crisis has diminished the prospect of a robust climate change treaty during 2009.
German renters could be hit with back payments of up to 30 percent for their 2008 heating bills, according to a warning delivered by the German tenants association DMB on Sunday.
Germans are likely to go SMS-crazy this New Year's Eve. The mobile phone trade organisation Bitkom said that networks are bracing themselves for an onslaught of New Year's wishes.
Leading economic institutes have warned that the German economy could suffer if the government refuses to delay the country's planned phaseout of nuclear energy.
An apparently psychologically disturbed woman wandered around Berlin on Saturday night scratching cars with a carpet cutter.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, foreign minister and Social Democrat chancellor candidate in next year's general election, says he is in favour of state aid for German automakers, a Sunday newspaper reported.
Germany's federal commissioner for data protection, Peter Schaar, has expressed deep concerns over the safety of personal information in the wake of several privacy scandals in 2008.
Troubled German property lender Hypo Real Estate is being investigated for possible insider trading, according to the weekly Der Spiegel to be published Monday.
A 75-year-old Swedish man escaped with minor injuries after a pack of dogs chased off an aggressive elk from an orchard in the center of Gällivare in northern Sweden on Saturday evening.
Two men have been arrested for their involvement in the murder of a 26-year-old man at a refugee centre in Sundsvall on Christmas Eve.
Prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for the man suspected of having shot two female patrons and a security guard at the Casino Cosmopol in central Stockholm on Christmas Eve.