German Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has announced a plan to create a €10 billion state fund to help companies in credit difficulties, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday.
Bayern Munich announced on Friday they have completed the signing of Real Madrid winger Arjen Robben for a rumoured fee of €25 million.
The Wattolümpiade, Schleswig-Holstein's annual charity sports festival, begins on Saturday in the mudflats at the mouth of the river Elbe on the North Sea coast.
Chancellor Angela Merkel Saturday ruled out raising VAT, or sales tax, should her Christian Democrat party win next month's general election.
A 15-year-old boy suspected of shooting to death a 19-year-old woman in Sjöbo in southern Sweden was remanded into custody on Friday afternoon. The woman was murdered at the beginning of August.
The Gulf state of Qatar has taken a 6.78-percent stake in Europe's biggest carmaker Volkswagen as part of a plan to take over around 17 percent of the company, Volkswagen said on Friday.
The Swedish economy can recover and reach surplus and a balanced budget before other European countries, according to Swedish Minister of Finance Anders Borg.
An 18-year-old man was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for assaulting and raping two young women in northwestern Stockholm.
Disturbances related to several fires continued on Friday night in Gothenburg in western Sweden.
After three previous attempts this week, the Discovery space shuttle has finally blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang and six Americans on board. This is Fuglesang's second space mission.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives will likely take a hit in three state polls Sunday, but she still looks set to cruise to victory in next month's general election.