German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said on Sunday it had signed a multi-billion-euro contract to build high-speed railway lines and underground transport networks in Qatar and Bahrain.
The Liberal Party has voted against a proposal from the party leadership for the introduction of mandatory courses for all immigrants seeking Swedish citizenship.
The German Train Drivers’ Union has spoken out against people committing suicide by throwing themselves in front of trains.
Swedish swim queen Therese Alshammar missed out on World Cup success despite smashing her own world record in winning the 50 metres butterfly in Singapore on Sunday.
Police broke up an illegal nighttime car race being held on the world famous Hockenheim race track in southern Germany on Saturday night.
The financial crisis will have as significant a global impact as the seismic events 20 years ago when the Berlin Wall fell and communism collapsed, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Sunday.
Those who gawk at accidents without helping the victims should be shocked out of their inaction by being shown photographs of accidents and those hurt in them, according to Schleswig-Holstein’s interior minister Klaus Schlie.
The trial of alleged mass murderer John Demjanjuk, due to start on November 30 in Munich, will take place without any eyewitnesses, it emerged this weekend.
Oskar Lafontaine, leader of the socialist party The Left, is recovering from an operation on his prostate cancer and is doing as well as can be expected, a spokesman said at the weekend.
A delivery of 500,000 doses of the swine flu vaccine has been delayed. Health authorities now expect supply shortages during the week.
Hollywood star Susan Sarandon was in Stockholm on Saturday to receive the annual film festival's "Lifetime achievement award".
A fire was deliberately started outside a hostel housing refugee children in Vellinge in southern Sweden on Saturday. Demonstrations for and against the controversial refugee centre will be held in the country on Sunday.