Germany is to host a conference on regulating the financial markets ahead of the next G20 summit, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said in an interview to be published Sunday.
Former East German sprinter Gesine Tettenborn has asked the German Athletics Federation to remove her name from Germany's 4x400m relay record after admitting to doping, according to a report.
Social Democrat party leader Mona Sahlin has stirred opinion pages without saying a word. Her morals have been questioned after she was pictured with political peers clutching a 6,000 kronor ($828) designer bag.
Utility companies and the government have agreed to allow all of Germany's 17 nuclear power plants to keep operating, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday, even two which were scheduled for closure soon.
Negotiations between General Motors and Dutch luxury car maker Spyker over the future of Saab were believed to have moved to Stockholm on Friday, with media reports stating Spyker CEO Victor Muller paid a visit to the capital.
The head of Germany's socialist party The Left, Oskar Lafontaine, will give up his leadership position and his Bundestag seat, party sources said on Saturday. The 66-year-old underwent cancer surgery last year.
Church leaders in Storuman, northern Sweden, are facing a barrage of protests from local worshippers after deciding a sexual connotation linked to the name Kåtakyrkan was no longer fitting and should be changed after 30 years.
A fake pipe bomb was mailed to the office of Roland Koch, the conservative premier of Hesse. The group taking responsibility for the threat said they were protesting remarks Koch made about tightening welfare rules.
On the employment front, last year was not a good one for German university graduates. The jobless rate increased 11.3 percent over the course of 2009.
Headgear emblazoned with the label 'Pornstar' has cost a nursery worker his job after parents caught sight of the man wearing it on a Facebook photo.
Germany's opposition Social Democrats have said they are against increasing the number of troops serving in Afghanistan following reports the Defence Minister Guttenberg might call for more soldiers.
Robbers broke into a the premises of the Red Cross in Laholm, western Sweden, and made a swift exit with the safe containing around 20,000 kronor ($2,762) collected for earthquake victims in Haiti.