A Swedish soldier was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday when an armoured modular vehicle (AMV) was blown up by an improvised explosive device west of Mazar-i-Sharif.
The Christian Democrats are contemplating changing the name of the party to the "Family Party Christian Democrats" in a bid to halt a slide in popular support, reported the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) daily.
Sweden's new integration minister Erik Ullenhag is hopeful that Sweden will extend the right to healthcare and schooling to illegal immigrants.
Turkish President Abdullah Gül on Saturday encouraged Germany's 2.5-million-strong Turkish community to better integrate into German society.
German poultry farmers are launching an image campaign to counter increasing opposition to the methods they use to produce the average 18.6 kilos of poultry each German eats per year.
Police are expecting massive demonstrations and riots next month when a transport of 11 containers of highly-radioactive waste is due to be brought from France to Gorleben, Lower Saxony.
Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer continued his anti-immigrant attacks on Friday night, addressing the youth wing of the conservatives and telling them "multiculturalism is dead."
One of the three Germans killed at the start of the month in a US army drone attack in Pakistan was a 20-year-old from the Wuppertal region, according to Essen-based WAZ newspaper group.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will host Russia's President Dimitry Medvedev next week at a seafront summit designed to bind Moscow more closely into a partnership with the West.
Tens of thousands of Stuttgart 21 protesters are expected to take to the streets of the city on Saturday despite talks between their representatives and those from the construction project.
A stage guard had part of his ear bitten off during a concert by US hard-rock legends W.A.S.P. in Örebro, Sweden on Friday after he was attacked by a drunk 40-year-old man.
Swedish national rail operator SJ cancelled around 20 trains on Friday after cracks were found in a couple of wheels, affecting 4,000 passengers, with more interruptions expected over the weekend.
The die is already cast for Barack Obama's Democratic Party allies which stands to lose a swathe of seats in the House of Representatives, at least according to new Swedish research.