A memorial service for Kenneth Wallin, the Swedish soldier who died near Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan on Saturday, is to held by Swedish forces on Sunday after the return of his body to Camp Northern Light.
Chancellor Angela Merkel positioned herself closely to controversial Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer at the weekend, saying the concept of multiculturalism had failed utterly.
The Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders, whose Freedom Party (PVV) supports the new conservative minority government, has demanded that a new minister revoke her Swedish citizenship, reported the Dutch De Telegraaf daily.
The first northern snow of the season fell in the Harz mountains on Saturday, yet the temperatures of about one degree above freezing ensured nothing much remained by lunchtime.
A Munich firm has patented "night milk" taken from cows during the night, which it claims has high levels of "sleep hormone" melatonin and can improve the sleep of people who drink it.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea is calling upon European authorities to stop German local governments limiting where it can build its superstores.
Germans are increasingly taking to the streets in order make their point on political matters which might otherwise be considered best debated in places such as parliament or local government.
A 34-year-old woman was raped in Örebro in central Sweden on Friday night, the latest in an extended string of attacks in the city.
Sven-Göran Eriksson's first game in charge of struggling Championship side Leicester ended in a disappointing 1-1 draw against Hull on Saturday.
A strip of banned stamps bearing a picture of Audrey Hepburn in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" were sold for €430,000 in Berlin on Saturday.