Germany finished the Olympic Games on Sunday in a respectable 6th place with 44 medals - three more than they took home in the Beijing Games four years ago.
Economy Minister Philipp Rösler said he was disappointed with the efforts of debt-wracked Greece to implement reforms, while a senior conservative said Germany would block further aid if the country did not fall in line.
Sweden claimed the silver medal in the men's handball on Sunday after losing out to France 21-22 in a tightly fought match at the London 2012 Olympics.
German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger upped the pressure on Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble over the weekend to give registered gay couples a tax break.
Swedish police have issued a warning to the public after a man died from methanol poisoning after drinking aquavit from a regular labelled bottle.
Prosecutors investigating drugstore founder Anton Schlecker suspect him of having paid his wife €60,000 a month for years leading up to the Schlecker bankcrupcy, Der Spiegel magazine wrote on Sunday.
A mystery German bagged a record-breaking jackpot of €27.5 million - despite only having 6 out of 7 numbers - after a 13-week rollover on the Euro Jackpot lottery. Yet a majority of Germans don't believe money can buy happiness.
German security services have recorded a leap in the number of radical Islamists traveling to Egypt, according to a report due to be published in Monday's Der Spiegel magazine.
Germany won the Olympic title for the second successive time when they triumphed 2-1 against the Netherlands, the former champions, in a blood and thunder final on Saturday.
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip was attacked on Saturday outside a nightclub in Cannes in southern France, according to a report in Aftonbladet.
Three people were hospitalized after a ferry rammed into the quay at Slussen in central Stockholm on Saturday.
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice to save Paris Saint Germain's blushes and secure a point in the big-spending club's French league opener on Saturday.