While protesters outnumbered those attending a speech by controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders in Malmö in southern Sweden on Saturday, the event passed off without incident.
Hungry raccoons are increasingly entering German towns in search of food, causing damage in orchards, gardens and even living rooms, according to a report published on Saturday.
Hans Werner Henze, one of Germany's foremost composers, died Saturday at the age of 86, his publisher Schott Music said.
Winter appeared overnight in many parts of Germany on Saturday with unseasonal heavy snow fall and subzero temperatures hitting central and southern areas.
Summer time comes to an official close on Saturday night as Swedes turn the clocks back and welcome in the darker days of the winter months.
German lorry manufacturer MAN announced Saturday it would be suspending production for a week in the face of falling demand in the financial crisis, affecting around 15,000 workers in factories in Munich and Salzgitter.
German politicians are due to arrive in Iran on Saturday for a controversial visit that has prompted outrage from Israeli and US politicians as well as the German Jewish community, who fear Tehran will exploit the trip for propaganda purposes.
An inebriated man is suspected of drink driving and assault after running over a Malmö police officer while fleeing arrest on a Segway, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter daily.
A 55-year-old Swedish man has been found dead while holidaying in the Turkish resort of Alanya, according to a report in the Aftonbladet daily.
Germany's finance minister Friday kept up the pressure on Greece to continue its reforms, as eurozone ministers prepared for a series of crucial meetings next week on the future of the crisis-hit country.
Two Swedish men arrested in Phuket in Thailand in August 2011 for the killing of a 25-year-old man from the Gothenburg area are set to face court.
Sweden can send a prosecutor to the Ecuadoran embassy in Britain to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the South American country's president said Friday.