In the programme:
Violence in Turkey throws spotlight on Kurdish separatists
Czech skinheads demand war against Israel
Sweden hosts Somalia conference
Paris goes evangelical
Bavarian beach boys!
Violence shakes Turkey
Turkey has experienced a week of violence. Last Sunday 4 bombs hit a major tourist resort and Istanbul the country’s largest city, injuring 27 people including 10 British tourists.
How strong is the neo-Nazi movement in the Czech Republic?
Over two dozen Czech neo-Nazis were arrested in Prague this week, after a protest outside the city’s Israeli Embassy. Most of them belonged to a group called National Resistance, who recently asked the Czech President to be allowed to join foreign armed forces to wage war on Israel.
Somalia. What’s next?
Sweden has hosted a meeting of the International Contact Group on Somalia – trying to help end the internal conflicts and bloodshed – and permit the creation of a stable government in this plagued African nation.
American evangelist hit the streets of Paris
In France, the traditional church is struggling to attract new blood but evangelical and charismatic ones are rapidly gaining ground. The country is warming to services that focus on miracles, gospel singing, adult immersions and speaking in tongues. One American preacher recently attracted an unprecedented 4,000 people a day to a meeting, swelling the ranks of France’s half a million evangelical followers.
Surf’s up - in Bavaria!?
Ask locals in the German city of Munich and they’ll tell you that they have great beer. They might also mention that, with a national high of sunny days, the state of Bavaria is the California of Germany. While Munich doesn’t have a Pacific Ocean or a Malibu Beach, that’s not stopping intrepid locals surfing. Albeit on the local river The Eisbach.