FARC had contacts with German leftists: report
Germany

FARC had contacts with German leftists: report

Left-wing Colombian FARC rebels had contacts with leftist groups in Germany, according to data on a laptop belonging to slain commander Raul Reyes, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Sunday.

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Sweden

The enchanted forest on Stockholm’s doorstep

Sweden might be covered in trees, but Tyresta National Park is a forest with a difference. Alec Forss explores a primeval landscape a stone's throw from the capital.

Deutsche Telekom admits to spying on employees
Germany

Deutsche Telekom admits to spying on employees

Former telecoms monopoly Deutsche Telekom over the weekend became the latest German firm to be rocked by revelations of spying on its employees.

German man killed in shoot-out with police
Germany

German man killed in shoot-out with police

A 53-year-old German man is dead after a shoot-out with police in Bayreuth on Sunday.

Most Germans believe in true love
Germany

Most Germans believe in true love

Germans are a romantic lot, according to a survey conducted by news magazine Focus released on Sunday. Some 69 percent of those polled said they believe in true love.

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Germany

Neo-Nazis attack African man in Viersen

An African man was assaulted on Saturday night in Viersen, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, in what appears to have been a neo-Nazi racist attack.

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Sweden

WHO adopts Swedish alcohol resolution

The World Heath Organisation (WHO) has adopted a Sweden-backed global alcohol resolution at its annual World Health Assembly which was concluded in Geneva on Saturday.

Germany’s No Angels tank at Eurovision
Germany

Germany’s No Angels tank at Eurovision

Germany’s No Angels tanked in the final round of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, taking 23rd place out of the 25 countries that participated.

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Sweden

New arrest in Mikael Andersson murder case

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Mikael Andersson from Lidköping. The police are now holding five people in custody in connection with the murder of the 19-year-old whose body has still not been found.

Ferry boat captains call off strike
Sweden

Ferry boat captains call off strike

The Swedish Ship Officers' Association (SSOA) has called off its labour dispute after reaching an agreement with the Almega employers association.

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Germany

Monument to gay victims of the Nazis unveiled in Berlin

A monument with footage of two men kissing will be unveiled on Tuesday in Berlin in memory of the thousands of homosexuals persecuted, tortured and murdered by the Nazi regime between 1933 and 1945.

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Sweden

Poll: Reinfeldt more capable than Sahlin

Fredrik Reinfeldt is more capable than Mona Sahlin of leading a government, a new voter poll shows. Sahlin is the favoured dinner companion however.

Perrelli in Eurovision fiasco
Sweden

Perrelli in Eurovision fiasco

Charlotte Perrelli finished a lowly 18th in Saturday's Eurovision song contest in Belgrade. Russia won the competition the first time.

Sweden save match point to clinch world championship
Sweden

Sweden save match point to clinch world championship

Sweden beat Russia 2-1 in the final to win the World Team Championships on the clay courts in Düsseldorf on Saturday for their fourth title after 1988, 1991 and 1995.