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The Local (Sweden)

  • Swedish spice recall after salmonella scarenew
    7 July 2015, 2:32 pm - a seasoning mix has been withdrawn from swedish supermarkets after it was linked to one of the biggest salmonella outbreaks in the country in recent years.
  • 'You become a Muslim if you eat halal meat'new
    7 July 2015, 11:38 am - the leader of a local wing of the nationalist sweden democrat party has caused a controversy after he claimed that halal meat has magical powers that turns people into muslims.
  • Stockholm market back up after Greece votenew
    7 July 2015, 11:21 am - despite dipping in the immediate aftermath of greece's referendum, stockholm's stock market rose again on tuesday. meanwhile eurozone finance ministers and leaders are attending the latest eu crisis talks in brussels.
  • Uber Sweden in hot water over driver checksnew
    7 July 2015, 10:23 am - car-sharing service uber is facing questions about how closely it vets drivers after a swedish newspaper reporter managed to enrol with the company without being given any training.
  • Refugees to Sweden face long wait for ID checksnew
    7 July 2015, 8:16 am - tens of thousands of refugees who applied for asylum in sweden before the new year are still waiting to have their identification documents processed by the swedish immigration authorities.
  • UN seeks new probe on Swede's crash deathnew
    7 July 2015, 7:21 am - un secretary-general ban ki-moon has called for a fresh investigation into the mysterious plane crash that killed swedish diplomat and former un chief dag hammarskjöld more than 50 years ago.
  • 'Russians don't think about Sweden's military'new
    7 July 2015, 7:00 am - while there's been much chatter in the global media about russian military activity off the swedish island of gotland, most russians have never even heard of the place, writes stockholm-based russian journalist elena bazina.
  • Hundreds mourn teen Swedish murder victimnew
    6 July 2015, 5:33 pm - updated: family, friends and community members have attended the funeral of swedish schoolgirl lisa holm, who was found dead after disappearing a month ago.
  • One dead after shooting in central Swedennew
    6 July 2015, 4:45 pm - one of three men hurt in a shooting in central sweden has died from his injuries, the regional police in örebro said on monday.
  • Rude name stops house selling for 1,000 daysnew
    6 July 2015, 3:23 pm - a home in southern sweden has been on the market for more than 1,000 days, with many suggesting its rude-sounding name could be the reason it has failed to attract buyers.

The Local (Germany)

  • Mafia suspects arrested at Lake Constancenew
    7 July 2015, 4:47 pm - police arrested eight italian citizens on tuesday morning at lake constance in baden-württemberg on suspicion of involvement in the ’ndrangheta, calabria’s feared mafia organisation.
  • Voters back Schäuble's hard line on Greecenew
    7 July 2015, 3:36 pm - a poll published on tuesday shows that at the peak of their tough talk towards greece, chancellor angela merkel and her finance minister wolfgang schäuble have been earning even greater confidence from german voters.
  • 'Hackers' give orders to German missile batterynew
    7 July 2015, 3:00 pm - german-owned patriot missiles stationed in turkey were briefly taken over by hackers, according to media reports on tuesday.
  • Workers dismantle Frankfurt Euro sculpturenew
    7 July 2015, 2:35 pm - as a possible greek exit from the eurozone looms ever larger, threatening to change the face of the euro forever, the currency's home city of frankfurt is giving its famous euro sculpture a much-needed facelift.
  • Prosecutors seek 3-1/2 year sentencenew
    7 July 2015, 1:00 pm - german prosecutors on tuesday said they were seeking three and a half years' jail time for a former ss officer known as the "bookkeeper of auschwitz".
  • Hot weather to bring tornados and lightningnew
    7 July 2015, 12:21 pm - after germans were able to sneak out to restock their wurst and sauerkraut rations during few cool hours on monday, another heat wave is sweeping across the country on tuesday, sending people running back to the shade for cover.
  • Hot dogs lap up liver sausage sundaesnew
    7 July 2015, 12:15 pm - hounds languishing in the july heat around bremen have been treated to a very special snack to cool them down - but it's one that might put humans off their lunch.
  • Berlin growing twice as fast as expectednew
    7 July 2015, 10:52 am - the berlin senate revealed on monday that the capital is growing at double the pace that city planners had previously expected. but after decades of stagnation the growth is seen as positive.
  • Anti-refugee rage grows in Dresden suburbsnew
    7 July 2015, 10:15 am - freital, the town that became famous last week for irate anti-refugee protestors outside a new home for asylum seekers, saw a fresh confrontation on monday night as local people gathered for a town hall meeting.
  • Industrial production stagnates in Maynew
    7 July 2015, 9:19 am - german industrial production stagnated in may, but the overall upward trend remains intact, the economy ministry said on tuesday.


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The Don

  • US drone strikes target militants on Afghan-Pakistan bordernew
    7 July 2015, 6:48 pm - kabul: us forces have carried out two drone strikes targeting militants in part of afghanistan where the taliban have clashed with purported supporters of the self-styled islamic state group, officials said tuesday.the islamic state (is) group, also
  • Karachi plunges into darkness after major power breakdownnew
    7 July 2015, 5:19 pm - karachi: a large number of city localities plunged into darkness on tuesday night as a major fault occurred in the transmission and distribution system of power distributor k-electric (ke).according to ke officials, a conductor on the main 220kv
  • Nisar asks Nadra to prepare counter-terrorism databasenew
    7 July 2015, 5:01 pm - islamabad: interior minister chaudhry nisar ali khan directed national database and registration authority (nadra) to prepare a national counter-terrorism database in addition to the one on international non-governmental organisations (ingos) in the
  • Altaf asks CM, Sindh Assembly to 'send back oppressive Rangers'new
    7 July 2015, 4:59 pm - karachi: mqm chief altaf hussain on tuesday asked sindh chief minister qaim ali shah and all members of the sindh assembly to pass a bill to “send back the oppressive rangers.” talking to party office bearers via telephone from london,
  • Pakistan, Norway ink MoU for 150MW solar power plantsnew
    7 July 2015, 4:30 pm - islamabad: pakistan and norway signed a memorandum of understanding (mou) for construction of three solar power plants to generate a total of 150mw of electricity, said a statement issued on minister nawaz sharif and norway's prime
  • Rain-induced flash floods kill at least 8 in Rawalpindinew
    7 July 2015, 2:27 pm - islamabad: flash floods caused by heavy monsoon rains killed at least 8 people in different areas of rawalpindi tuesday.the flash flood swept away five people, of whom four drowned. there were reports of other deaths due to structural collapse and
  • Afghan delegation in Pakistan for talks with Talibannew
    7 July 2015, 1:38 pm - islamabad: an afghan delegation has travelled to islamabad in the latest bid to start peace talks with the taliban, officials said on tuesday, though there was no confirmation the militants would take recent months there have been several
  • Pakistan headed for water, food and energy disaster, NA committee toldnew
    7 July 2015, 12:10 pm - islamabad: islamabad: the ministry for climate change on tuesday warned that in the next five years there will be serious complications regarding water scarcity, food shortage and energy crisis, if precautionary measures are not taken to tackle
  • Bill to give legal cover to LG system in ICTnew
    7 July 2015, 11:42 am - islamabad: independent senator mohsin khan leghari on tuesday submitted ‘the constitution (amendment) act, 2015’ to give constitutional cover to the local government system in islamabad capital territory (ict) and cantonments in line with
  • DJ Butt, PTI agree on formula for payment of liabilitiesnew
    7 July 2015, 11:40 am - islamabad: pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) and dj butt on tuesday agreed on a formula for payment of liabilities for sound engineering services provided during the months-long protest sit-in at islamabad's d-chowk.earlier on monday, butt had


  • Finger on trigger of new rifle dealnew
    7 July 2015, 11:36 pm - meet australia’s next assault rifle: the ef88 austeyr. with 30,000 due to be delivered next year, we’ll soon be seeing a lot more of them.
  • RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know todaynew
    7 July 2015, 7:26 pm - trying to hook up with celebrities on tinder? well the dating app’s new feature should make that a whole lot easier.
  • Shorten facing toughest day yetnew
    7 July 2015, 2:06 pm - bill shorten will face one of his toughest tests as labor leader today when he submits to a particularly uncomfortable grilling from a royal commission.
  • Hardest choice a parent can makenew
    7 July 2015, 8:27 am - it must be the most difficult a decision a parent could ever face. when your baby has a highly uncertain future, how far do you go to save them?
  • Proof your trip to work is getting longernew
    7 July 2015, 6:28 am - feel like your daily commute to work is getting longer and more frustrating? well, it is.
  • Senator threatens to ‘Hopoate tackle’ PMnew
    7 July 2015, 5:23 am - ouch! one queensland senator is so fired up that he has threatened to give the pm a “hopoate tackle”. trust us, tony, you don’t want to be on the receiving end of one of those.
  • Bill Shorten’s classic pub speechnew
    7 July 2015, 5:04 am - opposition leader bill shorten has given a passionate speech in a sydney pub, speaking about feminism and multiculturalism.
  • Reserve keeps rates on holdnew
    7 July 2015, 4:57 am - the reserve bank of australia has kept the official cash rate on hold at two per cent — and it’s likely to stay put until the end of the year.
  • The grilling of deal-maker Billnew
    7 July 2015, 4:22 am - bill shorten is due to face the trade union royal commission tomorrow. but will the labor leader come out looking like a deal-making spiv, or as a man who helped improve workers conditions?
  • Teen dies in iconic shopping centrenew
    7 July 2015, 2:42 am - the 13-year-old who died after falling four floors in the queen victoria building in sydney cbd yesterday has been named.

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  • Pope: Duty to protect planet, calls for 'social justice' on resourcesnew
    7 July 2015, 11:57 pm - quito (reuters) - pope francis on tuesday said protecting the planet was no longer a choice but a duty and called for a new "social justice" where access to the earth's resources would be based on equality instead of economic interests.(image)
  • Euro zone gives Greece until Sunday for debt dealnew
    7 July 2015, 11:45 pm - brussels (reuters) - euro zone members have given greece until the end of the week to come up with a proposal for sweeping reforms in return for loans that will keep the country from crashing out of europe's currency bloc and into economic
  • Bill Cosby's moralizing comes back to haunt himnew
    7 July 2015, 11:32 pm - new york (reuters) - bill cosby's forthright views on black parenting came back to haunt him this week when a u.s. judge called the comedian a "public moralist" who had lost the right of personal privacy in a 2005 civil sexual assault case.(image)
  • Groups sue Chicago suburbs for more gun controlnew
    7 July 2015, 10:37 pm - chicago (reuters) - a group of civil rights activists on tuesday filed a lawsuit against three chicago suburbs to force them to take stricter gun-control measures to stem the flow of weapons into the city's crime-ridden neighborhoods.(image) (image)
  • Britain pays tribute to 7/7 victims 10 years after London bombingsnew
    7 July 2015, 9:54 pm - london (reuters) - britain held a minute of silence on tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of al qaeda-inspired attacks in which four suicide bombers killed 52 people across london's transport system.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Iran nuclear talks extended, source says 48 hours left for dealnew
    7 July 2015, 9:38 pm - vienna (reuters) - iran and major powers gave themselves at least until friday to negotiate an agreement on the iranian nuclear program, but a source from one of the powers said on tuesday they had to wrap up in the next 48 hours.(image) (image)
  • Deadly car bombs hit Yemen, day after almost 200 killednew
    7 July 2015, 9:19 pm - sanaa (reuters) - two deadly car bombs hit the capital sanaa and a southern city in yemen on tuesday, state news agency saba reported, a day after air strike and clashes killed almost 200 people nationwide.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Israel says Islamic State's Sinai assault aimed to help Hamas get armsnew
    7 July 2015, 8:01 pm - jerusalem (reuters) - israel accused hamas on tuesday of supporting last week's assaults by islamic state affiliates on egyptian forces in the sinai in hope of freeing up arms smuggling to the gaza strip.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Republican Rubio urges overhaul of U.S. college 'cartel'new
    7 July 2015, 7:37 pm - chicago (reuters) - republican presidential candidate marco rubio called for an overhaul of the u.s. higher education system on tuesday, saying colleges were operating as a "cartel" and not meeting the needs of students or the economy.(image)
  • Exclusive: Twinkies maker Hostess Brands shelves sale for IPO - sourcesnew
    7 July 2015, 6:55 pm - (reuters) - hostess brands llc, the u.s. bakery company whose snack cake brands include twinkies and ding dongs, has pulled itself from the auction block because it believes it can command a higher valuation in an initial public offering (ipo),