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The Local (Sweden)

  • ConnectSweden: Examining Sweden's place in the worldnew
    1 April 2015, 9:30 am - read the local's connectsweden ambassador series, in which we interview prominent figures in sweden's business, diplomatic, and cultural spheres to learn more about sweden's place in the world, both literally and figuratively, and how international
  • Thousands lose global TV channels in Telia rownew
    1 April 2015, 8:06 am - up to 700,000 households that subscribe to nordic telecoms giant telia’s television packages have seen several channels – including eurosport – disappear due to a dispute with broadcaster sbs.
  • CEO: Bromma 'essential' for Skanska's successnew
    1 April 2015, 8:00 am - the future of bromma airport has sparked a torrent of political debate, with supporters arguing it’s essential for sweden's connectivity. but it’s more than that, says skanska sweden’s ceo pierre olofsson. it’s also critical
  • Six super Swedish family Easter traditionsnew
    1 April 2015, 5:31 am - the clocks have gone forward and the supermarket aisles are piled high with chocolate delights. it must be time for easter. but what do secular swedes do slightly differently to other nations when it comes to celebrating the festival?
  • The Swedish Viking town using a Scottish soundnew
    1 April 2015, 1:01 am - the way swedes say 'no' is slightly different in one isolated town in the south of the country, where many vikings settled in the 10th century after returning from scotland. the local's maddy savage has been to åkeby in kalmar to investigate
  • Swedish Astrid Lindgren prize for African groupnew
    31 March 2015, 5:01 pm - an association that promotes reading among children has become the first african group to win the astrid lindgren memorial award, the world's largest prize for children's and young people's literature.
  • Canadian star sought for Sweden hockey attacknew
    31 March 2015, 4:49 pm - a swedish prosecutor has ordered the arrest of canadian ice hockey player andré deveaux after he was caught on video violently slashing an opponent in a pre-game warm-up for his club side in ängelholm.
  • US spy agency to feature in Stieg Larsson sequelnew
    31 March 2015, 2:00 pm - the sequel to swedish author stieg larsson's best-selling millenium crime trilogy, due for release in august, kicks off with an artificial intelligence intrigue involving a us spy agency, the book's publishers have revealed.
  • Swedes rescue Syrian refugee's cat in Sicilynew
    31 March 2015, 1:28 pm - a syrian refugee will be granted her wish this easter after staff at a swedish animal shelter rescued her long lost cat from quarantine in sicily.
  • Profit concerns push Swedish schools abroadnew
    31 March 2015, 1:01 pm - sweden’s publicly funded free school model has attracted huge interest in the uk and elsewhere, but with profits in the schools sector under scrutiny from regulators the biggest firms are now expanding overseas.

The Local (Germany)

  • Strong economy shrinks debt as share of GDPnew
    1 April 2015, 10:46 am - germany's total debt increased slightly in 2014, but because the economy grew, its proportion of overall output fell, the bundesbank (central bank) said on wednesday.
  • Seven lives claimed by Storm Niklasnew
    1 April 2015, 9:20 am - germany woke up on wednesday morning to the chaos which hurricane-strength winds brought to the country for much of tuesday, killing seven people and causing major damage to travel infrastructure.
  • Kaiser to rule again from Berlinnew
    1 April 2015, 8:50 am - in a shock decision, the german government announced on wednesday that it had asked civil servants to re-draft the constitution to restore the monarchy.
  • Post, Amazon face Easter strikesnew
    1 April 2015, 8:29 am - the trade union verdi has announced strikes for wednesday at the deutsche post (german post) and amazon, meaning that easter cards and packages might not arrive on time.
  • Video shows 'final moments' of plane crashnew
    31 March 2015, 8:13 pm - german tabloid bild and french magazine paris match revealed on tuesday that their reporters had seen video from inside germanwings flight 4u9525 in the final moments before the plane crashed. french police later denied that a video has been found.
  • Arsonists hit pro-refugee art projectnew
    31 March 2015, 5:38 pm - an art installation dedicated to refugees was burnt down in berlin early on tuesday, with police suspecting it to be an arson attack.
  • Storm Niklas kills at least three, stops trainsnew
    31 March 2015, 4:34 pm - hurricane “niklas” has reportedly claimed three victims, while trains have been cancelled across germany as the storm rages.
  • Stuttgart worst city for traffic jamsnew
    31 March 2015, 4:19 pm - gps company tomtom released data on tuesday showing which cities have the worst traffic problems. the conclusion: stuttgart is germany's worst city for commuters.
  • Lufthansa cancels 60th jubilee celebrationnew
    31 March 2015, 2:06 pm - germany's national airline lufthansa announced on tuesday that it would cancel celebrations for the 60th anniversary of its founding in 1955.
  • Doctors warn against snap crash reactionnew
    31 March 2015, 1:41 pm - the president of germany's council of psychotherapists said on tuesday that there was no reason why the country should loosen its rules on doctor-patient confidentiality in the wake of the germanwings crash.


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The Don

  • India's top court suspends summons for former PMnew
    1 April 2015, 8:13 am - new delhi: india's top court on wednesday suspended a summons requiring former prime minister manmohan singh to appear as one of the accused in a corruption trial involving coal mining licences.singh, who was prime minister from 2004 until last year,
  • Governor Sindh welcomes PTI decision for Karachi rallynew
    1 April 2015, 8:07 am - karachi: sindh governor dr ishratul ibad has welcomed the pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) to hold a rally in jinnah ground situated in karachi's azizabad area. "we have welcomed pti ─ wherever they want to hold a rally, they are most welcome."
  • At least 62 children killed in Yemen in past week: Unicefnew
    1 April 2015, 7:50 am - united nations: at least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured in yemen over the past week as fighting has escalated with a saudi-led air campaign, the un children's agency unicef said tuesday.“children are in desperate need of
  • Kamal resigns as ICC president amid controversynew
    1 April 2015, 7:48 am - dhaka: international cricket council (icc) president mustafa kamal announced his resignation wednesday, accusing colleagues within the game's global body of acting “unlawfully”. “the main reason for my resignation is that i can't
  • Three TTP suspects arrested in Jamshoronew
    1 April 2015, 7:32 am - hyderabad: jamshoro police on wednesday claimed the arrest of three activists belonging to outlawed tehreek-i-taliban pakistan's (ttp) shaharyar group in a pre-dawn raid on wednesday. police also claimed the recovery of hand grenades, weapons and
  • Indian police arrest four Bangladeshi nationals over rape of nunnew
    1 April 2015, 6:54 am - kolkata: indian police said wednesday they have arrested four bangladeshi nationals in connection with the rape of an elderly nun that sent shockwaves through the christian community.the nun, who is in her 70s, needed surgery after she was attacked
  • Blast in Tirah Valley kills two security personnelnew
    1 April 2015, 6:16 am - peshawar: at least two security forces personnel were killed when an improvised explosive device (ied) went off wednesday morning in khyber agency's tirah valley.according to a security official, the bomb which had been planted on the roadside,
  • MQM chief invites PTI to hold rally in Azizabadnew
    1 April 2015, 5:09 am - karachi: muttahida qaumi movement chief altaf hussain on wednesday offered the pakistan tehreek-i-insaf to either hold its rally in azizabad's jinnah ground while maintaining the sanctity of the "martyrs' memorial" situated there or to hold the rally
  • NA panel to review progress of work on hydropower projectnew
    1 April 2015, 2:00 am - islamabad: the members of the national assembly’s standing committee on planning and development will arrive in azad kashmir’s capital muzaffarabad on april 7 on a two-day visit to review “overall physical progress” of the
  • Chinese president to address parliamentnew
    1 April 2015, 1:56 am - islamabad: the chinese president’s long-awaited visit to pakistan is now likely to materialise with president xi jinping expected to arrive in the country on april 10.sources say that during the visit, over two dozen memoranda of understanding


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  • Iran nuclear talks extended; Russia says deal within reachnew
    1 April 2015, 9:14 am - lausanne, switzerland (reuters) - six world powers and iran met again on wednesday in a bid to reach a preliminary accord on reining in tehran's nuclear program, after failing to agree crucial details such as the lifting of u.n. sanctions by a
  • Two armed people enter Turkish ruling party office in Istanbul: medianew
    1 April 2015, 9:12 am - istanbul (reuters) - two armed people entered an office of turkey's ruling ak party in an istanbul suburb on wednesday, the dogan news agency reported, a day after leftist militants took a prosecutor hostage in a courthouse in the city.(image)
  • Nigeria's Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handovernew
    1 April 2015, 9:09 am - abuja (reuters) - nigerian election winner muhammadu buhari congratulated outgoing president goodluck jonathan for peacefully relinquishing power on wednesday, a day after becoming the first nigerian politician to unseat a sitting leader at the
  • Yemen air strikes kill 23 in factory: residentsnew
    1 April 2015, 8:40 am - aden (reuters) - an air strike on yemen's red sea port of hodaida destroyed a dairy factory on tuesday night, killing 23 workers, medical sources said, in what appeared to be one of the biggest cases of civilian deaths in a saudi-led campaign against
  • Grandson of Getty oil founder discovered dead in Los Angeles homenew
    1 April 2015, 8:09 am - los angeles (reuters) - the grandson of billionaire getty oil founder j. paul getty was found dead on tuesday afternoon at his home in los angeles, the family said in a statement.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • South Korea charges attacker of U.S. envoy with attempted murdernew
    1 April 2015, 8:07 am - seoul (reuters) - prosecutors have formally charged a south korean man with attempted murder after the u.s. ambassador in seoul was slashed in the face in a knife attack last month, leaving him with wounds needing 80 stitches, prosecutors said on
  • Video shows last seconds of Germanwings flight before crash: Bildnew
    1 April 2015, 8:06 am - berlin (reuters) - a video showing the chaotic final seconds on board the germanwings flight that crashed in the french alps last week has been discovered near the site, germany's bild daily reported on wednesday, saying it had seen the
  • Clashes in Istanbul after police kill courthouse hostage-takersnew
    1 April 2015, 7:33 am - istanbul (reuters) - protesters clashed with turkish police overnight in two istanbul neighborhoods after far-left militants who took a prosecutor hostage in a courthouse were killed by security forces in an attempted rescue mission.(image) (image)
  • Greek economy minister sees deal with EU/IMF on reforms next weeknew
    1 April 2015, 6:37 am - athens (reuters) - greece should reach a deal with its euro zone partners and the international monetary fund next week on a package of reforms, which will help to unlock remaining bailout funds, the country's economy minister said on
  • Indonesian court to decide on Bali Nine execution appeal on April 6new
    1 April 2015, 6:03 am - jakarta (reuters) - an indonesian court hearing the appeals of two australian death row convicts will announce a verdict on april 6, one of the judges determining the case said on wednesday.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)