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  • Wet July dampens Swedes' summer spiritnew
    31 July 2015, 4:49 pm - swedes complaining about the disappointing summer were vindicated after meterologists revealed on friday that july indeed finished wetter – but warmer – than normal.
  • Snoop Dogg's initial drug test positive say policenew
    31 July 2015, 2:51 pm - initial tests suggest that us rapper snoop dogg was under the influence when he was arrested by swedish police after performing at a gig last weekend, a police spokesman told the local on friday.
  • Swedes get set for new money, money, moneynew
    31 July 2015, 12:38 pm - a new smartphone app is set to help swedes navigate the biggest switch in bank notes the country has ever seen with only two months to go before the new cash is introduced.
  • Mining behind Swedish 'earthquake' say expertsnew
    31 July 2015, 12:19 pm - on friday sweden awoke to news of the second earthquake in less than a week, this time in the far north of the country. but a seismologist told the local that the tremors were the result of mining activity.
  • Swedish farm mystery as pigs vanish without tracenew
    31 July 2015, 9:55 am - updated: a swedish farmer is mystified about the disappearance of 64 pigs from his farmyard in the town of vingåker, central sweden.
  • Bananas free Swedish man from speeding finenew
    31 July 2015, 8:22 am - a swedish driver has escaped speeding tickets in court – because the offender was eating a banana. if that sounds bananas to you, keep reading.
  • How to throw your own Swedish crayfish partynew
    31 July 2015, 8:01 am - august crayfish parties are one of the highlights of the swedish calendar and appeal to people of all ages. food writer john duxbury shares his best tips with the local for making your own crayfish party a success.
  • Concerns over 'too Swedish' police forcenew
    31 July 2015, 7:29 am - updated: swedish police academies expressed concern on friday over a sharp decline in the number of foreign-born future officers.
  • Sweden to crack down on silly police reportsnew
    30 July 2015, 5:25 pm - the swedish government announced on thursday that is is going to launch an investigation into valuable police time being wasted by officers forced to deal with unnecessary reports and complaints.
  • Booming exports boost for Sweden's economynew
    30 July 2015, 5:18 pm - figures showing a surprise financial growth spurt in the second quarter of the year have been hailed as proof that sweden's economy is on the road to recovery.

The Local (Germany)

  • July asylum applications hit 'all-time record'new
    31 July 2015, 5:05 pm - more people applied for asylum in germany in july than in any previous month on record, the ministry for immigration and refugees announced on friday.
  • The 1,000s of Germans massacred after WWIInew
    31 July 2015, 4:26 pm - seventy years ago on friday, a munitions depot exploded in the czechoslovakian town of ústí nad labem. for the thousands of sudeten germans who lived in the town, the event was a death sentence.
  • Minister seeks to rid laws of 'Nazi language'new
    31 July 2015, 3:30 pm - germany has made great efforts to purge legal system of remnants of adolf hitler's regime, but some laws still bear traces of the nazi past. the justice minister wants to change this.
  • Newborn baby found in Munich airport toiletsnew
    31 July 2015, 2:30 pm - a newborn baby was found in a toilet in munich airport on thursday. police so far have no clue as to who or where the mother is.
  • Treason investigation of Netzpolitik haltednew
    31 July 2015, 12:47 pm - update: federal prosecutors announced on friday they are suspending investigations of treason against 'digital rights' website netzpolitik for 'the greater good' of upholding freedom of the press.
  • Brit arrested in Munich for meth smugglingnew
    31 July 2015, 11:15 am - a 50-year-old british woman is being held in custody in munich on suspicion of attempting to smuggle two kilos of crystal meth out of munich airport disguised as sweets.
  • Michael Jackson shrine may have to beat itnew
    31 July 2015, 9:02 am - a memorial set up in germany by some of michael jackson's most ardent fans the day after his sudden 2009 death has come under threat in a strangely emotional turf war.
  • Ai Weiwei in Germany as UK slammed over visanew
    31 July 2015, 8:22 am - chinese dissident artist ai weiwei arrived in munich on thursday on his first overseas trip since he was arrested nearly four years ago, after britain denied him a six-month visa because he did not declare a supposed "criminal conviction" on his
  • Start-up helps new Berliners slash red tapenew
    30 July 2015, 6:12 pm - why waste time jumping through the hoops of german bureaucracy when you can pay someone else to take the hassle off your hands? a new berlin company is offering to do just that - and it's got city officials fuming in the process.
  • 'Women-only' parking: sensible or sexist?new
    30 July 2015, 3:10 pm - frankfurt airport is one of many places in germany to offer women their own 'bigger and nicer' parking areas. is this sensible practice or plain sexist?


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  • Sindh govt, FIA at loggerheads over raid on Civic Centrenew
    31 July 2015, 7:51 pm - karachi: sindh government and federal investigation agency (fia) are at loggerheads over the latter’s recent raid on civic centre to seize land record pertaining to ‘china-cutting’ in the city, according to officials and documents
  • Petroleum prices reduced up to Rs4.92, says finance ministernew
    31 July 2015, 6:29 pm - islamabad: the government announced on friday to reduce the prices of petroleum products up to rs 4.92 per litre with effect from august 1 (saturday).addressing a press conference, minister for finance ishaq dar said, “we have reduced the
  • Any attempt to obstruct CPEC will be thwarted at all costs: COASnew
    31 July 2015, 5:34 pm - islamabad: chief of army staff general raheel sharif made it clear on friday that any attempt to obstruct or impede the progress of china-pakistan economic corridor (cpec) will be thwarted at all costs.“cpec would benefit the entire region and
  • JuD to hold vicarious funeral for Mullah Omar in Islamabadnew
    31 July 2015, 5:23 pm - islamabad/quetta: jamaatud dawa (jud), a self-proclaimed charity working in pakistan, announced holding vicarious funeral prayers for the deceased taliban chief tomorrow afternoon in an islamabad mosque.according to jud spokesman asif khursheed, the
  • Jalaluddin Haqqani is dead, say Taliban sourcesnew
    31 July 2015, 1:46 pm - peshawar: chief of the haqqani militant network and father of sirajuddin haqqani, jaluluddin haqqani, died almost a year ago of natural causes and was buried in afghan province of khost, according to reliable sources among the afghan taliban.while
  • PTI chief resolves differences with Justice (r) Wajihuddin, Hamid Khannew
    31 July 2015, 12:34 pm - islamabad: pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) chairman imran khan on friday held a meeting with the party's election tribunal head justice (r) wajihuddin ahmad and senior party member hamid khan to resolve the simmering differences within the
  • MQM submits letter to UN chief over alleged mistreatment of activistsnew
    31 July 2015, 12:09 pm - karachi: muttahida qaumi movement (mqm) has submitted a letter to united nations (un) secretary general ban ki-moon, claiming excesses committed by the para-military rangers in their ongoing security operation in karachi. the letter was submitted
  • Act first, report later during flood relief efforts: COASnew
    31 July 2015, 11:58 am - islamabad: chief of army staff (coas) general raheel sharif has directed all concerned authorities to continue rescue and relief efforts in flood-affected areas of the country 'leaving no stone unturned', according to a series of tweets by director
  • Minor girl raped, killed in Karachinew
    31 July 2015, 11:41 am - karachi: a minor girl was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and killed before being dumped in a deserted area of karachi's sachal goth on friday, according to police and hospital officials.officials said that the body of the seven-year-old girl was
  • NAB to file corruption reference against former PM Raja Pervez Ashraf‏, othersnew
    31 July 2015, 10:08 am - islamabad: the national accountability bureau (nab) during an executive board meeting (ebm) on friday decided to file a corruption reference against former premier raja pervez ashraf in a case pertaining to rental power projects (rpps) naudero-i.a


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  • How Pentagon war fund became a budget buster Washington can't resistnew
    31 July 2015, 8:47 pm - washington (reuters) - the number of u.s. troops deployed in battle zones is at its lowest level since before the 2003 invasion of iraq. still, congress has authorized a 38 percent increase in the war budget over last year.(image) (image) (image)
  • Two Ohio campus police officers won't face charges: prosecutornew
    31 July 2015, 8:30 pm - (reuters) - two university of cincinnati police officers who were interviewed about the death of an unarmed black motorist at the hands of a fellow officer will not face charges, a prosecutor said on friday.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Exclusive: Walkout at Taliban leadership meeting raises specter of splitnew
    31 July 2015, 7:44 pm - peshawar, pakistan (reuters) - at the taliban meeting this week where mullah akhtar mohammad mansour was named as the islamist militant group's new head, several senior figures in the movement, including the son and brother of late leader mullah
  • Recovered plane debris flown to France for checksnew
    31 July 2015, 7:24 pm - st denis, reunion (reuters) - plane debris which washed up on the indian ocean island of reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished malaysia airlines boeing 777 was flown to france on friday for checks officials hope could provide some insight
  • Apple, BMW in courtship with an eye on car collaborationnew
    31 July 2015, 7:07 pm - frankfurt/san francisco (reuters) - bmw and apple may rekindle a courtship put on hold after an exploratory visit by executives of the world's top maker of electronic gadgets to the headquarters of the word's biggest seller of premium cars.(image)
  • Greek PM defends controversial 'Plan B' for euro zone exitnew
    31 July 2015, 6:40 pm - athens (reuters) - prime minister alexis tsipras acknowledged on friday that his government had made covert contingency plans in case greece was forced out of the euro, but rejected accusations that he had plotted a return to the drachma.(image)
  • Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killernew
    31 July 2015, 6:02 pm - harare (reuters) - the american dentist who killed cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister oppah muchinguri said on friday.(image) (image)
  • U.S. employment data weigh on dollar, Treasury yieldsnew
    31 July 2015, 6:01 pm - new york (reuters) - the dollar fell and benchmark u.s. treasury yields touched multi-week lows on friday as an unexpectedly weak government reading of american labor costs dulled prospects for higher u.s. interest rates.(image) (image) (image)
  • Reports of Haqqani network founder's death, but family deniesnew
    31 July 2015, 5:32 pm - wana/peshawar, pakistan (reuters) - family members on friday denied reports of the death of jalaluddin haqqani, founder of the fearsome haqqani militant network blamed for some of afghanistan's deadliest suicide attacks.(image) (image) (image)
  • U.S. wage growth brakes in second-quarter; consumer sentiment slipsnew
    31 July 2015, 5:10 pm - washington (reuters) - u.s. labor costs in the second quarter recorded their smallest increase in 33 years as workers earned less in commissions and bonuses, in what appeared to be a temporary wage growth setback against the backdrop of diminishing