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The Local (Sweden)

  • Russians intercept Sweden navy 'love texts'new
    28 November 2014, 2:58 pm - private messages sent between staff on two swedish navy boats who were having an affair have been published in russia, after a group of radio geeks intercepted the signal used to transmit the texts.
  • Row over line-up at Sweden's biggest festivalnew
    28 November 2014, 11:47 am - this week robbie williams was announced as the headline act at bråvalla - one of the largest music events in scandinavia. but the british star has proved a controversial choice for the three day festival in southern sweden's norrköpping,
  • Swedish shoppers embrace 'Black Friday'new
    28 November 2014, 9:59 am - more companies in sweden are rolling out the imported american shopping phenomenon known as 'black friday' by slashing prices for post-thanksgiving purchases.
  • Skanska quits South America over corruptionnew
    28 November 2014, 7:58 am - swedish engineering giant skanska has decided to pull out of the south american market after being dragged into a corruption scandal involving the brazilian oil major petrobras.
  • Jobs and immigration cost Moderates electionnew
    28 November 2014, 7:08 am - sweden's moderate party slumped at the polls on election day as it lost the jobs, welfare and immigration debate, according to the party's post election analysis.
  • How to make Swedish potato and fish gratinnew
    28 November 2014, 6:54 am - feeling the need for some comfort food during the cold weather? the dish swedes call janssons frestelse is popular during the winter and is often found on the christmas smorgasbord. food writer john duxbury shares his recipe with the local...
  • Swedes cook up win at culinary world cupnew
    28 November 2014, 6:38 am - sweden claimed two gold and two silver medals at the culinary world cup in luxembourg this week, which features over 100 teams from around the world competing for gastronomic greatness.
  • What's On: November 27th - December 4thnew
    27 November 2014, 4:12 pm - northern sweden's umeå is fighting the encroaching darkness with a bright pop festival, horses are trotting into town in stockholm, gothenburg is celebrating french culture and winter markets are popping up everywhere this week.
  • More rats creep into Sweden's citiesnew
    27 November 2014, 3:30 pm - sweden is experiencing a rapid increase in its rat population according to the country's biggest pest control company, which says that the growing trend for outdoor food stalls is partly to blame.
  • 'Tinder for jobs' app in discrimination rownew
    27 November 2014, 12:03 pm - a smartphone app designed to match young job seekers with potential employers has gained more than ten thousand likes since it launched in stockholm a week ago. the company is already planning to target other capitals, despite criticism that it

The Local (Germany)

  • Bundestag passes debt-free budget for 2015new
    28 November 2014, 3:40 pm - germany signed off friday on its 2015 draft budget, which foresees a balanced bottom line for the country's public finances for the first time since 1969.
  • So much more than chocolatenew
    28 November 2014, 1:11 pm - what's not to like about opening a little paper door every day to get a piece of chocolate only for it all to lead to a day when we all eat a lot of everything?
  • Fare dodging could cost more in 2015new
    28 November 2014, 1:10 pm - states are pushing the government to increase fines for people using public transport without a ticket from next year.
  • Discovering German identity from abroadnew
    28 November 2014, 11:52 am - german student living in canada julia reichel turns our expat dispatches around this week as she learns that being german outside germany isn't so bad.
  • BND spied on Germans living abroadnew
    28 November 2014, 11:40 am - the bundesnachrichtendienst (bnd), germany's foreign intelligence service, spied on some citizens living abroad, a former lawyer for the spies told mps on thursday.
  • Negotiations restart between GDL and Bahnnew
    28 November 2014, 10:18 am - deutsche bahn (db) and the train drivers union (gdl) are bellying up to the bargaining table again on friday, though the head of the gdl won't rule out more strikes.
  • Beckenbauer targeted in Fifa ethics inquirynew
    28 November 2014, 9:27 am - german football hero franz beckenbauer has been named as one of five fifa executive committee members being investigated for possible corruption by the football association's ethics board, it was reported on thursday.
  • Germany and Italy: help refugee home countriesnew
    28 November 2014, 9:06 am - foreign ministers frank-walter steinmeier and paolo gentiloni called on friday for increased aid to countries many people are fleeing as refugees.
  • Economists urge reform for Germany, Francenew
    28 November 2014, 8:19 am - a top level economic report on thursday urged european heavyweights france and germany to implement urgent economic reforms, warning that europe risked falling into a "stagnation trap".
  • Bavaria plans free wifi for 'whole state'new
    27 November 2014, 3:45 pm - finance minister christian söder wants to drag bavaria online with an ambitious plan for far-ranging public internet access by 2020.


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Japan Today (Japan)

  • Sports › Gold takes lead after short program at NHK Trophynew
    28 November 2014, 9:15 am - gracie gold of the united states took the lead after the short program at the nhk trophy on friday, boosting her chances of qualifying for the grand prix final. the u.s. champion hit all her jumps to score 68.16 points and finish ahead of alena
  • National › Mt Aso eruptions continue for 4th daynew
    28 November 2014, 7:30 am - a volcano in kyushu is blasting out chunks of magma for the fourth straight day in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater. the japan meteorological agency said friday
  • Picture of the Day › Face-offnew
    28 November 2014, 6:00 am - a mask of japanese prime minister shinzo abe is on sale at a market in tokyo.
  • National › Two police officers commit suicide in Osaka, Miyazakinew
    28 November 2014, 6:00 am - two police officers committed suicide in osaka and miyazaki on thursday by shooting themselves, the national police agency said friday. in a police station in osaka's chuo ward, a 41-year-old officer was found at 9 a.m. in the basement floor toilet,
  • World › 1.2 million Australian Christmas lights set recordnew
    28 November 2014, 5:15 am - an australian lawyer has set a world record by stringing up almost 1.2 million christmas lights in the center of the national capital. guinness world records on friday confirmed that the 120 kilometers (75 miles) of multicolored wire strung in the
  • Sports › Lions, Eagles and Seahawks beat rivals on Thanksgiving Daynew
    28 November 2014, 5:15 am - the philadelphia eagles and detroit lions both served up u.s. thanksgiving day routs to move atop their divisions while the seattle seahawks boosted their playoff hopes with a commanding win on thursday. football is as much a thanksgiving day
  • Technology › Toyota to test advanced driving assist technologies on expresswaynew
    28 November 2014, 3:40 am - toyota motor corp will begin to test its autonomous car on public roads in december. the announcement was made at a meeting that the company had to explain its safety technologies. "we will actively continue the development of autonomous driving
  • Sports › Sapporo to bid for 2026 Winter Olympicsnew
    28 November 2014, 2:02 am - the mayor of sapporo has announced his city's intention to bid for the 2026 winter olympics. sapporo, on japan's northernmost island hokkaido, hosted the winter olympics in 1972. sapporo mayor fumio ueda told a city assembly meeting thursday that
  • Business › Japan consumer inflation slows to 2.9% in Octobernew
    28 November 2014, 2:00 am - japanese core consumer inflation continued to slow, increasing 2.9% in october year-on-year, according to data released friday. the figure matched the market's forecast and compared with september's reading of 3% amid worries about the nation's
  • Technology › Did Sony's sexed-up PS Vita ad deserve to be yanked?new
    28 November 2014, 12:00 am - sony have had a bit of heat for a few days after publishing and then promptly pulling a new playstation vita remote play promo video. the youtube spot features(ed) a seductively fem-british medical professional breathily placating and reassuring an

The Don

  • Quetta police arrest murderer of six-year-old Hazara girlnew
    28 November 2014, 2:19 pm - quetta: police in quetta claim to have arrested the killer of six-year-old hazara girl saher batool, whose body was dumped after apparently being subjected to rape attempts.“after one month, we have successfully apprehended the killer of saher
  • Pakistan desires meaningful dialogue with India: Nawaznew
    28 November 2014, 1:50 pm - islamabad: prime minister nawaz sharif on friday said that pakistan wanted ties with india on the basis of “dignity, self-respect and honour” and desires a “meaningful dialogue to resolve all issues including kashmir”.
  • Govt allows PTI to hold Nov 30 rally at Jinnah Avenuenew
    28 November 2014, 11:54 am - islamabad: the pml-n government has allowed pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) to hold its nov 30 rally at jinnah avenue in islamabad, the interior minister announced on friday.speaking at a press conference on friday, federal interior minister chaudhry
  • CEC name will be announced before Dec 1: Khursheed Shahnew
    28 November 2014, 11:03 am - islamabad: leader of the opposition in the national assembly syed khursheed shah said friday that the name of the new chief election commissioner of pakistan (cec) would be announced before december 1. speaking to media representatives outside the
  • Recovery of Bajaur girls: Court grants bail to three accusednew
    28 November 2014, 10:02 am - karachi: a local court in karachi granted bail on friday to three accused persons, including a seminary owner, who had handed over 35 girl students to a family in liaqatabad c-1 area as a bargaining chip to settle a debt recovery dispute.the three
  • BHC bans houbara bustard hunting in Balochistannew
    28 November 2014, 9:06 am - quetta: the balochistan high court (bhc) on friday ordered cancellation of areas alloted to arabs and other foreigners hunting for the rare houbara bustard and other birds in the is illegal for arab royal family members and other
  • Jundullah claims attack on polio workers in Quettanew
    28 November 2014, 7:48 am - quetta: a spokesman for the proscribed militant group jundullah on friday claimed responsibility for wednesday's attack on polio workers which had claimed the lives of four people, including three lady health workers (lhw), in quetta.a spokesman for
  • India woos neighbours as rifts open door to Chinanew
    28 November 2014, 6:13 am - kathmandu: india pledged a slew of regional investments at a south asian summit this week, seeking to counter china's growing economic inroads into its backyard as it remains embroiled in bitter rivalry with pakistan.indian prime minister narendra
  • Cricket closes ranks to support Sean Abbottnew
    28 November 2014, 6:09 am - sydney: phillip hughes' sister has joined in an outpouring of support for young fast bowler sean abbott, who unleashed the delivery which felled the australian cricket star three days ago. former test fast bowler jason gillespie told australia's fox
  • 36 Indian prisoners released from Karachi jailnew
    28 November 2014, 5:46 am - karachi: authorities on friday released 36 indian prisoners from the district prison malir in karachi, as a gesture of good will.thirty five fishermen and one civilian were released from the district prison malir after completing their sentences. the


  • Dempster to leave ‘with a bang’new
    28 November 2014, 2:29 pm - a veteran journalist will leave the abc under budget cuts, promising to go out “with a bang” next week.
  • ‘Illegal’ Australians nabbed in Balinew
    28 November 2014, 8:21 am - planning a seachange to beautiful bali? before you pack up the surfboard, be aware that officials are cracking down on aussies working illegally. four face deportation.
  • Navy’s $1.5 billion warship unveilednew
    28 November 2014, 8:13 am - with all the pomp and ceremony that the navy can muster, its biggest ever ship — hmas canberra — has joined the fleet at garden island.
  • The case that has everyone bafflednew
    28 November 2014, 7:06 am - helen dawson key had no known enemies and no links to crime. so why would anyone want her dead? it’s a mysterious case that has police calling for the public’s help to solve it.
  • No escape from their own homenew
    28 November 2014, 6:22 am - six people remain trapped inside a brisbane house after yesterday’s severe hailstorm, with police telling them it’s just too dangerous to leave.
  • Is Tony Abbott avoiding Victoria?new
    28 November 2014, 5:20 am - the libs are bringing out the big guns in an effort to hang on to power in victoria. but one prominent liberal is so on the nose that he’s nowhere to be seen.
  • Top ten cars go head to headnew
    28 November 2014, 2:53 am - as the exhaustive coty drive program starts, carsguide covers the market segments — the focus as ever is on testing real cars for real people on real roads.
  • The stories you need to know todaynew
    28 November 2014, 12:47 am - two muslim men have been accused of giving a court the “middle finger” by refusing to stand for the judge.
  • Exclusive: Incest clan’s family albumnew
    28 November 2014, 12:30 am - exclusive: they are photos which could have been taken of any happy family down on the farm. the difference is these innocent youngsters’ faces have had to be pixelated to protect their identities because the incest crimes against them are so
  • Killer will never serve full jail termnew
    27 November 2014, 8:44 pm - kerry forrest will spend the last few months of her life in pain, in a wheelchair and in jail for the poisoning murder of william adamson.

Times Of India



  • Pope urges solidarity to stop aggressors in Syria and Iraqnew
    28 November 2014, 2:29 pm - ankara (reuters) - pope francis called for an end to all forms of fundamentalism on friday and said fighting hunger and poverty, rather than military intervention alone, were key to stopping islamist militants carrying out "grave persecutions" in
  • Bomb explodes outside crowded mosque in north Nigeria's Kanonew
    28 November 2014, 2:21 pm - kano, nigeria (reuters) - a bomb exploded outside the central mosque of north nigeria's biggest city, kano, just as residents were packing into the area for friday prayers, witnesses said.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Texas police kill man who fired at Austin buildingsnew
    28 November 2014, 2:09 pm - austin, texas (reuters) - police in austin shot and killed a man who opened fire on three major buildings in the texas capital on friday and also may have had some type of explosive device in his vehicle.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Offer Israeli Arabs money to move to Palestinian state: Liebermannew
    28 November 2014, 2:04 pm - jerusalem (reuters) - israeli foreign minister avigdor lieberman proposed on friday that arab citizens of israel be offered financial incentives to leave the country and relocate to a future palestinian state.(image) (image) (image) (image)
  • U.N. torture watchdog urges U.S. to crack down on police brutalitynew
    28 November 2014, 1:56 pm - geneva (reuters) - the u.n. committee against torture urged the united states on friday to fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth and ensure that taser weapons are used only in life-threatening
  • German support for sanctions on Russia rise, poll findsnew
    28 November 2014, 1:53 pm - berlin (reuters) - the number of germans supporting european union economic sanctions against russia over the ukraine crisis has risen in the last month and a large majority supports chancellor angela merkel's toughening stance, a poll on friday
  • Protesters target Black Friday sales in Fergusonnew
    28 November 2014, 1:28 pm - ferguson, mo. (reuters) - protesters in ferguson, missouri began targeting black friday sales at major retailers overnight in a new tactic to vent their anger at a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed
  • Japan may expand air bag recalls; worried about impact on industrynew
    28 November 2014, 1:16 pm - tokyo (reuters) - honda motor and mazda motor may have to recall another 200,000 cars in japan to replace takata corp air bags if takata complies with a u.s. order to recall cars across the united states rather than just in humid regions.(image)
  • Global air ticket fraud sweep nets 118 arrestsnew
    28 November 2014, 1:08 pm - amsterdam (reuters) - more than 100 people were arrested worldwide this week after an investigation spanning 45 countries into the use of stolen credit cards to buy plane tickets, european police agency europol said on friday.(image) (image) (image)
  • Exclusive: Indian Essar's planned oil-for-steel deal tests Iran sanctionsnew
    28 November 2014, 12:59 pm - new delhi (reuters) - essar group, a $39 billion indian conglomerate, is looking to tap frozen iranian oil revenues to pay for its steel exports to tehran, in a novel attempt to work around western financial sanctions against the opec member