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The Local (Sweden)

  • New Slovakia law may limit Swedish gun usenew
    5 July 2015, 6:25 pm - hundreds of so-called plugged guns are bought legally abroad and smuggled from slovakia to sweden, where they are used by criminals. but new law the eastern european nation may close this deadly loophole.
  • Arrest warrants issued for Sunday murdernew
    5 July 2015, 3:41 pm - according to police, arrest warrants have been issued for two people, suspected of the murder of a man in his 20s, who was shot to death on lundavägen in arlöv just north of malmö on sunday.
  • BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Eightnew
    5 July 2015, 2:41 pm - the swedish liberal party tried score some new support after a year of plummeting in the polls when its leader jan björklund took centre stage on the final day of almedalen.
  • Swedes on cusp of snail control breakthroughnew
    4 July 2015, 4:42 pm - since the spring, frequent rain has ensured prime conditions for one of the gardener’s biggest enemies - the snail. swedish scientists, however, may have found the ultimate deterrent.
  • BLOG: Sweden's political power forum - Day Sevennew
    4 July 2015, 3:40 pm - it's the seventh day of almedalen, the most important week in swedish politics, and the left party is running the show. the local is live blogging the key moments.
  • Russian bombers seen off Swedish coastnew
    4 July 2015, 2:58 pm - swedish fighter jets were sent on saturday morning to monitor the activity of two russian bombers to the east of gotland.
  • 'Today's refugees could be tomorrow's Zlatan'new
    4 July 2015, 9:37 am - sweden is grappling with how to handle a large influx of asylum seekers while some other eu nations brush off responsibility – but it's important to focus on the benefits of immigration as well, high-profile panelists agreed at an almedalen
  • Opposition head pledges lower taxes on first jobsnew
    3 July 2015, 8:58 pm - moderate party leader anna kinberg batra spoke about jobs in her first speech at almedalen since becoming head of sweden's biggest opposition party.
  • Cashless society faces backlash from losersnew
    3 July 2015, 5:50 pm - sweden is possibly the nearest thing the world has to a cashless society, but some swedes are worried about the effects on rural areas, pensioners - and personal integrity.
  • Jump in solo children seeking Swedish asylumnew
    3 July 2015, 3:52 pm - a record 1447 unaccompanied children sought asylum in sweden last month, figures from the swedish migration board have revealed.

The Local (Germany)

  • 'Political interventions before World Cup votes'new
    5 July 2015, 5:25 pm - according to fifa president, sepp blatter, french and german presidents applied political pressure prior to the 2018 and 2022 world cup votes
  • Hamburg districts make UNESCO heritage listnew
    5 July 2015, 4:43 pm - the un cultural agency on sunday designated hamburg's historic maritime warehouse and business districts, boasting early 20th century german brick architecture, as world heritage sites.
  • Germany's AfD heads right with new leadernew
    5 July 2015, 10:08 am - germany's alternative for germany (afd) party ousted its co-founder and frontman bernd lucke on saturday to elect a new leader from its right wing, signalling a shift in focus to immigration from its anti-euro origins.
  • Varoufakis accuses creditors of 'terrorism'new
    4 July 2015, 8:04 am - greek finance minister yanis varoufakis accused athens' creditors of "terrorism" in an interview published on saturday, a day before greeks vote in a high-stakes referendum on their bailout.
  • Extreme heat causes Autobahn to rupturenew
    3 July 2015, 5:16 pm - the heatwave sweeping across the country may have germans flocking to the sea this weekend, but the extreme temperatures are also causing autobahns to break apart.
  • Nazi island resort to be turned into luxury flatsnew
    3 July 2015, 4:00 pm - a vast nazi mega-complex meant as holiday homes for german workers and later used by the soviets as a cold war barracks is about to be turned into luxury flats.
  • 'Bundestag must vote on new bailout': Schäublenew
    3 July 2015, 2:50 pm - update: finance minister wolfgang schäuble said on friday that there would be no quick release of bailout funds to greece after the country's referendum on whether to accept its creditors' terms on sunday.
  • 'Germany will crack England': top coachnew
    3 July 2015, 2:34 pm - the manager of european champions ffc frankfurt told the local he expects germany to beat england in the third place play-off in the women's world cup, and predicted his protege celia sasic will grab a goal or two.
  • Germany reach semis of beach volleyball worldsnew
    3 July 2015, 12:30 pm - germany's top beach volleyball pair are storming the world championships in holland and prepare to face brazil in the semis on friday.
  • Activists give Dalai Lama 80th birthday stampnew
    3 July 2015, 12:01 pm - pro-tibet activists have created a new limited-edition stamp featuring the dalai lama to mark the tibetan spiritual leader's 80th birthday.


The Mosque Times



  • Scenes of Joy as Greece's 'No' Voters Celebrate Victorynew
    5 July 2015, 10:14 pm - cheering and chanting, thousands of greeks who voted to say 'no' to bailout austerity measures crowded into central athens on sunday to celebrate a landslide referendum victory, seemingly oblivious to...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Greek Conservative Opposition Chief Antonis Samaras Resignsnew
    5 July 2015, 10:00 pm - greece's conservative opposition chief antonis samaras on sunday announced his resignation after the country was on course to soundly reject further austerity cuts in a referendum(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • No Ties With Janata Parivar, Left Stands United in Biharnew
    5 July 2015, 7:56 pm - ruling out the possibility of an alliance with the janata parivar, the left parties on sunday announced their decision of contesting the crucial bihar assembly election as a "united" bloc.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Pakistan Violates Ceasefire, Indian Soldier Killed in Firing in Kashmir's Nowgamnew
    5 July 2015, 7:45 pm - a bsf jawan was killed on sunday in firing in a ceasefire violation by pakistani troops along the line of control in nowgam sector of kashmir valley.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Britain's Princess Charlotte Christened in Intimate Ceremonynew
    5 July 2015, 6:48 pm - britain's princess charlotte was christened in an intimate ceremony on sunday, in the royal baby's second public appearance since her birth nine weeks ago to proud parents prince william and kate.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • St Stephen's Molestation Row: Valson Thampu Demands a CBI Inquirynew
    5 July 2015, 6:17 pm - st stephen's principal valson thampu today sought a cbi probe into the alleged molestation of a research scholar, who has also accused him of shielding the accused.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Greece Defies Europe With Overwhelming 'No' in Referendumnew
    5 July 2015, 6:08 pm - greeks voted overwhelmingly "no" on sunday in a historic bailout referendum, partial results showed, defying warnings from across europe that rejecting new austerity terms for fresh financial aid woul...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • PM Modi to Meet Nawaz Sharif in Russia on July 10new
    5 July 2015, 5:59 pm - prime minister narendra modi will meet his pakistani counterpart, nawaz sharif, on the sidelines of a summit in russia this week.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Mohammad Imran Quits as Pakistan Hockey Captainnew
    5 July 2015, 5:25 pm - mohammad imran stepped down as captain after the national team failed to qualify for next year's rio olympics games. pakistan finished last in world hockey league.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Opinion Polls Show 'No' Ahead in Greek Bailout Referendumnew
    5 July 2015, 4:33 pm - opinion polls released after greece's bailout referendum on sunday showed the 'no' vote ahead, suggesting voters had defied warnings from across europe that rejection of the creditors' terms would set...(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)

Japan Today (Japan)

The Don

  • Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'new
    5 July 2015, 4:33 pm - athens: greeks voted overwhelmingly on sunday to reject terms of a bailout, risking financial ruin in a show of defiance that could splinter europe. with nearly half of the votes counted, official figures showed 61 percent of greeks rejecting the
  • Imran accuses Sethi of '70 punctures, not just 35'new
    5 July 2015, 3:42 pm - karachi: pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) chairman imran khan on sunday said veteran journalist and former caretaker chief minister of punjab, najam sethi, was not just involved in ‘35 punctures’ as he had previously alleged but had done
  • Three labourers gunned down in Gwadarnew
    5 July 2015, 2:56 pm - quetta: armed militants killed three labourers in balochistan's gwadar district sunday evening, according to levies sources.sources told that the militants opened fire at a construction company in zero point area of pasni tehsil in gwadar
  • Blast kills one, injures 15 in Quettanew
    5 July 2015, 1:37 pm - quetta: an explosion killed one person and injured another 15, including three women and two children, around quetta's bacha khan chowk area sunday evening. the bomb blast smashed windows of shops and also damaged vehicles parked nearby.according to
  • 12 suspected militants, four soldiers killed in North Waziristan clashnew
    5 July 2015, 12:22 pm - dera khan: at least 12 suspected militants and four security personnel were killed in an exchange of fire in data khel area of north waziristan tribal region, according to an inter-services public relations (ispr) statement.the statement added that
  • Met Dawood Ibrahim in London, he had offered to return: Indian lawyernew
    5 July 2015, 10:53 am - a senior lawyer of india's supreme court ram jethmalani has claimed to have met dawood ibrahim in london, where the fugitive underworld don offered to surrender himself and his close associate chota shakeel before indian an interview
  • Substandard food leaves over 50 children ill at Islamabad sweet homenew
    5 July 2015, 8:03 am - islamabad: over 50 children fell ill on sunday after consuming 'substandard food' at the pakistan sweet homes (psh) in islamabad.the children were shifted to pakistan institute of medical sciences (pims) for treatment.know more: there’s no
  • Power transmission capacity surges to 16,300MWnew
    5 July 2015, 1:28 am - lahore: the government has increased its national power transmission capacity to 16,300mw and plans to take it up to 21,000mw by the end of next year, claims minister of state for water and power abid sher ali.addressing a press conference here on
  • Khattak accused of victimising political opponentsnew
    5 July 2015, 1:19 am - nowshera: pakistan people’s party provincial general secretary liaqat shabab has termed the khyber pakhtunkhwa ehtesab commission as a tool to victimise political opponents.“i was arrested on charges of committing corruption of rs5
  • Era of proxy wars should end in South Asia: Olsonnew
    5 July 2015, 1:19 am - peshawar: while praising sacrifices of the pakistan army and zarb-e-azb’s “disruptive effect on terrorists” in north waziristan agency, us ambassador richard olson has said that it is time proxy wars in south asia come to an end.


  • Barnaby Joyce pulls out of Q&Anew
    5 July 2015, 11:00 pm - barnaby joyce has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance on the abc’s q&a program after the prime minister ordered frontbenchers to boycott the show.
  • Children who murder parentsnew
    5 July 2015, 10:11 pm - it is a crime few of us could comprehend — but it happens more than you might think. what happens when parents are murdered by their children?
  • Mixed news for Labor in poll resultsnew
    5 July 2015, 9:23 pm - the latest newspoll puts labor ahead of the coalition in two-party-preferred terms, but raises concerns about the continuing low approval rating of bill shorten.
  • RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know todaynew
    5 July 2015, 7:39 pm - a man with asperger’s syndrome who was attacked by a group of thugs didn’t press charges, instead he came up with his own style of justice.
  • RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know todaynew
    5 July 2015, 7:39 pm - a man with asperger’s syndrome who was attacked by a group of thugs didn’t press charges, instead he came up with his own style of justice. and his mum couldn’t be prouder.
  • Origin fever spreads worldwidenew
    5 July 2015, 6:22 pm - the annual clash between the blues and the maroons has become an opportunity for aussies worldwide to resurrect old state rivalries ... and have a drink or two, natch.
  • Home loans given out too easilynew
    5 July 2015, 9:37 am - banks are not taking into account whether borrowers will be able to afford their repayments if interest rates rise, a debt collection agency has warned.
  • Bali flights return to normalnew
    5 July 2015, 9:22 am - jetstar and virgin australia have resumed flights to and from bali after a volcanic ash eruption caused days of disruption.
  • ‘This operation is so f***ing easy’new
    5 July 2015, 7:49 am - he was the aussie whose revolutionary technique changed the lives of five million people. and he once confessed to ray martin that any ‘idiot’ could do it.
  • ‘Territory panther’ photographednew
    5 July 2015, 3:51 am - a photograph of an enormous black cat on the banks of a territory river has sparked speculation about the existence of exotic cats in the territory outback.

Times Of India



  • Kerry urges Iran to make 'hard choices', says US ready to walknew
    5 July 2015, 10:59 pm - vienna (reuters) - an iranian nuclear agreement is possible this week if iran makes the "hard choices" necessary, but if not, the united states stands ready to walk away from the negotiations, u.s. secretary of state john kerry said on sunday.(image)
  • Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'new
    5 July 2015, 10:37 pm - athens (reuters) - greeks voted overwhelmingly on sunday to reject terms of a bailout, risking financial ruin in a show of defiance that could splinter europe.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Egyptian army kills 63 militants in North Sinai: sourcesnew
    5 July 2015, 7:14 pm - cairo (reuters) - egypt’s military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 63 islamist militants in north sinai on sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the
  • On nervous border, Turks welcome army but fear incursion into Syrianew
    5 July 2015, 5:42 pm - karkamis, turkey (reuters) - from his fields in turkey, farmer huseyin ozdemir can see islamist militants digging trenches and planting mines as they ready for battle around the northern syrian town of jarablus.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Greek referendum final polls show 'No' vote ahead by small marginnew
    5 July 2015, 4:12 pm - athens (reuters) - final opinion polls released after the end of voting in greece's referendum showed the 'no' vote leading by a small margin in sunday's vote on a bailout proposal from creditors.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Fears of Syria war persist in Lebanese border villagenew
    5 July 2015, 4:03 pm - qaa, lebanon (reuters) - the barren mountains separating the lebanese village of qaa from syria have helped shield it from the war raging next door, yet fears of missile attacks, abductions and incursions have persisted since the conflict erupted
  • U.S. and Iran: the unbearable awkwardness of defending your enemynew
    5 July 2015, 4:02 pm - vienna (reuters) - it's always awkward to defend your enemies. but that's the position u.s. president barack obama's administration has found itself in with iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff.(image)
  • Lebanese Hezbollah and Syrian army enter rebel-held border citynew
    5 July 2015, 3:32 pm - beirut (reuters) - the syrian army and lebanese hezbollah fighters said on sunday they had entered the rebel-held city of zabadani on the second day of a major offensive to capture the border area around the beirut-damascus highway.(image) (image)
  • Islamic State suicide bombers strike in Iraqi refinery townnew
    5 July 2015, 3:29 pm - baghdad (reuters) - islamic state suicide bombers and fighters attacked the center of iraq's northern oil refinery town of baiji overnight, forcing the army and shi'ite fighters to pull back, military sources and the local mayor said on
  • China rolls out emergency measures to prevent stock market crashnew
    5 July 2015, 2:59 pm - beijing/shanghai (reuters) - china's stock markets face a make-or-break week after officials rolled out an unprecedented series of steps at the weekend to prevent a full-blown stock market crash that would threaten the world's second-largest