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The Local (Sweden)

  • Swede runs for office just using Bitcoin fundsnew
    12 July 2014, 4:36 pm - a candidate for the swedish parliament is aiming to get into office using only bitcoin money, and has pledged to clamp down on regulations of the virtual currency if he gets elected.
  • Swede killed after crashing into an elknew
    12 July 2014, 2:24 pm - a 53-year-old man in central sweden has died after his car collided with an elk in an crash on a country road.
  • Judge in day-care rapist case reportednew
    12 July 2014, 10:15 am - the judge in the trial of the day-care rapist case has been reported to the swedish national investigation department for allowing a camera in court to record the accused man's abuse tapes. he has branded the decision as 'absurd.'
  • Swedish anti-abortion midwife sues countynew
    11 July 2014, 4:02 pm - a swedish nurse who was fired for refusing to perform abortions due to her religious beliefs has enlisted the help of an american christian legal organization as she takes her dismissal case to court.
  • Father and son sentenced for arsonnew
    11 July 2014, 2:30 pm - the two men prosecuted for attempting to extort swedish celebrity chef melker andersson have been convicted in court, with the 37-year-old getting four years behind bars. his son, 17, will serve time in youth welfare.
  • Swedes overdose on unidentified drugnew
    11 July 2014, 1:13 pm - two people were found dead at a hotel in northern sweden, with pills on the scene leading police to believe drugs were involved.
  • Malmö mayor slams Danish beggar bannew
    11 July 2014, 12:05 pm - updated: malmö mayor katrin stjernfeldt jammeh has lashed out at plans by the danish government to force copenhagen's homeless population across the bridge to beg for change in sweden instead, telling the local it is a "cynical" ploy.
  • Swedes risk infants' lives by covering up pramsnew
    11 July 2014, 11:12 am - attempting to protect your child from the heat by using a blanket to drown out the sun in a pram could prove fatal according to a swedish paediatrician, who has warned parents to abandon the practice.
  • 'Extinct' dragonfly alive and well in Skånenew
    11 July 2014, 11:10 am - a six-year inventory of dragonflies in southern sweden revealed that several species thought to be extinct are still flying high.
  • Swede's salary chopped for Facebook usenew
    11 July 2014, 9:44 am - an employee at an insurance agency in central sweden will lose 15 days of pay as punishment for surfing the web on the job, spending over 40 hours this summer mainly using social media.

The Local (Germany)

  • Palestine protesters try to storm Berlin's Fan Milenew
    12 July 2014, 9:41 pm - hundreds of palestinian protesters tried to storm berlin's fan mile on saturday afternoon - the centre of world cup celebration in the german capital.
  • Bookies backing Germany for victorynew
    12 July 2014, 2:35 pm - germany are red-hot favourites to win the world cup on sunday, according to british bookmakers, with punters piling money on them to conquer argentina in the final.
  • Argentina vs. Germany: Nine things to knownew
    12 July 2014, 11:51 am - despite being 12,000 kilometres apart, argentina and germany have quite a bit in common - from historical links to present day collaborations. prepare for sunday's world cup final by learning about the ties that bind these two football powerhouses.
  • T-Mobile in deal with Softbank: reportnew
    12 July 2014, 10:53 am - japan's softbank and deutsche telekom of germany have reached a basic agreement for a merger between their us affiliates sprint and t-mobile us, the business daily nikkei reported saturday.
  • US critical over German handling of spy rownew
    12 July 2014, 10:45 am - the united states on friday hinted at displeasure with germany over its handling of a spying row, which saw the cia chief in berlin thrown out of the country.
  • Man sets himself on fire outside embassynew
    11 July 2014, 7:25 pm - a man set himself on fire outside the libyan embassy in berlin on friday.
  • Germany vs. Argentina: Who does history favour?new
    11 July 2014, 5:10 pm - which side will the history books favour when germany face argentina in the final of the world cup in brazil on sunday? the local looks at past clashes between the two great footballing nations to find out.
  • The most expensive German cities for expatsnew
    11 July 2014, 4:07 pm - german cities remain cheaper than their european neighbours for expats, but have shot up international cost of living rankings. which cities top the list for germany?
  • Berlin to place 8,000 lit balloons along Wall routenew
    11 July 2014, 3:02 pm - berlin will mark 25 years since the fall of the wall by placing around 8,000 illuminated balloons along the route of the barrier which divided the city between east and west for 30 years.
  • How German lands responded to the Black Deathnew
    11 July 2014, 2:40 pm - in this week's expat dispatches, history teacher mike stuchbery gives us a lesson in the medieval fear and loathing unleashed by the black death in the german lands.


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The Don

  • DG Rangers Sindh changednew
    12 July 2014, 5:12 pm - islamabad: in a surprise move late saturday night, the military said it was replacing dg rangers sindh major general rizwan akhtar with another senior military officer. a spokesman for the inter-services public relations (ispr) major general bilal
  • Blast in Karachi's Site area injures threenew
    12 July 2014, 2:21 pm - karachi: an explosion in metroville area of karachi's site area wounded three persons early on sunday, according to a dawnnews report. the nature and intensity of the explosion could not be confirmed till the filing of this report. rescue and
  • Infections haunt IDP children as displaced number crosses 0.9mnew
    12 July 2014, 1:15 pm - bannu: the number of internally displaced people (idps) registered with the fata disaster management authority (fdma) reached 910,040 on saturday and those feeling from north waziristan agency face health related challenges. as the registration of
  • De Kock, de Villiers star as Proteas beats Sri Lankanew
    12 July 2014, 11:17 am - hambantota: sparkling centuries from quinton de kock and ab de villiers helped south africa to their first series win in sri lanka on saturday after an 82-run victory in the third and final one-day international on saturday. opener de kock struck
  • Air strikes kill 13 suspected terrorists in Mirali: ISPRnew
    12 July 2014, 7:49 am - peshawar: air strikes were launched early morning today killing 13 suspected terrorists and destroying seven hideouts after rockets were fired on a security forces check post in mirali from inside mirali town,
  • Nisar orders keeping Islamabad, Rawalpindi security on high alertnew
    12 July 2014, 6:40 am - islamabad: federal minister for interior chaudhry nisar ali khan on saturday directed the district and police administration of rawalpindi and islamabad to keep the security of the twin cities on high alert, saying the
  • Imran's long march to coincide with govt's Aug 14 celebrations at D-Chowknew
    12 July 2014, 4:51 am - lahore: information minister pervaiz rashid said saturday that august 14 would mark the country’s independence day and celebrations would commence at islamabad's d-chowk, adding that all political leaders, including pakistan tehreek-i-insaf
  • Model Town tribunal judge receives death threatnew
    12 July 2014, 4:05 am - lahore: justice ali baqar najafi received a death threat on saturday through a letter demanding closure of the lahore’s model town case, dawnnews reported.the letter categorically asked for a withdrawal of
  • MQM alleges Rangers continue raids, arrests of party workersnew
    12 July 2014, 3:30 am - karachi: the muttahida qaumi movement (mqm) coordination committee on saturday alleged that rangers personnel have resumed unjustifiable arrests of its party members, dawnnews reported. the committee protested the arrests of eight mqm workers,
  • Gas pipeline blown up in Dera Bugtinew
    12 July 2014, 2:20 am - quetta: militants blown up a gas pipeline saturday morning in balochistan's dera bugti district, a security official said. the official who denied to be named told dawn by telephone that militants had planted explosive materials close to a gas


  • Sick state of health in the bushnew
    12 July 2014, 9:00 am - if you live in the bush you’ll die three years younger than if you live in the city because of poor access to healthcare.
  • Deadbeat dads dodge child supportnew
    12 July 2014, 9:00 am - divorced dads are skipping out of child-support payments, leaving mothers caring for children thousands of dollars out of pocket.
  • Rural cancer patients dying earlynew
    12 July 2014, 7:31 am - cancer patients in the bush are missing out on lifesaving radiotherapy every year and their postcode can have a big outcome on their chance of surviving.
  • Mystery: No sign of Dominic Birdnew
    12 July 2014, 6:43 am - mystery surrounds whereabouts of a wa man due to fly out of malaysia after beating the death penalty on drug charges.
  • Carbon tax will go says Abbottnew
    12 July 2014, 1:20 am - it has been a chaotic week for tony abbott but the prime minister insists ‘we won’t be put off by a bad headline’.
  • Abbott warns: ‘Don’t trust Labor’new
    11 July 2014, 11:40 pm - tony abbott vouches for unpopular queensland premier campbell newman saying ‘you can’t labor’.
  • Aussie hate preacher arrestednew
    11 July 2014, 5:02 pm - radical australian hate preacher musa cerantonio has been ­arrested in the philippines, exposing as lies his boasts of joining an islamic caliphate in the middle east.
  • Aussie terrorist fighting on welfarenew
    11 July 2014, 4:12 pm - one of australia’s most wanted terrorists continued to receive government benefits months after arriving in syria.
  • Bad PUP costs households billionsnew
    11 July 2014, 9:00 am - households face a bill of billions of dollars and many could miss out on backdated energy costs if budget wrecking ball clive palmer continues to block the carbon tax repeal next week.
  • Sheik rattled and rolled: radical preacher arrestednew
    11 July 2014, 9:00 am - update: radical australian hate preacher musa cerantonio has been ­arrested in the philippines, exposing as lies his boasts of having joined a new islamic caliphate in the middle east.

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  • Israel deploys more missile interceptors, Gaza death toll up to 125new
    12 July 2014, 5:31 pm - gaza/jerusalem (reuters) - israel rushed an eighth missile interceptor battery into service on saturday to counter stronger-than-expected rocket fire from gaza as the military pounded positions in the palestinian enclave for a fifth day, killing 19
  • Ukraine jets pound rebels after deadly missile attacknew
    12 July 2014, 5:29 pm - kiev (reuters) - ukrainian war planes bombarded separatists along a broad front on saturday, inflicting huge losses, kiev said, after president petro poroshenko said "scores and hundreds" would be made to pay for a deadly missile attack on ukrainian
  • Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite, U.N. saysnew
    12 July 2014, 5:21 pm - baghdad (reuters) - iraqi soldiers backed by shi'ite militias fought sunni rebels for control of a military base northeast of baghdad on saturday as a u.n. envoy warned of chaos if divided lawmakers do not make progress on sunday towards naming a
  • U.S. Navy maintains grounding order for F-35 fighter jetsnew
    12 July 2014, 4:52 pm - raf fairford england (reuters) - the u.s. navy maintained a grounding order for f-35 b-model and c-model fighter jets built by lockheed martin corp , saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an air force f-35 jet last
  • Disputed Afghan election to be recounted in fullnew
    12 July 2014, 4:09 pm - kabul (reuters) - u.s. state secretary john kerry convinced afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates on saturday to agree to a total recount of last month's presidential election, which has threatened to split the country along ethnic
  • Twenty-nine killed by gunmen in east Baghdad: police and hospitalnew
    12 July 2014, 4:07 pm - baghdad (reuters) - some 29 people, 20 of them women, were killed on saturday evening in an apartment building in eastern baghdad by gunmen wearing a mix of plain clothes and camouflage, a police officer and a hospital official said.(image) (image)
  • Iran sticks to 'unworkable, inadequate' stances in nuclear talks:
    12 July 2014, 2:50 pm - vienna (reuters) - iran has stuck to "unworkable and inadequate" positions in nuclear talks with six world powers despite a looming deadline for a deal to end sanctions against tehran in exchange for curbs on its atomic program, a u.s. official said
  • Serbian finance minister quits over reform disagreements with PMnew
    12 July 2014, 12:49 pm - belgrade (reuters) - serbian finance minister lazar krstic resigned on saturday, saying more radical reforms to rein in public spending were needed which the prime minister said were too harsh to implement.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Merkel blasts U.S. spying, hopes Washington will change tacknew
    12 July 2014, 9:52 am - berlin (reuters) - angela merkel said on saturday that new allegations of u.s. spying showed berlin and washington were completely at odds over how they viewed the role of intelligence, and she hoped german action would persuade the united states not
  • Acquisition talks show Reynolds' taste for mentholnew
    12 July 2014, 9:51 am - new york (reuters) - the enduring popularity of menthol may be a big motivator behind reynolds american inc's interest in buying smaller rival lorillard inc , which has the best-selling u.s. cigarette brand with the additive.(image) (image) (image)