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The Local (Sweden)

  • Ericsson profits drop as US demand slumpsnew
    27 January 2015, 12:41 pm - swedish telecoms giant ericsson's profit plunged by over a third in the fourth quarter of 2014, dragged down by falling demand in its key market north america, the company announced on tuesday.
  • 'The age of financial privacy is over'new
    27 January 2015, 12:30 pm - jonathan weiss hasn’t lived in the us for 25 years. but that didn’t keep his foreign bank account from being frozen in the wake of new us tax laws. find out how you can avoid the same fate at the hands of fatca.
  • Sweden's national radio blocked by 'Nazi' tapenew
    27 January 2015, 12:29 pm - staff at p4 dalarna radio, which is part of sweden's national publicly funded radio broadcaster sveriges radio, discovered tape put up by nazis blocking the entrance to their office's main entrance on tuesday morning.
  • Islamism 'threat' greater than Nazism: SD leadernew
    27 January 2015, 11:53 am - acting sweden democrat leader mattias karlsson has said islamism is "a greater threat than nazism", sparking a strong response from jewish and muslim communities as the world marks 70 years since the liberation of nazi concentration camps.
  • Sweden Democrat head to remain on sick leavenew
    27 January 2015, 8:22 am - jimmie åkesson, the leader of sweden’s nationalist sweden democrats, will remain on sick leave until the end of march 2015.
  • Sweden remembers Holocaust victimsnew
    27 January 2015, 7:55 am - events are taking place across sweden to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the auschwitz-birkenau concentration camps.
  • 'I’m in Sweden thanks to Sven-Göran Eriksson'new
    26 January 2015, 10:32 pm - maddy savage moved to stockholm five months ago to become the local’s editor, but it was a chance assignment to the swedish home town of former england football manager sven-göran eriksson in 2006 that set her on an unlikely path towards a
  • UN slams Sweden over increasing hate crimesnew
    26 January 2015, 5:19 pm - sweden faced sharp criticism for the way it is tackling discrimination and violence against minority groups, at a key un meeting in geneva on monday.
  • Swedish soldier stirs row over help for Isis fightersnew
    26 January 2015, 5:11 pm - a swedish soldier's facebook post from afghanistan is causing a stir, after he suggested that he was likely to get less help when he came back to sweden than returning isis fighters.
  • Sweden Democrats get new party secretarynew
    26 January 2015, 3:08 pm - sweden's nationalist sweden democrats have chosen a new party secretary, with richard jomshof set to replace björn söder, one of the anti-immigration group's most senior and controversial officials.

The Local (Germany)

  • 'Blackfacing' is Anglicism of the Yearnew
    27 January 2015, 2:52 pm - "blackfacing", used by germans to describe white people painting their skin dark to mimic black people, has been named anglicism of the year by a jury of linguists.
  • Refugees suffer over 200 attacks in 2014new
    27 January 2015, 12:31 pm - refugee ngos' first annual report on violence against asylum seekers found that there were over 200 attacks on people and accommodation in 2014.
  • 'The age of financial privacy is over'new
    27 January 2015, 12:30 pm - jonathan weiss hasn’t lived in the us for 25 years. but that didn’t keep his foreign bank account from being frozen in the wake of new us tax laws. find out how you can avoid the same fate at the hands of fatca.
  • Handball! Neuer blows whistle on wax doublenew
    27 January 2015, 11:25 am - madame tussauds' hottest new effigy was unveiled to the public in berlin on tuesday, costing a euro for each of the 150,000 hairs on keeper manuel neuer's head. pity about the handball goal frame though…
  • 'No German identity without Auschwitz'new
    27 January 2015, 10:26 am - president joachim gauck on tuesday warned germans against drawing a line under the holocaust as the bundestag (parliament) opened a day of commemorations on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of auschwitz.
  • Railway union threatens strike over €2new
    27 January 2015, 8:43 am - as railway operator deutsche bahn (db) continues negotiations with train drivers' union gdl, its other major union evg has threatened a strike over pay differences between employees.
  • Dresden tolerance concert draws 22,000new
    27 January 2015, 8:17 am - as pegida supporters and opponents clashed in hanover, musicians threw a free concert in central dresden on monday evening to show another side to the city famous for spawning the anti-islam movement.
  • Merkel wishes Tsipras 'strength and success'new
    27 January 2015, 8:00 am - chancellor angela merkel congratulated greece's new prime minister alexis tsipras on tuesday and wished him "much strength and success" after his anti-austerity party's election victory.
  • Germany remembers horror of Auschwitznew
    26 January 2015, 5:25 pm - chancellor angela merkel joined survivors of the auschwitz-birkenau concentration camp in berlin on monday to open a series of events dedicated to the end of the holocaust camp regime 70 years ago.
  • 'Work I love and a rewarding family life'new
    26 January 2015, 4:02 pm - melanie fieseler is a british business/career consultant and coach, and founder of berlin-based worksmart. she is on a mission to help ambitious mums like herself successfully combine motherhood with building a fulfilling and rewarding career or


The Mosque Times


  • Survivors mark Auschwitz anniversarynew
    27 January 2015, 2:10 pm - auschwitz survivors and visiting dignitaries gather at the site of the former nazi death camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
  • Mayor defends New York snow warningsnew
    27 January 2015, 2:08 pm - new york's mayor rebuffs suggestions that city officials overreacted to the threat of a heavy winter snow storm, saying "we dodged a bullet"
  • Tate reveals BP sponsorship figuresnew
    27 January 2015, 2:07 pm - tate reveals oil giant bp donated £3.8m to its galleries as part of its sponsorship deal over the past 17 years.
  • Glitter testifies at abuse trialnew
    27 January 2015, 2:07 pm - former singer gary glitter has started to give evidence in his trial for an alleged string of historical sex offences against young girls.
  • Rail passenger satisfaction fallsnew
    27 January 2015, 1:59 pm - a survey of 27,000 rail passengers found 81% were satisfied with the service last year, compared with 83% in 2013.
  • Council merger plans are rejectednew
    27 January 2015, 1:56 pm - voluntary merger plans suggested by six welsh councils are rejected by the public services minister.
  • Planet hosts giant ring systemnew
    27 January 2015, 1:53 pm - astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our solar system.
  • Militants attack top Libya hotelnew
    27 January 2015, 1:52 pm - gunmen possibly linked to the islamic state militant group attack a hotel popular with foreigners in the libyan capital tripoli, officials say.
  • Key milestone for new Forth crossingnew
    27 January 2015, 1:48 pm - the three main towers of the new queensferry crossing over the forth reach their halfway point marking a key milestone in the project.
  • Gross murder suspect 'faced charge'new
    27 January 2015, 1:47 pm - charges would have been brought against alice gross murder suspect arnis zalkalns if he had lived, the met police says.


Japan Today (Japan)

  • Sports › Australia beats UAE 2-0 to reach Asian Cup finalnew
    27 January 2015, 11:11 am - australia remained on course for its maiden asian cup title after defeating united arab emirates 2-0 in a semifinal at newcastle stadium on a wet tuesday. playing in newcastle for the first time in almost 20 years, the socceroos took a firm grip on
  • National › What Japanese think about the hostage crisisnew
    27 January 2015, 9:46 am - the mideast is half a world away from japan, and its troubles often seem so too. so japan was shocked by a stark video from islamic militants last week threatening to kill two japanese hostages. here are some voices from japan on the unfolding
  • Technology › Facebook suffers outage affecting users worldwidenew
    27 January 2015, 7:41 am - facebook suffered a widespread outage lasting roughly 40 minutes on tuesday affecting users in the united states, asia, the uk and australia. the social media giant's instagram service was also briefly inaccessible. a south korea public relations
  • Crime › Japan envoy in Jordan hopeful about release of hostage, pilotnew
    27 January 2015, 6:50 am - a japanese envoy in jordan expressed hope that both japanese hostage kenji goto and a jordanian pilot held by islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted tuesday over the government's handling of the
  • National › More than 8,700 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' storiesnew
    27 January 2015, 6:45 am - more than 8,700 university professors, lawyers, teachers, journalists and others are suing the asahi shimbun, seeking both a formal apology and reparations for the newspaper's stories on "comfort women." the group of plaintiffs, led by sophia
  • National › Noodles spice up China-Japan tensionsnew
    27 January 2015, 6:30 am - wearing a camouflaged flak jacket at a counter shaped like a chinese aircraft carrier, the manager of beijing's diaoyu islands malatang noodle shop insists nevertheless that japanese "friends" are welcome. the two countries are at loggerheads over
  • Picture of the Day › In support of Gotonew
    27 January 2015, 6:27 am - buddhist monks and other religious group members hold banners and placards calling for the release of japanese journalist kenji goto by the islamic state, during a rally outside the prime minister's official residence in tokyo on tuesday.
  • Sports › Nadal out; Sharapova, Makarova advance at Australian Opennew
    27 January 2015, 6:15 am - rafael nadal's lack of match fitness from nearly six months of inactivity finally caught up with the 14-time grand slam singles champion at the australian open on tuesday. nadal was never much of a factor in his quarterfinal match against
  • Technology › PS4 20th Anniversary edition console sells at auction for jaw-dropping pricenew
    27 January 2015, 6:10 am - when sony released a special 20th anniversary edition of the playstation 4, online pre-order slots were filled in minutes. limited to a run of 12,300 consoles, gamers had to move quickly to secure a piece of gaming history. the one thing missing
  • Crime › 16-year-old boy found dead in Tochigi apartmentnew
    27 January 2015, 6:00 am - a 16-year-old boy was found dead in his home in utsunomiya city, tochigi prefecture, on monday. according to police, yusuke suda had been beaten about the head and face by a blunt object. the boy's mother returned home from work at around 5 p.m. and

The Don

  • General Raheel vows 'not to abandon Fata without restoring peace'new
    27 January 2015, 1:21 pm - rawalpindi: chief of army staff (coas) general raheel sharif visited the federally administered tribal areas’ (fata) mohmand agency on tuesday and vowed not to abandon the area without fully restoring it to normalcy.the army chief was given a
  • Obama to bolster crucial Saudi alliance amid Mideast unrestnew
    27 January 2015, 1:13 pm - riyadh: u.s. president barack obama arrived in saudi arabia on tuesday to pay his respects after the death of king abdullah, a trip that underscores the importance of a u.s.-saudi alliance that extends beyond oil interests to regional security.deputy
  • Rangers raid CPLC chief's residence in Karachinew
    27 January 2015, 12:50 pm - karachi: a team of rangers special task force carried out overnight raids at the residence of citizen-police liaison committee (cplc) chief ahmed chinoy situated in karachi's defence area.dawnnews quoted sources as saying that the investigation was
  • Militants abduct five miners in Quettanew
    27 January 2015, 9:20 am - quetta: unknown armed men kidnapped five coal miners in quetta's sorenge area on tuesday.police sources told dawn that militants kidnapped seven miners belonging to the pakistan mineral development corporation in quetta's sorenge area. the kidnappers
  • MQM walks out of Sindh Assembly during CM's addressnew
    27 January 2015, 8:53 am - karachi: muttahida qaumi movement (mqm) representatives on tuesday staged a walkout after shouting slogans during chief minister syed qaim ali shah's address in the sindh assembly.mqm representative khwaja izharul hassan asked the speaker about
  • Emirates, Etihad, Air Arabia suspend Baghdad flightsnew
    27 January 2015, 8:32 am - dubai: united arab emirates (uae) airlines emirates, etihad and air arabia have suspended flights to baghdad in compliance with security guidance from the uae's general civil aviation authority, the companies government-backed discount
  • Obama ends day of Indian pageantry with $4 billion pledgenew
    27 January 2015, 6:32 am - new delhi: us president barack obama ended a landmark day in india on monday with a pledge of $4 billion in investments and loans, seeking to release what he called the "untapped potential" of a business and strategic partnership between the world's
  • Electricity suspended in parts of country as Guddu tripsnew
    27 January 2015, 5:34 am - kandhkot: immense fog and leakage from the gas pipeline caused 11 units of the guddu thermal power plant to shut down due to tripping, officials said tuesday.the tripping of these 11 units caused suspension of electricity for 12 hours in various
  • Tough choice for PML-N in finalising Senate aspirantsnew
    27 January 2015, 1:33 am - islamabad: with only a few seats available and a large number of aspirants, the leadership of the ruling pakistan muslim league (pml-n) is likely to take tough decisions while finalising the candidates for the senate elections on march 3. sources in
  • PAT accuses Punjab govt of squandering loansnew
    27 January 2015, 1:33 am - lahore: already reeling under a rs500 billion debt, punjab has got a fresh loan of $50 million in the first month of 2015, taking the total debt amount to rs600 billion.this has been stated in a report released by the pakistan awami tehreek’s


  • Islamic State claws in Afghanistan soilnew
    27 January 2015, 1:00 pm - former supreme allied commander of us and nato forces admiral james stavridis has warned against a withdrawal from afghanistan.
  • Children removed from tradie’s carenew
    27 January 2015, 1:00 pm - tradesman bill spedding was ­interviewed about his treatment of children just days before he was investigated over the disappearance of william tyrell.
  • Banks put lock on fixed depositsnew
    27 January 2015, 1:00 pm - retirees with cash tucked away in term deposits will be forced to wait up to one month to access their own money if they try and withdraw funds before the maturity date.
  • Is it time for Abbott to go?new
    27 January 2015, 1:00 pm - opinion: next week could be the most important in tony abbott’s career, and it begs the question of whether it is time for him to be replaced.
  • Many on Manus Island ‘not genuine’new
    27 January 2015, 12:01 pm - most asylum seekers on manus island will be sent to their home countries within weeks, as png’s leader claimed they were not genuine political refugees.
  • Hinch slams Bali Nine mercy videonew
    27 January 2015, 9:56 am - derryn hinch has criticised australian celebrities calling for mercy for the bali nine masterminds, saying their campaign is “hypocritical”.
  • WWI widows get free Anzac flightsnew
    27 January 2015, 7:21 am - qantas will play a starring role at the anzac centenary by carrying ten very special guests to the gallipoli service.
  • Aussie busted smoking joint in Kutanew
    27 January 2015, 7:14 am - an australian man has been arrested in bali after allegedly being caught smoking a marijuana joint in north kuta.
  • Man dies in car park fightnew
    27 January 2015, 2:29 am - road rage could be to blame for a man’s sudden death following a minor collision in a suburban car park.
  • The stories you need to know todaynew
    27 January 2015, 1:24 am - a father who thought his two daughters were fat and forced them to go on a diet and practice skiing has been sentenced to jail for abuse.

Times Of India



  • Snowstorm sweeps northeast U.S., New York spared its bruntnew
    27 January 2015, 2:02 pm - boston/new york (reuters) - a blizzard swept across the northeastern united states on tuesday, dropping more than a foot (30 cm) of snow across massachusetts and connecticut even as its impact on new york city fell short of dire predictions.(image)
  • Anti-austerity economist says to become Greek finance ministernew
    27 January 2015, 1:58 pm - athens (reuters) - economics professor yanis varoufakis confirmed he would become greece's next finance minister on tuesday, promising to defy advice to "put up or shut up" and find solutions that favour all europeans rather than just greeks.(image)
  • Two rockets from Syria strike Israeli-occupied Golan: Israeli militarynew
    27 January 2015, 1:46 pm - jerusalem (reuters) - at least two rockets from syria hit the israeli-occupied golan heights on tuesday and israel returned fire, the military said, nine days after an israeli air strike in syria killed an iranian general and several lebanese
  • Commodity prices hit Caterpillar profit, warns low oil will hurt '15new
    27 January 2015, 1:35 pm - chicago (reuters) - caterpillar inc on tuesday reported lower quarterly net profit that missed expectations as lower prices for copper, coal and iron ore hurt mining equipment orders, and warned the recent fall in oil prices would make for a
  • Japan vows to work with Jordan to secure hostage releasenew
    27 January 2015, 1:14 pm - tokyo (reuters) - japan has vowed to work with jordan to secure the release of a japanese journalist held by islamic state militants after the killing last week of another japanese captive, but it reiterated that it would not give in to
  • Obama to bolster crucial Saudi alliance amid Mideast unrestnew
    27 January 2015, 1:06 pm - riyadh (reuters) - u.s. president barack obama arrived in saudi arabia on tuesday to pay his respects after the death of king abdullah, a trip that underscores the importance of a u.s.-saudi alliance that extends beyond oil interests to regional
  • Nine Ukrainian soldiers killed in 'tense' eastern conflict: Kiev militarynew
    27 January 2015, 12:50 pm - kiev (reuters) - nine ukrainian servicemen have been killed in fighting russian-backed separatists in the past 24 hours, the kiev military said on tuesday, as rebels fought to encircle a key town straddling transport routes between their two
  • North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complexnew
    27 January 2015, 11:40 am - seoul (reuters) - north korea has said it can detain south korean workers at an joint industrial park in the event of a dispute with their companies, south korea said on tuesday, in the latest ruling that could hurt confidence in the factory
  • In parting shot, Obama prods India on religious freedomnew
    27 January 2015, 11:23 am - new delhi (reuters) - u.s. president barack obama weighed in on one of india's most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit on tuesday, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country with a history of strife between hindus and
  • Eleventh person dies in hospital after Spain plane crashnew
    27 January 2015, 11:15 am - albacete, spain (reuters) - a french serviceman who was severely injured when a plane crashed at a spanish military air base on monday died in hospital in madrid on tuesday, bringing the death toll from the accident to 11 people, a ministry of