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The Local (Sweden)

  • Norwegian cancels all flights in Scandinavianew
    4 March 2015, 7:31 am - budget airline norwegian air shuttle has cancelled all flights in scandinavia on wednesday due to the escalation of a pilots' strike, with swedish and danish pilots joining their norwegian colleagues who walked out five days ago.
  • Mamma Mia! Abba reunite as silicon dollsnew
    3 March 2015, 5:06 pm - the dream of many an abba fan (almost) came true on tuesday afternoon as the four members reunited at a swedish museum – as life size silicon dolls.
  • 800 staff sent home after Norwegian strike actionnew
    3 March 2015, 4:32 pm - updated: hundreds of workers could be sent home without pay as scandinavian airline norwegian threatens a lockout of workers if a strike affecting swedish and norwegian staff is not resolved by wednesday morning.
  • Sweden moves to scrap debated budget goalnew
    3 March 2015, 3:54 pm - the swedish government announced on tuesday that it wants to scrap the country's budget-surplus target, aiming to axe a policy that critics consider outdated.
  • Sweden leads the way in EU's 5G tech racenew
    3 March 2015, 3:18 pm - the mobile technology race is on with swedish telecom giant ericsson set to team up with academics and industry partners to have 5g broadband solutions ready for sweden by 2020 as the eu pushes for greater connectivity across the continent.
  • Expert US tax preparation for Americans in Swedennew
    3 March 2015, 2:17 pm - if you dread filing your us expat taxes each year, you aren’t alone. but greenback expat tax services can prepare your taxes efficiently, accurately and at a fair, honest price.
  • Why can't refugees travel to Sweden legally?new
    3 March 2015, 2:00 pm - refugees should not be forced to make dangerous journeys to europe in order to seek asylum, argues liberal party mep cecilia wikström, who also wants to see other eu states joining sweden and germany in taking in more people from war-torn
  • 'Sweden is not any closer to joining Danes in Nato'new
    3 March 2015, 11:47 am - sweden’s new military co-operation agreement with denmark should not be seen as a step closer to nato membership, defence minister peter hultqvist has told the local.
  • 159 miners rescued from fire in central Swedennew
    3 March 2015, 10:35 am - a fire broke out at a mine in garpenberg in central sweden at around 9am on tuesday morning, with 159 people rescued by 10.30am.
  • Just four protestors at Sweden anti-Islam rallynew
    3 March 2015, 8:20 am - updated: counter-demonstrators dramatically outnumbered anti-islam protesters at a pegida rally in linköping in southern sweden, with reports that just four people turned up to support the right wing group, while up to 400 others rallied in

The Local (Germany)

  • Berlin nightlife booms as bat numbers quadruplenew
    3 March 2015, 5:44 pm - in recent years berlin has seen an influx of dark, nocturnal creatures, which come to the city to hang out in its dingy, unused corners. the creature in question is not the international hipsters drawn to neukölln or kreuzberg - it's the bat,
  • Sexual harassment rife in workplaces: reportnew
    3 March 2015, 5:20 pm - in a survey of workers presented on tuesday, germany's anti-discrimination office found that half of respondents had experienced sexual harassment and that only 19 percent knew their legal rights.
  • 'Only person you have to please is the customer'new
    3 March 2015, 4:20 pm - in our weekly feature series, the local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind his successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed him forever. this week, sparsh sharma talks to gene sobolev, co-founder of
  • Obama to rally Europe over Russia sanctionsnew
    3 March 2015, 3:52 pm - president barack obama will hold a secure video conference with european leaders to discuss the crisis in ukraine on tuesday, as russia faces possible further sanctions for its role in the conflict.
  • Man stands trial for poisoning baby daughternew
    3 March 2015, 3:20 pm - a zookeeper is on trial in potsdam accused of attempting to murder his 8-month-old daughter, feeding her poison until her condition was so severe she fell into a coma.
  • VIDEO: Hamburg district 'pees back' at drunksnew
    3 March 2015, 2:08 pm - hamburg's st. pauli district welcomes 20 million loud, messy and heavy-drinking party guests every year. now residents have discovered a method to fight back against public urination.
  • Expert US tax preparation for Americans in Germanynew
    3 March 2015, 2:07 pm - if you dread filing your us expat taxes each year, you aren’t alone. but greenback expat tax services can prepare your taxes efficiently, accurately and at a fair, honest price.
  • Germans happy with being EU top dogsnew
    3 March 2015, 11:38 am - germans are more supportive of how the eu is run than any other member state, but experts tell the local that may only last as long as the economic good times.
  • Schumacher junior signs first racing contractnew
    3 March 2015, 9:13 am - mick schumacher, the son of seven-time formula one world champion michael, will appear in formula 4 from april with team van amersfoort, the dutch outfit announced on monday.
  • Leaders hail Ukraine ceasefire progressnew
    3 March 2015, 8:36 am - chancellor angela merkel agreed to further steps in putting last month's ukraine ceasefire accords into action on monday evening in a phone conversation with french president francois hollande, russian president vladimir putin and ukraine's petro


The Mosque Times


  • Major rail development plan unveilednew
    4 March 2015, 6:48 am - a major redevelopment of cardiff central station and plans to electrify the north wales main line are amongst network rail's ambitions for the next 30 years.
  • Golf lake death probe is ongoingnew
    4 March 2015, 6:47 am - investigations are continuing into the death of a man after an agricultural spraying vehicle rolled into a golf course lake at newport's celtic manor resort.
  • £250m gas project to be launchednew
    4 March 2015, 6:13 am - a project to connect around 40,000 homes and businesses to the gas network will be formally launched in enniskillen, county fermanagh, on wednesday.
  • NI GPs 'could have saved £73m'new
    4 March 2015, 6:12 am - tens of millions of pounds could have been saved if northern ireland gps had prescribed lower cost drugs, according to a new report.
  • Firms act on disabled access exposénew
    4 March 2015, 6:10 am - some of the uk's biggest firms begin urgent improvement schemes after a bbc london investigation exposed failures to serve disabled people.
  • Abuse debate, money laundering and cheaper beernew
    4 March 2015, 5:59 am - wednesday's front pages carry stories on the ramifications of the oxford abuse case, money laundering via london properties, and a budgetary prediction.
  • Politicians targeted over Petrobrasnew
    4 March 2015, 5:33 am - brazil's chief prosecutor seeks to investigate 54 people, including politicians, for alleged involvement in a kickback scheme at state oil firm petrobras.
  • New threats to wild bees identifiednew
    4 March 2015, 5:22 am - wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.
  • PM to raise rights with Mexico leadernew
    4 March 2015, 5:14 am - david cameron will "raise concerns" about human rights when he meets mexican president enrique pena nieto later, downing street says.
  • India surprises with second rate cutnew
    4 March 2015, 5:07 am - the reserve bank of india cuts its key interest rate, in a surprise move for the second time this year.


Japan Today (Japan)

  • Politics › Michelle Obama's trip to Japan, Cambodia finalisednew
    4 March 2015, 6:30 am - michelle obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-march visit to u.s. ally japan, and to cambodia, a place where the government's record on human rights gave her husband pause during a reluctant visit a few years ago. she
  • National › Man paralyzed in 2003 school sports day accident awarded Y200 mil damagesnew
    4 March 2015, 6:30 am - the fukuoka district court has awarded 200 million yen in damages to a 29-year-old man who was paralyzed in a school sports day accident in 2003. the accident occurred at chikuzen high school during the annual athletic festival. the man, then a
  • Business › Uber ordered to halt service in Fukuokanew
    4 March 2015, 6:25 am - uber technologies inc has been told to suspend a free ride service in fukuoka prefecture over the possible infringement of unlicensed-taxi restrictions, kyodo news said, a blow to the company's hopes in a potentially big market. the transport
  • Politics › Cabinet approves bill to reform power sectornew
    4 March 2015, 6:20 am - the cabinet has approved a bill to reform japan's power industry in what will be the biggest industry shake-up in 60 years. economy, trade and industry minister yoichi miyazawa told a news conference on tuesday that the bill will remove a monopoly
  • World › China to boost military budget by 10%new
    4 March 2015, 5:00 am - china's military budget will grow by about 10% in the coming year, a legislative spokeswoman said wednesday, despite slowing economic growth that fell to 7.4% last year and is expected to further decline in 2015. it would be a slightly smaller rise
  • World › Around 700 koalas killed in Australianew
    4 March 2015, 3:34 am - close to 700 koalas have been killed off by authorities in southeastern australia because overpopulation led to the animals starving, a state minister confirmed wednesday. victorian environment minister lisa neville said the koalas were euthanised
  • Technology › Apple retakes smartphone throne: surveynew
    4 March 2015, 2:37 am - apple overtook samsung to regain the top position in global smartphone sales in the fourth quarter, a market tracker said tuesday. the survey by gartner found apple grabbed a 20.4% share of smartphone sales to end users, boosted by the introduction
  • World › Mines, bombs slow Iraqi advance on Islamic State-held Tikritnew
    3 March 2015, 9:58 pm - iraqi troops and shiite militias battled the islamic state group tuesday on the outskirts of militant-held tikrit, unable to advance further on saddam hussein's hometown as roadside mines and suicide attacks slowed their progress. on one 8-kilometer
  • World › Netanyahu assails Iran nuclear talks in speech to Congress; Obama disagreesnew
    3 March 2015, 9:55 pm - israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu told congress on tuesday that an emerging agreement between iran and the united states would all but guarantee that tehran gets nuclear weapons and would be a very bad deal, drawing an extraordinarily blunt
  • Picture of the Day › Feline friendsnew
    3 March 2015, 9:51 pm - cats crowd around village nurse and ozu city official atsuko ogata as she carries a bag of cat food to the designated feeding place on aoshima island in ehime prefecture. cats are all over the remote island, outnumbering humans six to one. see story

The Don


  • The stories you need to know todaynew
    4 March 2015, 6:07 am - they say revenge is a dish best served cold, but a top salesman had another, ahem ... interesting ... idea to exact his vengeance on a female exec.
  • Last ditch plea to save ‘transformed’ duonew
    4 March 2015, 6:05 am - update: foreign minister julie bishop has again called for the indonesian president to spare the lives of the bali nine ringleaders, as black sabbath guitarist tony iommi joins the fight for the pair.
  • Well, this is kind of awkwardnew
    4 March 2015, 5:54 am - the lnp is holding its international women’s day event at a club that only admits male members. that seems a bit ironic.
  • Final fall from grace for Rolf Harrisnew
    4 March 2015, 5:17 am - the queen has ordered australian entertainer rolf harris be stripped of the cbe she awarded him, after he was jailed for almost six years for a series of sexual assaults on underage girls.
  • Women increasingly locked out of worknew
    4 March 2015, 4:24 am - it may be 2015, but australian women are still being denied equal pay and the opportunity to access full-time work. what is going on, and how can it be fixed?
  • The man behind Defence pay risenew
    4 March 2015, 3:29 am - the abbott government has agreed to boost defence wages by 2 per cent after lobbying from a tasmanian politician ... and it’s not the one you might think.
  • Car sales accelerate with a twistnew
    4 March 2015, 3:04 am - australians continue to treat themselves to new cars as they cash in on low interest rates and sharp deals. but our taste in cars is changing.
  • Austereo could lose licence over pranknew
    4 March 2015, 2:51 am - the royal prank call broadcast on 2dayfm in 2012 could cause the austereo radio network to lose its licence.
  • Fake police officer strikes againnew
    4 March 2015, 2:40 am - a man impersonating a police officer tried to pull over another female driver last night.
  • Former Knox head addresses groping claimsnew
    4 March 2015, 2:05 am - the former headmaster of knox grammar has addressed allegations he groped a teenage girl at a school musical production in 1989.

Times Of India



  • Syria's Nusra Front may leave Qaeda to form new entitynew
    4 March 2015, 6:46 am - beirut (reuters) - leaders of syria's nusra front are considering cutting their links with al qaeda to form a new entity backed by some gulf states trying to topple president bashar al-assad, sources said.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Doctors, patients scramble ahead of high court Obamacare decisionnew
    4 March 2015, 6:33 am - new york (reuters) - as the u.s. supreme court takes on a make-or-break obamacare case this week, a growing number of u.s. patients and their doctors are already devising a plan b in case they lose medical coverage.(image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Australian convicts transferred to Indonesian island for executionnew
    4 March 2015, 6:25 am - cilacap, indonesia (reuters) - two convicted australian drug smugglers were transferred on wednesday from a bali prison to an island for execution along with other foreigners, underlining indonesia's determination to use the death penalty despite
  • China defense budget rise to defy slowing economynew
    4 March 2015, 5:16 am - beijing (reuters) - china's defense budget this year will rise about 10 percent compared with 2014, a top government official said on wednesday, outpacing the slowing economy as the country ramps up investment in high-tech equipment such as
  • Justice Department finds racial bias in Ferguson police practicesnew
    4 March 2015, 4:54 am - washington (reuters) - the u.s. justice department has concluded that the ferguson, missouri, police department routinely engages in racially biased practices, a law enforcement official familiar with the department's findings said on tuesday.(image)
  • U.S.-Venezuela diplomacy row deepens over embassy staffingnew
    4 March 2015, 4:45 am - washington (reuters) - the united states said on tuesday it would respond through diplomatic channels to venezuela's demand for a cut in u.s. embassy staff in caracas, but added that caracas had drastically underestimated its own diplomatic presence
  • Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congressnew
    4 March 2015, 4:22 am - washington (reuters) - israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu warned the united states on tuesday that it was negotiating a bad deal with iran that could spark a "nuclear nightmare," drawing a rebuke from president barack obama and exposing a
  • Democrats, State Department defend Hillary Clinton over email flapnew
    4 March 2015, 4:14 am - washington (reuters) - democrats scrambled on tuesday to contain the fallout for hillary clinton, their favored 2016 presidential candidate, after allegations she inappropriately used her personal email for work while secretary of state.(image)
  • Alabama high court orders halt to same-sex marriage licensesnew
    4 March 2015, 4:03 am - (reuters) - the alabama supreme court ordered probate judges on tuesday to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in apparent defiance of the u.s. supreme court, underscoring the depth of opposition to gay matrimony in the socially
  • Target to cut thousands of jobsnew
    4 March 2015, 3:17 am - (reuters) - u.s. retailer target corp on tuesday said it planned to cut several thousand jobs, mainly from headquarters locations, as part of a restructuring that will cut $2 billion in costs over two years.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image)