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The Local (Sweden)

  • Top ten: Swedish taboosnew
    23 July 2014, 4:17 pm - from standing in line to taking your hols in the off-season, sweden is a society with customs and faux pas, the danes might say taboos. here is a list of ten to watch out for.
  • Fears mount for Swede kidnapped in Ukrainenew
    23 July 2014, 2:41 pm - a mediator who handles prisoner exchanges between ukraine and pro-russian rebels said on wednesday that he feared for the life of a kidnapped swede.
  • Vattenfall cuts losses despite 'tough market'new
    23 July 2014, 2:28 pm - swedish power group vattenfall said on wednesday that second quarter losses had been cut despite trying market conditions, forecasting that energy prices were unlikely to recover in the "foreseeable future".
  • Swedes 'most beautiful' in the Nordicsnew
    23 July 2014, 12:15 pm - who is the fairest of them all? swedes are, according to the rest of the nordic nations in a recent survey.
  • Swedish organic sales enjoy 'amazing' growthnew
    23 July 2014, 10:03 am - swedes are spending more and more of their food budget on organic foodstuffs, with major supermarkets reporting double digit increases, according to new statistics.
  • Swedish police warn of rogue pregnant cownew
    23 July 2014, 9:55 am - police in southern sweden have issued a public warning about a pregnant cow on the loose, after two people were sent to the hospital after a hustle with the heifer.
  • Grounded flights strand Swedes in Tel Avivnew
    23 July 2014, 9:26 am - update: about 270 passengers planning to fly to stockholm are still stranded in tel aviv, and airlines have stated that flights will likely be grounded on thursday as well.
  • Sweden demands EU clarity on Bitcoin taxnew
    23 July 2014, 8:13 am - with eu countries' treatment of bitcoin varying vastly, sweden has asked for clear eu rules stipulating whether or not the cryptocurrency should be taxed.
  • Google in failed bid for Sweden's Spotifynew
    23 July 2014, 8:06 am - us internet giant google tried last year to buy sweden-based streaming music service spotify, but pulled out due to the beefed-up price tag, according to a media report on tuesday.
  • Motorists in sticky drama after jam spillnew
    22 July 2014, 4:33 pm - drivers in western sweden were forced to jam on the brakes after a van shed its load of preserves and juices which led to major traffic problems.

The Local (Germany)

  • Germany puts 700,000 WWI docs onlinenew
    23 July 2014, 4:56 pm - hundreds of thousands of rare records and images from world war i have been put online by the german government, ahead of monday's 100th anniversary of the start of the conflict.
  • Löw to remain Germany coach to 2016new
    23 July 2014, 2:54 pm - update: joachim löw will remain german national football team coach following the world cup victory in brazil, he confirmed on wednesday.
  • Pressure on police over anti-Semitic protestsnew
    23 July 2014, 2:44 pm - demands are growing in germany for the prosecution of protesters in berlin, frankfurt and other cities who led anti-semitic chants and incited violence against jews over israel's military offensive in gaza.
  • The 12 best words in the German languagenew
    23 July 2014, 12:32 pm - the local list has covered all aspects of german words, from the untranslatable to the longest. but we've never done a ranking of what are simply the best words in the german language, until now...
  • Munich police find 49 refugees on one trainnew
    23 July 2014, 12:08 pm - police in munich found 49 refugees on one train which arrived at the city’s central station from italy on monday night. officers in the bavarian capital have reported a “huge increase” in the number of people arriving illegally over
  • Merkel to push for 'swift' EU Russia sanctionsnew
    23 July 2014, 10:19 am - update: russia's failure to help quell the armed conflict in eastern ukraine and fully assist the investigation into the downing of malaysia airlines flight mh17 demanded a tough response, a german government spokesman said on wednesday.
  • Yoga helped Jogi's boys bring World Cup homenew
    23 July 2014, 10:12 am - germany’s world cup winning football team have revealed one of the secrets of their success in brazil this summer – yoga.
  • Court jails student for protest at far-right ballnew
    23 July 2014, 8:44 am - update: a german student, accused of being the ringleader of far-left demonstrators who protested at vienna’s far-right akademikerball, has been jailed, despite questionable evidence of his involvement.
  • Lufthansa cancels Tel Aviv flightsnew
    23 July 2014, 8:23 am - lufthansa said on tuesday it was suspending its service to tel aviv until at least thursday over security concerns amid the escalating gaza conflict.
  • German state bans Hells Angels' logo onlinenew
    23 July 2014, 8:10 am - displaying the symbols of notorious motorcycle gangs the hells angels and the bandidos is forbidden across germany, but that ban has now extended to the internet.


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Japan Today (Japan)

  • Business › Japan's trade deficit surges to Y822.2 bil in Junenew
    23 July 2014, 10:30 pm - japan's trade deficit ballooned to a record in the first half of the year as exports fell further in june, data showed thursday, ramping up pressure on the central bank to unveil fresh measures to boost the economy. the figures come days after the
  • Technology › Android grabs more tablet market sharenew
    23 July 2014, 10:25 pm - global sales of tablet computers edged higher in the second quarter, in the slowest growth since 2009, research firm strategy analytics said wednesday. the research firm said global tablet shipments reached 52.9 million units, up just 6% from the
  • Business › More Japanese firms withdraw Husi-supplied products; 5 detained in Chinanew
    23 July 2014, 8:58 pm - shanghai police said on wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a chinese-based supplier of foreign fast-food brands, including kfc, mcdonald's corp and coffee chain starbucks corp, over allegations the firm supplied old and
  • Technology › Facebook 2Q earnings, revenue soarnew
    23 July 2014, 5:16 pm - facebook is on a roll. the world's largest online social network posted sharply higher earnings on wednesday as revenue from mobile advertising continued to grow, and more people used it, more often. the company's shares climbed nearly 4 percent in
  • Picture of the Day › Light-upnew
    23 July 2014, 5:13 pm - fireworks explode over the crowd on a beach during a summer festival in kamakura on wednesday night.
  • Kuchikomi › Gov't aims to curb iPhone influencenew
    23 July 2014, 5:10 pm - at the end of june, the "consumer protection working group," composed of various influential figures who serve as advisers to the ministry of internal affairs and communications, issued two recommendations: for adoption of a "cleaning off policy on
  • Food › World chefs: Michelin-starred Hungarian chef inspired by 'two moms'new
    23 July 2014, 5:05 pm - akos sarkozi has delighted throngs of guests with his no-frills style, stripping down heavy hungarian dishes to their defining flavors. but there is one person he has never dared cook for: his mother-in-law, whose mastery is a key source of
  • National › 2 killed, 3 injured in traffic accident in Fukushimanew
    23 July 2014, 5:00 pm - two men were killed and three other men injured after a minivan collided head-on with a car on a highway in fukushima on wednesday morning. according to police, the accident occurred at around 6:40 a.m. on national route 115, fuji tv reported.
  • Politics › Tokyo governor visiting Seoul for 3 daysnew
    23 July 2014, 5:00 pm - tokyo gov yoichi masuzoe on wednesday arrived in seoul for a three-day visit. it is the first visit to seoul by a tokyo governor since 1996. masuzoe told reporters in tokyo before his departure that he hoped his visit would help improve japan-south
  • World › Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47new
    23 July 2014, 4:55 pm - a plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small taiwanese island late wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. the atr-72 operated by taiwan's transasia airways was carrying 58 passengers and crew when

The Don

  • Kerry says 'some progress' in Gaza truce effortsnew
    23 July 2014, 10:49 pm - jerusalem: washington's top diplomat said global efforts to end 17 days of bloodshed in gaza were progressing as the palestinian death toll rose to 718 thursday and airlines kept flights to israel suspended over rocket fears. a family of six,
  • FDMA needs Rs2.5bn for displaced personsnew
    23 July 2014, 7:51 pm - peshawar: the fata disaster management authority needs around rs2.6 billion for providing cash and relief goods to the internally displaced persons of north waziristan agency, say the relevant officials. according to the officials, the fdma has
  • Flag carrier running on only 19 planes: PIA chairmannew
    23 July 2014, 7:51 pm - islamabad: pakistan international airlines (pia), the country national flag carrier, is currently operating with just 19 airworthy planes out of a total fleet of 34 and needs new aircraft to survive, pia chairman muhammad ali gardezi told the senate
  • Nandipur plant was operational only for five daysnew
    23 July 2014, 7:49 pm - islamabad: the much-hyped nandipur power plant--inaugurated by prime minister nawaz sharif on may 31 this year-- generated electricity at the record cost of rs42 per unit and was shut down after only five days of operation. this was revealed by
  • Modaraba scam accused to face NAB referencenew
    23 July 2014, 7:49 pm - islamabad: the national accountability bureau (nab) will file a supplementary reference next week against the main character of a modaraba scam accused of cheating hundreds of innocent people and depriving them of their hard-earned money in the name
  • US, Pakistan review operation against Talibannew
    23 July 2014, 7:49 pm - washington: senior us and pakistani officials reviewed the military operation against militants in north waziristan during a visit to the state department by a top official representing the government. at the meeting between special assistant to
  • Zardari, Biden discuss issues relating to US, Pakistannew
    23 July 2014, 7:49 pm - washington: the much talked about meeting between us vice president joe biden and former president asif ali zardari and us vice president joe biden did happen and, if media reports are to be believed, they discussed all major issues concerning
  • Resolution submitted to make laws for Fatanew
    23 July 2014, 7:49 pm - islamabad: the pakistan people’s party (ppp) has submitted a resolution to the national assembly secretariat, seeking powers for the parliament to make laws for the country’s federally administered tribal areas (fata). according to a
  • PML-Q leader seeks arrest of elements behind acid attacksnew
    23 July 2014, 7:49 pm - quetta: the provincial president of pml-q’s women’s wing, dr ruqayya saeed hashmi, has condemned acid attacks on women in quetta and mastung and called upon the government to take all measures to arrest those involved in such inhuman
  • Young pilot raising funds for education dies in crashnew
    23 July 2014, 7:49 pm - karachi: the single-engine plane of 17-year-old american-pakistani pilot haris suleman, who was attempting a world record of travelling around the world in 30 days to raise money for the education of underprivileged children in pakistan, crashed in


Times Of India



  • China July HSBC flash PMI at 18-month high as stimulus spurs economynew
    23 July 2014, 11:12 pm - beijing (reuters) - china's factory activity expanded at its fastest pace in 18 months in july as new orders surged, a preliminary hsbc survey showed on thursday, the latest indication that the economy is picking up as government stimulus measures
  • China probes 581 firms, restaurants as food safety scare spreadsnew
    23 July 2014, 10:30 pm - shanghai (reuters) - china's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as
  • U.S. judge strikes down Colorado's gay marriage ban, stays rulingnew
    23 July 2014, 10:29 pm - denver (reuters) - a federal judge ruled on wednesday that colorado's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but stayed his ruling until the issue is decided by a higher court.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Kerry pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700new
    23 July 2014, 10:28 pm - gaza/jerusalem (reuters) - the death toll in gaza topped 700 on thursday as israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the hamas-dominated coastal territory, including six members of the same family, palestinian health officials said.(image)
  • Preachers rail at police in funeral for NYC man who died in custodynew
    23 July 2014, 10:12 pm - new york (reuters) - preacher after preacher stepped up to the pulpit at a sweltering brooklyn church on wednesday to express fury at the city's police force during the funeral of eric garner, who died soon after police put him in a banned
  • Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched executionnew
    23 July 2014, 9:56 pm - phoenix (reuters) - an arizona inmate took almost two hours to die by lethal injection on wednesday and his lawyers said he "gasped and snorted" before succumbing in the latest botched execution to raise questions about the death penalty in the
  • Dutch mourn as first MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlandsnew
    23 July 2014, 9:48 pm - eindhoven netherlands (reuters) - the bodies of the first victims from a malaysian airliner shot down over ukraine last week arrived on wednesday at a military base in the netherlands - a nation in shock and sorrow.(image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Leaders of Taiwan, China offer condolences for 48 dead in plane crashnew
    23 July 2014, 9:32 pm - taipei (reuters) - the leaders of rivals china and taiwan expressed condolences on thursday for victims of a transasia airways turboprop plane that crashed during a thunderstorm the previous day killing 48 people including two french
  • Sterling marriage 'stress' at issue as L.A. Clippers trial nears endnew
    23 July 2014, 8:57 pm - los angeles (reuters) - los angeles clippers owner donald sterling's bid to block the $2 billion sale of the nba team in a probate trial entered its final stretch on wednesday when his attorneys sought to prove his estranged wife improperly seized
  • Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israelnew
    23 July 2014, 7:05 pm - gaza/jerusalem (reuters) - gaza fighting raged on wednesday, displacing thousands more palestinians in the battered territory as u.s. secretary of state john kerry said efforts to secure a truce between israel and hamas had made some progress.(image)