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The Local (Sweden)

  • Sweden has fewest new prisoners in six decadesnew
    26 May 2015, 10:32 am - fewer people were sent to prison in sweden in 2014 than in any other year since the 1950s, according to new figures from sweden’s prison and probation service (kriminalvården).
  • Asylum seekers face ‘years’ without Swedishnew
    26 May 2015, 8:54 am - sweden’s commitment to give free swedish classes to all asylum seekers is failing, according to the red cross, which says that too many are being forced to wait “several years” before they can attend lessons.
  • Russia exercise parallels Sweden war simulationnew
    26 May 2015, 7:52 am - russian military forces have launched an unexpected huge military exercise, which is taking place as sweden continues to host thousands of troops from nine countries for a similar war games simulation.
  • 'Swedes need to ditch cakes at coffee time'new
    26 May 2015, 6:25 am - grabbing a cake and a coffee at least once a day is one of sweden's best loved traditions and even has a special name: 'fika'. but swedish medical student haroon bayani is calling on swedish nationals and foreigners alike to stop reaching for sweet
  • Pirate Bay founder to appeal domain rulingnew
    25 May 2015, 5:19 pm - one of the swedish pirate bay founders will appeal a court ruling to let the state seize two domains used by the controversial file-sharing site, his lawyer has told a swedish daily.
  • Russian veterans in Nazi attack on Swedish Ikeanew
    25 May 2015, 4:08 pm - a group of moscow veterans has lashed out at ikea, accusing the swedish furniture giant of deliberately destroying war memorials in a move to help nazi ideology take hold in russia.
  • Brits in Sweden will get to vote in EU referendumnew
    25 May 2015, 2:17 pm - british nationals who have been living in sweden for less than 15 years will be allowed to vote in the eu referendum, while most citizens from other eu countries who are living in the uk will have no say on whether the nation in the european union,
  • Sweden's bid to speed foreigners into worknew
    25 May 2015, 12:23 pm - a new fast-track scheme's been proposed to help foreign skilled workers find employment more quickly in sweden. the plans, which were presented by the swedish government on monday, could come into effect within a year.
  • Avicii confirms DJ set at Sweden's royal weddingnew
    25 May 2015, 12:20 pm - sweden's most famous dj has confirmed he is set to play at the wedding of prince carl philip and sofia hellqvist next month after befriending king carl xvi gustaf's son in ibiza last year.
  • Sweden hosts giant global 'war' air challengenew
    25 May 2015, 8:42 am - the arctic challenge exercise (ace 2015) is taking place in northern sweden with more than 3600 military staff from nine countries practising how they might work together during war.

The Local (Germany)

  • Toilet theft at interior ministry causes a stinknew
    26 May 2015, 9:59 am - thieves have stolen toilet seats, taps and loo paper holders from the new interior ministry building in berlin, making it difficult for mandarins to get comfortable in their new surroundings.
  • Hollande and Merkel deliver blow to Cameronnew
    26 May 2015, 9:34 am - germany and france have agreed to forge closer eurozone ties without reopening the bloc’s treaties, a report in france has claimed. the move is seemingly designed to undermine uk prime minister david cameron’s attempts to renegotiate his
  • Berlin jumps ahead on new rent control lawnew
    26 May 2015, 9:02 am - berlin is to be the only state in germany to introduce rent controls immediately after the law allowing them comes into effect on june 1st.
  • Ireland vote builds gay marriage momentumnew
    26 May 2015, 8:44 am - chancellor angela merkel's conservative christian democratic union (cdu) is feeling the pressure from opposition mps, its own gay supporters and its social democratic party (spd) allies to look again at allowing gay marriage after ireland's popular
  • Brits abroad will get to vote in EU referendumnew
    25 May 2015, 11:08 am - british nationals who have been living abroad for less than 15 years will be allowed to vote in the eu referendum, while eu citizens in the uk will have no say on whether the uk stays in the european union.
  • Amazon 'paying local tax on sales in Germany'new
    24 May 2015, 3:59 pm - according to the sueddeutsche zeitung newspaper, online retailer amazon has started paying tax on profits from its sales to german customers in germany instead of in luxembourg
  • As it happened: Sweden wins Eurovision 2015new
    24 May 2015, 12:58 am - sweden won the 60th eurovision song contest on saturday night, thanks to 28-year-old måns zelmerlöw. read our highlights from the night, with insights from our reporting team across europe.
  • German woman, 65, has quadrupletsnew
    23 May 2015, 1:21 pm - a 65-year-old german woman, who already has 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in ukraine.
  • German WWII remains exhumed in Bosnianew
    23 May 2015, 12:16 pm - the remains of about 20 people, thought to be german and italian soldiers killed in bosnia during world war ii, have been exhumed in the east of the country, officials said friday.
  • Sotheby's sells Nazi-era art trove findnew
    23 May 2015, 10:33 am - a painting by max liebermann from a nazi-era art trove found in germany last year will go on sale in london next month, the first from the collection to be sold off, sotheby's said on friday.


The Mosque Times


  • Ex-MP Bruce: Politicians tell liesnew
    26 May 2015, 9:22 am - it is not unusual for politicians to tell "brazen lies", a senior lib dem says as he defends the actions of ex-scottish secretary alistair carmichael.
  • NI welfare reform debate to proceednew
    26 May 2015, 9:19 am - northern ireland assembly members are due to debate the final stage of the controversial welfare reform bill later, despite ni first minister peter robinson's admission to hospital with a suspected heart attack.
  • Chinese navy to focus on 'open seas'new
    26 May 2015, 9:14 am - china announces its strategy to focus the navy beyond its borders into open water, in a military strategy document.
  • VIDEO: Do pre-pay meters hit the poorest?new
    26 May 2015, 9:13 am - the energy watchdog ofgem says it will investigate the installation of pre-payment energy meters in the homes of customers who have run up debt on their bills.
  • Ofgem to investigate pre-pay metersnew
    26 May 2015, 9:10 am - ofgem announces it will investigate after figures reveal more than half a million pre-payment energy meters were forcibly installed in homes over the last six years.
  • Stiller pays tribute to Anne Mearanew
    26 May 2015, 9:04 am - ben stiller pays tribute to his mother, the actress and comedian anne meara, who has died aged 85.
  • Kenya police clash with al-Shababnew
    26 May 2015, 8:49 am - kenyan police have been involved in a fierce battle with militant islamists in the north-east, leaving one officer wounded, a government spokesman tells the bbc.
  • Can Nadal win a 10th French Open?new
    26 May 2015, 8:44 am - the spaniard could become the first man to win the same grand slam 10 times. why is he so dominant on clay? and how do you beat him?
  • Real Madrid close on Benitez as bossnew
    26 May 2015, 8:41 am - napoli boss rafael benitez is expected to be appointed real madrid manager after the italian season finishes on sunday.
  • First Libor trial starts in Londonnew
    26 May 2015, 8:33 am - the first criminal trial linked to the manipulation of a key interest rate, known as libor, is set to begin in london.


Japan Today (Japan)

The Don

  • SC dismisses petition seeking abolition of death penaltynew
    26 May 2015, 9:03 am - islamabad: the supreme court on tuesday dismissed a petition seeking the abolition of death penalty, maintaining that life and liberty are not absolute under the constitution of pakistan.the petitioner, barrister zafarullah, from the watan party had
  • Daska killings: Protesting lawyers try to break into Punjab Assemblynew
    26 May 2015, 8:23 am - lahore: angry lawyers in lahore are attempting to break into the punjab assembly tuesday, having so far succeeded in setting fire to the shade in front of the punjab assembly gate. (image) protesters burning a shade. — dawnnews
  • Second phase of polio campaign suspended in Quettanew
    26 May 2015, 8:10 am - quetta: a day after its launch, the second phase of an anti-polio campaign was suspended in quetta due to security reasons on tuesday, according to sources in the balochistan health department (bhd).an anti-polio campaign was launched in quetta on
  • SHC rejects IGP Jamali's apology over ‘attack on high court’new
    26 May 2015, 8:08 am - karachi: the sindh high court (shc) on tuesday refused to entertain an unconditional apology submitted before it by inspector general of sindh police (igp) ghulam haider jamali for his failure to protect the high court when masked policeman in
  • Four suspects involved in attack targeting president's son arrested, FC claimsnew
    26 May 2015, 7:31 am - quetta: frontier corps (fc) personnel claimed on tuesday to have arrested four suspects involved in the sunday night attack on the convoy of president mamnoon hussain's son in balochistan's industrial city of hub.abdul wasay, spokesman of frontier
  • The world is optimistic about India: Narendra Modinew
    26 May 2015, 7:13 am - new delhi: as indian premier narendra modi's first year in office concluded, he took to twitter to share an open letter he penned about his government, saying that the world is optimistic about india and exploring what the country has to
  • Brides for sale: Pakistani men involved in trafficking for sham marriagesnew
    26 May 2015, 6:48 am - london: klara balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from slovakia to england to marry a man she had never met. she knew he did not want her, or her child. he wanted her european identity card. the marriage
  • Belarus president delays visit till May 28new
    26 May 2015, 6:03 am - islamabad: president of belarus alexander lukashenko, who was scheduled to arrive today in islamabad on a two-day official visit to pakistan, delayed his visit until may 28 due to the death of his mother on tuesday.the visit will be the first ever by
  • First meeting of ‘Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process’ heldnew
    26 May 2015, 2:04 am - islamabad: pakistan hosted on monday the first of the three meetings of senior officials of the heart of asia - istanbul process as a prelude to the ministerial conference scheduled for later this year.the series of the senior officials meetings are
  • Outages to go up as power demand crosses 20,000MWnew
    26 May 2015, 2:01 am - lahore: the national power demand, excluding k-electric, on monday crossed 20,000mw mark, with generation hovering around 13,600mw – leaving a deficit of over 6,400mw and necessitating over eight hours loadshedding in urban and much more in


  • Labor brings on gay marriage lawsnew
    26 May 2015, 8:13 am - labor leader bill shorten will bring legislation to federal parliament on monday to allow same-sex marriage, following the success of the irish referendum.
  • Letting IS get away with murdernew
    26 May 2015, 7:21 am - analysis: is it time for us to take on these extremist butchers once and for all? should we go to war? listen closely. tony abbott appears to be considering it.
  • Labor split a boost for gay marriage pushnew
    26 May 2015, 6:44 am - labor has split over the best strategy to achieve marriage equality — and a key mp believes we’re now closer than ever to making it a reality.
  • Abbott wants you to be able to recite this oathnew
    26 May 2015, 6:10 am - can you recite australia’s citizenship pledge? tony abbott believes we all should be able to and he wants to talk to you about it if you can’t.
  • Abbott rejects talk of ‘cabinet revolt’new
    26 May 2015, 5:40 am - australians fighting alongside islamic state could be stripped of their citizenship — but there are reports that not all of abbott’s cabinet is happy with the idea.
  • Bikies rejected Lindt gunman as ‘weird’new
    26 May 2015, 3:52 am - sydney siege gunman man monis once ditched his robes for bikie gear, bought a bike and tried to join a chapter of the rebels gang, who ousted him for being ‘weird’, the siege inquest has been told.
  • The most surprising obstacle to gay marriagenew
    26 May 2015, 2:47 am - the biggest obstacle to gay marriage in australia is not what you’d expect. it isn’t tony abbott or cory bernardi. and it isn’t the church either.
  • Killer’s chilling letter to the Queennew
    26 May 2015, 12:16 am - he wrote to the pope and the un secretary-general, but the sydney siege gunman’s birthday message to the queen was the most shocking.
  • Breakthrough in baffling murdernew
    25 May 2015, 11:56 pm - she was walking along a bush highway in 1999, but disappeared. now, cops have made a breakthrough in the hayley dodd murder mystery.
  • Now it’s Shorten’s turn to squirmnew
    25 May 2015, 10:19 pm - a former labor heavyweight says bill shorten’s days are numbered, but has the party really turned against him already?

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