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  • Petrol to cost more as Greens get their waynew
    27 March 2015, 4:37 pm - sweden's left-wing government proposed a hike in petrol taxes on friday, citing the drop in oil prices and pressure put on it by its coalition partner the greens.
  • Swedish Nobel laureate Tranströmer dies aged 83new
    27 March 2015, 4:34 pm - updated: swedish poet and winner of the nobel prize in literature tomas tranströmer has passed away at the age of 83, his publishers confirmed on friday.
  • Sweden Democrat head: 'I'm on antidepressants'new
    27 March 2015, 3:07 pm - jimmie åkesson, who is poised to return as leader of sweden's nationalist party in april after months of sick leave, has revealed he is taking antidepressants for exhaustion and sleeping difficulties in an interview set to air late on friday.
  • Scandinavian airlines change cockpit rulesnew
    27 March 2015, 12:25 pm - updated: norwegian and sas airlines have announced that they will require two staff in each plane's cockpit at all times following the germanwings crash this week.
  • Is Swedish super coach Pia Sundhage quitting?new
    27 March 2015, 12:05 pm - swedish football coach pia sundhage's contract leading the women's national team runs out next year. and she has not yet made up her mind as to whether or not she wants to stay on. “if they asked me today, i would say no,” she told the
  • Stieg Larsson's partner blasts trilogy sequelnew
    27 March 2015, 9:30 am - the partner of sweden's best-known contempory author stieg larsson has criticised the decision to publish a fourth installment of his girl with the dragon tattoo trilogy, written by another author.
  • Ikea flat-pack shelters set to house refugeesnew
    27 March 2015, 8:25 am - flat-pack shelters produced by swedish furniture giant ikea are set to provide temporary homes to thousands of refugees in camps around the world.
  • Swedish feminist party launches in Oslonew
    27 March 2015, 8:18 am - the feminist party which came close to entering parliament in last year’s swedish election launched in oslo on thursday night, selecting its first candidate to compete in the city’s municipal elections, as it seeks to spread its influence
  • Swedish PM faces rights pressure in Chinanew
    27 March 2015, 7:21 am - swedish prime minister stefan löfven landed in china on friday for a two-day visit. but on the home front he has been facing pressure to push more to get human rights on the agenda when he meets with chinese leaders.
  • How to Make Chocolate Truffles for Easternew
    27 March 2015, 7:01 am - if you are looking for a fun alternative to easter eggs, why not try swedish chocolate truffles. they are delicious, easy to make and kids can help you make these delightful sweets. food writer john duxbury shares his recipe with the local.

The Local (Germany)

  • Germanwings co-pilot 'obsessed' with Alpsnew
    27 March 2015, 4:47 pm - co-pilot andreas lubitz, who is believed to have deliberately killed 150 people when he flew a passenger plane into the alps, was "obsessed" with the french mountain region, one of his peers said on friday.
  • Germany to expand disability rightsnew
    27 March 2015, 3:58 pm - a representative of the german labour ministry went before a un committee on friday to discuss the government's plan for improved rights for disabled people.
  • Germanwings captain's compassion goes viralnew
    27 March 2015, 3:48 pm - a facebook post describing how a germanwings pilot personally reassured his passengers of their safety on a flight on wednesday has received over quarter of a million likes.
  • Scientists aiming to redefine the kilogramnew
    27 March 2015, 3:46 pm - the german nation metrology institute (ptb) in braunschweig has set itself the enormous task of finding a new formula for measuring a kilogram.
  • Bundestag passes 'foreigner toll' for roadsnew
    27 March 2015, 2:39 pm - the bundestag (german parliament) passed a hugely controversial law on friday which will charge foreigners for the use of german roads.
  • Germanwings co-pilot 'hid illness' on crash daynew
    27 March 2015, 12:43 pm - germanwings said on friday that it had no knowledge of a doctor-signed sick note found by investigators at flight 4u9525 co-pilot andreas lubitz's flat.
  • Varoufakis quells rumours of resignationnew
    27 March 2015, 11:57 am - update: after german tabloid bild reported that germany's least-favourite greek minister yanis varoufakis was considering resigning, the minister rejected the story on twitter.
  • Germany urgently needs immigrants: studynew
    27 March 2015, 11:01 am - a study by the bertelsmann institute found on friday that germany will need around half a million new immigrants every year until 2050 to maintain its work force.
  • Bundesbank tough, public soft on Greecenew
    27 March 2015, 10:41 am - bundesbank chief jens weidmann said on friday that he is opposed to giving greece further financial help because he believes the new government has frittered away too much trust, but a new poll showed that support for a "grexit" had shrunk below 50
  • Town flocks to mourn lost schoolchildrennew
    27 March 2015, 10:24 am - president joachim gauck arrived in haltern on friday to join families and schoolchildren mourning the loss of their classmates and teachers in the germanwings flight 4u9525 crash.


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  • Nawaz orders evacuation of Pakistanis stranded in Yemennew
    27 March 2015, 6:33 pm - islamabad: prime minister nawaz sharif on friday ordered the pakistani mission in yemen to take steps for the immediate evacuation of stranded pakistani families in the troubled country.according to a statement from the pm house, these instructions
  • Police arrest Quetta terror mastermindnew
    27 March 2015, 5:26 pm - quetta: police on friday arrested the man behind several terrorism incidents in quetta, including a bomb blast targeting the vehicle of an anti-terrorist court (atc) judge.quetta capital city police officer (ccpo) razzaq cheema, while addressing a
  • PTI warns of street protests if govt backtracks from agreementnew
    27 March 2015, 2:28 pm - lahore: pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) chairman imran khan categorically stated that his party will take to the streets if pakistan muslim league-nawaz (pml-n) backtracks on the agreement to form a poll inquiry judicial commission.while addressing a
  • PM has assured investigation of Saulat Mirza's video, says Sattarnew
    27 March 2015, 1:33 pm - islamabad: muttahida qaumi movement (mqm) leader farooq sattar on friday said prime minister nawaz sharif has vowed to investigate the matter of saulat mirza’s video recording in a meeting held at pm house on mqm’s request.during the
  • Accused in Bashir Bilour murder case confesses to facilitating bombernew
    27 March 2015, 11:30 am - peshawar: the accused in the bashir ahmad bilour murder case confessed to facilitating the suicide bomber who had attacked the popular awami national party (anp) leader in 2012 near han raziq police station in peshawar. in dec 2012, bilour and at
  • PM Nawaz meets MQM delegationnew
    27 March 2015, 11:07 am - islamabad: prime minister nawaz sharif is meeting with a muttahida qaumi movement (mqm) delegation at prime minister house on friday. earlier, a spokesperson for pm nawaz told dawn that the meeting was scheduled to discuss the ongoing operation
  • Draft bill facilitating 'localisation' of YouTube content underwaynew
    27 March 2015, 10:17 am - islamabad: minister of state for information technology anusha rehman informed the national assembly on friday that legislation is underway to "localise" youtube in pakistan. during question hour, rehman stated that a draft bill is with the na
  • PM asks president to postpone Saulat Mirza's execution for 30 daysnew
    27 March 2015, 9:55 am - islamabad: prime minister nawaz sharif has sent a summary to the presidency asking for a 30-day stay on the execution of former muttahida qaumi movement (mqm) activist saulat mirza who was set to be hanged on april 1, according to a statement issued
  • Lal Masjid case: Musharraf's arrest warrants sent to Karachi policenew
    27 March 2015, 9:02 am - islamabad: bailable arrest warrants for former president retired general pervez musharraf, that were issued by a local court in islamabad, were delivered to karachi police by aabpara police on friday.the warrants were issued against the ex-president
  • Pakistan will not participate in conflict that divides Muslim Ummah: Khawaja Asifnew
    27 March 2015, 7:49 am - islamabad: federal defence minister khawaja asif in the national assembly elucidated pakistan's role in the yemen conflict, saying that no decision to participate has been taken and that pakistan has only pledged to safeguard the territorial


  • Fraser a ‘unique and great Australian’new
    27 March 2015, 5:50 am - former prime minister malcolm fraser has been remembered as a unique and great australian who was always sure to succeed in politics, at his state funeral in melbourne.
  • The stories you need to know todaynew
    27 March 2015, 3:58 am - joyce garrard forced her granddaughter to keep running on a treadmill until she died. so why can’t a jury agree on her punishment?
  • Driver in hit-and-run tragedy dies suddenlynew
    27 March 2015, 1:15 am - there has been a surprising and tragic twist in the case of hit-and-run victim ashleigh humphrys with the sudden death of the driver of the car which hit her.
  • Doctors called ‘meat inspectors’new
    26 March 2015, 11:50 pm - it has cost taxpayers more than $1 billion and no-one is using it, now the e-health record is calling doctors ‘meat inspectors’.
  • ‘Would-be CEO’ jailed for rapenew
    26 March 2015, 9:36 pm - he had the world at his feet. but luke lazarus’ privileged life is in ruins after a power trip at his dad’s nightclub ended in a sex attack and three years’ jail.
  • The safest cars for young driversnew
    26 March 2015, 6:00 pm - teenagers and p-platers are over-represented among fatal accidents — but not necessarily because they’re reckless on the roads. here are the cars that will keep them safe.
  • Overseas subs a ‘national disaster’new
    26 March 2015, 11:33 am - speakers at the sub summit urged the government to build the boats locally to preserve engineering skills and protect national sovereignty.
  • Call for audit into Pharmacy Guildnew
    26 March 2015, 11:13 am - the pharmacy guild is under pressure to explain what it did with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.

Times Of India



  • Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks:
    27 March 2015, 6:54 pm - lausanne, switzerland (reuters) - negotiations between six world powers and iran over its nuclear program have been "tough and very serious" and the next few days will show whether tehran is ready to make the necessary hard decisions, a senior u.s.
  • Yemen Houthi rebels advance despite Saudi-led air strikesnew
    27 March 2015, 6:36 pm - aden (reuters) - yemen's houthi rebels made broad gains in the country's south and east on friday despite a second day of saudi-led air strikes meant to check the iranian-backed militia's efforts to overthrow president abd-rabbu mansour hadi.(image)
  • Exclusive: Yoox and Net-a-Porter in merger talks again - sourcesnew
    27 March 2015, 6:29 pm - paris (reuters) - online fashion retailers yoox and richemont's net-a-porter are trying to resuscitate merger talks that took place more than a year ago to better fight cut-throat competition, industry sources told reuters.(image) (image) (image)
  • Fed weighs insurers' proposal for new capital rulesnew
    27 March 2015, 6:20 pm - washington (reuters) - the u.s. federal reserve is considering a proposal from life insurers that could delay the implementation of a costly nationwide capital framework for the $1 trillion industry, according to records of a recent meeting between
  • Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been groundednew
    27 March 2015, 6:17 pm - duesseldorf, germany (reuters) - german authorities said on friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the french alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the
  • Oil down as Iran deal eyed; U.S. crude in for best week in four yearsnew
    27 March 2015, 6:09 pm - new york (reuters) - oil prices fell on friday as fears about the disruption of middle east crude shipments from yemen's conflict eased and the focus turned to the likelihood of an iranian nuclear deal by next week that could put more supply on the
  • Police seek two people unaccounted for after New York explosionnew
    27 March 2015, 5:26 pm - new york (reuters) - two people remained unaccounted for on friday in the wake of an apparent gas explosion that destroyed four new york city apartment buildings and injured 19 people, police said.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • U.S. economic growth slows in fourth quarter; corporate profits fallnew
    27 March 2015, 3:33 pm - washington (reuters) - u.s. economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as previously reported and after-tax corporate profits took a hit from a strong dollar, which could undermine future business spending.(image) (image) (image) (image)
  • South Korea demands release of two men accused by North Korea of espionagenew
    27 March 2015, 10:45 am - seoul (reuters) - south korea demanded the immediate release on friday of two of its citizens being held in north korea on accusations spying.(image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Amazon in talks to buy online luxury retailer Net-a-Porter: Forbesnew
    27 March 2015, 10:44 am - (reuters) - is in talks to buy online luxury retailer net-a-porter in what could be the biggest acquisition yet for the e-commerce giant, but the negotiations are in early stages and could fall apart, forbes reported, citing a person