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22 min ago | Reuters
Muslims in the Middle East are fighting wars of religion. Like the carnage between Protestants and Catholics that haunted Northern Ireland during the last third of the 20th century, there is little anyone can do until local peoples crave peace so intensely they are willing to cultivate it.
4 hrs ago | Real Clear Politics
No matter how the vote turns out on Thursday in Scotland, either for independence or continued union with Britain, the disintegration of the Old Continent appears almost inevitable. Already the British government has conceded that, even if the Scots vote for union, Edinburgh will receive greater powers to rule itself.
8 hrs ago | Bakery & Snacks
Increased availability of gluten-free packaged foods is helping coeliac teenagers keep many of their old food habits as they embark on a gluten-free diet, according to a Swedish study. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder with symptoms triggered by gluten, the protein in wheat, rye, barley and spelt - and the only effective treatment is complete avoidance of gluten-containing foods.
An international summit on combating militants from the Islamic State has opened in France, bringing together around 30 countries from a U.S.-led coalition. The Obama administration says several Arab League countries have signed on for airstrikes in Iraq and Syria , but no sustained campaign is imminent.
People who take eight or more portions of high-fat dairy produce each day are at a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who have only one portion a day, new research shows. A study of almost 27,000 people aged between 45 and 74, 60% of whom were female, showed that those who increased their intake of foods including cream and high-fat milk had a 23% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Socially liberal Sweden joined other countries in Europe Monday with a sizeable far-right party, one opposed to the Nordic nation's generous refugee policies. "Sweden is in shock today," said Haakan Bengtsson, director of the Swedish think-tank Arena, after the electoral breakthrough of the Sweden Democrats , who campaigned to radically reduce immigration.
MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced the development of a new turbocharger series specifically matched to the requirements of two-stroke engines. For the first time ever, MAN Diesel & Turbo will develop a turbocharger series exclusively for two-stroke engines that is especially designed and optimized to fulfill Tier III requirements.
After a longer period of evaluation, an international consortium, including Teekay LNG Partners, has selected a Dual-Fuel Diesel Electric propulsion solution featuring 212V51/60DF + 28L51/60DF engines for each of four Liquid Natural Gas Carriers . The new order follows that which MAN Diesel & Turbo announced in July 2013 when it won the contract to supply 30 MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel engines for six LNGCs.
14, 2014. Authorities in Philadelphia say a newborn baby of a pregnant woman killed by gunfire in northeast Philadelphia over the weekend has also died.
Surf's up with The Local's Swedish career chat this week. We've taken a turn from the norm and talked to John Brodie who's kicking off what looks like a promising career in surf writing.
Prince Daniel of Sweden celebrates his 41st birthday on 15 September. The Swedish royal, who is married to Crown Princess Victoria , is expected to mark his birthday surrounded by family and close friends.
Teatro Paraguas joins the line-up of worldwide organizations that will present readings of 2012 OBIE Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich 's new play Upon the Fragile Shore. This work of intertwining monologues explores human rights and environmental issues around the world especially in relationship to human-made tragedies and their aftermath.
Opposition leader Stefan Lofven gestures while speaking at the election night party of the Social Democrats, in Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
Sweden Democrats Party leader Jimmie Akesson unfurls a poster saying "Sweden's Third Largest Party!" at the election night party in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday Sept. 14, 2014.
I have spent much of my life studying China and the countries near it. Just ask and I'll show you my master's degree in East Asian regional studies, and my five years of Washington Post articles from Hong Kong and Beijing.
The U.S. embassy in Uganda Saturday warned American citizens to stay at home overnight as Ugandan authorities attempt to foil a possible terror attack. The embassy in a message on its website said it is trying to assess the scope of a possible plot by the Somali militants, al-Shabab, and whether members of the cell plotting the attack remain at large.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:09 pm
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