The European Union has granted 10 million euros to university researchers studying the role of the Islamic holy book in the intellectual and religious development of countries across the continent. The large sum of cash comes from the European Research Council, a European Union body focused on scientific and technological research with researchers working on the hypothesis that the Qur’an has had a major impact on Europe throughout history, Il Giornale reports.The aim of the research is said to be to “determine how the sacred text of Allah incorporated into the thought of Christians, medieval and modern, Jews, freethinkers, atheists, and European Muslims.” The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is the main recipient of the grant. Mercedes Garcia Arenal of the CSIC explained the project, which will also involve academics from the Britain, France, and elsewhere, saying: “Our working hypothesis is that the … [Read more...] about EU Grants University Researchers 10 Million Euros to Study Islamic Qur’an
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File photo of a Swedish law book. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT A 42-year-old man arrested at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport accused of making serious threats against Swedish ministers is also suspected of attempted murder in the UK, it has emerged. The man was arrested on a flight from Thailand to Stockholm on Saturday, on suspicion of sending threatening mail as well as attempted murder, but it was not initially known which country the attempted murder charge was from. "The suspicion of attempted murder regards plaintiffs in the UK," Sweden's security police Säpo revealed on Wednesday night. READ ALSO: Man who sent threatening mail to ministers arrested at Stockholm airport The man is accused of manufacturing an item at his home in Västra Götaland before taking it abroad, according to the prosecutor. "It was an explosive device that could have caused someone to die, but it wasn't detonated and no one was injured," prosecutor Eva Wintzell told Aftonbladet. He is … [Read more...] about Man arrested over threatening mail to Swedish ministers is suspected of attempted murder in UK
The krona dropped still lower last week after Sweden's central bank signalled that with inflation still stubbornly under target there was now no chance of an end to negative interest rates this summer. You now need 10.6 kronor to buy a euro, up from 8.2 back in 2012. "It's quite clear that the krona is exceptionally weak," Andreas Wallström, Chief Analyst at Nordea Markets, tells The Local. "Apart from the financial crisis, you have to go back 100 years to find it weaker...although of course the euro didn't exist back then, so it's sort of a synthetic euro." He doesn't expect change any time soon. "There's currently nothing really pointing to a strengthening of the krona. If you look at growth relative to the eurozone, we are really in for a slowdown now, whereas growth in Europe is quite strong." Richard Falkenhäll, Senior FX Strategist at SEB, agrees: "We have probably, along with Switzerland, the lowest … [Read more...] about What does the ‘exceptionally weak’ Swedish krona mean for you?
0. phoneArena posted on 25 May 2017, 00:04 Apple is making a pricing shift in nine foreign markets, where pricing in its digital storefronts is shifting from the U.S. Dollar and Euro to native currencies. Take Poland, for example. Instead of pricing apps in Euros, they now will be sold in Poland's own currency, the Zloty. Besides the App Store, this change is taking place in the iBooks Store and in iTunes. The switch to native currency will also happen with subscription and services like iCloud and Apple Music... This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here posted on 25 May 2017, 00:11 0 1. AmashAziz (Posts: 1865; Member since: 30 Jun 2014) Apple again has to ruin the joy with a 10% premium, doesn't it? posted on 25 May 2017, 05:39 0 2. cmdacos (Posts: 1678; Member since: 01 Nov 2016) Good way to hide slightly inflated exchange rates to fuel growth. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Apple switches App Store pricing from U.S. Dollars and Euros to local currencies in 9 markets
Apple is making a pricing shift in nine foreign markets, where pricing in its digital storefronts is shifting from the U.S. Dollar and Euro to native currencies. Take Poland, for example. Instead of pricing apps in Euros, they now will be sold in Poland's own currency, the Zloty. Besides the App Store, this change is taking place in the iBooks Store and in iTunes. The switch to native currency will also happen with subscription and services like iCloud and Apple Music.In the Forex market, 1 Euro equals 4.17 Zloty at the moment. But Apple is giving some of its customers a slight break by converting its prices at a rate of 4 Zloty for each Euro. But the opposite is taking place with App Store pricing where 1 Euro is being changed to 4.58 Zloty. That means that in the Polish App Store, Apple is charging a 10% premium.Besides Poland, other countries moving from the Euro to local currency include Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. Shifting to local currency from the U.S. … [Read more...] about Apple switches App Store pricing from U.S. Dollars and Euros to local currencies in 9 markets