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Why Sweden is NOT the 'rape capital of the world'

Why Sweden is NOT the 'rape capital of the world'

Is Sweden really a 'rape capital' as repeatedly suggested by sections of the international media? The Local consulted experts to get to the bottom of the matter.

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How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

Don’t let inaction or ignorance about your US tax obligations ruin the New Year.

 
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'If you have an open mind, people are all the same'

'If you have an open mind, people are all the same'

John Andersen dropped out of high school to climb mountains. Decades later, the 73-year-old is still travelling the world - and it's been a priceless education.

 
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Property of the week: Umeå

Property of the week: Umeå

This spacious house in Umeå, northern Sweden has a terrace that's perfect for long summer nights. It starts at 1,475,000 kronor ($162,993).

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‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

Paris, Madrid, Berlin... For internationally-minded students, it can be tough to choose where to attend university. But at ESCP Europe – one of the top business schools in the world – you don’t have to.

 
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Meet the Barcelona coach turning this into Sweden's best football club

Meet the Barcelona coach turning this into Sweden's best football club

Sergi Angulo from Barcelona talks to The Local about why he thinks that the Spanish school of football will help new team Nacka FC go all the way to the top.

8 sustainable (Swedish!) ways to reinvent your living room

8 sustainable (Swedish!) ways to reinvent your living room

Who says giving your home a new look needs to be a costly endeavour?

 
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More dads taking paternity leave

More dads taking paternity leave

The number of fathers taking advantage of Sweden's generous parental leave benefits is slowly rising, according to new statistics.

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Everything you need to get through Swedish winter

Everything you need to get through Swedish winter

Back home you always know what to buy to address common winter ailments. But how do you know what to buy abroad? We asked Sweden's largest pharmacy chain for help.

 
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OPINION: Brexit and Brits in the EU - bargaining chip or afterthought?

OPINION: Brexit and Brits in the EU - bargaining chip or afterthought?

What will happen to reciprocal arrangements between EU countries and the UK when Brits abroad are reduced to an afterthought? Laura Shields of the Liberal Democrats examines the issues faced by anxious Britons.

Why you need a EuroBonus American Express Card

Why you need a EuroBonus American Express Card

There are a lot of airlines out there – and a plethora of loyalty programmes. They all promise a dozen benefits – but also an awful lot of fine print. How often do you actually understand the system well enough to take advantage of the perks?

 
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Eight things to love about renting in Sweden

Eight things to love about renting in Sweden

A housing crisis means that short-term sublets are the norm in major cities and rent regulation rules are frequently flouted. But this week, The Local has decided to look on the bright side of renting an apartment in Sweden.

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

Need to send money to family or friends overseas? Have funds in foreign accounts you need to access in your new home? Sending money abroad may be cheaper and faster than you might think.

 
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Top 10 Stockholm tech startup stories of 2016

Top 10 Stockholm tech startup stories of 2016

Another year may have come and gone, but it certainly left its mark! Here are the top 10 developments from the Stockholm tech scene in 2016.

 
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Recipe: How to make liquorice ice cream

Recipe: How to make liquorice ice cream

Swedes love all sweets and one of their favourites is liquorice. Grab your sunglasses, pretend it's spring and enjoy this liquorice ice cream, courtesy of food writer John Duxbury.

Becoming an expat: where to start

Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn’t something to be taken lightly. There’s plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?

 
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Spotify slams 'ridiculous' deportation threat faced by staff in Sweden

Spotify slams 'ridiculous' deportation threat faced by staff in Sweden

The streaming giant says it is losing key people due to Swedish migration rules, calling it a risk to their operations in Sweden.

96 percent of movies on Netflix directed by men: Swedish study

96 percent of movies on Netflix directed by men: Swedish study

It's 'high time' Netflix featured more films by women, according to the authors of a Swedish study on the streaming platform's content.

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Party like the Swiss at these eight spectacular carnivals

Party like the Swiss at these eight spectacular carnivals

It’s carnival season in Switzerland, a chance to indulge and make merry before the coming of Lent.

 

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Is it a good idea to paint your apartment white?

Is it a good idea to paint your apartment white?

Houzz.se's Amanda Strömberg asks two experts about what you should think about if you want to paint your entire home white.