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Concerns for desperate refugee kids 'planning suicide online'

Concerns for desperate refugee kids 'planning suicide online'

Concerns have been raised that refugee children in Sweden are using online forums to plan mass suicides, and are not always receiving the adequate care they need for mental illness.

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7 ways to help your child adjust to life abroad

7 ways to help your child adjust to life abroad

Moving abroad can be a big adjustment for anyone - and it's even harder when the move wasn't your choice. So how do you help your children settle in when your family makes the move?

 
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In pictures: Ten images of Sweden's PM looking incredibly Swedish

In pictures: Ten images of Sweden's PM looking incredibly Swedish

Stefan Löfven isn't afraid of a silly photo-op. To prove it, The Local rounds up 10 images of the PM looking like the stereotypical Swede.

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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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Sweden: What's the problem?

Sweden: What's the problem?

OPINION: Jim Walch, an American living in Sweden, reflects on immigration and his adopted country.

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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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Woman gives birth in car after maternity ward closure

Woman gives birth in car after maternity ward closure

Less than a month after a maternity unit shut down in Sollefteå and inspired a course teaching women to give birth in a car, the first baby has been born on the roadside.

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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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Swedish PM seeks to cut inflow of foreign workers

Swedish PM seeks to cut inflow of foreign workers

Sweden's prime minister wants to curb labour migration to the Scandinavian country to provide more jobs for its own unemployed, including refugees accepted in recent years.

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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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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.

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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Why you should lose your shoes like a Swede

Why you should lose your shoes like a Swede

Should we all follow in the shoeless footsteps of Swedes and take our shoes off indoors, asks Gothenburg-based English teacher David Ashby.

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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Gothenburg is the world's 'most sociable city': study

Gothenburg is the world's 'most sociable city': study

People in Sweden's western hub like to party and socialize, according to a new study. Stockholm was a close second.

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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Stockholm stock market climbs to record high

Stockholm stock market climbs to record high

The Stockholm stock exchange notched up a new all-time high on Wednesday morning.

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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Congo's president to free Norwegian prisoner: Minister

Congo's president to free Norwegian prisoner: Minister

Congo's President has agreed to pardon British-Norwegian dual citizen Joshua French this year, Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba has said.

 

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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.

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Sweden mulls universal chickenpox vaccinations for children

Sweden mulls universal chickenpox vaccinations for children

Sweden is considering introducing a universal vaccination programme against chickenpox, which would make such vaccinations free for toddlers.