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Brexit
Brexit would leave expats in 'ghastly' legal limbo for years
Photo: Paul Lloyd/FLickr

The rights of two million Britons living in the EU would be thrown into doubt for years after Brexit, a new report will conclude.

'This would not have happened if I was white'
Yasri Khan. Photo: Marc Femenia/SCANPIX

Former Swedish Muslim politician explains reluctance to shake hands with women as "about my struggle to be allowed to be myself".

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Sweden fights for EU border controls to stay
Checks on passengers at Kastrup airport in Copenhagen, close to the border with Sweden. Photo: Emil Langvad/TT

The Nordic nation is among six countries asking the European Commission to extend temporary border controls.

Swedish premier pledges 5,000 'emergency' jobs
Swedish prime minister, Stefan Löfven, speaking in Gothenburg. Photo: TT

Swedish prime minister, Stefan Löfven, speaking in Gothenburg, announced a initiative to create 5,000 new 'emergency' jobs for new arrivals to the country.

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Regional politicians hit out at Sweden's Eurovision flag ban
Lots of flag-waving at Eurovision. Photo: AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson

Spanish politicians have criticized Swedish Eurovision organizers after a regional flag was banned alongside that of Isis from the competition in Stockholm.

King says his letter helped Sweden end spat with Saudis
The King is very focused on diplomacy. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

In a row with another country? King Carl XVI Gustaf to the rescue!

Green Party politician 'invited bin Laden's mentor to Malmö'
Salman al-Ouda. Photo: Emad Alhusayni

A Green Party politician in Malmö has taken a break from politics after it emerged that he had invited a notorious Islamist to speak in Malmö.

Green Party leaders: We have no plans to resign
Green Party spokespersons Gustav Fridolin and Åsa Romson meet the press after the resignation of Housing Minister Mehmet Kaplan. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT

The leaders of Sweden's Green Party want to lead the party out of its crisis but will step aside if party colleagues want them replaced, Åsa Romson and Gustav Fridolin told a press conference on Monday.

'Green Party may have been infiltrated by Islamists'
Lars Nicander. Photo: TT

Lars Nicander, director of the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College, fears that the Green Party, the junior partner of the Social Democrats in the Swedish coalition government, has been infiltrated by Islamists.

How the Green leaders have alienated almost everyone
Gustav Fridolin and Åsa Romson meet the press after Mehment Kaplan's resignation as housing minister. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Support for the two heads of the Green Party has slipped to an unprecedented low.

Brexit
Could Brits in Europe put the brakes on Brexit?
Where do British expats stand on Brexit? Photo: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

Here's what The Local's readers told our survey.

US Elections
Why Sweden's defence minister won't back Trump
Donald Trump, left, and Peter Hultqvist. Photo: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

"It's not a man I would vote for, I can tell you that."

Politician quits after refusing to shake women's hands
Yasri Khan. Photo: Marc Femenia/SCANPIX

He said shaking hands with women violated his Muslim faith.

Brexit
Sweden and Denmark UK's 'closest allies' in EU voting
The Swedish, British and Danish flags. Photos: Martin Jakobsson/Image Bank Sweden; Frank Augstein/TT; AP File

Denmark and Sweden could lose a valuable partner if the UK leaves the EU, according to a new report.

Sweden's deputy leader defends 9/11 'accident' gaffe
Swedish minister Åsa Romson and the World Trade Center. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT/Patrick Sison/AP

UPDATED: Green Party co-leader Åsa Romson has told The Local she refuses to let terror set the agenda, after appearing to refer to the 9/11 attacks as "accidents".

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