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Sweden trounce USA 6-0, face Swiss in world final

Sweden trounce USA 6-0, face Swiss in world final

Title-holders Sweden booked their place in the final of the world ice hockey championships Saturday with a 6-0 whitewash of the United States.

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Can you really see Stockholm in a day? Yes, here's how

Can you really see Stockholm in a day? Yes, here's how

Connecting flight? Time to kill? Whether you arrive first thing in the morning or just as the sun is setting, The Local has your sightseeing plans sorted with tips for even the briefest of stopovers.

 
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PayPal buys Swedish startup iZettle for $2.2bn

PayPal buys Swedish startup iZettle for $2.2bn

PayPal will buy Swedish online commerce startup iZettle for $2.2 billion in a deal that came as the young company was poised for a stock market debut.

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Destination Stockholm: The university attracting top teaching talent

Destination Stockholm: The university attracting top teaching talent

When Professors Jenny White and Mark Rhinard first came to Stockholm they had no idea it would become their home. The Local spoke to the Stockholm University researchers to find out why they came and just what it is that made them stay.

 
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Ten jobs for internationals in Sweden you may not have thought of
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Ten jobs for internationals in Sweden you may not have thought of

The Local looks at some potential jobs in Sweden that don't require the Swedish language.

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The Stockholm school where math is an international adventure

The Stockholm school where math is an international adventure

How do you inspire gifted mathematics students to become even more excited about the subject? Turning it into an international event and throwing in the word ‘quest’ is a good place to start.

 
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Syrian living in Sweden held 'for financing terrorism'

Syrian living in Sweden held 'for financing terrorism'

The man was arrested at Copenhagen's Kastrup airport.

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PODCAST: A Woman's Place episode five. 'Margot Wallström and the mansplainers'.

PODCAST: A Woman's Place episode five. 'Margot Wallström and the mansplainers'.

"Isn't it time that we try women in decision making and trying to make peace? Because men have really failed."

 
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The King of Sweden is awarding a special prize to foreign entrepreneurs

The King of Sweden is awarding a special prize to foreign entrepreneurs

Starting your own business is a challenge few people will attempt in their lifetime. That challenge is doubled when you’ve also moved halfway around the world and opened a company in a new country.

 
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Is Sweden's zero-tolerance approach to drugs a failing model?

Is Sweden's zero-tolerance approach to drugs a failing model?

The subject of criticism at an international level, Sweden's zero-tolerance policy on drugs looks increasingly dated, but will it ever change?

29 terms you need to know if you're working in Sweden

29 terms you need to know if you're working in Sweden

After-vork drinks? VAB? OB? The Swedish workplace can be a jungle of wonderfully-weird terminology. This glossary of terms for working life in Sweden will help you to join the conversation without having to guess what it’s about.

 
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'When I came to Malmö I didn't want to go anywhere else'

'When I came to Malmö I didn't want to go anywhere else'

British particle physicist Abbey Waldron talks to The Local about why it is important to help entrepreneurs and scientists navigate the world of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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Can Stockholm survive its ‘third wave of growth’?

Can Stockholm survive its ‘third wave of growth’?

As a major construction boom blasts through Stockholm, is Sweden’s capital headed for global city status or does its distinctive character hang in the balance?

 
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The Swedish Teacher: Känna, veta, kunna... what's the difference?
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The Swedish Teacher: Känna, veta, kunna... what's the difference?

We don't know why Swedish has so many different words that all mean know.

Questions to ask a Swedish employer before accepting a job

Questions to ask a Swedish employer before accepting a job

You wouldn’t take out a new mobile phone plan without finding out what’s included. So why would you accept a job offer without doing the same groundwork?

 
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What does the 'exceptionally weak' Swedish krona mean for you?
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What does the 'exceptionally weak' Swedish krona mean for you?

Ignoring a few months in the financial crisis, the Swedish krona is now weaker than it's been in a century. What does that mean for internationals planning to moving here, or those who already have?

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Konavle Valley: A hidden gem on Croatia’s Adriatic coast

Konavle Valley: A hidden gem on Croatia’s Adriatic coast

On the southernmost tip of Croatia is a region of particular natural beauty known as ‘Konavle Valley’.

 
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Swedish airline cancels all flights after filing for bankruptcy

Swedish airline cancels all flights after filing for bankruptcy

The airline has advised travellers not to go to the airport.

The key to making the most of your assignment abroad

The key to making the most of your assignment abroad

Learn more about what employers can do to best support expat workers and their families.

 
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The professional approach to learning Swedish

The professional approach to learning Swedish

Don’t waste time learning useless phrases like ‘the bear sat on the tortoise’ when you can learn Swedish you’ll actually use. The Local finds out more about SFX, a series of specialised language courses for professionals.

 
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Ten historic pictures that show what life was like in Stockholm decades ago

Ten historic pictures that show what life was like in Stockholm decades ago

These historic images shed some light on the lives of Stockholmers decades ago.

What's the environmental impact of Sweden's new electric road?

What's the environmental impact of Sweden's new electric road?

Does Sweden's new electric road lead to the future? Rick Greenough, professor of energy systems at De Montfort University, is not so sure.

This Nordic company wants you to wear trousers made from trees

This Nordic company wants you to wear trousers made from trees

You might be surprised by how renewable materials are helping the fashion industry turn over a new leaf.

 
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 Swedish academia hiring 'rigged': university union

Swedish academia hiring 'rigged': university union

Swedish universities are rigging their recruitment to make sure favoured internal candidates get jobs, according to Sweden's leading university union.

Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Hiking in the Swiss Alps, visiting local chocolate factories, wine-tastings, jazz festivals and car shows are not part of your typical language course. Unless, that is, it’s an Alpadia language course.

 
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Sweden's Moderates open to Sweden Democrats immigration deal

Sweden's Moderates open to Sweden Democrats immigration deal

Sweden's centre-right Moderate Party has said it would be willing to bring the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats into a cross-party agreement on immigration.

'Sweden is being discriminatory towards other EU citizens': Swedish MEP on personal number problems

'Sweden is being discriminatory towards other EU citizens': Swedish MEP on personal number problems

Cecilia Wikström told The Local she is "ashamed" of the difficulty some EU citizens have getting a personal identity number (personnummer) in Sweden.

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Frankfurt shock Bayern in German Cup final and ruin Heynckes farewell

Frankfurt shock Bayern in German Cup final and ruin Heynckes farewell

Ante Rebic ruined Jupp Heynckes' farewell as Bayern Munich coach on Saturday with the Croatia striker scoring twice as Eintracht Frankfurt claimed an upset 3-1 win in the German Cup final.

 

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Soprano wins top prize in memory of Swedish opera legend

Soprano wins top prize in memory of Swedish opera legend

Swedish opera singer Nina Stemme has won the one-million dollar prize awarded in memory of the Nordic nation's legendary soprano Birgit Nilsson.

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