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Swede dies in earthquake in Greece and Turkey

Swede dies in earthquake in Greece and Turkey

A Swedish man was one of the people killed when a violent earthquake hit Greek island Kos, Sweden's foreign ministry has confirmed.

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Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Who says you need to have a programming background to be a part of Berlin’s booming tech startup scene?

 
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Swedish recipe: How to make gooseberry and elderflower compote

Swedish recipe: How to make gooseberry and elderflower compote

Both elderflower and gooseberries grow around Sweden in summer. Food writer John Duxbury explains how to turn them into a tasty compote.

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Discover Stockholm: 7 spectacular hidden gems

Discover Stockholm: 7 spectacular hidden gems

You won't want to miss these seven must-sees on your next trip to Stockholm!

 
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Is Sweden's openness under threat or is it stronger than ever?

Is Sweden's openness under threat or is it stronger than ever?

Sweden's trust and openness show little sign of diminishing in the battle against fake news. Why?

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Mongolia to Malmö and back: one nomad’s tale

Mongolia to Malmö and back: one nomad’s tale

Malmö may be a long way from the steppes of Mongolia, but recent Malmö University graduate Chantsalnyam Luvsandorj, found herself inspired by both places.

 
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Telia to slash hundreds of jobs in Sweden

Telia to slash hundreds of jobs in Sweden

Telia has announced plans to cut hundreds of jobs in Sweden as part of a cost-reduction scheme.

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Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Gothenburg is Sweden’s hidden design gem, with some of the best shopping available – plus dozens of hip cafés, restaurants, and bars. Local creative Ali Davoodi shares his insider tips for how to get the most out of a visit.

 
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Seven hot tips to blend in on a Swedish beach

Seven hot tips to blend in on a Swedish beach

Swedes flock to the seaside every summer. But before you follow them, read The Local's ultimate guide to how to pass for a true Swede when you're on the beach.

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Zagreb is trendy destination for summer travellers of all kinds. Read on to find out more about what's on offer. Hint: Make sure you're hungry like a wolf.

 
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Three kind of bizarre but totally Swedish recipes

Three kind of bizarre but totally Swedish recipes

Put together the perfect Swedish dinner using these top-three regional delicacies from all corners of Sweden.

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The Nordic way: 'We must trust each other’

The Nordic way: 'We must trust each other’

She grew up surrounded by water, stumbled into politics, and is now one of the most important political voices in the entire Nordic region. The Local finds out more.

 
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Fika with the government: the most Swedish thing ever?

Fika with the government: the most Swedish thing ever?

Fika and openness are two of Sweden's most important concepts, but what happens when you combine them? You get fika with the Swedish government, which The Local happily went along to, given there was cake on offer.

Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

In a globalised world, transferring money abroad doesn't have to be costly and complicated.

 
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Refugees welcome? How UK and Sweden compare on education for young migrants

Refugees welcome? How UK and Sweden compare on education for young migrants

OPINION: The UK should learn from Sweden when it comes to educating young immigrants, argues Nottingham University's Joanna McIntyre in this opinion piece first published by The Conversation.

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What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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Swedish universities among top 100 in the world

Swedish universities among top 100 in the world

Several Swedish universities have made the cut in the latest edition of an international ranking of top higher education institutions.

How digitalisation is changing Stockholm from the inside out

How digitalisation is changing Stockholm from the inside out

Street lamps linked to emergency services. Drones delivering milk to your door. It may sound like science fiction, but in Stockholm it may be closer than you think.

 
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26 untranslatable Swedish words

26 untranslatable Swedish words

Our attempt to translate some of our favourite untranslatable Swedish words.

Want to save the planet? Have fewer children, Lund University researchers say

Want to save the planet? Have fewer children, Lund University researchers say

Researchers in Sweden have listed the top four things people can do to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Foreign graduates earn less than Swedes: study

Foreign graduates earn less than Swedes: study

Foreign-born degree holders are paid less than their Swedish-born colleagues even when they have similar jobs, a new study shows.