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UN Security Council convenes in remote Swedish farmhouse

UN Security Council convenes in remote Swedish farmhouse

The UN Security Council is meeting in a secluded farmhouse on the southern tip of Sweden on Saturday in a bid to overcome deep divisions over how to end the war in Syria.

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Executive MBA grads share tips for balancing studies with work and family life

Executive MBA grads share tips for balancing studies with work and family life

Two alumni of the Executive MBA at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) share their tips for balancing the demanding programme with work and family life.

 
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Here's how many Brits and Americans applied for Swedish citizenship post-Brexit and Trump
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Here's how many Brits and Americans applied for Swedish citizenship post-Brexit and Trump

Here's how many Brits (and Americans) applied for and received citizenship in Sweden in the first months of 2018.

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PODCAST: A Woman's Place episode four. 'Denise, Paula, and the naked Swedes'.

PODCAST: A Woman's Place episode four. 'Denise, Paula, and the naked Swedes'.

Listen to episode four of A Woman's Place to find out why the straight-talking guests firmly believe that in Stockholm "you're a human beyond your gender".

 
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'Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I cannot believe he is no longer with us'

'Avicii was a genius and a music innovator, and I cannot believe he is no longer with us'

Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died on Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.

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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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How The Local can help recruit your dream colleague

How The Local can help recruit your dream colleague

Did you know that as Europe’s leading job site for international talent, The Local can help you recruit your next dream colleague?

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Six jobs that can’t be stolen by robots

Six jobs that can’t be stolen by robots

As labour automation becomes a reality, robots are no longer just the domain of sci-fi movies and paranoid conspiracy theorists.

 
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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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Inspectorate highlights failings in Swedish for Immigrants courses

Inspectorate highlights failings in Swedish for Immigrants courses

The Swedish Schools Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) says there are several failings in the country's Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) courses including a lack of competent teachers.

Five US expat tax nightmares and how to avoid them

Five US expat tax nightmares and how to avoid them

Don’t let bad dreams about the IRS have you waking up in a cold sweat.

 
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SAS cancels Scandinavian flights to Germany over airport strikes

SAS cancels Scandinavian flights to Germany over airport strikes

Airline SAS cancelled flights from Scandinavia to Munich and Frankfurt on Tuesday due to strikes by airport staff in Germany.

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Dubrovnik Riviera: Take a break in the jewel of Croatia

Dubrovnik Riviera: Take a break in the jewel of Croatia

Don't be fooled into thinking Dubrovnik itself is all this virtually untouched Riviera has to offer.

 
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How Sweden's getting ready for the election-year information war

How Sweden's getting ready for the election-year information war

While the US debates to what extent Russia influenced its presidential election, a small country in northern Europe is already gearing up to fend off foreign interference in its next election.

Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Football superstars Ada Hegerberg and Liv Cooke are fronting a new UEFA campaign that encourages young girls to kick off careers in ‘the beautiful game’.

 
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What Sweden's spring budget means for you
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What Sweden's spring budget means for you

Sweden's government on Monday announced its spring budget proposal in full, five months ahead of this year's general election. The Local breaks down what you should know about how the changes could affect you.

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Sweden’s most common seasonal allergies (and how to avoid them)

Sweden’s most common seasonal allergies (and how to avoid them)

Itchy eyes? Check. Runny nose? Check. Uncontrollable sneezing? You get the gist. These symptoms could be mistaken for a common cold, but if you can’t seem to shake them then it might be time for an allergy test.

 
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Abba to reunite for televised tribute show – as avatars

Abba to reunite for televised tribute show – as avatars

Plans for a virtual reality tour featuring all four members of Abba will include a televised tribute, Abba member Björn Ulvaeus has revealed.

Let's talk about the Swedish Academy's rapid descent into farce (and pussy bows)
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Let's talk about the Swedish Academy's rapid descent into farce (and pussy bows)

One of Sweden's most prestigious institutions is falling apart. How did it all come to this for the body that hands out the Nobel Prize in Literature?

The Swedish school with an international outlook

The Swedish school with an international outlook

What child wouldn’t want to study in a school surrounded by picturesque scenery, an array of international friends, and some much-loved Swedish traditions?

 
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Swedish university must refund international student over sub-standard teaching: why this case matters

Swedish university must refund international student over sub-standard teaching: why this case matters

A Swedish university college must refund an American student over sub-standard teaching, after a ruling from the country's top court set a precedent for overseas students in Sweden.

Facebook snubs Swedish government meeting

Facebook snubs Swedish government meeting

Sweden's justice and digital development ministers will meet Google, Twitter and other media, but not Facebook.

The real reason for Stockholm’s massive Slussen redevelopment

The real reason for Stockholm’s massive Slussen redevelopment

Amid the ferocity of the protests to ‘Save old Slussen!’, the real -- and potentially devastating -- reason for the controversial redevelopment has effectively been drowned out.

 
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'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.

Want to know how to be a super-successful immigrant parent in Sweden? So do I...
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Want to know how to be a super-successful immigrant parent in Sweden? So do I...

Parenting is challenging in the best of circumstances. Let's not even talk about being an immigrant parent. No, actually, let's.

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Mafia collusion ruling deepens Italy's political divides

Mafia collusion ruling deepens Italy's political divides

The deadlock in Italian politics for the past two-and-a-half months shows little sign of loosening after a court ruled that former government officials colluded with Sicily's Mafia in the early 1990s.

 

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'Nothing to do with Danius being a woman': female Academy member

'Nothing to do with Danius being a woman': female Academy member

One of the remaining women at the Swedish Academy has dismissed feminist outrage over the resignation of the body’s first ever female head.

Four reasons to try spring skiing in Sweden

Four reasons to try spring skiing in Sweden

Winter may be over, but the ski slopes are just warming up! It’s time to embrace that perfect time of year that Swedes call 'Vårvinter' (Spring-Winter).

 
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Recipe: How to make Swedish Salmon in saffron sauce

Recipe: How to make Swedish Salmon in saffron sauce

Swedish food writer John Duxbury provides some inspiration with his simple recipe for delicious salmon in saffron sauce.