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Protesters march against 'chaos' in Swedish maternity care

Protesters march against 'chaos' in Swedish maternity care

A series of demonstrations were held in towns and cities across Sweden on Saturday, in protest against the "chaos" at the country's maternity wards.

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‘It’s 100 percent easier to have kids in Stockholm’

‘It’s 100 percent easier to have kids in Stockholm’

Being a working parent is always tough. But living in Stockholm makes it just that little bit easier.

 
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Don't fly to Arlanda without extra fuel, pilots warn after drone incidents

Don't fly to Arlanda without extra fuel, pilots warn after drone incidents

A Swedish pilots' union is urging their colleagues to consider carrying extra fuel when flying to Stockholm's Arlanda airport, after a number of incidents when drones have forced the airport to close.

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The one TV streaming service you need in Sweden

The one TV streaming service you need in Sweden

Sports, movies and TV shows all in one place, and for less than 15 kronor a day.

 
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What exactly is Sweden doing in North Korea?

What exactly is Sweden doing in North Korea?

Sweden has been touted as a key mediator between North Korea and the US. The Local explains why.

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The guide to working in Sweden: from job hunt to salary talks

The guide to working in Sweden: from job hunt to salary talks

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Eleven Swedish 'false friends' you need to watch out for

Eleven Swedish 'false friends' you need to watch out for

Never, ever take the Swedish language at face value. This is a language where "puss" means "kiss" and "kiss" means "pee". And that's just the beginning...

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Discover Stockholm: 7 spectacular hidden gems

Discover Stockholm: 7 spectacular hidden gems

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Surströmming: What you need to know before trying Sweden's fermented herring

Surströmming: What you need to know before trying Sweden's fermented herring

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Sweden's government and opposition parties agree new defence deal worth billions

Sweden's government and opposition parties agree new defence deal worth billions

Sweden's centre-left coalition government has agreed a new defence deal worth $1 billion with two of the centre-right opposition parties.

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Fire strands thousands of rail passengers in southern France

Fire strands thousands of rail passengers in southern France

Over 3,000 travellers in southern France spent Saturday night camped out in train stations after a bush fire cut off a busy route between Marseille and the resort city of Nice.

 

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60 million people now pay to use Spotify

60 million people now pay to use Spotify

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Protesters to march against 'chaos' in Swedish maternity care

Protesters to march against 'chaos' in Swedish maternity care

A series of demonstrations have been organized in 15 towns and cities across Sweden in protest against the "chaos" at the country's maternity wards.

Recipe: Salmon with Swedish cheese

Recipe: Salmon with Swedish cheese

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The Local's Swedish film of the month: As It Is in Heaven

The Local's Swedish film of the month: As It Is in Heaven

Film writer Peter Larkin reviews Kay Pollak's 'As It Is in Heaven' (2004), starring late actor Michael Nyqvist.

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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'When people ask me if I'm a love refugee in Sweden I say no...it's the insulation'

'When people ask me if I'm a love refugee in Sweden I say no...it's the insulation'

Jack Ryan's reason for moving from Ireland to Sweden may seem trivial, but the ideas behind his startup which buys quality coffee from growers at a fair price are not.