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Lisbet Palme, widow of murdered Swedish PM, dies aged 87

Lisbet Palme, widow of murdered Swedish PM, dies aged 87

Lisbet Palme, the widow of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme whose murder more than 30 years ago has never been solved, has passed away.

The ‘fairytale’ boarding school nestled in a Swedish village

The ‘fairytale’ boarding school nestled in a Swedish village

The words ‘boarding’ and ‘school’ often summon images of strict teachers, drab dormitories and downcast children. That image couldn’t be further from reality at Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (SSHL), where boarders describe the ‘fairytale’ school as a home away from home.

 
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Are you applying for Erasmus in Sweden? Here are ten crucial things to know
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Are you applying for Erasmus in Sweden? Here are ten crucial things to know

For students hoping to do an overseas internship or university exchange, the Erasmus scheme is one of the biggest and best-known programmes. Nele Schröder shares her advice of ten things to think about if you're a student applying for Erasmus, and the things she wishes she'd known before.

Stop thinking, start acting: ‘Entrepreneur bootcamp’ in Stockholm

Stop thinking, start acting: ‘Entrepreneur bootcamp’ in Stockholm

Turn your idea into a business in just 14 weeks with the Founder Institute, an entrepreneur bootcamp coming to Stockholm this November. The Local caught up with mentors and graduates of the startup launch program that has helped entrepreneurs turn their business dreams into reality.

 
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Swedish bank Nordea accused of money laundering after Danske Bank scandal

Swedish bank Nordea accused of money laundering after Danske Bank scandal

Sweden's financial crime unit said on Wednesday it had received a complaint against Scandinavia's biggest bank, Nordea, for alleged money laundering following on from a massive scandal engulfing Danske Bank.

Build your professional career with AmCham’s international mentoring program

Build your professional career with AmCham’s international mentoring program

If you need advice on how to move your career forward, but don’t know how to go about it, consider the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden’s (AmCham) mentoring program.

 
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How a pop-up newsroom fought fake news during Sweden's election

How a pop-up newsroom fought fake news during Sweden's election

OPINION: International journalists, fact-checkers and experts collaborated to fight fake news during Sweden's election. Two members of the team explain how they did it, and why it was a crucial job.

This European island has 'the best climate in the world'

This European island has 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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How Sweden hopes to get more foreign-born residents voting

How Sweden hopes to get more foreign-born residents voting

Sweden has one of Europe's highest voter turnouts, but foreign-born residents are less likely than native Swedes to have their say. The Local takes a look at why that's the case, and what Sweden can do to break the trend.

These student startups are creating a more sustainable future

These student startups are creating a more sustainable future

During their studies, what started as bold ideas became real-life enterprises to combat social and environmental challenges. Meet the Malmö University students behind three startups aiming to make the world a better place.

 
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Studying in Sweden? Sign up for half price student Membership with The Local

Studying in Sweden? Sign up for half price student Membership with The Local

Are you one of the more than 20,000 international students in Sweden? You can now benefit from a 50 percent student discount on Membership of The Local – our editor Emma Löfgren explains more.

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

 
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Malmö calls gang suspects to meeting in hope to stop shootings

Malmö calls gang suspects to meeting in hope to stop shootings

Malmö police last Thursday called some of the city's most serious criminals to a secret meeting at the football stadium, hoping to bring an end to the tit-for-tat shooting plaguing the city.

Stockholm's best-known businesses pledge to further gender equality

Stockholm's best-known businesses pledge to further gender equality

Around a hundred of Stockholm’s best-known businesses have publicly declared their commitment to gender equality. But what does it really mean for companies like Truecaller, King and Klarna to call themselves A Woman’s Place?

 
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Ikea cheers 'incredible year' as international expansion boosts sales

Ikea cheers 'incredible year' as international expansion boosts sales

Helped by a big online push and store openings in new markets, Swedish-founded furniture giant Ikea reported rising sales for the year to August.

Sweden’s art scene shows its alternative side in Malmö

Sweden’s art scene shows its alternative side in Malmö

From major galleries to small independent artist-run spaces, Malmö’s art scene is as diverse as the city itself.

 
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My Swedish Career: 'When you're based in Sweden, people take you seriously'

My Swedish Career: 'When you're based in Sweden, people take you seriously'

Indian-born Deepak Kamboj came to Sweden for work and started his music career as a hobby. Now he works for SAS and has a record label that has been shortlisted on Spotify's Top 50.

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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Swedish word of the day: tjena

Swedish word of the day: tjena

Our Swedish word of the day is another way of saying 'hello'.

 ‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

Moving is never easy but upping sticks for a new life abroad is even tougher. The Local caught up with two expats to find out about what they wish they’d known before the big move.

 
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Brexit: 'So many questions, but still no answers'

Brexit: 'So many questions, but still no answers'

David Sparks, a retired Brit living in Murcia shares his concerns as Brexit looms.

 

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This international school in Stockholm is tailoring education to the teenage brain

This international school in Stockholm is tailoring education to the teenage brain

Parents of adolescent children will agree that teenagers are hardwired differently. It’s why a one-size-fits-all curriculum does anything but ‘fit all’. It’s the concept behind Fieldwork Education’s International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), a curriculum designed specifically to suit the developing adolescent brain.

 
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Record number of cruise ship tourists visited Stockholm this summer

Record number of cruise ship tourists visited Stockholm this summer

The Swedish capital is becoming an increasingly popular destination for cruise ship tourists, figures from Ports of Stockholm reveal.

Stockholm marches at the front of the health tech revolution

Stockholm marches at the front of the health tech revolution

Sweden’s health service is world-renowned for the level of care it provides from the cradle to the grave. Now the nation is pioneering the development of health tech with many of the life-changing services being created and implemented in the Nordic start-up capital of Stockholm.

 
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Debunk: No, Sweden isn't cancelling a Christmas concert because of migrants

Debunk: No, Sweden isn't cancelling a Christmas concert because of migrants

Several international far-right websites claimed that a Swedish Christmas concert had been cancelled in order to avoid offending Muslim migrants. In fact, the cause was a delay on budget and logistics planning from the company behind the event. The Local explores how the story got misrepresented.

 Guadeloupe author wins alternative prize in Nobel absence

Guadeloupe author wins alternative prize in Nobel absence

Guadeloupean author Maryse Conde won an alternative award formed in protest to the Nobel Literature Prize on Friday.

Sweden leads the world in cashless payments

Sweden leads the world in cashless payments

For the first time, Swedes have overtaken Americans when it comes to the amount of cashless payments carried out, a new report shows.

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.

Swedish recipe of the week: coleslaw with cinnamon

Swedish recipe of the week: coleslaw with cinnamon

If you have some leftover cinnamon from last week's cinnamon bun day, food writer John Duxbury shares his take on this classic salad, adding his own Swedish twist to it.

IN PICTURES: Battling the Swedish wildfires

IN PICTURES: Battling the Swedish wildfires

More than 20,000 hectares of forest has burned down in Sweden and the wildfires continue to rage across the country.