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Meet the Swede who went undercover for a whole year with the alt-right in the US and UK

Meet the Swede who went undercover for a whole year with the alt-right in the US and UK

Swedish student Patrik Hermansson, 25, talks to The Local about what he learned when he went undercover for a year with the international alt-right movement.

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US students - get your master’s for free at a top Swedish university

US students - get your master’s for free at a top Swedish university

Think getting a master’s degree from a top university will cost you a fortune? Think again.

 
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What lessons can Sweden learn from its Yugoslavian refugees?

What lessons can Sweden learn from its Yugoslavian refugees?

In the 1990s thousands of refugees fled war in Yugoslavia and made Sweden their home, where today they are a well-integrated part of society. The Local explores what Sweden can learn from that experience.

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Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Want to go on a real adventure and help a disadvantaged community at the same time? You can, and here's how...

 
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Sweden's unusually wet September is good news for water shortage recovery

Sweden's unusually wet September is good news for water shortage recovery

Having twice as much rain as usual in September may not sound like cause for celebration, but in the parts of Sweden facing a water shortage this year, it is.

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The easiest way to drive in style while living abroad -- and back at home

The easiest way to drive in style while living abroad -- and back at home

Moving abroad? Nothing helps you feel at home faster than having a new luxury car to zip around in. And it's easier to get one than you think.

 
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Opinion: Getting foreign-born Swedes to vote in 2018 should be a key issue

Opinion: Getting foreign-born Swedes to vote in 2018 should be a key issue

Getting more foreigners to become politically integrated in Sweden should be a key issue in the build-up to the 2018 election, argue migration professor Pieter Bevelander and political scientist Mikael Spång.

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A beginner's guide to healthcare in Sweden

A beginner's guide to healthcare in Sweden

Everything you need to know in case you accidentally eat a bad herring!

 
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Nine odd things that happen when you (try to) learn Swedish

Nine odd things that happen when you (try to) learn Swedish

Learning Swedish will teach you a lot – but not necessarily the things you thought it would. Here are nine of the strange things that happen once you start studying the language.

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Swedish fintech startup iZettle just landed €30m to fund AI and next-gen research

Swedish fintech startup iZettle just landed €30m to fund AI and next-gen research

Swedish fintech startup iZettle has been awarded 30 million euros in debt funding from the European Investment Bank to develop financial tools for small businesses.

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14 addictive things to binge watch in Sweden this fall

14 addictive things to binge watch in Sweden this fall

You're going to want to bookmark this list - it'll come in handy over the next few months!

 
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Five things you have to do before Swedish summer ends

Five things you have to do before Swedish summer ends

Make sure you savour the last taste of Swedish summer. You've got time - even if you don't realise it!

 
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Start school later so teens can sleep longer, Swedish researchers argue

Start school later so teens can sleep longer, Swedish researchers argue

Swedish teenagers should be allowed to sleep longer in the morning and start school later, according to researchers, who point to evidence that students' health and performance would improve as a result.

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'It's one of the most rewarding choices I've made'

'It's one of the most rewarding choices I've made'

This could be the answer if you want to take the next step in your career.

 
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Norwegian F16 almost shot three people during exercise: report

Norwegian F16 almost shot three people during exercise: report

Three people were a hair’s breadth from being hit by gunfire from an F16 jet during an exercise at the Norwegian Air Force firing range over the Tarva archipelago.

 

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'There are big business opportunities in Gran Canaria'

'There are big business opportunities in Gran Canaria'

If you're looking to start a new business and enjoy a beachside lifestyle, then Gran Canaria might be just the place for you.

 
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Sweden ranked worst place to make friends… again

Sweden ranked worst place to make friends… again

For the umpteenth time in a row, expats have ranked Sweden as one of the worst countries in the world to make friends in. But is it really that bad? We let our readers have their say.

Studying in Sweden: a rough guide for international students

Studying in Sweden: a rough guide for international students

A must-read for foreign students arriving in Sweden – from an authoritative voice at Malmö University.

 
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How to make Swedish apple tart with cardamom

How to make Swedish apple tart with cardamom

It's apple season in Sweden, and there are few things better than this apple tart with one of Swedes' favourite spices.

Analysis: Why Nordea is no Agent Smith but Commander Data

Analysis: Why Nordea is no Agent Smith but Commander Data

What can Star Trek and The Matrix teach us about the row over banking giant Nordea's move, asks Ruben Brunsveld.

Alexander Skarsgård thanks his mum in Emmy speech (and kisses Nicole Kidman)

Alexander Skarsgård thanks his mum in Emmy speech (and kisses Nicole Kidman)

Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård kissed Nicole Kidman and thanked his mother after winning his first Emmy for his role in HBO's drama series 'Big Little Lies'.

Swedish PM survives no-confidence vote by wide margin

Swedish PM survives no-confidence vote by wide margin

Sweden's Prime Minister had an attempted motion of no-confidence against him voted down by a wide margin as the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats failed in their push to oust Stefan Löfven.

Report: 22 years until Swedish management teams are gender equal

Report: 22 years until Swedish management teams are gender equal

Women account for just one in five people working in management positions in companies listed on the Swedish stock market.

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'I think people in Sweden are very scared to dream': rising pop star Nova Miller

'I think people in Sweden are very scared to dream': rising pop star Nova Miller

The Local's contributor Eugenia Tanaka sat down with teen pop singer Nova Miller, poised to be the country's next big music export.