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Stockholm May heatwave only happens 'three times in a million years'

Stockholm May heatwave only happens 'three times in a million years'

'Statistically speaking, experiencing such a high average temperature in May happens three times every million years,' a climate researcher explained.

The King of Sweden is awarding a special prize to foreign entrepreneurs

The King of Sweden is awarding a special prize to foreign entrepreneurs

Starting your own business is a challenge few people will attempt in their lifetime. That challenge is doubled when you’ve also moved halfway around the world and opened a company in a new country.

 
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Swedish unemployment drops again, but foreigners still have a tougher time

Swedish unemployment drops again, but foreigners still have a tougher time

The unemployment rate continues to drop in Sweden, with the number of foreigners as well as natives out of work both declining.

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PODCAST: A Woman's Place episode six. Jana, Iolanda, and the future of robots

PODCAST: A Woman's Place episode six. Jana, Iolanda, and the future of robots

For Jana Tumova and Iolanda Leite, a woman's place is in the lab. This episode's guests explain what it's like to be women working in the robotics field and whether a robot invasion really is just around the corner.

 
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Swedish gaming giant Avalanche Studios to open new Malmö office

Swedish gaming giant Avalanche Studios to open new Malmö office

Leading Swedish games developer Avalanche Studios has announced an expansion, with a new studio to open in southern city Malmö.

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Croatian paradise: Discover the island of Lošinj

Croatian paradise: Discover the island of Lošinj

Visit the unique island of Lošinj and discover the hidden gem of the Adriatic sea.

 
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The immigrants you've probably never heard of who made Swedish history
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The immigrants you've probably never heard of who made Swedish history

Immigrants to Sweden have made a huge contribution to architecture, journalism, science and more, explains Victoria Martinez, an American historical researcher, writer and author living in Småland, Sweden.

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VIDEO: Five of Stockholm's hidden gems you can see in a day

VIDEO: Five of Stockholm's hidden gems you can see in a day

The Local takes you on a whirlwind tour of the hidden gems that Stockholmers like to keep to themselves.

 
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The Stockholm school where math is an international adventure

The Stockholm school where math is an international adventure

How do you inspire gifted mathematics students to become even more excited about the subject? Turning it into an international event and throwing in the word ‘quest’ is a good place to start.

 
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Uniqlo confirms August opening of first Swedish store

Uniqlo confirms August opening of first Swedish store

Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo confirmed it will open its first Swedish store at the end of August 2018.

Is Sweden's zero-tolerance approach to drugs a failing model?

Is Sweden's zero-tolerance approach to drugs a failing model?

The subject of criticism at an international level, Sweden's zero-tolerance policy on drugs looks increasingly dated, but will it ever change?

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12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

Iceland has long been known as one of the most beautiful places in the world, but over the past few years it has also come to be viewed as a rather unusual hotbed of football talent. Here are 12 other things that you might not know about Iceland.

 
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Five of the best places to watch the 2018 World Cup in Sweden

Five of the best places to watch the 2018 World Cup in Sweden

The 2018 World Cup kicks off on June 14th, and with Sweden back at the tournament for the first time since 2006, much of the country will stop and take it in. Here are the best places to soak up the atmosphere and watch the games in the Nordic nation.

Travel while you learn at this European business school

Travel while you learn at this European business school

Europe’s first business school continues to attract students from all around the world.

 
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Members' Forum: Why do Swedes pepper their Swedish with unusual English words?
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Members' Forum: Why do Swedes pepper their Swedish with unusual English words?

Why on earth do Swedes use English phrases so much, even while speaking Swedish? Sign up or log in to join the debate.

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Discover the historic delights of Croatia's Zadar Region

Discover the historic delights of Croatia's Zadar Region

Admirers of inspiring landscapes, history, adventure, and Mediterranean cuisine will be delighted by each area of Croatia's Zadar Region.

 
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Norway youth now 'too lazy' to take Swedes' café jobs: lobby group

Norway youth now 'too lazy' to take Swedes' café jobs: lobby group

Young Norwegians are so spoilt that most no longer consider jobs in cafés or restaurants now staffed largely by Swedes, the head of Norway’s national business lobby group has complained.

The one reason this Swedish dentist would turn down a job

The one reason this Swedish dentist would turn down a job

"It’s one of the reasons I took my current job. It means you get a lot of perks, like a better pension".

 
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'Denmark's Jantelov is similar to what we call 'tall poppy syndrome''

'Denmark's Jantelov is similar to what we call 'tall poppy syndrome''

In the first of our Q&A series profiling The Local’s readers in Denmark, we spoke to Drew Fisher, an Australian operations developer who works for Danish jewellery manufacturer Pandora.

 

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Swedish recipe: quick and healthy redcurrant smoothie

Swedish recipe: quick and healthy redcurrant smoothie

With the summer here, take the opportunity to make this easy and refreshing smoothie.

Six reasons why Malmö is the football capital of Sweden

Six reasons why Malmö is the football capital of Sweden

It’s official, and anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong.

 
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IN PICTURES: Thawing snow causes floods in northern Sweden

IN PICTURES: Thawing snow causes floods in northern Sweden

Few would complain about the warmer weather Sweden is basking in these days, but in some parts of the country it has caused problems, thawing vast bodies of snow at a faster rate than usual.

Can Stockholm survive its ‘third wave of growth’?

Can Stockholm survive its ‘third wave of growth’?

As a major construction boom blasts through Stockholm, is Sweden’s capital headed for global city status or does its distinctive character hang in the balance?

 
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Five reasons why it's actually quite easy to learn Swedish
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Five reasons why it's actually quite easy to learn Swedish

OPINION: There's a myth going around and I don't know how it started. The myth: that the Swedish language is really hard to learn.

Why this French entrepreneur is helping Stockholm kids to find their perfect film role

Why this French entrepreneur is helping Stockholm kids to find their perfect film role

French entrepreneur in Stockholm Pauline Mialhe explains why she's encouraging kids to judge their own film festivals this summer. Could they be the film critics of the future?

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.

Support for anti-immigration Sweden Democrats grows ahead of Swedish election

Support for anti-immigration Sweden Democrats grows ahead of Swedish election

A new poll shows the Sweden Democrats are closing in on the country's two other largest parties ahead of the September general election.

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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.