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Donald Trump badmouths Sweden, Germany and Paris in one go

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:12:38 +0100

US president Donald Trump intensified his verbal attacks on Sweden, France and Germany on Friday, painting swaths of Europe as a jihadist-infested hellscape.

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Swedish PM seeks to cut inflow of foreign workers

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:01:38 +0100

Sweden's prime minister wants to curb labour migration to the Scandinavian country to provide more jobs for its own unemployed, including refugees accepted in recent years.

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Sweden warned of February wildfires. Yes, you read that right

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:16:32 +0100

Forget about this week's snowy weather in much of Sweden. In other parts spring has already sprung, so much so that forecasters on Friday issued a warning for grass fires in the south.

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Teen cleared of killing homeless German in southern Sweden

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:49:28 +0100

An 18-year-boy has been cleared of all murder charges after spending five months in custody suspected of killing a homeless German man at a railway station in Hässleholm.

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Sweden: What's the problem?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:59:27 +0100

OPINION: Jim Walch, an American living in Sweden, reflects on immigration and his adopted country.

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Woman gives birth in car after maternity ward closure

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:29:55 +0100

Less than a month after a maternity unit shut down in Sollefteå and inspired a course teaching women to give birth in a car, the first baby has been born on the roadside.

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Gothenburg is the world's 'most sociable city': study

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:04:34 +0100

Forget the stereotype about cold Swedes – Gothenburg in the west of the country has just been ranked the most sociable city in the world, in a study of the social life of world cities.

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Spies have been identified in Sweden: Intelligence agency

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:32:33 +0100

Sweden's Military Intelligence Service (Must) says that it has identified people linked to foreign intelligence agencies operating in the country.

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Storm Doris brings harsh winds and snow to Sweden

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:31:26 +0100

Southern Sweden was hit by the remnants of Storm Doris over Thursday night, as snow combined with wind to cause tricky conditions for drivers and leave few signs that spring is on its way any time soon.

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Impress your friends with this recipe for Swedish stuffed pork chops

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:59:00 +0100

If you love pork, you'll love this Swedish recipe for pork chops with apple and sage stuffing.

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Minister blasts Sweden Democrats' Wall Street Journal op-ed: 'They're lying about Sweden'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:30:42 +0100

Sweden's justice and migration minister has accused anti-immigration party leaders of lying about Sweden after they wrote in the Wall Street Journal that Donald Trump was right in his comments about immigration.

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Court: Man tried to raise cash on Facebook to fund Isis

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:46:18 +0100

A Swedish citizen has been jailed for urging people to finance Isis through Facebook, a landmark case for the country.

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New images show how fast Sweden's glaciers are melting

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:54:40 +0100

Some of Sweden's most famous glaciers are melting – quickly – according to experts.

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Here's how much (and where) Swedes masturbate

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:21:43 +0100

Ever wondered how often – and where – Swedes masturbate? Now we know, thanks to a new survey carried out by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU).

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'Serious' media and checking sources important: Swedish King

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:18:57 +0100

Sweden's King has emphasized the importance of "serious" media and checking sources in a new interview released at a time when the accuracy of some international media portrayals of Sweden have been called into question.

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Sweden video that inspired Trump was edited 'unethically', photographer who shot it says

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 07:30:58 +0100

The photographer who shot part of a controversial video about Sweden by filmmaker Ami Horowitz has backed two police officers featured in the film, who claimed their quotes were edited to be taken out of context.

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'A question of education': What Rinkeby residents think about the riots

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:42:30 +0100

Rinkeby in Stockholm made global headlines this week after riots broke out involving car fires just days after Donald Trump thrust the spotlight on Sweden. But what do the people who actually live and work in the suburb think about it? The Local spoke to them to find out.

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This Malmö restaurant just got the city's first two Michelin stars

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:30:10 +0100

A Malmö restaurant has become Sweden's sixth eatery ever to be awarded two stars by Guide Michelin, and the first restaurant in the southern city to get the double nod.

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Not a terrorist attack: Swede stole truck in Barcelona after wild night partying

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:17:52 +0100

A Swede who took police on a high-speed chase through Barcelona at the wheel of a stolen truck full of gas cylinders had partied hard the previous night, local authorities said Wednesday.

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No arrests after Rinkeby riots

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:54:31 +0100

Police have responded to criticism that they did not do enough to stop riots in the Rinkeby suburb north-west of Stockholm on Monday night.

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