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Danish court views videos in submarine inventor's trial

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:05:41 +0100

The trial of Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, accused of murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall, resumed Wednesday as prosecutors disputed his account that she died accidentally aboard his vessel and suggested he was obsessed with beheadings.

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Gamers have just as many friends as non-gamers, Swedish researchers say

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:57:22 +0100

The reputation of gamers as a lonely bunch is wrong, reports ScienceNordic. Young Swedish gamers seem to do just fine with friendships, a new study suggests.

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Holocaust survivor and grandchild of Nazis speak out against hate and racism

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:59:31 +0100

A Holocaust survivor and the granddaughter of Nazis told The Local that they hope an evocative new art installation will spread a message of community across the world.

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How to survive the pollen allergy season in Sweden

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:10:33 +0100

The pollen season is fast approaching and allergy sufferers will be less than thrilled to learn it's set to be a particularly bad one in Sweden this year. To make your life easier, The Local has some handy tips for how to survive the ordeal...

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Two thirds of Swedes want to ditch seasonal time changes: poll

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:51:54 +0100

This Sunday the clocks will move forward by one hour in Sweden, but it seems the practice has little support in the present day as a new polls shows that two thirds of Swedes are in favour of scrapping the shift to and from daylight saving time.

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Cold northern air delays arrival of Swedish spring

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:52:41 +0100

The arrival of spring in Sweden has been delayed as cold air from the north takes hold in the country, relegating the change of season to the furthest south of Skåne for the moment.

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Danish inventor's version of Swedish journalist murder disputed

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:04:47 +0100

The trial of Danish submarine builder Peter Madsen, accused of murdering and mutilating Swedish journalist Kim Wall, resumes Wednesday as prosecutors dispute his account that she died accidentally aboard his vessel.

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The Local's eight best Swedish words of the week

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:59:00 +0100

The Local regularly asks people in Sweden to name their favourite Swedish word and explain why they love it so much, and the results are often surprising. Here are eight of our favourites so far, ranging from something sneaky, to outer space.

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Spy poison claim against Sweden 'just a guess': Russia

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:41:47 +0100

Moscow's suggestion that Sweden may have produced a deadly nerve agent used to poison a former Russian spy in Britain was just speculation and not an accusation, Russia's ambassador to Sweden said on Tuesday.

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Sweden considering diplomatic snub of Russia World Cup

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:59:48 +0100

Sweden is one of several Nordic countries considering not sending officials to the Russia World Cup in support of the UK's partial boycott.

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Work permit success! Syrian tech star back in Sweden after deportation threat

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:23:24 +0100

A Syrian refugee who was deported to Greece under the Dublin Convention has been granted a work permit and is back at work as a computer programmer in Sweden.

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Stockholm slips down quality of life ranking

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:15:20 +0100

Stockholm has dropped out of the top 20 in an annual quality of life index for expatriates, and the reason behind its decline is apparently neither work permit waiting times nor the housing crisis.

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Man jumps from top floor and lands in snow to escape Swedish house fire

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:50:11 +0100

A man in Dalarna made a dramatic escape from a house fire, jumping from the upper floor and landing in deep snow which helped break his fall.

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Swedish government to push ahead with new sexual consent law

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:05:14 +0100

Sweden's government is to push ahead with a new sexual consent law despite questions over whether it is necessary.

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Shortcomings in Sweden's treatment of asylum seekers: Unicef

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 07:18:19 +0100

There are shortcomings in how asylum seekers are treated in Sweden, according to a new report by Unicef.

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Opinion: Saying 'be like us or stay away' won't further integration in Sweden

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 06:59:00 +0100

The opposition to Muslim calls to prayer expressed by some Swedish politicians is similar to the problems Jews in Sweden faced in the 1700s, argues Aron Verständig, chairperson of the Stockholm Jewish Community.

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Editor's picks: Today in Sweden

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:04:27 +0100

The Local Sweden's editor picks some of our top news, features, opinion pieces, interviews and much more every Monday to Friday.

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Here's where Sweden's foreign residents live and where they come from

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:44:17 +0100

Sweden's total population reached the ten million mark last January, and rose a further 1.2 percent over 2017. Foreign citizens make up 8.5 percent of the country's residents, something that's been credited with Swedish success in technology, innovation, and culture.

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Sweden summons Russian ambassador over 'unacceptable' spy poison claim

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:37:08 +0100

Sweden has summoned Russia's ambassador after Moscow suggested the country may have produced a deadly nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain.

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Hundreds of new jobs as H&M expands in India

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:35:15 +0100

Swedish fashion giant H&M plans to boost its workforce in India with hundreds of new jobs, said the retailer.

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