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EU countries send aircraft to Sweden to help fight wildfires

52 |  |  2018-07-20
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France, Germany and Lithuania are all among the countries that have stepped up to help Sweden, which is battling its worst wildfire seaso...

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Ericsson sees light on horizon after major layoffs

0 |  |  2018-07-18
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Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson posted boosted second-quarter results on Wednesday, after the company had to lay off thousands of staff m...

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Cher is releasing an album of Abba covers and all fans can say is Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

0 |  |  2018-07-18
TheLocals · News

Starring in the film sequel to 'Mamma Mia!', is not enough for Cher, who got so inspired by the iconic Swedish group she is now releasi...

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Volvo sees quarter sales soar past 100 billion kronor for the first time

0 |  |  2018-07-19
TheLocals · News

Volvo exceeded sales of 100 billion kronor ($11.32 billion) in a record-breaking second quarter for the truck maker.

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Swedish city experiences warmest weather in 71 years

0 |  |  2018-07-17
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Swedish university city Uppsala registered its warmest temperature since 1947 on Monday as extreme weather continues in the Nordic nation.

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'Don't be afraid of foreign workers. We are a key part of Sweden's future'

0 |  |  2018-07-17
TheLocals · News

OPINION: Ali Omumi is leaving Sweden after his work permit was rejected over errors made by his employers. He explains why he chose to fi...

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Man killed in Malmö shooting

0 |  |  2018-07-17
TheLocals · News

Police are investigating after a man was shot dead in the Rosengård district of Malmö last night.

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'The last true wild frontier': Life-changing tales from northern Sweden

0 |  |  2018-07-19
TheLocals · News

What can we learn from the unrivaled beauty of northern Sweden? The Local spoke to three people, hearing rich stories of life in the land...

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Swedish Academy scandal: Frenchman faces trial over rape charges

0 |  |  2018-07-19
TheLocals · News

The man at the centre of sexual assault allegations that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize, wi...

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Two arrested after Stockholm shopping centre is evacuated over suspected explosive object

0 |  |  2018-07-17
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Police have arrested two men on suspicion of breaching Sweden's flammable and explosive items law after a suspected explosive was found ...

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Five spectacular World Heritage Sites within reach of Stockholm

0 |  |  2018-07-18
TheLocals · News

The Local lists the five closest World Heritage Sites to Stockholm, areas of cultural significance, creative masterwork, and extraordinar...

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'There hasn't been a proper rainfall in weeks': Swedish farmers struggle with drought crisis

0 |  |  2018-07-17
TheLocals · News

Swedish farmers are struggling to feed their animals and many are even having to lead cows to early slaughter after an unusually harsh dr...

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In numbers: The scale of Sweden's wildfires and the efforts to contain them

0 |  |  2018-07-20
TheLocals · News

Wildfires are burning in dozens of locations across Sweden, with hundreds of people evacuated from their homes as a result and thousands ...

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What to do if your work permit renewal is rejected

0 |  |  2018-07-19
TheLocals · News

Sweden is home to thousands of foreign professionals dependent on work permits to stay in the country. If you're one of them, here's wh...

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How to save money if you're under 26 in Sweden

0 |  |  2018-07-19
TheLocals · News

Did you know that if you're in your early 20s, you can benefit from a wide range of discounts and special offers in Sweden, from healthc...

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How volunteers are helping to fight Sweden's wildfires

0 |  |  2018-07-19
TheLocals · News

As around 50 separate wildfires continue to blaze across Sweden, large numbers of volunteers have mobilized to assist the firefighters ba...

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Sweden's wildfires still serious with heatwave on the horizon

0 |  |  2018-07-22
TheLocals · News

Even though the fires haven't spread, emergency services are concerned the extreme heat expected to hit Sweden next week could aggravate...

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Italian water bombers to help fight wildfires in Sweden

0 |  |  2018-07-17
TheLocals · News

Italian firefighting planes have been called in to help battle numerous wildfires across Sweden.

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Sweden is battling a historic wildfire outbreak. Here's what you need to know

0 |  |  2018-07-17
TheLocals · News

Swedish firefighters have been battling throughout the summer in what has been described by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency as the...

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WATCH: Elk takes a dip next to startled beachgoers in Sweden

0 |  |  2018-07-19
TheLocals · News

A video of an elk deciding to take a dip in a lake, much to the surprise of everyone else in the water at the same time, has gone viral.

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'Street performance is for everyone, no matter where they're from or what language they speak'

0 |  |  2018-07-18
TheLocals · News

From juggling chainsaws to riding a unicorn, the Stockholm Street Festival began its nationwide tour in Stockholm this week, and The Loca...

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More areas evacuated in Sweden due to wildfires

0 |  |  2018-07-18
TheLocals · News

UPDATED: Swedish firefighters were still battling 61 different wildfires across the country on Friday afternoon, and in some areas reside...

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Members' forum: Five things I miss about Swedish summers

0 |  |  2018-07-20
TheLocals · News

As Sweden battles through (another!) heatwave, The Local's Paris-based contributor Oliver Gee reflects on the five most awesome things h...

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'They spent so much on this new station, how can it be broken already?': Stockholmers and tourists react to public transport chaos

0 |  |  2018-07-18
TheLocals · News

With major public transport problems in Stockholm proving a headache for anyone trying to traverse the city, The Local spoke to tourists ...

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Swedes get hepatitis A from eating infected frozen strawberries

0 |  |  2018-07-17
TheLocals · News

Swedes have been reminded not to eat frozen strawberries without properly heating them up first, after 13 people contracted hepatitis A f...

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Gothenburg police on hunt for suspected murderer of young man

0 |  |  2018-07-22
TheLocals · News

A 25-year-old man was found dead on Sunday morning in Gothenburg's Klippan district, with police saying they've found evidence the vict...

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Amazon to make big-budget TV show based on Swedish artist's hit dystopian books

0 |  |  2018-07-18
TheLocals · News

Amazon Studios is to produce a big-budget series based on Swedish artist's Simon Stålenhag's work set in an alternative version of rur...

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Sweden wildfire inferno: 'This could escalate'

0 |  |  2018-07-20
TheLocals · News

The wildfire situation in Sweden may get worse before it gets better, authorities have warned.

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Some of Sweden's wildfires 'impossible to extinguish'

0 |  |  2018-07-20
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As Sweden battles dozens of wildfires across the country, the Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) warned on Friday that it is currently "im...

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Swedish recipe of the week: fried herring

0 |  |  2018-07-20
TheLocals · News

Fried herring is a popular dish among Swedes, served as street food and in cafés all over the country. Food writer John Duxbury shares h...

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Sweden's wildfires halved overnight and rain might be on the way

0 |  |  2018-07-21
TheLocals · News

Huge fires are still raging in forests in several Swedish counties, but the number of blazes has dropped dramatically since Friday.

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Sweden asks for more EU water bombers to combat wildfires

0 |  |  2018-07-18
TheLocals · News

Sweden has asked the EU to send more water-bombing planes to fight the number of wildfires that continue to rage across the country.

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Boat bursts into flames after 'loud explosion' in Stockholm

0 |  |  2018-07-19
TheLocals · News

A boat caught fire in Stockholm around midday on Thursday.

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