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UPDATE: Italy announces further Covid restrictions in five regions as contagion rate rises

Italy's government has tightened restrictions, with three more Italian regions becoming higher-risk 'orange' zones and two regions declared red zones from Monday.

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A cultural exchange programme for the ‘forgotten Spanish colony’

The people from Western Sahara have been fighting for their independence for decades. Under the control of Spain for over a century until 1974, Western Sahrawis were able to have a Spanish National ID and passport, to serve as public servants and in the army, with the western Sahara declared by fascist dictator Francisco Franco as the 53rd province of Spain.

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Stockholm's 'secret formula': what makes the city unique?

Every city has its own distinct DNA, a unique combination of traits that attract visitors and permanent residents alike. The Swedish capital, Stockholm, has developed an unmistakable atmosphere, where creativity, innovation and openness thrive.

1 month ago

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'What I learned when I applied for the Brexit residence card for Brits in Italy'

Italy has introduced a new card for British residents that shows they have the right to remain even after Brexit. But there's still some confusion over what exactly it is, and how to get it.

2 days ago
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ANALYSIS: Does Spain really want to welcome back tourists soon?

Spain's economy may need foreign holidaymakers to rescue its ailing tourism industry, but not everyone is convinced this should happen until most Spaniards have been vaccinated against Covid-19, writes Graham Keeley.

1 day ago

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OPINION: Ten things about Sweden that are actually quite good

The pandemic has exposed weaknesses in many countries, including Sweden, and it is a strange time to be living far away from family. The Local's contributor Richard Orange reminds himself of why he chose to make this country his home.

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EU embassies ask Sweden for more lenience towards European travellers

Confusion over Covid-19 tests and how EU citizens are treated at the Swedish border – these are some of the entry ban concerns EU diplomats have raised with the Swedish government.

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