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Norway sends assistance as Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Dozens of forest wildfires raged across Sweden Wednesday, prompting Stockholm to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the Nordic region.

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Spain

ANALYSIS: The 'stolen babies' trial in Spain finally shines a light on a scandal that cannot be forgotten

It is June 6 1969 and Spain is living through the final years of Franco’s dictatorship. At a clinic in Madrid, a woman gives birth to a baby girl she will never see again. Little is known about what happened to that mother – but almost 50 years later, her daughter Inés Madrigal has just given evidence in a shocking trial.

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Sweden

Meet the Italian music entrepreneur who went from being hired to hiring in Sweden

In 2007, guitar-maker Michele Benincaso found himself in the first generation of music tech entrepreneurs moving to Stockholm. Now he’s at the helm of the award-winning startup company, MIND Music Labs, and hiring music tech talent from all over the world just four years after launching.

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Denmark / Health insurance

Everything expats should know about Danish healthcare

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Stockholm on a budget: The ultimate guide

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Denmark

Why international relocation can put a strain on relationships - and how 'purpose' can help

Finding a sense of purpose for relocation to a new country is key for happy relationships and good mental health amongst internationals, writes our guest columnist Hanne-Berit Hahnemann.

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Germany

German Amazon employees strike for better pay, health conditions

Amazon employees throughout Germany will stage a walk-out on Tuesday timed to coincide with the global giant's annual bumper sales event.

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Italy

Italian food industry outraged by WHO report that calls for warning labels on salty foods

Several key industry leaders have rallied against a World Health Organization report that calls for governments and national institutions to reduce citizens' salt and sugar intake as a move towards a healthier diet.

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Switzerland

Making up for lost time: Swatch announces record sales

Swatch, the world's top watchmaker, on Wednesday July 18th announced an all-time record in half-year sales, saying it has millennials to thank for bringing wristwatches back.

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Sweden

Swedes get hepatitis A from eating infected frozen strawberries

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

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Sweden

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

From juggling chainsaws to riding a unicorn, the Stockholm Street Festival began its nationwide tour in Stockholm this week, and The Local went along to find out what the event is all about.

6 hours ago

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Germany

Quiz: Can you figure out what these untranslatable German words mean?

German is famous for its long compound nouns and logical word formations, but it isn't always that straight-forward. These words have no exact English translation but can you decipher what they really mean?

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