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France

BREAKING: Paris set for transport misery until at least Thursday

Unions representing workers on the Paris public transport system have announced they will extend their strike until at least the end of Thursday, with one union vowing to continue the walk-out until Friday.

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Germany

More than business: Why Frankfurt is an ideal city to live and work in

Frankfurt is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities yet can’t shake off an unfair reputation as a dull finance centre.

1 week ago

Brexit & Europe

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Sweden

Opinion: Who will be crowned the Lucia of the Brexit election?

Does a Swedish symbol of light herald the end of the saga of Brexit, asks British writer and PhD student Sarah Campbell in this opinion piece for The Local.

7 hours ago

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Sweden

Here's the most pointless pastime of the Swedes

No matter how hard he tried, Australian Oliver Gee just couldn't figure out why Swedes enjoy cross-country skiing so much.

1 day ago
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France

From Provence to Paris: Where do all the Americans live in France?

Americans have been leaving the US for a fresh start in France for a long time now. So to mark Thanksgiving here's a look at where they all live.

1 week ago

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Sweden

Age discrimination begins at 40 for job-seekers in Sweden

Even job applicants in their early 40s start feeling the effects of age discrimination in the Swedish labour market, according to a new study. And 20 years later, your chances are extremely slim.

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Switzerland

Swiss healthcare costs have ‘doubled’ since 2000

Recently released figures show that health insurance premiums have doubled in the past 20 years, with some Swiss households spending almost one fifth of their salary on healthcare.

10 hours ago

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Sweden

Five top tips for foreigners buying an apartment in Sweden

Planning to buy your first apartment in Sweden? These five tips from Karin Hellgren, information head at state owned SBAB Bank, should help make the process smoother.

1 day ago

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Sweden

#AdventCalendar: Why some Swedes put cheese in their coffee

Each day of December up until Christmas Eve, The Local is sharing the story behind a surprising Swedish fact as part of our own Advent calendar.

14 hours ago

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Germany

Eight fascinating things you probably didn't know about Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral is one of the most iconic and well-visited buildings in Germany. And it has an incredible history to match the name.

10 hours ago

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Italy

What is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception?

You may know that December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and that it's a public holiday. But what is it all about?

2 days ago