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Norwegian IS-fighter sentenced to seven years in jail

A 34-year-old Norwegian man has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for travelling to Syria to fight for the banned terror group Islamic State.

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Switzerland / Violence against women

Protests after five women brutally attacked in Geneva

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Sweden / Gothenburg

Two arson suspects held over West Sweden car fires

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Sweden

Five challenges Ikea faces as it opens in India

As Ikea opens its first store in India on Thursday following years of delays, here are five challenges the Swedish furniture giant will face while trying to navigate a difficult local market.

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Sweden

VIDEO: Student life in Sweden: Expectation vs Reality

The Local talked to two international students who explained why there’s no other city in the world where they would rather study. Their advice? Expect the unexpected.

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Sweden / A woman's place

PODCAST: A Woman's Place at Almedalen Week

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Switzerland / Health insurance

Healthcare in Switzerland: Everything expats should know

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Switzerland

Small country, long reach: How Swiss expats took a slice of home to New Zealand

On Swiss National Day, guest contributor Nina Green looks at the Swiss community that has established itself more than 18,000 kilometres from its origins – in New Zealand.

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Switzerland

Real Swiss jobless rate double official figure: report

Switzerland's low jobless rate has been something for the authorities to crow about in recent times but new figures suggest the real story may be a fair bit gloomier.

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Germany

Crossed wires: why church tax is causing extra stress for expat tax payers

In many countries, breaking away from the Church is easy. But in Germany, unless you have formally revoked your religious affiliation, you may still be liable for church tax.

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Italy

How to get married in Italy

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Switzerland

Swiss insurer hopes 'hail-fighting plane' can cut costly payouts

Swiss insurance Baloise has come up with a novel way to try and reduce payouts for hail damage – by using a plane to attack ice-containing clouds.

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France

French public warned over 10 'summer food scams'

French consumers have been warned about ten products which have been labelled "summer food scams" due to their misleading packaging. These are the items you should watch out for.

6 days ago

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Italy

48 per cent of seawater samples taken from Italy's coastline are polluted

Legambiente's Goletta Verde ship, which has travelled the length of Italy's coastline every year for the last three decades taking samples of seawater to test for pollution, completed its journey on August 12th. The results show that levels of pollution in Italy's coastline waters are rising.

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Spain

New Spanish show accused of being 'cheap copy' of Peaky Blinders

The first previews of a new TVE drama series have been met with a less than enthusiastic response as Spaniards accused it of being a 'cheap copy' of hit show Peaky Blinders.

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