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Train services between Paris and south west France halted after protesters block tracks

Protesting paper factory workers blocked all trains between Paris and the south west of France on Monday leaving some 12,000 passengers facing delays and disruption. Earlier on Monday protesting fairground workers blocked the tracks in Le Mans.

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Fuelled by diesel bans and Brexit, London black cabs get set for German streets

The company behind the iconic black London cab have gone green, bringing out a new hybrid fleet. Amid Brexit uncertainty they’ve targeted Germany as their primary export market.

6 hours ago

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Sweden

10 things Sweden should do to make life better for international talent

When The Local asked our readers for practical measures Swedish institutions and companies could take to make the country a better place for international workers, you had plenty of suggestions. Here are ten key ways foreign workers in Sweden think things could be improved.

4 days ago

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QUIZ: What 'bucket list' trip should you take next?

Life's short, don't kick the bucket before you've had the chance to go on at least one of these bucket list trips.

3 days ago
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Switzerland

Best cities for expats: three Swiss destinations among top ten

Nothing in this world can be said to be certain, except for death and taxes…and Swiss cities scoring highly in international rankings for the best places to live.

1 week ago

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Spain

Spain launches plan to woo workers who left during crisis

Spain's Socialist cabinet on Friday approved a plan to persuade some of the roughly one million workers who left the country during its 2008-2013 economic slump to return home.

3 days ago
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Italy

What can Italy teach the rest of the world about health?

Italy's healthcare system isn't perfect, but the people who live here are some of the healthiest in the world. Other countries can learn a lot from its example, writes Susan Levenstein, an American doctor in Rome.

3 days ago

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Italy

Chinese president in Italy to sign controversial 'Silk Road' deal

Chinese President Xi Jinping kicked off a whistle-stop European tour in Rome on Friday amid growing Western unease over Italy joining the ever-expanding Asian giant's new Silk Road project.

3 days ago

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Italy

Six unmistakable signs that spring has arrived in Italy

March 20th was officially the first day of spring - but what does the new season typically bring to Italy? Expect to see delicious food at your local market, foreigners shedding layers of clothing while Italians merely reach for their sunglasses, and a healthy dose of quirky local festivals. Here are six tell-tale signs of an Italian spring.

10 hours ago

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Italy

Scores of flights cancelled as Italian airline workers strike

Passengers flying to or from Italy on Monday should prepare themselves for disruption, as airline employees go on strike nationwide.

9 hours ago

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Spain

Doctor convicted of euthanasia plays himself on Madrid stage

Advancing on slowly onto the stage of a Madrid theatre, Marcos Hourmann introduces himself.

12 hours ago