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France and New Zealand launch bid to end violent extremism online

New Zealand and France will bring together global leaders at a Paris summit next month aimed at stopping social media being used to organise and promote terrorism, the countries' leaders announced Wednesday.

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'The English are falling over each other to get Swedish citizenship'

After 48 years living in Sweden, Englishman Tim Crosfield has become a Swedish citizen, praising Sweden's authorities for helping him and other Brits with Brexit, or as he calls it "our idiotic problem".

2 days ago

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Sweden

'Sweden ticks all the boxes – except for one'

Ex-Londoner Paul Connolly loves living in northern Sweden. Really, he does. If only the local delicacies didn't taste of asbestos and insulation – and that's BEFORE you even get to the fermented herring.

4 days ago

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All eyes on Malmö as city spearheads ambitious sustainability goals

Malmö is leading by example and spearheading the UN's 2030 Agenda for sustainable development in Sweden.

22 hours ago
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Germany

What are the main reasons internationals in Germany turn to therapy?

From culture clashes in the workplace to loneliness, these are the issues that impact internationals living in Germany.

2 days ago

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Sweden

The best tips for a move to Sweden (from people who've been there, done that)

Starting a new life overseas is an adventure and a challenge, and however much research you do beforehand, there are bound to be aspects of the local culture or bureaucracy that come as a surprise. The Local asked our readers what their top tips were for anyone considering a relocation to Sweden.

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Germany

German postage costs may increase by 'up to 30 percent'

A government meeting in May is set to determine whether the humble postage stamp will increase from the current 70 to 90 cents.

19 hours ago

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Sweden

Klarna faces more data protection complaints than Sweden's major banks

Swedish fintech success story Klarna's handling of personal data has been reported to the country's data protection watchdog almost four times as much as Sweden's four biggest banks.

16 hours ago

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Germany

Recipe: How to make German 'Kleckskuchen'

A Kleckskuchen in German translates to something like “blob cake”. A yeasted cake base with four separate topping elements added on top in blobs creates an unusual patchwork effect.

1 day ago

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Italy

Ajò! Handy local words to use on your next trip to Sardinia

Visiting spectacular Sardinia sometime soon? Impress the islanders by trying out some of their local languages. One of The Local's Sardinian readers explains the basics.

1 day ago

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Sweden

Swedish word of the day: skärtorsdagen

Today, let's talk about the Swedish word for the day when witches fly away to dance with the devil.

5 days ago