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'War is declared': 'Yellow Vests' plan protests in nine French cities and a blockade of ports

The 'yellow vests' are gearing up for their 19th weekend of protests in France and the government is taking strong measures to keep order. Here's what you need to know about what is happening on Saturday.

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Sweden

Sweden puts 'passport stamp' for Brits on hold

The application for a passport stamp for Brits that had been scheduled to open today has been delayed after the EU agreed to a Brexit extension, the Migration Agency told The Local.

4 hours ago

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Sweden

Ten 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.

23 hours ago

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Sweden

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.

8 hours 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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Switzerland

Parliament wants to scrap work permit quotas for non-EU graduates of Swiss unis

The Swiss senate on Tuesday backed measures designed to make it easier for students from outside the European Union who have completed higher education in Switzerland to stay and work in the Alpine county.

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Germany

Local knowledge: An insider's guide to life in Hamburg

What is life really like in the "Pearl of the North"? Our readers in Hamburg shared give their insights into what life in the city is really like. And some had some harsh words for the locals.

1 day 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.

6 hours ago

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France

World famous French market serves up record-breaking banquet

France's Rungis market near Paris celebrated its 50th anniversary by throwing a giant banquet of record-breaking proportions, reserving its spot in the Guinness Book of Records.

4 days ago

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Italy

Venice had its own 'Airbnb problem' during the Renaissance – here's how it coped

Airbnb has been criticized for contributing to housing problems in cities across Europe, and nowhere more so than overcrowded Venice. But history shows there could be a way forward, writes Renaissance expert Rosa Salzberg.

7 hours ago

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Switzerland

Swiss competition gives winner Picasso painting for a day

For most of us, the closest we will ever come to having a Picasso in our house is a print, a fridge magnet or perhaps a novelty mug.

1 day ago