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Macron responds to protests with tax cuts pledge and a vow to be 'more humane'

President Emmanuel Macron Thursday promised significant tax cuts but also a return to public order in France as he revealed his long-awaited response to nearly half a year of street protests.

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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".

4 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.

5 days ago

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My MBA Diary: ‘I still have this feeling of excitement’

Over the next year, The Local will be following the personal journey of students on the Executive MBA program at Stockholm School of Economics.

20 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.

4 days ago

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What's it like for internationals working in Germany?

Are you an international who's working in Germany? We want to hear about your experiences, and what you think the country could do better, for a series of upcoming articles.

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France

Tell us: What are the mistakes to avoid when renovating a French home?

It's the dream of many - to buy an old property somewhere deep in rural France and create a dream home. But as many people have found, renovations can have many hidden traps.

9 hours ago

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Switzerland

UBS beats analyst expectations despite market chill

Swiss banking giant UBS said on Thursday that revenue and profits both slid in the first quarter when a chill ran through the global economy and markets, but its performance beat analyst expectations.

7 hours ago

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Italy

Seven reasons why living in Italy can be bad for your health

Italy is often said to be one of the healthiest places to live in the world. But is it really?

2 days ago

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Italy

23 famous quotes to inspire you to travel to Italy

With a varied landscape encompassing mountains, beaches, and endless hills, plus more than its fair share of cultural heritage, Italy has attracted awe-struck tourists for centuries.

9 hours ago

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France

Léa Seydoux is back as a Bond girl: Here's seven things to know about her

French actress Léa Seydoux will be returning as Bond girl Dr Madeleine Swann in the upcoming film, producers have confirmed. Here's seven things to know about an actress who made her name in an steamy lesbian love movie.

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