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Sweden announces government investigations to better prepare for extreme weather

The extreme drought and prolonged heatwave across Sweden this summer have raised the question of whether the country could have done more to be ready for this kind of emergency. Now, the government has announced measures to improve preparedness and set aside resources to deal with extreme weather.

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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.

1 week ago

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Sweden

Why getting an MBA pays off for you – and your boss

Furthering your education while working full-time can be a challenge, especially if your employer doesn’t recognise the value of professional development. That’s not the case at Swedish company Tobii Pro, where employee Anne Jansen was encouraged to get her Executive MBA from Stockholm School of Economics (SSE).

6 hours ago

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Spain

The ten commandments for expats living in Spain

Irish expat Carol Byrne gives us the lowdown on the ten commdandments thou shalt follow if you want to settle into expat life in Spain.

4 hours ago
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Denmark

Five tips for writing an effective Danish CV

Job searching in Denmark can be a daunting prospect for newcomers, regardless of field of expertise or level of experience.

4 days ago

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Spain

Ten really great reasons to take a Gap Year in Spain

With welcoming people, and a fabulous climate, loads of options for study, travel and leisure, Spain is a brilliant place to spend all or part of a Gap Year learning Spanish and soaking up the culture.

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France

South Korean swaps bitcoins for €2m in fake notes on French Riviera

The deal sounded murky from the start: in exchange for bitcoin worth two million euros ($2.3 million), the wealthy buyer would hand over the equivalent sum in cash in a luxury hotel on the French riviera.

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France

French food royalty mourns again at memorial of world's most-starred Michelin chef

Top names in French cooking, as well foreign followers and thousands of well-wishers, are to attend a memorial service Friday for Joel Robuchon, the world's most-starred Michelin chef who died earlier this month.

3 days ago

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Italy

Montecristo: Italy's hardest place to visit?

The Count of Monte Cristo not only took the island's name, he returned to Paris with a treasure and a taste for vengeance. Today, the idyllic Island of Montecristo in the Tuscan Archipelago is only open to tourists twice a year and under specific conditions. Visitors will not find many amenities, however, let alone a treasure chest.

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Sweden

Ousted Swedish Academy head gives her side of the story for the first time

Sara Danius, the former head of the Swedish Academy, has for the first time given her account of the crisis which forced it to postpone this year's Nobel Prize in Literature.

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