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25-year-old man shot dead in Malmö

Police have launched a murder investigation after a 25-year-old man was shot to death in Malmö.

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Thousands march in France against Macron reforms

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Norway sets new May temperature record

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Sweden

How Sweden got some of the most liberal abortion laws in the world

Sweden is home to some of the world's most liberal abortion legislation, but the right for women to choose what happens to their bodies is not something to take for granted. The current laws have been in place for just over 40 years, before which thousands of women risked illegal, often unsafe abortions – which for many women around the world remain the only option. As Ireland gears up for a vote on whether to repeal its restrictive eighth amendment, The Local reflects on the history of abortion in Sweden.

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The Stockholm school where math is an international adventure

How do you inspire gifted mathematics students to become even more excited about the subject? Turning it into an international event and throwing in the word ‘quest’ is a good place to start.

1 week ago

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Denmark

Moving to Denmark: The link between international relocation and depression

People busy settling into lives in new countries – including Denmark – often experience an increased psychological burden, writes psychologist and The Local guest columnist Edita Petojevic.

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Sweden

This is the world's best bookstore and it's in Uppsala, Sweden

This year, the London Book Fair picked The English Bookshop in Uppsala as its International Excellence bookstore of the year. Previously awarded to the iconic Shakespeare & Co in Paris, this prize puts a community bookshop in a small Swedish city firmly on the map. The Local's contributor Madeleine Hyde met the owner, Jan Smedh, to hear the story of how his passion produced a bookstore worthy of international recognition.

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France

How to make friends with your French neighbours in rural France

One of the biggest challenges of moving to rural France is the task of making friends with the French locals, something seen as essential to helping new arrivals settle. Here are some tips from those who have done it.

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Germany

Iran sanctions shadow falls on smaller German banks

Germany's biggest lenders have shied away from business with Iran after past penalties for breaching US sanctions, but smaller banks have leapt on opportunities afforded by the nuclear deal rejected by Donald Trump.

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Germany

The surprising global cities where German food is considered a treat

German cuisine doesn’t really have the reputation that countries like Italy or Japan enjoy when it comes to catering to a global palate. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t cities where Bratwurst and Sauerkraut sell like hot potatoes.

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Sweden

Sweden villagers trapped by invasion of aggressive mosquitos

The inhabitants of a village in Western Sweden have been practically trapped in their houses for nearly two weeks after an invasion of aggressive floodwater mosquitos.

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France

France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art

Half-man, half-beast, the tall African statues dominate a busy gallery in Paris' Quai Branly museum. But few of the visitors are aware they are looking at what might be considered stolen goods.

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