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Saturday, January 30, 2016

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Masked marchers beat immigrants in Stockholm
The masked mob moving through an underpass near Stockholm Central Station. Photo: Screen Grab

Masked marchers beat immigrants in Stockholm

Swedish Nazi group celebrates move to "clean up criminal immigrants". 
    Is this Swedish school kids' world map racist?
    A picture of the controversial map. Photo: Peter Lööv Roos

    Is this Swedish school kids' world map racist?

    This map caused a stir in Sweden on Friday. 
      Swedish police file 5,000 migrant incidents
      Sweden's police commissioner Dan Eliasson expects "even more trouble". Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

      Swedish police file 5,000 migrant incidents

      "I fear that there may be even more trouble," says National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson.  
        Swedish royalists up in arms over US politician's blunder
        Florida senator Marco Rubio and King Carl XVI Gustaf. Photo: US Government, Bengt Nyman/Wikimedia Commons

        Swedish royalists up in arms over US politician's blunder

        Should a presidential candidate know that Sweden has a king?  
        Refugee crisis
        Swedish PM reported for slow refugee response
        Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven takes questions from the media after Sweden's parliamentary question time. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

        Swedish PM reported for slow refugee response

        Now the blame game begins.  
        Interview 
        'Having young children abroad is stressful'
        What is it like to have children abroad? Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

        'Having young children abroad is stressful'

        What's it really like for a foreigner to raise children in Sweden? An American author shares her story with The Local. 
        Swedes got on the wrong bus... ended up in Belgium
        Åsa Karlsson Björkmarker and Bo Frank ended up in the wrong country. Photo: Private

        Swedes got on the wrong bus... ended up in Belgium

        These two Swedish politicians went on a rather unexpected road trip to the wrong country. 
          Sweden mulls 16-year age limit for social media
          Could this be the end of teens permanently stuck on social media. Photo: Seth Wenig/AP

          Sweden mulls 16-year age limit for social media

          No Facebook without Mum and Dad's say so?  
            Could celeb star surgeon face sack for 'secret' operation?
            Stockholm-based Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini. Photo: SVT/Experimenten

            Could celeb star surgeon face sack for 'secret' operation?

            Is Sweden-based Professor Paolo Macchiarini a medical genius, a serial fabulist, or a bit of both?  
              Features
              The Local investigates
              Sweden has similar law to shamed Danish bill
              Refugees in Sweden in Märsta to protest violence at their centre in Dalarna. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

              Sweden has similar law to shamed Danish bill

              How many outraged Swedes knew their own authorities have been able to take money from refugees for more than two decades?  
              What's on in Sweden
              Five winter sports events for daredevils and first-timers
              Ice skating in Sweden. Photo: Helena Wahlman/imagebank.sweden.se

              Five winter sports events for daredevils and first-timers

              As the snow turns to slush, January might make you want to hibernate, but this is the perfect time to embrace Sweden's wintery sports. Our list includes options for all abilities, tastes and risk levels, plus our regular What's On guide. 
              The Local List
              Splash and sweat: The best pools and spas in Stockholm
              Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar at Eriksdalsbadet pool. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

              Splash and sweat: The best pools and spas in Stockholm

              Winter temperatures putting you off outdoor exercise? Need a spa to cheer yourself up? Here are our favourite spots to swim and sauna in the Swedish capital. 
              Swedish rapper and partner hit back after race row
              Jenny Nordlander and Adam Tensta. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

              Swedish rapper and partner hit back after race row

              You would think that no one could have a problem with the birth of a baby. But these racist comments prove otherwise. 
              Opinion
              'Sweden has changed perceptions of entrepreneurs'
              One of Stockholm's many creative offices. Photo: Simon Paulin/Image Bank Sweden

              'Sweden has changed perceptions of entrepreneurs'

              Perhaps a surprising startup hub given its remote location in the frozen north, Sweden is an excellent place to launch a business, argues Jonas Vig, Swedish CEO of Stockholm-born startup Bambuser. 
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              The Local Recipes
              How to make homely Swedish flatbread from Hönö island
              Flatbread from 'Hönö' island. Photo: John Duxbury

              How to make homely Swedish flatbread from Hönö island

              These traditional Swedish flatbreads will improve your breakfast by miles. 
              Sweden's Electrolux sees profit drop after failed GE deal
              Workers at an Electrolux plant in Memphis, United States. Photo: AP Photo/Adrian Sainz

              Sweden's Electrolux sees profit drop after failed GE deal

              It's been a turbulent year for this Swedish business giant. 
              Video
              Swedish footballer scores with totally bizarre interview
              Swedish footballer John Guidetti, who plays in Spain. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT

              Swedish footballer scores with totally bizarre interview

              Is this the best post-match video ever? 
              H&M to enter new markets after profit rise
              Chinese customers queue in the rain outside H&M's store in Beijing. Photo: H&M

              H&M to enter new markets after profit rise 

              Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) on Thursday reported that net profits had continued to rise last year and announced plans to expand into three new countries and boost its online business.  
              Spotify to raise millions to boost future growth
              Spotify founder Daniel Ek has never formally indicated an IPO is in the offing. Photo: Spotify

              Spotify to raise millions to boost future growth

              Swedish music streaming giant Spotify is close to raising $500m in investor notes in order to underpin projected future growth, the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper reported on Wednesday. 
              From our other editions
              Asylum seeker found guilty of rape will not be deported
              The Traiskirchen refugee camp. Photo: Voice of America/Wikimedia

              Asylum seeker found guilty of rape will not be deported

              A 17-year-old asylum seeker who raped a 72-year-old pensioner has been jailed for 20 months. 
              KFC set to open new Swiss restaurants
              Photo: AFP

              KFC set to open new Swiss restaurants 

              American fast food chain KFC is looking to cash in on the growing Swiss appetite for chicken. 
              Moscow accuses Germany of hushing up Russian girl's rape
              Sergei Lavrov. Photo: DPA

              Moscow accuses Germany of hushing up Russian girl's rape

              The Kremlin on Tuesday turned Russian media reports about the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Berlin into a diplomatic spat with Germany. 
              Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine
              Police said the girl will be fined, even though the pepper spray stopped her attacker. Photo: Colourbox

              Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine

              A 17-year-old girl who was physically and sexually attacked in Sønderborg will herself face charges for using pepper spray to fend off her assailant. 
              Video
              Watch: Moment south Spain struck by 6.3 magnitude quake
              Masonry fallen from buildings in Melilla. Photo: Angela Rios / AFP

              Watch: Moment south Spain struck by 6.3 magnitude quake

              The moment an earthquake shook southern Spain was caught on camera. 
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              US taxes and FATCA: 'The time for hiding is over'
              International
              How will Sweden deport up to 80,000 failed asylum seekers?
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              Ice magic at north Sweden island lodges
              Sport
              When you gotta go... Swedish racing dog does poo and then takes gold
              Sport
              Guess who just got a HUGE pay rise?
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              Luleå: 8 winter must-dos in Sweden's far north
              Travel
              WATCH: Five top tips for safe ice skating on Sweden's gorgeous lakes
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              Stockholm's secret ski resort: Kungsberget
              Gallery
              People-watching: January 27th
              National
              'Sweden could be at war within years'
              Gallery
              Property of the week: Öjersbo, Kungsbacka
              Sponsored Article
              Lofsdalen: The real Swedish wilderness 
              International
              Why is the Pope coming to Sweden?
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              What refugees are doing to find jobs in Stockholm
              Travel
              Ten must-see Stockholm museums 
              National
              He created Sweden's huge snow penis
              Culture
              The historic moment when Abba reunited on stage in Sweden
              Sponsored Article
              A holiday wish: only faith can defeat fanatics
              Analysis & Opinion
              OPINION: Why I can't embrace Sweden's obsession with hugging
              Gallery
              IN PICTURES: Mamma Mia The Party show opens in Stockholm 
              Features
              Are Swedes shocked by your decision to move to their cold country?
              Gallery
              Property of the week: Klöverud, Hammarö
              National
              Sweden's hot nurses row
              Gallery
              People-watching: January 15th - 17th
              National
              Is this gold Swedish bun the poshest cake on the planet?
              Society
              Seven tips for making firm friends when you live in Sweden
              Culture
              Meet the Swedes in line for an Oscar
              Society
              Is this the best revenge against an ex?
              Gallery
              People-watching: January 13th
              Features
              Nine conversations that work abroad but sound totally odd to Swedes
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