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Saturday, April 16, 2016

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Swedish minister 'had dinner with Turkish fascists'
Kaplan has denied having extremist links, insisting he was a guest at the event. Photo: Maja Muslin/TT
It's not the first time Mehmet Kaplan has found himself in hot water. 
    'Oh, I say': Hugh Grant to build house in Sweden
    Grant, right, and Eberstein at the Swedish Open tennis tournament last year. Photo: TT
    English film star Hugh Grant has confirmed that he will be building a new house in Torekov in western Sweden, according to Swedish regional newspaper, Sydsvenskan. 
    Eurovision 2016
    Could Eurovision be threatened by TV staff strike?
    Eurovision presenters Petra Mede (right) and Måns Zelmerlöw (left). Photo: SVT
    Around 80 staff at Swedish public broadcaster SVT could walk out during final Eurovision preparations if a union strike goes ahead. 
    Copenhagen shootings
    Swedish artist 'deserved to die' says suspect
    Lars Vilks speaking last year. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT
    One of the four men facing terror charges for allegedly helping the gunman in last year's Copenhagen shootings said that Swedish artist Lars Vilks "deserved to die" in the violence. 
    Radicalised Swede on trial accused of building bomb
    A court sketch. Picture: Johan Hallnas/TT
    A radicalised Swede, who was arrested after his mother reported him to authorities, has gone on trial. 
    Watch the PM talk to people calling 'The Swedish Number'
    Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Photo: Screengrab from 'The Swedish Number'
    They thought they were calling a random Swede... and got the shock of a lifetime when the Prime Minister picked up instead. 
    Swedish police chase German terror suspects
    A photo montage of the three suspects released on Friday. Photo:
    Police in southern Sweden are searching for three alleged robbers thought to belong to a German extremist group. 
      Jump around! Sweden finally axes historic bar dancing ban
      Swedes having a sneaky dance in 1980. Photo: Hasse Holmberg/TT
      Bars in Sweden will soon no longer need a special licence for 'spontaneous dancing'. 
        The Local Recipes
        How to make Swedish smoked salmon and asparagus tart
        Spring is the season of asparagus in Sweden. Try this delicious tart with smoked salmon. 
          'When can Sweden start being grateful to us?'
          Lejla Hastor and Nivin Yosef. Photo: Helén Karlsson
          The editors behind a new anthology about immigrants' battle to reconcile their background with life in Sweden tell The Local why they chose to focus on women. 
            What's on in Sweden
            Four spring exhibitions for you and your arty friends
            From Gothenburg exhibition Afghan Tales. Photo: Fardin Waezi
            Spring has arrived in Sweden and you may finally be able to convince your friends living abroad to visit, even if the sun doesn't keep shining. 
            The Local List
            The ten weirdest taboos you must never break in Sweden
            Don't jump the queue for the coffee. Photo: Simon Paulin/
            Don't. Just... don't. 
            Opinion – Brexit
            This is how Stockholm could benefit from Brexit
            Could Stockholm benefit from Brexit? Photo: Simon Paulin/
            Sweden can't sit idle and hope for the best. It needs to start planning for a future in which the UK has left the EU, argue two Swedish business experts. 
            My Swedish Career
            'My massage helps Swedes to bond with their babies'
            Anabelle Lindqvist demonstrating baby massage on a dummy. Photo: Private
            French entrepreneur Anabelle Lindqvist tells The Local how she's combined her twin passions of wellness and working with children. 
            The Local Recipes
            How to make Swedish cardamom mufffins
            All photos: John Duxbury/
            A perfect addition to your fika. 
            More news
            'Firecracker' cuts short Zlatan's visit to Malmö
            Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Photo: AP Photo/Francois Mori
            A video has emerged showing chaotic scenes when Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic visited his old neighbourhood Rosengård. 
            Opinion – Brexit
            5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU
            Photos: Laura Shields and AFP
            If you're a pro-EU Brit living abroad, there's plenty you can do to keen Britain 'in', explains Laura Shields from the Brits Abroad: Yes to Europe initiative. 
            Changing your name could become easier in Sweden
            Children will be allowed double-barrelled surnames under the new plans. Photo: Lena Granefelt/Image Bank Sweden
            Sweden's government wants it to be less hassle for residents to adapt their surnames. 
            Baby elk go on the run around Swedish town
            File picture of a different Swedish elk. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT
            Two baby elk were spotted running around the city of Karlstad in central Sweden after getting separated from their mother, sparking a huge police search. 
            IN PICTURES
            The Swedish bear quadruplets that will make you go 'awww'
            Mother bear and her four babies. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT
            They may look cuddly now, but they are going to grow up to become Sweden's largest predator. 
            From our other editions
            Chinese continue to appropriate Austrian culture
            The one and only original, not the copy. Photo: Nick Csakany/Wikimedia/Public Domain
            Chinese copycats who reproduced a picture-postcard Austrian town are now planning on copying two other Austrian cities, and combining them into one. 
            Revealed: the richest regions in Switzerland
            Relaxing on Lake Hallwil in the cash-rich canton of Schwyz. Photo: Swiss Tourism
            New figures show where the wealthiest inhabitants of Switzerland make their home. 
            New 'see-through’ five-Euro coin unveiled in Munich
            Photo: DPA
            A brand-new five-Euro coin, which has a blue plastic ring in the middle, will make life harder for counterfeiters, the Bavarian finance ministry claims. 
            The Local List
            7 things to know about Denmark's ties to Mexico
            Queen Margrethe greeted Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto upon his arrival in Denmark. Photo: Mathias Løvgreen Bojesen/Scanpix
            As Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto visits Copenhagen, we look at the countries' connections. 
            Hate crime against Muslims rises tenfold in Spain
            Photo posted by far-right group Hogar Social Madrid.
            Extremist groups are channeling hate towards Muslims in the aftermath of jihadist attacks in Europe. 
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