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Monday, May 2, 2016

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Eurovision 2016
Palestine envoy angry at 'insulting' flag ban
The Palestinian flag (left) was included on the same banned list as that of Islamic State (right)
The Palestinian Ambassador to Sweden has waded into the row over a Eurovision ban on the Palestinian flag calling it "insulting" and "a big mistake".  
    US election 
    Miss Sweden hits back at Obama Trump gibe
    Former Miss World Camilla Hansson and Donald Trump. Photo: and Michael Vadon/Flickr
    US presidential hopeful Donald Trump is "a likeable person" with “good leadership skills", according to a Swedish beauty pageant winner.  
      Say 'hej hej hej' to some Swedish sunshine
      Stockholmers enjoying a previous spring heatwave in 2014. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT
      UPDATED: Temperatures are set to top 20C in parts of Sweden this week. 
      Fire rips through apartment block, 157 homes evacuated
      The fire on Sunday night. Photo: Anna Hållams/TT
      There's a risk the whole building could collapse, emergency services say. 
        'This would not have happened if I was white'
        Yasri Khan. Photo: Marc Femenia/SCANPIX
        Former Swedish Muslim politician explains reluctance to shake hands with women as "about my struggle to be allowed to be myself".  
        Teen boy in sex assault at Swedish asylum home
        Silbodalshemmet, the large asylum centre in Årjäng, Värmland. Police have not yet named the centre. Photo: Google Maps
        Five men have been arrested after a teenage boy was assaulted.  
          My Swedish Career
          Meet the expat who is now Sweden's youngest PhD
          Stefan Buijsman. Photo: Anna-Karin Landin
          Stefan Buijsman, 20, just finished a PhD in the philosophy of mathematics. He tells The Local what his work is all about, and why Stockholm was the best place to do it. 
          Border checks
          Sweden fights for EU border controls to stay
          Checks on passengers at Kastrup airport in Copenhagen, close to the border with Sweden. Photo: Emil Langvad/TT
          The Nordic nation is among six countries asking the European Commission to extend temporary border controls. 
            Swedish premier pledges 5,000 'emergency' jobs
            Swedish prime minister, Stefan Löfven, speaking in Gothenburg. Photo: TT
            Swedish prime minister, Stefan Löfven, speaking in Gothenburg, announced a initiative to create 5,000 new 'emergency' jobs for new arrivals to the country. 
            The Local List
            Seven brilliant historical snaps of Sweden's king at 70
            The King of Sweden back when he was a Crown Prince sailor on a stopover in Dublin on his 21st birthday. Photo: Olle Lindberg/TT
            King Carl XVI Gustaf turns 70 this Saturday. We mark the occasion with a look back at some of the monarch's best birthdays. Expect owls, horses, and very young firemen.  
            'Why all of Sweden needs to fight extremism'
            Mona Sahlin. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT
            Sweden's national coordinator against violent extremism, Mona Sahlin, argues that all parts of Sweden must join the fight against terror. 
            My Swedish Career
            'Sweden's the closest thing to perfect I've ever experienced'
            Shaena Harrison. Photo: Andy Foster/ 
            Meet the Stockholm-based Canadian working for an events marketplace to help expats and locals get out and meet each other. 
            The Local Recipes
            How to make Sweden's posh potato cakes at home
            Roe is very similar to caviar. Photo: John Duxbury
            Known as 'Råraka' in Swedish, this dish is common in luxury restaurants, but it's easier than you might think to make at home. 
            Meet the Swedish man putting the Messi into baby changing
            Leo Messi and a baby in his number 10 nappy. Photo: AFP / blog moda bebe
            A Swedish entrepreneur is branding baby nappies especially for Barcelona football fans. 
            More news
            'Disgusted' Swedish boxer retains world crown
            Badou Jack (right) catches Lucian Bute with a right-hand. Photo: TT
            Badou Jack drew bout but kept World Boxing Council title. 
            Eurovision 2016
            Palestinians seek apology over Sweden flag ban
            Sweden was the first EU member state in Western Europe to officially recognise the State of Palestine. Photo: TT
            Eurovision song contest organisers included the Palestinian flag among a list of banned banners at next month's event in Sweden. 
            Sweden's king celebrates on his 70th birthday
            King Carl XVI Gustaf joins in with a rendition of All You Need Is Love with the Tensta Gospel Choir and their leader Cedwin Sandanam. Photo: TT
            But Norwegian royals stay at home after deadly helicopter crash. 
            Brussels attacks
            Swedish terror suspect 'dumped bomb in toilet'
            Osama Krayem. Photo: Facebook
            Belgian media report that Osama Krayem tried to dispose of the explosives before carrying them onto the Brussels metro system. 
            Eurovision 2016
            Regional politicians hit out at Sweden's Eurovision flag ban
            Lots of flag-waving at Eurovision. Photo: AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson
            Spanish politicians have criticized Swedish Eurovision organizers after a regional flag was banned alongside that of Isis from the competition in Stockholm. 
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            Austria votes to reject most migrants and refugees
            Some of the 108 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean disembark at Lampesusa in April. ELIO DESIDERIO/EPA
            The Austrian parliament on Wednesday adopted one of Europe's toughest asylum laws, as the country's political leaders struggle to halt the surging far-right which is leading in presidential polls. 
            Deep freeze: Switzerland shivers through icy night
            File photo: Daniel Jolivet
            Did you feel cold last night? No wonder. 
            Munich Oktoberfest to get first-ever entrance checks
            Bavarian police at the entrance to the Oktoberfest grounds. File photo: DPA
            Revellers hoping to join in the carousing at Munich Oktoberfest will have to pass through a security check before entering the festival grounds this year, Munich authorities have said. 
            Muslim ‘girls only’ swimming sessions ripple Danish waters
            File photo: Scanpix DK
            A Danish swimming club has seen a sharp increase in membership among Muslim girls after it introduced female-only, closed-doors sessions. 
            'Hugely important' haul of Roman coins found in Spain
            Stock photo of Roman coins. Photo: Helen Hall/Flickr 
            Over 600kg of bronze coins were unearthed during building work in Seville. 
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