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Friday, May 20, 2016

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Swedish flight chaos caused by 'network maintenance'
The effects of Thursday's problems were still being felt on Friday. Johan Nilsson/TT
UPDATED: Work on Telia's networks may have caused Thursday's issues. 
Russia mocks Sweden over 'James Bond' conspiracies
Sean Connery as James Bond. Photo: AP
Suggestions that Russia could be behind the felling of a radio mast have been laughed off by the country's embassy in Sweden.  
Man gets the 'most Swedish tattoo ever' in tribute to King
The real King of Sweden and a tribute to him. Photo: Felix Gardell/Henrik Montgomery/TT
Imagine how this will look in 50 years.  
Man shot and injured in central Gothenburg
Police at the site of the shooting in Gothenburg. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT
UPDATE: Police were hunting the suspected shooter on Friday after he fled the scene. 
    Swedish authorities in crisis talks over telecom 'sabotage'
    Security staff at the radio mast in Borås. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT
    UPDATED: A series of crisis meetings are being held in Sweden to discuss radio mast sabotage and air traffic radar failure. 
      Euro 2016
      Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Why Sweden will win Euro 2016
      The man has never been short of confidence. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT
      The forward thinks Sweden will win the Euros... based on a song.  
      Interview – The Local Voices 
      'We're screwed if Sweden doesn't let us stay'
      Karwan, 22, and Sirwan, 23, are waiting for the migration agency to process their asylum application. Photo: Private
      Their families want them dead, but they don't know if Sweden will let them stay. Sirwan and Karwan tell The Local what it's like to be transgender Kurds on the run from rapists and killers.  
        Will departing Zlatan sign off from PSG in style?
        Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Photo: AP Photo/Christophe Ena
        Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will aim to lift one final trophy as the curtain comes down on his record-shattering Paris Saint-Germain career in Saturday's French Cup final. 
        The Local Recipes
        Swedish summer strawberries with elderflower parfait
        Elderflower parfait with strawberries. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food
        Simple to make, delicious to taste. Here's our favourite summer dessert recipe.  
        Swedish church boss: 'Homosexuality is a trend'
        Discussions are to take place over the comments. Photo: Lars Pehrson/SvD/TT Vilhelm Stokstad/TT
        His comments are causing a stir in famously open and tolerant Sweden. 
          The Local List
          Six things Swedes get tired of hearing abroad
          Someone probably sang Dancing Queen to her again. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT
          If I hear one more word about Abba... 
          'Swedes, ditch meat on the barbecue this summer'
          Meat on the barbecue? That's so 2015. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT
          Should Swedes abandon meat on the barbecue this summer and go vegetarian instead? 
          Swedish talent matchmaker helps refugees land IT jobs
          Could immigration boost Sweden's startup scene? Photo: Christine Olsson/TT
          Can the refugee crisis help solve Sweden's skills shortage? 
          My Swedish Career
          'Foreigners like to whine about Sweden, don't they?'
          Diego speaking at a conference. Photo: Private
          Diego Planas Rego explains why he loves living and working in Stockholm. 
          The Local Recipes
          This is the best Swedish meatballs recipe in the world
          Traditional Swedish meatballs. Photo: Miriam Preis/Image Bank Sweden
          Why not embrace your inner Swede and try out our favourite meatballs recipe? 
          More news
          Swedish beaches are cleaner, but these are still too dirty
          Sunbathers at Sibbarp's beach in 2013. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
          Nine Swedish public swimming spots have failed EU water quality tests. 
          How Arthur the jungle dog 'opened doors and minds'
          Arthur the Ecuadorian dog. Photo: Håkan Nordström/TT
          The Local speaks to Swede Mikael Lindnord, on the day he releases a book about the rescue of stray dog Arthur from the Ecuadorian rainforest – a story which warmed hearts across the globe. 
          Swedish police shoot armed man in Malmö
          File photo of Swedish police. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT 
          UPDATED: The suspect had locked himself into an apartment, reported Swedish media. 
          Britain's Future in Europe
          Brits: Why vote away your right to move in Europe?
          The last view of Britain: the White Cliffs of Dover from a ferry. Photo: Luctor/WikimediaCommons
          The right to move around Europe is an incredible privilege. Brits about to vote in their referendum should know that this right is at risk, says The Local's Managing Editor James Savage. 
          Is neo-Nazi activity decreasing in Sweden?
          Police clearing up after a violent neo-Nazi demonstration in Stockholm this year. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT
          Swedish neo-Nazi groups were less active in 2015, at least on paper, according to a new report. 
          From our other editions
          More syringes found stuck into train seats in Austria
          Cristian C/Creative Commons
          Second case of syringes left sticking out of a train seat in Vienna leaves woman in hospital. 
          Swiss basic income campaign sets 'Guinness' record
          The poster was set up in a large diamond-shaped open space in central Geneva called La Plaine de Plainpalais. Photo: AFP
          Campaigners for a minimum income in Switzerland set a Guinness Record for the world's largest poster on Saturday, as they sought support for the controversial proposal ahead of a referendum next month. 
          Sexual assaults reported at Berlin street festival
          File photo of the carnival parade. Photo: Soeren Stache/DPA
          Women were "surrounded, harrassed and grabbed" at the city's celebration. 
          Green card holders tell Denmark to keep its promise
          Green card holders say that Denmark is breaking its promise by threatening to scrap the scheme altogether. Photo: Mazhar Hashmi 
          With parliament threatening to scrap the controversial green card scheme, current green card holders are trying to convince MPs to reverse course. 
          The Local list
          Five reasons why it's good to be gay in Spain
          The Europride parade in Madrid. Photo: Bru Garcia / AFP.
          The Local takes a look some of the major advantages for the LGBT community in Spain. 
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