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Saturday, September 3, 2016

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Dextrose confuses Swedish police
Police spokesman Lars Westermark says he has never heard of such a mistake having been made before. Photo: Swedish police /TT
A man who was arrested and taken into custody after he confessed to police he had amphetamine in his car, turned out to be detained for all the wrong reasons… 
    Swedish pediatrician: Some ‘children’ nearly 40
    The pediatrician says almost 40 percent of the people the migration agency deems to be children are between 20 and 25 years old. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT
    A Swedish pediatrician is sparking debate after saying some refugees claiming to be unaccompanied minors are lying about their age. He even deems some of them to be as old as 40. 
      Swede avoids fine over ’window envelope fear’
      The man stated that official-looking letters made him severely anxious. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg / TT
      A man prosecuted over a series of minor traffic violations has been partially let off the hook after a Swedish court heard he had a phobia of official letters, or so-called “window envelopes”. 
        Life in jail for Swede who murdered and mutilated victim
        Kalmar District Court sentenced the offender on Friday. Photo: Mikael Fritzon/TT
        The offender repeatedly stabbed and punched his victim before cutting off his genitals.  
          Amy Schumer heckler: 'I didn't mean to sound so sexist'
          Amy Schumer. Photo: Jack Plunkett/AP/TT
          The man who was thrown out of the comedian's Stockholm gig after shouting "show us your tits" has expressed his regret over the incident.  
            Sweden achieves gender parity on government boards
            The Swedish government has gender parity and now the boards it appoints do too. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT
            A woman now occupies every other position on the boards of the country's government agencies.  
              What would happen if Sweden joined Nato?
              Margot Wallström suggested Sweden will not change its stance on Nato membership. Photo: Emil Langvad/TT 
              UPDATE: Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström says Nato membership is not the answer following the emergence of details from a report on the subject.  
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              Travel: The six most beautiful autumn walks in Värmland
              The gorgeous Finnskog area of Värmland. Photo: Clarissa Hirst
              Värmland-based travel writer Clarissa Hirst introduces you to six of the most delightful places to stretch your legs this season. 
              Swedish hunters shoot and kill runaway ostrich
              The escaped ostrich in question. Photo: Helena Wall
              UPDATED: An ostrich who ran off and frightened local police officers has been killed. 
              In pictures: Recreating your own Nordic style in 8 steps
              How to decorate in Swedish style. Photo: Scandinavian Homes
              Ex-broker-turned-interior-designer Jesper Laursen shares his best tips for creaing your own Scandinavian-style home. 
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              Six tips for learning Swedish without even being in Sweden
              A Swedish Midsummer party in New York. Photo: Johan Brunkvist/TT
              The Local's intern, Jack Schofield, taught himself Swedish from his home in the UK. Here's how he did it. 
              'More men must stand up against abuse in Sweden'
              Equality Minister Åsa Regnér. Photo: Bertil Ericson/TT
              Sweden's equality minister Åsa Regnér on why the government is introducing a new strategy on male violence against women. 
              This Brit moved to Sweden and opened his dream café
              Härnösand café owner Shaun Corby. Photo: Johanna Corby
              Shaun Corby tells The Local how following his Swedish wife to Härnösand turned out to be the best move he ever made. 
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              You'll never really be Swedish without trying this weird food
              Kebab pizza. It exists. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT
              The Local's intern Saina Behnejad on her love-hate relationship with Swedish cuisine. 
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              'Swedes are marvellous at creating elegant solutions'
              Stockholm Tech Fest 2015. Photo: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman/SvD/TT
              This is the time for social entrepreneurs to shine, argues entrepreneur Tyler Crowley ahead of startup conference STHLM Tech Fest. 
              'Trump spreads conspiracy theories and is openly racist'
              Kinnaman pictured earlier this year. Photo: Joel Ryan/AP/TT
              The billionaire won't be getting Joel Kinnaman's vote in November.  
              Eritrean boy back in Sweden after being stuck in Denmark
              Trains between Sweden and Denmark. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
              A 17-year-old asylum seeker who ended up in Denmark after accidentally getting on the wrong train is back in Sweden. 
              The Local Recipes
              Impress guests with this Swedish mushroom risotto
              Mushroom risotto. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food
              As September sets in, gives this warming Swedish risotto a try. 
              Centre-right parties split over nationalists racism debate
              Christian Democrats leader Ebba Busch Thor. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT
              Christian Democrats leader Ebba Busch Thor initially said she did not think the Sweden Democrats were racist, but has since changed her tune.  
              From our other editions
              15 tell-tale signs you’ll never quite master German
              Photo: Flikr/oinonio
              From stressing over the subjunctive to blagging your way through adjective endings, there are several subtle signs which reveal you’ll never become a true Meister of the German language. 
              Why Switzerland is getting worse for expats
              Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP
              Switzerland plunges 17 places in a global survey of expat life. 
              Police investigate after mosque door is bricked shut
              The bricked-up door. Photo: Facebook/Netzwerk für Flüchtlinge in Parchim.
              Unknown people have bricked up the entrance to a mosque in northeastern Germany and stuck racist flyers to their masonry work. 
              3,000-year-old sword found in Denmark is 'still sharp'
              Ernst Christiansen and Lis Therkelsen found the 3,000-year-old sword. Photo: Museum Vestsjælland
              The "incredibly well-preserved sword” was discovered by amateurs.  
              Ten golden rules for snagging a Spanish man
              Sally Fazakerley on navigating the perilous path to true love
              Looking for your very own Don Juan? Then this is what you need to know. 
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              How did PewDiePie's penis picture spark fake Isis claims?
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