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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Swedes named fourth most gender equal in the world
A file photo of men and women pushing prams in Stockholm. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT
Sweden has closed 81 percent of its overall gender gap according to the World Economic Forum. 
    Here's how slow Sweden's high-speed trains are getting
    A Swedish SJX2000 high speed train. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TT 
    The high-speed rail journey between the three biggest Swedish cities is about to get longer.  
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      12 Swedish words with just awesome literal translations
      A filthy-minded lobster, i.e. a snuskhummer. Photo: Gorm Kallestad/NTB scanpix/TT
      One of our favourite things about the Swedish language is its wonderful compound words, which range from being utterly bizarre to making perfect sense. 
      US election 
      Donald Trump won't get new Ericsson head's vote
      Trump pictured at a campaign rally in Florida. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP
      The new Swedish-American boss of telecoms giant Ericsson has revealed he will not vote for the Republican nominee in the forthcoming US presidential election.  
        Sweden: Russian warships in the Baltic 'worrying'
        Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/TT
        Two Russian warships equipped with long-range missiles have entered the Baltic Sea after passing Denmark. 
          Why businesses are worried about Sweden's drone ban
          A drone filming in Stockholm. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT
          The Local investigates what Sweden's new drone ban could mean for businesses in the country. 
            This is the new top boss of Swedish Ericsson
            Börje Ekholm. Photo: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman/SvD/TT
            Telecoms giant Ericsson has appointed a new CEO after a turbulent year for the company. 
            These are Sweden's best universities: ranking
            A new university ranking has been released. Photo: Cecilia Larsson Lantz/
            At least according to this global ranking, which picks 12 Swedish universities among the top-1000. 
            Swedish pharmacies restrict paracetamol sales for teens
            The move is intended to cut paracetamol overdoses. Photo: Nora Lorek/TT
            Sweden's pharmacies are banning teens under 18 from buying more than one pack of pills at a time. 
            Rwandan genocide suspect held in Sweden
            A memorial centre in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP
            A man has been arrested in Sweden suspected of involvement in the 1994 Rwandan genocide which claimed 800,000 lives. 
              Nobel Prizes 
              'I'd say he's arrogant but I'd be lying': Swedes on Bob Dylan
              Bob Dylan performing in France. Photo: David Vincent/AP
              Almost two weeks have passed since Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and he has yet to acknowledge the win. The Local asked Swedes what they think of the singer's silence.  
              'Don't turn the Pope into a global teddy bear'
              Sweden's Queen Silvia and Princess Leonore visiting Pope Francis in the Vatican last year. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT
              It's time to hold the Pope to account and make sure he turns his words about reform into action, argues a minister of the Swedish Church ahead of Pope Francis' visit to Sweden. 
              My Swedish Career
              'Swedish people love it, but they find it quite odd'
              Scottish entrepreneur William Macdonald. Photo: Michael Campanella
              Meet the web developer and entrepreneur using traditional Scottish ceilidh dancing to break the ice with Swedes. 
              The Local List
              Top six things to do in Stockholm this autumn
              Autumn in Djurgården, Stockholm. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT
              Autumn in Sweden might seem dark and gloomy, but Stockholm has lots of attractions to make it easier to enjoy the changing weather.  
              'They call themselves clowns, but they are not'
              The people taking part in the recent 'killer clown' trend are not real clowns, argue Glädjeverkstan. Photo: Glädjeverkstan
              "The people wearing masks know nothing about clown work and should not be associated with serious, hard working clowns,” argue two clowns at charity organization Glädjeverkstan.  
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              Sweden can extend border controls, EU says
              A police officer carrying out a check at Sweden's border with Denmark. Photo: Emil Langvad/TT
              EU countries including Sweden should be granted permission to extend temporary border controls by a period of a further three months, the European Commission has decided. 
              Swedish researchers plan new trucks for women drivers
              File photo of trucks in Sweden. Photo: Thomas Johansson/TT
              Could vehicles adapted for women attract more female truckers to the profession? 
              These stats show Swedish driving isn't so gender equal
              File photo of a Swedish woman driving a car. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT
              A new survey shows that few Swedish women get behind the wheel when driving with their male partner.  
              Prime Minister to meet Swedish troops in Iraq
              Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his Kurdish counterpart Nechervan Barzani. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT
              Sweden's Prime Minister Löfven is set to meet Swedish troops in Iraq on Tuesday. 
              Swedish politicians wage war on winter time
              Soon it will look like this on your way home from work in Sweden. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT
              Should Sweden stick with summer time all year round? 
              From our other editions
              Verdict on swimming pool rape case overturned
              The Theresienbad swimming pool in Vienna. Photo: Wikimedia
              An Iraqi refugee who was jailed after claiming it was a sexual emergency when he raped a boy in a swimming pool has had the sentence overturned. 
              Swiss women will ‘work for free’ for the rest of year
              Female employees in Switzerland earn 19.3 percent less than their male colleagues. File photo: Randy Kashka
              Switzerland's gender pay gap means from today, Friday October 21st, women in the country will effectively be working for free for the rest of 2016. 
              The Local List
              10 ways German completely messes up your English
              Photo: DPA
              So you've mastered German, but now it's time to learn English all over again. 
              Denmark's queen: Living here doesn't make you Danish
              “It’s not a law of nature that one becomes Danish by living in Denmark." Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix
              Queen Margrethe II has raised eyebrows in Denmark for passages in a new book that weigh in on the nation’s seemingly never-ending debate on ‘Danishness’. 
              Spain's top court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalonia
              Photo: AFP
              Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday cancelled a bullfighting ban in Catalonia in what is likely to exacerbate tensions between Madrid and the separatist region, and between animal activists and fans of the tradition. 
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              Last chance to vote absentee in the US elections
              Is Game of Thrones coming to Sweden?
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              Analysis & Opinion
              Are we just going to let half the country die?
              Angry elk chases Swede up a lamp post
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              'Alienation in Sweden feels better: I find myself a stranger among scores of aliens'
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              ‘Extremism can't be defeated on the battlefield alone’
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              A layover at Qatar airport brought this Swedish-Kenyan couple together - now they're heading for marriage
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              People-watching: October 14th-16th
              Man in Sweden assaulted by clowns with broken bottle
              Nobel Prize 2016: Literature
              Watch the man who discovered Bob Dylan react to his Nobel Prize win
              Record numbers emigrating from Sweden
              People-watching: October 12th
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              'Swedish startups should embrace newcomers' talents - there's nothing to fear'
              How far right are the Sweden Democrats?
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