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Sweden might not be the first place you think of to do a PhD, but its few universities enjoy high world-rankings and provide a wealth of opportunities. Madeleine Hyde shares her experiences of why she jumped from Scotland to Stockholm to do a PhD in Philosophy, and what she found when she got there.
This hotel fuses Japanese and Scandinavian spa culture in a serene setting that overlooks the Stockholm Archipelago. The result is a peaceful place for ... There are also several yoga and meditation classes on offer - try the sauna yoga option for a Swedish take on the practice. For some extra luxury, treat yourself to ...

PM Modi meets Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm. PM Modi met Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm. This is the first bilateral visit by an Indian premier to the Nordic nation in 30 years. Apr 17, 2018, 15:32 PM ...
The penis, painted in the blue and yellow colours of the Swedish flag, is the creation of artist Carolina Falkholt, who said she hoped to stimulate discussion about sex with her art. It was painted on a legal graffiti wall established in Stockholm by the art organization Kollektivet Livet, meaning there was ...
This time the five-storey-high turgid penis is bright blue and painted on the side of a building in Kungsholmen island, Stockholm, Sweden. Swedish artist Carolina Falkholt is the creator of both penis murals. Her most recent work in her native Sweden is entitled "Fuck the World". But, this absolutely ...
On April 17 and 18 in Stockholm, experts from Sweden and all over the world will be giving exclusive insights at the ISPO Academy Scandinavia. Register now for a reduced early ... Learn from Swedish success stories and failed projects on the first day of ISPO Academy Scandinavia on April 17. On April 18 ...

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson is on schedule to reach its target of making at least 10 billion crowns ($1.21 billion) of annual savings by mid-2018, its top chief said on Wednesday. Ericsson has made sweeping cost cuts and replaced much of its top management to ...
A new ranking reveals the towns in Sweden awarded the best reviews for their Airbnb accommodation in 2017, and the results suggest that some of the less-visited parts of the country ... With its easily accessible forests and lakes, Huddinge in Stockholm County also proved to be a hit among Airbnb users.
A new survey has shed light on what people in Sweden outside of Stockholm really think of the country's capital. ... "Those people who are often critical of Stockholm to other Swedes, if they have to talk about it to people who are not Swedish, they say it's very pretty, you should travel there, and they're proud ...
The compensation amount is 225,000 SEK (some 21,000 euros) per person. Commenting on the outcome of the vote, Swedish LGBT rights activists said that it's a historic achievement.The decision means that Sweden will become the first country in the world to pay compensation to transgender persons ...
STOCKHOLM — Something was wrong with the Penguins, the incoming class of toddlers at the Seafarer's Preschool, in a wooded suburb south of ... It is normal, in many Swedish preschools, for teachers to avoid referring to their students' gender — instead of “boys and girls,” they say “friends,” or call ...
STOCKHOLM (AA): A mosque in Stockholm was vandalised with racist words and symbols on Thursday, according to mosque officials. ... According to the Swedish state television SVT, 22 racist attacks were registered on the Stockholm mosque in 2017 while another 23 attacks were registered since the ...
The Swedish branch of Amnesty International has heard witness accounts from beggars who say they have been harassed and moved by police ... Amnesty has since last year been mapping out the situation for vulnerable EU citizens in Sweden, and in particular Romanians who come to the country to beg.
During North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Hos's visit to Stockholm this weekend, Sweden “engaged heavily” on the issue of the American prisoners, ... This weekend's talks between Ri and top Swedish officials ended with with no indication their efforts cleared the way for a mooted nuclear summit ...
The majority of Ri's time was spent with Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom. At the conclusion of the talks, Sweden's Foreign Ministry released a statement saying Wallstrom emphasized to the North Korean official "the need for North Korea to dismantle its nuclear arms and missiles program in line ...
Swedish officials said the Stockholm talks would focus on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and a possible Trump-Kim summit. Sweden has longstanding ties with North Korea. Its diplomatic mission in Pyongyang, which opened in 1975, was the first Western embassy established in the country.
What are, in your opinion, the most unusual items at the upcoming Stockholm fair? Oh, such difficult questions! We will have a number of rare Swedish illustrated propaganda pamphlets from the Thirty Years War. I know there will also be a fine collection of letters of Swedish 19th-20th century authors!

North Korea's foreign minister is traveling to Sweden Thursday, a surprise move that could be a first step toward a meeting in the Scandinavian country between U.S. President Donald ... STOCKHOLM (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister arrived in Sweden Thursday for talks with his Swedish counterpart.
Swedish clogs in the wild. Photo: Lotta From Stockholm. The styling of the Lotta clogs is nearly identical to that of the Hasbeens, as is, upon first inspection and wear, the quality. (They also bear some resemblance to the culty No. 6 old-school wooden clogs, though it's not as perfect of a match.) The sole is ...
They're quite different from your average Swede. So people coming to Stockholm as a tourist and meeting locals through Triple maybe shouldn't think that everyone is like that!" she points out. "If you're thinking of moving to Sweden and are not from Scandinavia, I'd say you should prepare for the Swedish ...
Although Hearst's case remains one of the most well-known examples of Stockholm syndrome, the incident which lead the coinage of this condition by experts occurred at Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm, Sweden. On Aug. 23, 1973, 32-year-old Jan-Erik Olsson entered the Sveriges Kreditbank with a machine ...
We've been speaking to international fans in the run-up to the contest, many of whom are here in the Swedish capital for the final. And we've heard of viewing parties across Europe and beyond. British fan Danny Lynch, who is in Stockholm for his ninth Melodifestivalen final, told The Local: "The atmosphere ...
Stockholm is a city known for its waterways. Founded on an archipelago of some thirty thousand islands, bodies of water are rarely more than a stone's throw away in the Swedish capital. An appreciation for lakes, rivers, and nature in the fullest sense runs high in Swedish sentiment. It's not by chance, after ...
IT WAS supposed to be a sneaky afternoon cigarette break. Then a gunman in black appeared and shot 15-year-old Robin Sinisalo in the head. His older brother Alejandro was shot four times. Robin died immediately on the doorstep of his home in north-west Stockholm. Alejandro was left in a wheelchair ...
Sweden's 22 percent corporate tax rate is lower than that of Milan or Madrid, and the Swedish capital has the right mix of ingredients for companies caught in Brexit uncertainty and perhaps looking to relocate. "Stockholm's DNA is symbolized by an open and permissive climate," says Invest Stockholm's ...
STOCKHOLM — In the Stockholm suburb of Varby Gard, it was not unusual to see the figure of a 63-year-old man pedaling a bicycle home after the end of his shift as an aide for disabled adults, hunched against the icy wind of a Swedish winter. Daniel Cuevas Zuniga had just finished a night shift on a ...
These are almost exclusively tweets relevant to Sweden's growing tech and startup community. But on Tuesday evening it also ended ... The original tweet had used a number of hashtags including #sthlmtech, #mondaymotivation and Swedish politics hashtag #svpol. Twitter users quickly caught on to the ...
While the Swedish Women's Lobby sees some improvements in the government's ability to address gender disparities in its budgets, it says there are still many gaps between Swedish men and women that remain unaddressed — in income, labour opportunities and work conditions, for instance.
The 'Beast from the East', the brutal Siberian winter storm that is currently sweeping over Sweden, continued to create havoc across the nation throughout the afternoon, with snow, strong gusts and icy and extremely slippery roads posing major traffic hazards. Police urged drivers to simply stay home if they ...
Sweden was hit by “the Siberian blast” Tuesday, an icy snow blizzard resulting in a series of car crashes across the country as well as dozens of cancelled trains and flights. The Swedish Transport Administration advised people in the most hard-hit areas, especially those living on the country's eastern ...
The Uzbek, who went underground after his Swedish asylum application was turned down in 2016, staged the attack in order to pressure Sweden into ending its support for the US-led coalition against Isis. Prosecutors have said they will seek a life sentence, which is on average 16 years, followed by his ...
"I wanted Sweden to stop fighting the caliphate. That they would stop sending their soldiers to war zones and stop sending huge sums of money to fight our caliphate," Akilov, 40, told the court. Akilov pleaded guilty to terrorism on the first day of the trial last week. Whether or not the court finds him guilty will ...
And also how he feels about Isis never claiming responsibility for the attack, because he wants to see himself as one of their soldiers," Swedish Defence University researcher Peder Hyllengren told news agency TT. Though Isis has never taken credit for the attack, Uzbek national Akilov swore allegiance to ...
A Swedish artist has painted a five-story-high blue erect penis, complete with bulging veins, on an apartment building in central Stockholm. Carolina Falkholt, who created the ... "I don't think so really, because first of all Carolina Falkholt is a widely known artist in Sweden. And secondly, the thing with ...
The Swedish capital fell from 20th place last year to 23rd in the 2018 quality of living ranking by human resources consulting company Mercer, which looks at life for expat workers in Sweden. "Stockholm is generally considered to be a good place for foreign-based staff and accompanying family. If you look ...
The company that owns the block, Atrium Ljungberg, told Aftonbladet it had seen the work by the artist Carolina Falkholt for the first time on Wednesday morning - along with other residents of the Swedish capital's central Kungsholmen island. "Culture and art are important in developing interesting ...
PASSENGERS at this airport hotel in Stockholm can get some kip on a plane before they've even checked in. The Jumbo Stay Hostel is built into an old Boeing 747-212B plane - right next to Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The Jumbo Stay Hostel is built into an old Boeing 747-212B plane. Rex Features.
Grenade attacks are not the only dangers facing Swedish law enforcement. This past October, a police station in southern Sweden was attacked with fireworks and cobblestones. On the same night, a police officer's home in the town of Vasteras, near Stockholm, was shot at with 12 bullets. These attacks ...
The Uzbek, who went underground after his Swedish asylum application was turned down in 2016, staged the attack in order to pressure Sweden into ending its support for the US-led coalition against Isis. Prosecutors have said they will seek a life sentence, which is on average 16 years, followed by his ...
Carl Hansen Distills Swedish Sensibility in New Stockholm Flagship ... "That's hard to define in Stockholm. ... "Sweden is a very seasonal country, so you can have strong sunlight all year or dark days, and that informs the lifestyle," says the architect, who carved out skylights in the ceiling of the showroom to ...
"I wanted Sweden to stop fighting the caliphate. That they would stop sending their soldiers to war zones and stop sending huge sums of money to fight our caliphate," Akilov, 40, told the court. Akilov pleaded guilty to terrorism on the first day of the trial last week. Whether or not the court finds him guilty will ...
And also how he feels about Isis never claiming responsibility for the attack, because he wants to see himself as one of their soldiers," Swedish Defence University researcher Peder Hyllengren told news agency TT. Though Isis has never taken credit for the attack, Uzbek national Akilov swore allegiance to ...
British comedian Russell Brand is performing in Stockholm on Saturday, and chats with The Local about how he thinks Sweden will suit him now he's a ... his trip to Sweden, with the comedian giddy with excitement about one of the more unusual Swedish phenomena – being a "lattepappa" (an affectionate ...
One of the most popular market places for that is buy-sell site Blocket, which reports that in 2017, some 67,000 subletting listings for home rentals across Sweden were posted to its site. The website noted in a report about second-hand rental prices published on Friday that not only were there more homes ...
The high-profile trial – described as one of the largest trials in Swedish history – gets under way at Stockholm District Court on Tuesday morning, with no ... guilty of the particular charges relating to terrorism will come down if it is determined that his acts were intended to seriously harm Sweden as a country.
The Ethan Hawke thriller Stockholm chronicles the real-life 1973 bank heist in the Swedish capital that produced the term "Stockholm Syndrome" — shorthand to describe when ... Tabarrok won't say how much financing came from Sweden, but Ontario Media Development Corp. chipped in $440,000.
Uzbek authorities also claim they shared intelligence with Sweden about Akilov prior to the attack, but Swedish terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp rejects that notion. "I don't believe that," he said, noting it is "an authoritarian government... It's very easy for them to play politics in saying that they give that ...
According to Swedish police, hand-grenade attacks (which were virtually unknown until a few years ago) are without parallel in countries not at war. ... Stockholm police recently put a figure on it: less than £890 can buy you five automatic weapons and ammunition with 64 hand grenades as a sweetener.
The Swedish government have continuously supported the digital industry, and Sweden has now a growing international data center industry successfully integrating into the regional ecosystems, benefitting from and contributing to the sustainable energy production,” says Tomas Sokolnicki, Head of Data ...
Iranian emergency specialist Ahmadreza Djalali, who is a resident in Sweden, was arrested during a trip to the Islamic republic in April 2016. He was found guilty in ... The Swedish branch of Amnesty International said it has not received information about the death sentence being confirmed. "But we heard ...


 

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