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Farah Alhajeh, a Swedish Muslim woman who  won a discrimination case after an interview with a prospective male boss stopped before it began when she refused to shake his hand. Photograph: Farah Alhajeh via The New York Times

A Muslim woman in Sweden who said she was discriminated against in a job interview for refusing to shake hands on religious grounds has been awarded f(...)

Anne Pihl (originally from Ireland) and Sofi Tegsveden Deveaux (from Stockholm) have co-authored a book, ‘Working in Sweden, The A-Z Guide’. Photograph: Birgit Walsh

Scandinavian buzzwords have been gaining ground internationally in recent times. First out was Danish hygge (a mood of cosiness and contentment), clos(...)

People observe a forest fire in Brejo village, Monchique, Faro south of Portugal on Monday. Photograph: Filipe Farinha/EPA

The world is at risk of entering “hothouse” conditions where global average temperatures will be 4-5 degrees higher even if emissions reduction target(...)

Rachel Khoo: ‘When I decided to write a Swedish cookbook, I asked myself what would make my book different from those that were already out there. It’s my personal story, my approach to food.’

Rachel Khoo is perhaps most often thought of as the pretty young English girl on the BBC 2 food show, filmed shopping at picturesque French food marke(...)

US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin shake hands during their joint press conference. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Donald Trump met one-on-one with Russia’s Vladimir Putin behind closed doors in Helsinki on Monday. The following are highlights of the press conferen(...)

Bob Dylan: on his 1966 British tour he binned the dungarees and lumberjack shirts of the Greenwich Village years and stocked up in the boutiques of Carnaby Street. Photograph: Ochs/Getty

Forty years ago I got a summer job on a building site near Dalkey, that picturesque coastal village in south Co Dublin, making tea and running errands(...)

Michelle and Mark at the Sibelius sculpture in Helsinki.

Our ship, aptly named Silhouette, casts a tall, faint shadow on the dockside as we pull away from Stockholm. It is White Night season, as darkness bar(...)

Tim ‘Avicii’ Bergling, who was found dead in April in Muscat, Oman. Photograph:  Instagram/Avicii

The funeral of Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii, one of the biggest stars in electronic dance music, took place in a private ceremony in Stockholm(...)

The truck that crashed into a department store in central Stockholm on April 7th, 2017. It was driven by Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov. Photograph: Anders Wiklund/EPA

A man who drove a stolen truck into a crowd in Stockholm, killing five people and wounding 14 others, has been convicted of terror-related murder and (...)

Didier Deschamps: France’s head coach  has been able to make  big calls because of the remarkable array of individual talent available to him.  Photograph: Franck FireAFP/Getty

The wider country may be locked in a battle just now over the attempt by its president to impose what is politely described as reform but as Didier De(...)

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