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  1. Two MBA graduates from EMLYON Business School explain how their studies helped them to land their dream jobs working for international organisations. When you spend upwards of nine months as part of a diverse team working on a single project, you learn a thing or two about cultural differences and how to overcome them. These are lessons that prove invaluable for those pursuing careers in international organisations that bring together employees from around the world.   Read more on The Local: The French business school helping students craft more meaningful careers  
  2. The Swedes know a thing or two about beauty. After all, they live in one of the most captivating countries on the planet. They have the cosmopolitan allure of water-surrounded Stockholm; the vast sweeping beaches of Skåne; the skyscraping white sierras of Lapland and much, much more. Yet, when they were asked in a survey which part of Sweden was most beautiful they chose none of these celebrated places.   Read more on The Local: 10 extraordinary facts about Sweden's dazzling High Coast      
  3. Germans seem to be surprisingly unsentimental about their wedding rings - only about one in ten are sad when their bands of gold are stolen during a break-in - the same share as those who are sad when their CD collection is taken.   A survey commissioned by insurer Gothaer Versicherung, and conducted by the society for consumer research GfK showed that just 12.4 percent said they would be very sad if their wedding ring was stolen.   This was the same share as those who would be miserable to lose their CD collection, the Welt newspaper reported on Wednesday.   Click to read the full article.
  4. The German Train Drivers' Union has spoken out against people committing suicide by throwing themselves in front of trains.   After national football goalkeeper Robert Enke killed himself on November 10 by putting himself in the path of a train, increased attention has been focussed on clinical depression, from which he suffered.   But Lutz Schreiber, head of the drivers' union in northern Germany told weekly magazine Focus that it should also be recognised that choosing to use a train to commit suicide was unfair.   He said the decision to commit suicide was "a private decision which must be respected." But he added, "Train drivers suffer terribly when the railway is abused in this way to take life."   154 words remaining. Click to read the full article.   Note: Comments posted below will also be published on The Local.