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New NATO SG gears up for tasks ahead

Norway’s Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Brussels to begin his new position of Secretary General of NATO.

Published on 1st October, 2014 at 10:14 under news by Lyndsey Smith.

Running shoes

NRK’s thick thighs

EDITORIAL: “What goes up must come down” – Sir Isaac Newton.

Published on 29th September, 2014 at 21:50 under columns by Michael Sandelson.

A laptop keyboard (illustration photo)

Celerway unlocks the Internet’s potential

This promising software enables devices to use any and all networks available without interruption.

Published on 29th September, 2014 at 06:40 under news by Rasmus Falck.

A fountain pen

Imperilled Norwegian penmanship

Penmanship is fading from everyday life round the world, educators dither about the teaching of handwriting. The situation is pervasive in Norway, as the standards for school teaching of handwriting are determined at the local level by municipalities.

Published on 28th September, 2014 at 07:58 under columns by M. Michael Brady.Last Updated on 28th September 2014 at 21:05.

Oslo Fashion Week 2010

What’s happened to Norwegian fashion?

Once the largest fashion event in Norway, Oslo Fashion Week faced sudden cancellation this year.

Published on 27th September, 2014 at 10:41 under entertainment by Molly Jones.

Boxing gloves

Brækhus first woman to unify division

Norwegian boxing star Cecilia Brækhus now holds all four belts in the welterweight division.

Published on 26th September, 2014 at 21:55 under news by Molly Jones.Last Updated on 26th September 2014 at 22:11.

 

US Navy tests Norway weapons producer’s capabilities

Warship the USS Coronado
Kongsberg Group’s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) underwent test-firing this week.

Published on 26th September, 2014 at 09:41 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 26th September 2014 at 10:41.

Norwegians like Swedish furniture, not food companies

Paying as little as possible in oil-rich Norway is almost a national sport. But Norwegians’ place conditions on their home comforts from neighbouring Sweden.

Published on 25th September, 2014 at 17:50 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Electric car-sharing on the road in Norway

Toyota i-ROAD
Japan’s Toyota reveals a new electric car for city use, partnering with France’s Grenoble and energy supply company EDF to pilot the scheme. Several…

Published on 25th September, 2014 at 12:07 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith.Last Updated on 25th September 2014 at 12:29.

Bears in Norway’s High North

Polar Bear jumping
The polar bear of the High North is suitably named for its habitat. The word polar is an astronomical term that on Earth is associated with Arctic, a word that…

Published on 24th September, 2014 at 11:26 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.Last Updated on 24th September 2014 at 11:37.

 

Spanish sailors continue Norway tax repayments, pensions fight

MV Boudicca leaving Tallinn in 2013
STAVANGER/VALENCIA (UPDATED): A Spanish seafarer association alleges that their sailors are entitled to compensation from Norway after having worked on…

Published on 23rd September, 2014 at 21:10 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 25th September 2014 at 12:53.

Japanese could own Cermaq fish farm business

The Norwegian government is prepared to sell its stock in the salmon farming business to the Mitsubishi Corporation.

Published on 22nd September, 2014 at 21:40 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.Last Updated on 22nd September 2014 at 21:54.

 

Tourism officials splurge NOK 3 million on public convenience

The facility in Ersfjord
It is hoped the new facility in Northern Norway will attract more tourists and bring inspiration.

Published on 22nd September, 2014 at 13:47 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 22nd September 2014 at 16:30.

A Norwegian drag racing champion and female racer prodigies

Santa Pod
1978 saw Norway's Rune Fjeld make his drag race debut victory in Telemark’s snowy Fyresdal in the Pro Comp competition class. A regular at the top of the…

Published on 22nd September, 2014 at 09:58 under entertainment
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.Last Updated on 22nd September 2014 at 11:12.

 

Deeper into The Land of Dreams

Book cover of 'Only the Dead'
BOOK REVIEW: Sundstøl’s ‘Only the Dead’ resolves some of the first book’s mysteries—but not all.

Published on 19th September, 2014 at 23:11 under entertainment
by Christine Foster Meloni.Last Updated on 19th September 2014 at 23:31.

Ready to give «Alt for Norge»?

Season 5 of Norway’s hit reality show premiers as casting for season 6 gets underway.

Published on 19th September, 2014 at 22:19 under entertainment
by Molly Jones.

 

The heart of fjord Norway: Flåm offers an authentic experience

A view from the railway
Flåm, Norway, is gaining attention among international tourists as a popular destination along the Norway in a Nutshell tour. The small town welcomes…

Published on 19th September, 2014 at 21:37 under entertainment
by Molly Jones.Last Updated on 19th September 2014 at 21:54.

News from The Foreigner

The Foreigner is pleased to announce that we are now providing some of our news and columns for further publication by the Norwegian American Weekly.

Published on 19th September, 2014 at 21:07 under new-in-town
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 19th September 2014 at 23:36.

 

Norway police focus on extremism, hate crimes

Norwegian police give seven new personnel responsibility to intensify the fight against radicalization and violent extremism. Hate crimes are another focus…

Published on 19th September, 2014 at 15:04 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.

“Shetlanders do not wish independence,” UK parliamentarian says

Tavish Hamilton Scott MSP
Eligible Scottish voters’ decision regarding self-government is not yet known, but the Shetlands’ non-separation from Scotland is fairly certain, according…

Published on 18th September, 2014 at 23:18 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Norway designs, builds, opens intelligent ecohouse

Exterior of the ZEB house
The home in Vestfold County’s Larvik produces electricity itself that can also be used to charge electric cars or heat the swimming pool.

Published on 18th September, 2014 at 13:46 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 19th September 2014 at 11:23.

Disney rocks Scandinavians’ boat

Vikings
The American entertainment giant creates waves with Viking descendants.

Published on 18th September, 2014 at 09:15 under news
by Manisha Choudhari.Last Updated on 18th September 2014 at 09:39.

 

A dose of bare Norwegian nature

Mot Naturen
ARTICLE AND VIDEO: A partially naked man with a rucksack running for insight in the Norwegian mountains is trotting around some of the globe’s cinemas.

Published on 17th September, 2014 at 12:36 under entertainment
by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 17th September 2014 at 13:44.

London’s Almeida brings Ibsen's Ghosts to Oslo

Kino Victoria Film & Spiseri
A public cinema screening of Henrik Ibsen’s play Ghosts performed by the Almeida Theatre is planned, Saturday.

Published on 17th September, 2014 at 06:35 under entertainment
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.Last Updated on 17th September 2014 at 08:53.

 

Global terror threats in focus in Oslo

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting a conference examining worldwide risks.

Published on 16th September, 2014 at 15:37 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Literature, hydrocarbons, resistance meet in Stavanger

Stavanger Culture House
This year’s International Festival of Literature and Freedom of Speech (Kapittel) will be focusing on oil.

Published on 16th September, 2014 at 06:38 under entertainment
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.

 

Apple launches e-payments, Norway sluggish

90kph Norwegian road sign
UPDATED: CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the company will launch a payment system via mobile. Norway iPhone users will have to wait.

Published on 15th September, 2014 at 12:31 under news
by Manisha Choudhari and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 15th September 2014 at 20:22.

Net troll: A Norwegian crossover neologism

Do not feed the trolls
It seemed bound to happen. A Norwegian word apparently migrated into English and now has bounced back as a Norwegian neologism.

Published on 15th September, 2014 at 09:43 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.

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Arabic studies student numbers increase

600 applications for this discipline at Norway’s University of Oslo have been received in the last five years.

Snow returns to northern Norway

Snowfall created traffic problems in the north and surprised inhabitants in Troms and Finnmark Counties, Monday.

Norway’s Solskjær likely finished as Cardiff manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjær´s tenure as manager of Cardiff City is allegedly coming to an end, British tabloid The Sun reports.

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