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Autonomous transport sector research reduces human intervention, costs

Lexus 2054

Technological advancements may mean vehicles and airports of the future might very well be automated.

Published on 4th May, 2015 at 19:14 under news by Michael Sandelson.

Nordlandsbanen in Bodø

A train ride deep into the Arctic Circle

What had brought me to take this trip, anyway?

Published on 4th May, 2015 at 11:01 under entertainment by Mary Lokken.Last Updated on 4th May 2015 at 17:49.

Quito

Avoiding disaster

The horrible images yet again flash across our screens: Rubble, screams, and the injured being treated in the streets. Another major disaster.

Published on 2nd May, 2015 at 08:12 under columns by Ilan Kelman.

Sinking of the SMS Blücher

A commemoration of WWII’s beginning at Oscarsborg

It was here that it happened, when the Norwegian people experienced the beginning of the Second World War.

Published on 30th April, 2015 at 19:17 under columns by Bjørn Olsen.Last Updated on 30th April 2015 at 19:40.

The vessel and its technology

Norwegian company aims to end water scarcity

Every drop can be used at least twice with this water treatment barge, the firm says.

Published on 30th April, 2015 at 09:53 under news by Rasmus Falck.

Italian Navy vessel Virginion Fasan

Across the perilous Mediterranean in hope of the Nordics

MILAN: At least 800 people died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast during the night of 19th April. Young Somali Said was one of the just 28 who survived.

Published on 29th April, 2015 at 14:26 under columns by Gabriele Catania and Valentina Saini.Last Updated on 29th April 2015 at 14:42.

 

Oppdrag Nansen: Young Norwegians head to North Pole

Sunrise in North Pole
Four kids had the experience of a lifetime: to travel in the Arctic and become the youngest Norwegians to ever reach the North Pole as part of NRK Super’s…

Published on 29th April, 2015 at 07:20 under columns
by Molly Jones.

Progress’ forgetful immigration stooge

Mazyar Keshvari
EDITORIAL: Ex-asylum seeker Mazyar Keshvari is a classic example of somebody who is unware of which side their bread is buttered on.

Published on 28th April, 2015 at 17:30 under columns
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 30th April 2015 at 11:25.

 

Oslo sees largest ever emergency exercise

Oslo skyline
The Norwegian capital’s inhabitants will notice several major events in the Norwegian capital, Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Published on 27th April, 2015 at 22:46 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 28th April 2015 at 06:40.

Arctic oil exploration protest draws hundreds

Arctic icebergs
Over 200 people voice their opposition to the government’s planned 23rd licensing round, arguing that it breaches parts of the Norwegian Constitution.

Published on 27th April, 2015 at 14:23 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 27th April 2015 at 14:34.

 

Nordics trail Swiss on happiness

Swiss Jungfrau mountains
Switzerland tops the third annual World Happiness Index and second-place Iceland beats their four Nordic comrades.

Published on 25th April, 2015 at 18:27 under news
by Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 26th April 2015 at 00:25.

Divorces, breakups problematic for dogs

Sad dog
Gaining custody of the household pet can be a difficult and sensitive subject as the relationship breaks down and it is time to call the lawyers.

Published on 24th April, 2015 at 14:22 under news
by Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 24th April 2015 at 21:00.

 

A WWII children’s book

'Odin's Promise' book cover
BOOK REVIEW: Eleven year old Mari, with her trusted Norwegian elkhound companion, Odin, takes us on a powerful journey into the land she loves, her beloved…

Published on 24th April, 2015 at 07:28 under entertainment
by Rosalie Grosch.

More than Brussels from Brussels

The Tram Experience
Visitors to the Belgian capital can sample culinary creations from western Norway and two Michelin-starred chefs.

Published on 23rd April, 2015 at 13:23 under entertainment
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Norway-EU fish deal flounders

Lerøy representative meets the Minister
Negotiations are not succeeding as planned, despite governmental efforts to ensure that the Norwegian seafood industry gets good terms and market access…

Published on 23rd April, 2015 at 06:36 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 23rd April 2015 at 07:15.

Norwegian expands routes as troubles continue

A Norwegian Dreamliner
The low-cost carrier announces new services from Scandinavia and the UK for winter 2015. Not all is plain sailing for the airline this year, however.

Published on 22nd April, 2015 at 15:35 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 23rd April 2015 at 11:43.

 

Lerøy and their Export Award win

The world’s largest sushi mosaic
The Norwegian company is ably navigating the sometimes fishy world of seafood exports.

Published on 22nd April, 2015 at 07:26 under columns
by Rasmus Falck.

ESA gives Norway EV incentives the nod

Tesla Model S charge port
As pollution in Norway’s cities is deemed too high, the EFTA Surveillance Authority says current EV concessions can remain in place until 2017.

Published on 21st April, 2015 at 14:06 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Norwegian-American scores historic goal

Mix Diskerud
Midfielder Mix Diskerud scores for soccer team NYCFC in the US.

Published on 21st April, 2015 at 12:22 under news
by Molly Jones.

Oil price excessive for Saudi Arabia, says analyst

An open plan office
LONDON/STAVANGER: The Kingdom is leading an OPEC oil boom, aiming to attain a lower oil price. This comes amongst signs of slowing US shale growth.

Published on 16th April, 2015 at 15:35 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 17th April 2015 at 00:10.

 

Seattle’s skål-worthy akevitt

A selection of akevitt
Old Ballard Liquor Co. is bringing Scandinavian drinking culture back one bottle of akevitt at a time, with a modern twist on an age-old drink.

Published on 16th April, 2015 at 08:50 under columns
by Molly Jones.

Oslo, Stockholm trail Copenhagen

A SAS Boeing 737-700
The Danish capital’s airport is voted the best in Scandinavia. Gardermoen and Arlanda aim to change that.

Published on 14th April, 2015 at 18:45 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 14th April 2015 at 20:37.

 

Pewits may put spanner in IKEA’s works

Northern Lapwing
Conservationists argue building a planned new warehouse further threatens the species.

Published on 13th April, 2015 at 20:27 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Statoil cost cuts deepen

New Identity, Statoil
Expenses are to be reduced by a further 20 per cent, the Norwegian energy giant says.

Published on 13th April, 2015 at 13:10 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 13th April 2015 at 13:20.

 

Norway’s Kristoff escapes sanctions

Alexander Kristoff (2009)
Race organisers will not be taking action against and of the Paris-Roubaix riders following their race against a TGV, Sunday.

Published on 13th April, 2015 at 07:20 under news
by Sarah Bostock.

Nordics-Russia tit for tat escalates

Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide
Officials from the five countries sign a joint declaration amongst Russia increasing her military capability, investments, espionage, and exercises.

Published on 10th April, 2015 at 14:27 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.

 

WWII Norway: The Elverum Authorisation and C.J. Hambro

SMS Blücher sinking in Drøbak Sound
EXTENDED FEATURE: President of the Norwegian Parliament Carl Joachim Hambro was instrumental in getting the government out of Norway so they could continue…

Published on 10th April, 2015 at 01:06 under columns
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 30th April 2015 at 19:22.

WWII battles and Norway’s brave fighters

Security fence at Sola Airport
STAVANGER/SOLA: 9th April 2015 marks 75 years since Nazi Germany invaded Norway. Historians and army personnel talk of what happened in the west.

Published on 9th April, 2015 at 00:53 under columns
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 10th April 2015 at 01:44.

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