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22:41:58 — Thursday, 26th November, 2015



‘Goldfinger’ hubcaps land foreign lorry driver in trouble

Spiked wheel bolts fitted to the lorry

Norwegian Public Road Administration officials displeased at the spectre.

Published under news by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

The reflectors

Norwegians’ reflector use low

And A-ha’s Magne Furuholmen will help them to be visible and light up dark winter roads.

Published under news by Tove Andersson.

Norway ratifies 1930 ILO Forced Labour Convention

GENEVA: Norway ratified the 2014 Protocol to the International Labour Organisation’s Forced Labour Convention, Friday, being the second country to do so.

Published under news by Marit Fosse.

Italy-led anti-terror operation the most important one in 20 years

MERANO, ITALY: Carabinieri (local paramilitary police) arrested four people residing in Italy’s peaceful southern Tyrol alpine town, Thursday. Three others were arrested in the nearby city of Bolzano.

Published under news by Gabriele Catania and Michael Sandelson.

Norwegian border

Syria, Iraq top asylum applications, officials “naive”

2015 has seen a general upward trend and figures for the last two months spike. Officials’ anti-asylum seeker move attracts censure.

Published under news by Michael Sandelson.

Norwegian flag over Bergen

Norway the most prosperous country in the world

The Nordic country lays claim to the title for the seventh year running.

Published under news by Sarah Bostock.


Arctic petroleum and Corporate Social Responsibility interpretations

Julia S.P. Loe doing field research
Arctic oil and gas is contentious. How do Arctic communities and petroleum companies interact?

Published under columns
by Ilan Kelman.

Statoil results fall as oil price stays low

The Norwegian energy giant delivered a Q3 2015 adjusted pre-tax operating result of NOK 16.7bn.

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson.


Photo of the week: Outside kindergarten

Parking in Norway
As our readers know, The Foreigner also publishes updates on our social media page accounts. We will be picking readers’ most popular photo from one of these…

Published under entertainment
by Michael Sandelson.

Swedish oil company becomes Norwegian

Det norske buys Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB for USD 75M.

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson.


Budget 2016: Norway’s 2.5 per cent government

A percentage sign
This year’s draft national budget proposal contains new tax bands and allowances. Some 9 out of 10 taxpayers might be winners, but many levies are raised.

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson.

2016 Budget: Income tax gets shake-up

Leather travel case
The Rightist bipartite coalition’s draft national budget proposal sees the government giving with one hand, taking away with the other.

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson.


A greener Norwegian capital?

Is a greener Oslo on the horizon?
Green power has reached Oslo.

Published under columns
by Ilan Kelman.

Noteworthy Norway brewery and distillery tours

Vinmonopolet beer selection
You’re certain to learn something new about Norwegian drinking culture, microbreweries, or akevitt distilling—and all while having a good time!

Published under entertainment
by Molly Jones.


Nestlé KitKat patent bid rejected

A gavel
The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) dismisses the confectionary giant’s legal attempt. Norway Kvikk Lunsj’s manufacturers are pleased with the ruling.

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.

Norway-Russia nuclear accidents deal due

Both countries are to sign a bilateral agreement to notify one another of these, Tuesday.

Published under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.


8,000 Syria refugees insufficient, Norway Peace Council says

Norwegian border
A demonstration is planned in Oslo as increasing numbers of refugees from war-torn Syria seek asylum in Norway.

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.

Oslo-Stockholm train popularity speeds ahead

SJ's X 2000
The weeks-old route has seen a huge growth in passenger numbers in just a short space of time.

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson.


Arctic Circle film event rolls

Nordkapp around Midnight
Norway’s smallest cinematic festival kicks off this week, with 62 films available for viewers at the edge of the world.

Published under entertainment
by Tove Andersson.

There’s more to kroner than oil

Thousand-kroner notes
Oil is terrifyingly below $50 a barrel. Norwegian unemployment sits at a ten-year high. More than twelve kroner buys a Pound.

Published under columns
by Ilan Kelman.


DNB regrets anti-Semitic card

DNB's HQ in Bjørvika, Oslo
Norway’s banking major apologises for routines breach.

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Stavanger Cathedral organ renewed

Stavanger Cathedral from the East
The repaired Baroque Period-inspired instrument is to undergo reinauguration following a punch-up over pipes.

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson.


Natalia Strelchenko death: Suspect played with Stavanger, Trondheim Symphony Orchestras

The Norwegian citizen, understood to be the Late international concert pianist’s husband, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Mineral extraction, renewable energy threaten Nordic Sámi rights, UN says

Sami Parliament (illustration photo)
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuz expresses concern about their land rights situation in Norway,…

Published under news
by Marit Fosse and Michael Sandelson.


Schlumberger-Cameron purchase may spawn more Norway M&A

Some USD 3bn will get oil service company leaders thinking about following suit on the Mergers and Acquisitions front, an analyst thinks.

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Eni-Coast Authority Arctic oil spill deal greenwashing, environmentalists say

Italian energy company Eni and Norway’s Coastal Administration agree to share emergency response resources in Northern Norway. Greenpeace has no time for PR…

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson.


British Airways increases Norway routes

Sola airport apron
Stavanger gets two new services that franchise partner SUN-AIR is flying on behalf of the UK airline.

Published under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Norwegians eye Arctic exhibition park

Inside the Svalbard Museum
Svalbard could get its own ‘Jurassic Park’, showcasing fossils found in the archipelago.

Published under news
by Sarah Bostock.

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London’s most popular pub Norwegian-run
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Entertainment guide Time Out gave The Kenton the title of the “Best Pub in Hackney 2015”.

173 dams fail future climate target
Bergen flooding

39 per cent of Norway’s dams in the highest consequence class are potentially vulnerable to floods, a Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate survey shows.

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