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Reggae music meets Nord-Trøndelag

When you think of Norwegian music, I would guess Edvard Grieg comes to mind before Lius Machado, but as Bob Dylan once sang, “the times they are a changin’,” and now the music of the world is playing a Norwegian song.

Published on 31st October, 2014 at 07:06 under columns by Heidi Håvan Grosch.

A pumpkin

Halloween a type of terrorism, says Norwegian

STAVANGER: That ghoulish time of year is here again. Norwegians have a love-hate relationship with the festival.

Published on 30th October, 2014 at 18:20 under news by Michael Sandelson.

Some pumpkins (in Toronto)

Pumpkin spice invasion begins at home

DIY recipes to turn America’s favorite decorative gourds into actual food and drink.

Published on 30th October, 2014 at 09:17 under entertainment by Emily C. Skaftun.Last Updated on 30th October 2014 at 18:23.

At the bottom of the Erdal Mountain

Severe flooding hits western Norway

VIDEO: *Houses, sheds washed away by Opoelva in Odda, Hordaland County. *Hundreds evacuated from their homes in the region. *Floods and slides close over 20 roads. *Worst flooding since 1892.

Published on 29th October, 2014 at 12:38 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 29th October 2014 at 16:23.

Skeleton of a butterfly fish showing the vertebral column

Fishbones sucks the marrow from wells

This alternative to fracking is attracting notice.

Published on 29th October, 2014 at 06:47 under news by Rasmus Falck.Last Updated on 29th October 2014 at 07:04.

Martin Ødegaard

Norway’s Martin Ødegaard breaks record at 15

Norwegian becomes the youngest athlete to play in European Championship qualifier.

Published on 28th October, 2014 at 20:26 under news by Molly Jones.

 

Scrap hour change in Norway - MP

DeLorean's DMC-12
The Scandinavian country should just have one time all the year round. This would be an important benefit, an MP argues.

Published on 28th October, 2014 at 06:52 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 28th October 2014 at 07:21.

Budget gnaws voter opinion

Lion sculpture outside parliament
Norway’s Rightist bi-partite coalition government is less popular after presenting its 2015 draft national budget. Leftists pip Conservatives and Progress to…

Published on 27th October, 2014 at 11:09 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Thinking of Norway's islands

The gorgeous island of Smøla near Trondheim
The islanders of Sweden and Denmark are proud. From Bornholm to Fanø, from Gotland to Ven, each island has a rich history and culture separating it from the…

Published on 27th October, 2014 at 07:11 under columns
by Ilan Kelman.

New dictionaries for Norway

Norwegian Parliament
The linguistic news of the year in Norway is that compiling one for each of the country’s two forms of Norwegian, Bokmål and one for Nynorsk, is well…

Published on 26th October, 2014 at 07:19 under news
by M. Michael Brady.Last Updated on 26th October 2014 at 07:41.

 

Norwegian monarch commemorates WWII liberation

Soviet soldier and Norwegian boy
Norway’s HRH King Harald V and dignitaries gather in Northern Norway’s Finnmark to remember the Red Army driving back Nazi Germany’s troops 70 years ago.

Published on 24th October, 2014 at 23:05 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 25th October 2014 at 00:34.

The war years on Fosnøy, part two

At the outbreak of the war, my father was first mate on a coastal freighter named “Kilstraum,” captained by Alf Utkilen.

Published on 24th October, 2014 at 06:46 under columns
by Jon Lind.

 

Mikhail Fridman not an NCS player, says Norway Oil Minister

Petroleum and Energy Minister Tord Lien
Tord Lien made his statement following news that the Russian oligarch might gain access to hydrocarbon operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

Published on 24th October, 2014 at 01:04 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 24th October 2014 at 09:57.

Middle Ages tagging found in Oslo

Rune carvings on site
With three letters, the message from the past is short and may not pass today’s moderators.

Published on 23rd October, 2014 at 15:30 under news
by Tove Andersson.

 

Sweden beats Norway on travel list

Northern Lights, Lapland, Sweden
The United Nations has declared 2015 as the Year of Light. Norway’s Scandinavian neighbour comes more highly recommended as a place to visit.

Published on 22nd October, 2014 at 21:41 under entertainment
by Manisha Choudhari.Last Updated on 22nd October 2014 at 22:10.

Russia’s Fridman enters Norwegian Continental Shelf

As sanctions against Russia continue, Norway’s Petroleum and Energy Ministry granted the Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman permission for hydrocarbon…

Published on 22nd October, 2014 at 12:08 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 24th October 2014 at 01:05.

 

Norway’s Pinell reinvents the radio

One of Pinell's Explorer models
They may seem obsolete, but the two brothers behind Pinell think the radio is becoming more important in our lives—and that theirs can satisfy the most…

Published on 22nd October, 2014 at 07:13 under news
by Rasmus Falck.

Defence Minister issues conscription about turn order

Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide
The Norwegian military is told to cease and desist from excluding Norwegian citizens with certain foreign backgrounds.

Published on 21st October, 2014 at 21:48 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 22nd October 2014 at 08:56.

 

Norway immigrants face higher unemployment

A growing unemployment rate among immigrants in Norway comes at a time of falling oil prices and European economic decline.

Published on 21st October, 2014 at 16:02 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.

Is it a moose or an elk?

Moose crossing sign, Norway
In Australia a diaper is called a nappie and a napkin a serviette. The German word for cat (katze) sounds like kot (Poland) and kita (Iraq) but nothing like…

Published on 21st October, 2014 at 06:53 under columns
by Heidi Håvan Grosch.Last Updated on 21st October 2014 at 11:45.

 

Norway sheep radioactivity levels increase

Chernobyl reactor 4
69 sheep farmers in Oppland County’s Gudbrandsdalen have to delay sending their animals to slaughter due to excessive radioactivity this year. The…

Published on 20th October, 2014 at 21:11 under news
by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 21st October 2014 at 11:51.

Oslo celebrates world music

Hugh Masekela
Over 300 foreign music artists appear at the annual festival in Norway’s capital this and next month.

Published on 20th October, 2014 at 07:25 under entertainment
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

 

Sami entrepreneurs

Reindeer herding
Tending herds of reindeer is a way of life for the Sami, as well as a source of income.

Published on 19th October, 2014 at 11:22 under columns
by Rasmus Falck.

Norwegian Space Centre: A small agency with a giant reach

Earth
FEATURE: The third of the three “laws” of prediction formulated by British science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) holds that “Any…

Published on 18th October, 2014 at 08:15 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.Last Updated on 18th October 2014 at 08:34.

 

Norway military foreigner-selective

A Norwegian army soldier
Some 1,000 Norwegian citizens with foreign origins have been turned down for compulsory first-time military service, reports say.

Published on 17th October, 2014 at 22:37 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 21st October 2014 at 21:50.

Norway anti-child marriage campaign continues

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg
Friday 10th October’s Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi recognized the rights of the child.

Published on 17th October, 2014 at 16:42 under news
by Linn Schjerven.Last Updated on 17th October 2014 at 17:12.

 

New Norway tax lists see decrease

Thousand-kroner notes
The 2013 income year tax lists were released overnight, but with a new twist. Unlike previous years, the person you look up on the tax lists will now be…

Published on 17th October, 2014 at 13:52 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.Last Updated on 17th October 2014 at 15:05.

SAS, airports introduce Ebola measures

Landing lights
The Scandinavian carrier has established a plan in the event of any of their passengers becoming infected with the virus.

Published on 17th October, 2014 at 07:40 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 17th October 2014 at 09:36.

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Norway’s NRK screens entire ‘Lilyhammer’ season three
Frank Tagliano (Steven Van Zandt)

The series is set to premiere on NRK1, Wednesday.

Norway seal hunts to cease
Harp seal

The Norwegian government has decided to bring an end to seal hunting in Norway. NOAH and other animal rights groups welcome the move.

School textbooks' ethnic groups coverage uneven

Researchers discovered this about so-termed national minorities when documenting the way different groups are being represented in these publications at Lower and Upper Secondary levels.

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