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14:27:26 — Wednesday, 4th March, 2015

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French authorities hunt Paris Jewish restaurant bombers

Jo Goldenberg restaurant, Paris

One of the suspects believed to be behind the 1982 terrorist attack is thought to be residing in Norway, French media report.

Published on 4th March, 2015 at 14:01 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 4th March 2015 at 14:27.

Leif Sverdrup (1898-1976)

A Norwegian who helped bring Missouri’s black community together

Leif Sverdrup was born in western Norway’s Sogn og Fjordane County in 1898. He moved to Minnesota with his family when he was 17 years old.

Published on 4th March, 2015 at 12:00 under columns by David Moe.

A view at Preikestolen

Google features Pulpit Rock

The US giant’s Street View brings pictures along Preikestolen’s edge to an armchair near you.

Published on 3rd March, 2015 at 14:49 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 3rd March 2015 at 15:07.

A muskox family

Things to do in and around Dovre

You’ll love exploring the unique Dovrefjell region if you’re a wildlife enthusiast, whether you’re on foot, on skis, or paddling along in a canoe.

Published on 3rd March, 2015 at 10:45 under entertainment by Molly Jones.

A Norwegian Air Shuttle plane

Norwegian and unions up strike ante

Some 700 pilots will be on industrial action this week if no agreement is reached. The airline gets tougher on sickness rules.

Published on 2nd March, 2015 at 13:42 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 2nd March 2015 at 15:07.

A picture of Norwegian nature

Stereotypes about Norway are rampant

An American colleague recently blithely described Norway as 'an environmentally-friendly country with strong regulations'.

Published on 28th February, 2015 at 12:51 under columns by Ilan Kelman.

 

Norwegian ski heritage and the “rat trap” binding

Cross country binding from the 1980s
Rottefella bindings still dominate the world of skiing nearly 100 years after their invention.

Published on 27th February, 2015 at 07:16 under columns
by Rasmus Falck.

Council of Europe censures Norway on racism

The Council of Europe
Scandinavian country fails to combat internet-based racism or help migrants sufficiently, COE body says.

Published on 24th February, 2015 at 21:21 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 24th February 2015 at 21:42.

 

Norwegian monarch to Washington

HRH King Harald of Norway in 2010
HM King Harald V will be speaking at PLU’s graduation and receiving an honorary degree later this year.

Published on 24th February, 2015 at 06:49 under news
by Pacific Lutheran University.

Norwegian royals make maiden Australia visit

TRH King Harald V and Queen Sonja
The Norwegian King and Queen have ventured to the land down under for their first official visit to the country.

Published on 23rd February, 2015 at 12:21 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.Last Updated on 23rd February 2015 at 14:59.

 

Making mincemeat of other cooking tools

The HackIt
HackIt is the only kitchen tool just for ground meat.

Published on 22nd February, 2015 at 08:38 under news
by Rasmus Falck.

Norway glaciers next exotic export

Svartisen Glacier, northern Norway
Diners and drinkers around the world are set to have their drinks chilled by a product dating back some one thousand years.

Published on 20th February, 2015 at 14:48 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 20th February 2015 at 15:19.

 

“We’re proud of the Muslims,” Humanists say

The Synagogue in Oslo
Muslim youths’ decision to form a ring of peace around the synagogue in Oslo at the weekend is praised.

Published on 19th February, 2015 at 06:36 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Martin Ødegaard’s Real Madrid debut

Martin Ødegaard
“It’s a dream come true,” says the young midfielder, the first Norwegian to sign with the elite Spanish club.

Published on 18th February, 2015 at 07:09 under news
by Molly Jones.

 

Major anti-racism turnout in Stavanger

Anti-racism protestors in Stavanger
STAVANGER (ARTICLE WITH VIDEO): Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the centre of the western Norway city to shout slogans at the extreme Right group Pegida.

Published on 17th February, 2015 at 06:54 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 17th February 2015 at 14:14.

Freedom of speech versus freedom of violence

EDITORIAL: Events in Paris and Copenhagen remind us how dangerously lily-livered and vague Norwegian politicians are.

Published on 16th February, 2015 at 16:00 under columns
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 16th February 2015 at 16:14.

 

Better battery for a cleaner future possible

Alevo's battery technology
Reducing waste and revolutionizing the energy storage industry could happen due to a Norwegian entrepreneur’s battery technology.

Published on 16th February, 2015 at 07:31 under news
by Rasmus Falck.

Nordic skills: How to cope with a long winter +

Nordic skating
Nordic skating, also known as Swedish skating (långfärdsskridsko), is a recreational type of skating on natural ice that is becoming increasingly popular.

Published on 15th February, 2015 at 09:26 under entertainment
by Tove Andersson.

 

Russia airspace ban difficult to comprehend, says Norwegian

A Norwegian Dreamliner
Low-priced carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle decries the alleged bad deal over the carrier’s Norway-Thailand route. Government officials are cautious in their…

Published on 13th February, 2015 at 22:22 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Harriet Backer: a gifted, determined artist

'Chez Moi' (1887)
Harriet Backer (January 21, 1845—March 25, 1932) was a Norwegian painter who achieved recognition in her own time and was a pioneer among female artists both…

Published on 13th February, 2015 at 07:24 under entertainment
by Jill Beaty.Last Updated on 13th February 2015 at 09:43.

 

Fifty Shades of Grey slaughtered

Norwegian papers slate the new film among changes in Norwegians’ sex lives.

Published on 12th February, 2015 at 14:57 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Oslo Airport US pre-clearance newcomer

Departure Hall, Oslo Airport
Gardermoen may join Ireland’s Dublin and Shannon in the effort to shrink border queues in America.

Published on 11th February, 2015 at 20:45 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Norway monarch in Antarctica

Troll research station, Antarctica
12th February 2015 will mark the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Norwegian research station Troll in Queen Maud Land.

Published on 11th February, 2015 at 14:00 under news
by Manisha Choudhari.Last Updated on 11th February 2015 at 14:21.

Norwegian MP leads OSCE mission

Geir Jørgen Bekkevold MP (KrF)
The parliamentarian will serve as Head of the Parliamentary Assembly Delegation for the upcoming elections in Tajikistan, the Organisation for Security and…

Published on 10th February, 2015 at 12:49 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Convicted Gary Glitter shushes Norwegian author’s daughter over schoolgirl visits

Gary Glitter in 1974
VIDEO: Footage has emerged showing the ex-star shushing Roald Dahl’s daughter as she tells the audience schoolgirls would skip school to visit him.

Published on 9th February, 2015 at 13:27 under news
by Sarah Bostock.

Sodd: A comforting, nourishing soup

Sodd soup
This lamb broth is a Norwegian comfort food.

Published on 9th February, 2015 at 07:35 under entertainment
by Lynn Moen.

 

A challenging and major sustainability year +

United Nations Headquarters in New York
2015 is a big year for sustainability. Three international processes are defining the future decades for humanity and the planet.

Published on 7th February, 2015 at 00:38 under columns
by Ilan Kelman.

Hurricane forecast for Norway

Extreme weather system Ole
Meteorologists predict Force 12 conditions in Troms County and northwards, Saturday.

Published on 6th February, 2015 at 22:54 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 7th February 2015 at 00:27.

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A rising influx of migrant workers poses new problems for municipalities, a report shows.

Norway Muslims show solidarity with Jews
Oslo Synagogue

A group of Muslims youths will form a ring of peace around the Oslo synagogue to strongly distance themselves from anti-Semitism, Saturday.

Threatening Swede prompted stab proof vest order

A routine check on a Swedish lorry and trailer leads to all of Norway’s Public Road Administration inspectors having to wear the item.

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