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The North Sea rescued from the backwaters of history +

Book cover 'The Edge of the World'

BOOK REVIEW: The ancient Romans believed that civilization ended at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea, where it meets the Atlantic. If historian and novelist Michael Pye is right, the Romans were wrong.

Published on 23rd November, 2014 at 07:36 under entertainment by M. Michael Brady.

Norwegian-English dictionary

Language Council director calls for better Norwegian business lingo +

“English at work and Norwegian round the family dinner table. If we want to avoid such a future, we must act now to coin new terminology in Norwegian.”

Published on 22nd November, 2014 at 12:29 under columns by M. Michael Brady.

Telenor should sever VimpelCom involvement - analysts

Financial analysts say the best option for Telenor is to cut all ties with the troublesome company as the investigation deepens.

Published on 21st November, 2014 at 15:03 under news by Susanne Tunge Østhus.

Thorvald Stoltenberg

“It’s crucial we increase knowledge of Russia,” Stoltenberg senior says

Political relations between the Nordic Countries and Russia may be chilly at the moment, but that does not prevent intensive course cooperation across borders for improving Russian media people.

Published on 21st November, 2014 at 14:08 under news by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 21st November 2014 at 14:19.

Earth

Transport industry continues CO2 push

Several other transport companies announce their greenhouse gas emissions-busting moves.

Published on 21st November, 2014 at 12:07 under news by Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 21st November 2014 at 12:38.

Book cover

Norwegian crime writers

BOOK REVIEW: According to well-known critic Barry Forshaw, Thomas Enger is currently one of the four most interesting Norwegian crime writers. He belongs in the “Norse Quartet” along with Jo Nesbø, Karin Fossum, and Gunnar Staalesen.

Published on 21st November, 2014 at 07:06 under entertainment by Christine Foster Meloni.

 

The Norwegian Hymn Book—minute for minute

Picture of the app
Tune in to NRK’s (nrk.no) 60-hour live broadcast of the Norwegian Hymn Book minute for minute starting at 11:45 a.m. Norwegian time, November 28.

Published on 20th November, 2014 at 07:18 under entertainment
by Heidi Håvan Grosch.

Parliamentarians adopt wrong constitution

The Norwegian Parliament, Oslo
One four-year term can be a long time in politics. A recent parliamentary gaffe regarding Norway’s revised constitution has given Norwegian MPs long faces.

Published on 19th November, 2014 at 06:44 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Norwegian centenarian musician celebrated

Leif Solberg
Composer and organist Leif Solberg turned 100 today, with a special concert held in his honour.

Published on 18th November, 2014 at 21:36 under news
by Manisha Choudhari.Last Updated on 19th November 2014 at 15:31.

Norway’s Telenor involved in Uzbekistan corruption case

Telecommunications provider Vimpelcom paid the daughter of the country’s head of state for licences, reports say.

Published on 18th November, 2014 at 13:33 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.Last Updated on 21st November 2014 at 15:08.

 

New Norway-UK air route opens

One of Bergen Air Transport's aircraft
West Norway-based Bergen Air Transport commences services between Bergen Flesland and Sumburgh Airport on the Shetland Islands.

Published on 18th November, 2014 at 10:28 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 18th November 2014 at 11:00.

Internet for everyone

Telenor Fornebu (illustration photo)
Norway's Telenor Digital is one of the world’s major providers of mobile and internet services.

Published on 18th November, 2014 at 06:36 under news
by Rasmus Falck.

 

Syria video filmmakers “really happy with reaction”

The fake video posted to YouTube showing the boy rescuing the young girl has been watched over five million times. "It created a debate,” director says.

Published on 17th November, 2014 at 09:44 under news
by Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 17th November 2014 at 10:03.

North Sea divers display dignity, aplomb

Divers and families listening to speeches
STAVANGER: The Norwegian government’s unveiling of a plaque dedicated to the pioneer divers and surviving relatives was a sombre and dignified affair.

Published on 17th November, 2014 at 06:41 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 17th November 2014 at 10:10.

 

Exploring Dublin’s Viking history

"Samuel Beckett" bridge
The Irish city with Viking roots.

Published on 16th November, 2014 at 12:56 under entertainment
by Thor A. Larsen.Last Updated on 16th November 2014 at 13:16.

Rethinking handwriting demise

Handwriting is regarded to be one of the most significant products of the human mind. It triggered non-verbal communication between people and initiated the…

Published on 15th November, 2014 at 08:18 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.

 

Spanish Embassy meets Norway government over sailors' rights

Norwegian Ministry of Finance
Officials from both countries hold meetings in Oslo regarding tax and pensions.

Published on 14th November, 2014 at 14:52 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 14th November 2014 at 17:10.

Why I don’t hunt

Dead moose on a wall
OPINION: I find hunting abhorrent.

Published on 14th November, 2014 at 13:12 under columns
by Jan Trygve Utkilen.

 

‘Berserk’ captain loses appeal

Norway’s Jarle Andhøy ordered to pay 45,000 kroner or serve 50 days in jail for illegal Antarctica entry in 2012.

Published on 14th November, 2014 at 09:24 under news
by Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 14th November 2014 at 09:35.

Norway WWII book author reprehended

Nådeløse Nordmenn book cover
Over 1,000 Norwegians worked for the Gestapo under the Second World War in some capacity, a new controversial book reveals.

Published on 13th November, 2014 at 13:49 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus and Michael Sandelson.

 

Scandinavian airlines dump paraffin for cooking oil

Landing lights
SAS and Norwegian pilot greener fuel in Norway and Sweden to reduce CO2 emissions. Delays are expected.

Published on 13th November, 2014 at 10:28 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 13th November 2014 at 10:41.

Norway police expulsions hit one-month record

Immigration authorities’ deportations were at their highest-ever for September this year, their statistics show.

Published on 12th November, 2014 at 13:09 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

 

Book review: “Birkebeiner: A Story of Motherhood and War”

Book cover 'Birkebeiner'
Historical nonfiction books may be tedious at times, so an engrossing historical novel can play a significant role in introducing readers to important people…

Published on 12th November, 2014 at 07:01 under entertainment
by Christine Foster Meloni.

Norwegian artist displays in London

From Hammerfest
A large Peder Balke exhibition opens at the National Gallery, Wednesday, in his bicentennial year.

Published on 11th November, 2014 at 20:42 under news
by Manisha Choudhari.

 

A sense of closure regarding the oil divers

Diving at a Condeep platform
STAVANGER: Top-ranking Norwegian politicians unveil a plaque in commemoration of the North Sea divers. Norwegian Petroleum Museum director Finn E. Krogh talks…

Published on 11th November, 2014 at 09:02 under columns
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 17th November 2014 at 07:25.

NORSO and the Norwegian connection

Donovan reviews OGs
A look at some Norwegian-American heroes.

Published on 10th November, 2014 at 06:52 under columns
by Erik Brun.Last Updated on 10th November 2014 at 09:21.

 

Mysterious camera found in Trollheimen

Gråsjøen
Grouse hunters had stumbled over the unknown photographer’s camera while out on a trip in the midst of central Norway’s moors, mountains, and fjords.

Published on 9th November, 2014 at 12:36 under news
by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 9th November 2014 at 13:04.

Norwegian stave churches and medieval graffiti

Outside of the stave church of Heddal
The craftsmen restoring Norwegian medieval wooden stave churches in the mid-1950s discovered theretofore unknown graffiti on many of the church walls and posts.

Published on 8th November, 2014 at 08:22 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.

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Departure Hall, Oslo Airport

Business travellers from the Scandinavian country are more concerned about changing their minds than comfortable seats.

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Boeing 737 MAX 8

Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos considers staring flights between the western Norway oil capital and the American land of opportunity.

“Gypsy children robbed of childhood”

50 per cent of Norwegian gypsy children are under the care of Child Welfare Services, an author claims.

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