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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.

Swiss Jungfrau mountains

Nordics trail Swiss on happiness

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.

Sad dog

Divorces, breakups problematic for dogs

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.

'Odin's Promise' book cover

A WWII children’s book

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 Norway and her small area of Ytre Arna in Bergen.

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

The Tram Experience

More than Brussels from Brussels

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.

Lerøy representative meets the Minister

Norway-EU fish deal flounders

Negotiations are not succeeding as planned, despite governmental efforts to ensure that the Norwegian seafood industry gets good terms and market access conditions.

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 10th April 2015 at 01:32.

 

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.

Oil slump brakes Norway business confidence

Concept of job cuts
Western Norway optimism lowest as recruitment falls and events are cancelled.

Published on 7th April, 2015 at 13:17 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 7th April 2015 at 13:35.

 

An Unsatisfying end to a trilogy

'The Ravens' book cover
BOOK REVIEW: The Ravens is the third and final book of Vidar Sundstøl’s fictional Minnesota Trilogy. The English translation will hit bookstores on April…

Published on 7th April, 2015 at 07:13 under entertainment
by Christine Foster Meloni.

The paschal season in Norway

Easter eggs
Påske is the name for Easter in Norwegian. It is derived from the Hebrew word Pesach – Passover in English.

Published on 5th April, 2015 at 18:53 under columns
by Sarah Bostock.

 

Looking after Norwegian citizens

Who has post-disaster duty of care for Norwegians?
Norwegians frequently travel to other countries. What services are offered by the Norwegian government in times of trouble?

Published on 2nd April, 2015 at 16:55 under columns
by Ilan Kelman and Nina Græger and Halvard Leira.

Take five: Norwegian Easter thrillers

Crime scene
Easter is fast approaching. Folks in Norway are undoubtedly busy choosing which thrillers they will be reading over the Easter weekend. Let me offer some…

Published on 1st April, 2015 at 08:58 under entertainment
by Christine Foster Meloni.

 

Norway residence permit limits longer

Norwegian border
The Rightist coalition wants to extend the qualification period by two years.

Published on 31st March, 2015 at 10:25 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 31st March 2015 at 10:36.

The Princess and the President

The royal couple with Crown Princess Märtha (R)
There was once a woman in a U.S. president’s life. But not just any woman: a Norwegian princess.

Published on 30th March, 2015 at 11:17 under columns
by Scott Larsen.

 

Sassy chocolates from Norway

A gift tool
Manufacturers Freia and Nidar are big in the massed-produced market, but those wishing for a difference might consider places like Drøbak, Drammen, Lofoten,…

Published on 29th March, 2015 at 11:52 under columns
by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 29th March 2015 at 12:28.

Norway oil sector fuels jobless figures

Desk
500 lost their jobs in March, seasonally adjusted NAV figures show.

Published on 27th March, 2015 at 11:33 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

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