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Hordaland hotel best in Norway

The Solstrand Hotel & Bad

Travel site TripAdvisor rates seven western region hotels highly. Three are in the Top-10.

Published on 27th January, 2015 at 18:24 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 27th January 2015 at 18:55.

'Melancholy' by Edvard Munch

Nordic mythology on display in Oslo

Finnish and Norwegian artists’ works are on show in the Norwegian capital in a meeting between international symbolism and heritage.

Published on 26th January, 2015 at 14:18 under entertainment by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 27th January 2015 at 09:24.

A row of Teslas

Norway EV sales reach 15%

MOTORING NEWS: Norwegians’ interest for renewable energy-powered cars continues.

Published on 25th January, 2015 at 14:24 under news by Sarah Bostock.

The "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate

Norway Royals remember Auschwitz

HRH Crown Prince Haakon will travel to Poland to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit will attend a commemorative ceremony in Oslo.

Published on 23rd January, 2015 at 14:49 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 23rd January 2015 at 15:35.

Lysefjord seen from Lysebotn

Cruising with Norled

Norway’s ferries and express boats remain the best way to explore Norway’s coast.

Published on 23rd January, 2015 at 07:24 under entertainment by Rasmus Falck.

Lord Leon Brittan (1939-2015

Former EC Vice President Lord Leon Brittan passes

The ex-MP and British Home Secretary under Margaret Thatcher died aged 75 last night at his home in London following a long battle with cancer.

Published on 22nd January, 2015 at 20:21 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 23rd January 2015 at 12:56.

 

Norway PM woos EU on Directives

L-R: Erna Solberg, Martin Schulz
The Norwegian head of state says togetherness is increasingly important in these oil price challenges times.

Published on 22nd January, 2015 at 11:02 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Spaniards urge Norway veto

Protestors in Madrid
VALENCIA/STAVANGER (Updated): 33 MEPs send Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg a letter supporting over 12,000 Spanish sailors as anti-government…

Published on 22nd January, 2015 at 06:40 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 22nd January 2015 at 15:33.

 

Norway Greens: Statoil shouldn’t make the same mistakes +

New Identity, Statoil
As Statoil’s Board searches for Helge Lund’s successor, environmentalists greet company executives’ comments about its climate policy with caution and…

Published on 20th January, 2015 at 20:49 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 20th January 2015 at 21:15.

How to tag a Norwegian

Slope County, North Dakota
While many signs of Norwegian heritage may be on the decline, our surnames remain.

Published on 20th January, 2015 at 09:42 under columns
by Nancy L. Coleman and Olav Veka.Last Updated on 20th January 2015 at 11:36.

 

Norway’s Nesbø clocks another good year

Jo Nesbø
2014 saw continued major sales figures for the Norwegian best-selling author.

Published on 19th January, 2015 at 11:25 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 19th January 2015 at 11:43.

Learning Norwegian, learning language

Globe of language
Does one ever become too old to learn a foreign language?

Published on 19th January, 2015 at 06:34 under columns
by Heidi Håvan Grosch.Last Updated on 19th January 2015 at 06:49.

 

Government proposes farmhouse alcohol sales

17th-century log farmhouse
Progress’ (FrP) Agriculture Minister Sylvi Listhaug plans to make it easier for small manufactures to direct sell their products.

Published on 18th January, 2015 at 10:00 under news
by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson.

Robbie Burns supper in Stavanger

Robert Burns (1759-1796)
People are scheduled to gather in the western Norway city to celebrate the famous figure’s birthday, Saturday.

Published on 17th January, 2015 at 20:48 under entertainment
by Manisha Choudhari.Last Updated on 18th January 2015 at 12:09.

 

Iceland impish with EU regulations +

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland
EXTENDED ARTICLE: The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has handled 21 incidents involving the island country and the EEA Agreement in the past two years.…

Published on 16th January, 2015 at 20:05 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 16th January 2015 at 21:05.

Mobile news: touchless touchscreens from Norway-US company

Elliptic Labs Multi-Layer Interaction
Elliptic Labs’ ultrasound technology allows users to control touchscreens without touch.

Published on 16th January, 2015 at 06:46 under news
by Rasmus Falck.

 

Gales for western Norway

Forecasters say inhabitants are in for strong winds the next couple of days.

Published on 15th January, 2015 at 20:59 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Porn popularity high in Norway

Hypertext Transfer Protocol
While Swedes favour watching porn on Saturdays in November.

Published on 15th January, 2015 at 13:55 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 15th January 2015 at 18:33.

 

Swiss pull out of ex Nordics charter tours

Hotel Iberostar Gran El Mirador Tenerife
Kuoni’s restructuring also means the group has decided to sell Norway’s third-largest package holiday company, Apollo, after 14 years’ ownership.

Published on 14th January, 2015 at 14:30 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 14th January 2015 at 18:04.

Norway’s Jacobsen triumphs in New Year’s Jump

Anders Jacobsen
Ski jumper Anders Jacobsen makes a comeback, but Austria continues to dominate the Four Hills Tournament.

Published on 14th January, 2015 at 06:53 under columns
by Molly Jones.Last Updated on 14th January 2015 at 07:14.

 

Parliamentary watchdog committee opts for child asylum hearing

Progress' Justice Minister Anundsen
Justice Minister Anders Anundsen will have to account for 2014's round of deportations.

Published on 13th January, 2015 at 21:28 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Norwegian-Americans and emigration

Norwegian emigrant ship, Restauration
Minnesota is the unofficial Norwegian capital of the United States, with more Norwegians living in Minnesota than any other state, according to CBS.

Published on 13th January, 2015 at 11:30 under columns
by Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 13th January 2015 at 11:51.

 

News headlines service

Printing press
The Foreigner is publishing a selection of the day’s headlines on weekday mornings.

Published on 13th January, 2015 at 08:11 under new-in-town
by Michael Sandelson.

Norway mobile network requires update - telecoms authority +

Mobile base station (BTS)
Implementing total anti-eavesdropping measures is currently impossible, but partially hindering certain types of spying is not a run race. The Oslo IMSI…

Published on 12th January, 2015 at 20:05 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Labour migration to Norway high, improvements possible - report

Working week
Norway has become a major labour migration country in the OECD but more could be done, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation.

Published on 12th January, 2015 at 14:15 under news
by Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 12th January 2015 at 14:30.

Norway extreme weather over

Nina extreme weather system
(With video): Storm forces that brought 100 mph-plus gusts of wind in places are abating, meteorologists say. Sea transport is still affected.

Published on 11th January, 2015 at 09:06 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 13th January 2015 at 09:52.

 

Murder is a family affair

'The Cold Song' book cover
BOOK REVIEW: This fifth novel by Linn Ullmann received many accolades around the world, including a place on the New York Times Book Review’s 100 Notable…

Published on 11th January, 2015 at 07:45 under entertainment
by Thor A. Larsen.

Police increase storm readiness

Stavanger's Vågen
UPDATE 4 (with video): Western Norway officers are still dealing with a force 10 storm on the Beaufort scale.

Published on 9th January, 2015 at 18:08 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 13th January 2015 at 09:45.

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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.

Oslo medical relief available
A Stethoscope

Patients in the Scandinavian capital can now look forward to improved care thanks to blanket email marketing.

Six win Norway architecture prize
Trollstigen

Culture Minister Thorhild Widvey and National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL) President Kim Skaara distributed the award, Tuesday.

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