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Literature, hydrocarbons, resistance meet in Stavanger

Stavanger Culture House

This year’s International Festival of Literature and Freedom of Speech (Kapittel) will be focusing on oil.

Published on 16th September, 2014 at 06:38 under entertainment by Martyna Kwaśniewska.

90kph Norwegian road sign

Apple launches e-payments, Norway sluggish

UPDATED: CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the company will launch a payment system via mobile. Norway iPhone users will have to wait.

Published on 15th September, 2014 at 12:31 under news by Manisha Choudhari and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 15th September 2014 at 20:22.

Do not feed the trolls

Net troll: A Norwegian crossover neologism

It seemed bound to happen. A Norwegian word apparently migrated into English and now has bounced back as a Norwegian neologism.

Published on 15th September, 2014 at 09:43 under columns by M. Michael Brady.

A view in Fauske

Staycations more popular with Norwegians

5 out of 10 Norwegians expressed a preference for holidaying in Norway, a TNS Gallup survey shows.

Published on 12th September, 2014 at 10:03 under news by Susanne Tunge Østhus.Last Updated on 12th September 2014 at 11:31.

Petter Northug

Norway’s Northug: Wax or heat?

COMMENTARY: Petter Northug – Norway’s pride, four-times Olympic Champion in cross country skiing, a poker player, and a national hero who soon may have to serve jail time for driving under the influence of alcohol. He left the scene of an accident and a friend whose collar bone was broken. Does this deserve a book?

Published on 11th September, 2014 at 10:10 under news by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 11th September 2014 at 10:38.

Cycling in Boulder, Colorado

Choosing tax or fat for the environment

Electric vehicles continue to hit the news. Recent political discussion has revolved around the tax advantages of owning an electric vehicle in Norway.

Published on 10th September, 2014 at 09:41 under columns by Ilan Kelman.

 

Hedgerow became hedge row

Hedge trimmers
Two sets of neighbours in western Norway’s Sola are engaged in a potentially very costly dispute.

Published on 8th September, 2014 at 22:04 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 9th September 2014 at 09:09.

Norway immigrant educational programmes show disparity - report

Desk
Only one in ten immigrants needing primary and secondary education are offered such training in Oslo, research foundation Fafo says.

Published on 8th September, 2014 at 09:26 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.Last Updated on 8th September 2014 at 12:14.

 

Elusive Norwegian translations: pandowdy

Tilslørte bondepiker
Pandowdy, sometimes written in two words, is an American dialect equivalent of the ‘pandoulde’ of Somerset dialect.

Published on 7th September, 2014 at 11:46 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.

Chinese photography's history in Norway

Lotus Shoes
STAVANGER: “There is some magic about this photograph”, Vibece Salthe, the curator at Stavanger Art Museum told The Foreigner, when we stopped in front of…

Published on 5th September, 2014 at 19:21 under entertainment
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.Last Updated on 5th September 2014 at 21:24.

 

Top European politicians to Oslo democracy conference

The Norwegian Parliament, Oslo
The Norwegian Parliament and the Council of Europe’s (PACE) Parliamentary Assembly host a conference for Parliamentary Presidents from the 47 PACE member…

Published on 5th September, 2014 at 10:11 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.Last Updated on 5th September 2014 at 10:41.

Ice sheets melting more rapidly

A view of Antartica's ice sheet and mountains
UPDATED: Ice on Greenland and in the Antarctic is melting at a higher rate than previously thought, scientists in Germany say. Greenpeace Norway warn of a…

Published on 3rd September, 2014 at 10:08 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Manisha Choudhari.Last Updated on 4th September 2014 at 13:51.

 

Poles apart in new NRK program

The state-owned broadcaster’s Kampen for Tilværelsen is a new series about Polish immigrants to Norway in an unexpected way.

Published on 2nd September, 2014 at 11:17 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.

Modern paintings feature in Oslo

Gordon Bennett's Suburbia, 2013
Norway’s Museum of Contemporary Art is geared up to open an exhibition on the showing works just from the 21st Century.

Published on 1st September, 2014 at 21:24 under news
by Manisha Choudhari.

 

The Polish Jew’s circle of persecution involving Norway

ARTICLE AND VIDEO: Western Norway-based immigrant and businessman Moritz Moses Rabinowitz’s story is one of hardship, resourcefulness, and tragedy. It is…

Published on 1st September, 2014 at 13:01 under columns
by Michael Sandelson and Martyna Kwaśniewska.Last Updated on 1st September 2014 at 17:23.

“Fewer IS jihadists returning to Norway,” PST says

About 50 to 60 people have travelled to Syria to participate in Jihad in the last year, but fewer than those travelling to Syria have returned to Norway again,…

Published on 31st August, 2014 at 20:14 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.

 

Rosenberg’s CEO on a recipe for success: “Be nice to people and have fun”

Delegates at ONS' Young Professionals
ONS 2014 has given a chance for the beginners in the business world to expand their networks and learn from the best besides creating possibilities for…

Published on 29th August, 2014 at 11:17 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.

Norwegians app the couch potatoes

Running shoes
Three friends in their 20s launch an app to make it easier for people to partake in sports.

Published on 28th August, 2014 at 13:55 under news
by Manisha Choudhari and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 28th August 2014 at 14:18.

 

ONS 2014 in pictures

A 'participant' at ONS 2014
PHOTO SERIES: This year’s biannual event in western Norway’s Stavanger saw a record number of visitors.

Published on 28th August, 2014 at 11:20 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Martyna Kwaśniewska.Last Updated on 29th August 2014 at 11:28.

Oslo National Museum appoints UK’s Jane Wentworth Associates

Oslo's new National Museum (illus.)
The company is scheduled to become the National Museum’s branding consultant in connection with the new museum at Vestbanen.

Published on 27th August, 2014 at 12:36 under news
by Manisha Choudhari.

 

Norway hosts multination Jewish Culture Festival

Klezmer, theater, folk, ballroom, jazz, literature, history and cuisine are coming to northern Norway’s Trondheim.

Published on 26th August, 2014 at 11:20 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 1st September 2014 at 13:14.

Norway Energy Minister brushes up EU energy rules

A Dyson vacuum cleaner
‘Turbo’ Tord Lien, as some Norwegian media call him, intends to turn down the power regarding vacuum cleaners the next three years. Professionals think…

Published on 25th August, 2014 at 13:53 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Manisha Choudhari.Last Updated on 25th August 2014 at 14:05.

 

An Antipodean Norway reserve

Norway Reserve in Camberwell
There’s a small, one-acre botanical garden of native Australian plants in Camberwell, a western suburb of Melbourne, Australia. It’s called Norway Reserve,…

Published on 24th August, 2014 at 08:01 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.

Extremist condemnation grows

Muslims in Norway denounce extremist Islamic views expressed by the group called the Prophet's Ummah.

Published on 21st August, 2014 at 16:33 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.

 

Journalists worldwide honor killed James Foley

The video of the execution of the American journalist in Iraq Islamists posted on social media platforms, Tuesday, has horrified public opinion around the…

Published on 21st August, 2014 at 11:39 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.Last Updated on 21st August 2014 at 16:34.

Hydrocarbons, foreigners, football for ONS 2014

The biannual exhibition’s opening is less than a week away. Several important international speakers will be holding lectures at the event with its own quasi…

Published on 20th August, 2014 at 14:09 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 29th August 2014 at 11:29.

 

Nansen’s dead water and modern shipping challenges

Expedition ship Fram leaving Bergen 2 July 1893
A sailing phenomenon experienced by polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) more than a century ago still holds water in contemporary times.

Published on 19th August, 2014 at 11:07 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.

Norway teachers widen strike

Some 5,500 teachers are staging industrial action, with a further 2,200 scheduled to stage a walkout on Thursday this week.

Published on 18th August, 2014 at 20:56 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.

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Norway appraises Iraq military help

The United States has asked several countries including Norway to contribute troops to help with the IS situation in Iraq.

Brasseur and Thommessen advocate European hate crime day
Lion sculpture outside parliament

The 22nd of July has been proposed for becoming a European Day of remembrance for victims of hate crime to commemorate the events of 2011 in Norway.

Neda’s deportation “in keeping with Norway’s international commitments”

The Norwegian government’s lawyer discounts anything irregular occurred when deporting the young girl and her family back to Jordan.

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