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Sweden, Norway protest Israel arrests

View of Gaza Strip from Israel (2009)

Government officials in both Scandinavian countries censure the Israeli Navy’s recent action against Gaza Strip-bound boat Marianne av Göteborg.

Published on 30th June, 2015 at 12:42 under news by Michael Sandelson.

Unacast's core team

Norway company develops smarter targeting

Unacast and Total Communicator Systems want to change the way online ads are served.

Published on 30th June, 2015 at 10:13 under columns by Rasmus Falck.

Vikings fighting

Stavanger websites’ rivalry subject

Two online publications offer opposing views as to how wise visiting the western Norway city is.

Published on 29th June, 2015 at 15:13 under news by Michael Sandelson.

ISCRAM 2015

Dealing with crises

Disasters and crises can strike at any time. Norway is not immune to these, either.

Published on 29th June, 2015 at 09:19 under columns by Ilan Kelman.

Sandnes seen from the air (2013)

Norway’s 14-year-old record-breaker runner

It’s been quite a month for 14-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the younger brother of Norwegian runners Henrik and Filip Ingebrigtsen.

Published on 26th June, 2015 at 09:50 under columns by Molly Jones.

One of Nina Ghafari's works

Nothing exists alone, for Norwegians or foreigners

STAVANGER: Norwegian-Iranian artist Nina Ghafari’s first-ever solo exhibition in the western Norway city tackles identities and cultures.

Published on 25th June, 2015 at 14:59 under entertainment by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 25th June 2015 at 18:23.

 

Arendal shows rare WWII paintings

Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall in Arendal
The some 100-work collection in southern Norway is intended to give a seldom insight into art life during the Second World War.

Published on 24th June, 2015 at 12:58 under news
by Manisha Choudhari and Michael Sandelson.

Nudity no for Norwegians

One of the exhibits at Stavanger Museum
Puritanism about nakedness is 'in' in Norway.

Published on 23rd June, 2015 at 16:44 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 23rd June 2015 at 21:02.

 

Swedes may target Schibsted-owned publication

Sweden’s Bonnier might purchase the Norwegian media group’s Aftonbladet, unconfirmed reports say.

Published on 22nd June, 2015 at 13:43 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 22nd June 2015 at 14:32.

Beauty without, beauty within

The 'Vulkana'
TRAVEL: Experience Arctic nature from the serenity of a floating spa aboard the ‘Vulkana’.

Published on 22nd June, 2015 at 10:48 under entertainment
by Molly Jones.

 

Disheartening global displacement figures, says Norway’s Jan Egeland

Migrants and refugees prior to disembarkation
Nearly 60 million people have to leave their homes, the UNHCR’s report shows.

Published on 20th June, 2015 at 11:09 under news
by Marit Fosse.

An aid to choosing the right business course in France

A view of Paris with the Eiffel Tower
ADVERTORIAL: France may be one of the countries worth taking into account for new graduates thinking of continuing their studies, or professionals looking to…

Published on 19th June, 2015 at 21:28 under columns
by QS Courses.

 

A US-western Norway oil initiative

Seabox's solution
Stavanger-based Seabox provides solutions for the oil industry’s water injection needs.

Published on 19th June, 2015 at 08:56 under columns
by Rasmus Falck.

A hospital in Syria’s Homs

Dr Khalid Shibib
INTERVIEW: Khalid Shibib has written a novel telling the story of a young Syrian doctor sent from Damascus to the city of Homs in late 2010. He witnessed how…

Published on 18th June, 2015 at 14:50 under columns
by Marit Fosse.Last Updated on 18th June 2015 at 20:51.

 

Oslo top Romanian harassment city in Scandinavia

Oslo skyline
Norway’s capital is worst regarding harassment of homeless Romanians compared with peers Copenhagen and Stockholm, a new report shows.

Published on 17th June, 2015 at 15:09 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

The Foreigner and social media

Not everything we do takes place on the main or mobile sites.

Published on 16th June, 2015 at 21:58 under new-in-town
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 16th June 2015 at 22:09.

 

Rightists near accepting 8000 Syrian refugees

Progress (FrP) was willing to allow 7,500 displaced persons to come to Norway over three years, a hushed-up agreement proposition note reveals.

Published on 16th June, 2015 at 14:47 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Battle over Norwegian chocolate reaches the Continent

Kvikk Lunsj in the snow
KitKat’s manufacturers cannot claim a trademark exclusive that would affect Norway’s Kvikk Lunsj, a preliminary ruling finds.

Published on 15th June, 2015 at 23:00 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 15th June 2015 at 23:23.

 

Street artist brightens up Norway police cells

One of the works in police holding cell
VIDEO INTERVIEW: Briton Jamie Paul Scanlon tags some of the walls in Stavanger police station’s solitary isolation holding cells in a collaborative project

Published on 15th June, 2015 at 18:18 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

The Norwegian government’s Ethical management initiative

Argentum’s board
Argentum was established in 2001. It is the Norwegian Government’s fund investing in private equity funds, which in turn invest in companies.

Published on 14th June, 2015 at 21:45 under columns
by Rasmus Falck.

 

Summer might be hot on the currency market

Currency exchange
It is usually quiet for the international currency markets in the summer. But the Greek crisis, the possible increase of the Fed interest rate and the likely…

Published on 12th June, 2015 at 16:32 under news
by Marit Fosse.

Celebrating Sámi arts in New York

A New York Street scene
Scandinavia House’s recent performing and visual arts festival in the Big Apple showcased Sámi culture.

Published on 12th June, 2015 at 08:50 under entertainment
by Christine Foster Meloni.

 

The Iranian-Norwegian’s success comes out

Tooji
Norway’s former 2012 Eurovision hope recently "came out" as gay and as a published author too.

Published on 11th June, 2015 at 13:38 under entertainment
by Tove Andersson.

Little idea about Eritrea

EDITORIAL: It takes more than a short political business and leisure trip with all the mod cons to find out about a country.

Published on 11th June, 2015 at 06:56 under columns
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 11th June 2015 at 09:28.

 

Norwegians woolly at the wheel

Deserted road in Oslo
30 per cent of motorists are not concentrating on the way ahead, a new survey finds.

Published on 10th June, 2015 at 22:06 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

An eleventh-hour Syria refugee agreement

COMMENTARY: Parliamentarians give the nod to accepting several thousands of extra Syrian refugees after a high-stake political match involving Rightists trying…

Published on 10th June, 2015 at 17:51 under columns
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 11th June 2015 at 08:53.

 

Swedish journalist censures Norway sports nuthouse

Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo
Expressen’s Thomas Wilbacher is weary of the hype surrounding young Norwegian footballer Martin Ødegaard.

Published on 9th June, 2015 at 13:00 under news
by Manisha Choudhari.

Norwegian capital hosts Sverre Fehn exhibition

Ode to Osaka
One of Norway’s most gifted architects is highlighted at Oslo’s National Museum - Architecture, premiering his Breathing Balloon Pavilion.

Published on 8th June, 2015 at 09:58 under entertainment
by Sarah Bostock.

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Politicians propose zero emission zones
Pollution

Appointed officials in Oslo and Bergen are considering banning petrol and diesel vehicles from areas of the city to create emission-free zones.

Norway interest cut sees historic low rate
House on lists

Norges Bank’s Executive Board lowered the key policy rate to 1 per cent, Thursday, to the lowest-ever since the institution’s establishment in 1816.

No support for Progress’ ‘comical’ national referendum

Parliamentarians will not be backing the Rightists’ Syria refugee deal rebellion, reports say.

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