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Norwegian artists drop problematic song

Hellbillies

Norway’s popular country-rock band Hellbillies has decided to stop playing a song containing the word “negro”.

Published on 29th May, 2015 at 13:01 under news by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 29th May 2015 at 14:56.

Table setting

Norwegians likely next serving staff, expert says

The banking major’s risk director also predicts a lengthy rather than catastrophic downturn in Norway’s economy. Other analysts forecast improved news ahead.

Published on 28th May, 2015 at 14:58 under energy by Michael Sandelson.

WiSub's pinless connector

Spotlight on new tech

Bergen startup wins award at Houston’s Offshore Technology Conference.

Published on 27th May, 2015 at 13:08 under news by Rasmus Falck.

ESC 2015: Norwegians mean and boring, Sweden says

Inter-Scandinavian rivalry is somewhat of a tradition at the Eurovision Song Contest finals, with this year being no exception.

Published on 25th May, 2015 at 01:16 under news by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 25th May 2015 at 09:37.

Working week

Gender equality makes Swedes sick

Increased home and childcare duties cause higher than usual illness levels amongst men, an investigation finds.

Published on 22nd May, 2015 at 13:44 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 22nd May 2015 at 13:59.

A hyperbaric chamber

Telemark’s subsea hero

Telemark Technologies is a resourceful company delivering solutions for the oil industry and more.

Published on 22nd May, 2015 at 06:54 under columns by Rasmus Falck.Last Updated on 22nd May 2015 at 07:04.

 

Rightists continue asylum crackdown

Norwegian border
Progress’ (FrP) Justice Minister Anders Anundsen cuts return support for those who do not leave voluntarily from 1st September this year.

Published on 21st May, 2015 at 15:08 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 21st May 2015 at 15:24.

Chinese eye Norway big four industries investments

MV Nordic Barents (illus. photo)
The wind of business favour is once again blowing Norway’s way from the East, reports say.

Published on 21st May, 2015 at 10:01 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Foreigners’ exit helps curbs Norway unemployment

Fafo's Line Eldring
As immigration shows signs of slowing, Eastern European and Nordic countries are leading the exodus from Norway.

Published on 20th May, 2015 at 14:31 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Norway Roma treatment needs improving, says Council of Europe

Nils Muižnieks
The Roma community in Oslo and how they are treated is cause for concern, the COE’s new report states.

Published on 19th May, 2015 at 21:33 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.

 

Government eyes residence permit revocations

Eritrean highlands (illus. photo)
Thousands of Eritreans who have been recently granted asylum in Norway may have to leave the Scandinavian country, reports say.

Published on 18th May, 2015 at 20:56 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 21st May 2015 at 15:17.

17th May in Stavanger

17th May parade in Stavanger
VIDEO: Inhabitants in the western Norway city celebrated the 201st anniversary of the Constitution in chilly, but fair weather conditions.

Published on 18th May, 2015 at 09:01 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Norwegian police armed for 17th May

17th May flags and banners in Oslo
The current terror threat means officers in many parts of Norway will be armed following this measure’s latest prolongation.

Published on 16th May, 2015 at 22:30 under news
by Tove Andersson.

The Northern Pakistan Chopper Crash: An Irrevocable Diplomatic Loss

COMMENTARY: It was a nice sunny day in Islamabad on May 8, 2015 and all was well around us. Then we suddenly heard about the unfortunate incident of the…

Published on 15th May, 2015 at 13:51 under columns
by Malik Ayub Sumbal.

 

Norway monarch travels to US

HM King Harald of Norway in 2010
HM King Harald V’s Washington visit is the first for two decades; Alaska is HM’s first ever.

Published on 15th May, 2015 at 07:15 under news
by Molly Jones.Last Updated on 15th May 2015 at 16:23.

Norway Slow TV comes to Liverpool

The cow
ARTICLE WITH VIDEO: What has a cow got to do with Norway’s Constitution Day? The Foreigner spoke with a Briton who is part of this year’s 17th May…

Published on 14th May, 2015 at 00:45 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 18th May 2015 at 06:56.

 

Technological innovation from western Norway

Rocketfarmers
The Norwegian startup tinkers with everything from robots to mobile apps.

Published on 13th May, 2015 at 08:33 under news
by Rasmus Falck.

Auschwitz survivor had no hatred, Ambassador says

Samuel Steinmann (1923-2015)
The last surviving Norwegian Jew the Nazis deported to Auschwitz passed away recently. Israel’s Raphael Schutz recalls meeting the man in a time when…

Published on 12th May, 2015 at 10:01 under columns
by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 12th May 2015 at 10:52.

 

Wood that’s better than the real thing

Some wood from Kebony
Kebony AS’s scientific process turns soft woods into durable and beautiful hardwoods.

Published on 11th May, 2015 at 07:01 under news
by Rasmus Falck.

NSB absent from WWII exhibition

The Norwegian Railway Museum, Hamar
Norway’s Norwegian state railway did not attend the event at the Norwegian railway museum with information on their dealings with the Nazis.

Published on 8th May, 2015 at 15:53 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Norway gambling-selective

Uncut sheet of 200-kroner notes
The Sovereign Wealth Fund wagers money on betting while unlicensed gambling is frowned upon at home. A dependency organisation is critical to the move.

Published on 7th May, 2015 at 16:51 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 7th May 2015 at 17:10.

IKEA Israel prices not so cheap

IKEA sign
Buying identical items in the Middle East costs almost twice as much compared to expensive Norway.

Published on 6th May, 2015 at 20:14 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

 

Norway top for mothers for 2015

Mother-child face to face
The Scandinavian country is the best place for this group, the new annual report shows.

Published on 5th May, 2015 at 11:57 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Autonomous transport sector research reduces human intervention, costs

Lexus 2054
Technological advancements may mean vehicles and airports of the future might very well be automated.

Published on 4th May, 2015 at 19:14 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 5th May 2015 at 10:11.

 

A train ride deep into the Arctic Circle

Nordlandsbanen in Bodø
What had brought me to take this trip, anyway?

Published on 4th May, 2015 at 11:01 under entertainment
by Mary Lokken.Last Updated on 4th May 2015 at 17:49.

Avoiding disaster

Quito
The horrible images yet again flash across our screens: Rubble, screams, and the injured being treated in the streets. Another major disaster.

Published on 2nd May, 2015 at 08:12 under columns
by Ilan Kelman.

 

A commemoration of WWII’s beginning at Oscarsborg

Sinking of the SMS Blücher
It was here that it happened, when the Norwegian people experienced the beginning of the Second World War.

Published on 30th April, 2015 at 19:17 under columns
by Bjørn Olsen.Last Updated on 30th April 2015 at 19:40.

Norwegian company aims to end water scarcity

The vessel and its technology
Every drop can be used at least twice with this water treatment barge, the firm says.

Published on 30th April, 2015 at 09:53 under news
by Rasmus Falck.

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Security police target of Russian espionage moles

The PST is aware of several instances of Russian intelligence trying to recruit ethnic Norwegians and Russians.

Norway terrorism-linked legal reprisals continue

UPDATED: Police arrest and indict a Norwegian citizen for terror incitement or recruitment in ongoing anti-terror operations. Three other foreigners have also been convicted.

Government tightens welfare abroad
Handful of kroner

Sickness, unemployment, and child support benefit arrangements should be trimmed during long stays out of Norway, Progress’ (FrP) Labour and Social Affairs Minister Robert Eriksson proposes.

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