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03:32:48 — Saturday, 23rd August, 2014



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 world.

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 ‘World Cup’.

Published on 20th August, 2014 at 14:09 under news by Martyna Kwaśniewska and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 22nd August 2014 at 22:20.

Expedition ship Fram leaving Bergen 2 July 1893

Nansen’s dead water and modern shipping challenges

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.

Oslo City Hall

Annual Melafestivalen Returns to Oslo

The free multicultural event is held every year at City Hall in the Norwegian capital.

Published on 14th August, 2014 at 23:53 under entertainment by Nikita Yasuf.


Poles outnumber other immigrants in Norway

The Pakistani-Norwegian community grew to be the largest immigrant minority in Norway from the late 1960s when the first Pakistani immigrated to Norway. No…

Published on 13th August, 2014 at 00:22 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.Last Updated on 13th August 2014 at 00:48.

Luxury Northern Lights hotel planned

A snowflake-shaped glass hotel will be floating off the coast of northern Norway’s Tromsø in December 2016, reports say.

Published on 11th August, 2014 at 18:56 under news
by Sarah Bostock.


A common cause

The thought of being a citizen of a society where one gets judged by one’s faith, skin color and name worries me. Difference among the citizens must be seen…

Published on 11th August, 2014 at 02:31 under columns
by Nasir Ahmed.Last Updated on 11th August 2014 at 18:06.

British rowers fail to beat Norwegian rowing feat

Elliott Dale and Chris Walters tried to better the 118 year old North Atlantic crossing record last week, but missed by five days.

Published on 11th August, 2014 at 01:32 under news
by M. Michael Brady.Last Updated on 11th August 2014 at 18:06.


Giving EVs a Norwegian boost?

Smart parking
Electric vehicles are taking Norway by storm. People assume that they contribute less to climate change than petrol vehicles.

Published on 10th August, 2014 at 00:38 under columns
by Ilan Kelman.

Norway scientists study cattle virus prevention methods

A cold-like virus is becoming a growing concern with cattle in Norway. A costly infection, it could see the decline in their numbers.

Published on 7th August, 2014 at 01:21 under news
by Sarah Bostock.


Norway authorities threw Taliban Minister out quietly

Former Taliban Minister Abdul Rauf Mohammed was secretly deported from Norway on the 8th of July. He was formally expelled five years ago.

Published on 5th August, 2014 at 20:10 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.

Visit modern Vikings in Lofoten

A woman at Borg
People wishing to see how the Vikings used to live have the opportunity this week in the Northern Norway archipelago.

Published on 4th August, 2014 at 22:43 under entertainment
by Tove Andersson.


Canary Islands oil plans prompt travel industry, environmental concerns

Map of the Canary Islands
The Canary Islands are a very popular destination for Scandinavians but there are fears planned oil exploration drilling could mar the area and its sunshine.

Published on 4th August, 2014 at 10:01 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 4th August 2014 at 10:51.

Norway 22 July terror attack victim’s ideals live on

Tore Eikeland
LONDON: A foundation helping Africans has been set up in Norwegian Tore Eikeland’s name. The leader of Hordaland County AUF and member of European Youth of…

Published on 1st August, 2014 at 22:47 under news
by Manisha Choudhari.Last Updated on 1st August 2014 at 22:59.


Norway police preparedness levels normalised

Security authorities say the current situation now means they can carry this out. There are still no specifics about last week’s announced potential terror…

Published on 1st August, 2014 at 13:00 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Susanne Tunge Østhus.

Sweden Extreme Right trip spawns spat

The national socialists displaying their organisation’s symbol on their hike to the top of Norway’s highest mountain was disrespectful, a Labour Party (Ap)…

Published on 30th July, 2014 at 14:04 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Winkelmann.Last Updated on 30th July 2014 at 14:42.


Norwegian feast days: St. Olav’s Day

Olav offers Tyra a sprig of Angelica
The 29th of July is St. Olav’s Day (Olsok), in commemoration of Olav II Haraldsson (b. 995), the King credited with Christianising the Vikings. He fell on…

Published on 29th July, 2014 at 12:14 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.Last Updated on 29th July 2014 at 12:40.

Norway terror attack threat “somewhat reduced”

Police Security Service (PST) Director Benedicte Bjørnland confirmed the news regarding latest information they have received at their press conference,…

Published on 27th July, 2014 at 17:27 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 27th July 2014 at 20:12.


Norway police maintain phlegmatic tone about terror threat

Norwegian National Police Directorate officials say they are upholding current response and preparedness levels following consultation with the Police Security…

Published on 26th July, 2014 at 17:10 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 27th July 2014 at 17:29.

Norwegian words obscure in translation

A Norwegian open-faced sandwich
Pålegg is a curious word. It has concise legal meanings that have exact equivalents in English. But its everyday meaning of edibles on top of open-faced…

Published on 26th July, 2014 at 15:08 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.


Electric vehicle CO2 emissions should be reduced, researchers say

Nearly half of EVs’ CO2 emissions come from battery production. There are now calls to use Norwegian hydropower instead.

Published on 24th July, 2014 at 22:01 under news
by Lyndsey Smith.Last Updated on 10th August 2014 at 00:49.

Terror threat against Norway announced

Benedicte Bjørnland, PST director
Norwegian Security Police (PST) say concrete information indicates a terror attack is planned in Norway within the next few days.

Published on 24th July, 2014 at 11:44 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 26th July 2014 at 17:32.


The disappearing Norwegians

Deserted road in Oslo
We were on our way to dinner the first time it happened. Though we’d lived in Oslo only a few weeks, we’d already found a favorite pizza place.

Published on 23rd July, 2014 at 13:32 under columns
by Audrey Camp.

Norway PM stresses togetherness, trust

Utøya in the sunset
Erna Solberg re-iterates Norwegian society’s most important aspects on 22nd July, three years to the day following the terrorist’s twin attacks.

Published on 22nd July, 2014 at 13:05 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith.


Obscure Norwegian words: ‘feleger’

Question mark sign
Words come and go in Norwegian, as they do in other languages. Often words fall into disuse in everyday language yet persist in specialist sectors, obscure to…

Published on 20th July, 2014 at 12:58 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.Last Updated on 26th July 2014 at 15:12.

UK coroner clears fatal Arctic polar bear attack expedition company of “neglect”

The coroner in charge of the inquest into 17-year-old Horatio Chapple’s death returns a verdict stating that the British Schools Exploration Society (BSES)…

Published on 19th July, 2014 at 23:38 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith.Last Updated on 19th July 2014 at 23:52.

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Lysefjord the hard way for the hardy

Outdoors and adrenaline enthusiasts and spectators will be exploring and experiencing western Norway’s Lysefjord in more unusual and grueling way than hiking.

BBC’s Top Gear returns to Norway
Jeremy Clarkson

The popular British car program is in Oslo for what the makers say is a never-before-seen live show.

39 complaints to Norway public broadcaster superior

NRK’s advisory body has received 25 complaints over their coverage of the recent conflict between Israel and Palestine since July. The state broadcaster also has to answer for airing inappropriate language.

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