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Kvæfjordkake: the official cake of Norway

Kvæfjordkake

This treat is often called “Verdens Beste”, thanks to layers of meringue, vanilla cream, and almonds.

Published on 31st January, 2015 at 09:02 under entertainment by Seattle Nordic Heritage Museum.

Portrait of a female executive

Women in business proportion highest in Norway

Norway has highest global proportion of women in top business positions, the ILO reports.

Published on 30th January, 2015 at 14:55 under news by Marit Fosse.

Minister of Justice Anders Anundsen

Anundsen should scrutinise himself

EDITORIAL: Both the Mullah Krekar and child asylum seekers affairs are good opportunities to reassess judicial and political careers.

Published on 30th January, 2015 at 11:25 under columns by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 30th January 2015 at 11:51.

Anders Anundsen, Justice Minister

Asylum deportations dog Norway Justice Minister

Anders Anundsen takes another hit over the issue amongst warnings of repercussions over Norway’s continued deportations of minors to Afghanistan.

Published on 30th January, 2015 at 02:00 under news by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.

Child in airport

Child kidnapping rate decreases

A decreasing number of children were taken out of/to Norway last year in relation to 2013, Norwegian Ministry of Justice figures show.

Published on 29th January, 2015 at 15:23 under news by Michael Sandelson.

Car exhaust emissions

Parliamentary pollution proposal short-termism, says motoring organisation

The Liberals (V) suggest granting Norway’s municipalities increased emissions-lowering powers as European authorities get tough on Norway.

Published on 28th January, 2015 at 20:36 under news by Michael Sandelson.

 

Norway clergy join political strike

A Norwegian church spire
Priests say they support today’s industrial action against the Rightist government’s plans to alter the Working Environment Act.

Published on 28th January, 2015 at 12:17 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 28th January 2015 at 12:40.

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.

 

Nordic mythology on display in Oslo

'Melancholy' by Edvard Munch
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.

Norway EV sales reach 15%

A row of Teslas
MOTORING NEWS: Norwegians’ interest for renewable energy-powered cars continues.

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

 

Norway Royals remember Auschwitz

The "Arbeit Macht Frei" gate
HRH Crown Prince Haakon will travel to Poland to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit will attend a commemorative…

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

Cruising with Norled

Lysefjord seen from Lysebotn
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.

 

Former EC Vice President Lord Leon Brittan passes

Lord Leon Brittan (1939-2015
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.

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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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