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Police code red caught Santa instead

Oslo Police Station

Emergency Response Unit Delta’s party turned into a slight nightmare before Christmas for one team member.

Published on 21st December, 2014 at 09:12 under news by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 21st December 2014 at 10:34.

Homemade Christmas decorations

Christmas or jul?

NORWEGIAN 101: Juletrær (Christmas Trees).

Published on 19th December, 2014 at 13:38 under columns by Heidi Håvan Grosch.

Protestors in Madrid holding a banner

Spain protest saw Norwegian flag absent +

MADRID/VALENCIA/STAVANGER: Embassy staff did not unfurl the national ensign to demonstrators’ cries of “shame”.

Published on 18th December, 2014 at 23:32 under news by Michael Sandelson.

Table for one?

Half of Norway’s waiting staff foreign - report

Foreigners in the hospitality sector make a major contribution towards keeping the Scandinavian country’s drinkers and diners going.

Published on 17th December, 2014 at 14:24 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 17th December 2014 at 14:48.

'The Murder of Harriet Krohn' book cover

Become one with a killer in “Harriet Krohn”

BOOK REVIEW: The Murder of Harriet Krohn is another remarkable book by Norwegian author Karin Fossum.

Published on 17th December, 2014 at 06:37 under entertainment by Christine Foster Meloni.Last Updated on 17th December 2014 at 06:54.

Mobile mast (illustration photo)

Oslo mobile espionage probably not high-level threat +

EXTENDED ARTICLE: The IMSI Catchers used in the capital are likely not the most advanced pieces of equipment, security experts tell The Foreigner. They also present a civil liberties issue, however.

Published on 16th December, 2014 at 13:19 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 16th December 2014 at 14:01.

 

Oslo base stations are likely to be false, Norwegian security officials say

Oslo skyline
UPDATED: As several of Norway’s security services look into the reported IMSI Catchers in the capital, the NSM announces its conclusion following…

Published on 15th December, 2014 at 14:43 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 16th December 2014 at 13:39.

The Norwegian connection and NORSO

A Consolidated B-24 Liberator
The second half of the story looking at the Office of Strategic Services’ Operational Groups and Norwegian-American heroes.

Published on 15th December, 2014 at 07:13 under columns
by Erik Brun.Last Updated on 15th December 2014 at 11:03.

 

The Norwegian coffee soul: From black cup to cortado

Coffee beans
BOOK REVIEW: One fun fact you need to know about Norway is how much the locals love their caffeine.

Published on 14th December, 2014 at 09:50 under entertainment
by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 14th December 2014 at 10:12.

Espionage possibility under investigation - Norway security authorities

Mobile mast (illustration photo)
“We’re taking this very seriously and doing our own analyses,” National Security Authority (NSM) communications director Mona Strøm Arnøy tells The…

Published on 13th December, 2014 at 14:34 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 16th December 2014 at 13:42.

 

Sámi artists compete in Europe

The Liet International European Minority Language Song Contest sees ten bands from different regions gathering in Germany’s Oldenburg, Lower Saxony.

Published on 12th December, 2014 at 10:43 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

A Norwegian author to get hooked on

'Cold Hearts' book cover
BOOK REVIEW: Almost 30 years ago, I read the first crime novel by Gunnar Staalesen, At Night All Wolves are Grey and I became hooked on Staalesen’s books.

Published on 12th December, 2014 at 06:32 under entertainment
by Thor A. Larsen.

 

A South Asia Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Pakistan’s Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan from India will be performing to honour the Indian and Pakistani winners of this year’s Nobel…

Published on 11th December, 2014 at 19:04 under news
by Manisha Choudhari.Last Updated on 11th December 2014 at 19:29.

Key interest rate down as Norwegian economy struggles

House on lists
Norges Bank's Executive Board decided to reduce the basic interest rate by 0.25 per cent to 1.25 among a weakened oil price but a strong housing price growth.

Published on 11th December, 2014 at 12:27 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.

 

Oil market trend downwards, not doomsday

A Pumpjack in West Texas
Companies are axing costs, staff, and delaying projects among oil price falls. Nobody knows at what price they will meet the ocean floor, but panic should be…

Published on 11th December, 2014 at 06:50 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 11th December 2014 at 12:33.

Asylum seeker disrupts Nobel 2014 ceremony, police apologise

UPDATED: An unidentified man took to the stage at today’s Nobel ceremony, interrupting events as Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were being awarded…

Published on 10th December, 2014 at 19:38 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 10th December 2014 at 22:31.

 

Nobel Peace Prize 2014 winners: a short profile

Oslo City Hall
Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai receive the Nobel Peace Prize 2014, Wednesday.

Published on 10th December, 2014 at 07:25 under news
by Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 10th December 2014 at 22:32.

Norway’s Knut Nystedt passes

Knut Nystedt (1915-2014)
UPDATED: Norwegian composer, conductor and organist Knut Nystedt passed away aged 99, Monday.

Published on 9th December, 2014 at 15:08 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 9th December 2014 at 19:20.

 

A bit of Jul, fra Norge til U.S.A.

The lighting of the Norwegian Christmas tree at Union Station in Washington, D.C. has been a popular holiday tradition since 1997.

Published on 9th December, 2014 at 05:31 under news
by Christine Foster Meloni.

New espionage ship for Norway

Norway's new 'Marjata' surveillance ship
ARTICLE WITH VIDEO: Norway is renewing a part of its military presence in Northern Norway.

Published on 8th December, 2014 at 12:21 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 8th December 2014 at 13:40.

 

A little church on the blue mounds

The Hauge Log Church
The story of the Hauge Log Church National Historic Site in the U.S. and the little town that fought to protect it.

Published on 8th December, 2014 at 06:37 under columns
by Doug King.Last Updated on 8th December 2014 at 06:52.

Norway asylum child agreement timely

The Council of Europe
The four Centre-Right Parties reached an accord on long-residing asylum children, Friday night. This week sees a Council of Europe conference on understanding…

Published on 7th December, 2014 at 14:26 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus and Michael Sandelson.

 

Russia and petroleum: Two colliding challenges for Arctic governance +

A bridge and window to the West
The price of oil continues sliding. Talk is rife about an East-West Cold War. Russian gas exports are a political bargaining chip.

Published on 6th December, 2014 at 07:08 under columns
by Ilan Kelman.Last Updated on 6th December 2014 at 07:31.

German woman’s murderer found guilty

Jæren District Court
UPDATED: Jæren District Court sentences Thomas Müller (34) to 21 years in jail for killing and raping his 36-year-old wife, Agnes.

Published on 5th December, 2014 at 09:42 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 5th December 2014 at 11:56.

 

Writers in-depth: Karin Fossum, Norway’s reigning Queen of Crime

Don't Look Back cover
The Nordic countries have produced a staggering number of outstanding crime writers, whose novels continue to be translated into English and published in the…

Published on 5th December, 2014 at 06:38 under entertainment
by Christine Foster Meloni.Last Updated on 5th December 2014 at 07:17.

Asylum children case snowballs for Justice Minister

Justice Minister Anders Anundsen
The issue of Norwegian police deporting child asylum seekers is gathering in intensity and pace for Progress’ (FrP) Anders Anundsen.

Published on 4th December, 2014 at 13:12 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.Last Updated on 4th December 2014 at 23:08.

 

Scheel Committee tax reform proposal creates winners, losers

Tax by definition
The proposal would seek to reform the Norwegian taxation system. One of the suggested changes to new tax reform could result in 40,000 fewer having to pay…

Published on 3rd December, 2014 at 19:46 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.

Armed man arrested at Norway money facility

A NOKAS vehicle
Two weapons were in his possession. Nobody had tipped off police beforehand despite having observed him on a train with a rifle, police say.

Published on 3rd December, 2014 at 13:13 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 3rd December 2014 at 13:40.

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Norwegian Pakistanis postpone trip after school attack

Norwegian Pakistanis are postponing their Christmas vacation trip to Pakistan following this week’s terrorist attack on a school.

Norway authorities slow on family reunification
Norwegian border

Families who have applied for reunification in Norway are facing long delays from the Directorate of Immigration (UDI).

Norway reindeers at risk from food shortage
Frontier between Finland and Norway

Land used to graze reindeer on the Norwegian-Finnish border could become overgrazed. This could cause suffering, or death in some cases.

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