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Sassy chocolates from Norway

A gift tool

Manufacturers Freia and Nidar are big in the massed-produced market, but those wishing for a difference might consider places like Drøbak, Drammen, Lofoten, and Stavanger.

Published on 29th March, 2015 at 11:52 under columns by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 29th March 2015 at 12:28.

Desk

Norway oil sector fuels jobless figures

500 lost their jobs in March, seasonally adjusted NAV figures show.

Published on 27th March, 2015 at 11:33 under news by Michael Sandelson.

Bergen light railway

Bergen light rail wins transport design prize

The train is citizens’ preferred way to travel.

Published on 27th March, 2015 at 07:09 under news by Rasmus Falck.

Akershus Castle

Norway Taliban-Afghan government move interesting, says analyst

The recent Oslo peace negotiations course offers potential opportunities.

Published on 26th March, 2015 at 14:23 under news by Michael Sandelson.

World champion Sigrid Ekran at finish

Four women thrive in 2015 Finnmarksløpet

Mushers and their hardworking sled dogs gathered in Arctic Norway at the start line of Europe’s longest sled-dog race, March 7th.

Published on 25th March, 2015 at 10:22 under columns by Molly Jones.

Interior of a Better Shelter prototype

UNHCR contract to IKEA

Swedish interior giant to provide 10,000 flat-packed shelters for refugees worldwide in 2015.

Published on 24th March, 2015 at 15:21 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 24th March 2015 at 19:33.

 

BBC’s Top Gear brakes Norway shows

Jeremy Clarkson
Stavanger performances pushed back, says British broadcaster as Clarkson’s current controversial contretemps is looked into.

Published on 23rd March, 2015 at 11:51 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 23rd March 2015 at 12:17.

Scandinavia’s clean energy and grassroots change

Ytre Vikna wind farm
From Finland’s bio-energy to America’s growing solar movement, clean energy is on the rise.

Published on 23rd March, 2015 at 07:12 under columns
by Larrie Wanberg.

 

Polar bear attack victim remains in hospital

Fredheim on Spitzbergen
The lightly-injured 37-year-old is currently still at the medical facility in Longyearbyen undergoing treatment for light injuries, staff says.

Published on 20th March, 2015 at 14:13 under news
by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 20th March 2015 at 17:32.

Largest eclipse for 60 years

Full solar eclipse
ARTICLE AND VIDEO: The Moon will pass directly between the Sun and the Earth, with 2015’s eclipse being the biggest for six decades, today, Friday.

Published on 20th March, 2015 at 08:38 under news
by Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 20th March 2015 at 14:23.

 

Nuclear fusion, the ultimate clean energy

Nuclear fusion
Fusion energy has been a dream for 60 years, but the future looks promising.

Published on 20th March, 2015 at 06:56 under columns
by Thor A. Larsen.

Norway interest rate hold stupefies economists

Norges Bank main entrance
Several financial analysts criticise Norges Bank’s decision, Thursday.

Published on 19th March, 2015 at 15:37 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 19th March 2015 at 18:06.

 

Martine’s father files dereliction of duty complaint

Odd Vik Magnussen meets the Press
Odd Vik Magnussen says he has no choice but to take this action against two central Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials seven years after his…

Published on 18th March, 2015 at 14:42 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 18th March 2015 at 19:22.

Funding green innovators

Forest
If you are a Polish company with a business idea that is good for the environment, you might be eligible for funding from the Norway Grants.

Published on 18th March, 2015 at 07:05 under columns
by Rasmus Falck.

 

EV tax break campaign gathers speed

Tesla Model S charge port
Motorists’ interest organisation NAF releases reports on electric vehicle benefits as the EU considers the legalities of zero-rated VAT.

Published on 17th March, 2015 at 21:03 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Norway supermarkets enjoy creamy profits

Supermarket trolleys (illus. photo)
The big chains win through price increases and companies paying to ply their goods.

Published on 17th March, 2015 at 15:34 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 17th March 2015 at 18:10.

 

Norway SWF coal investment levels fail to impress

Coal cars
Three environmental organisations pass judgment on the huge Norwegian fund.

Published on 16th March, 2015 at 20:58 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 16th March 2015 at 22:05.

Friendly Norwegian-American invasion occurs

U.S. soldiers firing some of the weapons
The world’s longest-running troop exchange brings Norwegians and Minnesotans together in the US and Norway, 70 years after a joint WWII operation.

Published on 16th March, 2015 at 10:14 under news
by Aaron Hagström and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 16th March 2015 at 12:28.

 

Oslo’s medieval festival brings history alive

Panorama of Akershus Fortress
Oslo’s distinguished Akershus Fortress will transform into a medieval festival reminiscent of the 14th century in two months’ time.

Published on 13th March, 2015 at 07:20 under entertainment
by Molly Jones.

Martine’s suspected murderer disregards human dignity, says father

Group shot
Odd Petter Magnussen issued his statement almost seven years after his daughter’s death in London.

Published on 11th March, 2015 at 23:56 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

 

Scotland Yard to Oslo

The British Embassy in Oslo
The 2008 murder of Norwegian student brings a visit by officials and police to the British Embassy.

Published on 11th March, 2015 at 11:47 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 12th March 2015 at 00:14.

Norwegians develop new mobile cameras

Smartphone
The start-up’s autofocus lenses could become a leader in the billion-dollar smartphone industry.

Published on 10th March, 2015 at 21:11 under news
by Rasmus Falck.

 

Norwegians’ Swede-mashing and the sporting Smörgåsbord

A ski jump near Falun
“Svenskjævel" (Swedish bastard), the first film about Swedes working in Oslo, is showing this week. The love-hate relationship continues.

Published on 9th March, 2015 at 10:12 under columns
by Tove Andersson.

Gegen Engeland: A WWII memoir

German Schnellboot (“E-boat”) S 204
From occupied Norway to England’s Navy, one young man’s wartime experiences.

Published on 6th March, 2015 at 13:30 under columns
by Harald Hansen.

 

Norwegian pilots get Ryanair lift, discussions afoot

Sky interior, Norwegian plane
European cockpit colleagues cite cheapness concerns. Travel misery continues for Europe passengers amongst reports of possible negotiations.

Published on 5th March, 2015 at 09:45 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 5th March 2015 at 10:08.

French authorities hunt Paris Jewish restaurant bombers

Jo Goldenberg restaurant, Paris
One of the suspects believed to be behind the 1982 terrorist attack is thought to be residing in Norway, French media report.

Published on 4th March, 2015 at 14:01 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 4th March 2015 at 14:27.

 

A Norwegian who helped bring Missouri’s black community together

Leif Sverdrup (1898-1976)
Leif Sverdrup was born in western Norway’s Sogn og Fjordane County in 1898. He moved to Minnesota with his family when he was 17 years old.

Published on 4th March, 2015 at 12:00 under columns
by David Moe.

Google features Pulpit Rock

A view at Preikestolen
The US giant’s Street View brings pictures along Preikestolen’s edge to an armchair near you.

Published on 3rd March, 2015 at 14:49 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 3rd March 2015 at 15:07.

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Oslo peace course saw Taliban participation

Norwegian authorities invited representatives of the rebel group to a peace mediation seminar in Oslo some two weeks ago, reports say.

Tough time ahead for new Oslo feminist Party forecast

Party the Feminist Initiative (Fi) is going to found its Oslo branch, Thursday. It will struggle to gain votes, however, a researcher says.

Norway’s ‘Messi’ to UK Premier League

Martin Ødegaard might play for Southampton next season if The Saints’ boss gets to sign the Real Madrid player on loan, reports say.

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