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Modern paintings feature in Oslo

Gordon Bennett's Suburbia, 2013

Norway’s Museum of Contemporary Art is geared up to open an exhibition on the showing works just from the 21st Century.

Published on 1st September, 2014 at 21:24 under news by Manisha Choudhari.

The Polish Jew’s circle of persecution involving Norway

ARTICLE AND VIDEO: Western Norway-based immigrant and businessman Moritz Moses Rabinowitz’s story is one of hardship, resourcefulness, and tragedy. It is being performed against a backdrop of Jews moving from Norway to Israel amongst increasing anti-Semitism in Europe.

Published on 1st September, 2014 at 13:01 under columns by Michael Sandelson and Martyna Kwaśniewska.Last Updated on 1st September 2014 at 17:23.

“Fewer IS jihadists returning to Norway,” PST says

About 50 to 60 people have travelled to Syria to participate in Jihad in the last year, but fewer than those travelling to Syria have returned to Norway again, according to the Police Security Service.

Published on 31st August, 2014 at 20:14 under news by Susanne Tunge Østhus.

Delegates at ONS' Young Professionals

Rosenberg’s CEO on a recipe for success: “Be nice to people and have fun”

ONS 2014 has given a chance for the beginners in the business world to expand their networks and learn from the best besides creating possibilities for presenting and doing business for current oil and business industry players.

Published on 29th August, 2014 at 11:17 under news by Martyna Kwaśniewska.

Running shoes

Norwegians app the couch potatoes

Three friends in their 20s launch an app to make it easier for people to partake in sports.

Published on 28th August, 2014 at 13:55 under news by Manisha Choudhari and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 28th August 2014 at 14:18.

A 'participant' at ONS 2014

ONS 2014 in pictures

PHOTO SERIES: This year’s biannual event in western Norway’s Stavanger saw a record number of visitors.

Published on 28th August, 2014 at 11:20 under news by Michael Sandelson and Martyna Kwaśniewska.Last Updated on 29th August 2014 at 11:28.

 

Oslo National Museum appoints UK’s Jane Wentworth Associates

Oslo's new National Museum (illus.)
The company is scheduled to become the National Museum’s branding consultant in connection with the new museum at Vestbanen.

Published on 27th August, 2014 at 12:36 under news
by Manisha Choudhari.

Norway hosts multination Jewish Culture Festival

Klezmer, theater, folk, ballroom, jazz, literature, history and cuisine are coming to northern Norway’s Trondheim.

Published on 26th August, 2014 at 11:20 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 1st September 2014 at 13:14.

 

Norway Energy Minister brushes up EU energy rules

A Dyson vacuum cleaner
‘Turbo’ Tord Lien, as some Norwegian media call him, intends to turn down the power regarding vacuum cleaners the next three years. Professionals think…

Published on 25th August, 2014 at 13:53 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Manisha Choudhari.Last Updated on 25th August 2014 at 14:05.

An Antipodean Norway reserve

Norway Reserve in Camberwell
There’s a small, one-acre botanical garden of native Australian plants in Camberwell, a western suburb of Melbourne, Australia. It’s called Norway Reserve,…

Published on 24th August, 2014 at 08:01 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.

 

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…

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…

Published on 20th August, 2014 at 14:09 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 29th August 2014 at 11:29.

Nansen’s dead water and modern shipping challenges

Expedition ship Fram leaving Bergen 2 July 1893
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.

Annual Melafestivalen Returns to Oslo

Oslo City Hall
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.

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Lysefjord the hard way for the hardy
Lysefjord

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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