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Oil price excessive for Saudi Arabia, says analyst

An open plan office

LONDON/STAVANGER: The Kingdom is leading an OPEC oil boom, aiming to attain a lower oil price. This comes amongst signs of slowing US shale growth.

Published on 16th April, 2015 at 15:35 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 17th April 2015 at 00:10.

A selection of akevitt

Seattle’s skål-worthy akevitt

Old Ballard Liquor Co. is bringing Scandinavian drinking culture back one bottle of akevitt at a time, with a modern twist on an age-old drink.

Published on 16th April, 2015 at 08:50 under columns by Molly Jones.

A SAS Boeing 737-700

Oslo, Stockholm trail Copenhagen

The Danish capital’s airport is voted the best in Scandinavia. Gardermoen and Arlanda aim to change that.

Published on 14th April, 2015 at 18:45 under news by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.Last Updated on 14th April 2015 at 20:37.

Northern Lapwing

Pewits may put spanner in IKEA’s works

Conservationists argue building a planned new warehouse further threatens the species.

Published on 13th April, 2015 at 20:27 under news by Michael Sandelson.

New Identity, Statoil

Statoil cost cuts deepen

Expenses are to be reduced by a further 20 per cent, the Norwegian energy giant says.

Published on 13th April, 2015 at 13:10 under news by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 13th April 2015 at 13:20.

Alexander Kristoff (2009)

Norway’s Kristoff escapes sanctions

Race organisers will not be taking action against and of the Paris-Roubaix riders following their race against a TGV, Sunday.

Published on 13th April, 2015 at 07:20 under news by Sarah Bostock.

 

Nordics-Russia tit for tat escalates

Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide
Officials from the five countries sign a joint declaration amongst Russia increasing her military capability, investments, espionage, and exercises.

Published on 10th April, 2015 at 14:27 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.

WWII Norway: The Elverum Authorisation and C.J. Hambro

SMS Blücher sinking in Drøbak Sound
EXTENDED FEATURE: President of the Norwegian Parliament Carl Joachim Hambro was instrumental in getting the government out of Norway so they could continue…

Published on 10th April, 2015 at 01:06 under columns
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 10th April 2015 at 01:32.

 

WWII battles and Norway’s brave fighters

Security fence at Sola Airport
STAVANGER/SOLA: 9th April 2015 marks 75 years since Nazi Germany invaded Norway. Historians and army personnel talk of what happened in the west.

Published on 9th April, 2015 at 00:53 under columns
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 10th April 2015 at 01:44.

Oil slump brakes Norway business confidence

Concept of job cuts
Western Norway optimism lowest as recruitment falls and events are cancelled.

Published on 7th April, 2015 at 13:17 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 7th April 2015 at 13:35.

 

An Unsatisfying end to a trilogy

'The Ravens' book cover
BOOK REVIEW: The Ravens is the third and final book of Vidar Sundstøl’s fictional Minnesota Trilogy. The English translation will hit bookstores on April…

Published on 7th April, 2015 at 07:13 under entertainment
by Christine Foster Meloni.

The paschal season in Norway

Easter eggs
Påske is the name for Easter in Norwegian. It is derived from the Hebrew word Pesach – Passover in English.

Published on 5th April, 2015 at 18:53 under columns
by Sarah Bostock.

 

Looking after Norwegian citizens

Who has post-disaster duty of care for Norwegians?
Norwegians frequently travel to other countries. What services are offered by the Norwegian government in times of trouble?

Published on 2nd April, 2015 at 16:55 under columns
by Ilan Kelman and Nina Græger and Halvard Leira.

Take five: Norwegian Easter thrillers

Crime scene
Easter is fast approaching. Folks in Norway are undoubtedly busy choosing which thrillers they will be reading over the Easter weekend. Let me offer some…

Published on 1st April, 2015 at 08:58 under entertainment
by Christine Foster Meloni.

 

Norway residence permit limits longer

Norwegian border
The Rightist coalition wants to extend the qualification period by two years.

Published on 31st March, 2015 at 10:25 under news
by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 31st March 2015 at 10:36.

The Princess and the President

The royal couple with Crown Princess Märtha (R)
There was once a woman in a U.S. president’s life. But not just any woman: a Norwegian princess.

Published on 30th March, 2015 at 11:17 under columns
by Scott Larsen.

 

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,…

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

Norway oil sector fuels jobless figures

Desk
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 rail wins transport design prize

Bergen light railway
The train is citizens’ preferred way to travel.

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

Norway Taliban-Afghan government move interesting, says analyst

Akershus Castle
The recent Oslo peace negotiations course offers potential opportunities.

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

 

Four women thrive in 2015 Finnmarksløpet

World champion Sigrid Ekran at finish
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.

UNHCR contract to IKEA

Interior of a Better Shelter prototype
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.

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