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Deeper into The Land of Dreams

Book cover of 'Only the Dead'

BOOK REVIEW: Sundstøl’s ‘Only the Dead’ resolves some of the first book’s mysteries—but not all.

Published on 19th September, 2014 at 23:11 under entertainment by Christine Foster Meloni.Last Updated on 19th September 2014 at 23:31.

Ready to give «Alt for Norge»?

Season 5 of Norway’s hit reality show premiers as casting for season 6 gets underway.

Published on 19th September, 2014 at 22:19 under entertainment by Molly Jones.

A view from the railway

The heart of fjord Norway: Flåm offers an authentic experience

Flåm, Norway, is gaining attention among international tourists as a popular destination along the Norway in a Nutshell tour. The small town welcomes travelers to the relaxed, laid-back lifestyle of everyday life in the Norwegian fjords.

Published on 19th September, 2014 at 21:37 under entertainment by Molly Jones.Last Updated on 19th September 2014 at 21:54.

News from The Foreigner

The Foreigner is pleased to announce that we are now providing some of our news and columns for further publication by the Norwegian American Weekly.

Published on 19th September, 2014 at 21:07 under new-in-town by Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 19th September 2014 at 23:36.

Norway police focus on extremism, hate crimes

Norwegian police give seven new personnel responsibility to intensify the fight against radicalization and violent extremism. Hate crimes are another focus area.

Published on 19th September, 2014 at 15:04 under news by Martyna Kwaśniewska.

Tavish Hamilton Scott MSP

“Shetlanders do not wish independence,” UK parliamentarian says

Eligible Scottish voters’ decision regarding self-government is not yet known, but the Shetlands’ non-separation from Scotland is fairly certain, according to Tavish Scott MSP.

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

 

Norway designs, builds, opens intelligent ecohouse

Exterior of the ZEB house
The home in Vestfold County’s Larvik produces electricity itself that can also be used to charge electric cars or heat the swimming pool.

Published on 18th September, 2014 at 13:46 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 19th September 2014 at 11:23.

Disney rocks Scandinavians’ boat

Vikings
The American entertainment giant creates waves with Viking descendants.

Published on 18th September, 2014 at 09:15 under news
by Manisha Choudhari.Last Updated on 18th September 2014 at 09:39.

 

A dose of bare Norwegian nature

Mot Naturen
ARTICLE AND VIDEO: A partially naked man with a rucksack running for insight in the Norwegian mountains is trotting around some of the globe’s cinemas.

Published on 17th September, 2014 at 12:36 under entertainment
by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 17th September 2014 at 13:44.

London’s Almeida brings Ibsen's Ghosts to Oslo

Kino Victoria Film & Spiseri
A public cinema screening of Henrik Ibsen’s play Ghosts performed by the Almeida Theatre is planned, Saturday.

Published on 17th September, 2014 at 06:35 under entertainment
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.Last Updated on 17th September 2014 at 08:53.

 

Global terror threats in focus in Oslo

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting a conference examining worldwide risks.

Published on 16th September, 2014 at 15:37 under news
by Michael Sandelson.

Literature, hydrocarbons, resistance meet in Stavanger

Stavanger Culture House
This year’s International Festival of Literature and Freedom of Speech (Kapittel) will be focusing on oil.

Published on 16th September, 2014 at 06:38 under entertainment
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.

 

Apple launches e-payments, Norway sluggish

90kph Norwegian road sign
UPDATED: CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the company will launch a payment system via mobile. Norway iPhone users will have to wait.

Published on 15th September, 2014 at 12:31 under news
by Manisha Choudhari and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 15th September 2014 at 20:22.

Net troll: A Norwegian crossover neologism

Do not feed the trolls
It seemed bound to happen. A Norwegian word apparently migrated into English and now has bounced back as a Norwegian neologism.

Published on 15th September, 2014 at 09:43 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.

 

Staycations more popular with Norwegians

A view in Fauske
5 out of 10 Norwegians expressed a preference for holidaying in Norway, a TNS Gallup survey shows.

Published on 12th September, 2014 at 10:03 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.Last Updated on 12th September 2014 at 11:31.

Norway’s Northug: Wax or heat?

Petter Northug
COMMENTARY: Petter Northug – Norway’s pride, four-times Olympic Champion in cross country skiing, a poker player, and a national hero who soon may have to…

Published on 11th September, 2014 at 10:10 under news
by Tove Andersson.Last Updated on 11th September 2014 at 10:38.

 

Choosing tax or fat for the environment

Cycling in Boulder, Colorado
Electric vehicles continue to hit the news. Recent political discussion has revolved around the tax advantages of owning an electric vehicle in Norway.

Published on 10th September, 2014 at 09:41 under columns
by Ilan Kelman.

Hedgerow became hedge row

Hedge trimmers
Two sets of neighbours in western Norway’s Sola are engaged in a potentially very costly dispute.

Published on 8th September, 2014 at 22:04 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska and Michael Sandelson.Last Updated on 9th September 2014 at 09:09.

 

Norway immigrant educational programmes show disparity - report

Desk
Only one in ten immigrants needing primary and secondary education are offered such training in Oslo, research foundation Fafo says.

Published on 8th September, 2014 at 09:26 under news
by Susanne Tunge Østhus.Last Updated on 8th September 2014 at 12:14.

Elusive Norwegian translations: pandowdy

Tilslørte bondepiker
Pandowdy, sometimes written in two words, is an American dialect equivalent of the ‘pandoulde’ of Somerset dialect.

Published on 7th September, 2014 at 11:46 under columns
by M. Michael Brady.

 

Chinese photography's history in Norway

Lotus Shoes
STAVANGER: “There is some magic about this photograph”, Vibece Salthe, the curator at Stavanger Art Museum told The Foreigner, when we stopped in front of…

Published on 5th September, 2014 at 19:21 under entertainment
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.Last Updated on 5th September 2014 at 21:24.

Top European politicians to Oslo democracy conference

The Norwegian Parliament, Oslo
The Norwegian Parliament and the Council of Europe’s (PACE) Parliamentary Assembly host a conference for Parliamentary Presidents from the 47 PACE member…

Published on 5th September, 2014 at 10:11 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.Last Updated on 5th September 2014 at 10:41.

 

Ice sheets melting more rapidly

A view of Antartica's ice sheet and mountains
UPDATED: Ice on Greenland and in the Antarctic is melting at a higher rate than previously thought, scientists in Germany say. Greenpeace Norway warn of a…

Published on 3rd September, 2014 at 10:08 under news
by Michael Sandelson and Manisha Choudhari.Last Updated on 4th September 2014 at 13:51.

Poles apart in new NRK program

The state-owned broadcaster’s Kampen for Tilværelsen is a new series about Polish immigrants to Norway in an unexpected way.

Published on 2nd September, 2014 at 11:17 under news
by Martyna Kwaśniewska.

 

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…

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,…

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

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

Delegates at ONS' Young Professionals
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…

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

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Norway’s Solskjær likely finished as Cardiff manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjær´s tenure as manager of Cardiff City is allegedly coming to an end, British tabloid The Sun reports.

Oslo may get multicultural mayor

Greens choose Shoaib M. Sultan as their candidate for the Mayor of Oslo.

Norway appraises Iraq military help

The United States has asked several countries including Norway to contribute troops to help with the IS situation in Iraq.

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