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21. A royal Norwegian sailing champion turns 80

HM King Harald V of Norway HM King Harald V of Norway is to celebrate his 80th birthday on 21st February 2017. A keen sportsman with English ancestry, his reign has spanned more than 26 years so far.

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Published on 17th February, 2017 at 3:52pm by Michael Sandelson and Charlotte Bryan.

22. Sweden Scandinavia music export leader

Professional headphones Norway hopes to win this year’s international Eurovision Song Contest but lags behind on exports of music.

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Published on 13th February, 2017 at 6:35pm by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

23. Pizza first for Norwegians

Pizza Grandiosa The Nordic country near the top of the world tops world consumption of frozen pizza per capita.

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Published on 10th February, 2017 at 4:46pm by Michael Sandelson.

24. Cancer rates lower for Norway immigrants

A Stethoscope And foreigners moving to Norway are less prone to bowel and breast cancer than their ethnic Norwegian compatriots, a recent study finds.

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Published on 7th February, 2017 at 3:59pm by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

25. Norway submarine contract to Germany

Norwegian Ula-class submarines, Bergen Germany is chosen as supplier of new submarines to the Norwegian military. The contract could also boost Norway’s defence industry.

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Published on 6th February, 2017 at 3:48pm by Charlotte Bryan and Michael Sandelson.

26. IKEA: Good beds, bad service

IKEA sign Norwegians find the Swedish furniture giant to be more popular at home than at the warehouse, figures show.

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Published on 3rd February, 2017 at 2:38pm by Michael Sandelson and Charlotte Bryan.

27. Norway national outdoors day coming

Sledding in the snow Nature-loving foreigners and Norwegians can take advantage of the Scandinavian country’s fresh air, weather, and scenery this weekend.

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Published on 2nd February, 2017 at 1:43pm by Michael Sandelson.

28. Russia, extreme Islamism pose risks to Norway

A laptop keyboard (illustration photo) The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) highlights several perils in their annual threat assessment.

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Published on 1st February, 2017 at 7:06pm by Michael Sandelson.

29. Norway’s athletes: On the Norwegian media’s lips

Newspapers EDITORIAL: The 'trial' of cross-country skier Therese Johaug gives reason to wonder which party should be facing doping sanctions.

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Published on 25th January, 2017 at 5:15pm by Michael Sandelson.

30. William, Nora top 2016 Norway baby names

Baby pram from 1910 TV series ‘Skam’ may also have influenced parents’ choice of name for their little ones.

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Published on 24th January, 2017 at 2:09pm by Michael Sandelson.

31. Norwegian Muslims asked to donate blood for Muharram

Blood bags Norway’s increasingly multicultural society also means upped demand for different blood types. Foreigners were not always welcome as blood donors.

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Published on 22nd January, 2017 at 1:15pm by Charlotte Bryan and Michael Sandelson.

32. Five foreign companies eye Norway rail operation

Railway signal, Asker station, Norway The train departing from platform x could be run by firms that are not Norwegian, reports say.

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Published on 18th January, 2017 at 1:32pm by Michael Sandelson.

33. US Israel embassy move infringes Oslo Peace Agreements

Donald Trump EXTENDED ARTICLE: The PLO threatens to revoke its recognition of Israel if Donald Trump moves the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Sources on Palestine and Israel tell The Foreigner that sagacity and caution are needed.

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Published on 13th January, 2017 at 2:38pm by Michael Sandelson and Charlotte Bryan.

34. Sikorsky alert bulletin grounded offshore helicopter traffic

Flights from western Norway airports were stopped after an alert service bulletin was received from the manufacturer, Tuesday.

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Published on 11th January, 2017 at 4:06pm by Charlotte Bryan and Michael Sandelson.

35. A year when dignity died

COMMENTARY: I, perhaps like many, will remember 2016 as being a year which saw open season on dignity. Queensberry Rules for sportsmanlike conduct and public discourse were swept away in less than one round.

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Published on 11th January, 2017 at 1:52pm by Michael Sandelson.

36. Norway Afghanistan involvement up in parliament

Norwegian soldiers in Afghanistan Incumbent Norwegian Foreign and Defence Ministers explain what has been gleaned. Norway also contributed to the early release of a Taliban commander convicted of kidnapping, it is revealed.

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Published on 10th January, 2017 at 1:18pm by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.

37. Norway bids FM goodbye

Digitalradio Norway car and caravan Norway will no longer be broadcasting on these VHF frequencies by the end of this year, with Nordland County first out next week.

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Published on 6th January, 2017 at 2:07pm by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.

38. -42.4 Celsius not Norway coldest

Outside thermometer This week’s chilly -44.32 Fahrenheit temperature in Finnmark County’s Kautokeino municipality is by no means a record.

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Published on 5th January, 2017 at 5:39pm by Michael Sandelson.

39. Norway in expat top ten

Norwegian border The Nordic Country beats neighbouring Sweden overall, a new poll shows.

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Published on 4th January, 2017 at 12:27pm by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock.

40. Norway inventor speeds Santa sled

Cross-country skiing in Trysil Norwegian Hans Norgreen gives a new meaning to express delivery for Christmas.

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Published on 23rd December, 2016 at 1:34pm by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson.


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