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Oslo 2022: Reaction to the 'no' vote
PM Erna Solberg reacts to the Oslo Olympics decision. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB scanpix

Oslo 2022: Reaction to the 'no' vote

Oslo withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Games to be held in the Norwegian capital after a majority 'no' vote from the government on Wednesday. The Local captures key reactions from top officials and sports stars. READ  

Oslo withdraws bid from 2022 Winter Olympics

Oslo withdraws bid from 2022 Winter Olympics

Norway's ruling government party has voted against Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday. READ  

Jens Stoltenberg starts as new NATO chief
Jens Stoltenberg at his inaugural press conference as NATO general secretary in Brussels. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

Jens Stoltenberg starts as new NATO chief

Former Norway Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Brussels on Wednesday to begin his new post as NATO secretary general and highlighted the crisis in Ukraine, NATO's relations with Russia, and the fight against terror as his key issues. READ  

Norway best country for older people
Silhouette of a senior woman in a nursery home in Norway. Photo: Frank May / NTB scanpix

Norway best country for older people

Norway is the best place to live and grow old, according to a global index measuring the quality of life of elderly people in 96 countries, released this week. READ  

Ødegaard gets ready for another Norway call-up
Martin Ødegaard. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Ødegaard gets ready for another Norway call-up

Norway coach Per-Mathias Høgmo has called up Martin Ødegaard to his squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Malta and Bulgaria, it was announced on Monday. READ  

Royksopp say farewell with fifth and final album
Electronic artists from Norway Royskopp perform. Photo: Shutterstock

Royksopp say farewell with fifth and final album

Norwegian electronic artists Royksopp said Monday that they would stop making albums with the release of a final, darker work. READ  

Gas leak brings chaos to Norwegian town

Gas leak brings chaos to Norwegian town

An ammonia leak at a dairy in South-West Norway led to nine people hospitalised and the town centre evacuated on Tuesday. READ  

Oslo: Police arrest 16 after drugs bust
Police chief Kåre Stølen and assistant Roger Andresen speak at press conference after the Oslo raids. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix Prices

Oslo: Police arrest 16 after drugs bust

Police arrested 16 people on Tuesday during a drug raid in Oslo where the suspects are said to have used teenagers to sell marijuana on the streets. READ  

Queen Sonja of Norway's nephew jailed
Queen Sonja of Norway. Photo: Martti Kainulainen / NTB scanpix

Queen Sonja of Norway's nephew jailed

The nephew of Queen Sonja of Norway and founder of Synnøve Finden’s cheese factory, Dag Swanstrøm, was sentenced to eight month in jail for embezzlement on Tuesday. READ  

Ex-Norway PM set to become head of Nobel
Kjell Magne Bondevik. Photo: Vegard Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Ex-Norway PM set to become head of Nobel

The Nobel Prize committee announced their likely successor as Norway’s former Prime Minister, Kjell Magne Bondevik, to replace Thorbjørn Jagland if he is forced out of his position. READ  

Features
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How to catch the first lobster of the year: blog
Photo: Oliver Gee

How to catch the first lobster of the year: blog

The Local's Oliver Gee joined fishermen on Sweden's west coast seeking the first lobster catch of the year. Follow the journey. READ  

Interview
Meet Norway's raining kings of fashion
T-Michael (left) and Alexander Helle of fashion label Norwegian Rain. Photo: Norwegian Rain

Meet Norway's raining kings of fashion

The design duo behind Norwegian Rain, Norway's award-winning fashion brand, tell The Local how making rainwear that is both functional and stylish is not all grey skies. READ  

Feature
Interview: Helene Meldahl, selfie artist
Helene Meldahl, Norway's selfie supremo. Photo: Helene Meldahl / mirrorsme

Interview: Helene Meldahl, selfie artist

Helene Meldahl is a Norwegian artist who became famous after her unique style of selfie mirror art made her an internet phenomena. The Local asked the multi-media maverick to reflect a little and 'selfie' analyse her work. READ  

Feature
Interview: Jan Berglund, Chess Olympiad ambassador
Jan Sigmund Berglund, head event coordinator of the Chess Olympiad 2014, held in Norway.

Interview: Jan Berglund, Chess Olympiad ambassador

In August the Chess Olympiad comes to Tromsø. 181 countries take part, crowning it the third biggest sporting event in the world. The Local makes its move to meet Jan Sigmund Berglund, head event coordinator of the event and a key ambassador of the sport in the Arctic Circle. READ  

'I know Norway through crack and murderers'

'I know Norway through crack and murderers'

The Local's Oliver Gee catches up with UK comedian Bill Bailey ahead of his three Norway shows. He dissects winter sports, crime fiction, and Norwegians' puzzling sensitivity to his jokes about Wales. READ  

More News
Vestfold bus fire causes 25m kroner damage
13 buses ablaze in Stokke, South-East Norway. Photo: Peder Gjersøe / NTB scanpix

Vestfold bus fire causes 25m kroner damage

A huge mystery blaze in a Vestfold industrial estate on Tuesday morning saw 13 luxury buses go up in smoke, worth an estimated 25 million kroner ($4 million). READ  

Jagland faces Nobel committee exclusion
Thorbjørn Jagland is unsure of his future as leader of the Nobel Prize committee. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Jagland faces Nobel committee exclusion

Torbjørn Jagland believes giving the Nobel Peace Prize to the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo is the reason the Conservative Party is considering deposing him as head of the committee, the former Labour party chief said on Monday. READ  

Work begins to revamp government HQ in Oslo
Work begins on Norway's most expensive construction project. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Work begins to revamp government HQ in Oslo

Work began on Monday to demolish and revamp the Norwegian government's headquarters in Central Oslo after it was damaged in 2011 from the terrorist attack by Anders Behring Breivik. READ  

Norway's students to get work illness cash boost

Norway's students to get work illness cash boost

Students in Norway with part-time jobs are to be offered for the first time access to student loans to protect their income should they fall ill, announced the government on Monday. READ  

Over 800,000 callers suffer network problems
Norway's top mobile phone networks had technical problems affecting thousands across Norway. Angry woman with mobile: Shutterstock

Over 800,000 callers suffer network problems

Two of Norway's top mobile phone companies - Tele2 and Telenor - suffered severe network problems over the weekend that may have affected up to one million users. READ  

Cops swipe smugglers of Norwegian nappies
The nappies in the picture are not the nappies in the story. Nappy photo: Shutterstock

Cops swipe smugglers of Norwegian nappies

Police in northern Sweden have arrested two individuals with a haul of over 25,000 Norwegian nappies, which they believe were destined for the black market in eastern Europe. READ  

Statoil freezes oil sands project in Canada
Statoil photo: Shutterstock

Statoil freezes oil sands project in Canada

Norwegian oil company Statoil announced the postponement of an oil sands project in Canada due to rising costs and limited pipeline transport capacity. READ  

Norway commits military staff in fight against Isis
Foreign Minister Børge Brende and Defence Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide pledge Norwegian support in the war against terror. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Norway commits military staff in fight against Isis

Norway's government officially ruled to let five Norwegian officers be included in the US-led coalition's fight against ISIS in Iraq, on Friday. READ  

Muslim centre wanted on site of Munch Museum
Munch Museum in Oslo, set to move to a new site in the city. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Muslim centre wanted on site of Munch Museum

A foundation fronted by Conservative Party politician Aamir Sheikh wants to build a Muslim art centre on the current site of the Munch Museum in Tøyen, Oslo after the museum moves to Bjørvika in 2019. READ  

Norway can 'slightly boost' gas supply to EU
Norway's Energy Minister Tord Lien. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

Norway can 'slightly boost' gas supply to EU

Norway can slightly boost its gas supply this winter to EU countries hit by tensions with Russia over Ukraine but has little room for manoeuvre, the Norwegian energy minister Tord Lien said on Thursday in Brussels. READ  

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Fine and jail time for Nazi comments
Nazi swastika and paraphernalia. Photo: APA/Henning Kaiser

Fine and jail time for Nazi comments

A 27-year-old man has been handed a €7,200 fine and a one year prison sentence for inciting hatred and re-engagement in National Socialist activities. READ  

Study sounds warning alarm for Swiss cow bells
Cows wear ceremonial bells during the desalpe at Charmey. Photo: Caroline Bishop

Study sounds warning alarm for Swiss cow bells

The future of one of Switzerland’s most iconic symbols is under threat after a new study found that cow bells can damage the hearing and feeding habits of the alpine cows that wear them. READ  

City starts beer for alcoholics project
Photo: DPA

City starts beer for alcoholics project

A city in western Germany will start a controversial project on Wednesday to employ alcohol and drug addicts to clean the streets in return for beer, tobacco, food and small amounts of cash. READ  

VIDEO: How Denmark saved a small Iowa town
The Local's Justin Cremer returned to his home state of Iowa for this video report on Elk Horn. Photo: Shawn FitzGerald

VIDEO: How Denmark saved a small Iowa town

The town of Elk Horn, Iowa has always been proud of its Danish heritage but for most of its existence, the folks back in the motherland hardly knew it existed. The Local's Justin Cremer – himself an Iowa native – visited Elk Horn in summer 2014 for this video report on what happened when a pair of Danish documentaries put Elk Horn on the map. READ  

Spanish court suspends Catalan self-rule vote
Pro-independence Catalans protest with a banner reading "Disobey" in front of a Spanish government delegation in Barcelona on Monday . Photo: Josep Lago/AFP

Spanish court suspends Catalan self-rule vote

Spain's Constitutional Court on Monday suspended an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November 9th, although leaders of the rich north-eastern region vowed to press ahead anyway with preparations for the vote. READ  

Striking Air France pilots refuse to budge
Air France has moved to end a crippling air strike by proposing scrapping its plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary into Europe. Photo: Eric Feferberg/AFP

Striking Air France pilots refuse to budge

UPDATED: Defiant Air France pilots said they would continue their crippling strike on Thursday despite company chiefs proposing to scrap its plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary into Europe. Company chiefs had called for pilots to return to work "immediately". READ  

QUIZ: EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES
Test your Italian skills with our debut quiz

Test your Italian skills with our debut quiz

It's the European Day of Languages, so come and test your Italian language skills with The Local Italy's debut quiz. READ  

National
Scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles
A simple twist of fate led these Dylan fans to the same university. Photo: Gustav Mårtensson

Scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles

Five Swedish scientists have confessed that they have been quoting Bob Dylan lyrics in research articles and are running a wager on who can squeeze the most in before retirement. READ  

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