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Breivik's letters seized over terror fears
Breivik's lawyer Geir Lippestad, who says Brevik has appealed the decision (library photo). Photo: Peder Gjersøe/NTB scanpix

Breivik's letters seized over terror fears

Norway's prison authorities said Monday they had seized over 200 letters from mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik to prevent him from setting up a network outside jail. READ  

Norway 'too slow' to tackle extremism: report
Linda Alzaghari says Norway needs to act more quickly. Photo: Anette Karlsen / NTB scanpix

Norway 'too slow' to tackle extremism: report

Norway is acting too slowly against radicalization and violent extremism as more and more people from Norway head off to war in the Middle East, a new report has warned. READ  

Housemaid jailed for killing boss over will
The judges in the Court of Appeal on Thursday. Photo: Torstein Bøe/NTB scanpix

Housemaid jailed for killing boss over will

A Norwegian housemaid who was set to inherit a fortune from her millionaire employer has lost her appeal against her conviction for his murder. READ  

Gaza doc named Norway's person of year
Mads Gilbert pictured in November. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Gaza doc named Norway's person of year

A outspoken Norwegian doctor whose efforts to treat Palestinians wounded in the Gaza conflict garnered worldwide attention has been named person of the year by the country’s largest tabloid, Verdens Gang (VG). READ  

SAS to slash costs as profits nosedive
SAS profits took a dive in the fourth quarter. Photo: TT

SAS to slash costs as profits nosedive

Troubled Scandinavian airline SAS reported a sharp fall in net profits for the fourth quarter on Thursday and announced further cost-cutting measures to meet increasing competition from budget airlines. READ  

Prostitute beats off taxman in Oslo court
Oslo District Court. Photo: Mahlun

Prostitute beats off taxman in Oslo court

A prostitute won a landmark victory against police in an Oslo court on Wednesday, when it ruled that police were wrong to claim taxes for the money she had made selling sex in the Norwegian capital. READ  

Solberg: the fight for freedom isn't won
Solberg addresses the press conference. Photo: Terje Pedersen/NTB scanpix

Solberg: the fight for freedom isn't won

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg placed her focus on the international security situation at her traditional six-monthly press conference on Wednesday, and condemned Tuesday’s Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan. READ  

Rwandan man guilty of genocide: Norway court
Prosecutor Marit Bakkevig Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / Scanpix

Rwandan man guilty of genocide: Norway court

A Norwegian court has convicted a Rwandan man of involvement in the killings of 2,000 people during the 1994 genocide in the central African country. READ  

Future Norway envoy withdraws candidacy
George Tsunis speaking to the US senate earlier this year. Source: Screen Grab

Future Norway envoy withdraws candidacy

A much-maligned businessman nominated by US President Barack Obama to be ambassador to Norway has withdrawn his candidacy, saying: "It is over." READ  

Norwegian farmed salmon is safe: report
Norway is the world's biggest producer of farmed salmon. Photo: Terje Maroy/Scanpix/AFP

Norwegian farmed salmon is safe: report

Farmed Norwegian salmon - repeatedly criticized for its supposed effects on health - can be safely eaten even by pregnant women, a new report by experts said on Monday. READ  

Features
Interview
The key to happiness: pain, politics and poverty
What makes Norwegians happy? Photo: Shutterstock

The key to happiness: pain, politics and poverty

Long, dark winter nights, the government getting you down, and Christmas bringing an endless cycle of shopping and debt? Well, latest research reveals suffering, bad politicians, and money problems can actually make you happier. The Local meets Professor Joar Vittersø of the Arctic University in Tromsø, who explains why being happy is more about sufferance than smiles. READ  

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Ten reasons why Norway is king of the world
Royal reasons why Norway is the world's best 'kingdom'. File photo of a king: Shutterstock

Ten reasons why Norway is king of the world

Norway has more than just government wealth making it officially the most prosperous country in the world. But The Local discovers it's far more than just oil money making this Nordic nation a world-beater. READ  

Explore Norway
10 best places to visit in North Norway this winter

10 best places to visit in North Norway this winter

Northern Norway this month made the Lonely Planet's Top 5 list for best regions for travellers to go to in 2015. The Local takes a tour of one of Europe's most scenic destinations and reveals some of the coolest places to see and things to do in the Arctic Circle and beyond. 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  

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Norwegian chief cashes in with share sale
Bjørn Kjos presents Norwegian's third-quarter results in October. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB

Norwegian chief cashes in with share sale

The founder Norwegian, Bjørn Kjos, is planning to sell shares equivalent to 2 percent of the fast-growing budget airline, it was announced on Monday. READ  

Norway seeks answers over mobile bugging
Kjell Ingolf Ropstad, deputy chairman of the parliamentary justice committee, is looking for answers. Photo: Vidar Ruud/NTB scanpix

Norway seeks answers over mobile bugging

Norway's government is under pressure from MPs after revelations this weekend that suspicious mobile base stations sited around Oslo were used to spy on people’s mobile phone use. READ  

Introducing The Local's brand new logo

Introducing The Local's brand new logo

The Local has been providing news in English from around Europe for ten years. To mark this milestone, we are delighted to unveil our fresh new logo. Paul Rapacioli explains. READ  

Norway extends Russian military freeze
Flags photo: Shutterstock

Norway extends Russian military freeze

Norway announced on Friday it is extending a freeze in military cooperation with Russia until the end of 2015 because of its neighbour's role in the Ukrainian crisis. READ  

Revealed: spy equipment in central Oslo
Leader of the Christian Democrats, Knut Arild Hareide, talks on his mobile on his way to Norway's parliament last month. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

Revealed: spy equipment in central Oslo

Spy equipment that can be used to eavesdrop on the mobile phones of politicians and ordinary Norwegians has been discovered in several places in the Oslo area, including close to the country’s parliament, newspaper Aftenposten has revealed. READ  

Norway scraps subsidies to seal hunters

Norway scraps subsidies to seal hunters

UPDATED: Norway's parliament has voted to scrap a controversial subsidy for seal hunting, potentially spelling the end of the much-criticized activity, a lawmaker told AFP on Friday. READ  

Malala weeps at sight of bloodied school uniform
Photo: Fredrik Varfjell/POOL/AFP

Malala weeps at sight of bloodied school uniform

Pakistan's teen Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai burst into tears Thursday at the sight of the bloodied school uniform she was wearing the day the Taliban shot her. READ  

Nobel Peace Prize 2014
Nobel protester sought to decry Mexico 'killings'
Photo: Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix

Nobel protester sought to decry Mexico 'killings'

A young man who disrupted the Nobel prize ceremony in Oslo by waving a Mexican flag streaked with red said Thursday he did it to denounce the alleged killing of students by Mexican authorities. READ  

Lost Disney short film found in Norway
The National Library of Norway (pictured) said it had digitized the film and sent a copy to The Walt Disney Company. Photo: Nasjonalbiblioteket/Wikicommons

Lost Disney short film found in Norway

A copy of a 1927 Walt Disney cartoon which was thought to be lost has been found in northern Norway, the country's National Library said on Thursday. READ  

Mexican fined for protest at Nobel ceremony
Photo: Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix

Mexican fined for protest at Nobel ceremony

A man who disrupted the Nobel prize ceremony in Oslo by waving a Mexican flag streaked with red in front of the peace prize laureates has been fined, Norwegian police said Thursday. READ  

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Austrian jihad teen girl 'likely killed'
Sabina (L) and Samra (R). Photo: APA/Interpol

Austrian jihad teen girl 'likely killed'

According to David Scharia, a senior Israeli expert of the United Nations Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTED), one of the two teenage girls who fled to Syria in Spring to join the jihad has been killed in fighting. READ  

Swiss spills beans about guarding the pope
Photo: David Geisser

Swiss spills beans about guarding the pope

Although better known today for their colourful uniforms than their centuries-old reputation as fearless warriors, the Swiss Guards remain a powerful symbol of the Vatican. The Local speaks to David Geisser, one of the latest recruits, about a career protecting popes.
 READ  

Opinion
What does Dresden have against Muslims?
The baroque skyline of Dresden Photo: DPA

What does Dresden have against Muslims?

The Pegida movement (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) was unknown three months ago. Now it's making Dresden famous - for all the wrong reasons. READ  

Denmark passes dual citizenship bill
American expat Larry Feinberg and Anne Marie Dalgaard of Danes Worldwide in the Danish parliament just prior to the vote on dual citizenship. Photo: David S. Miller

Denmark passes dual citizenship bill

Thursday marked "a great day for expats" as the Danish parliament agreed to implement dual citizenship. The Local spoke to supporters and detractors of dual citizenship about the change. READ  

Fugitive killer mocks judges from Caribbean

Fugitive killer mocks judges from Caribbean

In a story that could come straight from Hollywood, a man facing 20 years in prison in Spain for murder has been sending postcards to his trial judge from the Caribbean, despite there being an international warrant for his arrest. READ  

French ex-airline boss: Missing MH370 a cover up
Photo: Shutterstock

French ex-airline boss: Missing MH370 a cover up

A former airline boss is making waves in France after he claimed that the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in March had been covered up, and that the aircraft was likely hijacked by a hacker and possibly shot down by the US. READ  

Eritrean migrant gives birth on Italian Navy ship
Aloniab Nahom was born at around 2.00am this morning on board the Etna vessel. Photo: Marina Militare

Eritrean migrant gives birth on Italian Navy ship

A baby boy was born on board an Italian Navy ship on Tuesday to an Eritrean mother, one of 430 boat migrants saved this morning off the coast of Sicily. READ  

SAS plane 'near miss' fears blamed on weed
Mikhail Vanin, Russia's ambassador in Copenhagen. Photo: TT

SAS plane 'near miss' fears blamed on weed

Russia's ambassador to Denmark has made light of Swedish concerns over a Russian military jet's alleged near-miss with a passenger plane, suggesting Swedish authorities may have smoked too much cannabis. READ  

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