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Record deportation figures weren’t enough for Norway

Record deportation figures weren’t enough for Norway

More people than ever were kicked out of the country last year but the government still fell short of its goal.

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‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

Paris, Madrid, Berlin... For internationally-minded students, it can be tough to choose where to attend university. But at ESCP Europe – one of the top business schools in the world – you don’t have to.

 
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‘I always felt there was something special about being from Iceland’

‘I always felt there was something special about being from Iceland’

Boas Kristjanson studied fashion in Antwerp and displayed his designs in Paris. But he couldn’t escape being Icelandic – nor did he want to. The young fashion designer tells The Local how his background has shaped his identity and his work – and why spirituality is a big part of that.

 
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Norway's human rights appeal over the prison conditions of Anders Breivik – explained

Norway's human rights appeal over the prison conditions of Anders Breivik – explained

A human rights appeal involving the detention of Norwegian mass shooter Anders Behring Breivik began by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on January 10.

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5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

Navigating the health care system in another country can be tough, and even when it all works out, sometimes you just miss the comfort of the system back home. But there's a solution.

 
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Sorry world, you can't watch ‘Skam’ outside of Norway anymore

Sorry world, you can't watch ‘Skam’ outside of Norway anymore

A dispute over music rights threatens to derail the runaway international success of the Norwegian teen series 'Skam'.

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Swiss military service: 'Fat doesn’t mean unfit to serve', says commission

Swiss military service: 'Fat doesn’t mean unfit to serve', says commission

The Swiss army should accept overweight people for military service, a Swiss government commission has said.

 

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Becoming an expat: where to start

Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn’t something to be taken lightly. There’s plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?

 
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Norwegian set a new passenger record in 2016

Norwegian set a new passenger record in 2016

Nearly 30 million travellers used the budget carrier last year.

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Norway jails US exec for seven years over graft

Norway jails US exec for seven years over graft

The case has been dubbed "the biggest corruption scandal in Norwegian history".

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