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Russia report Norway to WTO over fish dispute
Minister of Fishery, Elisabeth Aspaker (Høyre - The Right Wing Party) confirms that there is a conflict with Russia about fishing crew fees. Photo: Per Tormod Nilsen / NTB scanpix

Russia report Norway to WTO over fish dispute

Russia is set to report Norway to the World Trading Organization (WTO) because it believes the Scandinavian country discriminates against Russian fishing crews, it was announced on Friday. READ  

Norway's terror high alert is over: PST
Minister of Justice Anders Anundsen (left), PST chief Benedicte Bjørnland and police director Odd Reidar Humlegård during Thursday's press conference. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

Norway's terror high alert is over: PST

Norway has downgraded its national terror alert on Thursday to the same level as it was prior to last week's threat. READ  

FL Fart get dead fan’s 4 million kroner windfall
Norwegian football club FL Fart inherited 4 million kroner from a lifelong fan. female soccer team Shutterstock

FL Fart get dead fan’s 4 million kroner windfall

A first-division woman’s football team in Norway received millions of kroner after an elderly man passed away and left all his money to the club. READ  

Second man arrested in imam attack
Police guard the Central Jamaat Ahle-Sunnat mosque in Oslo. Photo: Fredrik Hove / NTB scanpix

Second man arrested in imam attack

Norwegian police have arrested on Thursday a second suspect in the case of the attempted murder of the imam of Oslo's main mosque in mid-June. READ  

Israel appoints new Norway ambassador
Naim Araidi, Israel's former ambassador to Norway, is to be replaced. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB scanpix

Israel appoints new Norway ambassador

Israel has chosen Raphael Schutz as new Norway ambassador to replace Naim Araidi, who was called home earlier this year amid controversy. READ  

Swiss coach crash inquiry gives verdict
Unworn seat belts were a cause of injury from the Eurobus coach crash in Namsskogan, Norway. Photo: seat belt Shutterstock

Swiss coach crash inquiry gives verdict

An investigation as to why a Swiss coach crashed in Norway on Tuesday, killing four and injuring others, revealed unworn seat belts to be a contributing factor to the scale of passenger injuries. READ  

Norway's Deila suffers Champions League woe
Ronny Deila's Celtic endured a humiliating defeat against Legia Warsaw. Photo: Leszek Szymañski / NTB scanpix

Norway's Deila suffers Champions League woe

Celtic lost 4-1 against Legia Warsaw in a nightmare Champion League result under Norwegian boss Ronny Deila on Wednesday. READ  

Circus camel escapes again
Ali the camel believes the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Photo: Knut Jegersen / NTB scanpix.

Circus camel escapes again

For the second time in 24 hours, a camel has taken the hump and fled a travelling circus in Norway. On Wednesday Ali the camel was again seen by locals grazing on a public roadside in Stjørdal. READ  

'Still a specific attack threat': terror expert
Kjetil Stormark, journalist and terrorism expert. Photo: Erlend Aas / NTB scanpix

'Still a specific attack threat': terror expert

Norwegian police were right to call a national alert after they learnt a terror group from Syria had fake ID documents and were set to enter Norway, claims a terrorism expert on Wednesday. READ  

Swiss death-crash bus: fourth victim dies
The damaged Swiss tour bus. Photo: Terje Næss / NTB scanpix

Swiss death-crash bus: fourth victim dies

A fourth victim has died after Tuesday's coach crash in central Norway. READ  

Features
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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  

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Feature: Norway's Dalai Lama dilemma
The Dalai Lama visiting Oslo in 2005. Photo: Håkon Mosvsvold Larsen/Scanpix

Feature: Norway's Dalai Lama dilemma

A planned visit by the Dalai Lama has Oslo torn between its will to warm up frozen ties with China and warnings from the public not to compromise its stance on human rights, writes AFP's Pierre-Henry Deshayes. READ  

FEATURE: Norway's bitter rivalry with Sweden
The Swedes jump for joy after winning gold in the Men's Relay 4x10km. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

FEATURE: Norway's bitter rivalry with Sweden

If you thought the Winter Olympics are just about the Cold War-style ice hockey rivalry between North America and Russia then think again. The enmity between Nordic neighbours Sweden and Norway on the supposedly placid tracks of the cross country skiing can barely be matched for bad blood. READ  

FEATURE:  Norway's mountain start-up hub
Eirik Høyme Rogn gazing out over the landscape around Vang. Photo: Facebook.

FEATURE: Norway's mountain start-up hub

Meet Eirik Høyme Rogn, the man who is trying to turn a tiny mountain village in central Norway into a hub for internet entrepreneurs. READ  

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Norway continues to downgrade terror alert
Bjørvika, central Oslo: The security level of several ports was increased as the threat level went up. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

Norway continues to downgrade terror alert

Norway further returns to normal after the terror alert, as Norwegian ports relax their security levels at less exposed coastal facilities. READ  

Mother and son die in motorcycle crash tragedy
Mother and son hit a mobile caravan on E6 in Norway. Photo: Motorcycle helmet on a wet street

Mother and son die in motorcycle crash tragedy

A mother and her 16-year-old son died when the motorcycle they were riding hit a camper van in Gudbrandsdalen on Tuesday. READ  

Swiss death-crash bus: driver charged
Rescue teams aid tour bus that crashed into a rock face on E18 in Namsskogan on Tuesday. Photo: Terje Næss / NTB scanpix

Swiss death-crash bus: driver charged

A driver of a coach from Switzerland that crashed in central Norway, killing three and leaving one seriously injured, has been charged for careless driving on Tuesday. READ  

Norwegian boy stung by scorpion on ferry
Eight-year-old survives potentially deadly insect bite. Photo: Scorpion crawling Shutterstock

Norwegian boy stung by scorpion on ferry

The scorpion caused havoc on a ferry trip between Denmark and Norway after the creature bit an eight-year-old boy and forced the vessel to head for emergency aid on Tuesday. READ  

Beach cleaners find polar bear stuck in net
Polar bear gets caught up in an Arctic cleaning project in Norway. Photo: Polar bear paw Shutterstock

Beach cleaners find polar bear stuck in net

A polar bear trapped in a net was one of the stranger discoveries found by volunteers in Northern Norway, working on a beach cleaning project this year. READ  

Camel goes walkabout on Norway roundabout
Police rescued an escaped circus camel in Trøndelag. Photo: Tor Aage Hansen / NTB scanpix

Camel goes walkabout on Norway roundabout

A circus camel had to be rescued after it escaped its owners and went for a walk around a Norwegian town on Tuesday. READ  

Government vows to cover costs of terror alert
Minister of Finance Siv Jensen will take care of the terror alert costs. Photo: Anette Karlsen / NTB scanpix

Government vows to cover costs of terror alert

The government will cover the additional costs incurred by the police and other organizations linked to the terror threat, said Norway's minister of finance. READ  

Muslim leaders must curb extremism: Labour
Jonas Gahr Støre. Photo: Vegard Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Muslim leaders must curb extremism: Labour

Muslim leaders must take more responsibility for stopping hardline extremism, said Norway's Labour Party chairman on Tuesday, in the wake of the terror alerts in Norway. READ  

Swedish terrorism expert slams Norway terror alert
Information or propaganda? Statsbygg put up a poster about the terror incidents on the 22nd of July 2011 and plans for the work on the damaged government buildings. Photo: Berit Roald / Scanpix

Swedish terrorism expert slams Norway terror alert

A Swedish terrorism researcher has blasted Norway's handling of its recent terror threat, saying the day the threat began was a "total intelligence failure". READ  

Norway set to reduce terror alert
Jon Ståle Stamnes, Assistant National Police Commissioner at The Norwegian Police Directorate. Photo: Audun Braastad / NTB scanpix

Norway set to reduce terror alert

Norway's terror alert level will be reduced from Tuesday, but security will still be somewhat tighter than normal, police chiefs said on Monday. READ  

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The best words in Austrian German
Which one is the Austrian word for tomato? Photo: APA/dpa

The best words in Austrian German

If you’ve lived in Germany, or you learnt Hochdeutsch at school, you may be surprised by some of the language differences between Austria and parts of Germany. READ  

Federer forced to tear down kids' play area
The star has an ongoing dispute with his neighbours. Photo: Sang Tan/Pool/AFP

Federer forced to tear down kids' play area

Authorities have demanded that Swiss tennis champ Roger Federer remove a children’s play area in the garden of his holiday home after neighbours objected. READ  

Germany evacuates embassy in Libya
Black smoke billowing from a storage depot of fuel that was hit by a rocket the night before near the airport in Tripoli on July 28th. Photo: EPA/SABRI ELMHEDWI

Germany evacuates embassy in Libya

UPDATE: Germany pulled its embassy staff out of Tripoli on Monday, a day after advising all its citizens currently in Libya to leave the strife-torn country immediately. READ  

Denmark to look at decriminalising drugs
Photo: Klaus Holsting/Polfoto

Denmark to look at decriminalising drugs

The WHO's surprising recommendation to decriminalise personal drug use has MPs planning to reevaluate Denmark's national drug policies. READ  

Magaluf 'oral sex' bar shut down
Playhouse club and Carnage Magaluf (not pictured), the firm organizing the bar crawl, will also have to pay a €55,000 fine. File Photo: Jaime Reina/AFP

Magaluf 'oral sex' bar shut down

A nightclub in the notorious Spanish holiday resort of Magaluf in Majorca has been forced to close for a year by local authorities following a sex-for-drinks scandal which made international headlines. READ  

Why topless French women are covering up
Why going topless on French beaches is no longer de rigueur. Photo: Shutterstock

Why topless French women are covering up

Topless sunbathers were once synonymous with French beaches, but with the trend apparently no longer de rigeur, The Local looks at why French women no longer feel the need, or feel comfortable taking their tops off on the beaches. READ  

Italy has slowest broadband in EU: report
More than a third of Italians have never used the internet. Broadband image: Shutterstock

Italy has slowest broadband in EU: report

Fewer people in Italy have high-speed internet at home than in any other EU country, a new report says. Super-fast broadband barely exists in the country, with rural areas worst served. READ  

US aircraft 'violates' Swedish airspace

US aircraft 'violates' Swedish airspace

A mystery airplane that passed over Swedish airspace recently has been revealed as an American aircraft, sources revealed on Thursday. READ  

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