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Soccer boss gets 'video nasty' with Norway team
Norway football coach Per Mathias Høgmo. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

Soccer boss gets 'video nasty' with Norway team

Norway's national team coach is set to use an advanced video surveillance system to snoop on everything his players do during training and matches as a means to improve performance. READ  

Norway, Sweden may co-host 2026 Olympics
Tromdheim to co-host the 2026 Winter Olympics may be a slippery slope. Photo: Ned Alley / Scanpix

Norway, Sweden may co-host 2026 Olympics

Top Norwegian sports officials want to make a joint bid for Norway and Sweden to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. READ  

Solberg to visit flood devastation in Norway
A house in Flåm destroyed by the heavy floods. Photo: Tore Meek / NTB scanpix

Solberg to visit flood devastation in Norway

Norway's Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, will visit Aurland in West Norway - weather permitting - to see the extent of this week's flood damage for herself, it was announced on Thursday. READ  

Rise of the Norwegian wolverine
An adult wolverine. Photo: Shutterstock

Rise of the Norwegian wolverine

The number of wolverines across Norway has risen 15 percent this year, highlighting a boom in the endangered species, says a top animal protection group. READ  

Turkey: Norway embassy sent suspect packages
The Norwegian embassy in located in Ankara, Turkey. Photo: Shutterstock

Turkey: Norway embassy sent suspect packages

The Norwegian embassy in Ankara and the Turkish foreign ministry on Thursday received suspicious packages, officials said, the latest in a string of such incidents in the country. READ  

Avalanche update: Mount Mannen more stable
A recent shot of Mount Mannen. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Avalanche update: Mount Mannen more stable

The movements of rock masses that threaten to create an avalanche on Mount Mannen in south-western Norway have slowed down significantly due to the weather, said geologists on Thursday. READ  

Norway to send troops to Iraq and Afghanistan
Erna Solberg is backing the US-led coalition in Iraq and NATO's objectives in Afghanistan. Photo: Henrik Montgomery / TT / NTB scanpix

Norway to send troops to Iraq and Afghanistan

The government is set to send Norwegian soldiers to Iraq and Afghanistan, it was confirmed on Thursday. READ  

Russian fighter planes skirt Norwegian airspace
Norwegian F-16 fighter jets shadow the Russian planes which flew near the Nordic state's restricted airspace. Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix

Russian fighter planes skirt Norwegian airspace

Norway's air force was on high alert on Wednesday after eight Russian military airplanes were spotted over the sea, near to Norwegian restricted airspace. READ  

Norway's Statoil suffers shock profit loss
Statoil headquarters in Stavanger, south-west Norway. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

Norway's Statoil suffers shock profit loss

Norwegian oil giant Statoil posted on Wednesday an unexpected third-quarter loss owing to weak oil prices and a charge for depreciated assets. READ  

Severe flooding hits western Norway
A house on the River Opo, Odda, during the recent floods. Photo: Marit Hommedal/NTB scanpix

Severe flooding hits western Norway

Homes have been evacuated and people left stranded or homeless after major floods hit the west of Norway on Tuesday. 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
Badminton ace heads to Norway for drug test
Lee Chong Wei, badminton star and world number one. Photo: Shutterstock

Badminton ace heads to Norway for drug test

The world's number one men's badminton champion, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, must travel to Norway to complete a compulsory drug test that could see him banned from the sport after he failed initial testing in his home country. READ  

Mouse delays Norwegian plane five hours

Mouse delays Norwegian plane five hours

One small mouse caused a lengthy five hour delay for airline passengers travelling from Norway to the US on Tuesday. READ  

Bishop of Oslo returns to job after long absence
Bishop Ole Christian Kvarme. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

Bishop of Oslo returns to job after long absence

Bishop of Oslo, Ole Christian Kvarme, was back at work again on Tuesday after being on sick leave for almost eight months due to a heart operation. READ  

Mannen avalanche: A mountain of chaos
Geologist Lars Harald Blikra is uncertain of Mount Mannen's final movements. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Mannen avalanche: A mountain of chaos

Senior geologists have admitted they are stumped as to when and even if Mount Mannen in South Norway will suffer an avalanche, it was reported on Tuesday evening. READ  

Vicar wants farting baptism baby ad ban
Has a Norwegian charity failed to respectfully raise awareness to baptism in Norway? Shutterstock

Vicar wants farting baptism baby ad ban

A vicar in Norway was outraged and has called for a ban on a cinema commercial trying to promote baptism using a farting, rapping baby. READ  

Mount Mannen avalanche set to tumble on Tuesday
Troops and experts prepare for Mount Mannen avalanche. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Mount Mannen avalanche set to tumble on Tuesday

Experts studying the imminent avalanche on Mount Mannen in South Norway said it is "fairly probable" it will occur some time on Tuesday. READ  

Nav IT chief quits amid government inquiry
Robert Eriksson, Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion. Photo: Vegard Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Nav IT chief quits amid government inquiry

The IT director of Nav (Norwegian benefits system), Nina Aulie, quit her job abruptly on Monday prompting a government investigation as to why. READ  

Norway to spend millions on US-style Halloween
Halloween in Norway is now a new consumer 'season'. Photo: Erik Johansen, NTB scanpix

Norway to spend millions on US-style Halloween

Norwegians will this year spend around 260 million kroner ($40 million) on Halloween celebrations, according to one of Norway's top business organizations. READ  

Nordic Nature Prize omits Norway entrants

Nordic Nature Prize omits Norway entrants

This year's Nordic Council's Nature and Environment Prize will be contested without a single nominee from Norway in the running. READ  

Norway cuts subsidies to seal hunters
Photo: A young Grey Seal pup Shutterstock

Norway cuts subsidies to seal hunters

The Norwegian government is set to cut 12 million kroner of economic support for seal hunters, which could see the industry in jeopardy, warned critics of the move on Sunday. READ  

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Ten things to never say to an Austrian

Since it declared its everlasting neutrality on October 26, 1955, the national holiday, the Alpine country of Austria has gone from strength to strength, boasting a staggering twenty Nobel Prize laureates, including seven in physiology or medicine, five in chemistry, three in physics and economist Friedrich Hayek. READ  

Nadal calls time as Federer advances
Nadal: calling it quits for the season after upset loss. Photo: AFP

Nadal calls time as Federer advances

Teenage wildcard Borna Coric stunned Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel on Friday, a defeat which marked the end of the Spaniard's season. READ  

Thief distracts staff by squirting her breast milk
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Thief distracts staff by squirting her breast milk

A mother in central Germany came up with an unusual tactic to allegedly steal from a pharmacy on Monday. READ  

Pirate Bay founder guilty in historic hacker case
Swede Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was found guilty of hacking into CSC. File photo: Jan Düsing/Scanpix

Pirate Bay founder guilty in historic hacker case

UPDATED: Gottrid Svartholm Warg and his 21-year-old Danish co-defendant were found guilty on Thursday morning, with the Dane released on time served and Warg to be sentenced on Friday. READ  

'Scary clown' craze hits Spanish city
Coulrophobia, or fear of clowns, has swept across France in recent weeks. Photo of scary clown: Shutterstock

'Scary clown' craze hits Spanish city

A 'scary clown' craze that has caused panic across France in recent weeks has arrived in the northern Spanish city of Gijón, local media are reporting. READ  

France falls to Germans in nude swim tourney
A man holds medals during the naturist swimming championship. Photo: Sebastien Bozon/AFP

France falls to Germans in nude swim tourney

France is known for its clothing-optional beaches, but this weekend it was an international nude swimming competition that drew au naturel swimmers. And of course the Germans took the most medals. READ  

Ebola crisis
Uproar over US troops' Ebola quarantine in Italy
S troops at the Vicenza base. Photo: Edward Braly/HO US Army/AFP

Uproar over US troops' Ebola quarantine in Italy

The decision to put a dozen American soldiers returning from Liberia into quarantine for Ebola at their base near Venice rather than in the United States sparked controversy in Italy on Wednesday. READ  

Offbeat
Construction worker has 'Sweden's best beard'
Best beard winner Kristofer Larsson. Photo: Pontus Flatum

Construction worker has 'Sweden's best beard'

A father-of-two from west Sweden has fought off competition from more than a hundred hairy men to win a national prize in honour of his beard. READ  

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