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Norway's massive wealth fund drops 73 companies
Demonstrators in Trondheim protest against "an unethical oil fund" in 2015. Photo: Ned Alley / NTB scanpix

Norway's massive wealth fund drops 73 companies
1 day ago

Norway's huge sovereign wealth fund has sold out of 73 companies last year because their social or environmental policies could hurt profitability.

Norwegian who raped Irish woman in sleep faces appeal
The Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin, Ireland. Photo: Criminal Courts of Justice

Norwegian who raped Irish woman in sleep faces appeal
22 hours ago

Irish prosecutors are hoping to overturn the suspended jail sentence of a Norwegian man who admitted to raping his Irish girlfriend up to ten times while she slept.

Elderly Norwegians arrested in Thailand for playing bridge
Photo: Colourbox

Elderly Norwegians arrested in Thailand for playing bridge
1 day ago

A game of bridge had an unexpected ending for 32 club members in Pattaya, including three Norwegian pensioners.

Norway top donor at Syria conference
Solberg meets British PM David Cameron at 10 Downing Street prior to the conference. Photo: Anne Marte Vestbakke / NTB scanpix

Norway top donor at Syria conference
2 days ago

Norway on Thursday pledged 10 billion kroner in aid response to the Syrian conflict – one seventh of the entire amount pledged at an international donor's conference.

Statoil cuts investments after heavy 2015 losses
Photo: Tore Meek / NTB scanpix

Statoil cuts investments after heavy 2015 losses
2 days ago

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has slashed investments and stepped up a cost-cutting programme after recording a huge annual loss for 2015 in the wake of tumbling oil prices.

Norway, Denmark among top three donors to Syria
Al Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, near the Sryian border. Photo: Scanpix/Muhammed Hamed

Norway, Denmark among top three donors to Syria
2 days ago

Nordic nations are doing well over their 'fair share' to help Syrian refugees.

Norway wants to return minors to Afghanistan
A man walks on a hilltop overlooking Kabul. Photo: Ahmad Masood/Reuters/Scanpix

Norway wants to return minors to Afghanistan
3 days ago

Backing a centre in Kabul would allow Norway to send back underage asylum seekers.

Nordic transgender film cheered despite Arab bans
The film's stars Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne in Copenhagen this week. Photo: Björn Lindgren/TT

Nordic transgender film cheered despite Arab bans
3 days ago

'The Danish Girl', starring Swede star Alicia Vikander, is being defended by human rights campaigners ahead of is Scandinavian launch, after being banned by six countries.

Features
How Norway's oil wealth will fend off hard times
Norway has prepared for when its oil wealth is behind it. Photo: Foto: Tore Meek / NTB scanpix

How Norway's oil wealth will fend off hard times
January 27, 2016

When times get tough, it never hurts to have €700 billion stashed away like Norway does in the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund to cushion the blow of plunging oil prices.

'No means no': Norway sends migrants on anti-rape courses
As part of the course, newcomers are shown an Amnesty International video about rape. Screenshot: Amnesty International

'No means no': Norway sends migrants on anti-rape courses
January 20, 2016

A look inside Norway's courses teaching refugees about sexual customs in their new country.

Norway might hold the answer to beating the winter blues
Tromsø. Photo: Mark Ledingham, Tromsø Kommune

Norway might hold the answer to beating the winter blues
January 08, 2016

Some 300 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø residents largely avoid seasonal depression – what's their secret?

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The best spots to enjoy Norway's ski season
Oslo winter park. Photo: Terje Borud/ VisitNorway

The best spots to enjoy Norway's ski season
November 26, 2015

With Norway's ski season already on, here's a look at of why so many eager skiers choose the Nordic country to practise their favourite winter sports.

Freedom is a bike for migrants at Arctic border
A man and his child cross the border at Storskog. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

Freedom is a bike for migrants at Arctic border
November 24, 2015

Neither snow nor freezing temps have put off the thousands of migrants who have crossed in to northeast Norway on two wheels.

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Norway gives new inside look at world’s biggest seed vault
Screenshot: Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Norway gives new inside look at world’s biggest seed vault
3 days ago

New video from the Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture tells the story of what has been called Norway’s “gift to the world”.

Norway daycare drops carnival over gender clichés
The daycare said that too many girls came as princesses, while boys opted for superhero costumes. Photo: Iris/Scanpix

Norway daycare drops carnival over gender clichés
3 days ago

When girls dress up like princesses and boys don superhero costumes it reinforces gender stereotypes that can harm children, a Trondheim nursery has decided.

Asylum seekers as young as 11 come to Norway married
Children play in the snow at an asylum centre in Kirkenes. Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

Asylum seekers as young as 11 come to Norway married
February 02, 2016

At least 61 minors were married when they sought asylum in Norway last year, figures from the Norwegian authorities show. The youngest was an eleven year old girl.

Nobel Peace Prize 2016
Trump, Snowden and Greek islanders in running for Nobel
Business tycoon Donald Trump and American whistleblower Edward Snowden are among the names being floated for the prize. Photos: Rick Wilking/Scanpix and Svein Ove Ekornesvåg / NTB scanpix

Trump, Snowden and Greek islanders in running for Nobel
February 02, 2016

The Peace Research Institute of Oslo is placing its bet on whistleblower Edward Snowden as the first names – including the far-fetched – roll in for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Norway prepares for possible school shooting
File photo of a 2012 training exercise in which police responded to a mock school shooting in Oslo. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB scanpix

Norway prepares for possible school shooting
February 01, 2016

The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection has pointed to two new risks for Norway: school shootings and food-borne infections.

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From our other editions
Asylum seeker found guilty of rape will not be deported
The Traiskirchen refugee camp. Photo: Voice of America/Wikimedia

Asylum seeker found guilty of rape will not be deported
AUSTRIA

A 17-year-old asylum seeker who raped a 72-year-old pensioner has been jailed for 20 months.

Swiss to vote on guaranteed income for all
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Swiss to vote on guaranteed income for all
SWITZERLAND

Pipe dream or practical plan? Swiss voters will soon be voting on a proposal to give every resident — whether they work or not — a guaranteed payment of 2,500 francs a month.

Germany tells Moscow to back off on alleged teen rape
Russian-Germans demonstrate over 'rape' incident in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Germany tells Moscow to back off on alleged teen rape
GERMANY

Germany on Wednesday warned Russia against "exploiting" a murky case involving the alleged rape of a German-Russian teenager in Berlin after Moscow hinted at an official cover-up.

Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine
Police said the girl will be fined, even though the pepper spray stopped her attacker. Photo: Colourbox

Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine
DENMARK

A 17-year-old girl who was physically and sexually attacked in Sønderborg will herself face charges for using pepper spray to fend off her assailant.

Video
Horror as man plunges to his death after forgetting his keys
Screen grab: LaSexta

Horror as man plunges to his death after forgetting his keys
SPAIN

A man plummeted to his death after trying to scale his apartment building in Alicante after locking himself out.

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