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200 evacuated as avalanche hits Arctic Svalbard

200 evacuated as avalanche hits Arctic Svalbard

Over 200 people have been evacuated in Longyearbyen, the capital of Norway’s Arctic Svalbard Archipelago, after an avalanche crashed through the town, demolishing two buildings.

'If you have an open mind, people are all the same'

'If you have an open mind, people are all the same'

John Andersen dropped out of high school to climb mountains. Decades later, the 73-year-old is still travelling the world - and it's been a priceless education.

 
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How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia, after trying several services, the answer was clear.

 
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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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How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

Don’t let inaction or ignorance about your US tax obligations ruin the New Year.

 
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Sami mark 100 years of annual gathering

Sami mark 100 years of annual gathering

February 6th is Sami National Day, and the 2017 edition is set to be particularly special as it marks the 100th anniversary of the first Sami congress held by Scandinavia’s indigenous people.

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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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Party like the Swiss at these eight spectacular carnivals

Party like the Swiss at these eight spectacular carnivals

It’s carnival season in Switzerland, a chance to indulge and make merry before the coming of Lent.

 

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The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

Need to send money to family or friends overseas? Have funds in foreign accounts you need to access in your new home? Sending money abroad may be cheaper and faster than you might think.

 
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The end of an era? Norway no longer the promised land for young Swedes

The end of an era? Norway no longer the promised land for young Swedes

Recruitment agencies in Oslo estimate a 60 percent decline in Swedes working in the Norwegian capital.

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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Norway and EU lock claws in crabbing dispute

Norway and EU lock claws in crabbing dispute

The EU and Norway are locked in a dispute over their different interpretations of a nearly 100-year-old treaty.

Norwegians told to seek their fortune in Sweden

Norwegians told to seek their fortune in Sweden

Unemployed Norwegians are being urged to head for greener pastures in Sweden.

In pictures: Twelve stunning Scandinavian swimming pools

In pictures: Twelve stunning Scandinavian swimming pools

If you're going to own a swimming pool in a Nordic nation, you may as well do it with style. Houzz.se editor in chief Sara Norrman takes a look at some of Scandinavia’s most striking pools.

Four out of five British expats fear Brexit will strip them of rights to live abroad

Four out of five British expats fear Brexit will strip them of rights to live abroad

Most British expatriates in the European Union are chiefly concerned that Brexit will strip them of their rights to live in their adopted country, according to the latest survey published on Wednesday.

World ski champ Johaug suspended 13 months for doping

World ski champ Johaug suspended 13 months for doping

The Norwegian Sports Confederation on Friday suspended cross-country skier Therese Johaug for 13 months after she tested positive for steroids, the ski federation said.

Norway school accused of censoring Christmas songs

Norway school accused of censoring Christmas songs

A primary school in Stavanger has been criticized for not allowing children to sing the hymn ‘Deilig er jorden’ at the school’s Christmas party, but the school’s principle says the media has gotten the story all wrong.

Just days after switch from FM, Norway’s DAB system goes down

Just days after switch from FM, Norway’s DAB system goes down

Broken fibre optics cables caused the DAB system to go down across large parts of Norway on Wednesday night, mere days after the country began its controversial switchover from FM to digital radio.

New location proposed for contentious Utøya memorial

New location proposed for contentious Utøya memorial

The youth wing of Norway’s Labour Party (AUF) and a support group for the families of Utøya victims have proposed moving the controversial ‘Memory Wound' memorial in order to avoid a legal battle.

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.

Russian TV: Norway is in the midst of a vegetable crisis. Norway: Uh, no we’re not.

Russian TV: Norway is in the midst of a vegetable crisis. Norway: Uh, no we’re not.

According to Russia’s Channel One, the nation’s largest broadcaster, a vegetable shortage has Norwegians stores limiting the number of veggies customers can buy.

US will ‘moderate commitment’ to Nato if allies don’t spend more. Can Norway hit the goal?

US will ‘moderate commitment’ to Nato if allies don’t spend more. Can Norway hit the goal?

US Defence Secretary James Mattis used his first Nato meeting to assure its allies of Washington's commitment to the alliance but he also delivered an ultimatum to American allies.

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Norway prepares for controversial FM radio shutdown

Norway prepares for controversial FM radio shutdown

Norway on Wednesday will become the first country in the world to start shutting down its FM radio network in favour of digital radio, a bold move watched closely by other countries around Europe.