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Norway terror: Five years later
Norway PM: ‘Time does not heal all wounds’
PM Erna Solberg, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit lay wreaths in Oslo on Friday as Norway marks five years since the terror attack that killed 77 people. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt

Norwegian PM Erna Solberg addressed the nation on Friday as Norway marked the fifth anniversary of a right-wing fanatic’s hateful terrorist attack.

Man kicked off Norwegian flight over 'Isis tattoo'
A Norwegian plane at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

A Norwegian flight from Sweden was delayed after it was claimed that one of the passengers had an Isis flag tattooed on his arm.

Norway terror: Five years later
Norway's open values intact five years after Breivik attack
The inscription reads: "If one man can display so much hate, think of how much love we can all display together". Photo: Dennis Lehmann/Scanpix

"If July 22nd, 2011 was a test for democracy, I think one can say we have passed it."

Man who fired on Norway police used starter's gun
File photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix

The Bergen man who precipitated Monday’s rare police shooting fired on officers with a starter police.

Norwegian skier stripped of wins over asthma mistake
Martin Sundby competing in the Oslo Skishow last month. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

Norwegian cross country skier Martin Sundby has been deprived of his wins in the 2015 Tour de Ski and banned for two months for using a banned asthma drug.

Norway is the best at doing what the EU says
Norwegian PM Erna Solberg and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

Norway tops the Internal Market Scoreboard for the third year running.

Norway’s oil fund making a killing off Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go players hunt virtual monsters in Bergen. Photo: Erik Johansen / NTB scanpix

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the largest of its kind in the world, is earning good money off the Pokémon Go craze.

Norway terror: Five years later
New Utøya learning centre honours victims and survivors
AUF leader Mani Hussaini spoke at the centre's opening ceremony on Tuesday. Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB scanpix

Thirteen teens were killed in a cafe building on Utøya five years ago. On Tuesday, a memorial and learning centre was opened to pay tribute to the victims.

Norway police involved in rare shooting
It had been "many years" since Hordaland police fired their weapons. File photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Hordaland police shot a man twice on Monday, equalling the number of shots fired by officers in all of 2014.

Features
Norway terror: Five years later
Five years after Utøya: A tale of personal triumph
Marte Ødegården was severely injured in the Utøya attack but has fought back to reclaim her life. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

Marte Ødegården was nearly killed on Utøya. In the five years that have passed, she has worked hard to be able to carve out a good life again.

Opinion
Why we are part of the Brexit problem - and what to do
Photo: AFP

It’s been a long night, and for those of us Brits who have made our lives elsewhere in Europe, it will be a long road ahead writes The Local's managing editor James Savage.

Norwegian teens to skateboard through Europe
From left: Mathias Aleksander Hansen, Fredrik Ringen, Johannes Veine Wiig, Tobias Skammelsrud Madsen. Photo: Filippa Torjusen / NRK

Their adventure includes pitstops in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and France.

Brexit
Norway's 'out-but-in', a model for Brexit?
Norwegian PM Erna Solberg and British PM David Cameron in 2014. Norway has urged Britain to stay in the EU. Photo: Nina Eirin Rangøy/NTB Scanpix

Hailing the Norwegian model as an example to follow is the result of "a great misunderstanding", some say.

 'Tick here please': Changing gender in Norway gets easier
When I look like a woman, it's the opposite, there are lots of colours in my head and around me:" John Jeanette. Photo: NTB Scanpix

As the commander of a Cold War submarine tracking the Soviets, John Jeanette's dresses were stashed away in a locker reserved for top-secret documents.

More news
Chinese group pays $600m for Norway's Opera browser
Opera's Oslo offices. Photo: Gorm Kallestad / Scanpix

A Chinese consortium has bought the Opera internet browser for $600 million (€543 million), its Norwegian developer said Monday, after a public share offer for the company failed.

Three arrested after mass brawl in Oslo
Police received reports of the brawl late on Sunday night. Photo: Krister Sørbø / NTB scanpix

One man was left injured after the fight broke out on Sunday night.

Norway Lynx numbers 'lowest in twelve years'
Eurasian lynx. Photo: Tom Bech/Flickr

Counts of Lynx in the Norwegian wild before this year's hunting season are at their lowest since 2004.

Security in Oslo tightened after Nice attack
French ambassador Jean-François Dobelle outside the embassy on Oslo on July 15th, 2016. Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold/NTB scanpix

Targets of potential anti-French attacks in Oslo are being closely protected in the wake of Thursday night's deadly violence in Nice. No Norwegian victims of the attack have been reported.

Norwegian doubles profits in second quarter
Inside Norwegian's new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. File photo: Heiko Junge/NTB scanpix

Airline Norwegian has posted a gross profit of 930 million kroner ($111 million) for the second quarter of 2016 - twice as much as during the same quarter last year.

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From our other editions
Tattooist jailed for drawing penis instead of Yin Yang sign
Landesgericht St. Pölten

An Austrian woman who wanted a tattoo of a Yin Yang sign on her back was left in tears after a hobby tattooist decided to draw a penis and the word ‘Fuck’ there instead.

Police break up dispute over late-night laundry
File photo: Chris Marquardt

Neighbours come to blows over the sensitive Swiss issue of when to do your laundry...

Würzburg axe attack
Isis releases video of Bavaria train attacker making threats
An ambulance on the scene in Würzburg. Photo: DPA

Terror group Isis have released a video which apparently shows the teenager who attacked passengers with an axe on a train in Bavaria on Monday making threats.

Five million Danish ID numbers sent to Chinese firm
The CPR numbers and health information of 5.3 million residents was sent to a Chinese company. Photo: Colourbox

If you lived in Denmark between 2010 and 2012, it’s almost certain that your personal identification number (CPR number) and health information ended up in the hands of a Chinese company.

Woof! How to find dog-friendly beaches in Spain
Rufus enjoying one of Spain's dog friendly beaches. Photo: Fiona Govan

There are still some sandy corners of Spain that will welcome man's best friend.

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Norwegian school permits burkini in swimming classes
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Norway's ‘biggest sovereignty concession’ to EU in years
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Norway boosts defence against Russia threat
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FACT-CHECK: No, Norway isn’t banning diesel and petrol cars
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FACT-CHECK: No, Norway isn’t banning diesel and petrol cars – yet
Norway aims to be climate-neutral by 2030
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Migrant numbers plunge as Norway now 'less attractive'
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Record number of kids mark Norway's National Day
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All 13 on board die in Norway helicopter crash
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Global protests condemn 'legal kidnapping' in Norway
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Norway to allow gay church weddings
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Church of Norway to allow same-sex weddings
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'No means no': Norway sends migrants on anti-rape courses
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For first time, majority in Norway don’t believe in God
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Norway preps 'breakthrough' on gender change
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Breivik says he'll fight 'to the death' for Nazism
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