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Norwegian was terrorist in Kenya mall attack
This man, clad in a black jacket, was the man a former neighbour identified as possibly being Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow - CCTV footage

Norwegian was terrorist in Kenya mall attack

20 hours ago

Norway's security services have confirmed that Hassan Dhuhulow, a Norwegian man of Somali decent, was one of the terrorists behind a brutal attack on a Nairobi shopping centre in 2013.

Bergen gallery revives Nazi art shows
Albert Janesch, Wassersport, 1936. Photo: Deutsche Historische Museum, Berlin

Bergen gallery revives Nazi art shows

23 hours ago

An art gallery in Bergen has reconstructed a series of Nazi art exhibitions shown in Germany and Norway before and during the Second World War.

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Norway pant maker goes for 'normal' models
One of Dressmann's new models. Photo: Screen Grab/YouTube

Norway pant maker goes for 'normal' models

23 hours ago

The Norwegian retail chain Dressmann has stopped advertising its boxer shorts with young models with washboard stomachs, instead modelling them on 'normal' men.

Norway migrant relatives charged with trafficking
The Swedish border at Svinesund in Østfold county. Photo: Johnny Larsen / NTB scanpix

Norway migrant relatives charged with trafficking

23 hours ago

A majority of the people charged in Norway for smuggling migrants across the border are related to those they are helping, police have told Norway's state broadcaster NRK.

Utøya 'God's payment for opposing Israel'
The book's writer Jeremy Hoff and Kjartan Mogen from Norway's Party of Christians. Photo: YouTube/Facebook

Utøya 'God's payment for opposing Israel'

1 day ago

The young people killed in 2011’s brutal terror attack on the island of Utøya deserved to die because their organisation was too critical of Israel, a new book by a US evangelical Christian has claimed.

Norway police fear press will spur refugee surge
Norway's Storskog border post. Photo: Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix

Norway police fear press will spur refugee surge

1 day ago

Norwegian Police are braced for a surge in the number of Syrian refugees crossing the country's border with Russia, after the Arctic route caught the attention of the world’s press.

Norwegians jailed for smuggling fake valium
The pharmacy sold the men chlorpheniramine telling them it was valium. Photo: Norwegian police

Norwegians jailed for smuggling fake valium

2 days ago

Two Norwegians have been jailed for smuggling, even though the pills they were caught with, which they told police were valium, were in fact antihistamines available over the counter.

Dead pianist's husband did time for beating her

Dead pianist's husband did time for beating her

2 days ago

The Norwegian husband of murdered pianist Natalia Strelchenko beat and threatened to kill her less than a year before they married, Norway's VG newspaper has discovered.

Norway's armed forces get organic underwear
Eco-friendly army underwear. Photo: Norwegian Armed Forces

Norway's armed forces get organic underwear

2 days ago

Norway's armed forces are embracing eco-friendly clothing, putting in a massive order for organic bras, boxer-shorts and pants.

Norway sends convicts to 'luxury' Dutch prison
Norgerhaven is a 'cushy' prison, with good facilities. Photo: Haakon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Norway sends convicts to 'luxury' Dutch prison

3 days ago

Norway on Tuesday sent a group of convicts to a jail in the Netherlands for the first time because its own prisons are filled to the brim.

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VIDEO: Origins of Danish language revealed
Norwegian filmmakers Esikld Fors and Anders Øvergaard said they love Denmark and its "slurry" language. Photo: Submitted

VIDEO: Origins of Danish language revealed

August 24, 2015

The Local spoke with Norwegian filmmaker Eskild Fors, whose video poking fun at the Danish language has gone viral in Denmark, about the difference between the two Scandinavian countries.

'Trekker Willi' heads to Norway at 18 km/h
Winfried Langer with his vintage tractor "Robert." Photo:DPA

'Trekker Willi' heads to Norway at 18 km/h

April 22, 2015

Spring is in the air and Trekker Willi, Germany's answer to Jack Kerouac, is hitting the road again aboard his trusty tractor “Robert” - with a destination well over the horizon.

Google Maps puts Pulpit Rock on Street View

March 03, 2015

Google Maps staff have trekked to the top of Pulpit Rock, one of Norway’s tourist attractions, making stunning views of the Lysefjorden available to anyone everywhere over the internet.

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VIDEO: Bird's eye view of Lofoten in winter

March 02, 2015

Moscow-based filmmaker Igor Byrko has has just released a beautiful birds-eye film of the Lofoten Islands in mid January, using a drone to pan over the ice-strewn shores, fishing villages, and dazzling peaks of one of Norway’s most beautiful regions.

Schumacher's Norway retreat sold for $3m
A photo from the sale documents. Photo: Screen grab from Finn.no

Schumacher's Norway retreat sold for $3m

February 26, 2015

The Norwegian mountain holiday home owned by Michael Schumacher has been sold for close to 22 million Norwegian kroner ($2.9m), as the former Formula One star continues his slow recovery in Switzerland.

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Stunning footage of girls skating Norway peaks
Ishtar Bäcklund taking a tight corner in the Norwegian mountains. Photo: Screengrab

Stunning footage of girls skating Norway peaks

September 01, 2015

Stunning footage of a group of mostly female downhill longboarders riding down the Norwegian mountains has gone viral, pulling in over 190,000 views on Vimeo.

Oslo church wants to remove 22 July memorial
The Oslo church council is adamant that the heart must eventually be removed. Photo: Oslo Church

Oslo church wants to remove 22 July memorial

September 01, 2015

Oslo's church council has been attacked for attempting to remove a sculpture commemorating the victims of Anders Breivik's 2011 twin terror attacks.

Norway company turns pine trees into hotdogs
This tasty hotdog could soon be part pine. Photo: Steven Depolo/Flickr

Norway company turns pine trees into hotdogs

September 01, 2015

A Norwegian biorefinery company has started turning waste wood fibre into a cream-like fat substitute which it claims can be used to make ice cream, mayonnaise and even hot dogs.

Smokers in Norway 'like Jews under the Nazis'
Geir Finne describes his platform to iTromso newspaper. Photo: Screen Grab

Smokers in Norway 'like Jews under the Nazis'

August 31, 2015

A politician from a fringe conservative party in the far north of Norway has compared the plight of smokers in the country to that of Jews during the Nazi occupation.

Norwegian arrested for murdering star pianist
Natalia Strelchenko was just reaching her maturity as a pianist. Photo: Natalia Strelchenko website

Norwegian arrested for murdering star pianist

August 31, 2015

The Norwegian husband of renowned concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko has been arrested by police in England on suspicion of murdering her.

Norway PM pushed to follow Merkel on asylum
Christian Democrat leader Knut Arild Hareide on Sunday called on Solberg to suspend the Dublin Regulation.

Norway PM pushed to follow Merkel on asylum

August 31, 2015

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg is under pressure to follow her German counterpart and stop sending refugees back to the country in which they first arrived in Europe.

Syrians cycled Norway's Arctic border in winter
The Norwegian Customs and border inspection post at Storskog. Photo: Gorm Kallestad/SCANPIX

Syrians cycled Norway's Arctic border in winter

August 31, 2015

A group of Syrian refugees cycled across Norway's Arctic border from Russia in midwinter, when temperatures reach a low of -30C and the sun does not rise.

Muhammad cartoon editor gets Norway prize
Flemming Rose. Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix

Muhammad cartoon editor gets Norway prize

August 31, 2015

Jyllands-Posten editor Flemming Rose, who was behind the controversial 2005 publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons, is being honoured by a Norwegian free speech group.

Swiss repay Norwegian creditors after huge fraud
Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Swiss repay Norwegian creditors after huge fraud

August 29, 2015

Swiss authorities will repay creditors around 700,000 francs in embezzled funds stashed in a Swiss bank account, in one of Norway's biggest-ever bankruptcies, prosecutors said this week.

Norway prize body to 'empty chair' Snowden
The Norwegian Nobel committee represented Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo with an empty chair in 2010. Photo: Photo: Heiko Junge/Scanpix

Norway prize body to 'empty chair' Snowden

August 29, 2015

Edward Snowden will be represented by an empty chair next week when he is honoured with a freedom of expression prize in Norway, as he fears extradition to the US, organisers said Friday.

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Migrant crisis
20,000 protest in Vienna over migrant treatment
Photo: Jody Manning

20,000 protest in Vienna over migrant treatment

AUSTRIA

Around 20,000 people demonstrated in Vienna on Monday against ill-treatment of migrants after the bodies of 71 refugees were found in an abandoned truck last week, police said.

One million throng Zurich techno party
Photo: Verein Street Parade, Zurich

One million throng Zurich techno party

SWITZERLAND

Around one million people thronged the streets of a sun-drenched Zurich on Saturday to take part in the city's annual techno Street Parade, organizers said.

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7 ways Germans get English totally wrong
Don't let their confidence fool you: Germans aren't always the best at English. Photo: DPA.

7 ways Germans get English totally wrong

GERMANY

As much as English-speakers might feel insecure about their Deutsch skills when faced with Germans' comparatively widespread grasp of English, Germans themselves often mess up English - in some pretty hilarious ways.

Denmark officially ushers in dual citizenship
As of Tuesday, it will be possible to get one of these without giving up your current citizenship. Photo: Colourbox

Denmark officially ushers in dual citizenship

DENMARK

After years of lobbying by expat groups within Denmark and the organization Danes Worldwide, dual citizenship will finally become a reality on Tuesday.

Migrant crisis
Madrid and Barcelona residents to welcome refugees into their homes
Syrain refugees arriving at a camp in Serbia. Photo: Aris Messinis / AFP

Madrid and Barcelona residents to welcome refugees into their homes

SPAIN

Madrid will join Barcelona to form a network of cities where residents can register to welcome into their homes some of the hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants arriving in Europe.

French farmers' protest
French farmers' tractor protest rolls into Paris
A convoy of tractors runs in a street of Paris on Thursday. Photo: AFP

French farmers' tractor protest rolls into Paris

FRANCE

UPDATED: Up to 1,700 tractors along with thousands of furious farmers descended on Paris on Thursday in a show of force to raise attention to their plight. Motorists have been told to stay off the roads.

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Ten Italian lifestyle habits to adopt immediately

Ten Italian lifestyle habits to adopt immediately

ITALY

The Italians have certain things sussed when it comes to well-being. From coffee culture to shopping at markets, we've picked up habits that have enhanced our lives here. Whether you live in Italy or not, here's a list of ways you too could adopt an Italian lifestyle.

Refugee crisis
How to help refugees if you live in Sweden
Asylum seekers in Halmstad, Sweden earlier this year. Photo: Anders Andersson/TT

How to help refugees if you live in Sweden

SWEDEN

As images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a Turkish beach spark debate around the world, The Local looks at some of the ways you can help refugees if you live in Sweden, which is continuing to take in more asylum seekers than any other EU nation.

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