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Stolen Dachau camp gate found in Norway

An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago has been found in Norway, police said Friday.

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Mette Helbæk: ‘We have a basic human need to connect'

Minimalism permeates Nordic culture, from design to small talk to food. But what is it about such simple cuisine that keeps Nordic restaurants fully booked? Star Danish chef Mette Helbæk tells The Local about simplicity, sustainability, and the beauty of scarcity.

 
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Norwegian grandmaster adds sex appeal to chess

Magnus Carlsen is hoping to prove that "smart is the new sexy"

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Science wars in the age of Donald Trump

Two University of Bergen professors on what Trump's election can mean for the scientific community.

The world's best cheese comes from Norway

When one thinks of countries renowned for their cheese, Norway isn’t likely the first to spring to mind. And if those outside of the Nordic nation know anything about Norwegian cheese at all, they probably associate it with brunost, a type of sweet brown goat's cheese.

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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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Swiss firm buys controversial Mars One project

A British-Dutch project aiming to send an unmanned mission to Mars by 2018 announced Friday that the shareholders of a Swiss financial services company have agreed a takeover bid.

 

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Oslo airport to get new Addis Ababa route

Beginning in March, Ethiopian Airlines will fly passengers from Oslo and Addis Ababa as the first African carrier to offer first direct flight between Norway and the African continent.

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Norwegians set an all-time transactions record on Black Friday

A total of 8.1 million purchases were carried out with credit cards during the Black Friday shopping ‘holiday’.

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