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Western Norway braces for extremely heavy rains
Heavy rains in Bergen earlier this month. Photo: Marit Hommedal / NTB scanpix

Residents requested to stay off the roads.

Norway PM hunts Pokémon in Slovakia
Solberg, shown here at the Arendal political forum earlier this month, said she recently got hooked on Pokémon Go. Photo:Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

An avid gamer, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg took a break from her official duties in Bratislava this week to hunt for Pokemon monsters in the Slovak capital's old town.

Norwegians conquer England in record time
(L-R) Øystein Garfos, Øystein Djupvik, Andreas Munkelien and Gunnar Garfors

Another wacky record in the books for Norway's extreme travellers.

Norway asylum centres report increase in teen prostitution
File photo of an asylum centre in Råde. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

Reports increased fivefold between 2014 and 2015 and officials fear there are more unreported cases.

New signs of life in the Norwegian economy
Finance Norway CEO Idar Kreuetzer. Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix

Positive signals in Finance Norway’s quarterly expectations survey are being interpreted as yet another sign that the Norwegian economy is over the hump.

Car fires in Oslo as burnings reported across Scandinavia
There is no immediate indication that the Oslo car fires are connected to the more than 70 car fires in Malmö, pictured here. Photo: Johan Nilsson / TT/Scanpix

No indication that the two car fires in the Norwegian capital are connected to a series of suspected arson attacks in Sweden and Denmark.

Five things to know about the Philippine peace talks in Oslo
Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende greets participants as the peace talks get underway in Oslo on Monday. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

Can the talks in Oslo put an end to a nearly 50-year rebellion?

Scenes for next Star Wars film could be filmed in Norway
Could Preikestolen be the setting for an epic battle in the next Star Wars film? Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

May the Force be with us.

15 hurt as Oslo concert venue ceiling collapses
Photo: Fredrik Varfjell / NTB scanpix

"Total chaos" at concert attended by Norwegian Business School students.

Top Philippine rebels freed ahead of Norway peace talks
Communist rebel leader Benito Tiamzon (R) his wife Wilma greet supporters outside the gates of the Manilla police headquarters, shortly after their release on Friday. Photo: TED ALJIBE/Scanpix

The Philippines released top communist leaders from jail on Friday as part of a drive to end one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies, with peace talks due to resume in Olso next week.

Features
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Norway comic mocks Islamic State with gay club anthem

You may never hear the name “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi” the same way ever again.

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Norway couple takes wedding photos to epic new heights
Photo: Stan Serdjukov/ © www.fotograftromso.no

Best wedding photos ever?

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.

More news
Faithful no more: Norway church suffers 1-click exodus
Photo: Thomas Winje Øijord / NTB scanpix

The Protestant Church of Norway on Friday said it had lost more than 15,000 members in four days since allowing members to de-enrol in just a few clicks.

Norway PM to rival: Don’t compare me to Trump
Solberg objected to Støre's attempts to bring both Donald Trump and Sweden into the debate. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

Prime Minister Erna Solberg took offence to being compared to US presidential candidate Donald Trump in a debate with Labour leader Jonas Gahr Støre on Thursday evening.

Norway's hard-line integration minister to stay in politics
Listhaug said she would run for parliament if that is what her party wants. Photo: Krister Sørbø / NTB scanpix

After stating that she might give up politics for the sake of her family, Integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug now says she will run for parliament.

English school threatens 'future of Norwegian language'
With the exception of a few hours each week in Norwegian, everything at the school will be taught in English. Photo: Wesley Fryer/Flickr

An Oslo school’s plan to provide classes in English has the national language society worried about the future of Norwegian.

Norway opens $1-billion credit line for Iran
A handout picture from the Iranian Presidency shows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) welcoming Norway's Foreign Minister Børge Brende (L) in Tehran. Photo: AFP/Iranian Presidency/Scanpix

But an Iranian opposition group warns that a visit from Norway's foreign minister is being used for "propoganda purposes".

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Austrian scratches 1,000 cars around Styria
Photo: Tobias Toft/Creative Common

Austrian police say they are unable to do anything to stop a woman from continuing to scratch cars in Syria.

Swiss Post trials robot parcel deliveries in Bern
The robots are designed to carry out local deliveries autonomously. Photo: Starship

Robots will be seen on the streets of the Swiss capital next month.

Stockpile food in case of attack, Germany tells citizens
Photo: DPA

Germany on Wednesday urged its population to stockpile food and water in case of terrorist or cyber attacks, as it adopted its first civil defence strategy since the end of the Cold War.

Per capita, Denmark is Europe’s Olympic champ
Swimmer Pernille Blume's gold and bronze medals were two of the 15 won by Denmark. Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix

Only four countries in the world had a better per capita medal haul than Denmark.

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Spain has some amazing spots like Las Medulas gold mine. Photo: Jonathan Pincas/Flickr

Spain has so much to see off the beaten track so why not take the road less travelled and discover a few hidden gems?

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