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Boxing fights for legal status in Norway
Boxers like Cecilia Brækhus could soon be fighting in venues across Norway. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

Boxing fights for legal status in Norway

Norway could lift its ban on professional boxing as early as the turn of the New Year, the government announced on Tuesday. READ  

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CurrencyFair: Why it pays when making overseas transfers
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CurrencyFair: Why it pays when making overseas transfers

Tired of losing money when you send cash back home? Join other expats in Norway who avoid bank fees and hidden charges by sending money internationally with CurrencyFair, an online marketplace where secure transactions are faster and cheaper. READ  

Bed bugs in Norway make comeback
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Bed bugs in Norway make comeback

Bed bugs that once nearly died out altogether in Norway are back more prevalent than ever, pest experts have warned. READ  

Komplett set to downsize in Norway over VAT hike
Ole Vinje, CEO of Komplett.no (left) debates government policy with MPs Olav Nils Sunde and Trygve Slagsvold Vedum. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

Komplett set to downsize in Norway over VAT hike

Internet retailer Komplett.no is set to move most of their business operations from Norway to Sweden if the Norwegian government's proposal of raising the VAT limit on ecommerce transactions goes ahead. READ  

Norwegian Ebola victim free of virus
Silje Lehne Michalsen was cured of Ebola virus in Norway. Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

Norwegian Ebola victim free of virus

A Norwegian woman who contracted the Ebola virus while working for Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leoneis now free of the virus and was released from an isolation unit on Monday. READ  

Norway minister charged with violence to family

Norway minister charged with violence to family

A minister whose crimes include pulling his son by his ears and threatening his wife with a knife, has been charged with family violence in Norway, on Monday. READ  

Norwegian ski champ in freak soccer injury
Aksel Lund Svindal. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

Norwegian ski champ in freak soccer injury

Ski star Aksel Lund Svindal may miss the entire World Cup season after getting a serious injury while playing a game of football with his teammates at the weekend. READ  

40 yobs wreck girls' taco party in Norway

40 yobs wreck girls' taco party in Norway

40 Norwegian youths gatecrashed and caused havoc at a taco evening on Saturday organised by a group of teenage girls in south-east Norway. READ  

Average Statoil salary is 1 million kroner
Statoil headquarters in Stavanger, south-west Norway. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

Average Statoil salary is 1 million kroner

Statoil, the Norwegian oil and gas giant, pay their staff an average annual wage of 1 million kroner ($153,000), the company revealed on Monday. READ  

Cremation back for the dead in Norway: study
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Cremation back for the dead in Norway: study

Norwegians are more than ever requestng to be cremated rather than buried after they die, with one in ten, asking for their ashes to be scattered in the Norwegian countryside, a study revealed on Friday. READ  

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How to catch the first lobster of the year: blog
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How to catch the first lobster of the year: blog

The Local's Oliver Gee joined fishermen on Sweden's west coast seeking the first lobster catch of the year. Follow the journey. READ  

Interview
Meet Norway's raining kings of fashion
T-Michael (left) and Alexander Helle of fashion label Norwegian Rain. Photo: Norwegian Rain

Meet Norway's raining kings of fashion

The design duo behind Norwegian Rain, Norway's award-winning fashion brand, tell The Local how making rainwear that is both functional and stylish is not all grey skies. READ  

Feature
Interview: Helene Meldahl, selfie artist
Helene Meldahl, Norway's selfie supremo. Photo: Helene Meldahl / mirrorsme

Interview: Helene Meldahl, selfie artist

Helene Meldahl is a Norwegian artist who became famous after her unique style of selfie mirror art made her an internet phenomena. The Local asked the multi-media maverick to reflect a little and 'selfie' analyse her work. READ  

Feature
Interview: Jan Berglund, Chess Olympiad ambassador
Jan Sigmund Berglund, head event coordinator of the Chess Olympiad 2014, held in Norway.

Interview: Jan Berglund, Chess Olympiad ambassador

In August the Chess Olympiad comes to Tromsø. 181 countries take part, crowning it the third biggest sporting event in the world. The Local makes its move to meet Jan Sigmund Berglund, head event coordinator of the event and a key ambassador of the sport in the Arctic Circle. READ  

'I know Norway through crack and murderers'

'I know Norway through crack and murderers'

The Local's Oliver Gee catches up with UK comedian Bill Bailey ahead of his three Norway shows. He dissects winter sports, crime fiction, and Norwegians' puzzling sensitivity to his jokes about Wales. READ  

More News
Thorhild Widvey: Norway's richest MP
Culture Minister Thorhild Widvey is Norway's richest MP. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Thorhild Widvey: Norway's richest MP

Culture Minister Thorhild Widvey has been officially declared Norway's richest MP after her personal fortune in 2013 totalled 3.4 million kroner (£510, 000), revealed the government on Friday. READ  

Kjell Inge Røkke tops Norway's Rich List
Norway's richest man Kjell Inge Røkke. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

Kjell Inge Røkke tops Norway's Rich List

A list of Norway' highest taxed of 2013 was published by the government on Friday, showing businessman Kjell Inge Røkke and a 19-year-old are the top richest people in the country. READ  

CF and Yara companies merger collapses
Yara International CEO Torgeir Kvidal. Foto: Photo Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix

CF and Yara companies merger collapses

Fertiliser companies CF Industries of the US and Norway's Yara International announced Friday their merger talks had collapsed. READ  

Labour Party's popularity hits 15-year high
Norway's Parliament. Poto: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

Labour Party's popularity hits 15-year high

Norway's Labour Party has recorded its strongest show of voter approval since 1999, a poll revealed on Thursday. READ  

Bergen Prize won by teenage anti-extremist
Faten Mahdi Al-Hussaini, youngest ever winner of the Bergen Prize. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Bergen Prize won by teenage anti-extremist

A 19-year-old anti-terror protestor won the prestigious Bergen Prize on Wednesday, and is the award's youngest ever winner . READ  

Brende visits Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone
Børge Brende takes precaution during his visit to Sierra Leone. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

Brende visits Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone

Børge Brende was in Sierra Leone on Wednesday to visit some of the Norwegian volunteers helping battle the outbreak of the ebola virus. READ  

Statoil's CEO quits for 94m kroner job in UK
Former Statoil CEO Helge Lund is moving to work for BG. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

Statoil's CEO quits for 94m kroner job in UK

Statoil's CEO, Helge Lund, quit his post on Wednesday and prepared to move to head of international oil and gas company BG Group, for an estimated 94 million kroner salary. READ  

Thor Hushovd launches shocking new book
Norwegian cycling legend Thor Hushovd. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Thor Hushovd launches shocking new book

Thor Hushovd, the Norwegian pro cyclist who retired from the sport this autumn, will launch his controversial autobiography on Thursday. READ  

PM attacked in Budget 'cookie jar' jibe
MP Marianne Marthinsen is critical of Norway's budget for 2015. Photo: Erlend Aas / NTB scanpix

PM attacked in Budget 'cookie jar' jibe

The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was accused of being unable to "keep her fingers away from of the cookie jar" after her government's latest budget announcement was seen by some MPs as over-spending the country's oil fund. READ  

Canada sends Norway animal drug for Ebola
Ullevål Hospital in Oslo where Norway's first Ebola victim is being treated. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

Canada sends Norway animal drug for Ebola

Canadian health authorities on Tuesday sent an experimental Ebola medicine, not yet used on humans, to Norway and Spain for treating Ebola infected patients. READ  

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Jihadist teens face five years' jail
Sabina (L) and Samra (R). Photo: APA/Interpol

Jihadist teens face five years' jail

The two teen girls who joined Jihadists in Syria, then changed their minds and now want to return to Austria, face up to five years in jail for supporting a terrorist organization, according to a report in the news daily Heute. READ  

Expat disputes 'unjust' citizenship rejection
Irving Dunn has lived in Switzerland for 43 years. Photo: SRF

Expat disputes 'unjust' citizenship rejection

A 75-year-old American denied Swiss citizenship earlier this week, despite having lived in the country for 43 years, told The Local on Thursday that he is hoping for a “second chance” with the authorities who rejected his application. READ  

German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight
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German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight

Members of a German motorcycle gang have travelled to Syria to join Kurds fighting against Islamic extremists (Isis), raising the prospect of Germans fighting Germans in Syria and Iraq. READ  

Two men jailed for beheading pet pony
Tarzan (not pictured here) was the family pet of the man who killed it. Photo: Ari Helminen/Flickr

Two men jailed for beheading pet pony

A 25-year-old man led his pet pony to a public beach and then killed it in a “painful and abominable" way as his buddy filmed the whole thing. READ  

Wild weather
Flash floods: woman dies in Canary Islands
The autumn storm saw businesses and garages flooded while landslides caused road closures. Screen grab: YouTube/Agustin Cabeza

Flash floods: woman dies in Canary Islands

Heavy rain caused chaos in the Canary Island city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Sunday with one woman dying after she found herself trapped underneath a parked car during flash flooding. READ  

ONLY IN FRANCE
Musée d'Orsay shocks with erotic promo video
"This is not just marketing. This is art". That's why the Musée d'Orsay gets The Local's "Only in France" award this week. Photo: Musée d'Orsay

Musée d'Orsay shocks with erotic promo video

This week The Local is handing its prestigious "Only in France" award to Paris's famous Musée d’Orsay, whose promotional video for its new exhibition has got pulses racing beyond the French art world. Let's just say it's "Not Safe For Work". READ  

Italian couple get stuck in frolic at sea
The couple got stuck together while having sex in the sea at Porto San Giorgio. Photo: Corrado Scropetta

Italian couple get stuck in frolic at sea

An Italian couple wound up in hospital after getting stuck together while romping in the sea in the Marche region. READ  

Stockholm 'Russian sub' alert
Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat
Commanding officer Jonas Wikström holds a press conference after reports of foreign underwater activity in Stockholm Archipelago. Photo: Anders Wiklund

Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat

UPDATED: Sweden's military has deployed planes and ships in the Stockholm Archipelago against what it says is a foreign threat in the waters, with the size of the operation unchanged overnight. READ  

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