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Norway teens charged for hash cake prank
These are not the intoxicating Easter cakes served at a school lunch event in Norway. Cannabis cake photo: Shutterstock

Norway teens charged for hash cake prank

Two Norwegian teenagers have been charged by police after they brought Easter cakes to school loaded with so much marijuana that two teachers were admitted to hospital. READ  

Åkesson interview seen as 'mobbing': report
Photo: TT

Åkesson interview seen as 'mobbing': report

A recent interview with Sweden Democrat head Jimmie Åkesson on the Norwegian-Swedish TV talk show Skavlan has resulted in a storm of complaints in Norway. Many viewers considered it an attack interview. READ  

Doctors in Norway must tell airline if a pilot is ill
A Germanwings flight leaving Dusseldorf. Photo: Gerard van der Schaaf

Doctors in Norway must tell airline if a pilot is ill

If Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz had told a doctor in Norway he was too ill to fly, the doctor would have been required to inform his employer, a medical expert with Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority has claimed. READ  

Norway Pegida head sued for 'paedo' blog
Ronny Alte. Photo: Ronny Alte's blog

Norway Pegida head sued for 'paedo' blog

One of the leaders of the anti-Islamic Pegida movement in Norway has been ordered to pay heavy damages after a prominent scientist was called “a radical left paedo professor” on his blog. READ  

Swedish feminist party launches in Oslo
Maverick politician Gudrun Schyman. Photo: Mimika Kirgios

Swedish feminist party launches in Oslo

The feminist party which came close to entering parliament in last year’s Swedish election launched in Oslo on Thursday night, selecting its first candidate to compete in the city’s municipal elections, as it seeks to spread its influence across Scandinavia. READ  

Norway and UK to build longest subsea cable
The signing of the deal at the British embassy in Oslo. Photo: British embassy

Norway and UK to build longest subsea cable

Norway and the UK have agreed to build the world’s longest undersea cable, capable of bringing enough low-carbon Norwegian hydropower to the UK to supply 750,000 British households. READ  

Bomb squad called to Oslo synagogue
Oslo's synagogue. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Bomb squad called to Oslo synagogue

Norway police evacuated the area around Oslo's synagogue on Thursday night after a man was reported leaving a "suspicious object". By 10pm, bomb specialists had judged the object harmless. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Norwegian: two people in cockpit at all times
A library image of a Norwegian plane. Photo: Johan Nilsson / TT / NTB scanpix

Norwegian: two people in cockpit at all times

Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has said it will require two people to be in the cockpit at all times for safety reasons, following suspicions that a co-pilot deliberately crashed a Germanwings flight in France on Tuesday. READ  

'Beautiful mind' wins Norway maths 'Nobel'
John F. Nash Jr. and Louis Nirenberg. Photo: NYU Photo Bureau:Hollenshead (Louis Nirenberg) and Peter Badge/NYU Photo Bureau:Hollenshead

'Beautiful mind' wins Norway maths 'Nobel'

Two Americans described as "mathematical giants of the 20th century", including John Nash of "A Beautiful Mind" fame, won Norway's prestigious Abel Prize on Wednesday. READ  

A-ha to tour five years after 'farewell' gig

A-ha to tour five years after 'farewell' gig

Norwegian pop band A-ha, who have sold more than 35 million albums since they first topped the charts in the 1980s, announced a comeback on Wednesday just five years after their last break-up. READ  

Features
Google Maps puts Pulpit Rock on Street View
Pulpit Rock as shown on Google Streetview. Photo: Screen Grab

Google Maps puts Pulpit Rock on Street View

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. READ  

Video
VIDEO: Bird's eye view of Lofoten in winter
An isolated church in the icy Lofoten winter. Photo: Screen Grab from Vimeo

VIDEO: Bird's eye view of Lofoten in winter

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. READ  

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

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. READ  

 Glacier ice: The world’s new luxury ice cube?
An image of the Svartisen glacier taken from Svaice's website. Photo: Svaice

Glacier ice: The world’s new luxury ice cube?

Imagine you’re lounging in a Dubai sky bar and you get served a vodka martini filtered through thousand-year-old ice mined from a glacier in the far north of Norway. This is the idea behind Norwegian start-up Svaice. READ  

Video
Fifty Shades of Grey done, um, 'Norway style'
The calm before the storm: Mr Grey and Anastasia Steele, as played by Trond Espen Seim and Edel Hammersmark Gjervan. Photo: YouTube screen grab

Fifty Shades of Grey done, um, 'Norway style'

Spoof talkshow host Edel Hammersmark Gjervan has made 'Fifty Shades of Grey: the realistic version', brilliantly turning the tables on the original. Warning: the second half is not for the faint-hearted. READ  

More News
Climate change shrinking reindeer pastures: Nina
A strolling reindeer. Photo: Alexandre Buisse/Wikimedia

Climate change shrinking reindeer pastures: Nina

Climate change and overgrazing are causing a growing shortage of the lichen Norway’s reindeers depend on for food, a new report from the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (Nina) has warned. READ  

Crematorium tried to use bodies to heat houses
Alfaset Crematorium in Oslo. Photo: Olahå/Wikimedia Commons

Crematorium tried to use bodies to heat houses

A crematorium in Oslo tried to connect its ovens to the local district heating system so that it could use heat from burned bodies to warm houses across the city. But the local utility felt there were "ethical issues". READ  

Extra jail for pair who drowned toddler on MSN
The entrance to Oslo's Appeals Court. Photo: Anne-Sophie Ofrim/WIkimedia

Extra jail for pair who drowned toddler on MSN

A Norwegian appeals court on Tuesday added an extra six and seven years to the jail sentences faced by a Norwegian woman who drowned her toddler and her British lover, who goaded her on through a web cam. READ  

'Salmon is Norway's Ikea', PM claims
Ikea's globally recognized brand/Some Salmon. Photo: Håkan Dahlström/Flickr. Melissa Doroquez/Flickr

'Salmon is Norway's Ikea', PM claims

Enough of Swedish snidery over their country’s bigger industries and corporations. According to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, “Salmon is Norway’s IKEA”. READ  

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Norwegian Putin satire goes viral in Russia
The clip shows alternative scenarios to explain Putin’s absence. Screengrab: NRK Humor/YouTube

Norwegian Putin satire goes viral in Russia

A Norwegian animated satire on this month’s 11-day disappearance of Russian President Vladimir Putin has hit a nerve in Russia, winning almost 900,000 views on YouTube, almost all of which came from the former Soviet Union. READ  

Norway refugee boss to chair aid academy
Jan Egeland working in the field. Photo: Norwegian Refugee Council.

Norway refugee boss to chair aid academy

The world's first academy to train local aid workers and volunteers as first responders to disasters that occur in their own countries was launched in London on Monday. READ  

Norway man glued own beard to victim's scalp

Norway man glued own beard to victim's scalp

A man in Norway faces jail after cutting off his own hair and beard and then gluing it to another man’s head in an apparent attempt to create a toupée. READ  

Police find torture clips on refugee phones
An image from an Islamic State propaganda video released in March.

Police find torture clips on refugee phones

Norwegian Police have found video clips of torture, mutilation, and executions saved on the mobile phones of those seeking asylum in Norway, the Police Immigration Service has told the country’s Dagsavisen newspaper. READ  

China imposes new curbs on Norway salmon
Wild salmon grilled on a cedar plank. Photo: Woodley Wonder Works/Flickr

China imposes new curbs on Norway salmon

China has imposed new restrictions on imports of Norwegian salmon citing fears of a fish virus, Norwegian authorities said on Monday. READ  

Elk warning signs don't stop accidents
An elk sign. Photo: Gorm Kallestad/Scanpix

Elk warning signs don't stop accidents

The elk warning signs much prized by tourists in Norway have almost no impact on road accidents, a new study by the Norwegian Public Roads Authority (NPRA) has discovered. READ  

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Doctor (71) sentenced for Holocaust denial
The Mauthausen Memorial site. Photo: APA/Rubra

Doctor (71) sentenced for Holocaust denial

A 71-year-old doctor from Upper Austria has been sentenced to one year’s house arrest for Holocaust denial. READ  

Six steps to getting along better with the Swiss

Six steps to getting along better with the Swiss

If you value the same things the Swiss do, you have a better chance of building positive relationships with them, says Zurich-based communications trainer Shane Norton. But what if you don’t? Norton’s advice is to learn to — and if that fails, at least show some willingness to appreciate them. Here are his top tips on how to do that. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
Germanwings captain's compassion goes viral
Photo: DPA

Germanwings captain's compassion goes viral

A Facebook post describing how a Germanwings pilot personally reassured his passengers of their safety on a flight on Wednesday has received over quarter of a million likes. READ  

Denmark issues 11,000 invalid passports

Denmark issues 11,000 invalid passports

If you or your family members have been issued a Danish passport since February, it may include a vital mistake that makes it invalid for international travel. READ  

Alps plane crash
No-show passenger: 'It's a second chance at life'
Photo: AFP

No-show passenger: 'It's a second chance at life'

Claudia Vásquez was meant to be on board doomed Germanwings flight 4U9525 but a twist of fate meant that she is alive today. READ  

Alps Plane Crash
As it happened: Plane crashes in French Alps
Emergency services are on the scene. Photo: AFP

As it happened: Plane crashes in French Alps

AS IT HAPPENED: An airbus A320 carrying 150 people has crashed in the southern French Alps. French President François Hollande has said there are no survivors from the crash. READ  

Meredith Kercher murder case
Judges burn midnight oil mulling Knox fate
Amanda Knox is said to be "very worried" about possible extradition procedures. Photo: Mario Laporta/AFP

Judges burn midnight oil mulling Knox fate

UPDATED: Judges at Italy's top court worked into the evening on Friday mulling whether to uphold the murder conviction of Amanda Knox in what could be the final act of an eight-year legal drama. READ  

Russian jets spotted off Sweden's east coast
An SU-27 fighter jet. Photo: TT

Russian jets spotted off Sweden's east coast

UPDATED: Swedish military identified and followed four Russian fighter plane near Gotland and Bornholm, off the country's east coast on Tuesday morning. READ  

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