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Nobel prize was 'tremendous push' in Colombia peace: Santos

Prize winner said Colombians "interpreted it as a mandate to persevere" in quest to end five-decade end.

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How to get British healthcare no matter where you are

Navigating the health care system in another country can be tough, and even when it all works out, sometimes you just miss the comfort of the system back home. But there's a solution.

 
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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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Katrin Ottarsdóttir: 'Loneliness gives me strength'

Pioneering filmmaker Katrin Ottarsdóttir tells The Local about Nordic cinema, making the Faroe Islands' first feature film, and why she has no desire to make it in Hollywood.

 
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'In Norway, no meat is not an option'

A Dutch student living in Tromsø makes an appeal to Norwegians to consider the global impacts of their meat-heavy diet.

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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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‘Skam’ hailed for making Norwegian language cool

The popular Norwegian series ‘Skam’ (Shame) was given the Nordic Language Award for 2016 on Monday for its ability to engage a young Nordic audience.

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Swiss air force to work weekends from January

The move comes two years after the Swiss air force was criticized for not scrambling jets to accompany a hijacked plane because it happened outside office hours.

 

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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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