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Lavrans Solli makes Euro final after record swim
Norwegian swimmer Lavrans Solli. Photo: Erlend Aas / NTB scanpix

Lavrans Solli makes Euro final after record swim

Norwegian swimmer Lavrans Solli set a new Norwegian and Nordic record to make the final of the 50 meters backstroke at the Europe Championship in Berlin on Wednesday evening. READ  

Anders Behring Breivik's father to write book
Publisher Arve Juritzen promoting the new book from Jens Breivik, Anders Behring Breivik's father. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

Anders Behring Breivik's father to write book

Jens Breivik, father of jailed mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, is set to publish a book detailing his role as the father of Norway's most infamous terrorist. READ  

Man arrested in Øyer fire death case
Police search for the killer Bjarte Hansen of in Øyer. Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB scanpix

Man arrested in Øyer fire death case

A friend of the man wanted for the killing of Bjarte Hansen in Øyer last week is under arrest and charged with helping assist in the murder, it was announced on Tuesday. READ  

Car crashes into Oslo shopping mall
A car lost control and rammed into Kiellands Hus shopping centre in Oslo. Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix.

Car crashes into Oslo shopping mall

A driver was lucky to be alive after crashing his car into a shopping centre entrance in Oslo on Tuesday. READ  

Norway's first drunk on a Segway charged

Norway's first drunk on a Segway charged

The Norwegian government lifted its ban on Segways in July, but it was only a matter of time before police caught their first drunk driver on a two-wheel vehicle. READ  

Ødegaard set for Norway international debut
Martin Ødegaard. Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix

Ødegaard set for Norway international debut

Fifteen-year-old Martin Ødegaard has been called up to the Norway football team for the friendly against the United Arab Emirates on August 27. READ  

Princess Ingrid starts her first day at new school
Princess Ingrid Alexander (centre) arrives with family for her first day at her new school on Tuesday. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

Princess Ingrid starts her first day at new school

Princess Ingrid Alexandra was welcomed by pupils and staff at her new private school in Oslo on Tuesday. READ  

Strike teachers on full pay as pupils go without
Schools, like this one in Trondheim, brief pupils about the disruption caused by the Norway teachers' strike. Photo: Ned Alley / NTB scanpix

Strike teachers on full pay as pupils go without

Teachers striking across Norway are receiving full pay from their union who boast a strike fund of more than 1 billion kroner, it was revelaed on Tuesday. READ  

Football coach kicks out wife to focus on match
Malmö manager Åge Hareide. Photo: Conny Sillén / NTB scanpix

Football coach kicks out wife to focus on match

The Norwegian football coach Åge Hareide admitted on Monday asking his wife to leave so he could focus on winning a crunch qualifying game and a place in the Champions League. READ  

Serial chicken smuggler caught in Norway

Serial chicken smuggler caught in Norway

A Swedish man has been apprehended trying to smuggle half a tonne of frozen chicken into Norway by car on Monday. READ  

Features
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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  

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Feature: Norway's Dalai Lama dilemma
The Dalai Lama visiting Oslo in 2005. Photo: Håkon Mosvsvold Larsen/Scanpix

Feature: Norway's Dalai Lama dilemma

A planned visit by the Dalai Lama has Oslo torn between its will to warm up frozen ties with China and warnings from the public not to compromise its stance on human rights, writes AFP's Pierre-Henry Deshayes. READ  

FEATURE: Norway's bitter rivalry with Sweden
The Swedes jump for joy after winning gold in the Men's Relay 4x10km. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

FEATURE: Norway's bitter rivalry with Sweden

If you thought the Winter Olympics are just about the Cold War-style ice hockey rivalry between North America and Russia then think again. The enmity between Nordic neighbours Sweden and Norway on the supposedly placid tracks of the cross country skiing can barely be matched for bad blood. READ  

FEATURE:  Norway's mountain start-up hub
Eirik Høyme Rogn gazing out over the landscape around Vang. Photo: Facebook.

FEATURE: Norway's mountain start-up hub

Meet Eirik Høyme Rogn, the man who is trying to turn a tiny mountain village in central Norway into a hub for internet entrepreneurs. READ  

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School strikes cause chaos across Norway
Korsvoll school: One of many hit by teachers' strike action. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

School strikes cause chaos across Norway

School pupils and staff face chaos on Monday as around 8,000 teachers take strike action all over Norway. READ  

Øyer fire death: Police hunt missing step-son
Kim Andreas Kristiansen is wanted for his step father's murder in Øyer. Photo: Police / NTB scanpix.

Øyer fire death: Police hunt missing step-son

The stepson of a man found burned to death in Øyer on Thursday was formally charged with his murder on Sunday and is now missing, sparking a police hunt for his capture. READ  

Arctic Race: Alexander Kristoff wins final stage
Alexander Kristoff in the green leads at the start of the fourth and last stage of the "Arctic Race of Norway" in Tromsø. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Arctic Race: Alexander Kristoff wins final stage

Norwegian cycling star Alexander Kristoff won the fourth and final stage of the 2014 Arctic Race of Norway in Tromsø, on Sunday. READ  

Norwegian teachers set to strike on Monday
Norway's national education mediator Nils Dalseide on his way to a meeting with union officials. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix.

Norwegian teachers set to strike on Monday

Teachers are to step up strike action from Monday when schools in Norway return from the summer break after talks betwen union and government officials broke down on Thursday. READ  

Second death within hours at Chess Olympics
A second man has died at the Chess Olympiad in Norway. Photo: Shutterstock

Second death within hours at Chess Olympics

A second chess player died at the Norway Chess Olympiad in Tromsø on Thursday. READ  

Norway offers humanitarian aid to Iraq
Prime Minister Erna Solberg has agreed to send help to Iraq. Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix

Norway offers humanitarian aid to Iraq

Norway will contribute with transport to aid the humanitarian crisis in Iraq after US requested help from European allies, according to NTB on Friday. READ  

Chess player dies during Olympics match
Seychelles team member took fatally ill during the Chess Olympics in Tromsø. Photo: Chess game Shutterstock

Chess player dies during Olympics match

A chess player, who was brought to hospital after collapsing during the last round of the Chess Olympics in Tromsø, is dead, it was confirmed on Thursday. READ  

Ronny Deila's Celtic back in Champions League
Celtic manager Ronny Deila refused to comment on his team's controversial re-instatement to the Champions League. Photo: Vegard Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Ronny Deila's Celtic back in Champions League

Celtic, under Norwegian manager Ronny Deila, were given a boost after the club was officially reinstated to the Champions League on Thursday. READ  

Actor's suicide coverage under fire in Norway

Actor's suicide coverage under fire in Norway

The handling of actor Robin Williams's death by the international press has provoked harsh criticism from top media players and health professionals in Norway on Thursday. READ  

Cyclists set for Arctic Race of Norway
Defending champion Thor Hushovd cycles for Norway in the Arctic Race 2014. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

Cyclists set for Arctic Race of Norway

The Arctic Race of Norway, and one of professional cycling's most gruelling challenges, returns for its second edition on Thursday. READ  

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Austria is runner-up in calorie consumption
Photo: Sean MacEntee/Creative Commons

Austria is runner-up in calorie consumption

Austria is usually considered to be a very healthy country, so it may come as a surprise to discover that Austrians consume the second greatest number of calories on a daily basis, just behind world champions USA. READ  

Swiss probe alleged cellar serial rapist
A Swiss police car. Photo: John Leslie

Swiss probe alleged cellar serial rapist

Swiss prosecutors said Friday that they were probing claims that a 60-year-old man raped and tortured at least six women in a cellar, filming them in the process. READ  

German journalists arrested in Ferguson
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, US. Photo: DPA

German journalists arrested in Ferguson

"To be arrested and yelled at and be rudely treated by police I had to travel to Ferguson and St. Louis in the United States of America," writes veteran reporter of his ordeal. READ  

Danish art project deemed racist by Swedes
Through Other Eyes gives "individuals an opportunity to try another ethnicity and possibly a different gender". Photo: Anna Andrea Malzer, Global Stories

Danish art project deemed racist by Swedes

A performance art project designed to give "a deeper understanding of discrimination" is accused of being an offensive blackface performance and removed from the Malmö Festival. READ  

Woman on Madrid plane had 1.7kg coke in breasts
The woman's breast implants were found to contain 1.7 kilos (3.74 pounds) of cocaine. Breast implant photo: Shutterstock

Woman on Madrid plane had 1.7kg coke in breasts

A Venezuelan woman with 1.7 kilos of cocaine hidden in her breast implants was arrested at Madrid airport after arriving on a flight from Colombia, police said on Friday. READ  

Air France staff object to flying to Ebola countries
Air France staff want flights to Ebola hit countries to be suspended. Photo: AFP

Air France staff object to flying to Ebola countries

Air France cabin crew are so concerned about the threat of the Ebola epidemic that unions have started a petition calling for flights to be stopped to those West African countries most affected by the disease. READ  

The Local List
Ten stupid things tourists have done in Italy
An Australian tourist prepares to jump into the Trevi Fountain. Screengrab: YouTube

Ten stupid things tourists have done in Italy

Tourists have a habit of misbehaving in Italy, judging from recent headlines. From the Australian caught jumping into the Trevi Fountain to the Frenchman having an orgy in the Pompeii brothel, we’ve singled out ten of the most stupid things tourists have done. READ  

Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace

Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace

Sweden has not actively taken part in a war since 1814 - breaking even Switzerland's record for peace. One peace and conflict expert has told The Local that Swedes learned the hard way to take the non-confrontational stance. READ  

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