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Norway u-turn to stay in European space program
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Norway u-turn to stay in European space program

The Norwegian government will stay in the European space satellite program after their proposal to quit it was rejected by rival parties in Parliament, on Friday. READ  

Is Martin Ødegaard going to get Real?
Where to next for Martin Ødegaard, Norway's hottest sports property. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

Is Martin Ødegaard going to get Real?

Norwegian soccer star Martin Ødegaard is set to sign for Spanish club Real Madrid on his sixteenth birthday next month, said latest media reports on Friday. READ  

Wanted for TV doc: UK expats in Nordics
Kevin McCloud will host the television series. Photo: Optomen Television.

Wanted for TV doc: UK expats in Nordics

Have you and your family moved to a snowy wildscape in Scandinavia and set up eco-friendly home? If so, a British film production company would like to hear from you. READ  

World Chess Champs: Game ten result
Magnus Carlsen in control in Sochi. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

World Chess Champs: Game ten result

Magnus Carlsen drew for the eighth time against Vishy Anand in the tenth game of the World Championship in Russia on Friday, to maintain his lead 5.5 points to 4.5. READ  

Controversial VAT limit raised to 350 kroner
Norway government raises VAT limit for e-commerce Photo: Shutterstock

Controversial VAT limit raised to 350 kroner

The highly debated duty-free limit for imported goods has been finally set at 350 kroner by the Norwegian government, on Friday. READ  

Norway to grow food crops in space
NASA's International Space Station. Photo: Shutterstock

Norway to grow food crops in space

A team of scientists in Norway are set to research the possibility of growing plants and food crops in outer space, it was revealed on Friday. READ  

Queen Latifah to host Nobel award ceremony
Queen Latifah. Photo: Shutterstock

Queen Latifah to host Nobel award ceremony

US former rap artist turned Queen Latifah will host the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo in December. READ  

World Chess Champs: Ninth game, eighth draw
Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

World Chess Champs: Ninth game, eighth draw

Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand drew the ninth match of the World Chess Championship on Thursday, in a match pundits described as "boring". READ  

Sham healer jailed for harming cancer victim

Sham healer jailed for harming cancer victim

A 70-year-old self-confessed alternative medicine man has been jailed in Norway after he gave misleading and illegal advice to a terminally cancer patient, it was revealed on Thursday. READ  

Oslo: Home to Nordics' most expensive property
Panorama view of Oslo, Norway. Photo: Shutterstock

Oslo: Home to Nordics' most expensive property

A three-bedroom apartment sold for a cool 40 million kroner price-tag in Norway this week, making it the most expensive property per square metre ever sold among the Nordic nations. READ  

Features
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Ten reasons why Norway is king of the world
Royal reasons why Norway is the world's best 'kingdom'. File photo of a king: Shutterstock

Ten reasons why Norway is king of the world

Norway has more than just government wealth making it officially the most prosperous country in the world. But The Local discovers it's far more than just oil money making this Nordic nation a world-beater. READ  

Explore Norway
10 best places to visit in North Norway this winter

10 best places to visit in North Norway this winter

Northern Norway this month made the Lonely Planet's Top 5 list for best regions for travellers to go to in 2015. The Local takes a tour of one of Europe's most scenic destinations and reveals some of the coolest places to see and things to do in the Arctic Circle and beyond. READ  

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How to catch the first lobster of the year: blog
Photo: Oliver Gee

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  

More News
Norway number two at feeling free

Norway number two at feeling free

Norway has been ranked as the second-best country in the world for their citizens perceiving holding personal freedom, a recent study revealed. READ  

Norway fells its London Christmas tree gift
Oslo Mayor Fabian Stang and Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Audrey Lewis. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

Norway fells its London Christmas tree gift

The 67-year tradition of Norway cutting down a fir tree to give to England in time for Christmas, took place on Wednesday, watched by a very special Royal guest. READ  

Uber rideshare app gets Nordic knockback

Uber rideshare app gets Nordic knockback

Uber, the app that allows random people to taxi-share, has launched in Norway, but faces a legal challenge from the government, it was announced on Wednesday. READ  

Norway passport gets global stamp of approval
Norway's new passport changes design and colour under UV light. Photo: Neue

Norway passport gets global stamp of approval

Norway's innovative new passport design has created a 'buzz' in the global media and from design lovers worldwide after it was unveiled this month. READ  

Solberg in Ukraine: 'No to corrupt deals'
PM Erna Solberg says there's little fishy about Norway investing in the Ukraine. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Solberg in Ukraine: 'No to corrupt deals'

Erna Solberg encouraged Norwegian firms to invest in Ukraine, but made it clear the Nordic nation will not tolerate corruption in business between the countries, the Prime Minister said on Wednesday. READ  

Deported US metal star says 'sorry' to Norway
US heavy metal star Scott 'Wino' Weinrich. Photo: Scottweinrich.com

Deported US metal star says 'sorry' to Norway

One of the world's most famous heavy metal musicians who was deported from Norway following a bust by border staff, has issued a public apology to the Nordic nation, on Wednesday. READ  

Two Isis fighters from Norway killed in Syria
The latest Norwegian casualties in the war in Syria. Photo: Shutterstock

Two Isis fighters from Norway killed in Syria

Two Norwegian citizens, known militants for the Isis terrorist group, have been killed in recent battles in Syria, NTB reported on Tuesday. READ  

Military 'ghost' planes risking air disaster
Military radar staff need to work more closely with civilian airspace in Norway. Photo: Shutterstock

Military 'ghost' planes risking air disaster

There has been a call for the Norwegian military to cooperate more with civilian airspace after unidentified military aircraft have 'spooked' pilots, causing them to fear a collision is imminent, it was revealed on Wednesday. READ  

Kids' TV dancer begins rape trial
Julio Kopseng denies nine charges of rape. Photo: Bebo

Kids' TV dancer begins rape trial

A male dancer who starred on Norwegian children's television is in court defending six charges of rape and domestic abuse, and is currently serving a prison sentence for three previous rape convictions. READ  

Norway may get private vehicle plates

Norway may get private vehicle plates

Norway's Minister of Transport is looking seriously at the introduction of personalized car registration plates for vehicle owners in Norway, it was reported on Tuesday. READ  

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Top mistakes Austrians make in English
Vhat a wery vonderful day in Wiena. Photo: APA

Top mistakes Austrians make in English

A recent report ranked Austrians seventh in the world when it comes to speaking English as a foreign language, but that doesn't mean they don't still make mistakes. Here are The Local's top ten mistakes that Austrians make in English. READ  

Geneva public transport strike set for Wednesday
Photo: TPG

Geneva public transport strike set for Wednesday

Public transport workers in Geneva have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a one-day strike on Wednesday to protest over budget cuts and the elimination of 100 jobs. READ  

Police arrest landlord for naked showings
We doubt the naked landlord was quite this much to write home about. Photo: DPA

Police arrest landlord for naked showings

A man in Oberhausen has been arrested after inviting people over to his house as prospective tenants and welcoming them in his birthday suit. READ  

Denmark selects its first national dish
Want to eat like a Dane? Dig in to a plate of stegt flæsk med persillesovs og kartofler. Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix

Denmark selects its first national dish

The Danes have spoken and their favourite meal is fried pork served with potatoes and parsley sauce. Sound good? Try the enclosed recipe. READ  

'World's longest railway' links Madrid and China
"Yixinou" will operate from Yiwu, the world's biggest wholesale hub, in east China's Zhejiang province. Photo: AFP/STR

'World's longest railway' links Madrid and China

China launched an 82-wagon cargo train on Tuesday which will take 21 days to travel 10,000km (6,200 miles) and pass through six other countries as it moves goods from the industrial city of Yiwu to the Spanish capital, Madrid. READ  

France gets new power to sack the president
Has François Hollande just heard the news that French MPs now have the power to sack the president? Photo: AFP

France gets new power to sack the president

François Hollande would be forgiven for not sleeping well in his bed tonight after French MPs were, for the first time, handed the power to sack the president in the case of "a breach of duties". READ  

Property
Dozens of foreigners vie for €1 homes in Sicily
Potential property buyers have to propose projects they will bring to Gangi. Photo: Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Dozens of foreigners vie for €1 homes in Sicily

At least 50 people are competing for €1 homes up for sale in a Sicilian village, with prospective owners coming from as far away as Brazil, property broker Marie Wester told The Local. READ  

Technology
'I'm among the first Swedes with a microchip'
Emilott Lantz after having a microchip placed in her hand. Photo: Mikael Hansson/InfoTech Umeå

'I'm among the first Swedes with a microchip'

Sweden has a global reputation as a leader in developing innovative technologies. But will a trend for inserting microchips in the human body catch on? The Local spoke to one of the first Swedes to choose an implant to unlock her office door. READ  

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