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Police seek boy, 7, abducted in Norway
A search party leaves Molde fire station. Photo: NTB Scanpix/Police

Police seek boy, 7, abducted in Norway

Police in Norway have put out an international appeal after a seven-year-old boy was abducted from a bowling alley. READ  

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'The age of financial privacy is over'
Unsuspecting Americans have been hit hard by FATCA. Photo: Shutterstock

'The age of financial privacy is over'

Jonathan Weiss hasn’t lived in the US for 25 years. But that didn’t keep his foreign bank account from being frozen in the wake of new US tax laws. Find out how you can avoid the same fate at the hands of FATCA. READ  

'Money didn't bring me to Madrid': Ødegaard
Photo: Terje Pedersen/NTB Scanpix/AFP

'Money didn't bring me to Madrid': Ødegaard

Norwegian football prodigy Martin Ødegaard said on Monday he joined Spanish giants Real Madrid for sporting reasons and not for the money. READ  

Norway's Jansrud takes Kitzbühel downhill crown
Jansrud during his victorious run on Saturday. Photo: SAMUEL KUBANI / AFP

Norway's Jansrud takes Kitzbühel downhill crown

Kjetil Jansrud of Norway joined the pantheon of greats to win the men's World Cup downhill at Kitzbühel on Saturday. READ  

Firm ditches Pegida chief for anti-Islam views
Max Hermansen has organized two Pegida marches in Oslo this year. Photo: Fredrik Varfjell / NTB scanpix

Firm ditches Pegida chief for anti-Islam views

Max Hermansen, the leader of the Norway branch of the anti-Islam movement Pegida, has been taken off the pay roll by a training organization because of his controversial views. READ  

Real Madrid sign Norway prodigy Ødegaard
Martin Ødegaard has already played three times for Norway. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt/NTB Scanpix

Real Madrid sign Norway prodigy Ødegaard

A complete unknown only a year ago, Norwegian prodigy Martin Ødegaard's has signed for Real Madrid, sending his fledgling career soaring towards the summits. READ  

Norway finds 'probable' case of mad cow disease
File photo: Bjørn Sigurdsøn/Scanpix

Norway finds 'probable' case of mad cow disease

Norway said on Wednesday it had detected a "probable" case of mad cow disease but urged consumers not to panic as it may not be the same variant as the British 1990s epidemic. READ  

Norway ranks second for cost of living
Staff celebrate a Michelin star for Ylajali in Oslo. We suspect they didn't have to pay for the meal. Photo: Erlend Aas/NTB Scanpix

Norway ranks second for cost of living

A new report shows Switzerland has the highest cost of living in the world, ahead of Norway. READ  

Six naked soldiers catch frostbite in Norway
Soldiers train in Setermoen. File photo: Rune Sævik/Scanpix

Six naked soldiers catch frostbite in Norway

Norwegian military police have launched an investigation after six rookie soldiers were sent out for a run stark naked in -20C temperatures. READ  

New Norway ice map could open up oil search
The Snøhvit natural gas field in the Barents Sea. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen/Scanpix

New Norway ice map could open up oil search

Norway wants to redefine the contours of the Arctic ice edge, the government announced on Tuesday in a controversial decision that could allow it to further open the Barents Sea to oil and gas exploration. READ  

Features
A-ha! The Norwegian super-group is back!
Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, Morten Harket and Magne Furuholmen of A-ha. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

A-ha! The Norwegian super-group is back!

One of Norway's most famous pop bands, A-ha, will reunite this summer for their 30th anniversary, the group announced on Thursday. READ  

Interview

The key to happiness: pain, politics and poverty

Long, dark winter nights, the government getting you down, and Christmas bringing an endless cycle of shopping and debt? Well, latest research reveals suffering, bad politicians, and money problems can actually make you happier. The Local meets Professor Joar Vittersø of the Arctic University in Tromsø, who explains why being happy is more about sufferance than smiles. READ  

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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  

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

Meet Norway's kings of rainwear

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  

More News
Police: Don’t report that it’s snowing in Norway
Snow is quite common in Norway. Photo: Håkon Aarthun/NTB Scanpix

Police: Don’t report that it’s snowing in Norway

Police in southern Norway say they are not prioritizing complaints about snow and are urging people to remember that they live in Norway. READ  

Anti-Islam group loses support in Norway
Photo: Fredrik Varfjell/NTB Scanpix

Anti-Islam group loses support in Norway

Just 70 people showed up to take part in an anti-Islam Pegida march in Oslo on Monday, with the group far outnumbered by counter-demonstrators. READ  

Green warriors put bounty on wolf hunters
Photo: Scanpix/Green Warriors of Norway

Green warriors put bounty on wolf hunters

Norwegian conservationists are offering a 100,000 kroner ($13,000) reward to anyone who can help them track down whoever is responsible for the disappearance of a rare wolf. READ  

Anti-Islam march to go ahead in Oslo
Organizer Max Hermansen (right) leads a Pegida march in Oslo, January 12th. Photo: Berit Roald/NTB Scanpix

Anti-Islam march to go ahead in Oslo

Anti-Islam protesters are set to go ahead with a planned march on Monday despite death threats made against the Pegida movement's organizers in Germany. READ  

Istanbul bomber 'widow of Norwegian jihadist'
The Sultanahmet mosque in Istanbul. Photo: NTB Scanpix

Istanbul bomber 'widow of Norwegian jihadist'

A teenager from Russia's Muslim region of Dagestan suspected to have carried out a suicide bombing in Istanbul was said Friday to have been the widow of a Norwegian jihadist who died fighting for the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. READ  

New Charlie Hebdo cover criticized in Norway
The masthead of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo

New Charlie Hebdo cover criticized in Norway

Leading Norwegian Muslims have criticized the new cover of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which features the Muslim Prophet Muhammad crying and holding a ‘Je Suis Charlie’ sign. The decision by some Norwegian media to reproduce it has also come under fire. READ  

Missing man and girl rescued from mountain
The pair were believed to be on a snowmobile like these ones. Photo: TT

Missing man and girl rescued from mountain

A father and his eleven-year-old daughter who went missing in temperatures of -19C in west Sweden, on the border with Norway, have been rescued. READ  

Paris terror attacks
Threat against Denmark and Norway reported
In the midst of the dramatic week in France, a post on a French website allegedly warned that Denmark and Norway are the next targets. Photo: AFP/MARTIN BUREAU/Scanpix

Threat against Denmark and Norway reported

In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris, a French website reportedly carried a warning that Denmark and Norway would be next. READ  

Storm strands ferry for over 24 hours
Photo: Jan Kåre Ness/NTB Scanpix

Storm strands ferry for over 24 hours

Powerful storms kept a passenger ferry from docking in Bergen as planned, leaving it sailing back and forth amongst the fjords. READ  

Strong Nordic economies face threat in 2015

Strong Nordic economies face threat in 2015

Sweden and Norway's economies may have outperformed the rest of Europe since the financial crisis, but a leading bank in the region has warned that they are under threat. READ  

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Man leaves baby on U6 metro
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Man leaves baby on U6 metro

A desperate young father realized only after exiting the carriage of the U6 metro train that he'd left his baby on board. READ  

State of Ikea founder’s home raises eyebrows
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State of Ikea founder’s home raises eyebrows

The former Swiss home of Ikea founder and multi-billionaire Ingvar Kamprad is for sale but the house itself is apparently worthless, according to media reports. READ  

Judge: Landlords can't stop men standing to pee
Toilet photo: Shutterstock

Judge: Landlords can't stop men standing to pee

Splashy urinators may now micturate in peace, after a man won a court battle against his landlord for the right to tinkle as nature intended. READ  

The Local List
Ten Danish words the world should start using
Impress your friends by casually dropping one of these ten Danish words into your next conversation. Photo: Colourbox

Ten Danish words the world should start using

Danish is a tough language, but it has some real gems. We guide you through ten Danish words that are just so good that we should all start using them. READ  

11 dead as F-16 jet explodes at Spain base
A Greek fighter jet crashes on takeoff at a military airbase in Spain while taking part in NATO exercises on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 16. Photo: Josema Moreno/AFP

11 dead as F-16 jet explodes at Spain base

Updated: Nine French and two Greek nationals were killed on Monday when a fighter jet crashed on takeoff at a military base in Spain housing a NATO training centre for elite pilots. READ  

Studying in France: what you need to know
France is home to 300,000 foreign students. Photo: Simone Ramella/Flickr

Studying in France: what you need to know

France is one of the most popular study destinations in the world, with nearly 300,000 foreign students. Relatively low tuition fees and the chance to live in France are certainly appealing, but France’s confusing higher education system can be frustrating to navigate. READ  

Another nun gives birth in Italy
The nun was taken to the maternity ward, where her waters broke and she gave birth. Baby photo: Shutterstock

Another nun gives birth in Italy

A nun has given birth in Italy after going to hospital with a stomach ache, a year after a similar case in a country still strongly influenced by the Catholic Church. READ  

Sweden's first LGBT pool makes a loud splash
Sweden's first LGBT swimming pool. Photo: Sundbyberg Stad

Sweden's first LGBT pool makes a loud splash

The first swimming pool in Sweden designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is making waves in the Swedish media, ahead of its official opening next week. READ  

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