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Norway's 'effective' border checks extended
All arriving ferry passengers will still be subject to checks. Photo: NTB Scanpix

Norway's 'effective' border checks extended
23 hours ago

The Norwegian government said on Friday it would extend border checks for an additional 30 days.

Every tenth 12-year-old boy in Norway drinks
Photo: Vegard Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Every tenth 12-year-old boy in Norway drinks
1 day ago

Three percent of boys also say they've been drunk in the past month.

Norway Child Welfare Service faces growing global protests
The Facebook group 'Norway, Give Us Back the Children You Stole' says more than 60,000 people have protested against Barnevernet in cities around the world, including Prague shown here. Photo: Norway,

Norway Child Welfare Service faces growing global protests
1 day ago

Norwegian embassies around the world have seen demonstrations over what critics say is an over-aggresive child welfare agency.

US rockers to hit Oslo on first tour since Paris attacks
Eagles of Death Metal at a 2007 performance at Øyafestivalen. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / SCANPIX

US rockers to hit Oslo on first tour since Paris attacks
2 days ago

The Eagles of Death Metal will play the Norwegian capital this weekend as they return to the road following the Paris attacks.

Norway issues new Zika advice for pregnant women
File photo. Flickr: coniferconifer

Norway issues new Zika advice for pregnant women
2 days ago

Health officials have new recommendations for minimizing the risk of contracting the Zika virus through sexual conduct.

Telenor sees slowdown in 2016 as profits plunge
Telenor chief executive Sigve Brekke presented the company's 2015 results in Oslo on Wednesday. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

Telenor sees slowdown in 2016 as profits plunge
2 days ago

Major losses in Denmark drag Norwegian telecoms operator down.

Mild weather plays havoc with Nordic car rally
A driver taking part in the snowy rally in 2011. Photo: Micke Fransson/SCANPIX/TT

Mild weather plays havoc with Nordic car rally
2 days ago

The biggest winter car event in the Nordics needs snow. And there's not enough of it in the right places.

Extreme Islamism and far-right pose threats to Norway
Justice Minister Anders Anundsen and PST head Benedicte Bjørnland presented the nation's terror assessment in Oslo. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

Extreme Islamism and far-right pose threats to Norway
2 days ago

Although Norway's overall terror threat is slightly decreased there are still several factors that threaten the nation.

Chinese fund offers $1.2b for Norway's Opera web company
Photo: Opera

Chinese fund offers $1.2b for Norway's Opera web company
3 days ago

UPDATED: The world's fifth most used web browser may soon be in Chinese hands.

Russian spying can 'damage' Norway: PST
Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Scanpix

Russian spying can 'damage' Norway: PST
3 days ago

In its annual threat assessment, PST said that Russian spies have major “damage potential” for Norwegian interests.

Features
How Norway's oil wealth will fend off hard times
Norway has prepared for when its oil wealth is behind it. Photo: Foto: Tore Meek / NTB scanpix

How Norway's oil wealth will fend off hard times
January 27, 2016

When times get tough, it never hurts to have €700 billion stashed away like Norway does in the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund to cushion the blow of plunging oil prices.

'No means no': Norway sends migrants on anti-rape courses
As part of the course, newcomers are shown an Amnesty International video about rape. Screenshot: Amnesty International

'No means no': Norway sends migrants on anti-rape courses
January 20, 2016

A look inside Norway's courses teaching refugees about sexual customs in their new country.

Norway might hold the answer to beating the winter blues
Tromsø. Photo: Mark Ledingham, Tromsø Kommune

Norway might hold the answer to beating the winter blues
January 08, 2016

Some 300 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø residents largely avoid seasonal depression – what's their secret?

The Local List
The best spots to enjoy Norway's ski season
Oslo winter park. Photo: Terje Borud/ VisitNorway

The best spots to enjoy Norway's ski season
November 26, 2015

With Norway's ski season already on, here's a look at of why so many eager skiers choose the Nordic country to practise their favourite winter sports.

Freedom is a bike for migrants at Arctic border
A man and his child cross the border at Storskog. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

Freedom is a bike for migrants at Arctic border
November 24, 2015

Neither snow nor freezing temps have put off the thousands of migrants who have crossed in to northeast Norway on two wheels.

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After 36 years, 'mystery films' shown in Norway
The American sent himself the package in 1980 but never picked it up. Photo: Kjell-Erik Ruud/Instagram

After 36 years, 'mystery films' shown in Norway
3 days ago

As proof that sometimes mysteries are better left unsolved, Tuesday’s public viewing of three film reels left unclaimed in a Norwegian hotel for 36 years was somewhat anticlimactic.

How to vote as an American expat in Norway
Even if you won't be anywhere near this ballot box in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire – or anywhere else in the US – you can still take help decide the next US president. Photo: Mike Segar/Scanpix

How to vote as an American expat in Norway
3 days ago

As The US presidential voting season is well underway with the first primary elections in New Hampshire, The Local looks at how American citizens can cast their ballots from outside the US.

'Aggressive elk' no match for Norway kids with snowballs
Photo: Paul Kleiven / NTB scanpix

'Aggressive elk' no match for Norway kids with snowballs
3 days ago

It takes more than an angry elk to scare Norwegian nursery children.

Norway 'lost' 661 asylum seekers in January alone
UDI said many of the 'lost' asylum seekers will likely "show up in some way or another". Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

Norway 'lost' 661 asylum seekers in January alone
February 09, 2016

The number of asylum seekers who 'disappeared' within Norway in January was higher than any single month last year.

Tourist brought 125 kilos of Norwegian coins to Oslo
The coins totaled 220,970 kroner and weighed 125 kilos. Photo: Toll

Tourist brought 125 kilos of Norwegian coins to Oslo
February 09, 2016

A most unusual find for Oslo customs officials.

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Asylum seekers given priority for hospital visits
Refugees arriving at Vienna's Westbahnhof station. File photo: Caritas

Asylum seekers given priority for hospital visits
AUSTRIA

An admission by Austrian health officials that asylum seekers are given priority for hospital visits has been greeted by angry reaction.

Prison guard and Syrian escapee 'likely off to Syria'
Prison guard Angelica Magdici posing with the suspected getaway car. Photo: Zurich cantonal police

Prison guard and Syrian escapee 'likely off to Syria'
SWITZERLAND

A female Zurich prison guard and the Syrian inmate she helped escape from his cell have probably fled to Syria, according to the guard’s husband.

As it happened: Bavaria train crash
An aerial shot shows the extent of the devastation at the crash site, where two trains ran into one another head-on on a single-track rail line just outside Bad Aibling. Photo: DPA

As it happened: Bavaria train crash
GERMANY

Two trains collided early on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, derailing carriages and killing nine passengers and injuring around 80 others.

700-year-old Danish 'Civil War' coins uncovered
The instability of the era is said to be reflected in the poor quality minting and low silver content of the coins. Photo: Viborg Museum

700-year-old Danish 'Civil War' coins uncovered
DENMARK

A hoard of 700 year-old coins has been found by a group of metal detector enthusiasts in Jutland.

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Ten golden rules for snagging a Spanish man
Sally Fazakerley on navigating the perilous path to true love

Ten golden rules for snagging a Spanish man
SPAIN

Looking for your very own Don Juan? Then this is what you need to know.

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