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Hikers to wear green hats if 'open to romance'
Nils Øverås, secretary general of the Norwegian Trekking Association and Hanna Melhus, head of the organization's youth wing, posing for the April Fools message. Photo: Norwegian Trekking Association

Hikers to wear green hats if 'open to romance'

An April Fools joke in which the Norwegian Trekking Association declared that all single people hiking over the Easter break should wear a green hat if they're open to romance triggered such a huge reaction that the association has decided to institute it for real. READ () »

Norway teen has lived in cave for a year
da Beate Løken in her cave. Photo: Screen Grab Romerikes Blad TV

Norway teen has lived in cave for a year

A 19-year-old girl from the most fjord-filled region of Western Norway has been living a cave for almost a year with little but a high-grade sleeping bag to get her through the gruelling Norwegian winter. READ () »

Plumber stabbed workmate after gay jibe
Court psychiatrist Terje Tørrissen ruled the plumber was not psychotic. Photo: Håkon Mosvsvold Larsen / Scanpix NTB

Plumber stabbed workmate after gay jibe

A plumber in Norway has been sentenced to compulsory mental care after he drew a knife on his colleague and stabbed him ten times in the head and torso after the man called him a "grumpy little gay". READ () »

Excavator operator gets $2,000 after outcry
John Erik Tveitdal shows off the money he found in the safe he broke open. Photo: Norsk Gjenvinning Group

Excavator operator gets $2,000 after outcry

The businessman who mistakenly dumped an old safe containing 117,000 kroner ($19,200) at a recycling centre has given a 12,000 kroner reward to the excavator operator who cracked it open and found the money. READ () »

'They loved nature: that's why they were there'
Helicopter comes with three of the four missing men found in the landslide area in Sunndalsfjella. Photo: Berit Roald / Scanpix NTB

'They loved nature: that's why they were there'

Henning Nilsen, 37, from Trondheim, has told Adressa.no of his grief at losing two of his best friends in the avalanche in the Sunndalsfjella mountains on Monday. READ () »

Three boys arrested for taping girl to  railing
Russ in Oslo in 2012. None of these people were involved in taping a girl to a bar. PHOTO: Berit Keilen / NTB SCANPIX

Three boys arrested for taping girl to railing

Police have arrested three out-of-contol Norwegian high-school students after they taped a 17-year-old girl to a railing in a park in Sandnes, south of Bergen, and pelted her with eggs and flour. READ () »

Union could take 1,300 Norwegian staff on strike
One of Norwegian's new Dreamliners arriving from New York at Stockholm Arlanda airport - Johan Nilsson / NTB Scanpix

Union could take 1,300 Norwegian staff on strike

Norway's Parat Union has threatened to take more than 1,300 Norwegian Airlines employees out on strike if the airline does not agree to a joint collective bargaining agreement for the cabin crew by April 30. READ () »

Police free Norwegians jailed for wolf hunt

Police free Norwegians jailed for wolf hunt

The three Norwegians jailed last week pending trial for taking part in an illegal wolf hunt were released on Wednesday, allowing them to spend Easter with their families. READ () »

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Norway's Solli gets the weirdest yellow card ever
Jan Gunnar Solli when playing for the New York Bulls. Photo: Joscarfas/Wikimedia Commons

Norway's Solli gets the weirdest yellow card ever

Norwegian footballer Jan Gunnar Solli displayed some unorthodox ball play on Monday evening, catching a pass by lifting up his football shirt and slipping the ball inside. Sadly, the referee didn't see the funny side and promptly served Solli with a yellow card, READ () »

Norway PM backs gay church weddings
Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Parliament in Oslo on Wednesday morning. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB Scanpix

Norway PM backs gay church weddings

Norway's Prime Minister has declared her support for gay church weddings, although she argues the decision on whether to allow them is up to the Church of Norway. READ () »

Features
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 () »

The Local Interview
INTERVIEW: From Utøya to Eurovision
Mohamed 'Mo' Farah Abdi, 21, hopes to represent Norway in Copenhagen with the song Heal. He lost his best friend, Ismail Haji Ahmed, on Utøya in July 2011. Photograph: Kim Erlandsen/NRK

INTERVIEW: From Utøya to Eurovision

The Local talks to Mohamed 'Mo' Farah Abdi, the Utøya survivor and X Factor star, about the song he hopes to take to the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. READ () »

Carlsen: Norway's chess superstar
The Norwegian chess prodigy - one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people. Photo: Timothy A Clary/AFP

Carlsen: Norway's chess superstar

As a prodigal genius and fashion model, newly-crowned world chess champion Magnus Carlsen has already lit up the game and has now added the world crown to his list of achievements. READ () »

INTERVIEW: Utøya survivor to be deported
Khaled Ahmed Taleb at a protest against Breivik outside Hamar courthouse in 2012 - Jo E. Brenden / NTB Scanpix

INTERVIEW: Utøya survivor to be deported

Khaled Ahmed Taleb found his brother dead during Anders Behring Breivik's terror attack in 2011. But now he faces expulsion for lying on his asylum application eleven years ago. He tells The Local how it happened. READ () »

More News
Four missing skiers found dead in Norway
Helicopter comes with three of the four missing men found in the landslide area in Sunndalsfjella. Photo: Berit Roald / Scanpix NTB

Four missing skiers found dead in Norway

Rescue teams on Wednesday morning found and brought home the dead bodies of all four of the skiers who went missing in Norway's Sunndalsfjella mountains on Monday afternoon. READ () »

Badger gets stuck in car grille and survives
The badger stuck in Borgar Kristensen's car last year. Photo: Borgar Kristensen

Badger gets stuck in car grille and survives

A badger in Norway got hit so hard in a car collision that it became wedged into the grille. But when the driver levered it out with a stick, to his amazement the animal scampered away into the nearby woods. READ () »

Top Putin aide was in Oslo for oil talks: Statoil
Igor Sechin in 2009 when he was Russia's Deputy Prime Minister. Photo: Ignat Solovey/WIkimedia Commons

Top Putin aide was in Oslo for oil talks: Statoil

Igor Sechin, one of the most powerful figures in Vladimir Putin's Russia, was in Oslo this month to hold talks with Statoil over its international projects, Reuters reported on Tuesday. READ () »

Chance of saving missing skiers 'minimal'
Rescuers from alpine rescue team participating in the search. Photo: Inge Nordvikneset / NTB Scanpix

Chance of saving missing skiers 'minimal'

Norway's rescue authorities are close to giving up the search for four skiers who went missing on Monday night, with police admitting that the chances are now minimal that the men will be found alive. READ () »

Norway's Aker bags €1.7bn Angola contract
An Aker employee works on the company's deep sea equipment. Photo: © 2014 Aker Solutions

Norway's Aker bags €1.7bn Angola contract

French oil group Total, which has just announced a huge offshore exploration investment in Angola, has awarded a major contract for part of the work to Norwegian firm Aker Solutions, Aker said on Tuesday. READ () »

Man at recycling plant finds $16,000 in old safe
John Erik Tveitdal shows off the money he found in the safe he broke open. Photo: Norsk Gjenvinning Group

Man at recycling plant finds $16,000 in old safe

An excavator operator at recycling facility in Norway has discovered 100,000 kroner ($16,000) left behind in a safe dumped at the site. READ () »

Thousands of salmon escape cages in Norway
Alsaker Fjordbruk's salmon farming. Photo: Alsaker Fjordbruk

Thousands of salmon escape cages in Norway

More than 47,000 salmon have escaped their cages in the Ålfjorden north of Stavanger, fuelling environmentalist fears that Norway's salmon farming industry will destroy wild salmon stocks and weaken the natural gene pool. READ () »

Norway celebs plan own funerals in new show
Namra Saleem, the presenter of "The Coffin", drives around to celebrities' houses bringing them a coffin to decorate. Photo: NRK

Norway celebs plan own funerals in new show

Norway's ever-inventive national television channel NRK has moved from 'Slow TV' to 'TV Macabre' with "The Coffin", which follows a set of celebrities planning their own funerals. READ () »

Surge in number of immigrants deported
Simreth Wolbgeber and her eight children after they were exported from Norway to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Photo: Simreth Wolbgeber

Surge in number of immigrants deported

The number of illegal immigrants deported from Norway leapt 37 percent in the first three months of the year, as the country's new right-wing government brings in a more hardline policy. READ () »

Norway sends lost 1927 film back to China
Yin Mingzhu (left) and Xia Peizhen (right) in Dan Duyu’s The Cave of the Silken Web (1927).

Norway sends lost 1927 film back to China

Norway will hand to China a copy of "The Cave of the Silken Web", a classic Chinese film that had long thought to be lost, the National Library of Norway said on Monday. The delivery of the silent film from 1927 is expected to arrive in Beijing on Tuesday. READ () »

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Swiss voters set to sink Swedish jet fighter deal
Photo: AFP

Swiss voters set to sink Swedish jet fighter deal

Swiss voters are set to sink a massive defence deal with Swedish firm Saab to buy 22 fighter planes, an opinion poll showed Friday ahead of a referendum next month. READ () »

School kids hospitalized after 'porno' party
Photo: DPA

School kids hospitalized after 'porno' party

Dozens of school children at a “porno-themed” high school party were taken to hospital on Thursday for nausea and stomach aches. It was initially believed they were poisoned but no alcohol has been found. READ () »

Abortion Travel agency: 'We should never exist'
“Be free in London”, “Decide in Paris” or “Your choice in Lisbon”: just three of the mottos featuring on a ground-breaking yet made-up service. Photo: DDB

Abortion Travel agency: 'We should never exist'

A women's lobby group has set up a fictitious travel agency offering all-inclusive 'abortion holidays' abroad as an ominous reminder of what Spanish women may be forced to do if a tough new law is passed in May. READ () »

French scientists: We've lost SARS virus vials
French scientists said they have misplaced some deadly SARS virus. Photo: Frederic Brown/AFP

French scientists: We've lost SARS virus vials

A routine inventory at the prestigious French research body Institut Pasteur in Paris revealed it has lost some 2,300 tubes containing samples of the potentially deadly SARS virus. READ () »

'The mafia has infiltrated every sector in Germany'
Mafia infiltration has reached Germany's Rhineland. Photo: Shengel/Wikipedia

'The mafia has infiltrated every sector in Germany'

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"We have to hit the brakes and the gas at the same time." Does your Swedish boss confuse you? You're not alone. Swedes have crowned that phrase as the worst workplace cliché of the year. READ () »

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