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Nobel Peace chair Kullmann dies of cancer at 65

Kaci Kullmann Five, the chairwoman of the committee which selects the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has died aged 65 after a long illness, the organisation said on Monday.

'Offal accident': Animal guts spilt on Norway road

Drivers in the Norwegian town of Sandefjord found themselves in a smelly situation on Thursday after a trailer burst open and dumped animal intestines all over the road.

Ten tourists injured in Norway island boat crash

According to a local journalist, passengers were thrown into the icy sea "like dolls".

The end of an era? Norway no longer the promised land for young Swedes

Recruitment agencies in Oslo estimate a 60 percent decline in Swedes working in the Norwegian capital.

US will ‘moderate commitment' to Nato if allies don't spend more. Can Norway hit the goal?

US Defence Secretary James Mattis used his first Nato meeting to assure its allies of Washington's commitment to the alliance but he also delivered an ultimatum to American allies.

Swedish striker among three jailed for match-fixing in Norway

A Swedish punter was also handed a prison sentence.

Europe issues 'serious warning' to Norway over child welfare service

Eight Norwegian child welfare cases have been heard by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg over the past 15 months in what a long-time human rights lawyer has called “an extremely serious warning to Norway”.

Four out of five British expats fear Brexit will strip them of rights to live abroad

Most British expatriates in the European Union are chiefly concerned that Brexit will strip them of their rights to live in their adopted country, according to the latest survey published on Wednesday.

Driver arrested after hitting six-year-old girl at Norway school

A driver was arrested on Wednesday morning after striking a six-year-old girl with their car and then fleeing the scene.

Romanian woman charged with raping 12-year-old boy in Norway

A Romanian woman will appear in a Norwegian court in March to face accusations of having raped a 12-year-old boy.

Norway and EU lock claws in crabbing dispute

The EU and Norway are locked in a dispute over their different interpretations of a nearly 100-year-old treaty.

Northern Norway residents told to stay inside during ‘dangerous' storm

Meteorologists were expecting a full-blown winter storm to hit Troms and Finnmark on Monday and warned residents that it can be dangerous to be outdoors.

Early winner emerges in Northern Norway's ‘beer war'

Supermarket Rema 1000's decision to ditch region local breweries in Northern Norway in favour of Danish giant Carlsberg and local breweries may be backfiring.

World ski champ Johaug suspended 13 months for doping

The Norwegian Sports Confederation on Friday suspended cross-country skier Therese Johaug for 13 months after she tested positive for steroids, the ski federation said.

Norway extends border controls through May

Norway has extended temporary border controls that have been in place since November 2015 for at least another three months.

Russian TV: Norway is in the midst of a vegetable crisis. Norway: Uh, no we're not.

According to Russia's Channel One, the nation's largest broadcaster, a vegetable shortage has Norwegians stores limiting the number of veggies customers can buy.

New location proposed for contentious Utøya memorial

The youth wing of Norway's Labour Party (AUF) and a support group for the families of Utøya victims have proposed moving the controversial ‘Memory Wound' memorial in order to avoid a legal battle.

Police investigate explosion at Norwegian asylum centre

Bergen Police on Wednesday were investigating the cause of an explosion at the Ytre Arna asylum centre the previous evening.

In Norway, everyone's tax info is just a click away

How much does my neighbour, my colleague, the leader of my country or his wife earn? In Norway, a champion of transparency, that information is available to all, just a few clicks away.

For first time, Norwegian flies more passengers than rival SAS

SAS announced its January passenger numbers on Tuesday, saying that 1.9 million travellers choose the Scandinavian airline last month.

Norwegian military intelligence warns of increased threats from Russia

In its 2017 threat assessment released, the Norwegian Intelligence Service warned that Russia will continue its digital attacks on Norwegian targets and that it also poses new physical threats.

Could Norway follow Sweden's lead and introduce a third gender?

Labour Party to consider the idea of introducing a gender-neutral pronoun.

Sami mark 100 years of annual gathering

February 6th is Sami National Day, and the 2017 edition is set to be particularly special as it marks the 100th anniversary of the first Sami congress held by Scandinavia's indigenous people.

SAS, Norwegian left in confusion by travel ban ruling

Scandinavian airlines SAS and Norwegian have not taken a definite position on passengers from countries affected by US President Donald Trump's now-suspended travel ban.

Norway bulks up on German subs after 'unpredictable' Russia stalks the border

Norway has chosen Germany's Thyssenkrupp (TKMS) to deliver four new submarines.

Former Norwegian prime minister stopped by new US entry controls

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik was stopped by US border control agents at Washington Dulles Airport on Wednesday and questioned for roughly an hour before being granted permission to enter the country.

Norway's Labour Party was hacked by Russia: report

The extent of the hack is uncertain but reports have indicated it was carried out by the same actors who interfered with the US election.

Norwegian hotel tycoon has big plans in Denmark

Norwegian billionaire Petter Stordalen has announced plans to take over the Hilton Hotel at Copenhagen Airport.

Six million visitors: a record month for The Local

Six million people read The Local's sites last month – more than in any month since it was founded in 2004.

Nobel watcher says this year's Peace Prize could be rebuke to Trump

As activists seethe over Donald Trump's first days in the White House, some experts say this year's Nobel Peace Prize may prove to be an emphatic call on the president to respect human rights.

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