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40 yobs wreck girls' taco party in Norway

40 yobs wreck girls' taco party in Norway

40 Norwegian youths gatescrashed and caused havoc at a taco evening on Saturday organised by a group of teenage girls in south-east Norway. READ  

Average Statoil salary is 1 million kroner
Statoil headquarters in Stavanger, south-west Norway. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

Average Statoil salary is 1 million kroner

Statoil, the Norwegian oil and gas giant, pay their staff an average annual wage of 1 million kroner ($153,000), the company revealed on Monday. READ  

Cremation back for the dead in Norway: study
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Cremation back for the dead in Norway: study

Norwegians are more than ever requestng to be cremated rather than buried after they die, with one in ten, asking for their ashes to be scattered in the Norwegian countryside, a study revealed on Friday. READ  

Thorhild Widvey: Norway's richest MP
Culture Minister Thorhild Widvey is Norway's richest MP. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Thorhild Widvey: Norway's richest MP

Culture Minister Thorhild Widvey has been officially declared Norway's richest MP after her personal fortune in 2013 totalled 3.4 million kroner (£510, 000), revealed the government on Friday. READ  

Kjell Inge Røkke tops Norway's Rich List
Norway's richest man Kjell Inge Røkke. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

Kjell Inge Røkke tops Norway's Rich List

A list of Norway' highest taxed of 2013 was published by the government on Friday, showing businessman Kjell Inge Røkke and a 19-year-old are the top richest people in the country. READ  

CF and Yara companies merger collapses
Yara International CEO Torgeir Kvidal. Foto: Photo Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix

CF and Yara companies merger collapses

Fertiliser companies CF Industries of the US and Norway's Yara International announced Friday their merger talks had collapsed. READ  

Labour Party's popularity hits 15-year high
Norway's Parliament. Poto: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

Labour Party's popularity hits 15-year high

Norway's Labour Party has recorded its strongest show of voter approval since 1999, a poll revealed on Thursday. READ  

Bergen Prize won by teenage anti-extremist
Faten Mahdi Al-Hussaini, youngest ever winner of the Bergen Prize. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Bergen Prize won by teenage anti-extremist

A 19-year-old anti-terror protestor won the prestigious Bergen Prize on Wednesday, and is the award's youngest ever winner . READ  

Brende visits Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone
Børge Brende takes precaution during his visit to Sierra Leone. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

Brende visits Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone

Børge Brende was in Sierra Leone on Wednesday to visit some of the Norwegian volunteers helping battle the outbreak of the ebola virus. READ  

Statoil's CEO quits for 94m kroner job in UK
Former Statoil CEO Helge Lund is moving to work for BG. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

Statoil's CEO quits for 94m kroner job in UK

Statoil's CEO, Helge Lund, quit his post on Wednesday and prepared to move to head of international oil and gas company BG Group, for an estimated 94 million kroner salary. 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  

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Interview: Jan Berglund, Chess Olympiad ambassador
Jan Sigmund Berglund, head event coordinator of the Chess Olympiad 2014, held in Norway.

Interview: Jan Berglund, Chess Olympiad ambassador

In August the Chess Olympiad comes to Tromsø. 181 countries take part, crowning it the third biggest sporting event in the world. The Local makes its move to meet Jan Sigmund Berglund, head event coordinator of the event and a key ambassador of the sport in the Arctic Circle. READ  

'I know Norway through crack and murderers'

'I know Norway through crack and murderers'

The Local's Oliver Gee catches up with UK comedian Bill Bailey ahead of his three Norway shows. He dissects winter sports, crime fiction, and Norwegians' puzzling sensitivity to his jokes about Wales. READ  

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Thor Hushovd launches shocking new book
Norwegian cycling legend Thor Hushovd. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Thor Hushovd launches shocking new book

Thor Hushovd, the Norwegian pro cyclist who retired from the sport this autumn, will launch his controversial autobiography on Thursday. READ  

PM attacked in Budget 'cookie jar' jibe
MP Marianne Marthinsen is critical of Norway's budget for 2015. Photo: Erlend Aas / NTB scanpix

PM attacked in Budget 'cookie jar' jibe

The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was accused of being unable to "keep her fingers away from of the cookie jar" after her government's latest budget announcement was seen by some MPs as over-spending the country's oil fund. READ  

Canada sends Norway animal drug for Ebola
Ullevål Hospital in Oslo where Norway's first Ebola victim is being treated. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

Canada sends Norway animal drug for Ebola

Canadian health authorities on Tuesday sent an experimental Ebola medicine, not yet used on humans, to Norway and Spain for treating Ebola infected patients. READ  

Man jailed for sending death threats to PM
PM Erna Solberg faced regular death threats over a 2 year period. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Man jailed for sending death threats to PM

A man in his twenties was jailed after being accused of orchestrating a campaign of death threats against Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Norway's Royal family, a court ruled on Tuesday. READ  

Norway strikes energy jackpots home and away

Norway strikes energy jackpots home and away

Two of the Nordic State's biggest energy companies have announced major oil and gas finds, it was reported on Tuesday. READ  

Norway's Ødegaard makes Euro history
Martin Ødegaard played in Norway's 2-1 victory over Bulgaria. Photo: V Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Norway's Ødegaard makes Euro history

Norway's Martin Ødegaard made European football history on Monday by becoming the first player under the age of 16 to play in a Euro Championship qualifier. READ  

25 medical staff treating Ebola victim in Norway
Guards at Ullevål Hospital in Oslo where Norway's first Ebola victim is being treated. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

25 medical staff treating Ebola victim in Norway

The Norwegian woman, admitted to Ullevål hospital in Oslo after catching the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone, is being treated by a team of 25 people, it was revealed on Tuesday. READ  

The Local's expat shopping basket
Surprise! Norway priciest for home comforts
Shopping photo: Shutterstock

Surprise! Norway priciest for home comforts

It’s the question on everyone’s lips: Which country in The Local's network offers the best value for wistful expats craving comfort food and drink from home? Well, wonder no more! READ  

Benefits cuts set to affect 35,000 Norwegian kids
Benefit cuts are set to make Norwegian families poorer. Photo: Lost and alone Shutterstock

Benefits cuts set to affect 35,000 Norwegian kids

More than 35,000 children are expected to suffer from the government's latest budget cuts, Norway's benefits agency, Nav, warned on Tuesday. READ  

160 Norwegians sign up to help battle Ebola virus
Health director Bjørn Guldvog appreciates Norway's Ebola volunteers' help. Foto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

160 Norwegians sign up to help battle Ebola virus

Over 150 people living in Norway have so far volunteered to join a Norwegian-UK effort to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. READ  

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Jihadist teens face five years' jail
Sabina (L) and Samra (R). Photo: APA/Interpol

Jihadist teens face five years' jail

The two teen girls who joined Jihadists in Syria, then changed their minds and now want to return to Austria, face up to five years in jail for supporting a terrorist organization, according to a report in the news daily Heute. READ  

Expat denied Swiss citizenship after 39 years
View of Einsiedeln's town centre. Photo: Roland Zh/Wikimedia Commons

Expat denied Swiss citizenship after 39 years

A 75-year-old expat American who taught as a professor at Switzerland’s top university was denied Swiss citizenship after local officials ruled he did not know enough about the region where he has lived for 39 years. READ  

German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight
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German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight

Members of a German motorcycle gang have travelled to Syria to join Kurds fighting against Islamic extremists (Isis), raising the prospect of Germans fighting Germans in Syria and Iraq. READ  

Green card holders to protest against new rules
According to one study, up to 80 percent of educated foreigners end up in unskilled positions. Photo: Cory M. Grenier/Flickr

Green card holders to protest against new rules

The Danish Green Card Association thinks its unfair that the government will apply significant changes to current green card holders retroactively and wants to work with parliament to find a better solution. READ  

Ebola outbreak
Air France passenger tests negative for Ebola
File photo: Denis Charlet/AF

Air France passenger tests negative for Ebola

Updated: A passenger on an Air France flight from Paris to Madrid on Thursday who complained of Ebola-like symptoms has tested negative for the virus but will remain at Madrid's Carlos III hospital until cleared in a second round of tests. READ  

Drunk doc downed vodka before fatal Caesarean
An anaesthetist has admitted to drinking before a procedure that left a British expat dead in France. Photo: Iroz Gaizka/AFP

Drunk doc downed vodka before fatal Caesarean

An anaesthetist has admitted to being under the influence of alcohol during a botched procedure that left a British expat dead during child birth in France. The doc told police she needs vodka so she doesn’t shake. READ  

Italian couple get stuck in frolic at sea
The couple got stuck together while having sex in the sea at Porto San Giorgio. Photo: Corrado Scropetta

Italian couple get stuck in frolic at sea

An Italian couple wound up in hospital after getting stuck together while romping in the sea in the Marche region. READ  

Stockholm 'Russian sub' alert
Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat
Commanding officer Jonas Wikström holds a press conference after reports of foreign underwater activity in Stockholm Archipelago. Photo: Anders Wiklund

Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat

UPDATED: Sweden's military has deployed planes and ships in the Stockholm Archipelago against what it says is a foreign threat in the waters, with the size of the operation unchanged overnight. READ  

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