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Two dead after stabbing at Norway primary school

Norwegian police on Monday night were searching for the person or persons who killed a boy and a woman at a primary school earlier in the day in Kristiansand.

‘Skam' hailed for making Norwegian language cool

The popular Norwegian series ‘Skam' (Shame) was given the Nordic Language Award for 2016 on Monday for its ability to engage a young Nordic audience.

Norwegian Air gets long-awaited US approval

But will Donald Trump intervene and reverse it?

Budget deal saves Norwegian government

Norway's right-wing government narrowly avoided collapse Saturday after a last-minute deal was agreed in negotiations for the 2017 budget, which had threatened to bring down the ruling coalition.

Stolen Dachau camp gate found in Norway

An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago has been found in Norway, police said Friday.

Norway's workers are among the happiest in the world

At least according to a new ‘Global Workforce Happiness Index'.

VIDEO: All aboard this virtual train ride through beautiful Norway

It's becoming easier than ever to enjoy Norway's gorgeous nature without having to leave your home.

What happens if Norway's PM steps down? No one seems to know.

If Erna Solberg's government does not survive a vote of confidence, it's anyone's guess on what will come next.

Norway fetes chess champ Carlsen's tour de force

From a Nato chief's tweet to the top headlines on news sites, Norway on Thursday feted its three-time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen a day after he beat Russia's Sergei Karyakin in a breathtaking tiebreaker.

Norway frees radical Islamist as Italy ends extradition bid

Italy has cancelled a request for the extradition from Norway of controversial Iraqi Kurdish fundamentalist preacher Mullah Krekar, the Norwegian prosecution agency said on Wednesday, ordering his immediate release.

Norwegian Carlsen wins third World Chess Championship

Magnus Carlsen has extended his dominance over the chess world.

Norway government at risk as budget talks break down

Norway's minority government faced a crisis on Wednesday as the small Christian Democratic Party broke off budget negotiations, putting the right-wing coalition in danger of collapse.

'In Norway, no meat is not an option'

A Dutch student living in Tromsø makes an appeal to Norwegians to consider the global impacts of their meat-heavy diet.

Norwegian politician faces trafficking charge in massive paedophilia case

A former politician for the Labour Party is one of 51 people involved.

Norwegian woman 'lucky' to survive Swedish axe attack

UPDATED: The woman had an axe thrown at her from a short distance in a candy store near Sweden's border with Norway.

Norwegian world champ Johaug faces 14-month ban

Norway's Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday called for a 14-month suspension against cross-country skier Therese Johaug, a seven-time world champion, after she failed a September drug test.

Norway's Catholic Church fined for fraud over membership

The Norwegian Catholic Church was fined on million kroner (more than €110,000) on Monday for exaggerating the number of members it has to receive more state aid.

Battle for world chess crown heads to final tiebreaker

All tied up after 12 matches, Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergei Karyakinto now face four tie-break games scheduled for Wednesday.

Norwegians set an all-time transactions record on Black Friday

A total of 8.1 million purchases were carried out with credit cards during the Black Friday shopping ‘holiday'.

Norwegian police involved in just fourth fatal shooting in 14 years

Norwegian police shot and killed a 35-year-old man in Kristiansand early on Sunday morning, an incredibly rare incident in a nation where fatal police shootings are nearly non-existent.

Dangerous air quality throughout much of Norway

The air quality in ten locations in southern and eastern Norway was declared a health hazard on Monday morning.

Snowden loses Norway appeal for no-extradition pledge

Norway's supreme court on Friday rejected a final appeal by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden to secure assurances he would not be extradited to the US should he travel to Norway to collect an award.

Oslo airport to get new Addis Ababa route

Beginning in March, Ethiopian Airlines will fly passengers from Oslo and Addis Ababa as the first African carrier to offer first direct flight between Norway and the African continent.

Norway's winter is going to be even colder than you thought

American meteorologists predict that the Scandinavian winter is going to be even colder than previously thought.

Norway's chess champ Carlsen pulls even with Russian grandmaster

Historic showdown now stands at 5-5 after Magnus Carlsen claimed his first victory.

Norway's oil fund invested in company with alleged Isis ties

A cement company with a factory in Syria that has received 4.2 billion kroner from Norway's massive oil fund is accused of giving money to the terror group Isis.

Norway's PM still waiting to hear from Trump

The president-elect has spoken with the Danish and Swedish PMs, but Erna Solberg has been left waiting.

The best spots to enjoy Norway's ski season

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.

Telenor risks €100m euro anti-competition fine

Norway's telecoms operator Telenor risks a €100 million fine for abuse of a dominant market position, the country's competition authority warned on Wednesday.

The Nordic nations have gone to war… on Twitter

They're at it again, and this time Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Finland are all involved.

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