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Norway's oil fund wants to divest from oil

Norway's oil fund wants to divest from oil

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, which is fuelled by the state's oil revenues, wants to divest its oil and gas holdings, the Norwegian central bank which manages the fund said Thursday.

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Is this the world’s most international business school?

Is this the world’s most international business school?

It's not just one of the world’s leading business schools. It’s also a chance for students to have a truly international undergraduate experience.

 
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Norway’s Sinnataggen and Monolitten fair game for copycats: ruling

Norway’s Sinnataggen and Monolitten fair game for copycats: ruling

Oslo’s famous Sinnataggen (Spitfire or Angry Boy) and Monolitten (Monolith) monuments are free to be copied for profit, after the city’s municipality lost a bid to reserve rights to Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures.

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An interior design lover's guide to southern Sweden

An interior design lover's guide to southern Sweden

Sweden is a treasure-trove of inspiration for design lovers. The whole country really is one big Pinterest board.

 
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Nordics fail to win back crown as world's best English speakers

Nordics fail to win back crown as world's best English speakers

Scandinavians are among the world's best non-native English speakers according to a global ranking, but have found themselves bested by the Dutch for the second year running.

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The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

Just because there’s no snow on the ground doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning a ski trip in Sweden this winter.

 
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Britain wants 'new, deep and special' partnership with Norway: ambassador

Britain wants 'new, deep and special' partnership with Norway: ambassador

The UK will take several steps to maintain a strong post-Brexit relationship with Norway, writes British Ambassador to Norway Sarah Gillett.

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American remake of Norway's 'Skam' to be streamed by Facebook

American remake of Norway's 'Skam' to be streamed by Facebook

Facebook’s new streaming service has secured the rights to broadcast the American version of hit Norwegian television series Skam.

Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Its graduates are also among the first in Sweden to gain employment once they've completed their studies.

 
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Tusk calls for 'much more progress' from UK on Brexit at EU summit in Sweden

Tusk calls for 'much more progress' from UK on Brexit at EU summit in Sweden

"This progress needs to happen at the beginning of December at the latest."

 

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Nike could have paid 116 million kroner more in Norwegian tax: report

Nike could have paid 116 million kroner more in Norwegian tax: report

Sports giant Nike could have paid 116 million kroner (12.3 million euros) more in Norwegian taxes if it had reported all of its turnover and profits onshore, according to a report.

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Statoil fuel pump staff fear lay-offs

Statoil fuel pump staff fear lay-offs

Admninistrative staff at Statoil Fuel & Retail, which manages the distribution of fuel to consumers, fear that the new Canadian owners will ship their jobs off to Latvia.

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This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret

This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret

If you want a holiday that has it all, this small European archipelago is just the spot.

 
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In pictures: Twelve stunning Scandinavian swimming pools

In pictures: Twelve stunning Scandinavian swimming pools

If you're going to own a swimming pool in a Nordic nation, you may as well do it with style. Houzz.se editor in chief Sara Norrman takes a look at some of Scandinavia’s most striking pools.

Norway statistics bureau head leaves post over conflict

Norway statistics bureau head leaves post over conflict

The director of Statistics Norway (Statistisk sentralbyrå, SSB) Christine Meyer has left her post after a weeks-long conflict with the Ministry of Finance.

Women take top three spots in Norway government

Women take top three spots in Norway government

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Friday announced a cabinet reshuffle putting women in "the top three spots" of government.

Norway’s Telemark Winter Olympics hopefuls reveal bid plan

Norway’s Telemark Winter Olympics hopefuls reveal bid plan

Plans to bring the Winter Olympics to Norway’s Telemark county were revealed in full at an official announcement on Tuesday.

Norway universities criticised for overuse of English

Norway universities criticised for overuse of English

The Language Council of Norway says it is concerned about the amount of English used in courses at Norwegian universities and colleges.

Norway electronics retailer to sell solar panels in stores

Norway electronics retailer to sell solar panels in stores

Solar panel units for the roofs of Norwegian homes are to be sold in-store for the first time by electronics retailer Elkjøp.

Record crowds set to watch Homeless World Cup in Norway

Record crowds set to watch Homeless World Cup in Norway

The 2017 Homeless World Cup is set to attract a worldwide audience of more than three million, with 100,000 fans descending on Oslo for the eight-day street football tournament.

Feeling the call of the wild? Visit Langedrag Nature Park

Feeling the call of the wild? Visit Langedrag Nature Park

Love animals? Then a trip to Langedrag Nature Park in Buskerud is a must, says our travel editor Marie Peyre. A magical stay for visitors of all ages.

Scandinavian researchers are developing an edible TBE vaccine

Scandinavian researchers are developing an edible TBE vaccine

Scandinavian researchers are working on an edible vaccine against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE).

PODCAST: "You don't have to be very successful to get into the AfD"

PODCAST: "You don't have to be very successful to get into the AfD"

On this week's podcast we look at why Germany's far-right party is already upsetting the country's politics.

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Podcast: the French on the streets, the Germans between the sheets

Podcast: the French on the streets, the Germans between the sheets

In this week's The Local Europe Edition podcast we talk about why the French are on strike again, ask whether the Germans are as liberated as they seem – and look at Brits trying to escape Brexit.