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Norwegian Isis fighter killed in Syria, mother says

Norwegian Isis fighter killed in Syria, mother says

The Norwegian Islamic State solider Michael Skråmo has been killed in Syria, his mother has told Sweden's state broadcaster SVT.

Tranquil island Hvar is Croatia's top sports destination in 2019

Tranquil island Hvar is Croatia's top sports destination in 2019

While Northern Europe is still in the midst of winter, warm and sunny Hvar offers respite from the cold dark days.

 
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Norwegian Air Shuttle to demand Boeing pay for grounding of planes

Norwegian Air Shuttle to demand Boeing pay for grounding of planes

Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle will demand financial compensation from Boeing over the grounding of its 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the company has said.

Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Moving abroad can be daunting, especially if you’re used to regularly seeing close friends and family. It might not be as easy to drop in for a cup of coffee but with a bit of effort you can maintain and even strengthen your relationships.

 
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Weather and World Cup cited as Norway’s Lofoten sees decline in tourist numbers

Weather and World Cup cited as Norway’s Lofoten sees decline in tourist numbers

The World Cup, good weather and negative press have been cited as possible causes for an off year for tourist visits to Norway’s Lofoten archipelago.

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

Frankfurt isn’t as diverse as Berlin? It’s too sleepy to rival Hamburg’s raucous nightlife? It can’t rival Munich’s great outdoors? The German finance capital is often characterized as provincial. But a closer look shows that it has great things to offer.

 
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Firemen cycle 500km for cancer recognition

Firemen cycle 500km for cancer recognition

Dozens of firemen have cycled nearly 500 kilometres from Bergen to Oslo and handed over a petition to parliament to have cancer recognized as a workplace injury.

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

Writer Paul Connolly explains why Sweden’s High Coast is home to the ‘Swedish dream’ and how moving there can help you to find life’s Swede spot.

 
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Utøya film makes shortlist for Norway's Oscar entry

Utøya film makes shortlist for Norway's Oscar entry

U – July 22, this year’s film about Anders Breivik’s 2011 massacre, is one of three contenders to be put forward for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

‘No other place in Europe has such as high density of talent’

‘No other place in Europe has such as high density of talent’

London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world’s most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.

 
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Irish border after Brexit? How Sweden-Norway keep things smooth

Irish border after Brexit? How Sweden-Norway keep things smooth

Can Sweden and Norway serve as a model for the post-Brexit Irish border?

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One in ten wage earners in Denmark is foreign national

One in ten wage earners in Denmark is foreign national

The number of foreign citizens employed in Denmark has increased by 75,000 since 2014, according to figures from Statistics Denmark.

 

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Euronext bids 625m euros for Oslo Stock Exchange

Euronext bids 625m euros for Oslo Stock Exchange

European stock market operator Euronext on Monday said it had launched a 625 million euro takeover bid to acquire the Oslo Stock Exchange.

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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 launches operation to salvage sunken frigate

Norway launches operation to salvage sunken frigate

Three months after a 5,000-ton warship sank, Norwegian officials began an operation to haul the vessel from the bottom of the sea.

No-deal Brexit: Country by country guide to how the rights of Britons will be affected

No-deal Brexit: Country by country guide to how the rights of Britons will be affected

Compare how each country has promised to protect the rights of Britons (or not quite in some cases) if there's a no-deal Brexit.

PROFILE: Norway's 'complete competitor' Aksel Lund Svindal

PROFILE: Norway's 'complete competitor' Aksel Lund Svindal

Norwegian colossus Aksel Lund Svindal will go down in the annals of alpine skiing as one of the very best after claiming world silver in his farewell downhill race on Saturday.

Children from minority backgrounds improved in Norwegian reading tests: agency

Children from minority backgrounds improved in Norwegian reading tests: agency

The performance of children from immigrant backgrounds in Norwegian national reading tests has improved, but is still below the overall level.

Norway's Nobel team discovers why time drags or flies

Norway's Nobel team discovers why time drags or flies

A Nobel-winning Norwegian team has discovered a network of brain cells which may hold the key to our subjective experience of time...and they did it using chocolate.

Could this EU Green Card save freedom of movement for Britons in Europe?

Could this EU Green Card save freedom of movement for Britons in Europe?

Could the EU be convinced to issue a Green Card to Brits who exercised their treaty rights before Brexit?

Meet Plastozilla, Oslo’s newest attraction

Meet Plastozilla, Oslo’s newest attraction

A four-metre tall sculpture made entirely of recycled plastic litter has been causing a bit of a stir in Oslo in recent days.

Norway to give free heroin to 400 addicts: report

Norway to give free heroin to 400 addicts: report

Norway's government is to start providing free heroin to up to 400 hardened addicts as it pushes forward with its drug policy reforms.

Nato's Cold War games in icy Norway: 'We have been taking driving lessons on snow'

Nato's Cold War games in icy Norway: 'We have been taking driving lessons on snow'

"This is my second time seeing snow, so it's a rather new experience," said a tank operative, a Florida native more accustomed to ice boxes than ice floes.

Braving Norway's cold: Surfing above the Arctic Circle

Braving Norway's cold: Surfing above the Arctic Circle

The water is just four degrees Celsius, but some surf almost every day in the frigid waves off the coast of Norwegian islands above the Arctic Circle.