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Norwegian government to spend millions removing litter from sea

Norwegian government to spend millions removing litter from sea

Norway’s government has pledged 100 million kroner ($11.8 million) for cleaning up the world’s seas as part of a new maritime policy.

'I am both black and white, both American and Swedish'

'I am both black and white, both American and Swedish'

Jason Diakité – perhaps better known by his rap artist name Timbuktu – has decided to stop being half.

 
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Birdwatching in Varanger, Finnmark

Birdwatching in Varanger, Finnmark

A world-class birding destination awaits in Arctic Norway.

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Why everyone should fly Qatar Airways Business Class at least once in their life

Why everyone should fly Qatar Airways Business Class at least once in their life

One Business Class to rule them all, and to bring you to new levels of in-air pleasure…even on the longest flight in the world.

 
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Norway's human rights appeal over the prison conditions of Anders Breivik – explained

Norway's human rights appeal over the prison conditions of Anders Breivik – explained

A human rights appeal involving the detention of Norwegian mass shooter Anders Behring Breivik began by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on January 10.

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US expats: don't let the IRS put you in a bad mood this tax season

US expats: don't let the IRS put you in a bad mood this tax season

Check out these simple ways to avoid the US taxpayer blues while living abroad.

 
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Stavanger sushi master wins first Michelin star

Stavanger sushi master wins first Michelin star

A restaurant in Stavanger which turns fish from the Norwegian Sea into Nordic edomae sushi has won a Michelin star.

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How a unique International MBA helps women shatter the glass ceiling

How a unique International MBA helps women shatter the glass ceiling

Increasingly, the leaders of the international business world are female. And as more and more women are becoming entrepreneurs, one unique MBA programme is helping to give them the tools to succeed.

 
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How to help your child adjust to life abroad

How to help your child adjust to life abroad

Moving abroad can be a big adjustment for anyone - and it's even harder when the move wasn't your choice. So how do you help your children settle in when your family makes the move? One Swedish startup is helping to answer this question.

 
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Could this be the future crossing over Lake Geneva?

Could this be the future crossing over Lake Geneva?

Architect Santiago Calatrava presented his ideas to a Geneva committee this month.

 

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How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia, after trying several services, the answer was clear.

 
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How The Local helped this business school reach smart young global citizens

How The Local helped this business school reach smart young global citizens

When a leading European business school wanted to raise awareness of its new pan-European course, The Local delivered.

7 reasons you should have international health insurance

7 reasons you should have international health insurance

Are you covered in your new country? And what happens if there's an emergency?

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

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.

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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 named the world’s happiest country

Norway named the world’s happiest country

A report has named Norway the world’s happiest country for the first time, taking the title from Scandinavian neighbour Denmark.

Norwegian minister hits back at Facebook crucifix commentator

Norwegian minister hits back at Facebook crucifix commentator

Norwegian immigration minister Sylvi Listhaug had a strong response to a Facebook commentator who said she wore a cross necklace for political gain, calling it a “shameful” attack.

Pushing the limit riding Norway's frozen waves

Pushing the limit riding Norway's frozen waves

Veteran former world champion surfer Tom Carroll says Arctic surfing in Norway is a challenge that ‘pushes the limit’.

Oslo appoints first 'daycare bullying ombudsman'

Oslo appoints first 'daycare bullying ombudsman'

Oslo Municipality has appointed a permanent official to fight bullying in the Norwegian capital’s schools from daycare age upwards – the first appointment of its kind in the country.

Video: Diver releases footage of Tromsø killer whales

Video: Diver releases footage of Tromsø killer whales

A Tromsø-based photographer and filmmaker has released a video of rare interaction between humans and orcas off the coast of the Arctic Norwegian city.

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

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”.

Norwegian hotel tycoon has big plans in Denmark

Norwegian hotel tycoon has big plans in Denmark

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

Norway hit by spike in gonorrhoea cases

Norway hit by spike in gonorrhoea cases

Prevalence of the sexually transmitted gonorrhoea infection has increased fivefold in Norway over the last ten years, according to a new study.

British citizens should have freedom of movement after Brexit, says chief EU negotiator

British citizens should have freedom of movement after Brexit, says chief EU negotiator

Brits have EU citizenship - and they shouldn't lose their rights, said EU negotiator Guy Verhofstadt.

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Norway prepares for controversial FM radio shutdown

Norway prepares for controversial FM radio shutdown

Norway on Wednesday will become the first country in the world to start shutting down its FM radio network in favour of digital radio, a bold move watched closely by other countries around Europe.