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Satellite photos of damaged Svalbard seed vault released

Satellite photos of damaged Svalbard seed vault released

Images have been released showing the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which was reported last week to have been damaged by climate change, from space.

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'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

A career in the culinary world is a pipe dream for many. But for those with the passion and determination to make it a reality, Ferrandi Paris is a clear choice.

 
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Norway to send EEA millions to Portugal

Norway to send EEA millions to Portugal

Norway and Portugal have signed an agreement for the use of 900 million Norwegian kroner (96 million euros) in EEA funds in Portugal, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.

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Why you should go to Zagreb this summer

Why you should go to Zagreb this summer

Zagreb is a favourite summer getaway for sun-and-fun loving Norwegians. But they're not alone. Here are 8 great summer events that will have you booking a ticket!

 
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Celebrating May 17th in Norway: A guide for first-timers

Celebrating May 17th in Norway: A guide for first-timers

Celebrating Norway's national day in Norway is a truly unique experience. Follow our travel editor Marie Peyre's advice to make the most of the day.

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How Craft Academy is changing women's lives and careers

How Craft Academy is changing women's lives and careers

Sweden ranks among the best countries in the world in terms of gender equality. An exception is the tech industry, which still heavily dominated by men. One coding programme in Gothenburg and Stockholm is looking to change that statistic, one dedicated, passionate, hardworking woman at a time.

 
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OPINION: Why Norway’s green image is much more style than substance

OPINION: Why Norway’s green image is much more style than substance

Is Norway - a country rich on profit from its oil industry - really doing its bit for the environment? The Local columnist Lina Brammertz argues that the Scandinavian nation is less green than it would have you believe.

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The future of flying: inspired by nature

The future of flying: inspired by nature

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s...kind of both.

 
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8 incredible buildings that prove wood is good

8 incredible buildings that prove wood is good

You don’t have to be an architect or a tree-hugger to be dazzled by this new generation of wooden buildings.

 
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Local Norwegian choir behind 'Frozen' soundtrack set for global album launch

Local Norwegian choir behind 'Frozen' soundtrack set for global album launch

They inspired one of the biggest films in box office history, and now the women of Cantus – the Norwegian choir who sang the opening track to Disney’s animated hit 'Frozen' – are releasing their first album.

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

Europe’s tech industry is booming, giving rise to a range of programming ‘bootcamps’ that offer tech literacy more quickly and affordably than traditional degree programs. The Local finds out more.

 
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Aarhus to pay back 341,000 kroner in parking fines

Aarhus to pay back 341,000 kroner in parking fines

The city of Aarhus will refund parking tickets worth 341,000 kroner ($51,000) after a clerical error, the city’s municipality has announced.

 

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Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Finding love locally has never been easier. Find out why.

 
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Norwegian loses billions in first quarter of 2017

Norwegian loses billions in first quarter of 2017

Norwegian recorded significant losses in the first part of 2017, even though more and more passengers are flying with the low-cost Scandinavian airline.

These are the Stockholm design gems you have to see

These are the Stockholm design gems you have to see

Scandinavian design, famous for its simplicity and quirky elegance, is taking the world by storm - we explore the capital to find out more.

 
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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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Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

 
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Social entrepreneur: 'I learned early on that I was an outsider'

Social entrepreneur: 'I learned early on that I was an outsider'

Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde is one of Sweden's most interesting young entrepreneurs, working hard to combat social exclusion through innovation. But it hasn't been an easy journey.

 
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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.

What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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British-Norwegian ex-soldier freed from Congo jail

British-Norwegian ex-soldier freed from Congo jail

A British-Norwegian dual citizen who was serving a life sentence for murder and espionage in a Congolose prison was released and returned to Norway on Wednesday, authorities said.

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

How has global demand for the most sought-after designers changed in last decade? A new report from leading art and auction search engine Barnebys reveals some surprising trends.

 
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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.

Norway sceptical about new Olympic bid

Norway sceptical about new Olympic bid

Norwegian politicians have distanced themselves from a potential new Winter Olympic bid after 1994 host Lillehammer raised the issue this week.

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.

Woolly mammoth spotted in Norwegian traffic

Woolly mammoth spotted in Norwegian traffic

Motorists on Norway’s E6 highway were greeted by a rare sight Monday as a reconstruction of a woolly mammoth appeared to be hightailing it north.

In pictures: Norway's national day

In pictures: Norway's national day

Observant readers in Norway may have noticed a celebratory atmosphere today. Here are some of our favourite photos of Norway's big day.

Big, bold and a bit bonkers: Norway's large-scale sculptures

Big, bold and a bit bonkers: Norway's large-scale sculptures

These unusual, larger-than-life attractions double up as fun selfie spots, says our travel editor Marie Peyre.

'More Norwegians than ever' take medication

'More Norwegians than ever' take medication

Over 70 percent of Norwegians took some form of medication in 2016, according to statistics – a higher proportion than ever before.

Norway opposition demands answers over Saudi Arabia women's commission vote

Norway opposition demands answers over Saudi Arabia women's commission vote

Norway’s opposition parties have asked in parliament that the government confirm whether it voted for Saudi Arabia’s inclusion in a UN women’s rights commission.

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Norway hiring 'joy spreaders' to make life a breeze for elderly

Norway hiring 'joy spreaders' to make life a breeze for elderly

Young people who want to join in fun summer activities in Norway can find work as spreaders of joy.