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Early snow in Norway makes driving hazardous

Early snow in Norway makes driving hazardous

Chains and winter tyres were recommended by Norway’s Public Roads Administration for motorists travelling on the E6 motorway near Dovre after heavy snow fell in the area this morning.

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US students - get your master’s for free at a top Swedish university

US students - get your master’s for free at a top Swedish university

Think getting a master’s degree from a top university will cost you a fortune? Think again.

 
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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.

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Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Want to go on a real adventure and help a disadvantaged community at the same time? You can, and here's how...

 
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Five easy Norwegian hikes you've probably never heard of

Five easy Norwegian hikes you've probably never heard of

Love hiking but not keen on exhausting yourself in the process? Here are five easy hikes in less travelled destinations in Norway. All tried and tested by our travel editor Marie Peyre.

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The easiest way to drive in style while living abroad -- and back at home

The easiest way to drive in style while living abroad -- and back at home

Moving abroad? Nothing helps you feel at home faster than having a new luxury car to zip around in. And it's easier to get one than you think.

 
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Opinion: The fakers' little lies are eating our brains

Opinion: The fakers' little lies are eating our brains

As fake news sites lose their power, real news organizations risk being hijacked by the spread of little lies, writes The Local's co-founder James Savage.

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Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Gothenburg is Sweden’s hidden design gem, with some of the best shopping available – plus dozens of hip cafés, restaurants, and bars. Local creative Ali Davoodi shares his insider tips for how to get the most out of a visit.

 
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Netflix wins rights to make film of Norway’s Utøya terror attacks

Netflix wins rights to make film of Norway’s Utøya terror attacks

A film about the July 22nd terror attacks carried out by right wing extremist Anders Breivik in Oslo and on the island of Utøya will be produced by streaming giant Netflix.

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The Local's Swedish film of the month: Cries and Whispers

The Local's Swedish film of the month: Cries and Whispers

Film writer Peter Larkin reviews Ingmar Bergman's film Cries and Whispers.

 

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Norway's wealth fund, a jumbo piggy bank to be used prudently

Norway's wealth fund, a jumbo piggy bank to be used prudently

Norway, which holds a general election on Monday, has the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, a piggy bank of nearly $1 trillion to be saved for rainy days, but also to help finance today's election promises.

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.

Bittersweet election victory for Norway PM Solberg

Bittersweet election victory for Norway PM Solberg

After clinching a narrow victory in Norway's legislative elections, Prime Minister Erna Solberg will start out with a fragile second mandate, given her weaker majority and less conciliatory allies.

Here’s what Norway’s newspapers are saying about election day

Here’s what Norway’s newspapers are saying about election day

Most of Norway’s national and regional newspapers understandably led with the country’s general election on their front pages on Monday.

Norway suffer heaviest defeat for 45 years in World Cup qualifying

Norway suffer heaviest defeat for 45 years in World Cup qualifying

Germany routed Norway 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Monday in the heaviest defeat suffered by the Norwegian national team since the 1970s.

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 could become world’s first 'fully electric' country: car industry rep

Norway could become world’s first 'fully electric' country: car industry rep

Industry interest organisation Energi Norge says that Norway is in with a chance of becoming the world’s first fully electrically powered society.

Meeting between Swedish and Norwegian ministers scrapped following 'no-go zone' claims

Meeting between Swedish and Norwegian ministers scrapped following 'no-go zone' claims

Sweden's Migration Minister cancelled a meeting with her Norwegian counterpart at the last minute after judging that the trip was part of campaigning for Norway's forthcoming election.

Norway’s Conservatives make promises on healthcare in election build-up

Norway’s Conservatives make promises on healthcare in election build-up

Minster for Health Bent Høie of Norway’s governing Høyre (Conservative) party has promised broadened healthcare options should the party continue to govern after the upcoming general election.

Former Sweden PM gives support to cancellation of Listhaug meeting

Former Sweden PM gives support to cancellation of Listhaug meeting

Carl Bildt, a former Swedish prime minister, says that immigration is not causing as many problems for the country as Norway’s immigration minister Sylvi Listhaug depicts.

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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.