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EU's 'no-deal' Brexit plan spells out bad news for British travellers

EU's 'no-deal' Brexit plan spells out bad news for British travellers

Driving licences, pet passports, credit card charges, no compensation for cancelled flights, mobile phone roaming charges... A no-deal Brexit spells bad news for Brits travelling to the EU.

The French business school helping students craft more meaningful careers

The French business school helping students craft more meaningful careers

Two MBA graduates from EMLYON Business School explain how their studies helped them to land their dream jobs working for international organisations.

 
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Brexit road-tripper: 'It has made me appreciate what Europe has to offer and what we have to lose'

Brexit road-tripper: 'It has made me appreciate what Europe has to offer and what we have to lose'

Brit Andy Pardy quit his job to undertake an epic odyssey across Europe in order to write ‘Stop Brexit’ with the resulting GPS route. Having recently concluded his more than 35,000-kilometre journey across 27 European nations, The Local caught up again with ‘The rogue consultant’ and his ode to freedom of movement.

Not just a pretty place: 10 extraordinary facts about Sweden's dazzling High Coast

Not just a pretty place: 10 extraordinary facts about Sweden's dazzling High Coast

The Swedes know a thing or two about beauty. After all, they live in one of the most captivating countries on the planet. They have the cosmopolitan allure of water-surrounded Stockholm; the vast sweeping beaches of Skåne; the skyscraping white sierras of Lapland and much, much more. Yet, when they were asked in a survey which part of Sweden was most beautiful they chose none of these celebrated places.

 
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Halloween tips: The spookiest places in Norway

Halloween tips: The spookiest places in Norway

With Halloween fast approaching, we take a tour of some of Norway’s most notorious castles, churches, asylums, haunted hotels, and ghost towns.

The master’s programmes that make you more employable

The master’s programmes that make you more employable

Committing to a master’s degree could feel like delaying the start of your career. That’s not the case at Linköping University (LiU), where the rigorous master’s programmes are designed to prepare students for life after graduation.

 
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Statoil to slash 1,500 jobs to trim losses

Statoil to slash 1,500 jobs to trim losses

Statoil, grappling with plunging global oil prices, plans to cut between 1,100 and 1,500 jobs, or seven percent of its workforce, by the end of 2016, the Norwegian oil giant said Tuesday.

What these Stockholm business students learned in Silicon Valley

What these Stockholm business students learned in Silicon Valley

Students on SSE's Executive MBA program jetted out to the prolific tech hub to mingle with and learn from its professional community. Find out what they discovered.

 
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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.

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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Swiss prosecutor cleared in FIFA corruption probe, then quits

Swiss prosecutor cleared in FIFA corruption probe, then quits

A Swiss federal prosecutor suspended last month in connection with corruption investigations in the world of football has been cleared of wrongdoing and quit his job, authorities said Friday.

 

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Norsk Hydro seals deal with Brazil over environmental dispute

Norsk Hydro seals deal with Brazil over environmental dispute

Norwegian metals group Norsk Hydro said on Thursday it has reached agreement with the Brazilian authorities following a dispute over the discharge of untreated water from its aluminium factory Alunorte, the largest in the world.

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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.

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.

Six left-wing extremists seized at Norway politics festival

Six left-wing extremists seized at Norway politics festival

Six left-wing extremists have been arrested at the Arendalsuka political festival, accused of plotting attacks on two populist parties, Stop Islamisation of Norway (SIAN) and Alliance.

Rosenborg player Bendtner gets 50 days in jail for taxi driver assault

Rosenborg player Bendtner gets 50 days in jail for taxi driver assault

Rosenborg striker Nicklas Bendtner was sentenced to 50 days in prison after being convicted of assaulting a taxi driver on Friday.

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.

Almost half of Swedes and Danes would prefer Nordic union to EU: poll

Almost half of Swedes and Danes would prefer Nordic union to EU: poll

A significant proportion of Swedes and Danes would prefer to be part of a 'Nordic union' between Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland rather than the European Union, a new poll shows.

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.

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.

World's biggest sovereign fund pleads to save oceans

World's biggest sovereign fund pleads to save oceans

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, is challenging companies to do more to protect the world's oceans, including combatting plastic waste pollution.

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.