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New national park will protect 'unique' part of Norway: minister

New national park will protect 'unique' part of Norway: minister

Norway’s government has decided to designate an area in the Lofoten archipelago a national park, despite local residents voting against it.

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Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored this year’s Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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Norwegians split over immigration: report

Norwegians split over immigration: report

A survey has found that an increased number of Norwegians have become positive towards taking in refugees in need of protection, but a majority think integration is not working well enough.

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Croatian paradise: Discover the island of Lošinj

Croatian paradise: Discover the island of Lošinj

Visit the unique island of Lošinj and discover the hidden gem of the Adriatic sea.

 
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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.

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Travel while you learn at this European business school

Travel while you learn at this European business school

Europe’s first business school continues to attract students from all around the world.

 
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Working internationally? Share your experiences

We’re interested in your experiences working internationally. Complete our quick survey and tell us what it's been like.

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Discover the historic delights of Croatia's Zadar Region

Discover the historic delights of Croatia's Zadar Region

Admirers of inspiring landscapes, history, adventure, and Mediterranean cuisine will be delighted by each area of Croatia's Zadar Region.

 
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12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

Iceland has long been known as one of the most beautiful places in the world, but over the past few years it has also come to be viewed as a rather unusual hotbed of football talent. Here are 12 other things that you might not know about Iceland.

 
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Norway surprises with launch of 'new Skam' series

Norway surprises with launch of 'new Skam' series

Norway’s national broadcaster NRK on Saturday launched a brand new television series with young adults as its protagonists, echoing the previous hugely successful ‘Skam’.

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 players may face discipline for pro-Kosovo World Cup celebrations

Swiss players may face discipline for pro-Kosovo World Cup celebrations

Fifa opened disciplinary proceedings against Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri on Saturday over their pro-Kosovo goal celebrations during the 2-1 win against Serbia.

 

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Norway youth now 'too lazy' to take Swedes' café jobs: lobby group

Norway youth now 'too lazy' to take Swedes' café jobs: lobby group

Young Norwegians are so spoilt that most no longer consider jobs in cafés or restaurants now staffed largely by Swedes, the head of Norway’s national business lobby group has complained.

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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.

'Think like a vagabond': Tales from the world's northernmost pilgrimage

'Think like a vagabond': Tales from the world's northernmost pilgrimage

Stretching from the Swedish to the Norwegian coast, St Olavsleden is a hiking route and pilgrimage following in the footsteps of a Norwegian king.

Norway wants to be stricter on immigrants who don’t learn Norwegian

Norway wants to be stricter on immigrants who don’t learn Norwegian

Norway’s government wants to tighten rules on social welfare payments to foreign citizens, the country’s finance minister has said.

Swedish woman killed in Norway Base jumping accident

Swedish woman killed in Norway Base jumping accident

A 30-year-old Swedish woman has died attempting a Base jump off Norway’s 800m Katthammaren precipice.

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.

'Pray for rain': Church of Norway after weeks of dry weather

'Pray for rain': Church of Norway after weeks of dry weather

The Church of Norway on Tuesday encouraged its members to ‘pray for rain’, so unusually dry has the weather been in recent weeks.

Ice instruments ring out coolest music in Norway

Ice instruments ring out coolest music in Norway

Inside a giant igloo in a snowy Norwegian village, the sound of a horn rings out, warming the mood of a freezing audience, huddled together in -24 Celsius.

Norwegian authorities reject new motor neurone disease medicine

Norwegian authorities reject new motor neurone disease medicine

Approval has been rejected for the use of the compound edaravone to treat motor neurone disease in Norway.

Moscow slams Norway plans to double US troop presence

Moscow slams Norway plans to double US troop presence

Moscow on Thursday criticised Norway's plans to ask Washington to double the number of US troops stationed in the Scandinavian country and deploy them nearer the border with Russia.

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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.