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Women take top three spots in Norway government

Women take top three spots in Norway government

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Friday announced a cabinet reshuffle putting women in "the top three spots" of government.

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The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

Just because there’s no snow on the ground doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning a ski trip in Sweden this winter.

 
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Horse-drawn cab service hopes to trot back to Oslo

Horse-drawn cab service hopes to trot back to Oslo

A riding centre has applied for permission to run a horse-drawn carriage service in the Norwegian capital for the first time in 66 years.

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Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Its graduates are also among the first in Sweden to gain employment once they've completed their studies.

 
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Mathallen Oslo celebrates five years this month

Mathallen Oslo celebrates five years this month

Here are five foodie facts you might or might not know about Oslo's famous food hall. By our travel editor Marie Peyre.

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Upscale your coding skills in the Caribbean this winter

Upscale your coding skills in the Caribbean this winter

Want to spend winter in the Caribbean and take the next step in your coding career at the same time? You can, and this is how...

 
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Britain wants 'new, deep and special' partnership with Norway: ambassador

Britain wants 'new, deep and special' partnership with Norway: ambassador

The UK will take several steps to maintain a strong post-Brexit relationship with Norway, writes British Ambassador to Norway Sarah Gillett.

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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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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’s 'Skam' series to get remake in five European countries

Norway’s 'Skam' series to get remake in five European countries

Viewers in five different European countries will get the chance to watch their own version of the hugely popular Norwegian television series Skam.

Six ways getting an MBA will launch your international career

Six ways getting an MBA will launch your international career

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career. Find out more and register for an MBA fair in a city near you.

 
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Europe

Denmark’s women’s national team calls off strike

Denmark’s women’s national team calls off strike

The Danish women's national team on Friday called off a strike over a wage dispute with the Danish Football Association that saw a World Cup qualifier against Sweden cancelled, putting the team's 2019 bid at risk.

 

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Nine stunning hotels to stay at when you visit Sweden

Nine stunning hotels to stay at when you visit Sweden

You don’t have to sacrifice style and comfort to travel sustainably, and these beautiful hotels prove it.

 
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Norway seeks 'Tesla tax' on electric cars

Norway seeks 'Tesla tax' on electric cars

Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, on Thursday proposed a "Tesla tax" aimed at cutting a tax advantage granted to large electric cars in a heavily criticised move.

Statoil fuel pump staff fear lay-offs

Statoil fuel pump staff fear lay-offs

Admninistrative staff at Statoil Fuel & Retail, which manages the distribution of fuel to consumers, fear that the new Canadian owners will ship their jobs off to Latvia.

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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.

Norwegian police report Russian diplomat for driving under influence

Norwegian police report Russian diplomat for driving under influence

Police in Oslo detained a Russian diplomat following a traffic incident in the Frogner district of the Norwegian capital last month.

Norway agrees to host Israeli nuclear whistleblower

Norway agrees to host Israeli nuclear whistleblower

Norway has agreed to host former Israeli nuclear technician and whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu, his Norwegian wife has told local television.

Norway to give men and women’s national football teams equal pay

Norway to give men and women’s national football teams equal pay

An agreement by Norway’s male international footballers to take a pay cut to enable equal wages to be given to both the men and women’s national sides has been described as “internationally unique”.

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 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.

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.

Bergen for first-timers... and return visitors

Bergen for first-timers... and return visitors

Whether you are travelling to Bergen for the very first time, or have visited before - Norway's second largest city has something to enchant and surprise everyone. By our travel editor Marie Peyre.

Psychiatric patients in Norway given electro therapy without consent: report

Psychiatric patients in Norway given electro therapy without consent: report

At least 40 patients at Norwegian psychiatric treatment units have been treated with electric therapy over the last three years without giving consent, a report has revealed.

Could flights between the UK and EU really be grounded after Brexit?

Could flights between the UK and EU really be grounded after Brexit?

The British Chancellor on Wednesday raised the possibility that a 'no deal' Brexit scenario could ground flights between the UK and other European countries.

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Podcast: the French on the streets, the Germans between the sheets

Podcast: the French on the streets, the Germans between the sheets

In this week's The Local Europe Edition podcast we talk about why the French are on strike again, ask whether the Germans are as liberated as they seem – and look at Brits trying to escape Brexit.