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Trump an 'embarrassment' Springsteen tells Norway
Rock legend Bruce Springsteen interviewed by Fredrik Skavlan. Photo: SVT/Youtube

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has described Donald Trump as an embarrassment to the United States.

Oslo to hit drivers’ wallets to combat air pollution
The cancel wants to raise toll rates fivefold by this winter. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

The city council will quintuple road tolls on days with high levels of air pollution.

Freed hostage back in Norway after 'year in terror'
Sekkingstad addressed the Norwegian media in Oslo on Friday. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

Kjartan Sekkingstad returned to Norway on Friday after a year of captivity in the Philippines.

New hijab discrimination case hits Norway
Model photo: Carina Johansen / NTB Scanpix

Officials in Oslo offered a young woman a job, but only if she would remove her headscarf.

Tesla sued in Norway over sluggish cars
A Telsa Model S being charged in Østfold. Photo: Tore Meek/NTB Scanpix

"When you notice that you didn't get what you paid for you feel cheated."

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Watch this Nordic Viking ship sail into New York
Arriving in New York. Photo: Dag Sjövold/Draken Expedition America

The world's largest Viking dragon ship in modern times is moored in New York this week.

VIDEO: See Norway’s PM ride around on a rubbish truck
That's not something you see every day. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has posted a video to Facebook showing her performing some rather unusual work in the name of green energy.

Why Americans pay more to fly Norwegian
It pays off to know the local language when booking with Norwegian. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Americans looking to fly to Norway on Norwegian or take a cruise on Hurtigruten are being charged much higher prices than customers in Norway.

Norway man posed as girl on Facebook to exploit 60 boys
Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / SCANPIX .

Police believe a Tromsø man used the internet to sexually exploit around 60 children and abused some of them in real life.

Norway files terror recruitment charges for first time
Ubaydullah Hussain has been in and out of the Norwegian court system several times. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Ubaydullah Hussain, an Islamist who has had numerous run-ins with the law, is the first person in Norway to be officially charged with recruiting terrorists.

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Strong reactions in Norway to hijab discrimination verdict
Malika Bayan and Merete Hodne. Photos: Carina Johansen, / NTB Scanpix

The fine given to a Norwegian hairdresser for turning away a Muslim client has led to Nazi comparisons and conspiracy theories.

Tanks, guns and bras: Norway's women join the draft
Selection exercises during Joint admission and selection camp 2016. Photo: Olav Standal Tangen/Forsvaret

They sweat together, they sleep together: Norway has introduced compulsory military service for women, even bunking them in mixed dorms with their brothers-in-arms.

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Push for dual citizenship heats up in Norway
Norway is the only Nordic country that doesn't allow dual citizenship. Photo: Ole Martin Wold / NTB scanpix

Proponents for dual citizenship tell The Local that “the political winds are definitely changing”.

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Norway comic mocks Islamic State with gay club anthem

You may never hear the name “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi” the same way ever again.

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Norway couple takes wedding photos to epic new heights
Photo: Stan Serdjukov/ © www.fotograftromso.no

Best wedding photos ever?

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Filipino militants got ransom for Norwegian: analysts
Kjartan Sekkingstad addressed the media on Sunday along with Filipino peace minister Jesus Dureza. Photo: Stringer/NTB Scanpix

Norway has denied paying a ransom but analysts say there is no way Abu Sayyaf released Kjartan Sekkingstad "out of the goodness of their hearts".

Snake on a plane causes stir on Scandinavian flight
Not the snake on the plane. Photo: Cornelius Poppe/NTB/TT

The captain had to step in after a snake slithered on board a Scandinavian Airlines plane.

Ongoing Norway doctors’ strike intensifies
Striking workers at Oslo University Hospital, Ullevål. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

The doctors’ strike that has been underway since September 7th was stepped up on Friday and will extend even further this week if no agreement is reached.

New September weather record set in Norway
A woman enjoys the late summer weather at Huk beach outside of Oslo last week. Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Several towns have already surpassed the old record for 'summer days' in September.

'I am so very happy and lucky to be alive': Freed Norwegian
Kjartan Sekkingstad with Norway's ambassador to the Philippines Erik Førner in Davao. Photo: NTB Scanpix

A freed Norwegian hostage said he was "lucky to be alive" on Sunday, after being kidnapped by Islamic militants and held in the southern Philippine jungle for more than a year.

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From our other editions
Rape victim stabs Syrian asylum seeker
Vienna's 16th district, Ottakring. Photo: Michael Kranewitter/Wikimedia

A 45-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker has been arrested for attempted murder in Vienna after stabbing a 27-year-old Syrian man who he claims drugged and raped him.

Muslim pupils must shake hands – ‘no ifs and buts’
File photo: Broad Bean Media

The Muslim schoolboys at the centre of a furore over handshaking earlier this year have had their appeal quashed.

World's first hydrogen train to go into service in Germany
Photo: Alstom press office

Germany is set to host the world's first zero-emission, hydrogen passenger train when it gets into gear next year.

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Denmark home to world’s lamest iPhone 7 launch
Somehow, we don't think that the scene in Viborg is what Tim Cook was hoping for. Photo: Josh Edelson/Scanpix

"When you see that clip, you can’t help but to smile.”

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Seven reasons why autumn is the very best season in Spain
Valle del Jerte, Extremadura. Photo: Raúl A./Flickr

Tourists may flock to Spain during the summer months in search of sun, sea and sangria but autumn is actually the best season to spend in Spain. The Local tells you why:

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'I am so very happy and lucky to be alive': Freed Norwegian
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'I am so very happy and lucky to be alive': Freed Norwegian
Society
Hijab discrimination: Praise, Nazi comparisons and conspiracy theories
Facebook thanks Norway PM after censorship row
Society
Facebook thanks Norway PM after censorship row
Expats say it's not just Norway's weather that's cold
Society
Expats say Norway is a cold place (and they don't mean the weather)
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Gran Canaria: 'So much more than beaches'
National
323 reindeer killed by lightning in Norway
Frozen effect bringing 'too many tourists' to Norway
Travel
Frozen effect bringing 'too many tourists' to Norway
Norway's angel princess divorces novelist husband
Norway's angel princess divorces novelist husband
Norwegian motorist kills 19 reindeer in bloody collision
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Norwegian motorist kills 19 reindeer in bloody collision
'Tick here please': Changing gender in Norway gets easier
Lifestyle
'Tick here please': Changing gender in Norway gets easier
Danish scientist: Mysterious 'blue blob' caused by weather
National
Danish scientist: Mysterious 'blue blob' caused by weather
Norwegian school permits burkini in swimming classes
Education
Norwegian school permits burkini in swimming classes
Norway's ‘biggest sovereignty concession’ to EU in years
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Norway makes ‘biggest sovereignty concession’ to EU in years
Norway boosts defence against Russia threat
International
Norway boosts defence against Russia threat
FACT-CHECK: No, Norway isn’t banning diesel and petrol cars
National
FACT-CHECK: No, Norway isn’t banning diesel and petrol cars – yet
Norway aims to be climate-neutral by 2030
National
Norway aims to be climate-neutral by 2030
Migrant numbers plunge as Norway now 'less attractive'
National
Migrant numbers plunge as Norway now 'less attractive'
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