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Norway hits back at Brazilian president's whale hunt tweet

Norway hits back at Brazilian president's whale hunt tweet

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro posted spectacular – but misleading – whale hunt images on Twitter in response to Norway's decision to halt its forest protection subsidies.

Five mindfulness practices for expats

Five mindfulness practices for expats

Moving abroad offers an exciting opportunity to live a happier and healthier life. But how can you make sure that you’re enjoying the experience to its fullest? That’s where practising mindfulness can help.

 
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 Norway mosque shooting an 'attempted act of terror'

Norway mosque shooting an 'attempted act of terror'

The shooting at a mosque near Oslo is being treated as an "attempted act of terror", Norwegian police said Sunday, with the suspect appearing to harbour far-right, anti-immigrant views.

VIDEO: Three surprising facts that will make you want to visit Malta

VIDEO: Three surprising facts that will make you want to visit Malta

Game of Thrones has ended but it lives on in Malta! Find out how and learn two more unexpected facts about this little archipelago in the middle of the Med.

 
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How to tell a Swede from a Norwegian on national day

How to tell a Swede from a Norwegian on national day

WATCH: The Swedes and the Norwegians do their national days rather differently.

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How Norwegian World War Two refugees shaped Swedish migration policy

How Norwegian World War Two refugees shaped Swedish migration policy

At the height of the Second World War, when Norwegian refugees first sought sanctuary in Sweden, they were sent back. The tide turned in the last years of the war, as Sweden reversed its policy, accepting these refugees. So what happened next?

Millionaires to be hit by negative interest rate at Danish bank

Millionaires to be hit by negative interest rate at Danish bank

Jyske Bank is set to become the first major lender in Denmark to apply negative rent to customers’ savings accounts.

 

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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.

Brexit: Why won't the EU act to protect the rights of Britons in Europe?

Brexit: Why won't the EU act to protect the rights of Britons in Europe?

While the British government appears to have cottoned on to the importance of protecting the citizens' rights of Brits in the EU and EU citizens in the UK, Brussels appears reluctant to act. Five million people living in limbo are in need of action.

'Time to think about the 5 million in limbo': UK parliament votes to delay Brexit

'Time to think about the 5 million in limbo': UK parliament votes to delay Brexit

Lawmakers in London voted to delay Brexit on Thursday evening, marking the end of three days of fraught debates in which PM Theresa May's deal was rejected as was a no-deal Brexit.

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.

Could this EU Green Card save freedom of movement for Britons in Europe?

Could this EU Green Card save freedom of movement for Britons in Europe?

Could the EU be convinced to issue a Green Card to Brits who exercised their treaty rights before Brexit?

World's most northerly vineyard for sale in Norway

World's most northerly vineyard for sale in Norway

A couple that spent a decade setting up the world’s most northerly vineyard in Norway’s Telemark fruit-growing region has now put it up for sale.

Norway sees first human rabies death in 200 years

Norway sees first human rabies death in 200 years

A 24 year-old Norwegian woman died this week of rabies, after she was bitten by a puppy she rescued while on vacation in the Philippines, her family announced.

Man who robbed world's most northerly bank faces jail in Norway

Man who robbed world's most northerly bank faces jail in Norway

Maxim Popov, a Russian national who robbed a bank on Svalbard in December, has been sentenced to 14 months in a Norwegian jail.

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.