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Torrential rain causes road closures, evacuations and damage across Norway

Torrential rain causes road closures, evacuations and damage across Norway

Severe weather caused havoc across Norway on Sunday and Monday, with property and roads damaged and traffic delays in several areas.

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The Nordic way: 'We must trust each other

The Nordic way: 'We must trust each other'

She grew up surrounded by water, stumbled into politics, and is now one of the most important political voices in the entire Nordic region. The Local finds out more.

 
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Hungry polar bears spotted eating Svalbard sea bird eggs

Hungry polar bears spotted eating Svalbard sea bird eggs

Polar bears on the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard archipelago have eaten large numbers of eggs laid by eider and geese on parts of the islands, according to a report.

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Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

In a globalised world, transferring money abroad doesn't have to be costly and complicated.

 
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Offbeat Norway - Summer festivals with a difference

Offbeat Norway - Summer festivals with a difference

Been to Øya, Slottsparken and Bergenfest? Good. Now why not try one of these more unusual festivals? From inflatable boats and rollerskiing to insects and real life mermaids, our travel editor Marie Peyre has something for every taste.

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Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Who says you need to have a programming background to be a part of Berlin's booming tech startup scene?

 
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OPINION: Why good relations between Norway and Russia are necessary – and achievable

OPINION: Why good relations between Norway and Russia are necessary – and achievable

The peace movement in Norway has its hands full. We are at a risky and uncertain point in the history of the High North – a dangerous one, even. But there are opportunities and brighter prospects, argues our guest columnist Hedda Langemyr.

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Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Zagreb is trendy destination for summer travellers of all kinds. Read on to find out more about what's on offer. Hint: Make sure you're hungry like a wolf.

 
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 In a Norwegian wood, a 22nd century library grows

In a Norwegian wood, a 22nd century library grows

Every year for 100 years, a different author will contribute to Oslo's "Future Library", a collection of works to be published only in the next century.

Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Gothenburg is Sweden's hidden design gem, with some of the best shopping available – plus dozens of hip cafés, restaurants, and bars. Local creative Ali Davoodi shares his insider tips for how to get the most out of a visit.

 
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Five injured in chainsaw attack in Schaffhausen

Five injured in chainsaw attack in Schaffhausen

Police say the attack is NOT terror related.

 

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What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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Norwegian shipbuilder to take part in robot vessel project

Norwegian shipbuilder to take part in robot vessel project

Norway tech firm Kongsberg Maritime has signed up with French offshore services company Bourbon and Automated Ships Ltd. (ASL) of Britain in a scheme to build the world's first fully-automated supply ship.

Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

Finding love locally has never been easier. Find out why.

 
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The end of an era? Norway no longer the promised land for young Swedes

The end of an era? Norway no longer the promised land for young Swedes

Recruitment agencies in Oslo estimate a 60 percent decline in Swedes working in the Norwegian capital.

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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.

Norway woman charged with murder of husband 'withdrew restraining order'

Norway woman charged with murder of husband 'withdrew restraining order'

A woman from Oslo who has been arrested and charged with the murder of her husband was granted a restraining order against him but withdrew it.

INTERVIEW: 'We took a political turn' over dual citizenship

INTERVIEW: 'We took a political turn' over dual citizenship

NGO Norwegians Worldwide, which serves to promote Norwegian culture, values and society, as well as the rights of foreign-based Norwegians, celebrates its 110th birthday next week.

Oslo appoints first 'daycare bullying ombudsman'

Oslo appoints first 'daycare bullying ombudsman'

Oslo Municipality has appointed a permanent official to fight bullying in the Norwegian capital's schools from daycare age upwards – the first appointment of its kind in the country.

Norwegian osprey chicks wing it to Switzerland in conservation project

Norwegian osprey chicks wing it to Switzerland in conservation project

After over a century without the animal, Switzerland's osprey population is about to take off again with an influx of Norwegian birds.

Sheep poo makes Norwegian cyclists sick

Sheep poo makes Norwegian cyclists sick

Dozens of mountain bikers in a race in Norway have fallen sick most likely due to spray from sheep droppings on their path, Norwegian media reported Wednesday.

Celebrating May 17th in Norway: A guide for first-timers

Celebrating May 17th in Norway: A guide for first-timers

Celebrating Norway's national day in Norway is a truly unique experience. Follow our travel editor Marie Peyre's advice to make the most of the day.

Norwegian hepatitis C patients wait for treatment due to medicine monopoly: report

Norwegian hepatitis C patients wait for treatment due to medicine monopoly: report

Norwegian hepatitis C patients are waiting longer than they should for medical treatment due in part to a monopoly on its supply, according to a report.

China bears 'heavy responsibility' for Liu death: Nobel committee

China bears 'heavy responsibility' for Liu death: Nobel committee

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Thursday that China bears a "heavy responsibility" for the "premature" death of 2010 Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

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Norway hiring 'joy spreaders' to make life a breeze for elderly

Norway hiring 'joy spreaders' to make life a breeze for elderly

Young people who want to join in fun summer activities in Norway can find work as spreaders of joy.