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Progress deputy steps down over Iran scandal

Progress deputy steps down over Iran scandal

One of the most senior figures in Norway’s Progress Party has announced that he is stepping down as Fisheries Minister and as the party’s deputy head.

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Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, you don’t need to break the bank when booking your next transatlantic flight. As one travel blogger explains, there are ways to fly in style without forking out for a first-class ticket.

 
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Norway to give free heroin to 400 addicts: report

Norway to give free heroin to 400 addicts: report

Norway's government is to start providing free heroin to up to 400 hardened addicts as it pushes forward with its drug policy reforms.

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A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

With many young idealists considering their gap year options, sustainable development charity Raleigh International is encouraging young people and their parents to ditch the usual ‘backpacker’ trips in favour of an adventure that matters.

 
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SAS cancels 25 flights and more expected to follow

SAS cancels 25 flights and more expected to follow

Scandinavian airline SAS cancelled 25 more flights at the weekend, and suggested a further 40 departures could bite the dust in the coming week.

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The undergraduate programme preparing students for an international business career

The undergraduate programme preparing students for an international business career

Is it possible to lay the foundation for an international career while still at business school? It is if that business school is ESCP Europe.

 
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Statoil to slash 1,500 jobs to trim losses

Statoil to slash 1,500 jobs to trim losses

Statoil, grappling with plunging global oil prices, plans to cut between 1,100 and 1,500 jobs, or seven percent of its workforce, by the end of 2016, the Norwegian oil giant said Tuesday.

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The smart service saving the day for dog owners living abroad

The smart service saving the day for dog owners living abroad

No more last minute panic about who will take care of your dog if you need to go away.

 
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Polar explorer's ship returns to Norway after a century

Polar explorer's ship returns to Norway after a century

The ice-going ship in which Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen tried and failed to reach the North Pole has returned to Norway after nearly a century.

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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 Former Real Madrid striker Ronaldo leaves Ibiza clinic after pneumonia treatment

Former Real Madrid striker Ronaldo leaves Ibiza clinic after pneumonia treatment

Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo left a clinic in Ibiza on Tuesday following a four-night stay for treatment for a flu infection.

 

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Norwegians set records for beer consumption during hot summer

Norwegians set records for beer consumption during hot summer

Warm weather has coincided with record sales of beer and bottled water in Norway, but fewer soft drinks are being consumed.

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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.

Almost half of Swedes and Danes would prefer Nordic union to EU: poll

Almost half of Swedes and Danes would prefer Nordic union to EU: poll

A significant proportion of Swedes and Danes would prefer to be part of a 'Nordic union' between Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland rather than the European Union, a new poll shows.

Norwegian political giant Thorvald Stoltenberg dies aged 87

Norwegian political giant Thorvald Stoltenberg dies aged 87

Thorvald Stoltenberg, a former foreign and defence minister and father of Nato secretary general and former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, died on Friday.

Olympic champion Skofterud dies in jet-ski accident at 38

Olympic champion Skofterud dies in jet-ski accident at 38

Norwegian cross-country skier Vibeke Skofterud, an Olympic gold medallist and double world champion in relay, has died in a jet-ski accident at 38, Norwegian authorities said.

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.

Telenor erroneously collects personal data of more than 100,000 people in Sweden

Telenor erroneously collects personal data of more than 100,000 people in Sweden

Norwegian telecoms company Telenor has been reported to Sweden's Data Protection Authority (Datainspektionen) after it erroneously collected the personal data of at least 120,000 customers without permission.

Panama World Cup team hotel raided during Oslo match

Panama World Cup team hotel raided during Oslo match

At around the time that World Cup minnows Panama were playing Norway in Oslo this week, thieves were busy rifling their Oslo hotel rooms, police said on Thursday.

'Land of chlamydia': provocative ad welcomes tourists to Norway

'Land of chlamydia': provocative ad welcomes tourists to Norway

An advertisement for condoms by convenience store 7-eleven has irked Norway’s tourist board with its message about venereal disease.

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.

Norwegian captain of seized Gaza ship accuses Israel of breaking international law

Norwegian captain of seized Gaza ship accuses Israel of breaking international law

The captain of a Norwegian boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists en route to Gaza has accused Israeli authorities of violating the law by boarding the vessel in international waters and using violent force against its crew who were arrested.

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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.