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Norway opposition demands answers over Saudi Arabia women's commission vote

Norway opposition demands answers over Saudi Arabia women's commission vote

Norway’s opposition parties have asked in parliament that the government confirm whether it voted for Saudi Arabia’s inclusion in a UN women’s rights commission.

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How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

Europe’s tech industry is booming, giving rise to a range of programming ‘bootcamps’ that offer tech literacy more quickly and affordably than traditional degree programs. The Local finds out more.

 
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Oslo court extends detention of 17-year-old terror suspect

Oslo court extends detention of 17-year-old terror suspect

The teenage Russian citizen arrested in Oslo in possession of explosive materials earlier this month has been remanded in custody for a further two weeks.

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Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

 
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Top budget restaurants in Oslo

Top budget restaurants in Oslo

Want to eat out without breaking the bank? There are plenty of good options for budget-conscious travellers in Oslo. Most of them you will find in the east of the city, but not exclusively, says our travel editor Marie Peyre.

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'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

A career in the culinary world is a pipe dream for many. But for those with the passion and determination to make it a reality, Ferrandi Paris is a clear choice.

 
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OPINION: Why Norway’s green image is much more style than substance

OPINION: Why Norway’s green image is much more style than substance

Is Norway - a country rich on profit from its oil industry - really doing its bit for the environment? The Local columnist Lina Brammertz argues that the Scandinavian nation is less green than it would have you believe.

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Social entrepreneur: 'I learned early on that I was an outsider'

Social entrepreneur: 'I learned early on that I was an outsider'

Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde is one of Sweden's most interesting young entrepreneurs, working hard to combat social exclusion through innovation. But it hasn't been an easy journey.

 
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From Netherlands to Norway, Klangstof on dark rock journey

From Netherlands to Norway, Klangstof on dark rock journey

When Koen Van Der Wardt was 14, his parents moved with him from their native Netherlands to rural Norway, longing for nature. His musical awakening was an unintended consequence.

10 reasons to get on board with Qatar Airway’s QSuite

10 reasons to get on board with Qatar Airway’s QSuite

Double beds, pyjamas, a family dinner table, actual closing doors, and 3,000 films? Yes, this is a plane we’re talking about – not a mansion. Here are 10 reasons you should get on board with Qatar Airway’s new QSuite.

 
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King Carl Gustaf's guards are under attack – from aggressive birds

King Carl Gustaf's guards are under attack – from aggressive birds

The guards at the Drottningholm Palace, home to the Swedish royal family, are under attack from aggressive terns – and the court has applied for permission to shoot the protected seabirds.

 

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9 must-see Swedish design destinations

9 must-see Swedish design destinations

Swedish design: It's beautiful. It's unconventional. And it's everywhere. The Local takes you on a roadtrip through nine of the best design destinations, from north to south - you've got to see it to believe it.

 
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SAS and Norwegian cannot promise they will use new multibillion airport

SAS and Norwegian cannot promise they will use new multibillion airport

Neither of Norway’s two main airlines have committed to basing themselves at a new airport for which the government announced major financial backing last week.

Expat depression: 7 tips for how to cope

Expat depression: 7 tips for how to cope

April 7th is World Health Day, and this year’s theme is depression – a problem more common among expats than many people realize. Luckily there are steps you can take to beat back the expat blues!

 
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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.

‘Set up committee to evaluate Norway’s greenness’: Labour

‘Set up committee to evaluate Norway’s greenness’: Labour

The opposition Labour Party wants to propose the establishment of a committee to monitor the effectiveness of the country’s various green energy initiatives.

Norwegian parliamentary committee fears election hacking

Norwegian parliamentary committee fears election hacking

The first vice chair of Norway’s Standing Committee on Justice Anders B. Werp says that he fears the country is ill-prepared for potential hacking attacks as its general election approaches.

Norway sceptical about new Olympic bid

Norway sceptical about new Olympic bid

Norwegian politicians have distanced themselves from a potential new Winter Olympic bid after 1994 host Lillehammer raised the issue this 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.

Driverless Norwegian public transport can create jobs: minister

Driverless Norwegian public transport can create jobs: minister

A parliamentary proposal that could lead the way to automated public transport in Norway could be in place within the next few months.

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.

Discover Lyngen: Active adventures in stunning Arctic nature

Discover Lyngen: Active adventures in stunning Arctic nature

One of Arctic Norway's most exciting destinations, winter and summer alike.

'More Norwegians than ever' take medication

'More Norwegians than ever' take medication

Over 70 percent of Norwegians took some form of medication in 2016, according to statistics – a higher proportion than ever before.

Norway grants asylum to torture-fearing Turkish officers

Norway grants asylum to torture-fearing Turkish officers

Turkish military personnel have ignored orders to return home following last year’s attempted coup and have now been granted asylum in Norway, saying they fear torture should they return home.

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Norwegians are polite – in their own special way: researcher

Norwegians are polite – in their own special way: researcher

They may not say hello on the bus or make small talk in supermarket queues, but Norwegians have their own way of being polite, say researchers.