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Snus is now more popular than smoking in Norway

Snus is now more popular than smoking in Norway

More Norwegians use "snus" – a form of snuff particular to Nordic countries – instead of cigarettes for their nicotine fix, official figures showed for the first time Thursday.

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An expat’s introduction to healthcare in Norway

An expat’s introduction to healthcare in Norway

Fjords, whale meat, and trolls -- if you’ve been thinking about these three seemingly unrelated things lately you must be moving to Norway!

 
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Norway wealth fund bans 9 groups, including BAE Systems

Norway wealth fund bans 9 groups, including BAE Systems

Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, has excluded nine groups, including the UK's military equipment maker BAE Systems, from its portfolio based on ethical grounds, the Norwegian central bank said on Tuesday.

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VIDEO: What do expats do with their pets when they travel?

VIDEO: What do expats do with their pets when they travel?

Anyone who owns a pet or loves to travel needs to see this.

 
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Here's what not to miss in Norway in 2018

Here's what not to miss in Norway in 2018

Several anniversaries and one-off events are taking place in 2018. As many good excuses to visit Norway this year, says our travel editor Marie Peyre.

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Unique volunteer opportunity lets you discover yourself while helping others

Unique volunteer opportunity lets you discover yourself while helping others

Learn more about the gap year opportunity attracting volunteers from across the globe to a unique community nestled in 600 acres of wood and farmland in upstate New York.

 
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Britain wants 'new, deep and special' partnership with Norway: ambassador

Britain wants 'new, deep and special' partnership with Norway: ambassador

The UK will take several steps to maintain a strong post-Brexit relationship with Norway, writes British Ambassador to Norway Sarah Gillett.

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How many Stockholmers are actually immigrants?

How many Stockholmers are actually immigrants?

To celebrate International Migrants Day, the team at Beyond Borders hit the streets to chat with Stockholmers about where they come from.

 
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Norwegian series 'better than Game of Thrones': BBC list

Norwegian series 'better than Game of Thrones': BBC list

Norwegian series Valkyrien has made its mark on the BBC’s list of top ten television series in 2017.

The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

The secret to booking the ultimate Swedish ski vacation

Just because there’s no snow on the ground doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning a ski trip in Sweden this winter.

 
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Football: Man arrested after Atletico Madrid fan stabbed

Football: Man arrested after Atletico Madrid fan stabbed

A man was arrested on Thursday morning after an Atletico Madrid fan was stabbed and left in a serious condition, police said in a statement.

 

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Tesla faces fresh Norway lawsuit over false advertising

Tesla faces fresh Norway lawsuit over false advertising

Nearly 80 Tesla owners in Norway have reportedly sued the US automaker over misleading advertising, saying their electric car did not deliver the promised performance.

Statoil fuel pump staff fear lay-offs

Statoil fuel pump staff fear lay-offs

Admninistrative staff at Statoil Fuel & Retail, which manages the distribution of fuel to consumers, fear that the new Canadian owners will ship their jobs off to Latvia.

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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.

'We won’t pay for alcohol any more': Labour leader after harassment scandal

'We won’t pay for alcohol any more': Labour leader after harassment scandal

Jonas Gahr Støre, leader of the Norwegian Labour party, says that alcohol will no longer be supplied at events for members of the political group.

Norway confirms new minority coalition government after negotiations

Norway confirms new minority coalition government after negotiations

Norway's right-wing coalition was confirmed on Sunday, over four months after September’s general elections.

Handball: French women dethrone Norway to take world title

Handball: French women dethrone Norway to take world title

France took the women's handball world title from Norway with a 23-21 victory over the previous champions in Sunday's final in Hamburg.

Intelligence of Norwegians and Danes on the wane, say researchers

Intelligence of Norwegians and Danes on the wane, say researchers

Intelligence levels have fallen in all Scandinavian countries, including Norway and Denmark, according to an analysis.

Inbreeding in Scandinavian wolves is worse than we thought

Inbreeding in Scandinavian wolves is worse than we thought

Everyone knew that the tiny population of wolves in Norway and Sweden was inbred. Using precise genetic techniques, researchers can now describe the severity of the problem.

Norway's ten weirdest Christmas traditions

Norway's ten weirdest Christmas traditions

A Norwegian Christmas is a lot more than gingerbread, gløgg and tasteful decor.

Horse-drawn cab service hopes to trot back to Oslo

Horse-drawn cab service hopes to trot back to Oslo

A riding centre has applied for permission to run a horse-drawn carriage service in the Norwegian capital for the first time in 66 years.

Scandinavian researchers are developing an edible TBE vaccine

Scandinavian researchers are developing an edible TBE vaccine

Scandinavian researchers are working on an edible vaccine against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE).

Trump's invitation to immigrate leaves Norwegians cold

Trump's invitation to immigrate leaves Norwegians cold

President Donald Trump's invitation to Norwegians to immigrate to the United States, while railing against entrants from "shithole" countries, has received a glacial reception in the Nordic country.

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How Norway’s government is failing Nynorsk

How Norway’s government is failing Nynorsk

The Norwegian government is falling well short of the Norwegian Language Council’s requirements for the use of Nynorsk, the lesser-used of the Nordic country’s two national languages.