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Norway's blast-hit Front Altair oil tanker leaves Iranian waters

Norway's blast-hit Front Altair oil tanker leaves Iranian waters

The Norwegian-owned Front Altair oil tanker has left Iran's territorial waters and was under tow to the UAE two days after it was attacked in the Gulf of Oman, shipping officials said Saturday.

How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

Many people report forgetting words or phrases from their native language when they learn a second language. The Local explored this linguistic phenomenon, known as first-language attrition.

 
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Britons in Europe denied vote in EU elections urged to help legal campaign

Britons in Europe denied vote in EU elections urged to help legal campaign

British citizens living in the EU who were unable to vote in the recent European elections due to problems with postal or proxy votes are urged to share their experience in order to help boost a possible legal campaign.

Five ways expats can benefit from international health insurance

Five ways expats can benefit from international health insurance

Moving abroad is a massive upheaval, physically and emotionally. Knowing your health is covered no matter where you are and whatever happens can be a huge weight off your shoulders.

 
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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?

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?

Norwegian pension giant cuts out alcohol, gambling and pornography

Norwegian pension giant cuts out alcohol, gambling and pornography

Negative personal and societal consequences of alcohol and gambling are causing the Norway-based pension fund to scrap them from their portfolio.

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.

Oslo hosting talks on Venezuela crisis, but US remains focused on Maduro

Oslo hosting talks on Venezuela crisis, but US remains focused on Maduro

After months of crisis in Venezuela, Oslo becomes the battleground for two leaders trying to gain control of their country.

'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.

PROFILE: Norway's 'complete competitor' Aksel Lund Svindal

PROFILE: Norway's 'complete competitor' Aksel Lund Svindal

Norwegian colossus Aksel Lund Svindal will go down in the annals of alpine skiing as one of the very best after claiming world silver in his farewell downhill race on Saturday.

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.