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Utøya survivors more prone to migraine: research

Utøya survivors more prone to migraine: research

The survivors of Norway’s 2011 terrorist attack on the island of Utøya are more likely to suffer from migraines as a consequence of their trauma, research has shown.

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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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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.

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Norway's ice skating season is here

Norway's ice skating season is here

Winter in Norway is most commonly associated with snow and skiing, yet more and more people are discovering the joys of ice skating. Want to give it a go? The Local's travel editor Marie Peyre has some advice.

Ebenezer Scrooge: 'Why I hate Swedish Christmas'

Ebenezer Scrooge: 'Why I hate Swedish Christmas'

Five quick questions with Ebenezer Scrooge, who’s in Stockholm performing in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol until 31st December.

 
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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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An interior design lover's guide to southern Sweden

An interior design lover's guide to southern Sweden

Sweden is a treasure-trove of inspiration for design lovers. The whole country really is one big Pinterest board.

 
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Miniature of Norway’s Sinnataggen sells for 1.6 million kroner

Miniature of Norway’s Sinnataggen sells for 1.6 million kroner

An original Gustav Vigeland miniature of the famous Sinnataggen (Spitfire or Angry Boy) sculpture was auctioned in Oslo on Monday.

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

Ranked among the world’s best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

 
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Rome will have beaches by the Tiber next summer

Rome will have beaches by the Tiber next summer

Oh, I do like to be beside the Tiber.

 

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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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Statoil, partners to spend 49 billion kroner on new Arctic oil field

Statoil, partners to spend 49 billion kroner on new Arctic oil field

Norwegian oil giant Statoil and its partners plan to invest 49 billion kroner (nearly 5 billion euros) to develop the Arctic Johan Castberg oil field, a cost cut in half compared to initial forecasts.

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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.

Norway targeted by Anonymous over whaling

Norway targeted by Anonymous over whaling

Hacker group Anonymous has reportedly targeted several Norwegian institutions in protest against the country’s whaling industry.

Women take top three spots in Norway government

Women take top three spots in Norway government

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Friday announced a cabinet reshuffle putting women in "the top three spots" of government.

Norway’s Telemark Winter Olympics hopefuls reveal bid plan

Norway’s Telemark Winter Olympics hopefuls reveal bid plan

Plans to bring the Winter Olympics to Norway’s Telemark county were revealed in full at an official announcement on Tuesday.

Norway universities criticised for overuse of English

Norway universities criticised for overuse of English

The Language Council of Norway says it is concerned about the amount of English used in courses at Norwegian universities and colleges.

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.

Wanted: Norwegians willing to have sex on TV

Wanted: Norwegians willing to have sex on TV

National broadcaster NRK’s P3 channel will be debuting a show in November aimed at giving teenagers a healthier relationship with their own bodies and sexual desires.

Best places to photograph autumn colours in Oslo

Best places to photograph autumn colours in Oslo

Autumn has arrived in all its glory, and Oslo is ablaze with vibrant colours. But where should photographers go to snap the most dramatic foliage? Our travel editor Marie Peyre has some advice.

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).

Nato takes 'disciplinary' action over Turkey 'enemy' insult

Nato takes 'disciplinary' action over Turkey 'enemy' insult

Nato has taken 'disciplinary action' against an individual over an incident in which Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country's modern founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk were portrayed as enemies, the alliance's secretary general has said.

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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.