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Tourist ferry evacuated after fire under Norway's Pulpit Rock

Tourist ferry evacuated after fire under Norway's Pulpit Rock

A fire has broken out in a ferry over the Lysefjord outside the Norwegian city of Stavanger, with rescue services to evacuate 54 passengers and crew.

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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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US doubles number of marines stationed in Norway

US doubles number of marines stationed in Norway

The United States has confirmed plans to more double the number of troops based in Norway, a move Russia has already criticised as “clearly unfriendly”.

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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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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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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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 South Korean swaps bitcoins for €2m in fake notes

South Korean swaps bitcoins for €2m in fake notes

The deal sounded murky from the start: in exchange for bitcoin worth two million euros ($2.3 million), the wealthy buyer would hand over the equivalent sum in cash in a luxury hotel on the French riviera.

 

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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.

Farms evacuated under Norway's 'moving mountain'

Farms evacuated under Norway's 'moving mountain'

Police have evacuated farms and holiday homes under a mountain in central Norway, after heavy rainfall fuelled fears of a massive landslide.

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.

Three Norway brothers all make 1500m final in Berlin

Three Norway brothers all make 1500m final in Berlin

Norway's defending European champion Filip Ingebrigtsen, along with brothers Henrik and Jakob, moved smoothly into the final of the men's 1500m after successfully negotiating their heats at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.

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.

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.

Norway mulls push-back on US Iran sanctions

Norway mulls push-back on US Iran sanctions

Norway’s government is considering taking action to protect Norwegian companies doing business in Iran, as new US sanctions against the country start to bite.

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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.