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Norway sets new May temperature record

Norway sets new May temperature record

This month was the warmest May ever recorded in Eastern Norway, beating a record that has stood for 71 years.

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Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Hiking in the Swiss Alps, visiting local chocolate factories, wine-tastings, jazz festivals and car shows are not part of your typical language course. Unless, that is, it’s an Alpadia language course.

 
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New politician street art appears at site of Norway’s 'minister crucifixion' painting

New politician street art appears at site of Norway’s 'minister crucifixion' painting

A new street painting of a Norwegian politician has appeared where a controversial image of former justice minister Sylvi Listhaug on a cross was last month painted and swiftly removed.

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What the world can learn from Algeria’s anti-extremism strategy

What the world can learn from Algeria’s anti-extremism strategy

On the International Day of Living Together in Peace, Algeria's foreign minister reflects on the country's path to peace and restoration after a brutal decade-long civil war.

 
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Celebrating May 17th in Norway: A guide for first-timers

Celebrating May 17th in Norway: A guide for first-timers

Celebrating Norway's national day in Norway is a truly unique experience. Follow our travel editor Marie Peyre's advice to make the most of the day.

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Zagreb: Spend this summer in Croatia's vibrant capital city

Zagreb: Spend this summer in Croatia's vibrant capital city

Lush green parks throughout the city centre, imposing heritage buildings, real Central European cafe society and Mediterranean style hospitality. Welcome to Zagreb, Croatia’s stunning capital!

 
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Is this the trick to launching your international career?

Is this the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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Norway surprises with launch of 'new Skam' series

Norway surprises with launch of 'new Skam' series

Norway’s national broadcaster NRK on Saturday launched a brand new television series with young adults as its protagonists, echoing the previous hugely successful ‘Skam’.

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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The surprising global cities where German food is considered a treat

The surprising global cities where German food is considered a treat

German cuisine doesn’t really have the reputation that countries like Italy or Japan enjoy when it comes to catering to a global palate. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t cities where Bratwurst and Sauerkraut sell like hot potatoes.

 

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Norway artists file complaint against Tidal over false streaming

Norway artists file complaint against Tidal over false streaming

Norwegian songwriters, composers and music publishers on Monday said they had lodged a complaint against Jay Z's music platform Tidal after a media report said its streaming statistics had been manipulated.

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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 to spend 700 million kroner on new national ID cards

Norway to spend 700 million kroner on new national ID cards

In 2007, it was estimated that providing new national ID cards to residents of Norway would cost 14 million kroner ($1.7 million, €1.5 million). Today, the price tag has ballooned to over 700 million kroner ($86 million, €73 million).

Norway party to seek ban on Islamic call to prayer

Norway party to seek ban on Islamic call to prayer

Norway’s anti-immigration Progress Party, part of the ruling two-party coalition, is set to vote on banning the Muslim call to prayer in Norway when it meets for its national meeting this weekend.

Norwegian Winter Olympics superstar Marit Bjørgen to retire

Norwegian Winter Olympics superstar Marit Bjørgen to retire

Norway's legendary biathlete Marit Bjørgen, who won a record eighth gold medal at the Winter Olympics in February, on Friday said she would call it quits at the age of 38.

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.

No sex on roundabouts, please: Norwegian roads authority

No sex on roundabouts, please: Norwegian roads authority

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) says that, although famously rowdy celebrations by upper secondary school students are well-earned, they should refrain from getting intimate on roundabouts.

Europe brings on charm and blue skies to lure Chinese tourists

Europe brings on charm and blue skies to lure Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists are big spenders and with the numbers visiting Europe set to soar by nearly 70 percent over the next five years, the countries of the Old Continent are rolling out the red carpet to make the guests feel welcome.

Norwegian authorities reject new motor neurone disease medicine

Norwegian authorities reject new motor neurone disease medicine

Approval has been rejected for the use of the compound edaravone to treat motor neurone disease in Norway.

Donald Trump nominated to Norwegian Nobel Committee for peace prize

Donald Trump nominated to Norwegian Nobel Committee for peace prize

Eighteen US House Republicans have sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee to recommend President Donald Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

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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.