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Aggressive Norwegian swan gets stay of execution after authority u-turn

Aggressive Norwegian swan gets stay of execution after authority u-turn

A belligerent swan in Hordaland known as the “Harbourmaster” which was due to be put down will now be relocated, authorities have said.

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The Nordic way: 'We must trust each other’

The Nordic way: 'We must trust each other’

She grew up surrounded by water, stumbled into politics, and is now one of the most important political voices in the entire Nordic region. The Local finds out more.

 
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Torrential rain causes road closures, evacuations and damage across Norway

Torrential rain causes road closures, evacuations and damage across Norway

Severe weather caused havoc across Norway on Sunday and Monday, with property and roads damaged and traffic delays in several areas.

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Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

In a globalised world, transferring money abroad doesn't have to be costly and complicated.

 
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Offbeat Norway - Summer festivals with a difference

Offbeat Norway - Summer festivals with a difference

Been to Øya, Slottsparken and Bergenfest? Good. Now why not try one of these more unusual festivals? From inflatable boats and rollerskiing to insects and real life mermaids, our travel editor Marie Peyre has something for every taste.

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Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Who says you need to have a programming background to be a part of Berlin’s booming tech startup scene?

 
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OPINION: Why good relations between Norway and Russia are necessary – and achievable

OPINION: Why good relations between Norway and Russia are necessary – and achievable

The peace movement in Norway has its hands full. We are at a risky and uncertain point in the history of the High North – a dangerous one, even. But there are opportunities and brighter prospects, argues our guest columnist Hedda Langemyr.

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Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Zagreb is trendy destination for summer travellers of all kinds. Read on to find out more about what's on offer. Hint: Make sure you're hungry like a wolf.

 
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Civil and church weddings in Norway almost equal

Civil and church weddings in Norway almost equal

Numbers of Norwegian civil weddings are catching up with church ceremonies, according to latest figures.

Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Where to shop, eat, and drink when you visit Gothenburg

Gothenburg is Sweden’s hidden design gem, with some of the best shopping available – plus dozens of hip cafés, restaurants, and bars. Local creative Ali Davoodi shares his insider tips for how to get the most out of a visit.

 
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Children find boa constrictor by river in Geneva

Children find boa constrictor by river in Geneva

Not what you expect to find on the banks of a Swiss river...

 

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What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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Norwegian shipbuilder to take part in robot vessel project

Norwegian shipbuilder to take part in robot vessel project

Norway tech firm Kongsberg Maritime has signed up with French offshore services company Bourbon and Automated Ships Ltd. (ASL) of Britain in a scheme to build the world’s first fully-automated supply ship.

Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

Finding love locally has never been easier. Find out why.

 
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The end of an era? Norway no longer the promised land for young Swedes

The end of an era? Norway no longer the promised land for young Swedes

Recruitment agencies in Oslo estimate a 60 percent decline in Swedes working in the Norwegian capital.

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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.

Norwegians too slack with bicycle helmets: traffic agency

Norwegians too slack with bicycle helmets: traffic agency

Norway’s Safe Traffic agency says that 6 out of 10 of the country’s cyclists do not wear helmets enough.

Norway opposition leader has nothing in common with Macron: Brende

Norway opposition leader has nothing in common with Macron: Brende

Norway’s foreign minister Børge Brende has downplayed opposition leader Jonas Gahr Støre's comparisons of his policies with those of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Nightmare start for Norway in women's Euro opener defeat

Nightmare start for Norway in women's Euro opener defeat

Shanice van de Sanden's bullet header handed hosts the Netherlands a 1-0 win against Norway in the women's European Championship opener on Sunday.

Oslo appoints first 'daycare bullying ombudsman'

Oslo appoints first 'daycare bullying ombudsman'

Oslo Municipality has appointed a permanent official to fight bullying in the Norwegian capital’s schools from daycare age upwards – the first appointment of its kind in the country.

Norwegian osprey chicks wing it to Switzerland in conservation project

Norwegian osprey chicks wing it to Switzerland in conservation project

After over a century without the animal, Switzerland’s osprey population is about to take off again with an influx of Norwegian birds.

Sheep poo makes Norwegian cyclists sick

Sheep poo makes Norwegian cyclists sick

Dozens of mountain bikers in a race in Norway have fallen sick most likely due to spray from sheep droppings on their path, Norwegian media reported Wednesday.

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.

Norwegian hepatitis C patients wait for treatment due to medicine monopoly: report

Norwegian hepatitis C patients wait for treatment due to medicine monopoly: report

Norwegian hepatitis C patients are waiting longer than they should for medical treatment due in part to a monopoly on its supply, according to a report.

China bears 'heavy responsibility' for Liu death: Nobel committee

China bears 'heavy responsibility' for Liu death: Nobel committee

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Thursday that China bears a "heavy responsibility" for the "premature" death of 2010 Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

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Norway hiring 'joy spreaders' to make life a breeze for elderly

Norway hiring 'joy spreaders' to make life a breeze for elderly

Young people who want to join in fun summer activities in Norway can find work as spreaders of joy.