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Norwegian tells female staff: 'Want to wear flat shoes? Get doctor’s note’

Norwegian tells female staff: 'Want to wear flat shoes? Get doctor’s note’

Norway’s biggest airline has been slammed for its sexist “Mad Men” approach to company dress code, effectively forcing its female staff members to wear heels.

Why these European business owners are staying loyal to London

Why these European business owners are staying loyal to London

London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world’s most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.

 
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Norwegian goes on trial in Russia for espionage

Norwegian goes on trial in Russia for espionage

A Norwegian accused by Russia of spying on its nuclear submarines went on trial Tuesday in Moscow, Russian news agencies reported.

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream’

VIDEO: Meet the people who are living the ‘Swedish dream’

Meet three High Coasters who moved to the region and started living the ‘Swedish dream’.

 
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Weather and World Cup cited as Norway’s Lofoten sees decline in tourist numbers

Weather and World Cup cited as Norway’s Lofoten sees decline in tourist numbers

The World Cup, good weather and negative press have been cited as possible causes for an off year for tourist visits to Norway’s Lofoten archipelago.

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

QUIZ: Can you guess the cost of healthcare in different countries?

Test your knowledge of healthcare costs around the globe. You might be surprised by how much even a routine procedure like a root canal could set you back!

 
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Utøya film makes shortlist for Norway's Oscar entry

Utøya film makes shortlist for Norway's Oscar entry

U – July 22, this year’s film about Anders Breivik’s 2011 massacre, is one of three contenders to be put forward for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

This cloud-based agency takes remote working to the next level

Be honest, who hasn’t dreamed of working remotely with all the perks of employment? If you’ve got the skills, you only need to look UP to make that dream a reality.

 
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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?

What to keep in mind before refinancing your loans in Norway

What to keep in mind before refinancing your loans in Norway

Finding a loan can be time-consuming. Finding the right loan for you is even more difficult, especially with multiple banks competing for your interest.

 
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Libyan 'yellow vests' accuse France and Macron of backing Tripoli assault

Libyan 'yellow vests' accuse France and Macron of backing Tripoli assault

Hundreds of "yellow vest" protesters demonstrated in Tripoli on Friday against an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar on the Libyan capital, accusing France and Macron of backing him.

 

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Norway sovereign wealth fund, world's biggest, to dump oil and gas

Norway sovereign wealth fund, world's biggest, to dump oil and gas

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest thanks to petrodollars, will sell off stakes in oil and gas exploration and production companies to reduce its exposure to black gold, the government said on Friday.

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.

Norwegian hunter faces trial for shooting 75-year-old jogger in southern Sweden

Norwegian hunter faces trial for shooting 75-year-old jogger in southern Sweden

Police in Sweden have released a video recorded by the electronic sights of the hunter who shot a 75-year-old jogger last November.

'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?

Meet Plastozilla, Oslo’s newest attraction

Meet Plastozilla, Oslo’s newest attraction

A four-metre tall sculpture made entirely of recycled plastic litter has been causing a bit of a stir in Oslo in recent days.

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.

Norwegian Isis fighter killed in Syria, mother says

Norwegian Isis fighter killed in Syria, mother says

The Norwegian Islamic State solider Michael Skråmo has been killed in Syria, his mother has told Sweden's state broadcaster SVT.

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.