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Norway’s conservatives lead polls for first time in nine months

Norway’s conservatives lead polls for first time in nine months

With just under a month to go until Norway’s general election, the opposition Labour Party has seen its worst opinion poll results for four years, throwing the result into doubt.

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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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Norwegian female business leaders earn 77 percent of male counterparts' salary: report

Norwegian female business leaders earn 77 percent of male counterparts' salary: report

Female managers and executives in Norway are paid significantly less than male colleagues, according to a report by industry representative organisation Lederne.

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Bergen for first-timers... and return visitors

Bergen for first-timers... and return visitors

Whether you are travelling to Bergen for the very first time, or have visited before - Norway's second largest city has something to enchant and surprise everyone. By our travel editor Marie Peyre.

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Opinion: The fakers' little lies are eating our brains

Opinion: The fakers' little lies are eating our brains

As fake news sites lose their power, real news organizations risk being hijacked by the spread of little lies, writes The Local's co-founder James Savage.

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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.

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Danish cities to host global charity concerts in aid of refugees

Danish cities to host global charity concerts in aid of refugees

Denmark will join over 60 countries in a global music event in support of the international refugee crisis.

 

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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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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.

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.

Norway woman found dead in car was murdered with knife: report

Norway woman found dead in car was murdered with knife: report

Police have seized a knife in connection with investigations into the murder of a woman who was found dead in a car in the Eidsvoll district on Tuesday.

Norway Progress leader defends minister over 'imam' comment

Norway Progress leader defends minister over 'imam' comment

Norway’s finance minister and leader of the nationalist Progress Party Siv Jensen has defended immigration minister Sylvi Listhaug over controversial comments criticising the leader of another party.

Norway out of Euros without scoring after Danish defeat

Norway out of Euros without scoring after Danish defeat

2013 runners-up Norway were edged out 1-0 by neighbours in Group A on Monday, leaving them bottom of Group A without a goal or a point after the final round of matches.

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.

Hungry polar bears spotted eating Svalbard sea bird eggs

Hungry polar bears spotted eating Svalbard sea bird eggs

Polar bears on the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard archipelago have eaten large numbers of eggs laid by eider and geese on parts of the islands, according to a report.

Gákti and Instagram: how Oslo's young Sámis face tradition and urban life

Gákti and Instagram: how Oslo's young Sámis face tradition and urban life

The presence of the Sámi people is not well recognised in any of the countries where Sámis live. Yet more and more Sámis are moving into cities and blending their traditions with an urban lifestyle. While doing this, protecting their culture is a common important notion.

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.

Norway youth parties want free prescription contraceptives for under-16s

Norway youth parties want free prescription contraceptives for under-16s

Norwegian organisations and political party youth wings want free medical contraception to be available to people under the age of 16, bringing them into line with current provisions for 16-20 year-olds.

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.