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Girl snatched in Cyprus, sparking manhunt for Norwegian father

Girl snatched in Cyprus, sparking manhunt for Norwegian father

Cyprus police said on Friday they have made four arrests in connection with the abduction of a four-year-old girl from outside a nursery school as they pressed a widening search.

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How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

Europe’s tech industry is booming, giving rise to a range of programming ‘bootcamps’ that offer tech literacy more quickly and affordably than traditional degree programs. The Local finds out more.

 
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Norwegian loses billions in first quarter of 2017

Norwegian loses billions in first quarter of 2017

Norwegian recorded significant losses in the first part of 2017, even though more and more passengers are flying with the low-cost Scandinavian airline.

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Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

 
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Top budget restaurants in Oslo

Top budget restaurants in Oslo

Want to eat out without breaking the bank? There are plenty of good options for budget-conscious travellers in Oslo. Most of them you will find in the east of the city, but not exclusively, says our travel editor Marie Peyre.

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'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

A career in the culinary world is a pipe dream for many. But for those with the passion and determination to make it a reality, Ferrandi Paris is a clear choice.

 
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OPINION: Why Norway’s green image is much more style than substance

OPINION: Why Norway’s green image is much more style than substance

Is Norway - a country rich on profit from its oil industry - really doing its bit for the environment? The Local columnist Lina Brammertz argues that the Scandinavian nation is less green than it would have you believe.

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Social entrepreneur: 'I learned early on that I was an outsider'

Social entrepreneur: 'I learned early on that I was an outsider'

Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde is one of Sweden's most interesting young entrepreneurs, working hard to combat social exclusion through innovation. But it hasn't been an easy journey.

 
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Local Norwegian choir behind 'Frozen' soundtrack set for global album launch

Local Norwegian choir behind 'Frozen' soundtrack set for global album launch

They inspired one of the biggest films in box office history, and now the women of Cantus – the Norwegian choir who sang the opening track to Disney’s animated hit 'Frozen' – are releasing their first album.

10 reasons to get on board with Qatar Airway’s QSuite

10 reasons to get on board with Qatar Airway’s QSuite

Double beds, pyjamas, a family dinner table, actual closing doors, and 3,000 films? Yes, this is a plane we’re talking about – not a mansion. Here are 10 reasons you should get on board with Qatar Airway’s new QSuite.

 
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German minister refers to 'nepotism' regarding Ivanka Trump's role

German minister refers to 'nepotism' regarding Ivanka Trump's role

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday criticised Ivanka Trump's role as an adviser to her father in the White House, describing it as a form of "nepotism."

 

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9 must-see Swedish design destinations

9 must-see Swedish design destinations

Swedish design: It's beautiful. It's unconventional. And it's everywhere. The Local takes you on a roadtrip through nine of the best design destinations, from north to south - you've got to see it to believe it.

 
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SAS and Norwegian cannot promise they will use new multibillion airport

SAS and Norwegian cannot promise they will use new multibillion airport

Neither of Norway’s two main airlines have committed to basing themselves at a new airport for which the government announced major financial backing last week.

Expat depression: 7 tips for how to cope

Expat depression: 7 tips for how to cope

April 7th is World Health Day, and this year’s theme is depression – a problem more common among expats than many people realize. Luckily there are steps you can take to beat back the expat blues!

 
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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.

Norway's reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spell

Norway's reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spell

Winter temperatures in Norway's Lapland could rise dramatically this century, with potentially devastating consequences for the region's reindeer and the indigenous Sami people who make their living herding them.

Norwegian parliamentary committee fears election hacking

Norwegian parliamentary committee fears election hacking

The first vice chair of Norway’s Standing Committee on Justice Anders B. Werp says that he fears the country is ill-prepared for potential hacking attacks as its general election approaches.

Norway sceptical about new Olympic bid

Norway sceptical about new Olympic bid

Norwegian politicians have distanced themselves from a potential new Winter Olympic bid after 1994 host Lillehammer raised the issue this week.

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.

Driverless Norwegian public transport can create jobs: minister

Driverless Norwegian public transport can create jobs: minister

A parliamentary proposal that could lead the way to automated public transport in Norway could be in place within the next few months.

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.

Discover Lyngen: Active adventures in stunning Arctic nature

Discover Lyngen: Active adventures in stunning Arctic nature

One of Arctic Norway's most exciting destinations, winter and summer alike.

'More Norwegians than ever' take medication

'More Norwegians than ever' take medication

Over 70 percent of Norwegians took some form of medication in 2016, according to statistics – a higher proportion than ever before.

Norway grants asylum to torture-fearing Turkish officers

Norway grants asylum to torture-fearing Turkish officers

Turkish military personnel have ignored orders to return home following last year’s attempted coup and have now been granted asylum in Norway, saying they fear torture should they return home.

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Five odd Norwegian delicacies you might think twice about trying

Five odd Norwegian delicacies you might think twice about trying

Ram's testicles, pig's trotters and bits of elk... welcome to the eclectic world of traditional Norwegian delicacies.