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 Norway accuses foreign nationals of 1993 'Satanic Verses' attack

Norway accuses foreign nationals of 1993 'Satanic Verses' attack

Norwegian police have formally accused several foreign nationals over a 1993 attack on the Norwegian publisher of "The Satanic Verses", thus preventing the statute of limitations from closing the case.

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

 
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The Local shortlisted for top native advertising award

The Local shortlisted for top native advertising award

The Local has been shortlisted in the 'Best Use of Online Media' category in the Native Advertising Awards 2018 for its work on the ongoing initiative 'A Woman's Place'.

 ‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

Moving is never easy but upping sticks for a new life abroad is even tougher. The Local caught up with two expats to find out about what they wish they’d known before the big move.

 
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Tourists invade funeral in northern Norway

Tourists invade funeral in northern Norway

Cruise ship tourists crowded into a funeral in a Norwegian town at the start of this month, traipsing around the graveyard, and filming and taking pictures of the mourners as they left the church.

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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Statoil to slash 1,500 jobs to trim losses

Statoil to slash 1,500 jobs to trim losses

Statoil, grappling with plunging global oil prices, plans to cut between 1,100 and 1,500 jobs, or seven percent of its workforce, by the end of 2016, the Norwegian oil giant said Tuesday.

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.

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?

Europe

Armed gang flee after bank robbery goes wrong in Rome

Armed gang flee after bank robbery goes wrong in Rome

Police in Rome are hunting a gang of five men who attempted a bank robbery this afternoon in the city's Portuense district.

 

Italy

Norsk Hydro seals deal with Brazil over environmental dispute

Norsk Hydro seals deal with Brazil over environmental dispute

Norwegian metals group Norsk Hydro said on Thursday it has reached agreement with the Brazilian authorities following a dispute over the discharge of untreated water from its aluminium factory Alunorte, the largest in the world.

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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.

World's biggest sovereign fund pleads to save oceans

World's biggest sovereign fund pleads to save oceans

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, is challenging companies to do more to protect the world's oceans, including combatting plastic waste pollution.

Six left-wing extremists seized at Norway politics festival

Six left-wing extremists seized at Norway politics festival

Six left-wing extremists have been arrested at the Arendalsuka political festival, accused of plotting attacks on two populist parties, Stop Islamisation of Norway (SIAN) and Alliance.

Youngest Ingebrigtsen beats brothers to take gold in Berlin

Youngest Ingebrigtsen beats brothers to take gold in Berlin

Norwegian teenager Jakob Ingebrigtsen on Saturday become the third of his three brothers to win gold in the 1500m at the European Championships.

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.

Almost half of Swedes and Danes would prefer Nordic union to EU: poll

Almost half of Swedes and Danes would prefer Nordic union to EU: poll

A significant proportion of Swedes and Danes would prefer to be part of a 'Nordic union' between Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland rather than the European Union, a new poll shows.

Exploring the Akerselva River in Oslo

Exploring the Akerselva River in Oslo

A popular recreation area with a vibrant history, the Akerselva River is a great place to explore on a hot summer day, says our travel editor Marie Peyre.

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.

Norway sends dual citizenship bill to parliament

Norway sends dual citizenship bill to parliament

Norway’s government on Friday submitted a bill to parliament allowing Norwegians to have dual citizenship, bringing the country into line with most other countries in Europe.

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.