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Record-breaking Norway out of Olympic golden shoes

Record-breaking Norway out of Olympic golden shoes

Norway have won the most medals of any country ever at a Winter Olympics but it has come at a cost -- they have run out of commemorative, gold-coloured shoes.

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Is this the answer to your career rut in Norway?

Is this the answer to your career rut in Norway?

No-one ever said getting an Executive MBA was easy. But those who have it under their belt all agree they’ve never looked back.

 
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Work comes second in Norway during the Winter Olympics

Work comes second in Norway during the Winter Olympics

Norwegians -- born with skis on their feet, as one saying goes -- go wild every four years for the sporting rendezvous at which they excel.

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Meet Sweden’s most family-friendly ski resort

Meet Sweden’s most family-friendly ski resort

Family ski holidays are wonderful and chaotic in equal measure. Luckily, there’s a Swedish ski resort designed with every member of the family in mind.

 
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Norway road authority buys reflective vests for tourists

Norway road authority buys reflective vests for tourists

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has ordered 800 safety vests for supply to car rental companies in the hope of improving the safety of tourists who stop to take photographs.

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Make a difference volunteering overseas in 2018

Make a difference volunteering overseas in 2018

There's no better time than the start of a new year to help bring about positive change in the world. Find out why scores of young idealists are signing up to change people's lives for the better by volunteering abroad.

 
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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?

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An expat’s introduction to healthcare in Norway

An expat’s introduction to healthcare in Norway

Fjords, whale meat, and trolls -- if you’ve been thinking about these three seemingly unrelated things lately you must be moving to Norway!

 
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Norwegian series 'better than Game of Thrones': BBC list

Norwegian series 'better than Game of Thrones': BBC list

Norwegian series Valkyrien has made its mark on the BBC’s list of top ten television series in 2017.

The one underrated thing that makes any relocation easier

The one underrated thing that makes any relocation easier

When you’re living in a new country, this can suddenly become a necessity in ways you might not have realised.

 
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Two shot dead in murder-suicide in downtown Zurich: police

Two shot dead in murder-suicide in downtown Zurich: police

A man shot and killed his companion in front of shocked onlookers in the heart of Zurich Friday before turning the gun on himself, police said.

 

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Recovering oil prices fuel Statoil profits

Recovering oil prices fuel Statoil profits

Norwegian oil giant Statoil said Wednesday that rising oil prices and record output enabled it to return to the black last year, even exceeding its own targets.

Statoil fuel pump staff fear lay-offs

Statoil fuel pump staff fear lay-offs

Admninistrative staff at Statoil Fuel & Retail, which manages the distribution of fuel to consumers, fear that the new Canadian owners will ship their jobs off to Latvia.

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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.

#MeToo continues in Norway with reports of council, Progress Party cases

#MeToo continues in Norway with reports of council, Progress Party cases

A recent survey of public servants with Hordaland's county council found that 24 employees said they had suffered sexual discrimination at work. Meanwhile, the Progress Party has confirmed reports against a representative with its youth wing.

Here is Norway’s new coalition government

Here is Norway’s new coalition government

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg presented her new cabinet on Wednesday after an agreement for a new coalition partnership was reached.

Norway deny Russians first Olympic gold in cross country

Norway deny Russians first Olympic gold in cross country

Norway denied the Olympic Athletes from Russia their first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics with victory in the men's 4x10km cross-country ski relay on Sunday.

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.

IN PICTURES: 'Super blue blood moon' in spectacular Svalbard photos

IN PICTURES: 'Super blue blood moon' in spectacular Svalbard photos

Spectacular images of a rare lunar event dubbed the "super blue blood Moon" were captured from far northern Norwegian archipelago Svalbard on Wednesday.

Frozen pizza delivers as sales figures in Norway topped again

Frozen pizza delivers as sales figures in Norway topped again

Kimchi, ramen and quinoa might be trending, but frozen pizza sales in Norway have seen an increase for a fourth successive year.

Nordics fail to win back crown as world's best English speakers

Nordics fail to win back crown as world's best English speakers

Scandinavians are among the world's best non-native English speakers according to a global ranking, but have found themselves bested by the Dutch for the second year running.

Scandinavian researchers are developing an edible TBE vaccine

Scandinavian researchers are developing an edible TBE vaccine

Scandinavian researchers are working on an edible vaccine against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE).

Norway's defence spending drops, increasing gap to Nato demands: report

Norway's defence spending drops, increasing gap to Nato demands: report

The percentage of GDP spent by Norway on defence has decreased, despite Nato obligations for member countries to increase spending in the area to two percent by 2024.

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How Norway’s government is failing Nynorsk

How Norway’s government is failing Nynorsk

The Norwegian government is falling well short of the Norwegian Language Council’s requirements for the use of Nynorsk, the lesser-used of the Nordic country’s two national languages.