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Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying out for kids

Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying out for kids

The Nordic countries were long a bastion of strong fertility rates, but that is no longer the case on an Old Continent that is rapidly getting older.

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

Business internships are more than just a practical way for business students to gain workplace skills and experience. They’re highly valued by future employers too, as recent graduates of prestigious business school ESCP Europe’s Bachelor in Management (BSc) programme are finding out.

 
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Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

Europe is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei 5G telecoms equipment a mixed reception, with some governments untroubled by spy suspicions against the Chinese giant, but others backing a ban.

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

Whether you’re interested in history, sports, food, art, doing business or learning something new, the Maltese Islands should be your next port of call – and this is why.

 
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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.

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Around 50 million people live outside their native countries, enticed by the many benefits of expatriation. Such an upheaval isn’t without its challenges but as we approach 2019, an expat survey* suggests there’s never been a better time to live abroad.

 
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Firemen cycle 500km for cancer recognition

Firemen cycle 500km for cancer recognition

Dozens of firemen have cycled nearly 500 kilometres from Bergen to Oslo and handed over a petition to parliament to have cancer recognized as a workplace injury.

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?

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How reported crime rates changed in Sweden in 2018

How reported crime rates changed in Sweden in 2018

Overall, the number of crimes reported in Sweden increased by two percent in 2018.

 

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Euronext bids 625m euros for Oslo Stock Exchange

Euronext bids 625m euros for Oslo Stock Exchange

European stock market operator Euronext on Monday said it had launched a 625 million euro takeover bid to acquire the Oslo Stock Exchange.

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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.

Man charged with sex crimes involving 300 boys in Norway

Man charged with sex crimes involving 300 boys in Norway

Norwegian authorities have charged a man in his twenties, reportedly a football referee, with sexual offences involving some 300 teenage boys -- the biggest such case in the country's history, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

RECAP: Brits in Europe vent anger after May postpones Brexit vote

RECAP: Brits in Europe vent anger after May postpones Brexit vote

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has formally told the UK Parliament that the vote has been postponed because there is not enough support for the current backstop solution to avoid a hard border in Ireland. She has said she will go back to the EU to improve on the deal, especially with regards to the backstop. Rights groups in Europe have expressed anger that the vote was postponed.

Hegerberg gets Ballon d'Or, but Norway star still set to snub World Cup

Hegerberg gets Ballon d'Or, but Norway star still set to snub World Cup

Ada Hegerberg's star status on the world stage was confirmed as she won the inaugural women's Ballon d'Or on Monday, and yet back home in Norway she also stands out for her ongoing absence from the national team ahead of the World Cup.

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.

 Morocco arrests Swiss man over links to hiker murder suspects

Morocco arrests Swiss man over links to hiker murder suspects

A Swiss man living in Morocco was arrested in Marrakesh on Saturday, for alleged links to suspects in the recent murder of two female Scandinavian hikers, authorities said.

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.