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Norway to reduce supermarket plastic packaging by 400 tonnes

Norway to reduce supermarket plastic packaging by 400 tonnes

Norwegian supermarkets are becoming more friendly to the environment, with fruit and vegetable sections potentially reducing plastic use by 400 tonnes this year.

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Dubrovnik Riviera: Take a break in the jewel of Croatia

Dubrovnik Riviera: Take a break in the jewel of Croatia

Don't be fooled into thinking Dubrovnik itself is all this virtually untouched Riviera has to offer.

 
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Norwegian cities to deflate helium balloon sales on May 17th

Norwegian cities to deflate helium balloon sales on May 17th

A number of towns in Norway have said that they will prohibit the use of helium balloons during national day celebrations on May 17th, citing pollution.

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Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Football superstars Ada Hegerberg and Liv Cooke are fronting a new UEFA campaign that encourages young girls to kick off careers in ‘the beautiful game’.

 
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SAS cancels Scandinavian flights to Germany over airport strikes

SAS cancels Scandinavian flights to Germany over airport strikes

Airline SAS cancelled flights from Scandinavia to Munich and Frankfurt on Tuesday due to strikes by airport staff in Germany.

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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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Bloody Easter: the origins of Norwegian holiday crime fiction

Bloody Easter: the origins of Norwegian holiday crime fiction

Whodunit? Guest columnist Glenn Folkvord explains Norwegians’ obsession with crime fiction – and why the genre is an Easter favourite.

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Map fail: Swiss airline places Liechtenstein capital in Switzerland

Map fail: Swiss airline places Liechtenstein capital in Switzerland

Switzerland may be small, but that is no excuse to steal the city of Vaduz from its tiny neighbour.

 

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IAG considering bid for budget carrier Norwegian: report

IAG considering bid for budget carrier Norwegian: report

IAG, the owner of British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia, is mulling making a bid to takeover low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle after building up a minority holding, it said Thursday.

Is this the trick to launching your international career?

Is this the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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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.

Norwegian opposition hits out at '19th century' double vote idea

Norwegian opposition hits out at '19th century' double vote idea

A suggestion by that owners of holiday cabins could be given two votes – one for each constituency in which they own property – has been decried by the opposition as “from the 19th century”.

Norway could reduce cost of snowmobile travel

Norway could reduce cost of snowmobile travel

Norway’s Progress Party wants to make snowmobile travel cheaper by removing the vehicle’s eligibility for road tax.

Norwegian Winter Olympics superstar Marit Bjørgen to retire

Norwegian Winter Olympics superstar Marit Bjørgen to retire

Norway's legendary biathlete Marit Bjørgen, who won a record eighth gold medal at the Winter Olympics in February, on Friday said she would call it quits at the age of 38.

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.

Norway presents proposal on full-face veil ban

Norway presents proposal on full-face veil ban

Three ministers from the Norwegian government presented on Friday a proposal to ban face-covering garments at schools, daycares and other educational institutions.

Norwegian registers record year with 33 million passengers

Norwegian registers record year with 33 million passengers

Low-cost airline Norwegian continued its aggressive expansion throughout 2017 with more passengers than ever before.

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 need not fear consequences following expulsion of Russian diplomat: MP

Norway need not fear consequences following expulsion of Russian diplomat: MP

Norway need not expect a deterioration in the country’s relationship with Russia following the decision to expel one of its northern neighbour’s diplomats, says an MP from the governing Conservative party.

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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.