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Friday 26th November

WATCH: Viral Norwegian Christmas ad where Santa has a boyfriend

WATCH: Viral Norwegian Christmas ad where Santa has a boyfriend

A Christmas advert by Posten, the Norwegian postal service, which depicts Santa in a same-sex relationship, has been branded "fantastic" and "perfect" after going viral. 

Could Norway bring back national Covid-19 measures? 

Could Norway bring back national Covid-19 measures? 

Lawyers eye action against Norway and others blocking Covid jab patent waiver

Lawyers eye action against Norway and others blocking Covid jab patent waiver

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 

Thursday 25th November

EU approves first Covid jab for children aged 5 to 11

EU approves first Covid jab for children aged 5 to 11

The EU's drug agency cleared Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for use in children aged five to 11 on Thursday, the first jab to be approved in a cohort where the virus is rapidly spreading.

TELL US: What are the most Norwegian things in the world?
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TELL US: What are the most Norwegian things in the world?

IN NUMBERS: The current status of the Covid-19 epidemic in Norway

IN NUMBERS: The current status of the Covid-19 epidemic in Norway

What changes about Norway’s Covid-19 travel rules on November 26th?
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What changes about Norway’s Covid-19 travel rules on November 26th?

Why is food in Norway so expensive?
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Why is food in Norway so expensive?

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 

Tuesday 23rd November

EXPLAINED: How the EU could change rules of Covid certificate for travel

EXPLAINED: How the EU could change rules of Covid certificate for travel

As infection rates surge in parts of Europe the EU aims to make some changes to its flagship Covid certificate which has allowed for restriction free travel within the bloc.

Why is Norway’s domestic Covid-19 certificate not yet in effect? 

Why is Norway’s domestic Covid-19 certificate not yet in effect? 

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 

Monday 22nd November

‘Vinmonopolet’: Why the Norwegian government controls the sale of most alcohol
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‘Vinmonopolet’: Why the Norwegian government controls the sale of most alcohol

In Norway, all retail sales of alcohol stronger than 4.75 percent are handled by the state-owned ‘Vinmonopolet’, or wine monopoly, but why? 

Norway confirms end to Covid-19 rules banning arrivals from certain countries

Norway confirms end to Covid-19 rules banning arrivals from certain countries

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 

Sunday 21st November

Norway’s best Christmas markets for 2021 
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Norway’s best Christmas markets for 2021 

Christmas markets in Norway will be back to normal this year. We've picked out some of our best festive spots to find a dose of Christmas cheer or the perfect gift for that special someone. 

Saturday 20th November

Six essential words you need when speaking to a doctor in Norway
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Six essential words you need when speaking to a doctor in Norway

If you're visiting a GP in Norway, knowing a few important words and phrases will help you converse effectively in Norwegian. 

Thursday 18th November

‘Harryhandel’: Is the return of cross-border shopping in Norway really a good thing? 

‘Harryhandel’: Is the return of cross-border shopping in Norway really a good thing? 

The pandemic cut-off Norway from its neighbours, putting a temporary end to border shopping. Now ‘harryhandel’ trips are allowed again businesses in the country fear they will lose out as shoppers look abroad for cheaper groceries. 

Partial lunar eclipse to be visible over parts of Norway

Partial lunar eclipse to be visible over parts of Norway

What you need to know about the ‘Norwegian Galapagos’ islands

What you need to know about the ‘Norwegian Galapagos’ islands

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 

Wednesday 17th November

What is going on with Norway’s plan to lift Covid-19 travel restrictions?
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What is going on with Norway’s plan to lift Covid-19 travel restrictions?

At the end of September, Norway unveiled a roadmap to lift its Covid-19 entry restrictions, but little has happened since.

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Wednesday 

Tuesday 16th November

Is Norway likely to bring back Covid restrictions this Christmas? 
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Is Norway likely to bring back Covid restrictions this Christmas? 

With the holidays just a few weeks away and Covid cases rising in Norway, will the government introduce any new measures to combat the spread of infection over Christmas? 

Why are young people in Norway less happy with life? 

Why are young people in Norway less happy with life? 

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday 

Monday 15th November

How to send parcels to and from Norway this Christmas
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How to send parcels to and from Norway this Christmas

Christmas will soon be upon us, and there's bad news for those who like to leave things until the last minute. Advance planning is needed to ensure gifts sent to and from Norway arrive on time.

What do foreign residents think of the Norwegian healthcare system ?
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What do foreign residents think of the Norwegian healthcare system ?

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 

Sunday 14th November

What you should know about dating in Norway
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What you should know about dating in Norway

If you’re new to the dating pool in Norway, we kindly advise ditching expectations of the traditional combo of dinner and a movie.

Passport scans and €7 fee: What will change for EU travel in 2022

Passport scans and €7 fee: What will change for EU travel in 2022

Saturday 13th November

Countries across Europe impose curbs to slow new Covid-19 wave
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Countries across Europe impose curbs to slow new Covid-19 wave

Several European countries are reimposing restrictions in a bid to dampen down a worrying rise in Covid-19 cases. Governments are also taking more measures to encourage more people to get vaccinated against the virus.

Friday 12th November

How does Norway’s Covid-19 booster campaign compare to other countries?
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How does Norway’s Covid-19 booster campaign compare to other countries?

Norway said in Friday it will offer all residents over 18 a third Covid-19 vaccine dose. The Norwegian booster programme has both similarities and differences to those in other European countries.

Norway to reinstate Covid-19 certificate as virus cases surge

Norway to reinstate Covid-19 certificate as virus cases surge

Norway to offer Covid-19 booster jabs to everyone over 18

Norway to offer Covid-19 booster jabs to everyone over 18

Why the Norwegian government may set up a state-owned hydrogen company

Why the Norwegian government may set up a state-owned hydrogen company

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Friday 

Thursday 11th November

Five things about life in Norway you’ll probably never get used to
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Five things about life in Norway you’ll probably never get used to

Adapting to life in Norway can take some getting used to and requires a generous pinch of patience and perseverance. With an honest effort, you'll get there, but even then, some things will leave you scratching your head.

Norwegian expression of the day: Ikke sant
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Norwegian expression of the day: Ikke sant

Norway gets ready to give Covid-19 booster jabs to under-65s

Norway gets ready to give Covid-19 booster jabs to under-65s

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Thursday 

Tuesday 9th November

Norwegian police shoot knife-wielding attacker dead in Oslo

Norwegian police shoot knife-wielding attacker dead in Oslo

Norwegian police said they shot and killed a man wielding a knife who threatened several people early Tuesday in central Oslo before attacking a patrol car that arrived on the scene.

Why are more people waiting to be given a GP in Norway?

Why are more people waiting to be given a GP in Norway?

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

KEY POINTS: The changes to Norway’s 2022 budget that could impact you
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KEY POINTS: The changes to Norway’s 2022 budget that could impact you

Monday 8th November

Have your say: What’s dating in Norway really like?
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Have your say: What’s dating in Norway really like?

We want to know more about your personal experiences and impressions, good or bad, of dating in Norway.

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday
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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday