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Women take top three spots in Norway government

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Friday announced a cabinet reshuffle putting women in "the top three spots" of government.

LISTEN: Austria turns right, Venice bids for freedom, France stamps on sex pests

In this week's podcast we look at how Austria's government could soon include an ex-Nazi party. How right wing could it get?

Norway's Trolltunga sees record year with drop in rescues

Guides on the mountain trail have been credited for a sharp fall in the number of tourists being rescued for Norway's popular Trolltunga hiking trail.

More rain predicted for southern Norway after floods cause millions in damage

Recent floods in southern Norway are some of the costliest in recent history.

Horse-drawn cab service hopes to trot back to Oslo

A riding centre has applied for permission to run a horse-drawn carriage service in the Norwegian capital for the first time in 66 years.

American remake of Norway's 'Skam' to be streamed by Facebook

Facebook's new streaming service has secured the rights to broadcast the American version of hit Norwegian television series Skam.

Norway's Mannen landslide 'postponed' until next year after movement slows

Authorities in Norway do not expect a landslip at the unstable Mannen mountainside in Romsdalen until next year.

Norway solar firm signs 2.5 billion euro deal with Iran

Just days after US President Donald Trump called for further isolation of Iran, a Norwegian solar company signed a deal Tuesday to invest 2.5 billion euros in the country over the next five years.

Prince William and Kate are coming to Sweden and Norway

Prince William will travel to Sweden and Norway with his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Industrial dispute could cost Oslo harbour millions

The Port of Oslo could lose millions of kroner in revenue from cruise ships after the harbour was on Monday classified as a port of convenience.

Norway authorities take measures to start landslide at Mannen mountain

Geologists in Norway are pumping water at the Mannen mountain in Romsdalen in an effort to initiate a landslide.

Norwegian police report Russian diplomat for driving under influence

Police in Oslo detained a Russian diplomat following a traffic incident in the Frogner district of the Norwegian capital last month.

Norway's 'Skam' series to get remake in five European countries

Viewers in five different European countries will get the chance to watch their own version of the hugely popular Norwegian television series Skam.

Podcast: the French on the streets, the Germans between the sheets

In this week's The Local Europe Edition podcast we talk about why the French are on strike again, ask whether the Germans are as liberated as they seem – and look at Brits trying to escape Brexit.

Mathallen Oslo celebrates five years this month

Here are five foodie facts you might or might not know about Oslo's famous food hall. By our travel editor Marie Peyre.

Norway seeks 'Tesla tax' on electric cars

Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, on Thursday proposed a "Tesla tax" aimed at cutting a tax advantage granted to large electric cars in a heavily criticised move.

Here's what Norway's new budget means

Higher fees on some electric and hybrid cars, changes to tax rules, and more expensive cinema and bus tickets are among the effects of the budget presented by Norway's government on Thursday.

Norway's government wants to allow dual citizenship

Norway's government is to pave the way towards allowing dual citizenship in the Scandinavian country, with a proposal to be put to parliament this autumn.

Could flights between the UK and EU really be grounded after Brexit?

The British Chancellor on Wednesday raised the possibility that a 'no deal' Brexit scenario could ground flights between the UK and other European countries.

Security at Norwegian nuclear plant 'inadequate': report

International security regulations are being breached at Norway's nuclear power plant at Kjeller, according to a new review.

Edvard Munch works to be displayed at Oslo Airport

Thousands of travellers passing through Oslo's Gardermoen Airport will soon have the added pleasure of viewing an authentic Edvard Munch.

Norwegian dad surrenders after daughter's kidnapping in Cyprus

A Norwegian man has turned himself in to police along with his four-year-old daughter nearly six months after she was seized by masked men in Cyprus during a custody dispute, Norwegian authorities said Tuesday.

Snow warnings issued for southern Norway

Up to 12 centimetres of snow could fall in southern Norway on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

Britain wants 'new, deep and special' partnership with Norway: ambassador

The UK will take several steps to maintain a strong post-Brexit relationship with Norway, writes British Ambassador to Norway Sarah Gillett.

Uber puts brakes on services in Norway

Ride-sharing app Uber will stop its primary operations in Norway indefinitely from the end of October.

Norway to give men and women's national football teams equal pay

An agreement by Norway's male international footballers to take a pay cut to enable equal wages to be given to both the men and women's national sides has been described as “internationally unique”.

Listen: The Local's new Europe-wide podcast

In the first ever episode of The Local Europe Edition, our new podcast, we talk Catalonia, how English is taking over Berlin and the Nobel Literature Prize.

Anti-nuclear campaign ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nuclear disarmament group ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb as nuclear-fuelled crises swirl over North Korea and Iran.

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How will Brexit affect non-EU EEA member Norway as well as the 27 remaining EU nations? Sign up for The Local's 'Brexit & You' newsletter.

Best places to photograph autumn colours in Oslo

Autumn has arrived in all its glory, and Oslo is ablaze with vibrant colours. But where should photographers go to snap the most dramatic foliage? Our travel editor Marie Peyre has some advice.

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