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This new app wants to be the most amazing visual messaging service.

A twist on WhatsApp and Snapchat

Norwegian startup DeeMe wants to be your favorite app for beautiful instant messaging Eva Fogdell Nordic Startup Bits We spend more time messaging on our phones than ever before. What would the most amazing...

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Efi Latsoudi, one of the winners of UNHCR’s Nansen Award 2016, stands amid a vast mountain of life preservers, a haunting reminder of the dangers faced by refugees.

Nansen Award 2016

Efi Latsoudi and the Hellenic Rescue Team win for their work with refugees in Greece Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi announced earlier this month the winner of...

“Norge” origin doubts

Norge does not mean “veien mot nord” (the way leading to the north) as once thought, says professor Michael Schulte Morten Rosenvinge University of Agder That the name Norge (Norway) means “veien mot nord”...

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Fårikål is Norwegian soul food at its most “koselig.”

Fårikål and the National Dish of Norway

This humble concoction of mutton and cabbage retains a special place in Norwegian hearts Whitney Love Stavanger, Norway Although maybe not the prettiest of dishes, fårikål is Norwegian soul food at its coziest and...

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Is Norway multicultural? It appears to be a matter of perspective and definition.

Is Norway a multicultural country?

Whether the nation qualifies or not depends on how one defines “multiculturalism” Leslee Lane Hoyum Rockford, Minn. Having grown up in the United States, I generally view our nation as a melting pot, populated...

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Beware of trolls! Sign from Trollstigen, Norway.

What is a troll?

David Moe Sun City, Calif. What is a troll? The motto of a troll is: “To myself alone be enough.” I also refer to the distorted Boy Scout motto: “On my honor I do...

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A doctor monitors a patient onboard a helicopter.

Norsk Luftambulanse: model success

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norsk Luftambulanse (Norwegian Air Ambulance) is a helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) that was founded in 1977 and has grown to be one of the largest of its sort...

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Crown prince Haakon enters OIW 2015.

Oslo Innovation Week

Norway’s capital celebrates innovators of all kinds as it focuses on innovation in action Rasmus Falck Oslo, Norway Oslo is Europe’s fastest growing capital and is the key to a more robust, diversified, and...