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Swedish electric cars

Norway is buying up Swedish electric cars

TT / The Local Interest in used Swedish electric cars is surging in neighboring Norway. But that could mean that conversion to cleaner private transport in Sweden could take longer, says industry organization Bil...

Progress Party

One vote per house?

Progress Party’s vote suggestion ridiculed as “from the 19th century” The Local A suggestion that owners of holiday cabins could be given two votes—one for each constituency in which they own property—has been decried...

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NATO exercise in Norway on track

Norway will host NATO exercise Trident Juncture this fall, with an expected 35,000 soldiers participating Anders Fjellestad Armed Forces Media Center One of NATO’s key goals is to increase its level of exercising. In...

Per Sandberg

New justice minister

Norway appoints immigration hardliner Per Sandberg after Listhaug’s resignation The Local Minister of fisheries and member of the anti-immigration Progress Party (FrP) Per Sandberg is temporarily replacing Sylvi Listhaug as Norway’s Minister of Justice,...

jostein Hellevik

Top Nordic nature photos chosen

Norwegian Jostein Hellevik takes the top prize with photo of hunting osprey Natur & Foto Drøbak, Norway Jostein Hellevik from Dalen in Norway was named Nordic Nature Photographer of the Year earlier this year...

face-covering veils

Ban on face-covering veils proposed

Norway to consider banning face-covering garments in schools The Local Three ministers from the Norwegian government presented on March 23 a proposal to ban face-covering garments at schools, daycares, and other educational institutions. The...

Iditarod

Norway Iditarod win

Joar Leifseth Ulsom finishes first in the iconic race at nine days and 12 hours Terrie Hanke Iditarod Congratulations to Norwegian Joar Leif­seth Ulsom and his leaders Russeren & Olive as champions of Iditarod...

Munch sketches available online

Munch Museum has digitized and released some 7,600 sketches, many previously unknown The Local Surprisingly different initial versions of Norwegian art icon Edvard Munch’s signature work “The Scream” have seen the light of day...

Sylvi Listhaug

Listhaug on the way out?

Several parties have moved to support a motion of no confidence against the justice minister The Local Norway’s justice minister Sylvi Listhaug has canceled a visit to Svalbard after several parties moved to support...

Viking pillow feather

What Vikings put in pillows

Researchers at NTNU work on identifying birds from ancient fragments of feathers Steinar Brandslet NTNU Gemini Not too many people are able to identify birds by examining a single feather. But a number of...