Category: News

Nordics still second best in English

Scandinavians are among the world’s best non-native English speakers, but the Dutch are better The Local The English Proficiency Index (EPI) from global language training company Education First (EF) again put the Scandinavians behind...

King Harald standing with members of the military in front of the planes.

First F-35s arrive

M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Friday, November 3, three F-35 stealth fighter aircraft procured by the Royal Norwegian Air Force from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics of Fort Worth landed in Norway at the Ørland...

A bag full of returned Viking treasures.

Stolen Viking treasures returned

Two-thirds of the artifacts stolen from a Bergen museum in August have now been recovered The Local A fourth man has now been arrested in connection with the theft of 400 Viking treasures from...

Cars on stamps

Postage honors Norwegian vehicles M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Saturday, October 7, Norway Post released postage stamps honoring four Norwegian designed and made cars: • The Mustad “giant,” a six-wheel car first built...

Edvard Munch painting displayed in the airport.

Edvard Munch visits the airport

Passengers at Oslo Gardermoen will soon enjoy works by the country’s most famous artist The Local Thousands of travelers passing through Oslo’s Gardermoen Airport will soon have the added pleasure of viewing an authentic...

Immigration Minister draws line for critics

Listhaug responds to Facebook nastiness over Syrian family visit The Local Norway’s Minister for Immigration Sylvi Listhaug—an outspoken and often controversial leading figure in the nationalist Progress Party—has spoken out to defend Muslim women’s...

Two soccer players being interviewed.

Equal pay for soccer

Norway to pay men and women’s national football teams equally The Local An agreement by Norway’s male international footballers to take a pay cut to enable equal wages to be given to both the...

The remains of the heavy water cellar.

Historical discovery at Vemork

The site of the famous WWII heavy water sabotage has been found in good shape Special Release Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum A historical industrial-archaeological find has been made at Vemork, the site of the...

Norwegian and American passports.

Government ready for dual citizenship

A proposal to allow dual citizenship will advance this autumn Michael Barrett The Local “We will notify in the state budget that there will be a hearing on the proposal to allow dual citizenship,”...

Many people standing on the new bridge.

Norway & Russia’s new bridge

New highway linking Norway and Russia officially opens Thomas Nilsen The Independent Barents Observer Despite big politics with storms and uncertainties between Europe and Russia, everyday life for people on both sides of the...