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Top names 2017

Norway’s top names 2017

Sofie and Jakob top a list that shows regional and temporal trends The Local Norway has new official most popular baby names for both boys and girls after the 2017 totals were announced. Sofie...

World Inequality Report

World inequality

Gap between rich and poor least in Scandinavia M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Around the world since 1980, the income gap between rich and poor has gone up, with significant differences among countries. In...

Vårfluesjøen, Svalbard

Precipitation threatens Svalbard

The archipelago’s wet winters may presage a future of flooding Torgeir O. Røthe & Jostein Bakke Bjerknes Center for Climate Research Trans. M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In recent winters Svalbard has been wetter...

Seabed Constructor

Norwegian ship resumes search for missing plane

News from Norway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Jan. 10, the Malaysian government signed an agreement with a Houston-based private company, Ocean Infinity, to start a new search in the Southern Indian Ocean...

Norwegian cabinet

New governing coalition agreed

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg presented her new cabinet with Progress and Liberal parties The Local Norway’s rightwing coalition was confirmed on Jan. 14, more than four months after September’s general elections. Prime Minister...

horse-drawn cabs

Horse-drawn cabs in Oslo?

One company has applied to run a horse-drawn carriage service in the Norwegian capital The Local www.thelocal.no A riding center has applied for permission to run a horse-drawn carriage service in the Norwegian capital...

Solberg New Year

Solberg’s New Year

Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s address to Norway, 2018 Things are looking brighter for Norway. Since I held my New Year speech last year, the number of job seekers registered with the Norwegian Labor and...

Bronze Age graves

Bronze Age graves found

3,000-year-old graves found under new E6 highway in Melhus Steinar Brandslet Gemini Research News Bronze Age graves are rare in Norway. Now 3,000-year-old graves in good condition have been discovered in Trøndelag County. Archaeologists...

Inflatable Santa

Santa tops Norwegian sea cliff

Trekkers take 20-foot inflatable Santa up Hornelen The Local An inflatable Santa has been given a unique airing at the top of the Hornelen mountain in Norway’s Nordfjord region. The 2,800-foot Hornelen, which forms...

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

Stoltenberg stays

Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg reappointed NATO Secretary General M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway On Dec. 12, the North Atlantic Council announced an extension of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s mandate by two years, so he will...