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government building complex

Update on government buildings

White paper released on plans for new government complex Ministry of Local Government & Modernization Almost eight years after the terrorist attacks on the government building complex in Oslo and the island of Utøya,...

KV Svalbard

Norwegian ship reaches North Pole

126 years after Nansen’s attempt, KV Svalbard reaches 90 degrees N Victoria Garza Norway Today The Norwegian Coast Guard ship KV Svalbard on Aug. 21 achieved what the Arctic sailors Fridtjof Nansen and Roald...

Gromstul

Google buys land in Gromstul

  The large patch of forest in Telemark will be used for future data center M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Google, the internet-related services and products company, announced in early August that it had...

Mona Juul

Mona Juul heads ECOSOC

Norway to lead UN’s central platform for development policy Tor Ingar Oesterud Norway Today Mona Juul, Norway’s ambassador to the United Nations, was elected president of the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for...

swastika

Swastika on memorial

Symbol found on July 22 memorial on the morning of the terror attack anniversary Pieter Wijnen Norway Today Tønsbergs Blad reports that a person was arrested for defacing the memorial marker just before 5...

Frozen 2

Frozen 2 will have Sámi version

Casting for North Sámi voice actors is set to begin shortly Eilís Quinn Eye on the Arctic The sequel to the Walt Disney mega-hit film Frozen will also be available in the Sámi language,...

FNB

FNB says “nei” to more toll roads

Five-year-old political party in Norway has as sole plank being against toll roads M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In December 2014, a new political party was founded in Stavanger in Rogaland County in southwest...

travel loans

Holiday travel loans on rise

More than 300,000 Norwegians are going to spend money they don’t have on holidays Gerard Taylor Norway Today More than 300,000 Norwegians have plans to borrow money for this year’s summer holiday, and 180,000...

Lewis chess set

Million-dollar Viking chess piece

A warder from the Lewis chess set, kept in antique dealer’s drawer, sells for almost $1 million Staff In June, Sotheby’s announced that it had for auction a piece from the famous Lewis chess...

Parliament lion salvaged

Historic coat of arms, saved from garbage in 1975, has now been fully restored Pieter Wijnen Norway Today The frame of what turned out to be the parliamentary hall’s original Coat of Arms (from...