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Free heroin for addicts

Norway to test liberal drug policy reform The Local Norway’s government is to start providing free heroin to up to 400 hardened addicts as it pushes forward with its drug policy reforms. Aftenposten reported...

CO2 shortage causes cuts in beer production

Though the gas is abundant, a lack of food-grade CO2 threatens breweries M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Carbon dioxide (CO2) is essential to life on Earth. Land animals, including humans, exhale it into the...

Preikestolen transplanted to India

Norway’s tourism industry still says the site’s use in Mission Impossible 5 will be good publicity The Local The new Mission Impossible movie will include scenes filmed at Preikestolen—but the iconic Norwegian landmark will...

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Thorvald Stoltenberg dies aged 87

The Local Thorvald Stoltenberg, a former foreign and defense minister and father of NATO Secretary General and former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, died on July 13. Stoltenberg’s family informed news agency NTB that the...

Norwegian-Canadian cowboy honored

Earl Bascom named one of Canada’s greatest athletes John A. Bascom Sandy, Utah The late rodeo champion Earl Bascom was a posthumous recipient of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame’s “Pioneer Award” and honored for...

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New national park for Lofotodden

Despite objections, Norway will create a park to protect part of the Lofoten islands The Local Norway’s government has decided to designate an area in the Lofoten archipelago a national park, despite local residents...

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Norway to sell shares of SAS

Minister of Trade and Industry says time and price were both right The Local Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen said that the government’s decision to sell its shares in joint Scandinavian...

STD ad goes viral

An advertisement for condoms has irked Norway’s tourist board with its message about venereal disease The Local “Welcome to Norway! The Land of Chlamydia,” pronounces the poster, which shows a young Norwegian couple dressed...

More Marines to train in Norway

Norway wants to double US troops and deploy them closer to Russia Ministry of Defense Since January 2017, approximately 330 Marines from the Unites States Marine Corps (USMC) have been conducting training and exercise...

Immigration

Immigrants must learn Norwegian

Norway wants to make “willingness” to learn a requirement to earn government support. The Local Norway’s government wants to tighten rules on social welfare payments to foreign citizens, Minister of Finance Siv Jensen has...