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Face covering prohibited in education

Norwegian students and teachers may no longer wear niqabs or burqas The Local Norway’s parliament on June 5 passed a bill banning clothing that partially or fully covers the face from being worn at...

New red “Santa” statue

Red version of controversial statue unveiled in Oslo’s Ekebergparken The Local A 20-foot-tall statue by artist Paul McCarthy, officially named Santa but known colloquially as the “Butt Plug Gnome,” has been unveiled in Oslo....

Observatory

Progress on science facilities

Climate observatory opens in Ny-Ålesund and Andøya Space Center gets support for satellite plans New Ny-Ålesund Observatory monitors climate On June 6, the Norwegian Mapping Authority opened a new observatory at Ny-Ålesund in the...

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Powerful passport

Norway’s passport ranks fourth-highest for visa-free travel The Local Norway has the fourth most powerful passport in the world, according to a new index that ranks the level of visa-free access passports provide to...

F-35s

Three new F-35s land in Norway

This delivery makes six of the fighter planes on Norwegian soil; ramping to full capacity by 2025 Ministry of Defense On May 22, three new F-35 aircraft landed at Ørland Air Base in Norway....

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Hottest May on record

Oslo’s hottest summer, 1947, could lose its place in weather history The Local Last month was the warmest May ever recorded in eastern Norway, beating a record that has stood for 71 years. The...

Akademik Lomonosov

“Nuclear Titanic” nears Norway

Controversial Russian floating nuclear power plant passes through Norwegian coastal waters Atle Staalesen The Independent Barents Observer The Akademik Lomonosov has been followed closely by Nordic authorities as it is towed across the Baltic...

Oslo's Peace Wall

Refugees on “home”

Exhibition “What is Home?” on Oslo’s Peace Wall sees through the eyes of refugee children Special Release National Geographic What is a home? A home can be a place, but it can also be...

Nobel Peace Prize - Trump nomination

Nobel Prize for Trump?

Republican US Congress members nominate him for Korea peace efforts The Local Eighteen Republican lawmakers from the United States have sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee in which they recommend President Donald...

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No sex on roundabouts for Russ

“We promise not to have sex on roundabouts” say Norway students The Local Upper secondary schools in Ringsaker, Norway, have promised not to have sex on roundabouts, much to the delight of the Norwegian...