Category: News

Russ accidents at record low

2018 saw the fewest vehicular accidents involving Russ busses since their advent Pieter Wijnen Norway Today A record-low 41 accidents involving Russ (graduating high school seniors) vehicles were registered last year, compared with 50...

Rabbi awarded prize

Chief Rabbi of Norway honored for Mosaica, building relationships across religious lines Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland In Geneva, Switzerland, on April 29, Danish-Norwegian Rabbi Michael Melchior, founder and president of Mosaica—Religion, Society and State,...

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Norway to ban plastics

The government aims to outlaw most single-use plastics by 2020 Victoria Garza Norway Today The Norwegian government will ban plastic disposable cutlery, plates, straws, and q-tips. The ban will be introduced before next summer,...

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Oslo soda-maker loses to Coke

The Coca-Cola Company prevails in lawsuit against “Jalla” brand soda Pieter Wijnen Norway Today Soda manufacturer O. Mathisen has to pay just shy of NOK 500,000 in compensation and legal costs to the Coca-Cola...

Norwegian Air criticized for dress code

Women employees must wear high heels or have doctor’s note The Local Norway’s biggest airline has been slammed for its sexist “Mad Men” approach to company dress code, effectively forcing its female staff members...

Snøhetta considers Notre Dame spire

France will hold a competition to design the new spire for its iconic cathedral Gerard Taylor Norway Today The architectural office, which is behind Oslo’s opera house and other striking projects around the world,...

Rolph Payet

Making the invisible visible

An interview with Rolph Payet, executive secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm conventions Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland The Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm (BRS) conventions aim to protect human health and the environment from...

Kon Tiki

Kon-Tiki items to return home

Norway’s royals, Thor Heyerdahl Jr. visited Chile to sign the agreement Pieter Wijnen Norway Today Norway’s royal couple witnessed a moving ceremony as the agreement on the return of objects taken during the Kon-Tiki...

Norway warming fast

Norway warming fast

Norway’s rate of temperature increase is nearly double the global average M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Global warming has been more rapid in Norway than elsewhere around the world. Since the 30-year pre-industrial period...

Fantomet

Phantom bids Norway farewell

After 80 years, the Fantomet comic strip will fade out this May M. Michael BradyAsker, Norway Fantomet, the Norwegian translation of The Phantom, a comic strip featuring the feats of a fictional costumed superhero...