Category: News

NAV scandal rages

EU rules wrongly interpreted, people wrongly convicted of benefit fraud The Local The Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration, NAV, is embroiled in an ongoing controversy after it incorrectly interpreted EU rules, resulting in people...

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Global postal changes underway

Effects on the consumer remain to be seen Patricia Barry Hopewell Junction, N.Y. Do you send letters or packages overseas or purchase from an international business? Recent decisions by the Universal Postal Union (UPU)...

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Oslo soon to get a new official name

City council moves to give Norway’s capital a name in Sámi language The Local Oslo’s city council wants the Norwegian capital to have an official name in Sámi, the language spoken by indigenous people...

Norway hosts ocean conference

World leaders and experts convene at Our Ocean 2019 M. Micharl Brady Asker, Norway Our oceans nurture life on earth, providing food, energy, communication pathways, and jobs. But the oceans are threatened by climate...

Knausgaard writes for the future

New secret book to be released first in the next century The Local Author Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the biggest names in Norwegian literature, has written a book that will stay under wraps...

Norwegian forces to stay in Iraq

Prime Minister Erna Solberg meets with Iraqi President Salih Norway Today The Norwegian military forces deployed in Iraq will continue their work in the country throughout 2020. In connection with Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s...

Terrorists targeted

US Democrats want Norwegian neo-Nazis on terror list Victoria Garza Norway Today High-ranking Democrats in the United States are asking U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to list the Nordic Resistance Movement (Den nordiske...

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Azizbek Ashurov wins Nansen Refugee Award

Kyrgyz lawyer honored for efforts to end statelessness Marit Fosse Geneva On Oct. 2 in Geneva, Filippo Grandi, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, announced the 2019 Nansen Refugee Award winner in a press...

Major blow to fossil fuel industry

Sovereign wealth fund plans to dump stakes in oil & gas companies The Local Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is scaling back plans to dump stakes in oil and gas companies, the government has revealed....

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Apples ripening in record time

Climate change is linked to early harvest of fruits in Norway This year’s apple season has been so fruitful that distributors in Norway are running short on storage space. Meteorologists have linked climate change...