Category: News

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...

EEA no refuge from Brexit, Solberg says

Norway’s PM says the British must decide on their own way ahead Victoria Garza Norway Today There is still an imminent danger of a hard Brexit, warns Erna Solberg. But the prime minister does...

One lonely tollbooth

Just one manual toll plaza is left in Norway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Along the roads of Norway’s indented coastline and into its fjord valleys, there are some 208 toll plazas, places at...

In defense of multilateralism

An interview with Hans Brattskar, ambassador of Norway to the UN Marit Fosse Geneva Behind the patina of diplomatic politeness, Hans Brattskar, the Norwegian ambassador in Geneva, is pleasant, even friendly. Despite a long...

Russia attacks Norwegian web

GPS in Finnmark was knocked out by Russian jamming M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Starting on Oct. 16, GPS signals over northeast Finnmark County fell silent for about three weeks. They had been jammed...