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Swastika on memorial

Symbol found on July 22 memorial on the morning of the terror attack anniversary Pieter Wijnen Norway Today Tønsbergs Blad reports that a person was arrested for defacing the memorial marker just before 5...

Frozen 2

Frozen 2 will have Sámi version

Casting for North Sámi voice actors is set to begin shortly Eilís Quinn Eye on the Arctic The sequel to the Walt Disney mega-hit film Frozen will also be available in the Sámi language,...

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FNB says “nei” to more toll roads

Five-year-old political party in Norway has as sole plank being against toll roads M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway In December 2014, a new political party was founded in Stavanger in Rogaland County in southwest...

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Holiday travel loans on rise

More than 300,000 Norwegians are going to spend money they don’t have on holidays Gerard Taylor Norway Today More than 300,000 Norwegians have plans to borrow money for this year’s summer holiday, and 180,000...

Lewis chess set

Million-dollar Viking chess piece

A warder from the Lewis chess set, kept in antique dealer’s drawer, sells for almost $1 million Staff In June, Sotheby’s announced that it had for auction a piece from the famous Lewis chess...

Parliament lion salvaged

Historic coat of arms, saved from garbage in 1975, has now been fully restored Pieter Wijnen Norway Today The frame of what turned out to be the parliamentary hall’s original Coat of Arms (from...

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Norway aid praised

UN refugee commission notes Norway’s financial and peace-making contributions Marit Fosse Geneva, Switzerland In a press conference on June 17, just ahead of World Refugee Day, the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Refugees...

Frigate will not be repaired

The KNM Helge Ingstad was too badly damaged by its November collision with an oil tanker for repair to be cost effective Pieter Wijnen Norway Today The operational capacity at sea has been weakened...

No cod fishing in eastern Norway

Recreational fishing of cod banned until stock replenishes Gerard Taylor Norway Today The cod stock in the Oslofjord is threatened. To rebuild the stock, it is now forbidden to fish cod from the coast...

Norway being out-educated

From fifth place in 2007, now Norway’s populace is 10th most educated Pieter Wijnen Norway Today Other countries are catching up to Norway when it comes to the proportion of young persons with a...