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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...

Expats far from happy in Norway

Denmark and Norway fare poorly in new international survey The Local Denmark and Norway provoked mixed feelings among international workers trying to make a life in the two countries, as they performed relatively poorly...

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Ambassador Braithwaite: Defense demands

US Ambassador puts pressure on Norway to pay its fair share as NATO member Victoria Garza Norway Today Kenneth J. Braithwaite, U.S. ambassador to Norway, has in recent months put extra pressure on Norway...

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Veslemannen collapses safely

Locals celebrate as looming threat gives way at long last David Nikel Trondheim, Norway You might expect the dramatic collapse of a mountain in a popular hiking area of western Norway to create fear...

Terror suspect wanted to kill

Manshaus, arrested for murder and mosque attack, says he wanted to intimidate Muslims Brian Kerr Norway Today Terror and murder-accused Philip Manshaus, 22, told police that he wanted to kill as many people as...

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Municipal elections in Norway

National trends on display in Norway’s version of midterms Andy Meyer The Norwegian American Monday, Sept. 9, was Election Day in Norway. On the ballot were candidates for municipal and county councils. (For readers...

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Update on government buildings

White paper released on plans for new government complex Ministry of Local Government & Modernization Almost eight years after the terrorist attacks on the government building complex in Oslo and the island of Utøya,...