Tagged: Norway

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...

Norway returns to international basketball

For the first time in four years, Norway has a national men’s basketball team and is competing in the 2017 Summer Universiade Molly Jones The Norwegian American Although the existence of the Norwegian men’s...

Norway tops happiness report

For the first time, Norway has been named the world’s happiest country The Local Norway has been named the world’s happiest country for the first time, taking the title from Scandinavian neighbor Denmark. Ranked...

Relations with China to normalize

Norway and China patch up their six-year quarrel over Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Prize Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Staff During a visit to Beijing on Dec. 19, Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende...

High-end gift giving

Norway considers giving neighbor Finland a mountain M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Finland, the sub-Arctic land of lakes and forests, is mostly flat. But on its border with Norway, there are mountains. One, Halti...

Changing gender in Norway

Soon, this former Navy captain will be recognized for what she is: a woman born in a man’s body The Local As the commander of a Cold War submarine tracking the Soviets, John Jeanette’s...

Should Norway join the EU?

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Norway votes against EU membership Many people, even Europeans, are surprised to learn that Norway is not a member of the European Union. The Norwegian people have voted against...