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Edinburgh International Book Festival

Date:  10 August 2014 – 16 August 2014 Dea Brøvig – The Last Boat Home Edinburgh International Book Festival welcomes four Norwegian names this year – and not just any names. Karl Ove Knausgaard will share his thoughts about walking in the footsteps of Proust. Additionally, the festival sees talks by Tore Renberg, who will be launching his new neo-noir ...Full Article

Norwegian Deila appointed Celtic coach

Norwegian Ronny Deila has been appointed manager of Scottish champions Celtic on a 12-month rolling contract, the club announced on Friday. The 38-year-old former defender takes over from Neil ...Full Article

Disney-movie brings more Americans to Norway

Disney’s animated film Frost, which was inspired by Norway, has led to an explosion in American tourism to Norway. In the period of January to March the traffic of American tourists ...Full Article

Norway’s football team lose 4:0 to France

Norway’s national football team endured a 4:0 thrashing from France in Paris on Tuesday, in the latest of a string of humiliating defeats the team has seen since new ...Full Article

Carlsen sets sights on triple chess crown

Norwegian chess phenomenon Magnus Carlsen has announced a new goal: to simultaneously hold the world chess titles in classical chess, rapid chess, and blitz chess. The 23-year-old prodigy is ...Full Article

8-year-old jazz diva wins Norway’s got talent

Angelina Jordan Astar, the 8-year-old with a voice like a heroin-addled 1940s jazz singer, has become the youngest person ever to win Norway’s Got Talent, with a rendition of ...Full Article

Radio station streams toilet in Slow TV gag

A Norwegian radio station on Thursday started streaming live footage of a toilet dumped on a roundabout, in a light-hearted version of the Slow TV broadcasts pioneered by the ...Full Article

Ice Hockey WC: Norway-Canada 2-3

Canada beat Norway 3-2 in Tuesday’s early game of the preliminary round of the men’s Ice Hockey World Championship at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk, and Canada moves on to the ...Full Article

Ylvis’s 5-word Webby speech shines

Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis caused titters at the Webby ‘Internet Oscars’ on Tuesday night by accepting their award with particularly inventive version of the award’s traditional five-word speech. The ...Full Article

Olympics chief in Oslo as 2022 bid in doubt

Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), was in Oslo on Monday drumming up support for an Oslo bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. His ...Full Article
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