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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 now preparing for world championships in Rapid and Blitz chess, which will be held simultaneously in Dubai in mid June. In the 2012 championships, held in Kazakhstan, Carlsen won two ...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

Many municipalities say no to receiving refugees

Almost every fifth Norwegian municipality that has been asked to accept new refugees said no in 2013. The Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDi) is concerned.  Each year 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

Director to make ‘truly successful’ Viking film

The Norwegian film director Hans Petter Moland has pledged to make the first “truly successful” Viking movie, based on The Long Ships, the classic 1940s novel by Frans G ...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

Dear Norwegians, happy National Day!

On this date in 1814 Norway adopted it’s new Constitution. The Constitution of Norway was signed at Eidsvoll, declaring Norway as independent nation Today is Norway’s National Day. While ...Full Article

Norway prepares for party of two centuries

The celebrations opened on Thursday with a solemn event in the country’s parliament, or Storting, led by the parliament’s president Olemic Thommessen and attended by the country’s Royal Family ...Full Article
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