Provinces And Cities

Arctic conference in Bodø

The conference “ARCTIC DIALOGUE 2014” is held this week at the University of Nordland in Bodø, the county of Nordland. The topic of the conference is “Arctic in a Global perspective – Resources”. More than 300 delegates from around the world are attending. In 2014, the Arctic Dialogue has a special focus on challenges and opportunities of exploration and utilization ...Full Article

Dead body on plane was Norwegian teen: police

Dutch police confirmed Friday that a body found in the undercarriage of a passenger jet at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport was that of a missing Norwegian teen. Airport workers found ...Full Article

Police hunt man after Trondheim rape

Police in Trondheim in western Norway are hunting a man suspected of having raped a woman on the street in the city on Thursday night. Police have been given ...Full Article

Squatters kicked off Oslo site after 14-year standoff

Squatters living illegally on a large site in central Oslo have been evicted by police, bringing to an end a dispute that has run for more than a decade. ...Full Article

Afghan interpreter makes Norway return

Afghan interpreter Faizullah Muradi return to Norway on Thursday to have his asylum case heard, following a u-turn by Norwegian authorities. Muradi, 22, arrived by plane from Italy on ...Full Article

Tax Authority: Workers receive undisclosed payments of NOK 420 billion annually

Each year approximately NOK 150 billion in taxes and fees are embezzled, says Tax Crime Chief Jan-Egil Kristiansen in the Norwegian Tax Authority for Eastern Norway (Skatt Øst).  «The ...Full Article

Norwegians “shopping like crazy”

“Norwegians shopping like crazy” analysts titled a recent report that shows that revenue in Norwegian retail increased by 0,5 percent in April, despite an expected decline.  The retail sales ...Full Article

Norway police ready to storm Greenpeace ship

Police are prepared to take action against Greenpeace’s ship Esperanza as soon as they receive the legal go ahead, the chief of police in Troms said on Friday. “This ...Full Article

Norway’s FA bans Russia gay rights protest

Norway’s Football Association said it had banned political messages backing Ukraine or homosexuals during a friendly match against Russia on Saturday in Oslo. “At Ullevaal, it has been decided ...Full Article

What do Norwegians really think of Swedes?

The languages are much the same and they always give each other shedloads of points at Eurovision. Is there much to separate these Scandi cousins? The Local’s Patrick Reilly ...Full Article
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