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Budget deal saves Norwegian government

Norway's right-wing government narrowly avoided collapse Saturday after a last-minute deal was agreed in negotiations for the 2017 budget, which had threatened to bring down the ruling coalition.

Norway's workers are among the happiest in the world

Norway is home to the second happiest workers in the world, an international survey from the branding research firm Universum claimed this week.

VIDEO: All aboard this virtual train ride through beautiful Norway

It’s becoming easier than ever to enjoy Norway’s gorgeous nature without having to leave your home.

What happens if Norway’s PM steps down? No one seems to know.

If Prime Minister Erna Solberg is forced to abandon her post because she cannot muster support for her government’s budget, the alternative options for governing Norway are incredibly vague.

Norway fetes chess champ Carlsen's tour de force

From a Nato chief's tweet to the top headlines on news sites, Norway on Thursday feted its three-time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen a day after he beat Russia's Sergei Karyakin in a breathtaking tiebreaker.

Norway frees radical Islamist as Italy ends extradition bid

Italy has cancelled a request for the extradition from Norway of controversial Iraqi Kurdish fundamentalist preacher Mullah Krekar, the Norwegian prosecution agency said on Wednesday, ordering his immediate release.

Norwegian Carlsen wins third World Chess Championship

Norwegian Magnus Carlsen extended his dominance over the chess world on Wednesday by winning the World Chess Championship for the third consecutive time on Wednesday, beating his Russian challenger Sergei Karyakin in a tiebreaker.

Norway government at risk as budget talks break down

Norway's minority government faced a crisis on Wednesday as the small Christian Democratic Party broke off budget negotiations, putting the right-wing coalition in danger of collapse.

'In Norway, no meat is not an option'

A Dutch student living in Tromsø makes an appeal to Norwegians to consider the global impacts of their meat-heavy diet.

Norwegian politician faces trafficking charge in massive peadophilia case

A former politician for the Labour Party has been charged with human traficking in connection with last week’s police break-up of a massive online paedophilia ring.

Norwegian world champ Johaug faces 14-month ban

Norway's Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday called for a 14-month suspension against cross-country skier Therese Johaug, a seven-time world champion, after she failed a September drug test.

Norway's Catholic Church fined for fraud over membership

The Norwegian Catholic Church was fined on million kroner (more than €110,000) on Monday for exaggerating the number of members it has to receive more state aid.

Battle for world chess crown heads to final tiebreaker

Neither reigning champ Magnus Carlsen of Norway nor Russian grandmaster Sergei Karyakin has claimed the world chess crown after 12 matches, throwing the tournament to four tie-break games scheduled for Wednesday.

Norwegian woman 'lucky' to survive Swedish axe attack

Swedish police have remanded two people in absentia after an elderly Norwegian couple were attacked in Värmland near Sweden's border with Norway. Police said the woman was lucky to survive a blow to the back of the head with an axe as it connected with the blunt side.

Norwegians set an all-time transactions record on Black Friday

A total of 8.1 million purchases were carried out with credit cards during the Black Friday shopping ‘holiday’.

Norwegian police involved in just fourth fatal shooting in 14 years

Norwegian police shot and killed a 35-year-old man in Kristiansand early on Sunday morning, an incredibly rare incident in a nation where fatal police shootings are nearly non-existent.

Dangerous air quality throughout much of Norway

The air quality in ten locations in southern and eastern Norway was declared a health hazard on Monday morning.

Snowden loses Norway appeal for no-extradition pledge

Norway's supreme court on Friday rejected a final appeal by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden to secure assurances he would not be extradited to the US should he travel to Norway to collect an award.

Oslo airport to get new Addis Ababa route

Beginning in March, Ethiopian Airlines will fly passengers from Oslo and Addis Ababa as the first African carrier to offer first direct flight between Norway and the African continent.

Norway's winter is going to be even colder than you thought

American meteorologists predict that the Scandinavian winter is going to be even colder than previously thought.

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