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Record deportation figures weren’t enough for Norway

Throughout the course of 2016, 8,078 people who were living in Norway were deported by authorities, according to final numbers from the National Police Immigration Service Norway (Politiets Utlendingsenhet - PU).

Ten ‘alternative facts’ about Norway

US President Donald Trump spent a good part of his first weekend in the White House continuing his self-described “running war with the media”.

New film chronicles Norwegian effort to give Finland a mountain

Although the Norwegian government has resisted public pressure to offer a mountain summit to neighbouring Finland as part of its independence centenary celebrations, the idea is far from dead.

Norwegian bank tests 'Islamic loan' concept

Norwegian bank Storebrand is offering new ‘halal loans’ based on Islamic principles.

Solskjær not interested in Norway's top football job

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjær ruled himself out of the running on Thursday to become head coach of the Norwegian national team.

Norway spurs $400mn rainforest fund at Davos

Norway on Thursday said it will raise $400 million to encourage Brazil's farmers to stop destroying the rainforests, launching a fund also backed by food giants Unilever and Nestle.

Oops! ‘Skam’ star may have just revealed season four secret

Fans of the Norwegian teen series ‘Skam’ have speculated for months about which character would bear the lead role in the show’s fourth season.

Just days after switch from FM, Norway’s DAB system goes down

Broken fibre optics cables caused the DAB system to go down across large parts of Norway on Wednesday night, mere days after the country began its controversial switchover from FM to digital radio.

Oslo lifts temporary ban on diesel vehicles

Diesel vehicles can once again use all of the roads in the Norwegian capital.

Norway jails US exec for seven years over graft

An Oslo court on Tuesday sentenced the American chief legal adviser of Norwegian fertiliser giant Yara International to seven years in prison for aggravated bribery in Libya and India.

Season over for Norway's Svindal after knee surgery

Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal, five-time world champion and 2010 Olympic super-G gold medallist, said Tuesday his season was over after undergoing knee surgery on a detached meniscus.

Want a Big Mac in Norway? Prepare to pay world's second-highest price

Norway has the second most overvalued currency in the world according to The Economist’s Big Mac Index 2017, which puts the Nordic country behind only Switzerland.

Polar bears make 'unusual' overnight stay in Longyearbyen

A female polar bear and her two cubs wandered out of Longyearbyen on Tuesday morning after spending the night in the capital of Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago.

US Marines land in Norway for contested deployment

Some 300 US Marines arrived in Norway on Monday for a rotational deployment in the Scandinavian country, to neighbouring Russia's dismay amid rising tensions with the West.

Oslo to temporarily ban diesel vehicles

Beginning on Tuesday, diesel vehicles will be banned from driving on Oslo streets because of acute levels of dangerous air pollution.

Powerhouse France too much for Norway in handball championship

Defending champions France made it three wins in three when a 31-28 triumph over Norway edged them closer to the quarter-finals of the world handball championships on Sunday.

Sorry world, you can't watch ‘Skam’ outside of Norway anymore

A dispute over music rights threatens to derail the runaway international success of the Norwegian teen series 'Skam'.

So, this new Oslo skatepark looks pretty sweet

Norway’s first ever sports hall built exclusively for skaters has opened its doors.

Norway’s Crown Princess: Leave my son alone!

Crown Princess Mette-Marit struck out against the media on the occasion of her son Marius Borg Høiby’s 20th birthday.

Norway's human rights appeal over the prison conditions of Anders Breivik – explained

A human rights appeal involving the detention of Norwegian mass shooter Anders Behring Breivik began by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on January 10.

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