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Norwegian theme park wants to be ‘Viking capital of the world’

Theme park Thors Rike (Thor’s Kingdom) wants to attract Viking enthusiasts from all over the world.

Discover Lyngen: Active adventures in stunning Arctic nature

Never heard of Lyngen? Well, let's rectify that. A short drive from Tromsø in Arctic Norway, Lyngen, with its soaring peaks and deep fjords, has much to offer visitors. Our travel editor Marie Peyre picks out the best bits.

Norwegian minister hits back at Facebook crucifix commentator

Norwegian immigration minister Sylvi Listhaug had a strong response to a Facebook commentator who said she wore a cross necklace for political gain, calling it a “shameful” attack.

Half of new cars in Norway now electric or hybrid

Norway, which already boasts the world's highest number of electric cars per capita, said Monday that electric or hybrid cars represented half of new registrations in the country so far this year.

Ryanair settles landmark Norway 'slave contract' case with ex-stewardess

Ryanair has settled a landmark case with an ex-air stewardess in Norway who described the company's working conditions like being on a "slave contract".

Oslo university quits collaboration to assess age of asylum-seeking minors

The University of Oslo has decided to bow out of its collaboration with Norwegian authorities to assess the age of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, citing ethical reasons.

One in six Norwegians has immigrant background

One out of every sixth Norwegian has an immigrant background, new data from Statistics Norway showed Thursday, while also noting that the Nordic country in 2016 received the lowest percentage increase of immigrants in 15 years.

Norwegian news site sifts out trolls with quiz for commenters

A Norwegian news site has launched a new feature to try to sift out the number of trolls commenting on its articles by having readers take a quiz on the story before they can vent their opinions about it.

Norway ok’s pre-natal blood tests to detect Down syndrome

Norway on Wednesday approved the use of blood tests to detect Down syndrome in unborn babies. Critics have slammed the decision, saying the tests could lead to more women choosing to abort.

Norwegian county 'failed to protect 90 percent of children' under its watch

The Norwegian Child Welfare Services has again come under fire for failing to protect children under its watch, and has been accused of violating the law in almost 90 percent of the cases investigated in Land, in southern Norway.

Norway parliament turns down third gender 'hen'

Norway’s parliament has rejected a proposal to bring in a third gender category with the gender-neutral personal pronoun ‘hen’.

Norwegian customs get a Kinder surprise!

When customs officials at Bergen airport looked inside a box of chocolate bars carried by a 59-year-old Spanish man, they found all was not as it seemed.

Congo's president to free Norwegian prisoner: Minister

Congo's President has agreed to pardon British-Norwegian dual citizen Joshua French this year, Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba has said.

Norway man 'abused 15 children in asylum centre'

A care worker has been charged with sexually abusing 15 children in an asylum centre in southern Norway.

Prison sentence for axe attacker on Norwegian woman in Sweden

A man who almost killed a woman after attacking her with an axe in Sweden and subsequently threatened her husband has been handed a six-year prison sentence.

$672m raised for Lake Chad famine at Oslo donor meet

Donor countries meeting in Oslo on Friday pledged $672 million (634 million euros) in emergency aid for people hreatened by famine in the Lake Chad region, which has been hard hit by Boko Haram, hosts Norway said.

'Strip Somalia's PM of his Norwegian passport': Progress

Norway’s anti-immigration Progress Party has called for Somalia’s new Prime Minister to be stripped of his Norwegian passport, arguing that a country’s leader should not have multiple nationalities.

Norway hosts international donor meet for Nigeria famine

UN aid agencies and donor countries gathered in Oslo Thursday for a two-day meeting to raise emergency aid for millions of people threatened by famine in northeastern Nigeria, a Boko Haram stronghold.

Norway's Telenor sells out of India as tycoon weighs in

Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel will buy the local operations of Norway's Telenor, it said Thursday, as the ultra-competitive mobile market is shaken up by the country's richest man.

Norway government to allow last-minute wolf cull

Norway’s government has enraged animal rights activists with a last minute u-turn which will means hunters can cull wolves this hunting season.

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