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How to make the most out of Norway's 2017 holidays

Bummed that Christmas was over a weekend this year? Here’s what’s in store on the holiday front in 2017.

Norway to clear the way for self-driving cars

The Norwegian government is working on legislation that would allow the general public to test self-driving vehicles on the nation’s roads.

India intervenes in Norway child abuse row

India's foreign minister on Tuesday urged Norway to return a five-year-old boy to his Indian-origin parents after authorities took the child into their custody over suspected abuse.

Powerful Storm Urd leaves its mark on Norway

Storm Urd left its mark as it tore across parts of Norway on Monday and Tuesday, leaving overturned trees, lampposts and signs.

Norway's ten weirdest Christmas traditions

A Norwegian Christmas is a lot more than gingerbread, gløgg and tasteful decor.

Biathlon: Norway joins calls for Russia doping action

Norway on Thursday joined calls for a biathlon World Cup event to be moved from Russia over its doping scandal.

Norway told to brace for Christmas storms

A white Christmas is seemingly off the cards for most of Norway this year. Instead, parts of the country are expected to be battered by a holiday storm.

Scandinavia's 'Doctor Anal' gets his medical licence back

A Swedish doctor who gained notoriety for using a controversial 'anal massage' technique to cure ailments and had his licence revoked could soon be back in action, after Stockholm's administrative court ruled that the withdrawal of his permit should not stand.

Finally! Longer days on the way for (most of) Norway

If you're tired of trudging off to work or school under the cover of darkness and returning home long after the sun has set again (assuming it even made an appearance), don't despair!

Norwegians are about to lose their FM radio and they’re not happy about it

In just a matter of weeks, Norway will tune out FM radio for good and become the world's first country to switch over to digital-only transmissions.

Chinese newspaper: 'Ridiculous' Norway 'paid its price' for Nobel rift

The Chinese Communist newspaper Global Times wrote on Tuesday that “Norway has paid its price” for “intervention in Chinese domestic affairs”.

Oslo police increase security after Berlin Christmas market attack

Police in Oslo are increasing their presence in the streets as a direct result of the attack on the Christmas market in Berlin.

Norway reverses course on wolf 'slaughter'

Norway’s climate and environment minister, Vidar Helgesen, on Tuesday announced that the government has drastically reduced the hunting quota for wolves, following accusations of sanctioning a “mass slaughter” of the predators.

Norwegians set world record for longest gingerbread train – again!

For the second time in five years, a Norwegian train station is home to the world’s longest gingerbread train.

Norway implements new permanent residency rules

Foreigners seeking permanent residency in Norway must now pass an oral exam in Norwegian and civics test, the The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has announced.

Norway and China to normalize relationship after Nobel rift

China and Norway will resume negotiations on a free trade agreement, marking the two countries’ first political contact in nearly seven years.

Norwegian biathlon champ: 'Make clear example' out of doping Russians

Olympic biathlon champion Martin Fourcade of France has threatened to lead a boycott of the sport's World Cup series unless the international federation takes tough action against Russian doping.

Fake news on Facebook leads to death threats for Norwegian party leader

The political leader of the Liberals (Venstre), Trine Skei Grande, said on Thursday that she has been the victim of a witch hunt and constant harassment from a Facebook group of opponents of Norway’s new mandatory passenger charges.

Could it finally be Norway’s turn at the Oscars?

The Norwegian film ‘Kongens nei’ (English title: The King’s Choice) is one of nine movies to make the short list for the best foreign-language film at next year’s Academy Awards, Variety reported.

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