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World ski champ Johaug suspended 13 months for doping

The Norwegian Sports Confederation on Friday suspended cross-country skier Therese Johaug for 13 months after she tested positive for steroids, the ski federation said.

Norway extends border controls through May

Norway has extended temporary border controls that have been in place since November 2015 for another three months, the government said on Thursday.

Russian TV: Norway is in the midst of a vegetable crisis. Norway: Uh, no we’re not.

According to Russia’s Channel One, the nation’s largest broadcaster, a vegetable shortage has Norwegians stores limiting the number of veggies customers can buy.

New location proposed for contentious Utøya memorial

The youth wing of Norway’s Labour Party (AUF) and a support group for the families of Utøya victims have proposed moving the controversial ‘Memory Wound' memorial in order to avoid a legal battle.

Police investigate explosion at Norwegian asylum centre

Bergen Police on Wednesday were investigating the cause of an explosion at the Ytre Arna asylum centre the previous evening.

In Norway, everyone's tax info is just a click away

How much does my neighbour, my colleague, the leader of my country or his wife earn? In Norway, a champion of transparency, that information is available to all, just a few clicks away.

For first time, Norwegian flies more passengers than rival SAS

SAS announced its January passenger numbers on Tuesday, saying that 1.9 million travellers choose the Scandinavian airline last month.

Norwegian military intelligence warns of increased threats from Russia

In its 2017 threat assessment released on Monday, the Norwegian Intelligence Service (Etterretningstjenesten - NIS) warned that Russia will continue to carry out extensive intelligence activities on Norwegian targets.

Could Norway follow Sweden’s lead and introduce a third gender?

Norway’s Labour Party, the largest party in parliament, will consider backing the introduction of a third gender, broadcaster NRK reported.

2017 Sami National Day marks 100th anniversary of first Sami conference

February 6th is Sami National Day, and the 2017 edition is set to be particularly special as it marks the 100th anniversary of the first Sami congress held by Scandinavia’s indigenous people.

SAS, Norwegian left in confusion by travel ban ruling

Scandinavian airlines SAS and Norwegian have not taken a definite position on passengers from countries affected by US President Donald Trump's now-suspended travel ban.

Norway bulks up on German subs after 'unpredictable' Russia stalks the border

Norway has chosen Germany's Thyssenkrupp (TKMS) to deliver four submarines to its navy, its defence minister said Friday, amid concerns over Russia's military activities in the far north.

Former Norwegian prime minister stopped by new US entry controls

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik was stopped by US border control agents at Washington Dulles Airport on Wednesday and questioned for roughly an hour before being granted permission to enter the country.

Norway's Labour Party was hacked by Russia: report

The Labour Party’s parliamentary group suffered a hack in autumn that was carried out by Russians, TV2 reported.

Norwegian hotel tycoon has big plans in Denmark

Norwegian billionaire Petter Stordalen has announced plans to take over the Hilton Hotel at Copenhagen Airport.

Nobel watcher says this year's Peace Prize could be rebuke to Trump

As activists seethe over Donald Trump's first days in the White House, some experts say this year's Nobel Peace Prize may prove to be an emphatic call on the president to respect human rights.

Norway asks Russia to explain 'unjustifiable' denial of visas to MPs

Norway on Wednesday summoned the Russian ambassador to lodge a formal protest after Moscow refused visas to two senior MPs in a move Oslo denounced as "unjustifiable".

In-demand Lagerbäck follows Iceland heroics with risky Norway move

Lars Lagerbäck, who coached tiny Iceland to its stunning Euro 2016 performance, will take over Norway's struggling national squad, the federation announced on Wednesday.

SAS plans new bases in Ireland and London to match low-cost rivals

Scandinavian airline SAS said on Wednesday that it plans to set up bases outside Scandinavia in a bid to keep up with low-cost rivals and capitalize on rising demand for leisure travel in Europe.

History is made: First same-sex church wedding performed in Norway

In the very second that the clock struck midnight and the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church’s new liturgy allowing gay couples to marry in church weddings came into force, Kjell Frølich Benjaminsen and Erik Skjelnæs tied the knot in Eidskog Church.

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