What’s it like to live on tiny island in remote Arctic Norway?

Sophie Kelk November 16, 2018 Share this article For six weeks, Sophie Kelk lived on a remote Norwegian island north of the Arctic Circle. This is what she discovered about island life—the good, the bad, and above all, the community spirit. As my flight begins its descent into Bodø, I catch a glimpse of the […]

‘Underwater Chernobyl’: Norway burying Nazi submarine in sand to stem leak of toxic chemicals

A Dutch firm has been commissioned by the Norwegian government to bury a sunken Nazi submarine in sand to stop the 1,800 barrels of toxic chemicals onboard from leaking into the sea. More than 60 years after the 2,400-ton U-boat was torpedoed by the British Navy off the coast of Norway, the vessel continues to […]

Norway didn’t know much about Libya yet helped bomb it into chaos, state report finds

A Norwegian state report says the officials “had very limited knowledge” of what was going on in Libya, but promptly decided to join the US-led intervention, turning the once thriving North African nation into a terrorist hotbed. Norway rushed to help its NATO allies to pound Libya with airstrikes in 2011, without understanding what was […]

‘Land of Chlamydia’: Norway angry at 7-Eleven condom ad

Tourists usually imagine Norway to be a land of beautiful fjords and picturesque towns, but a 7-Eleven advertisement for condoms has annoyed the nation’s tourism office after it pronounced the country the “Land of Chlamydia.” If the goal of advertising is to get noticed, 7-Eleven has succeeded by creating print and video ads that portray […]

It would be ‘very difficult’ for Norway to say no to Britain agreeing a soft Brexit

NTB Scanpix/Vegard Wivestad Groett/ via REUTERS EXCLUSIVE: Norway’s chief representative to EFTA and the EEA says it would be “very difficult” to stand in the way of Britain pursuing a Norway-style Brexit. MPs will vote next week on whether Theresa May should seek to keep Britain in the single market by replicating the so-called Norway […]

Norway is worried about Russia’s increasing naval activity

NATO/FRAN CPO Christian Valverde LONDON (Reuters) – Russia has increased its naval activity in international waters close to Norway and its military capabilities are a growing concern, Norway’s navy chief said on Thursday. Norway has an Arctic border with Russia and its economy is highly reliant on its free access to the seas.See the rest […]

Fewer than 10% of people in Norway use cash — and a senior official thinks it could disappear completely in a decade

Reuters The deputy governor of the Norwegian central bank believes that the country is effectively cashless. Use of physical money is incredibly rare in the Scandinavian nation, with fewer than 10% of transactions including cash. Cashlessness is on the rise globally, with almost 40% of Brits saying they can see themselves ditching the use of cash […]

Theresa May is under pressure to embrace the Norway Brexit model — here’s what that means

REUTERS/Ints Kalnins LONDON — The Brexit Committee this week made a significant intervention into the Brexit debate when it urged Theresa May to consider the ‘Norway model’ as her official fallback option. The cross-party Exiting the European Union parliamentary committee, led by Labour’s Hilary Benn, said May should consider the Norway option as her backstop […]

Norway Just Opened The World’s Most Beautiful Public Restroom- And It Belongs On Your Bucket List

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Mark Milligan exposed for Norway goal

Video Mark Milligan exposed for Norway goal1:10 Socceroos: Veteran defender Mark Milligan turns the ball over as Ola Kamara makes it 1-1. March 24th 2018 2 minutes ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Sport news and galleries/Football/ Football Mark Milligan exposed for Norway goal1:10 March 24th 2018 8 minutes ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Sport news and galleries/Football/ Irvine scores the first goal of […]