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Norway: Norwegian Royal Family family cancels event due to coronavirus

NordenBladet – Due to the coronavirus, the Norwegian Royal Family has cancelled its participation at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival this weekend, the Royal Court said in a press release on Friday afternoon. The full release stated the following: “Unfortunately, the

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Norway: Solar panels may be permanently installed on the roof of the Royal Palace in Oslo

Norway – King Harald and Queen Sonja are currently in Jordan on a state visit. One of the things they are doing there is promoting Norwegian solar panel technology. At the same time they are considering installing full solar panels

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Norway: Kenyan authorities cancel Crown Prince Haakon’s visit following former President’s death

NordenBladet – The Norwegian Royal Court announced in December that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon would visit Kenya and Mozambique in February of 2020. This morning, a new statement from the royal court stated that the visit to Kenya

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Norway: King Harald on his health: ”better and better”

NordenBladet – On Tuesday, His Majesty presented the National Association for Public Health Research Prizes for 2020. Ulrik Wisløff received the National Association for Public Health’s Heart Research Award today. This year’s winners of the Dementia Research Award was Anders

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Scandinavian history and culture: WHAT were gender roles like during Viking times? What happens when a Viking dies?

NordenBladet – What were gender roles like during Viking times? A Norwegian archaeologist Marianne Moen thinks we often misinterpret the past based on our current cultural assumptions. Men and women had more similarities than differences, she says. Moen studied the

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Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg praises the Norwegian royals in her New Year’s speech

NordenBladet – On the first day of the New Year, it is a tradition that Norway’s Prime Minister gives a New Year’s speech. This happens exactly one day following the speech of His Majesty King Harald. Both the King and

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Nordic alliance against terror – Five Nordic capital cities have now signed the Nordic Capital Code of Action at the Nordic Safe City Summit 2019 in Stockholm

NordenBladet – Five Nordic capital cities have now signed the Nordic Capital Code of Action at the Nordic Safe City Summit 2019 in Stockholm. The aim is to fight terror and insecurity. The five cities are Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki,

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Norway: Queen Sonja visits the high-security Bredtveit women’s prison in Oslo

NordenBladet – Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway visited on Thursday the high-security Bredtveit women’s prison* and detention facility in Oslo. The prison is one of four prisons in Norway with only female prisoners. During Queen Sonja’s very first visit

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EXHAUSTIVE OVERVIEW: who were the ancient Scandinavian origin Vikings and when was the time of the Vikings?

NordenBladet – The Vikings were ancient Scandinavian origin seafarers whose characteristic culture flourished around the 8th until the 11th century (the so called Viking Era). The name “Viking” apparently stems from ancient Nordic word vik that stands for gulf; viking

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Norway’s financial authority (Finanstilsynet): Household debt continues to rise

NordenBladet – Norway’s financial authority (Finanstilsynet) is worried about new figures showing how Norwegians’ household debt remains high and keeps rising. The most vulnerable are both young first-time home buyers with large mortgages and senior citizens who’ve borrowed against their

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Norway: Norwegian sells its Argentine subsidiary to JetSMART

NordenBladet – The airline Norwegian is selliing its Argentine subsidiary to JetSMART, according to a press release from the company. “This is an important step in order to be profitable again, writes acting CEO and CFO Geir Karlsen of Norwegian.

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European Environment Agency (EEA): The EU and Norway are missing environmental targets

NordenBladet – Europe will achieve only a small proportion of its environmental targets for 2020, the EU’s European Environment Agency (EEA) states. In a new report, the EEA reviews the status of targets set by EU member states and other

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Norway: Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed will not be interviewed when he comes to Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize

NordenBladet –  This year’s Peace Prize* winner will not meet the press in Oslo. “The traditional press conference with the Nobel Prize winner has been removed from the program this year. With few exceptions, this has not happened since the

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Norway: Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway releases statement about meetings with Jeffrey Epstein

NordenBladet – Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway has spoken about her links to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein*, according to reports. Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv reports that the royal, 46, admits she met Epstein on several occasions between 2011 and

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Norway: Media magnet Ole Gunnar Solskjær outclasses Klæbo and Johaug, 19,000 stories for the United boss

NordenBladet – Ole Gunnar Solskjær completely smashes other Norwegian sports names in the media talk in Norway so far this year. Petter Northug is doing well despite his resignation. Manchester United manager Solskjær is close to 19,000 media releases so

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North Norway’s polar night is about to begin! ALL THE FACTS you need to know about the ‘dark time’ above the Arctic Circle in Norway

NordenBladet – North Norway’s polar night* is about to begin. In late November, the sun will set in Tromsø and won’t be seen again until January. Other parts of North Norway above the Arctic Circle will see similar months of

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