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From Syrian refugee to Oscar nominee, ‘Capernaum’ star gets second chance at childhood in Norway

Today, the 14-year-old is the star of the Oscar-nominated film “Capernaum” — an opus on disenfranchisement and poverty by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki. The film’s name, which references a biblical village, has come to mean “chaos,” but it also carried the connotation of miracles — both of which h


Why Norway's Trondheim Should Be Your Next City Break

Norway’s third largest city isn’t normally on the radar of many international visitors who often prefer the allure of the fjords or the Scandi-cool of Sweden or Denmark. Yet Trondheim has a whole heap going for it, not least the contrast of young and old.


Falla Wins in Seefeld with a Turbo to the Finish; Diggins in 8th

Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla torched the start of the women’s 1.2-kilometer freestyle sprint on Thursday at the 2019 World Championships in Seefeld, Austria. Ski skied snappy and smooth – her compact frame channeling energy downstream and towards the awaiting finish line.


Sons of Norway monthly meeting set for Feb. 24

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Sons of Norway will have their next monthly meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2508 Washington Ave. SE. The program will be "Getting In Touch With Your Heritage." There will be seven different stations guests can visit, including a norse bakerie,


Finn-Kirsten Iversdatter: Norway’s Forgotten Witch

Finn-Kirsten Iversdatter was the last person to be executed for witchcraft in central Norway, but her story was mostly forgotten. When thinking of witch trials in Norwegian history, the case of Lisbeth Pedersdatter Nypan and her husband Ole is probably the most famous outside of Norway. The case was


ATP Roundup: Johnson, McDonald Make Delray Quarters

Two Americans charged into the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach (Fla.) Open with straight-set wins Thursday. Fourth-seeded Steve Johnson defeated Italy's Paolo Lorenzi 7-5, 7-5, and Mackenzie McDonald beat Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-5, 6-4.


Indonesia Reduces Deforestation, Norway to Pay Up

Indonesia was one of the few tropical nations to reduce its deforestation rates in 2017, and it’s paying off. Norway announced on February 16 that it will provide the first results-based payment to Indonesia as part of a REDD+ agreement the two nations established in 2010. REDD+, which stands for re


Norway 203040 Names Haugland CEO

Bjørn Kjærand Haugland announced as new CEO of the climate network Norway 203040. “It is extremely motivating for me to lead this business-led climate initiative that gathers companies with the most ambitious climate commitments in Norway to take a leading role in the transition to the low-emission


Norway to develop copper mine in pristine Arctic environment

In what has been viewed a landmark decision, Norway has decided to allow the construction of a new copper mine close to Europe’s northernmost point, in an area inhabited by native reindeer herders and fishermen.


Norway’s antitrust regulator eyes salmon price-fixing probe ‘with interest’

Norway’s competition authority declined to comment on whether it would launch an investigation into allegations of price fixing by the country’s salmon farming sector, but said it’s following the probe from the European Commission, first reported by Undercurrent News on Tuesday.


Live Nation Acquires Norway's Tons of Rocks Festival, Sets New Location

The festival will move to a larger location in Ekeberg in Oslo. Live Nation has acquired a majority stake in Norway’s Tons of Rocks festival. Founded in 2013, Tons of Rocks has grown into one of the country’s largest rock and metal festivals.


Norway: Wiwi Jury reviews Erlend Bratland with “Sing for You”

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — has travelled to Norway to review the songs competing in Melodi Grand Prix 2019. Ten years on from their last win, we are looking for the next Norwegian “Fairytale”. Today we look at Erlend Bratland with “Sing for You”. Is Erlend singing


Indonesia to get first payment from Norway under $1b REDD+ scheme

JAKARTA — It’s taken nearly a decade, but Indonesia is finally set to receive the first part of a $1 billion payment pledged by the Norwegian government for preserving some of the Southeast Asian country’s vast tropical rainforests.


Exclusive: Nigeria hits oil majors with billions in back taxes

LONDON (Reuters) - Nigeria has ordered foreign oil and gas companies to pay nearly $20 billion in taxes it says are owed to local states, industry and government sources said, in a move that could deter investment in Africa’s largest economy.


Album review: Norway's finest rockers add to their legacy on 'The Crucible'

When it was announced that the latest platter from one of the world's best rock bands — Norway's 30-year-old space-rock veterans Motorpsycho — would contain only three tracks, it was an intriguing bit of news, but it wasn't as shocking as it would've been if any other group had revealed that info. A


Moscow worried about Norway’s plan to dump mining waste into Arctic fjord

It was Minister of Natural Resources and ecology, Dmitry Kobylkin, who raised the question at Tuesday’s meeting with Norway’s Environmental Minister Ola Elvestuen. The two met in Moscow for the mixed Russian-Norwegian Commission of Environmental Cooperation.


Norway: Wiwi Jury reviews Hank von Hell with “Fake It”

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — has travelled to Norway to review the songs competing in Melodi Grand Prix 2019. Ten years on from their last win, we are looking for the next Norwegian “Fairytale”. Our next artist is Hank von Hell with the song “Fake It”. Is Hank faking


Fatal Norway snowmobile accident remains under investigation

NORWAY – A Norway woman was killed Saturday afternoon on Pennesseewassee Lake after being thrown from her snowmobile and being struck by a second snowmobile, according to the Maine Warden Service.


Norway oil firms lower 2019 investment forecast

OSLO (Reuters) - Oil and gas companies operating in Norway have lowered their investment forecasts for 2019 to 172.7 billion crowns ($20.06 billion) from 175.3 billion crowns seen in November, a survey by the country’s statistics agency (SSB) showed on Thursday.


Archaeologists Make 'Very Special' Viking Era Discovery in Norway

Almost one thousand years after the end of the Viking Age, Norwegian archaeologists have made a sensational find near Halden in the south-east of Norway. The burial mound and adjacent field harbour several longhouses and at least one ship burial.