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Border to Russia reopened in the north

Norway's border to Russia in its far northeast has reopened, after an easing of Corona restrictions and despite ongoing economic sanctions and high political...

Locals feed stranded Russian truckers

An unusual spring snowstorm has stranded nearly 30 Russian trucks and their drivers in Kvænangen, Northern Norway, known for its sometimes treacherous weather. Since...

Norway closes borders and harbours to Russian transport

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN UNTHINKABLE just two months ago, given years of border cooperation between Russia and Norway - but then Russia invaded Ukraine,...

Some progress amid Sami celebrations

Norway's indigenous Sami people could finally celebrate not only their cultural heritage but some recent accomplishments on their national day this past weekend. Challenges...

Troms and Finnmark allowed to divorce

Norway's new Labour-Center government is already reversing lots of the centralization and consolidation that the former Conservative government championed to improve economies of scale....

Chlorine leak killed 96,000 salmon

Alarms were ringing Tuesday after 15,000 liters of chlorine leaked from a fish farm into the Alta Fjord in Northern Norway. An estimated 96,000...

Winter storm rages over Northern Norway

Norway's northernmost region of Finnmark was largely cut off from the rest of the country on Monday after a severe winter storm with strong...

Cold reception for northern area plan

Eight government ministers unveiled the first strategic plan for Northern Norway in nine years on Friday, promising support for better schools, transport, job creation...

Parliament makes defense demands

UPDATED: Members of the opposition in Parliament have begun presenting their own demands for changes in the government's latest long-term defense plan. Among them:...

Northerners defend Nordland gateway

An overwhelming majority of Norwegians have defended a symbolic gateway to Northern Norway that stands just north of the Nordland county line. They firmly...

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