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Sparks fly around Bodø’s opening as a European Capital of Culture

Norway's northern city of Bodø defied all the odds and could officially start its year this week as a European Capital of Culture. Neither...

Storm batters Northern Norway

Hurricane-force winds swept over much of Northern Norway on Monday, tearing down some buildings, throwing boats up on roads and leaving thousands of people...

Spy suspect admits to being Russian

A man who identified himself as José Assis Giammaria from Brazil, and secured a guest researcher post at Norway's Arctic University in Tromsø, has...

Norway’s border to Russia may close

Norwegian Justice Minister Emilie Enger Mehl said she's prepared to close Norway's border to Russia in the far north, if there's any sharp or...

Reindeer tragedy in Finnmark

More than 100 reindeer returning from summer grazing land along the coast to inland winter grazing in Northern Norway were found drowned in a...

Bird flu threatens Norway’s wildlife

Norway's northern regions of Finnmark and Troms are battling the largest outbreak of bird flu ever seen in the country. More than 10,000 dead...

Norway keeps border to Russia open

UPDATED: Norwegian officials confirm they have no plans to close Norway's border to Russia in the far north, despite ongoing uncertainty over the dramatic...

Russian defector spotted in Kirkenes

A Russian defector who fled over the frozen river separating Russia and Norway last winter has turned up back in Kirkenes, the Norwegian city...

Shipyard falls victim to sanctions

After weeks of speculation, the Kimek Shipyard in Norway's northern city of Kirkenes has felt forced to resort to major layoffs. The yard specialized...

Russian white whale arrived in Oslo Fjord, along with US warship

Norwegians have become fond of a white beluga whale that first surfaced in the far north in 2019 and has been swimming south ever...

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