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What time is it? Posted by on Oct 28, 2012

Today Norwegians had the chance to sleep one hour longer, as the official time changed from sommertid (summer time) to vintertid (winter time). 8 o’ clock in the morning became 7 o’ clock – and with temperatures below zero in the whole country (including lots of early snø, snow, in the city of Tromsø and…

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Nobels fredspris 2012 Posted by on Oct 27, 2012

Once a year, Norge is mentioned by every news outlet in verden (the world), from Indonesia to Illinois. If you’re thinking Nobels fredspris (the Nobel Peace Prize), you’re absolutely right! A couple of weeks ago, on den tolvte oktober (October 12th), chairman of Den norske Nobelkomité (The Norwegian Nobel Committee), Thorbjørn Jagland–social democrat and former…

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Åsne Seierstad – A Brave Norwegian Voice Posted by on Oct 20, 2012

These days Åsne Seierstad, highly awarded journalist [shoornalIST] and bestselling author of Bokhandleren i Kabul (The Bookseller of Kabul), is making headlines again: In a new investigational skriveprosjekt (writing project), she intends to unravel the question that keeps harassing the minds of countless Norwegians: What on earth caused Anders Behring Breivik to act in the…

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Kongefamilien Posted by on Oct 16, 2012

Having taken a look at some Norwegian words for familiemedlemmer (family members), the Norwegian ”First Family” stands in line. I suppose you’ve already seen the no. 1 of kongefamilien (the Royal Family) – kongen selv (the King himself). On every Norwegian 10 or 20 Kroner coin, the profile of kong Harald is looking towards the…

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