Everyone In Norway Is Now A Millionaire

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Everyone in Norway is now a krone millionaire thanks to their sovereign wealth fund soaring on the back of high oil prices. According to Norway's c...

Are 100-Year Prison Sentences Really the Answer?

Megan Hughes | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

Last Thursday, David Cameron came out in favour of a "life means life" approach to prison sentences. This seems to be the latest in a stream of exercises in vote poaching, and yet another of the Prime Minister's populist attempts at pandering to widespread right-wing sympathies.

Storm Ivar Batters Christmas Shoppers In Norway (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK

Christmas shoppers were virtually blown off their feet in Norway last week as Storm Ivar tore through the region. Footage of residents in Aalesund...

Daring Cyclist Pedals Backwards Down Mountain At 50mph (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Sport

Norwegian daredevil Eskil Ronningsbakken has released a terrifying video of himself racing down one of Norway's steepest mountain roads backwards on a...

Could Norway's Boring TV Be Your Next Audiovisual Addiction?

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Conversation UK

In 2009 the state broadcasting company NRK celebrated the centenary of one of the engineering wonders of the world, the East-West railway from Oslo to Bergen, in a characteristically Norwegian fashion. The famous journey was filmed and broadcasted not framed in grandeur or excitement, but in real time, slowly chugging, warts and all, over six hours, from beginning to end.

Is This A Bit Much For Your Local Shop?

Huffington Post UK/CEN | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

There's getting into the Halloween spirit and then there's this. A Norwegian cut-price discount store has been forced to apologise to children and ...

Is Britain Being Left Behind In The Global Race?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

Britain has fallen down a global league table of prosperous countries, with countries like Denmark and Iceland now deemed better off. The Legatum ...

Norwegian Town Creates Its Own 'Sun'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK Tech

A Norwegian town deprived of sunlight because the shadows of surrounding mountains has erected giant mirrors to bathe its residents in glorious rays. ...

Norwegian Man Named As Westgate Mall Suspect

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK

Norwegian man Hassan Abdi Dhuhulow has been named as a suspect behind the Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya, last month. The 23-year...

This Professor Just Ruined Yeti Conspiracies For Everyone

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

What will intrepid fur-clad explorers and their binoculars do now? The mystery of the yeti, according to new DNA evidence, has been solved. Tes...

Norwegian TV Suggests Malala NOT Up For Nobel Prize

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK

The Nobel Peace Prize may not be going to Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, but to an international body that monitors...

Malala Expected To Win Nobel But Award Has History Of Controversy

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK

In Oslo on Friday, the Nobel committee is due to announce this year’s laureates for the Nobel Peace Prize, with Malala Yousufzai the favourite to pi...

Life Under Pinochet

The Huffington Post UK | Marianne Alfsen | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

After the 1973 coup in Chile, Ambassador Frode Nilsen dined with the Pinochet dictatorship’s highest-ranking officers. Behind their backs, he smuggl...

Roaming Scribe: A North Cape Adventure

Lynn Houghton | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

This far North, there will only be two months of summer before the days start to shorten and wind and cold return. In fact, I find it hard to believe the snow only fully melted two weeks ago. In the winter there is three months of total darkness, the Polar Night, when the Northern Lights are most prominent.

Apple Maps Barred From Photographing Oslo

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Tech

The Norwegian government has denied Apple a licence to take 3D ariel photography of Oslo. The images are intended for use in the company's Maps app...

WATCH: Norwegian PM Becomes Taxi Driver For The Day

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

Ensure captions are turned on when viewing the video above... Norway's prime minister spent the day working as a taxi driver so he could hear the v...

Workplace Bullying, Abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: It's True, Your Boss Can Give You PTSD

Malory Nye | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Malory Nye

Thankfully, the issue of bullying, abuse and harassment at work has become firmly acknowledged in many respects in recent years. The psychological harm this can cause to someone at work is recognised, but it is still rare that such harm is understood in terms of PTSD.

UAE Must Reform Rape Laws to Stop Victims Being Prosecuted

Rori Donaghy | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Politics
Rori Donaghy

The pardoning of Marte Delelv validates a system that does not protect women and spreads stigmatisation of women who report rape. Authorities should have quashed the conviction, provided reparations for any suffering caused and publicly committed to ensuring protection for victims of sexual violence. By failing to do so the fear must be that there will be many more cases such as this one.

Gloomy Norwegian Town To Install Giant 'Artificial Sun'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Tech

Norway may have lush fjords, epic glaciers and incredible mountains but there is one significant thing one town lacks for months every year - sunlight...

Planet Appetite: Under the Midnight Sun in Northern Norway

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I'm told to prepare for the worst and pack for serious weather but am greeted by a warm sunny day when I arrive in Bodø. It's just north of the Arctic circle but you'd never know - lush forest, summer flowers and majestic landscapes of mountain and water surprise you at every turn.

The Coffee Loving Vikings of Oslo

Gareth Johnson | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

Out in the residential area of Grünerløkka you can find the store of Tim Wendelboe. Wendelboe won the world barista championships a few years ago and clearly sets the standard for coffee in Oslo. Wendelboe's small shop is mainly dedicated to the roasting of beans, but you can get take-away coffee or perch at one of the few seats on offer.

PICTURES: Secret World War II Room Discovered In Attic In Norway

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

Norwegian students have posted images of a secret "World War II" bolthole online. The discovery was made when housemates removed a secret door in ...

You Need To Hear This Featuring Emerging Icons The Shallows, Shy and the Fight, Olos, Highasakite and Steaming Heathen

Kat Jackman | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

As always, we've put together a selection of the finest artists we've been checking out on Emerging Icons this week. There's five tunes for you to have a listen to and if you like what you hear, you can get them put on a personal playlist for you to access whenever you like.

10 Of The Best Hiking Routes Across Europe

Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Maybe you enjoy the thrill of great heights, perhaps it’s the spectacular views, or even the challenge of an arduous hike? Whatever the reason for ...

Peacepainting - What the World Needs to Learn From Children

Rima Amin | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK
Rima Amin

Peacepainting is an organisation that exists to remind the adult world what it means to think like a child. Using the same format, same frames and sam...