Norway: powered by nature
Norway

Norway: powered by nature

From the spectacular northern lights to the great fjords, wherever you look in Norway nature is making herself felt.

Video: hiking to Preikestolen
Norway

Video: hiking to Preikestolen

Preikestolen, or the Pulpit Rock, is one of the most spectacular natural sights in Norway. Just outside Stavanger, the hike is a must-do for many visitors to Norway.

Man dead after new Malmö shooting
Sweden

Man dead after new Malmö shooting

Malmö was rocked by another fatal shooting on Tuesday night after a man was gunned down in a car and later died in hospital, marking the city's third gun fatality since the start of the year.

Experience the marvel: the northern lights
Norway

Experience the marvel: the northern lights

Watch nature's own theatre unfold above you as the most spectacular light show takes centre stage: The northern lights with you in the front row.

Land of the Midnight Sun
Norway

Land of the Midnight Sun

During summer, the sun never sets. Capture this magnificent experience on a midnight sun cruise or safari before the darkness of winter arrives.

Jo Nesbø’s Oslo
Norway

Jo Nesbø’s Oslo

Walk in the footsteps of Harry Hole, the main character in Jo Nesbø's criminal novels. Join a guided walk to visit important places from the books.

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Norway

Green travel in Norway

We have made it easier for you to travel green. Find the most environmentally friendly hotels and activities in Norway.

Norway on a budget
Norway

Norway on a budget

Travelling in Norway can be done on an affordable budget. Find suggestions on cheap accommodation, activities and means of transportation.

Cross-country skiing in Norway
Norway

Cross-country skiing in Norway

Beautiful landscapes, miles upon miles of prepared tracks and plenty of snow. We present some of the best cross-country skiing destinations in Norway.

Westerwelle demands ‘urgent’ action on Syria
Germany

Westerwelle demands ‘urgent’ action on Syria

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle called on Tuesday for the UN Security Council to act "urgently" on Syria, telling a Cairo news conference a strong text on the crisis was "absolutely important."

Quotas set for Norway’s lynx hunt
Norway

Quotas set for Norway’s lynx hunt

Norway’s environment ministry has given hunters the task of curbing the country’s lynx population when the hunting season starts on Wednesday.

Pigeons ‘beheaded and eaten’ in Swede’s kitchen
Sweden

Pigeons ‘beheaded and eaten’ in Swede’s kitchen

Pigeon owners in southern Sweden were met with a gruesome sight when they found their pet birds decapitated and apparently eaten by a mystery intruder.

Language school grads ‘barely spoke German’
Germany

Language school grads ‘barely spoke German’

Authorities in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia are investigating a language school suspected of running fraudulent government-backed integration courses for immigrants that awarded language certificates while teaching no German at all.

French senators block Armenia genocide law
France

French senators block Armenia genocide law

A group of French senators said on Tuesday they had asked the constitutional council to examine a new law that punishes denial of the Armenian genocide, effectively suspending the legislation.

Premier League team reunites footballing twins
Sweden

Premier League team reunites footballing twins

English Premier League strugglers Blackburn Rovers now have both Olsson brothers in their squad after signing Marcus, the twin of Martin, on Tuesday's January transfer deadline day.

Doctor accused of helping top athletes dope
Germany

Doctor accused of helping top athletes dope

A doctor considered well connected to several German Olympians is being investigated on suspicion of performing blood doping transfusions for nearly 30 elite athletes.

Police raid 17 homes in Swedish child porn sting
Sweden

Police raid 17 homes in Swedish child porn sting

Police have raided 17 homes across Sweden on the suspicion of child pornography crimes, following an investigation into internet chat conversations held between the suspects and a man arrested by police last year.

Norway numbed: Mercury drops to -37 degrees
Norway

Norway numbed: Mercury drops to -37 degrees

Temperatures plunged to a perishing -37 degrees Celsius on Tuesday to give Telemark county in southern Norway its coldest day in more than three decades.

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Sweden

Iranian opposition to attend Swedish meeting

Some 50 exiled members of the Iranian opposition and civil society will meet in Stockholm at the weekend to discuss how to help implement democracy in Iran, organisers said Tuesday.

Fees bring flurry of ‘fake’ colleges to Sweden
Sweden

Fees bring flurry of ‘fake’ colleges to Sweden

After the introduction of tuition fees to Swedish universities, the country has been experiencing an influx of fictitious colleges requesting to establish themselves in Sweden.

Swedish computer game in N-word shocker
Sweden

Swedish computer game in N-word shocker

Minecraft, a Swedish developed computer game that has taken the world by storm, shocked players across the globe recently by greeting them with a racially offensive term.

Switzerland girds for big freeze
Switzerland

Switzerland girds for big freeze

After a relatively mild start to the winter, temperatures in Switzerland are set to plummet to as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius later this week.

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Switzerland

Opposition mounts over planned asylum centre

The mayor of Turbenthal in northern Switzerland is anticipating widespread protests after the Federal Office for Migration announced plans to convert a disused missile base into a new asylum centre.

ABB irked by link to Norwegian killer
Sweden

ABB irked by link to Norwegian killer

Swedish-Swiss engineering giant ABB has admitted it considered contacting newspaper editors to ask them to stop using the firm’s name as shorthand for confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.

Bismarck recordings found in Edison’s lab
Germany

Bismarck recordings found in Edison’s lab

The only known recordings of Germany’s legendary Chancellor Otto von Bismarck have surfaced in the former laboratory of US inventor Thomas Edison.

Body of girl lost in Baltic landslide found
Germany

Body of girl lost in Baltic landslide found

A girl’s body found Tuesday on the German Baltic Sea island of Rügen is presumed to be that of 10-year-old Katharina, who went missing in December after a coastal landslide.

Swedish hacker on FBI ‘most wanted’ list
Sweden

Swedish hacker on FBI ‘most wanted’ list

A 33-year-old Swedish computer hacker, who is wanted by the FBI, has been discovered living in Ängelholm, southern Sweden, yet Swedish police can only keep an eye on him.

ABB irked by Breivik link
Norway

ABB irked by Breivik link

Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB has admitted it considered contacting newspaper editors to ask them to stop using the firm’s name as shorthand for confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.

ThyssenKrupp sells stainless steel business
Germany

ThyssenKrupp sells stainless steel business

German industrial giant ThyssenKrupp said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its stainless steel unit Inoxum to Finnish group Outokumpu in a deal which valued the business at €2.7 billion ($3.6 billion).

Bahn investing €800 mln to improve stations
Germany

Bahn investing €800 mln to improve stations

German railway operator Deutsche Bahn has announced that some €800 million will be invested this year to improve accessibility at sometimes dingy train stations and install technology to keep passengers better informed.

Sweden gets a seat at the eurozone table
Sweden

Sweden gets a seat at the eurozone table

Sweden will join the eurozone pact on fiscal discipline, according to prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt who claims that all Sweden's demands have been met.

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Switzerland

Credit Suisse hands US millions of emails: report

After consultation with Credit Suisse and other Swiss banks, Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf has offered the US tax authorities millions of internal client emails in an attempt to relieve pressure on banks, according to reports.

Pompidou Centre celebrates 35 years
France

Pompidou Centre celebrates 35 years

Parisian modern art museum the Pompidou Centre celebrates its 35th birthday on January 31st.

Fire ravages refugee housing facility
Sweden

Fire ravages refugee housing facility

A violent fire erupted at a refugee housing facility in central Sweden early Tuesday morning, forcing the evacuation of 80 residents and sending at least three people to hospital.

Robust economy leaves long-term jobless behind
Germany

Robust economy leaves long-term jobless behind

Long-term unemployed people are still having difficulty finding a job despite Germany’s robust economy in recent years, according to a media report on Tuesday.

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France

Train delays cost me my job says lawyer

A 25-year-old law graduate is pursuing train company SNCF for damages after claiming repeated delays on its trains led to her losing her job.

Assange win would have ‘profound’ effects
Sweden

Assange win would have ‘profound’ effects

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's two-day hearing at the UK Supreme Court gets underway Wednesday, in the latest stage of his lengthy battle against extradition to Sweden to face rape allegations.

Merkel pushes through EU fiscal pact
Germany

Merkel pushes through EU fiscal pact

Chancellor Angela Merkel and other EU leaders attempted to solve Europe’s debt crisis on Monday evening with a German-driven treaty meant to end deficits.

Troubled retail giant Carrefour replaces CEO
France

Troubled retail giant Carrefour replaces CEO

Troubled French supermarket giant Carrefour, the world's second biggest retailer, said on Monday that Georges Plassat would take over as chief executive from outgoing chairman Lars Olofsson.

France and Italy plan high-speed rail link
France

France and Italy plan high-speed rail link

France and Italy on Monday signed an agreement to build a high-speed rail link between Lyon and Turin, the largest such project in Europe, despite opposition on the Italian side of the border.

Sweden stops deportations to Syria
Sweden

Sweden stops deportations to Syria

Swedish immigration authorities said Monday they were temporarily halting all deportations to Syria due to growing violence as President Bashar al-Assad's regime continues its deadly crackdown.

Travel disruption after first snowfall
France

Travel disruption after first snowfall

The south east of France was still on high alert for snow and ice on Tuesday as the first serious snowfall of the season hit the country.

Gritty Reeperbahn faces growing gentrification
Germany

Gritty Reeperbahn faces growing gentrification

With a four-star hotel soon joining the brothels on Hamburg’s legendary Reeperbahn strip, Stephen Lowman reports how the city’s “sinful mile” is changing.

French banks should come to Britain: Cameron
France

French banks should come to Britain: Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron took a fresh dig at cross-channel rival France on Monday, warning that French banks would flee to Britain if Paris introduces a financial transactions tax.