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Here’s why women are missing from local government

When Norway’s first female Prime Minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, formed a cabinet that was almost half women in 1986, she attracted international attention for her decisive action.

Young Somali girls want modern circumcision

Attitudes toward traditional circumcision are changing in Somalia, but new forms may be replacing the old.

Greenland Vikings outlived climate change for centuries

Climate change didn't kill off the thick-skinned Norsemen.

Appreciating life more after a terrorist attack

A Norwegian study shows that some people find a silver lining in the aftermath of posttraumatic stress.

Will not stop using cannabis

Former users never completely let go of the good feelings they associate with cannabis. It makes them feel young, free and independent.

Finland’s school reforms won’t scrap subjects altogether

OPINION: Despite the reforms, Finnish schools will continue to teach mathematics, history, arts, music and other subjects in the future.

No baby boom from cash-for-care benefits

The number of births per woman has declined since cash for childcare benefits were introduced in Norway.

Neutrality of government communications challenged by political PR-spin

Media have too big an influence on politics, according to Norwegian ministry communication advisers who feel that their neutrality is challenged.

Ancient ring brings Vikings and Islamic civilizations closer together

Ring with Arabic inscriptions found in Swedish Viking grave.

We are much too ready to blame

Do we really deserve to be blamed for actions that we have no direct control over? No, says philosopher Andreas Brekke Carlsson.

Worsted wool was once Norway’s ersatz silk

There was a time when the King forbade Norwegian commoners from wearing silk clothing. The result caused British worsted wool to become all the fashion in Norway.

Swedes in Oslo are tired of negative stereotypes

Young Swedes in Oslo laugh at Swedish jokes in the beginning. But it's not so funny after a few years.


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