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Oslo Mayor Is NOT A Fan Of Obama's Norway Ambassador Nominee

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's nomination of Long Island, New York, businessman George Tsunis as U.S. ambassador to Norway took another hit Sunday after the...

South Sudan: We Must Not Miss This Opportunity to Save Lives

Toby Lanzer | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Toby Lanzer

An end to the conflict would allow people to move around in greater safety, to sow in what remains of the planting season, and to take better care of themselves in the coming months. It would also allow for UN and humanitarian agencies to better deliver relief to people most in need wherever they are.

EccentriCities: Bingo Parties, Paella and Island Hopping in Oslo

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 07.07.2014 | Travel
Katherine LaGrave

Påskekrim is merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg, and Oslo is a city teeming with weirdly wonderful facts, traditions and travel opportunities -- characteristic, some might say, of a country that has the world's nicest prison and that developed one of the greatest foods known to man.

5 Ways to Enliven a Flight Lay-Over in Oslo: Screaming on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.20.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Oslo may be one of the less notable European capitals, but there's plenty to do that is accessible if you have a few-hours lay-over before your flight...

There's Always Someone Jewish

Kipp Friedman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Religion
Kipp Friedman

"Nice hamsa!" said the young barista as we passed by the little coffee shop during an overnight ferry from Oslo to Copenhagen. My wife, Anne, and I w...

Israeli Occupier-occupied Paradigm Must End

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

What happened on Monday morning March 10 is a symptom of the occupation versus occupied paradigm that must come to an end.

Think NYC Is Expensive? Try Living Here

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business

Hey New Yorkers, think your life is expensive? Take some solace in knowing it could be much, much worse. The city's cost of living is less than at ...

10 Places in Europe You Never Thought You Could Afford

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

It'll take more than a discreetly tucked money belt to protect your cash in Europe's most expensive cities. Here's how to experience London, Paris, Venice, and other delightful destinations for a whole lot less than the average traveler.

The Bizzaro Sculpture Park Of Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.17.2014 | Travel

It's just another reason to love Norway. Vigeland Park is an artistic sculptural installation in Oslo's bigger Frogner Park. Artist Gustav Vigeland...

Kerry Peace Plan Shakes up Jordanian-Palestinian Relations

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

The seriousness of the U.S.-initiated framework for a possible solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem appears to have shaken dormant relations in the region, including in Jordan.

'Nichification' and More Alter Mostly Mobile Classifieds

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.03.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here's a new one: 'nichification' in classified advertisements. As if they weren't already categorized into assorted and sundry. Except now they're more than the print variety to which so many of us have grown accustomed.

25 Reasons Norway Is The Greatest Place On Earth

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel

Norway is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It's home to more natural wonders than we can count and it has stunning cities, fasci...

Popkissed: Is It A Fine Day In Oslo?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Within their new musical effort, It's A Fine Day, Popkissed, a duo based in Oslo, encompasses a litany of emotions such as anxiety, despair, love, melancholy, sexual passion, jealousy, and death.

Norwegian Architects Design for Democracy

Louisiana Channel | Posted 12.31.2013 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Norwegian architects Snøhetta have become world known, not only for their amazing buildings, but also for a new social democratic approach to architecture.

Norwegian Teen Sisters May Have Traveled To Syria To Join Civil War

AP | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

STAVANGER, Norway -- STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norwegian police have issued international alerts for two teen sisters believed to have traveled to Sy...

Oiling the War Machinery, From Oslo to Heathrow to Washington

Norman Solomon | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

As a nation at peace becomes a fading memory, so does privacy. Commitments to idealism -- seeking real alternatives to war and upholding democratic values -- are under constant assault from the peaks of power.

WATCH: Country's Prime Minister Poses As Taxi Driver In Campaign Stunt

AP | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

STOCKHOLM -- Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg dressed up as a taxi driver and took passengers around Oslo in an unusual election campaign stu...

'Do' Oslo Like the Locals Do

Bart van Poll | Posted 09.29.2013 | Travel
Bart van Poll

Oslo is on the agenda! You've packed your bags, checked the battery on your camera and phone, packed blister band-aids and you're ready to explore the city. Now check out these tips from real Oslo locals.

Ten Scandinavian Seafood Adventures

Rachel Chang | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Rachel Chang

On my two-nights-a-city tour of Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; Bergen, Norway; and Oslo, Norway -- where I didn't speak a lick of any of their languages -- I stopped not just to savor the flavors of each dish, but the journey surrounding them.

Europe's Most Historic Hotels

Oyster | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Pirate Queens, famous authors, scheming politicians and celebrities of days past and present have walked through these corridors -- and now you can, too.

Free Movement Is Litmus Test of Peace Process

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While Abbas should continue to demand a settlement freeze and a demarcation of the borders of Palestine, he might wish to challenge the Israelis to bring back the Palestinian police to King Hussein Bridge and to allow free passage between Gaza and the West Bank.

Norwegian Television Broadcasts Fireplace

Tony Phillips | Posted 04.22.2013 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

The common human recognition that a place where daytime highs on an especially nice winter's day might creep into the teens is a damnable place indeed sends Norwegians into a consumer frenzy for all things fire-related.

PHOTOS: Hotels Rock Shabby Chic Decor

Oyster | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Shabby-chic hotel design is a study in the art of textural contrasts: vintage leather, velvet furniture, deliberately faded rugs, woods and rich prints all add to the look.

13 Must Visits For 2013

AFAR | Posted 01.11.2013 | Travel
AFAR

At AFAR, we believe that (nearly) anywhere in the world could be a place to go in 2013. Maybe it's because we subscribe to the choose-your-own-adventure approach to travel. That said, the following 13 places really stand out for us this year.

Abbas' Newfound Courage

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Having taken that courageous step at the UN, the Palestinian president now feels free to make some changes that reflect that symbolic move.