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Slottsfjell Festival review, Tønsberg, Norway: Norwegian acts are the ones to look out for – The Independent

July 25, 2017
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The Independent Slottsfjell Festival review, Tønsberg, Norway: Norwegian acts are the ones to look out forThe IndependentHei from Norway, we’re 100-odd kilometres south of Oslo, a five minute walk up-and-over the ancient town of Tønsberg and taking a deep breath at the summit of Castle Rock. We’re at Slottsfjell. Gazing up at medieval towers...
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New Moomin museum opens in Finland – The Guardian

July 25, 2017
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The Guardian New Moomin museum opens in FinlandThe GuardianOn the walls and in glowing display cases of a new museum in Finland, little blob-nosed creatures potter about their daily lives: gardening and cooking, going for walks or playing music; coming out of hibernation to greet the spring sun; and also … Source: finland –...
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A bitterly cold return to reality! After her sunny holiday at home, Princess Mary braves the snow to cycle her … – Daily Mail

July 25, 2017
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Daily Mail A bitterly cold return to reality! After her sunny holiday at home, Princess Mary braves the snow to cycle her …Daily MailShe recently spent nearly a month in her native Australia – sunning herself on the beach, surfing in the ocean and watching her children play in the sunshine. So it would...
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How a 7-foot farmer became Iceland’s rare NBA draft prospect – ESPN

July 25, 2017
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ESPN How a 7-foot farmer became Iceland’s rare NBA draft prospectESPNHERAKLION, Crete — Tryggvi Hlinason used to spend his days herding sheep, gathering hay, driving snowmobiles and doing whatever it took to keep the Svartarkot, Iceland homestead running smoothly. “Man, it never stops,” Hlinason said. “It’s a forever job.and more >> Source: iceland – Google...
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Swedish leader says security leak in 2015 was disaster – ABC News

July 25, 2017
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U.S. News & World Report Swedish leader says security leak in 2015 was disasterABC NewsLofven says the data leak was revealed after security police investigated the outsourcing of services by the Swedish Transport Agency and found IT workers in other countries, including the Czech Republic, were not given normal security checks.Swedish PM Calls Potential...
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Is Life in Norway as Happy as It’s Cracked Up to Be? – U.S. News & World Report

July 24, 2017
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U.S. News & World Report Is Life in Norway as Happy as It’s Cracked Up to Be?U.S. News & World ReportUntil the second half of the 20th century, the Norwegian government forcibly seized Sámi lands in middle and northern Norway and sought to eradicate Sámi culture. A policy of Norweginisation, known as “fornorsking,” meant...
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