Together in Stavanger: Consul General of Norway in Houston Jostein Mykletun, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Tord Lien, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy . 
Photo: Houston Mayor's Office.Together in Stavanger: Consul General of Norway in Houston Jostein Mykletun, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Tord Lien, the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy . Photo: Houston Mayor's Office

Mayor Annise Parker is looking abroad as she intends to spend her final term as Houston Mayor on promoting the city as an international destination. At the Asian-American Chamber of Commerce she was quoted saying: “We aren’t in competition with other cities in the United States necessarily but rather against others around the globe”

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An artist concept image of where seven carefully-selected instruments will be located on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. The instruments will conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet as never before. 
Photo: NASA.

NASA announces the Norwegian antenna RIMFAX as one of the seven carefully-selected instruments to go on the Rover 2020 mission to Mars. That is no small achievement in the world of planetary science.

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Photo: Bjørn Jørgensen.

Living within the Arctic Circle is increasingly popular, as illustrated by the rising interest in real-estate in the region of Tromsø in Norway. The Wall Street Journal attributes the development to a growing local economy in a recent article on “Norway’s Arctic Circle Real-Estate Boom”.

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Watch the debate: "The Norwegian Ambassador to the U.S., Kåre R. Aas, hosted a panel discussion on Women and Power in his residence in Washington, D.C. on the evening of June 25, 2014."

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Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) calls for applications from higher education institutions outside Norway in relation to lectureships in Norwegian language and literature for the period 2015 – 2020.

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Photo: Norwegian Consulate General in New York.

UPDATED in June 30th: Spanning six volumes, 3,600 pages in all, Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgård's "Min Kamp" (titled after Hitler's "Mein Kampf," although the title of the English translation is "My Struggle) continues to draw rave reviews from critics. The third book in the series arrived in the U.S. in late May and is steadily climbing the sales charts.

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Ambassador Kåre Aas’s distinguished career with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs began in 1983. He left his position in Oslo as Political Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to become the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States. He presented his credentials to President Obama at the White House on Sept. 17, 2013.

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Photo: Snøhetta.

Snøhetta’s pavilion is the only new building at the site.

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This video, produced by the American Embassy in Oslo, gives a brief look into what it is like to live and study in Norway.

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Cultural Officer Urd Milbury shows students the finer points of advanced Norwegian waffle technology.

Norwegian waffles were on the menu June 4 as students from Washington, D.C.'s Walker Jones Education Campus received a culinary lesson from the Embassy Cultural Officer Urd Milbury.

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