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Picture from Almost Ibsen, by The Other Theatre. . 
Photo: Tor Orset.

The Norwegian Theatre Company The Other Theatre are soon starting on a tour that will take them to important venues in cities like New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Read more

The Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast was founded by Sons of Norway in 1985, and is still going strong in Minnesota. Read more

The U.S. Marine Corps will establish a limited rotational force presence of approximately 330 Marines in Vaernes, Norway beginning in January 2017. Read more

Chicago is the site for this years Transatlantic Forum.

The 15th annual Transatlantic Forum kicks off Mon., Oct. 24 at the Univ. of Chicago. Read more

Norway Cup . 
Photo: Torstein Riiber.

Register your team for Norway Cup youth soccer tournament in Oslo, Norway. The biggest in the world, this tournament draws over 1500 teams annually. Between july.30 and august.05, the tournament will be held for the 45th time. Through the global sport of soccer, youth from all over the world meet in friendly competition, forging lifelong friendships and international experiences. Read more

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. 
Photo: Foto: Thomas Haugersveen.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg hopes the Nobel Peace Prize will give inspiration to continue the work on the peace prosess. Read more

Norway’s Ambassador to the United States, Kåre R. Aas, attended a book launch for “Nordic Ways,” a collection of essays published by the John Hopkins University’s SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations (SAIS JHU) and the Nordic Council of Ministers, on Thursday, Oct. 5. Read more

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient. 
Photo: Ministerio TIC Colombia, Flickr/Creative Commons license.

(Oslo, Oct. 7, 2016) The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos “for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end,” according to a statement published on the Nobel Peace Prize website. Read more

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. . 
Photo: UD.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende welcomes continued dialogue between various political actors in Colombia following the referendum on the peace agreement. ‘I hope that it will be possible to find a solution to the difficult situation that has arisen. Norway will continue to offer support for the peace process,’ he said. Read more

Parliament building, Oslo. Photo by Claudia Regina. Used under Creative Commons license. flickr.com/claudiaregina_cc. 
Photo: Claudia Regina.

The Norwegian government introduced its proposed budget for 2017 on Oct. 16, 2016. Following are some of the highlights, drawn from Ministry of Foreign Affairs press releases. Read more

The Five Nordic Ambassadors in DC. 
Photo: Lawrence Ruggeri / The Washington Diplomat.

Thurs., Oct. 6, from noon to 1:00 p.m. ET, the ambassadors of the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) will be on Twitter to take questions about the Nordic Way. Join in! Read more

Judge Thomas Buergenthal with Nansen`s daughter, Marit Greve.

Judge Thomas Buergenthal, then 10 years old, met Odd Nansen near the end of World War II. It was a meeting that would later save his life. Read more

This satellitestation at Svalbard, Norway, is a part of the current cooperation. It is run by Kongsberg Satellite Services.

Norway and the United States will sign an extension of their agreement for ten more years this week. This means that the two countries continue working together in outer space. Read more

Ketil Jansen (to the left) and Ulrik Denizou from the band Lemaitre.

The Norwegian band Lemaitre starts to make a name for themselves in the American music industry. Now the band are ready for their first tour as headliners. Read more

Norwegian artist Aurora Aksnes is ready for tour in the US. . 
Photo: Petroleum Records/Knut Åserud.

Norwegian artist Aurora Aksnes starts on her biggest tour of Europe and North America so far. She will promote her music extensively on the international arena, with 5 upcoming concerts on the east coast in November. Read more

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the Global Demining Initiative for the Colombia Ministerial at the Palace Hotel, in New York City, New York on September 18, 2016. . 
Photo: [State Department Photo/Public Domain].

"The Kingdom of Norway and the United States of America recognize the critical importance of clearing the landmines and unexploded ordnance that killed or injured more than 11,000 Colombians over the past 25 years and left Colombia one of the most landmine-affected countries in the world," according to a joint statement issued by the two countries on Sun. Sept. 18, 2016. Read more

World leaders are meeting in New York for the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, which will open with a week of high-level meetings beginning on 19 September. ‘The UN General Assembly is a unique arena. I look forward to promoting international cooperation and Norway’s interests at the world’s largest meeting place,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Read more

DECORAH, Iowa — For a half century, the Folk Art School at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum has been sharing the artistry and skills of Scandinavian folk art with all of those who love making things with their hands. Now Vesterheim is celebrating that golden anniversary with the special exhibition, “50 Years of Folk Art,” on view September 3, 2016 through April 23, 2017. Read more

(Oslo, Sept. 6, 2016) Nine pioneering scientists, representing four countries, are the recipients of this year's Kavli Prizes, which recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and include a cash award of $1 million in each field. The prizes were handed out in Oslo by Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Read more

Impressed by the painted decoration on Native American Acoma Pueblo pottery, Miles Lund, Boise, Idaho, used chip carving based on straight intersecting lines to recreate the effect on this turned wooden bowl. Lund was born in Wisconsin and had Norwegian grandparents. He carved this bowl in 1991 for Vesterheim’s annual National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition. This judged... Read more