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Some of the crew from Statsraad Lehmkuhl.

The Statsraad Lehmkuhl sailed 1,556 nautical miles in 124 hours. No one has ever sailed a greater distance in less time, and 80 Norwegian cadets celebrate a world record. Read more

Artwork by Ellen Juell that will be in the exhibition.

She will be participating in Art Basel Miami and World Art Vision, an international exhibition. Read more

Norwegian singer Jardar Johansen will be the headliner of this year's Norwegian Christmas at Union Station. Read more

Arthur Colby with Colonel Ebbe Deraas and Major Gard Ommedal from the Norwegian Army by William Colby`s grave at Arlington Cemetery. . 
Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Former CIA Director William Colby was the leader of Operation RYPE, one of the most important sabotage operations in Norway during the Second World War. On Saturday his actions were honored in a ceremony at Arlington Cemetery with his family. Read more

“World on the Wall: Globetrotting through Vesterheim's Fine Art Collection” will be on view at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. Read more

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende is happy with the new peace accord.

The Colombian government and the guerrilla group FARC-EP announced sunday evening in Havana that they have reached a new peace accord. Read more

The lecture examines Munch’s presence in New York in the 1970s and ‘80s, while also considering the ways in which he continues to haunt canvases, prints, and screen culture. Read more

Richmond, Va. | Fri, Nov 11, 6:30–7:30 pm | Leslie Cheek Theater with John Ravenal, Executive Director of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum; former Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at VMFA | Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss, and the Cycle of Life, is the first exhibition to explore the unexpected connections between Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch... Read more

From the exhibition at VMFA. 
Photo: @Culturegrrl.

At a crossroads in the middle of his career, preeminent American artist Jasper Johns found his way forward in part by looking to the work of Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch. This November, VMFA presents a groundbreaking exhibition that examines how Johns mined Munch’s work in the late 1970s and early 1980s as he moved away from abstract painting towards a more open expression of... Read more

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