Category: General news

Norwegian women’s football team wins four-nation tournament in China






After two wins and one draw it was a proud Norwegian team that could be announced as winners of the Women’s Football Four-Nation Invitation Tournament hosted in Yongchuan, Chongqing on Jan 16. National women’s football teams from China, Norway, Canada, and South Korea participated in the tournament. The Norwegian team, currently ranked no. 10 in…

Nordic countries tops press freedom index while South-east countries falls to the bottom






For third year in a row Finland has been measured as the country that most respects media freedom. Norway, which last year shared the title with Finland falls back to be number three on this years index made by Reporters without borders. Both Denmark and Sweden advanced their positions in the index. Denmark moving from…

Diseases Norwegian tourists bring back from vacation






Intestinal infections and sexually transmitted diseases are the most common infectious diseases that travelers from Norway incurred abroad, a new report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) revealed. According to the report, intestinal infections generated 82 percent of 2926 cases reported in 2011. Campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis were mainly-found infections.  Spain, Turkey and Thailand were the countries where most…

Norwegian agency continues with mine clearance in Vietnam






The Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) will continue clearing bombs and mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) left from the war in Thua Thien-Hue province. Jonathan Guthrie, NPA Country Director for Vietnam, made the statement during a field trip to the central province on January 30. He thanked the provincial administration and relevant agencies for supporting his organisation’s…

Danish artist and architect Crossing Over in Bangkok






National Gallery in Bangkok presents Danish art, design and architecture with the opening of “Crossing Over” on January 29th, – all from the hands of one person, artist and architect Marco Evaristti. There is plenty of time to visit the exhibition at The National Gallery – it closes on 26. February 2013. Marcus Evaristti has proven…

Swedish Ambassador greets Thai Tap Water Prize winners






Ambassador Klas Molin on Jan 19 attended the ‘Thai Tap Junior Water Prize 2013’ at the Royal Exhibition Centre BITEC Bangna. Together with management from the Institute for Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology and management from Thai Tap Water, the Ambassador walked around and watched the results of all the 17 finalist teams. Managing…