See a great video below featuring Club President Randi. A lovely video on Xmas in Australia – Spoken in Norwegian Vestlandsk jul i Australia
NEWS FROM NORWAY In February, Petter Olsen announced that he is selling his copy of Edvard Munch’s famous painting “Scream”. It will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s in New York in May. The price is expected to be at least NOK 450 million ($80 million)! The painting is the only piece in the “Scream” collection that is not owned by a Norwegian museum.
The wife of the imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has invited 143 Chinese activists, academics and celebrities to the award ceremony to be held in Oslo. Read more CompleteWife of Liu Xiaobo Invites Chinese to Nobel Event
Erik Lahnstein of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry on proposals to fight money laundering by abolishing cash. Read more CompleteCounterpoint
A British court has awarded between $55 million and $75 million to Peter W. Galbraith, the former United States diplomat who advised the Kurds during the negotiations on Iraq’s Constitution, and a Yemeni investor for their stake in a widely criticized oil deal involving Iraq’s rich northern fields. Read more CompleteGalbraith, Envoy Who Advised Kurds, Gets Millions in Oil Deal
A new study suggests awareness and treatments are the main force in reducing the breast cancer death rate. Read more CompleteMammograms’ Value in Cancer Fight at Issue
The number of countries declining to attend the Nobel ceremony on Friday has tripled; China schedules its own prize for Thursday. Read more Complete19 Countries to Skip Nobel Ceremony for Liu Xiaobo, While China Inaugurates Confucius Peace Prize.
Norway demanded an explanation from the United States of reports that its embassy in Oslo has conducted illegal surveillance of Norwegian residents for more than 10 years. Read more CompleteNorway Questions U.S. on Reports of Surveillance
The Norwegian novelist Per Petterson’s new novel doesn’t have the same historical sweep as his best seller “Out Stealing Horses,” but it is just as well written. Read more Complete‘I Curse the River of Time,’ Per Petterson’s Lost Soul