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Royals to spend Easter vacation at mountain cabin

Norway's King Harald and Queen Sonja will this year spend their whole Easter vacation at their mountain cabin in Sikkilsdalen. During the first part of Easter week, they will be visited by Princess M

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A-ha plans comeback after 30 years

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Norwegian authors nominated for the Nordic Literature Prize

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Norway's Christmas tree lights up Trafalgar Square

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