The song “PAF.no,” one of the biggest hits in Norway this year, features a chorus in Arabic that has everyone singing along — and also discussing what it means to be Norwegian.
Just a few months into its rollout, COVAX is now short tens of millions of doses. It has shipped some 50 million vaccines to low- and middle-income countries. It’s a fraction of what it had hoped to get out by now, and an even tinier fraction of what’s actually needed.
Scandinavia is nearly synonymous with cold and snow, but a recent study from Norway shows that’s beginning to change.
Norway is leading the charge in terms of national share of electric vehicles, and generous government incentives have helped.
The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, China — and that's good news for Stockholm, Krakow and Olso. All three cities withdrew their bids for the games.
Norwegians watching news out of Charleston, South Carolina are reminded of another mass shooting, in July 2011. An Oslo newspaper columnist recalls that her colleagues were unequivocal about calling Anders Behring Breivik a terrorist, and she thinks American media should not be shy about calling the Charleston church shooting an act of terrorism.
Norway's Stian Westerhus does things with instruments you won't hear from anyone else.
Paul Lowe grew up in Oslo, Norway baking cakes with his grandmother and great aunt. Now, he lives in New York and is famous for his baked treats, like his almond bun recipe. In fact, he's known online as "Sweet Paul."
The next time you travel, try recording sounds instead of taking pictures. That's a friendly tip from Toronto-based sound artist Jorge Ayala who came up with our flash Geo Quiz.
As 2013 comes to a close, PRI's The World is offering the favorite music picks of the year from our DJs around the globe.
Israeli-Palestinian collaboration is rare enough in the fractious Middle East. But harmony? Two pianists are showing personal peace is possible, along with world-class performance in Europe and the Middle East.