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Norway shocked by wave of sex scandal

November 28, 2017 1:38 am
Norway shocked by wave of sex scandal

Police officers hold a press conference in Innhavet in the Hamaroy municipality in Nordland county, Norway, November 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Norwegian police said Tuesday they had uncovered 151 alleged sexual assaults, many on children and dozens of rapes, in a small community in Lapland, sending shock waves across […]

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Amnesty International, Norway slam Qatar for deporting rights activist to Saudi Arabia

May 31, 2017 2:27 pm
Amnesty International, Norway slam Qatar for deporting rights activist to Saudi Arabia

Saudi human rights activist Mohammad al-Otaibi Amnesty International and Norway slam Qatar for deporting a Saudi human rights activist amid concerns that the campaigner may be subjected to torture and unfair trial. Mohammad al-Otaibi fled to Qatar in March facing charges in Saudi Arabia for setting up an independent organization […]

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Norway billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke intends to grant his wealth

May 2, 2017 7:47 am
Norway billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke intends to grant his wealth

Kjell Inge Rokke, Norway’s 10th richest man with an estimated fortune of 2.0 billion euros ($2.1 billion) A Norwegian billionaire announced Tuesday he wants to contribute to society by giving away the “lion’s share” of his fortune, including funds for an oceanographic research vessel for the scientific community. Kjell Inge […]

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NATO’s Joint Viking 2017 drills kick off in Norway

March 6, 2017 10:30 pm
NATO’s Joint Viking 2017 drills kick off in Norway

NATO has launched extensive military exercises in Norway’s northern region of Finnmark, some 300 kilometers from the Russian border. The Western military alliance’s Joint Viking 2017 drills kicked off on Monday, with the presence of around 8,000 troops from the UK, US, and Norway. The military exercises are scheduled to […]

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Court: Norway didn’t violate rights of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik

March 2, 2017 1:30 am
Court: Norway didn’t violate rights of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik

Anders Behring Breivik, as he sits in court on the third day of the appeal case in Borgarting Court of Appeal at Telemark prison in Skien, Norway. Photo / AP Norway did not violate the human rights of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik by isolating him in jail, an appeals […]

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US detains former Norway prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik over 2014 visit to Iran

February 3, 2017 7:30 pm
US detains former Norway prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik over 2014 visit to Iran

Former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik Following an executive order by the US president banning entry from Iran and six other Muslim states, a former Norwegian prime minister says has was held and questioned at a Washington airport over a visit he had paid to the Islamic Republic some […]

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Norwegian court sentences US corporate advisor to jail over bribery

January 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Norwegian court sentences US corporate advisor to jail over bribery

A view of the headquarters of Yara International chemical company in Oslo, Norway (File Photo). A court in Oslo has sentenced an American chief legal advisor of the giant Norwegian fertilizer company Yara International to seven years in prison over his central role in Norway’s biggest corruption scandal. On Tuesday, the […]

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Norway’s DNO to study key Iranian oil field

November 17, 2016 11:11 am
Norway’s DNO to study key Iranian oil field

NIOC Director for Engineering and Development Affairs Gholam-Reza Manouchehri shakes hands with DNO’s Managing Director Bjorn Dale after signing an agreement to study Changuleh oil field. (Photo by Shana) Iran has signed an agreement with Norway’s DNO to study the development of a key oil field which is believed to […]

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US troops to be stationed in Norway over security: Oslo

October 24, 2016 9:30 pm
US troops to be stationed in Norway over security: Oslo

US Marines get to go through the ice breaking drill instructed by the mountain leaders from the UK Royal Commando in Norway. (Photo via Norwegian Armed Forces) The United States will station some 330 troops in Norway next year over the country’s “security” concerns, according to the Norwegian Defense Ministry. […]

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Russia battled by talk of deployment of US troops to neighboring Norway

October 22, 2016 11:00 am
Russia battled by talk of deployment of US troops to neighboring Norway

This October 17, 2016 Norwegian Armed Forces handout image shows the Russian nuclear powered battleship Pyotr Velikiy passing the Norwegian island of Andoya in international waters on its way to the Mediterranean. (photo by AFP) Russia has expressed surprise over the controversial deployment of US troops in neighboring Norway amid […]

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Norwegian Air Shuttle sees faster 2017 capacity growth after record Q3 earnings

October 20, 2016 10:26 am
Norwegian Air Shuttle sees faster 2017 capacity growth after record Q3 earnings

A Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800 is seen in the air near Oslo Airport, Gardermoen in this July 17, 2009 file photo. (Reuters Photo) Oslo: Budget airline Norwegian Air Shuttle said its capacity growth will speed up in 2017 as it rapidly expands low-cost flights to the United States and […]

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Oslo and Washington mulling marine deployment on Nordic soil

October 10, 2016 8:36 pm
Oslo and Washington mulling marine deployment on Nordic soil

US Marines move for a joint military drill by US and South Korea in the southeastern port of Pohang on March 7, 2016. (Photos by AFP) Norway says talks have begun with Washington over a “long-standing US wish” to deploy marines on the Nordic country’s soil. “Assessments have taken place […]

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Freed Norwegian by militants says his Philippine kidnapping was ‘devastating’

September 20, 2016 4:00 am
Freed Norwegian by militants says his Philippine kidnapping was ‘devastating’

Kjartan Sekkingstad was freed by Abu Sayyaf at the weekend. Photo / AP A Norwegian man freed by militants after a year of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines described the ordeal Sunday as “devastating,” carrying a backpack with a bullet hole as a reminder of a near-death experience that […]

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Norwegian hostage in Philippines freed after one year

September 17, 2016 7:34 pm
Norwegian hostage in Philippines freed after one year

Philippine Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza sits on the tarmac shortly after arriving at the airport in Jolo town in Sulu province on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao on September 17, 2016, as he awaits the arrival of kidnapped Norwegian national Kjartan Sekkingstad from the mountain hideout of his […]

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Norwegian heavy metal singer gets voted in for job he sabotaged

September 14, 2016 7:30 am
Norwegian heavy metal singer gets voted in for job he sabotaged

The heavy metal singer from the band Darkthrone posed with his cat with the banner reading “please don’t vote for me.” A Norwegian heavy metal singer has become an “accidental” politician after appearing on a ballot paper with his cat and the words “please don’t vote for me”. Glyve “Fenriz” […]

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