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Norway opens new Arctic oil zones

2016-05-19 12:15

Norway has awarded Arctic drilling licences to 13 oil companies, including in a hitherto unexplored part of the Barents Sea.

Emissions scandal: World's largest sovereign wealth fund to sue VW

2016-05-16 07:47

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, is to sue German automaker Volkswagen over an emissions-cheating scandal that caused it huge losses.

'Tick here please': Changing gender in Norway gets easier

2016-05-15 12:22

Under a proposed new bill hailed by activists as one of the most liberal in the world, people who want to change gender in Norway will no longer be required to undergo any physical transformation.

Philippine militants threaten hostages in video warning

2016-05-03 22:34

Islamic militants in the Philippines have issued a fresh warning threatening to harm three hostages, just over a week after they beheaded a captive.

Helicopter with about 15 people on board crashes off Norway

2016-04-29 14:19

A helicopter crashed off the western coast of Norway, police say, with media reporting that 13 to 17 people were on board.

Breivik prison conditions to remain unchanged

2016-04-21 16:10

Prison conditions for Anders Behring Breivik will remain unchanged for now, the prison warden has said, one day after a court ruled that Norway violated the mass murderer's human rights.

Norway shuts down embassy in Zambia

2016-04-15 17:09

Norway has shut down its embassy in Zambia, saying it is pointless to keep funding a country which doesn't show commitment to improving its own management, a report says.

Stolen Munch recovered in Norway, 2 held

2016-04-07 07:20

Norwegian police have announced the recovery of a valuable lithograph by Edvard Munch which was stolen in 2009, with two men arrested.

KZN shelter opens in memory of Norwegian blast victim

2016-03-21 12:29

A Norwegian family has found the perfect way to pay tribute to their daughter, who studied in KwaZulu-Natal and was later killed in a bomb in Oslo in 2012.

Unlikely Arctic surfing hotspot

2016-03-16 19:31

More than a thousand surfers come each year to the Arctic waters in northern Norway, even during winter, when the conditions provide extreme sports enthusiasts with a unique experience.

 

Cape-to-Cape record: 17 000km in less than 9 days!

2016-05-17 08:14

Three drivers, part of the Longest Drive team, set a new world record of driving from Nordkapp in Norway to Cape Agulhas in South Africa. The trio completed the arduous 17 000km trek in 8 days!

70-year-old tries to row across Atlantic

2016-05-15 20:30

A 70-year-old Norwegian man has embarked on the biggest adventure of his life - an attempt to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Over 8 million people displaced by conflict in 2015

2016-05-11 22:06

Over 8.6 million people were internally displaced due to violence and conflict in 2015, with Yemen, Syria and Iraq accounting for more than half the total number, according to a new report.

11 dead, 2 missing after helicopter crash off Norway

2016-04-29 17:00

A rescue official says 11 bodies have been found and 2 people are still missing after the crash of a helicopter on an island off the coast of western Norway

Norway to appeal Breivik ruling

2016-04-26 18:10

The Norwegian state will appeal an Oslo court ruling that mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's solitary confinement in prison constitutes "inhuman" treatment.

Breivik wins lawsuit over ínhuman' treatment

2016-04-20 16:58

A Norwegian court has ruled in favour of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik in his lawsuit against the Norwegian state over his "inhuman" prison conditions.

Sex trade less visible, but alive and well in Europe

2016-04-09 13:01

Streetwalkers have largely disappeared from the sidewalks but prostitution remains alive and well in northern Europe.

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Breivik not suffering from prison isolation - doctors

2016-03-17 22:49

Doctors say they have seen no major change in mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's health in prison, dealing a blow to his lawsuit against the Norwegian state over his jail conditions.

Breivik a Nazi to the end

2016-03-16 18:04

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has vowed to fight "to the death" for Nazism confirming fears he would use the platform to grandstand his extremist views.

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