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Mass killer says Norway is violating his rights

2015-07-01 20:00

Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has launched legal action accusing the Norwegian state of violating his human rights by keeping him in strict isolation in prison four years after he massacred 77 people.

Taliban talk women's rights in Norway

2015-06-04 15:15

Members of Afghanistan's Taliban are in Norway for informal talks with representatives of Afghan society, the Norwegian government says, in a new sign of a nascent dialogue.

Norway wants to help solve SA's energy crisis

2015-05-15 12:26

The Norwegian government has had a strong presence at the African Utility Week in Cape Town, to provide possible solutions to SA’s electricity crisis.

Deep-sea microbes the missing link

2015-05-06 22:06

Deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean between Greenland and Norway, scientists have found micro-organisms they call a missing link connecting the simple cells that first populated Earth to the complex cellular life now.

Nobel winners help Asian cities tackle climate change

2015-04-21 21:10

Nine Nobel prize winners in fields ranging from economics to medicine will try to come up with ideas this week to help fast-growing cities in Asia cope with global warming.

Indonesian leader 'committed to environmental'

2015-04-15 13:47

Indonesia’s president has assured Norway, which has pledged up to $1bn in aid to help preserve the Southeast Asian country’s forests, that he is as committed to the environment as his predecessor, the Norwegian PM says.

Norway to punish polluting companies

2015-04-11 09:17

Norway says it will bar its state pension fund, the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund, from investing in the worst climate-polluting companies.

Magical views from top of the world for solar eclipse

2015-03-20 13:16

All eyes were on the skies for a solar eclipse set to offer spectacular views, from selected airplane seats, European countries with the right weather and a remote Arctic archipelago.

Schumi's Norwegian hideaway sold

2015-02-24 13:32

Michael Schumacher's Norwegian hideaway has been sold for the equivalent of R32-million, three months after it was put on the market.

Norway unveils plan to develop huge oil field

2015-02-13 16:30

State-controlled energy firm Statoil has presented plans to develop the largest oil find off Norway since the 1980s, which will create 50 000 jobs.

 

Norway wants $5.1m from Catholic church for fraud

2015-06-29 21:51

Norway is claiming $5.1m compensation from the Catholic church for exaggerating membership numbers to obtain more state aid, the Oslo diocese says.

Snowden awarded freedom of expression prize

2015-06-02 21:03

Former security contractor Edward Snowden has won a Norwegian prize for freedom of expression and has been invited to leave his exile and receive the award in person.

Pakistan helicopter crash kills Norwegian, Philippine ambassadors

2015-05-08 11:16

The Norwegian and Philippine ambassadors to Pakistan have been killed when a military helicopter crashed into a school in the north of the country, an army spokesperson says.

Norway's finance minister doubts global warming is man-made

2015-04-29 19:53

Norway's finance minister says she has doubts that global warming is man-made.

Norway to review electric car subsidies

2015-04-20 21:04

Norway is reviewing its subsidies for electric vehicles after generous government incentives made the country the biggest user of battery powered cars in the world.

Statoil could cut over 10% of jobs - report

2015-04-13 16:30

Statoil could shed 2 400 jobs in May, or nearly 11% of the total workforce, as the Norwegian oil giant cuts costs following the plunge in global oil prices.

Eclipse thrills on remote Arctic islands

2015-03-20 18:40

A solar eclipse thrilled thousands of sky gazers on remote Arctic islands but clouds disappointed some viewers of a rare celestial show.

Radical preacher arrested for praising Paris killers

2015-02-27 16:26

A radical Islamic preacher has been arrested in Norway after praising last month's deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly in Paris.

Norway's Muslims and Jews link up in peace vigil

2015-02-21 22:28

Over 1 000 people have attended a peace vigil outside an Oslo synagogue organised by Norwegian Muslims in a show of solidarity with Jews a week after fatal shootings in Denmark.

Norway, Germany to build underwater cable

2015-02-10 17:00

Firms in Norway and Germany have signed an agreement to build an over 600km long power cable linking the electricity networks of the two countries.

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