Empty chair for Snowden prize ceremony

2015-08-29 07:17

Edward Snowden will be represented by an empty chair when he is honoured with a freedom of expression prize in Norway.

US should cut security aid to Uganda - HRW

2015-07-24 08:05

Human Rights Watch has reportedly urged the US to cut back security assistance to Uganda in response to the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law.

North Pole fishing banned

2015-07-16 22:35

Nations with territory in the Arctic have agreed to ban unregulated fishing in the rapidly melting international waters around the North Pole.

10 actions to curb warming, lift GDP

2015-07-07 16:31

More efficient energy use and investments in greener cities are among 10 measures that can help the world to slow global warming while also spurring economic growth.

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.


Tracking the retreat of Arctic ice

2015-08-02 14:47

Not so long ago, skeleton staff overwintering at the Ny-Alesund research centre could walk on the Arctic town's frozen bay and race their snow mobiles across its surface.

Norwegians commemorate 77 killed by Anders Breivik four years ago

2015-07-22 20:02

Norway has marked the fourth anniversary of the deadly attack by right-wing extremist Anders Breivik by commemorating the victims of his mass murder.

Norway tunnel rocked by explosion caused by fuel truck

2015-07-15 13:09

Norwegian rescue officials say the trailer of a tanker truck with some 16 500l of fuel got loose and crashed into a subsea tunnel wall, causing a huge explosion.

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.

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