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Norwegian Refugee Council staffer detained in South Sudan

2016-12-09 17:03

The Norwegian Refugee Council says that one of its staffers in South Sudan has been detained by the turbulent east African country's National Security Service.

Fire breaks out on drilling rig in Norwegian Sea

2016-11-22 22:49

Oil and gas company Statoil says it's preparing to evacuate a drilling rig in the Norwegian Sea due to a fire in the engine room

Why Nobel Peace Prize goes to Santos

2016-10-07 22:16

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his ongoing efforts to end a lethal five-decades-long civil war.

Philippine militants free Norwegian hostage

2016-09-17 16:34

A Norwegian held hostage by a notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the Philippines has been released.

Norway leader joins 'napalm girl' protest against Facebook

2016-09-09 19:23

An iconic 1972 image of a naked, screaming girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam is at the centre of a debate about freedom of speech in Norway after Facebook deleted it from a Norwegian author's page.

Norwegian court sentences 2 men for terror

2016-08-03 16:13

A Norwegian court has sentenced two men to prison for affiliation with the Islamic State group in Syria.

Gatebil 2016: SA drifter Jason Webb makes us proud

2016-07-15 09:16

22-year-old Jason Webb drifted 'door-to-door' with some of the world's greatest drifters at Gatebil 2016.

No Norway guarantee for Snowden

2016-06-28 05:34

A Norwegian court has dismissed a lawsuit that sought a legal guarantee to allow Edward Snowden to travel to Norway without risk of being extradited to the US.

The Vikings have landed in the Americas - again

2016-06-02 22:30

A thousand years after Viking explorer Leif Erikson set foot on the American continent, a modern reconstruction of a longship has reached the Canadian coast.

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!

 

Shell to start feeling Norway heat on shelved gas project

2016-12-01 16:07

Norway expects Royal Dutch Shell to go forward with a shelved project to boost recovery of natural gas at the Ormen Lange field and warned it will start pushing the company for progress from next year.

Debate rages over plan to cull two-thirds of Norway's wolves

2016-10-12 19:48

Plans to dramatically cut Norway's wolf population in order to protect agriculture, is facing serious opposition.

Norway wealth fund returns 4% in third quarter

2016-10-07 10:56

Norway’s $890bn sovereign wealth fund has returned 4% in the third quarter as stocks rallied amid bets sustained central bank stimulus will prop up a global expansion.

Oil impairments at Norway’s banks set to rise – regulator

2016-09-12 10:30

Norway’s financial regulator has said that banks exposed to oil-industry losses face a rise in impairments that will erode profits as the full effect of the slump in crude prices runs its course.

Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

2016-08-29 17:05

More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway

Munich gunman spent year planning attack

2016-07-24 18:18

The 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree in Munich had been planning his crime for a year, but chose his victims at random, officials say.

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SA's Jason Webb impressed with his skill and style at the 2016 Gatebil drifting event in Norway.

SA's Jason Webb impressed with his skill and style at the 2016 Gatebil drifting event in Norway.

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Report links 6.5 million deaths worldwide to air pollution

2016-06-27 16:12

The International Energy Agency says each year about 6.5 million deaths worldwide are linked to air pollution and warns that the number will grow unless the energy sector steps up its efforts to slash emissions

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.

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