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Norwegian fisherman lands dildo-eating cod

2014-04-11 21:00

An unexpectedly sexy catch ended up in the net of a Norwegian fisherman, who says that he had landed a cod with a dildo in its stomach.

Threat of global warming escalates - UN

2014-04-06 14:40

A draft UN report says world powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels.

If Japan stops whaling, militants will target Europe

2014-03-31 18:54

Environmental movement Sea Shepherd is ready to refocus its attention on stopping whaling by Norway and other European nations if Japan abides by a UN court order.

UN author on climate report pulls out

2014-03-28 13:59

One of the 70 authors of a draft UN report on climate change said he had pulled out of the writing team because it was "alarmist" about the threat.

US should cut security aid to Uganda – HRW

2014-03-20 15:15

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.

World Banks stalls $90m Uganda loan

2014-02-28 08:51

The World Bank has stalled a $90m loan planned to help Uganda strengthen its health care system following the country’s enactment of a tough anti-gay law.

Police reject Breivik prison torture complaint

2014-02-24 21:27

Police in Norway say that they closed a preliminary investigation into a complaint by mass murderer Anders Breivik that his prison conditions had amounted to "serious torture".

Breivik hunger strike for video games

2014-02-15 07:15

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik has threatened to go on hunger strike for better video games to alleviate his torture-like living conditions.

Statoil reports profit fall, delays target

2014-02-07 17:18

State-backed Norwegian oil giant Statoil reported an annual profit plunge, postponed its long-term production target and cut investment.

Snowden nominated for Nobel Prize

2014-01-29 14:07

Two Norwegian lawmakers say they have jointly nominated former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Norway's $833bn oil fund eyes riskier bets

2014-01-21 14:49

The government is reviewing its investment policy and organisation involving its sovereign wealth fund to help boost returns, but some commentators are worried.

 

Church of Norway rejects same-sex marriage

2014-04-08 14:59

The Church of Norway has rejected a proposal for religious same-sex marriage, even though it has the support of most bishops.

Norway to turn oil fund greener

2014-04-04 19:19

Oil-rich Norway has moved to target its huge sovereign wealth fund's investments more closely at boosting ecological and green businesses.

Norway's Stoltenberg the next Nato chief

2014-03-28 20:18

Norway's leading statesman and negotiator, Jens Stoltenberg will take over the reins of Nato with honed skills in confrontation.

UN: Climate change to deplete food supplies

2014-03-24 10:20

Global warming will disrupt food supplies, slow world economic growth and may already be causing irreversible damage to nature, according to a UN report.

Norwegian woman on trial for drowning daughter

2014-03-10 20:45

A Norwegian woman has pleaded not guilty to murdering her 22-month-old daughter at a trial where she is accused of drowning the child while following live online instructions.

Heat extremes are increasing

2014-02-26 21:59

Hot weather extremes have increased around the world in the past 15 years despite a slowdown in the overall pace of global warming.

Norway 10yr-old steals parents' car...again

2014-02-20 13:38

A 10-year-old Norwegian boy who took his parents' car for a joyride last week, claiming he was a dwarf who forgot his driver's license, has hit the road again.

Boy (10) takes baby sister for joyride

2014-02-13 08:58

A 10-year-old boy took his 18-month-old sister for a joyride in the family car and crashed into a snowy ditch. The reason for his disastrous cruise - He wanted to visit his grandmother!

I’ll fight graft with or without donors – Banda

2014-02-03 12:38

Malawian President Joyce Banda has reiterated that she is ready to fight against corruption “with or without donors” as her country faces the biggest financial scandal in its history.

S Sudan ceasefire shaky - Norwegian FM

2014-01-27 07:37

A two-day-old ceasefire in South Sudan is still not firmly in place, the foreign minister of Norway, part of the so-called Troika with Britain and the US, says.

Blair 'quits as advisor to Malawi leader'

2014-01-06 11:43

Former British PM Tony Blair has reportedly quit as an adviser to Malawi’s president Joyce Banda, amid a corruption scandal rocking the southern African country.

 
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