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Norway seeks 'Tesla tax' on electric cars

2017-10-13 08:16

Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, on Thursday proposed a "Tesla tax" aimed at cutting a tax advantage granted to large electric cars in a heavily criticised move.

World's biggest wealth fund hits $1trn after dollar sinks

2017-09-19 18:47

Norway’s sovereign wealth fund has hit $1trn for the first time, driven higher by climbing stock markets and a weaker US dollar.

Norway to ban full-face Muslim veil in all schools

2017-06-12 15:01

The Norwegian government has proposed a bill to ban the full-face Muslim veil in all schools, from nurseries to universities, saying it hinders communication between students and teachers.

Gambia talks with China, Norway investors to revive economy

2017-05-25 12:25

Gambian officials are holding talks with Chinese and Norwegian investors on infrastructure projects to drive economic growth in the West African nation.

Norwegian freed from DRC prison won't be tried back home

2017-05-18 19:36

Norway's foreign minister says the Norwegian-British man freed from a life sentence in a Democratic Republic of Congo prison for murder will not be tried back home.

Teen asylum-seeker ID'd as suspect in Norway explosive case

2017-04-09 18:02

Norway's security service says a teenager has been arrested in connection with an explosive device found near a busy subway station in Oslo.

Norway imprisons ISIS recruiter for 9 years

2017-04-04 20:24

A Norwegian court has sentenced an Islamist to nine years in prison for recruiting a jihadist candidate who wanted to join ISIS.

Norway fines French Arctic adventurer

2017-03-21 21:37

A Norwegian court has slapped a fine on the leader of a French maritime expedition in the Arctic for violating the regulations of the Svalbard archipelago.

Most whales hunted in Norway female, pregnant

2017-03-08 19:59

Animal rights activists have expressed outrage after reports emerged that a large majority of whales harpooned each year in Norway are pregnant.

318 candidates for 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

2017-03-03 11:20

A near-record 318 people and organisations are in the running for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Institute has said, with the motley crew believed to include Syria's White Helmets, Donald Trump and Pope Francis.

 

Nobel's shining stars who lost their lustre

2017-09-29 11:32

Praised to the skies and bearing great hopes, they went on to disappoint the world. As the case of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi shows, Nobel Peace Prize winners have not always lived up to expectations.

'Troll's Penis' to be re-erected in Norway

2017-06-26 16:48

Norwegians have come out en masse to raise nearly 20 000 euros to repair an eye-catching penis-shaped rock formation apparently knocked down by vandals, an online collection shows.

Norway top court rejects Breivik appeal bid

2017-06-08 18:06

Norway's Supreme Court has said it would not hear neo-Nazi mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's case over his "inhumane" prison conditions.

Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vault

2017-05-20 21:49

Norway says it will increase protection of a seed storage vault designed to protect the world's crops from disaster after soaring temperatures caused a water leak.

Reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spell

2017-04-21 17:03

Winter temperatures in Norway's Lapland could rise dramatically this century, with potentially devastating consequences for the region's reindeer and the indigenous Sami people.

Norway police neutralise explosive device, arrest suspect

2017-04-09 07:48

Police in the Norwegian capital of Oslo say they've neutralised an explosive device found in a busy area of downtown and have arrested a suspect.

Rattled by 'fake news', Nordic press dumps April Fools

2017-03-31 20:01

Swedish and Norwegian newspapers say they will refrain from the tradition of publishing April Fools' Day jokes this year over fears that it might spread "fake news".

Norway tops global happiness report

2017-03-20 15:47

A global happiness report has made Norway's foreign minister well, ahem, happy...

Norway police: New trend of importing child-like sex dolls

2017-03-03 15:15

Norwegian police are "worried" about what it calls a new trend - : an increase in men ordering child-like sex dolls online and getting the "very lifelike" Hong Kong-made puppets shipped to the Scandinavian country.

Norway mass killer Breivik not treated 'inhumanely' in prison - court

2017-03-01 19:57

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has not been treated "inhumanely" by being held in isolation in prison, an Oslo appeals court has ruled, overturning a lower court judgement.

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