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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 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.

Statoil cuts investments due to oil price dip

2015-02-06 19:15

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has cut back on planned investments as annual profits were slashed in half in the wake of tumbling oil prices and heavy write-downs.

Norway to cut climate pollution by 40% by 2030

2015-02-04 15:46

Norway says it will cut its emissions of global warming gases by 40% by 2030, aligning itself with the target set by the European Union.

Norway moves ice edge north, invites oil bids

2015-01-20 21:00

Norway has invited firms to drill for oil and gas further inside the Arctic Circle, putting the government at loggerheads with opposition parties.

Bulk carrier sinks off Vietnam

2015-01-03 18:09

A Norwegian-owned cargo ship has sunk off Vietnam with several feared dead.

Malala, Satyarthi receive their Nobel Prize

2014-12-10 15:25

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi have received their Nobel Peace Prize after two days of celebration honouring their work for children's rights.

Israel blocks Norwegian doctor, denies life ban

2014-11-17 13:20

Israel has blocked Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert from entering the country and thereby accessing the Gaza Strip, but denied it had imposed a lifelong ban on the outspoken medic.

Cruise ship stuck off Norway

2014-11-01 15:35

A cruise liner has run aground in northern Norway, but no injuries or no damage has been reported yet.

Statoil to sell Azerbaijani stakes

2014-10-13 12:30

Norwegian energy firm Statoil plans to sell $2.2bn worth of its Azerbaijani assets to Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas.

 

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.

Norway drops plan to ban beggars

2015-02-06 12:45

Norway's government has dropped a plan to ban begging after opposition arose from opposition parties and rights campaigners.

Norway, UK team up to bring power to Africa

2015-02-03 14:45

State-owned development funds from Norway and Britain have teamed up to build more power plants in sub-Saharan Africa, the funds, Norfund and CDC.

Statnett sees final decision on $2bn UK cable

2015-01-05 18:45

Norway's grid operator Statnett plans to make a final investment decision on a $1.8 - $2.48bn project to build the world's longest subsea cable to Britain.

Road traffic noise affects some Europeans

2014-12-19 16:38

Harmful levels of road traffic noise affect one in four people in Europe and raise health risks ranging from sleepless nights to heart disease.

Oil price drop threatens investments

2014-12-05 14:56

The continued fall of oil prices may lead to the postponement of $150bn worth of projects in the sector worldwide, says a source.

Statoil in test case over seabed areas

2014-11-17 10:45

Norway's Statoil risks millions of dollars in extra costs in Canada in a test case that could spell problems for other oil firms.

Ikea may tighten carbon rules

2014-10-13 16:00

Leading furniture retailer Ikea may introduce an internal carbon emissions price in order to protect the environment and create a "new and better" company.

Chernobyl radioactivity spikes hit reindeer

2014-10-10 07:27

Almost three decades after the Chernobyl disaster thousands of kilometres away, a jump in radioactivity levels is making Norwegian reindeer meat unfit for consumption.

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