Progress on cutting fossil fuels 'alarmingly' slow

2015-09-24 14:00

Major nations are "alarmingly slow" in keeping pledges to cut fossil fuel subsidies despite signs of a decline in support worth up to $200bn a year, says OECD.

Ex-Nobel committee advisor denies breaching confidentiality

2015-09-22 22:02

The former secretary of the committee that selects the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize has denied that he breached a code of confidentiality in a new book on the secretive panel.

Norwegian ISIS hostage's family can't pay ransom

2015-09-10 22:55

The family of a Norwegian man the Islamic State is claiming to hold hostage, has called for his release, saying it is unable to pay the ransom ISIS is asking.

ISIS demands ransom for Chinese, Norwegian hostages

2015-09-10 10:28

The Islamic State group says it is holding a Chinese and a Norwegian hostage and is asking for an unspecified ransom for their release.

Adapt or die: Arctic style

2015-09-01 19:02

When it comes to coping with climate change in the Arctic region, which is warming at three times the global average, some animals are more equal than others.

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.


Kenya security agents find weapons, drugs on Norway-flagged ship

2015-09-23 11:27

Kenyan security agents have found an unspecified amount of weapons and drugs on a Norwegian-flagged ship they intercepted last week, a senior police official says.

Booze grounds second Air Baltic pilot

2015-09-22 05:19

A Norwegian court has sentenced a Latvian pilot to 10 months in jail after he failed a breathalyser test when preparing to fly a passenger aircraft with around 100 people on board to Greece.

Southern Ocean soaks up more greenhouse gases

2015-09-10 21:05

The vast Southern Ocean around Antarctica has started to soak up more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere in recent years, helping limit climate change.

Norway hotel tycoon offers hotel nights to refugees

2015-09-08 21:39

A Norwegian billionaire who made his fortune in the hotel business has offered 5 000 nights in his hotel chain to refugees.

Norway sends first convicts to Dutch prison

2015-09-01 17:54

Norway has sent for the first time a group of convicts to a jail in the Netherlands because its own prisons are filled to the brim.

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.

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