Underwear-clad car owner foils theft in -17°C

2016-01-21 07:54

A car thief in Norway got more than he bargained for when the vehicle's owner, dressed only in his underwear, clung heroically to the vehicle's roof in temperatures of -17°C to foil the theft.

Norway firm quits $1.5bn Nepal hydropower project

2016-01-15 13:59

Statkraft says it has shelved plans to build a $1.5bn hydropower plant in Nepal, citing bureaucratic hurdles and political instability.

Dirco denies arrest of SA diplomat in Norway

2016-01-05 14:29

The international relations department has denied claims by the DA that an official at the South African embassy in Norway has been arrested for drunken driving.

Avalanche hits Svalbard archipelago

2015-12-19 18:32

An Avalanche has caused destruction on Norway's remote Svalbard archipelago.

ISIS says it executed two hostages

2015-11-18 22:45

The Islamic State has claimed it executed two captives, apparently a Chinese national and a Norwegian, but the claim could not be immediately verified by Norwegian authorities.

Filipino militants demand $60m ransom for 3 foreigners

2015-11-04 13:18

Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen have demanded more than $60m for two Canadians and a Norwegian they are holding in the jungles of the southern Philippines.

Norway sovereign fund weighed down by VW, China woes

2015-10-28 16:30

The Volkswagen scandal and China's slowdown have impacted Norway's public pension fund, which has reported a negative 4.9% return in the third quarter.

Oslo aims to make city centre car-free

2015-10-20 09:57

Cars could be banned from central Oslo by 2019 to help reduce pollution. Would this work in Johannesburg or Cape Town?

Angela Merkel praises Nobel choice

2015-10-09 12:01

Chancellor Angela Merkel praises the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Tunisian democracy activists and, through her spokesperson, brushes aside speculation that she herself had been a top contender for the prize.

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.


Norway course: 'No means no'

2016-01-19 20:56

"She kissed him - it's an invitation to have sex." The asylum seeker's answer hangs in the air. The instructor's smile falters, and an explanation is required...

Major hydropower project in Nepal stopped

2016-01-13 20:01

A Norwegian company has announced its decision to "discontinue" the development of a major hydropower plant in Nepal.

Nordic-African Business Summit explores mutual opportunities

2015-12-23 17:18

The Nordic-African Business Summit was attended by around 400 African and Norwegian leaders, including 20 ambassadors from Norway and Africa.

Nobel winners to get extra medals... at their expense

2015-12-02 20:02

To avoid any possible discord between the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the awarding institute has announced that four additional medals will be struck - one for each member of the Tunisian quartet of laureates - but at their own expense.

13 held in Europe-wide terror sweep

2015-11-12 18:03

At least 13 people, including a controversial Kurdish Muslim cleric in Norway, have been arrested in a Europe-wide raid on a suspected Islamist terrorist network, European justice officials say.

Nordic, African ties strengthened

2015-10-29 19:18

African and Nordic leaders have gathered in Oslo to discuss how Nordic expertise could be linked with African opportunities.

Dispute over rigged ship engine tests adds to Volkswagen's woes

2015-10-21 11:36

Norwegian ship owner I.M. Skaugen has said it is seeking $50m in compensation from a marine unit of Volkswagen for rigging performance tests of ship engines.

Norway oil drop less than expected in September

2015-10-14 10:45

Norwegian oil production has slipped less than expected in September, to 1.543 million barrels per day, the country's petroleum directorate says.

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

2015-10-09 11:17

The Nobel Peace Prize jury says The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

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.

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