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Norway doesn't need Norwegian citizen for 2010

A Russian illegal immigrant has triggered an outbreak of emotions in the quiet Scandinavian country of Norway. A girl, who is known in the country by the pseudonym Maria Amelie, which is her pen name, and who was named the Norwegian citizen of the year in 2010, is facing expulsion from Norway to Russia, which may occur later this week…

First Bilateral Project on Mercury Between Norway and China

With the support of the on-going Sino-Norwegian Competence Building Project, a national training session on mercury monitoring technology was held in Beijing on December 28-29, 2010. The training was part of the bilateral cooperation on environment between China and Norway.

Maersk Oil Awarded Licence in Norway

Maersk Oil announces it has been awarded a licence in the Norwegian North Sea as a result of the latest APA Licensing Round.

Norway: Bracing breaks in the north

Who needs Hawaii? Surfing rarely gets better – or colder – than off the coast of Norway. Demi Taylor catches some extremely cool waves…

Climbers conquer 650ft frozen waterfall in Norway

Climbing enthusiasts dice with death as they attempt to climb this mammoth frozen waterfall for the first time…

Norway dishes out APA 2010

The Norwegian Government said today it has offered 39 companies stakes in 50 production licenses in its latest awards in pre-defined areas (APA) round…

Norway finance minister seeks rate stability

Jan 19 (Reuters) – Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjoern Johnsen said on Wednesday that Norway must avoid a rise in interest rates that would expand the rate differential with Europe and thus strengthen the crown currency…

Norway steps up Iran sanctions- Tougher measures to hit oil sector

The Norwegian government today announced more stringent sanctions against Iran that will hit the Middle East country’s oil and gas sector…

Norway sends two peace monitors to Mindanao

Two Norwegian nationals had joined the international team helping the Philippine government enter into a peace agreement with Moro rebels and hopefully end the decades-old armed conflict in Mindanao…

Linkin Park, & Robyn for Norway's Hove Festival

Linkin Park, and Robyn head up the first acts to be announced for Norway's Hove Festival…


New gas leak at Snorre

Statoil has suffered another gas leak at its Snorre A platform off Norway, just five days after a similar leak at the same facility.

Oil-rich Norway welcomes BP-Rosneft Arctic deal

(Reuters) – Norway, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter and a neighbor of Russia with great ambitions for energy exploration in the High North, welcomed on Monday the share swap and Arctic exploration deal between BP (BP.L) and Rosneft.

Dangerous curve continues to trouble drivers

Over the weekend, two Norwegian women, 49-year-old Diane Smith and 26-year-old Nicole Smith, were killed when the car they were in lost control on the icy road

Norway examining opportunities to export herring to Egypt

Nofima and the Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry Research Fund (FHF) in Norway are examining opportunities to export herring to Egypt.

German satellite boss sacked after WikiLeaks revelation

WikiLeaks documents published by a Norwegian newspaper have caused a German satellite company CEO his job. Berry Smutny reportedly called a major European project his company is involved in a 'stupid idea.'

UN report calls for Sami language boost

A UN report examining the human rights situation of Sami people in Sweden, Finland and Norway calls on the Nordic states to provide Sami parliaments with more funding to help boost general knowledge of the indigenous Arctic people, their language and their culture.

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