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Norway disarms police after finding 'no grounds' for being armed

Oslo - Norway has once again announced that police officers in the country will be disarmed because it has deemed that doing so is no longer necessary.

Trump, Greek islanders in running for Nobel Prize

Oslo - Donald Trump, Greek islanders helping desperate migrants, Angela Merkel and the pope -- some may seem more likely than others but all are understood to be in the running for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

Norway temporarily suspends return of migrants from Russia

Oslo - Norway on Saturday announced it was temporarily suspending its controversial return of migrants from Arctic Russia, following a request from Moscow.

'No means no': Norway sends migrants on anti-rape courses

Norway - "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.

Norway's oil investments to decline over next two years

Oslo - Investment in Norway's all-important oil sector is set to decline until 2019 as producers face high costs and collapsing oil prices, a government agency said Thursday.After investing a record level of about 180 billion kroner (18.7 billion euros, $20.

In Norway, migrants get courses on respecting women

Oslo - Sexual advances or just friendly gestures? In a bid to prevent violence against women, Norway is offering asylum seekers courses in how to interpret mores in a country that may seem astonishingly liberal to them.

Breivik's trial against state to take place in prison

Oslo - Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's court case against the Norwegian state over his prison conditions, which he likens to "torture", will take place in the jail where he is being held, a court ruled on Monday.

One dead as storms buffet North Sea oil rigs

Oslo - Stormy weather buffeting the North Sea has brought havoc to oilfields with Norway's Statoil reporting one man dead when a giant wave hit a rig and hundreds of workers evacuated after a huge barge broke its moorings and began drifting.

Norway to turn back asylum seekers on Swedish border

Oslo - Norway said Tuesday it would start turning back refugees without visas arriving from elsewhere in the passport-free Schengen zone, particularly Sweden.

Two killed, several injured in Norway Arctic avalanche

Oslo - An avalanche in the Svalbard archipelago in the heart of the Norwegian Arctic claimed a second life Sunday as a child died from injuries sustained in the disaster, medical authorities said.

One killed, several injured in Norwegian Arctic avalanche

Oslo - One person was killed and nine injured on Saturday after an avalanche buried about 10 houses on the Svalbard archipelago in the heart of the Norwegian Arctic, local officials said.

Tunisian Nobel laureates call for Palestinian state

Oslo - Representatives of Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet, who on Thursday picked up their Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo, called for the creation of a Palestinian state as a way to fight "terrorism".

Tunisian Nobel laureates blast terror, from Tunis to Paris

Oslo - Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet on Thursday urged the international community to make the fight against terrorism an "absolute priority", as it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo.

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Tunisia's guardians of democracy

Oslo - The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on Thursday to four organisations that helped save Tunisia's transition to democracy through dialogue, a method the laureates are keen to see applied in Syria and Libya.

Only dialogue will solve crises in Syria, Libya: Nobel peace laureates

Oslo - Only dialogue can resolve the crises in war-torn Syria and Libya, Tunisian civil groups honoured with this year's Nobel Peace Prize said Wednesday on the eve of the awards ceremony in Oslo.

Tunisians receive Nobel Peace Prize amid state of emergency

Oslo - The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded Thursday to four civil society groups who led Tunisia's transition to democracy, though the country has now been plunged into a state of emergency as it battles the threat of jihadism.

Norway newspaper sorry for Santa obituary

Oslo - Children can rest assured that Santa Claus is alive and well, after Norway's largest newspaper apologised Friday for announcing that he had died at the age of 227.

Nobel winners to get a medal each... at their expense

Oslo - To avoid any possible envy between the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel institute announced Wednesday that a gold medal will be awarded to each member of the prizewinning Tunisian quartet -- but at their own expense.

Freedom is a bike, for migrants crossing Arctic border

Kirkenes - Pedalling a bicycle through a freezing blizzard, Rehman finally crosses the border between Russia and Norway where he hopes to be given asylum, half a world away from his home in Pakistan."It's snowing.

Norway disarms its police officers

Oslo - Norway's police, who have been authorised to carry firearms for the past year due to a heightened threat of Islamist attacks, will be unarmed again now that the threat level has been lowered, police said Friday.
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