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Norway pushes Venezuela mediation effort

Oslo - Norway confirmed Friday it was trying to mediate a solution to Venezuela's political crisis, after opposition leader Juan Guaido said he sent delegates to Oslo but denied talks were underway with President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Venezuela peace talks in Oslo provide glimmer of hope

Oslo - Locked in a bitter power struggle, representatives of Venezuela's regime and the opposition held peace talks this week in a secret location in Oslo in a bid to end a five-month political crisis, media reported Thursday.

Venezuela peace talks taking place in Oslo: Norwegian media

Oslo - Representatives of Venezuela's regime and the opposition are holding "peace negotiations" in Oslo this week, Norwegian media reported Thursday.

Arab pro-democracy activist says he is a Saudi target

Oslo - An Arab human-rights activist who worked with slain editorialist Jamal Khashoggi said Wednesday he was briefly placed under police protection in Norway owing to threats on his life.

'Russian' whale leads to espionage speculations in Norway

Oslo - A spy, a far away visitor or a fugitive on the run? A mysterious Beluga whale, caught wearing a suspicious harness, has ignited the imaginations of Norwegians who have yet to receive answers.

NZealand deputy PM lays wreath at memorial for Breivik victims

Oslo - Six weeks after the Christchurch mosque attacks, New Zealand's deputy prime minister paid his respects Wednesday to the victims of Norway's 2011 attacks by Anders Behring Breivik, from whom the mosque attacker claimed inspiration.

Norway's justice minister resigns after faked threats

Oslo - Norway's Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara resigned on Thursday after his partner was formally suspected of staging attacks against the couple to give the impression they were living under threat.

Relief, and questions, in Norway after dramatic cruise rescue

Oslo - Norway breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday after the dramatic rescue of a stricken cruise ship off its coast, but questions mounted about why the vessel chose to sail into notoriously perilous waters in a storm.

Three of four engines on stricken Norway cruise ship restarted

Oslo - A cruise ship that broke down in rough seas off the Norwegian coast with some 1,300 passengers and crew on board has restarted three of its four engines and will be towed to port, emergency services said Sunday.

Stricken Norwegian liner reaches port after airlift drama

Oslo - A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway reached port under its own steam Sunday after hundreds of passengers were winched to safety by helicopter in a spectacular rescue operation.

Norway airlifting 1,300 passengers off SOS cruise ship

Oslo - Emergency services said on Saturday they had begun airlifting 1,300 passengers from a cruise ship in trouble off the Norwegian coast.

Norway's capital to introduce wireless charging for taxis

Oslo - As part of the growth of electric vehicles in Norway, local officials in Oslo have given the go-ahead to install a wireless charging infrastructure to support the city's electric taxi fleet.

Karen Uhlenbeck: The first woman to win the Abel Prize for maths

Karen Uhlenbeck is the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, which is generally regarded as the ‘Nobel prize’ for mathematics. Professor Uhlenbeck received the Abel Prize for her work on "minimal surfaces" such as soap bubbles.

Norway's Norsk Hydro hit by ransom cyber-attack

Oslo - One of the world's biggest aluminium producers, Norway's Norsk Hydro, said Tuesday it had been hit by a ransom cyber-attack of unknown origin, with hackers demanding a ransom.

Norway school boy threatens staff with knife: police

Oslo - Four members of staff at an Oslo primary school were slightly hurt when a pupil threatened an employee with a knife, Norwegian police said Tuesday.

Breivik's shadow hangs heavy over Christchurch attack

Oslo - The New Zealand mosque attacker claimed inspiration from Norwegian rightwing extremist Anders Behring Breivik and the deadly rampage in Christchurch on Friday resembled his 2011 massacre in its methods and motives.

Norway MPs want Nobel for student climate campaigner Greta

Oslo - Greta Thunberg, the Swedish school girl climate campaigner who has inspired worldwide protests, should be awarded this year's Nobel Peace prize, Norwegian lawmakers said Thursday.

World's biggest sovereign wealth fund to decide on dumping oil

Oslo - Norway will announce on Friday whether its sovereign wealth fund, which is the world's biggest and has been fuelled by petrodollars, will divest its oil and gas holdings in a decision keenly awaited by climate activists.

Norway police fear for life of tycoon's missing wife

Oslo - Norwegian police said Thursday they increasingly fear for the life of a multi-millionaire's wife who went missing four months ago, with presumed kidnappers demanding a large ransom.

Angry Norway says Russia jamming GPS signals again

Oslo - Norway's foreign intelligence unit on Monday expressed renewed concerns that its GPS signals in the country's Far North were being jammed, as Oslo again blamed Russia for the "unacceptable" acts.
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