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Beyonce, Kanye streaming stats 'manipulated' on Tidal: report

Oslo - Streaming numbers of Beyonce and Kanye West's respective albums on rap mogul Jay Z's music platform Tidal have been manipulated, allowing the stars excessive royalty payouts, a Norwegian newspaper said on Wednesday.

After success with EVs Norway plans to buy electric planes

Oslo - The Norwegian government on Thursday expressed a desire to buy electric planes in coming years in an attempt to duplicate its success in becoming the world leader in sales of electric cars (EVs).

Norway politician who hit asylum seeker becomes justice minister

Oslo - A politician convicted of beating an asylum seeker was appointed as acting justice minister in Norway on Tuesday.

Norway justice minister resigns, averting government crisis

Oslo - Norway's justice minister announced her resignation on Tuesday, averting a potential government crisis after she published a controversial Facebook post.

Majority seek ouster of Norway minister, govt could fall

Oslo - Norway's Christian Democrats on Monday refused to back a rightwing justice minister who had triggered outrage with a shocking Facebook post, a move that could end up toppling the minority government.

Norway govt may fall on minister's no-confidence vote

Oslo - Norway's right-wing government could resign this week if the justice minister loses a no-confidence vote after she triggered outrage among survivors of a 2011 gun massacre, media reported Sunday.

Norway going green, building battery-operated ferry boats

The Sognefjord shipyard made fuel-guzzling boats for the oil industry for many years. Now its prosperity lies in going green, as the shipyard is assembling the first ferry boats that will be entirely powered by batteries.

Norway minister removes Facebook post after scandal

Oslo - Norway's controversial justice minister on Wednesday withdrew a Facebook post that triggered outrage among survivors of the 2011 Utoya massacre and calls for a motion of no confidence against her in parliament.

Braving the cold: Surfing above the Arctic Circle

Saupstad - "You come up from the ocean and you're just freaking cold," says Unn Holgersen, who surfs almost every day in the frigid waves off the coast of Norwegian islands above the Arctic Circle.

10 years after massacre, Norway to ban semi-automatic weapons

Oslo - Norway plans to ban semi-automatic firearms as of 2021, a decade after right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's mass shooting that left 69 people dead, a Norwegian lawmaker said Tuesday.

Ice instruments ring out coolest music in Norway

Norway - Inside a giant igloo in a snowy Norwegian village, the sound of a horn rings out, warming the mood of a freezing audience, huddled together in -24 Celsius.

Former NATO leader Rasmussen considered for Nobel committee

Oslo - In a controversial move, a conservative Norwegian party said Wednesday it is considering former NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen as its choice to sit on the committee which awards the Nobel Peace Prize.

Norway aims for all short-haul flights 100% electric by 2040

Oslo - All of Norway's short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, the country's airport operator said on Wednesday, cementing the Nordic nation's role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport.

Norway's coalition expands but remains minority govt

Oslo - Norway's right-wing coalition on Sunday took in a small centre-right party, but remains a minority government and will continue the search for the parliamentary majority needed to ensure it can pass laws.

Trump's invitation to immigrate leaves Norwegians cold

Oslo - President Donald Trump's invitation to Norwegians to immigrate to the United States, while railing against entrants from "shithole" countries, has received a glacial reception in this Nordic country.

Tesla faces fresh Norway lawsuit over false advertising

Oslo - Nearly 80 Tesla owners in Norway have sued the US automaker over misleading advertising, saying their electric car did not deliver the promised performance, Norwegian daily Dagens Naeringsliv (DN) reported on Thursday.

Norway Labour party deputy leader resigns amid sex claims

Oslo - Former Norwegian minister Trond Giske, a deputy leader of the Labour party, announced his resignation on Sunday after accusations that he sexually harassed young women.

Environmentalists lose lawsuit over Norway's Arctic oil licenses

Oslo - A Norwegian court on Thursday dismissed a case by three environmentalist groups which had sued Norway for granting oil licenses in the Arctic, as the fight against global warming is increasingly brought to courtrooms.

Norway suspends arms exports to UAE over Yemen war

Oslo - Norway on Wednesday announced it has suspended arms and ammunition exports to the United Arab Emirates because of the nation's involvement in the Yemen war.

Low-power radio module for Internet of Things

Oslo - Ultra-low power radio can overcome the power drain from smart meters and IoT devices, according to Norwegian technologists. Meanwhile U.S. scientists have designed a zero-power stand-by sensor.
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