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Nobel Peace Prize winners warn nuclear war is 'a tantrum away'

Oslo - Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threa...

Nobel peace laureates urge US, NKorea to de-escalate nuclear threats

Oslo - Representatives of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), on Saturday called on the US and North Korea to reduce tensions and end the "urgent threat" posed by weapons of mass destruction.

Norway populist fails in Nobel bid

Oslo - A controversial former leader of Norway's anti-immigration party on Friday failed in his bid to join the committee that awards the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

Norway populist's Nobel committee bid appears blocked

Oslo - A controversial former leader of Norway's anti-immigration party on Thursday saw his chances of joining the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize fade, due to other parties' opposition.

Norway reveals rape and sexual assault scandal in Lapland

Oslo - Norwegian police said Tuesday they had uncovered 151 alleged sexual assaults, including child rape, in a small community in Lapland, sending shock waves across the country.

Horror as Norway freight trains mow down over 100 reindeer

Oslo - More than 100 reindeer have been mowed down by freight trains in northern Norway in recent days in what has been called a "bloodbath" during their winter migration, said the nation's public broadcaster.

Norway's King Harald released from hospital

Oslo - Norway's 80-year-old King Harald was released from hospital on Monday after being treated for three days for an infection, and is in "fine form", the palace said.

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway 'enemy' insult

Istanbul - NATO apologised to Turkey on Friday after Ankara pulled its troops from a military exercise in Norway where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country's modern founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had been portrayed as enemies of the alliance.

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway 'enemy' insult

Istanbul - NATO apologised to Turkey on Friday after Ankara pulled its troops from a military exercise in Norway where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country's modern founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had been portrayed as enemies of the alliance.

Erdogan says Turkey troops pulled from NATO drill amid new tensions

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Ankara had pulled out 40 Turkish troops from a NATO exercise in Norway, in a new outburst of tensions with its Western allies.

Norway wealth fund plans to drop oil and gas stocks

Oslo - Norway’s trillion-dollar sovereign wealth fund has proposed dropping its investments in oil and gas stocks, saying that doing so would make the country’s wealth “less vulnerable to a permanent drop in oil and gas prices”.

Crime writer Nesbo faces up evil in new Nordic chiller

Paris - We now know who to blame for Jo Nesbo scaring the living daylights out of millions of readers with his blood-drenched crime thrillers."When I was a child my mother used to send me down to the cellar for potatoes," the Norwegian writer told AFP.

Environmentalists take Norway to court over Arctic drilling

Oslo - Representatives for Norway, western Europe's biggest oil producer, appeared in an Oslo court on Tuesday after environmental groups including Greenpeace brought a case over drilling in the Arctic.

Missing Russian chopper found on Arctic seabed, eight presumed dead

Oslo - A Russian helicopter that went down off the coast of Norway's Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic this week has been found and the eight Russians on board are presumed dead, Norwegian rescue crews said on Sunday.

Search continues for Russian helicopter missing in Arctic

Oslo - Emergency services on Friday continued to search for a Russian helicopter that went down with eight people on board off the coast of Norway's Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic, Norwegian rescue crews said.

Russian helicopter crashes at sea in Arctic, 8 aboard: Norway

Oslo - A Russian helicopter with eight people on board crashed at sea in Norway's Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic on Thursday, Norwegian rescue services said, with fears growing over the fate of those on board.

Russian helicopter crashes at sea in Arctic, 8 aboard: Norway

Oslo - A Russian helicopter with eight people on board crashed at sea in Norway's Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic on Thursday, Norwegian rescue services said.The fate of those on board the helicopter was not immediately known.

Norway solar firm signs 2.5 bn-euro deal with Iran

Tehran - Just days after US President Donald Trump called for further isolation of Iran, a Norwegian solar company signed a deal Tuesday to invest 2.5 billion euros in the country over the next five years.

Ex-Norway cop gets 21 years for helping smuggle tons of hash

Oslo - A Norwegian court on Monday sentenced a former top police officer to 21 years in prison for allowing nearly 14 tonnes of hashish to be smuggled into the country over nearly a decade.

Bittersweet election victory for Norway PM

Oslo - After clinching a narrow victory in Norway's legislative elections, Prime Minister Erna Solberg embarks on a historic but fragile second mandate, with a weaker majority and less conciliatory allies.

Norway's PM claims victory in close election

Oslo - Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg claimed a narrow victory in Norway's legislative elections on Monday, saying voters in the oil-rich country had given her "a mandate for four more years".

Oil-rich Norway struggles to beat its 'petroholism'

Oslo - For climate reasons as much as economic prudence, Norway is trying to cut its dependence on oil, a godsend that has made the small Scandinavian country rich beyond its dreams -- which is exactly what makes it hard to pass up.

World's happiest country, Norway, mulls change of course

Oslo - You can be the happiest people in the world and still toy with the idea of change: oil-rich Norway votes Monday in a general election seen as uncomfortably close for the outgoing rightwing government.

400 Viking objects stolen in Norway museum heist

Oslo - Some 400 Viking objects were stolen from a Norwegian museum at some time over the weekend of August 11-13, the museum's director said Sunday, describing the loss as "immeasurable".

Former Nobel chairman stands by Liu award after China criticism

Oslo - The former chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday justified awarding Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo with the 2010 peace prize which Beijing slammed as "blasphemy".

Internet giant Google to start getting Norwegian wind power

After extensive planning and preparation, Google expects to receive its first wind power from Norway by September, the company told Reuters on Wednesday.

In a Norwegian Wood, a 22nd century library grows

Oslo - Some will never know if their books were appreciated by readers, many of whom aren't born yet. Every year for 100 years, a different author will contribute to the "Future Library", a collection of works to be published only in the next century.

'Troll's Penis' to be re-erected in Norway

Oslo - Norwegians have come out en masse to raise nearly 20,000 euros to repair an eye-catching penis-shaped rock formation apparently knocked down by vandals, an online collection showed on Monday.

Norway offers oil companies 93 new blocks in Arctic waters

Norway, a global leader on climate change, has announced plans to open up record 93 blocks for Arctic oil exploration. The new production licenses are expected to be awarded to oil companies in the first half of 2018.

Controversial Utoya massacre memorial to be rethought

Oslo - Norway's government said Wednesday that a controversial memorial for the victims of Anders Behring Breivik's 2011 massacre would be rethought, in order to avoid an embarrassing lawsuit by local residents.
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Ida Beate Løken sitting in her cave in Norway.
Ida Beate Løken sitting in her cave in Norway.
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A school of fish was flash frozen in the island of Lovund in Norway
A school of fish was flash frozen in the island of Lovund in Norway
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Mountain scenery along the train route from Bergen to Oslo.
Norway sets an established quota of 1286 minke whales for the 2012 season.
Norway sets an established quota of 1286 minke whales for the 2012 season.
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Lille Lungegårdsvann - Bergen's city lake and park. It's a peaceful location right in the center of the city, not far from the Wharf.
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Elon Musk speaks to Norwegian Tesla S owners in Oslo.
Elon Musk speaks to Norwegian Tesla S owners in Oslo.
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Ida Beate Løken, a 19-year-old student from the Sogn Agriculture and Horticulture School in Norway, lived in a cave for almost a year to reduce her impact on the environment.
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Bergen, Norway. The Bryggen, seen from across the harbor.
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Cow decoration hanging alongside the bridge in Vemork, directly below the NorskHydro station, Rjukan, Telemark, Norway
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An out of control fire on the Norwegian coast has destroyed at least 140 buildings.
An out of control fire on the Norwegian coast has destroyed at least 140 buildings.
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An elegant pergola located near the park and small lake in the center of Bergen.
An elegant pergola located near the park and small lake in the center of Bergen.
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Svalbard Global Seed Vault
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The Norwegian State Railways' Bergen-Oslo train, ready for departure. This is considered one of the most exciting and beautiful train rides in the world.
BSE is a disease found in cattle.
BSE is a disease found in cattle.
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Rjukan in Norway is to get sunlight this winter from giant mirrors.
Rjukan in Norway is to get sunlight this winter from giant mirrors.
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Afterposten newspaper in Norway ran a lost wallet test to see if people in Oslo were honest.
Afterposten newspaper in Norway ran a lost wallet test to see if people in Oslo were honest.
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An elderly woman makes her way through the snow in Norway which tops the Global AgeWatch index ahead of Sweden
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Archaeologists in Norway have found an 8 000-year-old skull  still containing brain matter.
Archaeologists in Norway have found an 8,000-year-old skull, still containing brain matter.
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Beautiful water and mountain scenery in Norway.
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