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Iran holiday costs Norway fisheries minister his job

Oslo - Norway's rightwing Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg quit on Monday after breaching security protocol when he went on holiday to Iran with an Iranian-born former beauty queen, in a major media scandal.

Record Arctic heat drives reindeer into cool tunnels

Oslo - Norwegian authorities have urged motorists to watch out for reindeer that are seeking refuge in tunnels to cool themselves amid extreme heat in the nation's far north.

Seized Gaza ship captain accuses Israel of breaking intl law

Oslo - The captain of a Norwegian boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists en route to Gaza has accused Israeli authorities of violating the law by boarding the vessel in international waters and using violent force against its crew.

Polar bear shot dead after wounding cruise ship worker

Oslo - A polar bear was shot dead after attacking a German cruise ship worker on Norway's Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, the authorities said Sunday.The unnamed man in his 40's suffered head injuries shortly after landing on Spitzbergen island.

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Stockholm - Dozens of forest wildfires raged across Sweden Wednesday, prompting Stockholm to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the Nordic region.

Rights court dismisses Breivik's complaint about jail conditions

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday dismissed a complaint by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik over his prison conditions, ending a long-running saga that kept him in the public eye, tormenting his victims.

UN chief says migration is 'inevitable'

Oslo - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that migration, which is currently posing serious challenges to political leaders around the world, was "inevitable".The topic is being hotly debated across Europe and in the United States.

Mass killer Breivik appeal ruling due at European rights court

Strasbourg - Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik will learn Thursday the result of his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against his prison conditions in Norway.

Moscow slams Norway plans to double US troop presence

Oslo - Moscow on Thursday criticised Norway's plans to ask Washington to double the number of US troops stationed in the Scandinavian country and deploy them nearer the border with Russia.

Norway wants to double US troops and deploy them closer to Russia

Oslo - Norway will ask the United States to double the number of US troops stationed in the country and deploy them nearer the border with Russia, the government said Tuesday.

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.

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.

'Doomsday' seed vault gets makeover as Arctic heats up

Longyearbyen - Designed to withstand a nuclear missile hit, the world's biggest seed vault, nestled deep inside an Arctic mountain, is undergoing a makeover as rising temperatures melt the permafrost meant to protect it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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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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Bergen  Norway. The Bryggen  seen from across the harbor.
Bergen, Norway. The Bryggen, seen from across the harbor.
Norwegian Folk Museum  Oslo  Norway.
Norwegian Folk Museum, Oslo, Norway.
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Bastoy Prison started as an experiment in human ecology 33 years ago in Norway.
Bastoy Prison started as an experiment in human ecology 33 years ago in Norway.
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Looking down from the top of a fjord above Lyngen  Norway in Sept. 2011.
Looking down from the top of a fjord above Lyngen, Norway in Sept. 2011.
Tim Berglund
The Bryggen  seen from across the harbor.  This section of the city is one of the best recognized vi...
The Bryggen, seen from across the harbor. This section of the city is one of the best recognized views of Bergen.
A very narrow alley-way in the old section of the city of Bergen  near the old wharf.
A very narrow alley-way in the old section of the city of Bergen, near the old wharf.
Halden Prison is 75 kilometres from the picturesque village of Halden  Norway
Halden Prison is 75 kilometres from the picturesque village of Halden, Norway
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Ylvis sets up a  voice activated  ATM prank in Oslo  Norway with hilarious results.
Ylvis sets up a "voice activated" ATM prank in Oslo, Norway with hilarious results.
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The big question that need answering is why so many comb jellyfish are dying?
The big question that need answering is why so many comb jellyfish are dying?
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The YARA Birkeland will be the world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship  with ze...
The YARA Birkeland will be the world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship, with zero emissions.
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Reindeer in Norway
Reindeer in Norway
Arnstein Rønning
Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
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The view from the cave lived in by Ida Beate Løken  a 19-year-old student from the Sogn Agriculture...
The view from the cave lived in by Ida Beate Løken, a 19-year-old student from the Sogn Agriculture and Horticulture School in Norway, to reduce her impact on the environment.
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The Rosenkrantz Tower  part of Bergenhus Fortress  located at the entrance to the harbor in Bergen. ...
The Rosenkrantz Tower, part of Bergenhus Fortress, located at the entrance to the harbor in Bergen. This is one of the oldest and best preserved castles in Norway.
BSE is a disease found in cattle.
BSE is a disease found in cattle.
US Food and Drug Administration
Olav den Helliges død
English: Tore Hund  at right  spears Olaf at the battle of Stiklestad.
Olav den Helliges død English: Tore Hund, at right, spears Olaf at the battle of Stiklestad.
Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831-1892)
Jumping Polar Bear in its natural environment  in Spitsbergen Island  Svalbard  Norway.
Jumping Polar Bear in its natural environment, in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway.
Arturo de Frias Marques
Elon Musk speaks to Norwegian Tesla S owners in Oslo.
Elon Musk speaks to Norwegian Tesla S owners in Oslo.
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A massive truck explosion destroyed a farm nearby in Norway.
A massive truck explosion destroyed a farm nearby in Norway.
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