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Norway populist party quits govt over jihadist spouse's repatriation

Oslo - Norway's populist Progress Party said Monday it was leaving the right-wing coalition government over the repatriation of a suspected Islamic State member and her two children last week.

Norway populist party quits govt over jihadist spouse's repatriation

Oslo - Norway's populist Progress Party said Monday it was leaving the right-wing coalition government over the repatriation of an alleged Islamic State member and her two children last week.

Mammoth field fires up Norway's oil industry

Norway - Under yellow metal legs stretching beneath the sea, billions of dollars lie buried. As the world tries hard to halt global warming, a huge oil field breathes new life into Norway's oil sector."Massive!

Adventurers cross Arctic Ocean on skis despite thinning ice

Oslo - Two adventurers have successfully crossed the Arctic Ocean on skis after persevering through brutal conditions, briefly running out of food, and struggling to traverse thin ice caused by global warming, their team said on Sunday.

Norwegian freed in Moscow spy swap 'deceived' by secret services

Oslo - A Norwegian man freed by Moscow from an espionage jail term as part of a spy swap between Lithuania and Russia said on Tuesday he felt "deceived" by his country's intelligence service.

Norwegian police arrest gunman after ambulance rampage

Oslo - Norwegian police said they arrested an armed man who stole an ambulance in Oslo on Tuesday then ran down and slightly injured four pedestrians, including twin babies.

Norwegian police arrest gunman after ambulance rampage

Oslo - Norwegian police said they arrested an armed man who stole an ambulance in Oslo on Tuesday then ran down and slightly injured four pedestrians, including twin babies.

China irked by Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Hong Kong

Bejing - China called for foreign governments not to interfere in its affairs Thursday, after a Norwegian politician nominated the "people of Hong Kong" for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

New Zealand's Ardern announces five-way climate trade talks

New York - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a first of its kind five-way climate trade initiative that would remove tariffs on green technology and cut fossil fuel subsidies.

Norway mosque shooter who killed sister had racist motive: police

Oslo - A Norwegian man accused of killing his step-sister before opening fire in a mosque near Oslo in August had racist motives, police said Tuesday, confirming he shot her because of her Chinese origin.

Fast-moving and mysterious illness killing Norway's dogs

Oslo - Norwegian veterinary authorities fear a mysterious and potentially fatal dog illness is spreading quickly around the country. Several hundred dogs are believed to have been infected and even died before their owners could get them to a vet.

Appeal opens in case of Scandinavian hikers slain in Morocco

Tabriquet - The appeal opened Wednesday in the case of 24 men convicted over the beheadings of two young Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in Morocco's High Atlas mountains last December.

Convicts appeal in Morocco case of slain Scandinavian hikers

Tabriquet - An appeal opens Wednesday in the case of 24 men convicted over the beheadings of two young Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in Morocco's High Atlas mountains last December.

Norway blocks 30 mn-euro deforestation subsidy to Brazil

Oslo - Norway said Thursday it would halt Amazon protection subsidies worth 30 million euros ($33 million) to Brazil, which it accused of turning its back on the fight against deforestation.

Norway mosque shooting suspect 'admits' crimes: police

Oslo - A Norwegian man suspected of killing his step sister and opening fire in a mosque near Oslo last weekend, has admitted to the crimes though he has not officially entered a plea, police said Friday.

Norway mosque suspect rejects murder allegation: lawyer

Oslo - A Norwegian man suspected of killing his stepsister and opening fire at a mosque near Oslo rejects allegations of murder and attempted murder, his lawyer said Monday.

Norway mosque shooting an 'attempted act of terror'

Oslo - Norwegian police said Sunday that a shooting at a mosque near Oslo is being treated as an "attempted act of terror" and that the suspected gunman harbours far-right, anti-immigrant views.

One hurt in Norway mosque shooting, suspect arrested

Oslo - A gunman armed with multiple weapons opened fire in a mosque near Oslo on Saturday, injuring one person before being overpowered by an elderly worshipper and arrested, Norwegian police and witnesses said.

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Caracas - Representatives for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido reopened talks in Barbados on Wednesday to resolve the country's political crisis.

Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers

Tabriquet - A Moroccan court on Thursday condemned three Islamic State group supporters to death for the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hiking trip in the High Atlas mountains.

Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers

Tabriquet - Three Islamic State group supporters were sentenced to death by a court in Morocco on Thursday over the beheadings of two Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in the High Atlas Mountains.

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Caracas - Representatives for Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido have arrived in Barbados to continue talks to resolve the country's political crisis.

Slain Danish student's mother urges death sentences in Morocco trial

Tabriquet - The mother of a Danish student beheaded along with another Scandinavian woman while hiking in Morocco's High Atlas mountains called Thursday for the suspected jihadist killers to face the death penalty as their trial neared its end.

Sunken Soviet nuclear sub appears to be leaking radiation

Norwegian researchers have detected a possible radiation leak at the site where the Soviet nuclear-powered attack submarine Komsomolets sank 30 years ago.

Norwegian man sentenced to 16 years for abusing hundreds of boys

Oslo - A Norwegian man was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday for the sexual abuse, including rape, of several hundred underage boys in what was described as the largest such case in the country's history.

UAE probe of tanker attacks points to 'state actor'

New York - Initial findings of an investigation led by the United Arab Emirates of May 12 attacks on oil tankers point to the likelihood that a state was behind the bombings, but there is no evidence yet that Iran was involved, the UAE said Thursday.

UAE to present findings of tanker attacks' probe to UN

New York - The United Arab Emirates, along with Saudi Arabia and Norway, will on Thursday present to the UN Security Council the findings of their probe of the May 12 attacks on oil tankers off the Emirati coast, diplomats said.

Descend, Eat, Marvel: Europe's first underwater restaurant

For the chef and diners alike, each meal beneath the waves at Europe's first underwater restaurant is a thing of wonder.

Alleged ringleader admits hiker killings at Morocco trial

Tabriquet - The alleged leader of a jihadist cell accused of killing two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco admitted to the murders in court on Thursday, saying they were carried out in the name of the Islamic State group.

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway talks to continue

Oslo - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement.
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Svalbard Global Seed Vault
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After a month of cleaning the Maud starts to reveal its beautiful details.
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Svalbard Global Seed Vault, tunnel down to the vault.
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Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
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