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Norwegian Refugee Council staff held in Yemen

Aden - Four Yemenis working with the Norwegian Refugee Council have been detained in a rebel-held part of the country, the NGO said Monday, after they distributed aid insurgents allege is linked to Saudi Arabia.

Norway eyes curb on sovereign fund withdrawals

Oslo - Norway on Thursday proposed to curb the amount of money it can withdraw from its sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, amid lower expected returns. The minority rightwing government also recommended that the fund, worth 7.

Former Norwegian PM held in US over Iran visa

Oslo - A former Norwegian prime minister said he was held at a Washington airport for one hour because of an Iranian visa in his passport, an incident he described as "provocative".

Breivik's isolation harming his mental health: lawyer

Oslo - A lawyer for jailed Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik said Wednesday the neo-Nazi's isolation was harmful to his mental health, a key point in his legal battle over prison conditions.

Norway says Breivik a VIP inmate with 'cosy' conditions

Oslo - Norway on Tuesday insisted mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik enjoyed "cosy" conditions in prison, including cells with a view, an Xbox and a comfy armchair, as it appealed a lower court conviction for "inhumane" treatment.

Norway says Breivik treated 'humanely and respectfully'

Oslo - Norway told judges Tuesday it was treating mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik in prison "humanely and respectfully" in its appeals case against having violated his human rights.

Oslo temporarily bars diesel cars to combat pollution

Oslo - Oslo will ban diesel cars from the road for at least two days this week in a bid to combat rising air pollution, angering some motorists after they were urged to buy diesel cars a few years ago.

Breivik says prison isolation has radicalised him

Skien - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik said Thursday that more than five years of prison isolation has further radicalised him, a key point in his lawsuit against the state over the terms of his incarceration.

Breivik 'trying to spread his ideology from prison'

Skien - The Norwegian state, found guilty of treating mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik "inhumanely" in prison, said Wednesday his limited contact with the outside world was necessary because he is trying to spread his ideology from prison, including in dat...

Breivik 'trying to spread his ideology from prison'

Skien - The Norwegian state, found guilty of treating mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik "inhumanely" in prison, said Wednesday his limited contact with the outside world was necessary because he is trying to spread his ideology from prison, including in dat...

Breivik makes Nazi salute as court reviews 'inhumane' prison regime

Skien - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik made a Nazi salute at the opening of an appeal case on his prison conditions on Tuesday, repeating the provocative gesture he made in a lower court hearing.

Norway court reviews Breivik's 'inhumane' prison conditions

Oslo - A Norway court on Tuesday begins examining the state's appeal against a ruling that it has treated mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik "inhumanely" since he was jailed for killing 77 people in 2011.

Norway court to review Breivik's 'inhumane' treatment ruling

Oslo - A Norwegian court will on Tuesday examine the state's appeal against a ruling that right-wing extremist and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been treated inhumanely since being jailed for killing 77 people nearly six years ago.

Norway to switch off FM stations in favor of Digital Radio

In spite of the fact that a survey showed that 66 percent of Norwegians oppose the move while only 17 percent favor it, the Norwegian parliament has given the go-ahead to switch off the FM radio network in favor of digital audio broadcasting (DAB).

China ends diplomatic freeze with Norway after Nobel row

Oslo - Norway and China announced Monday the resumption of diplomatic relations, six years after Beijing froze ties with Oslo over the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident.

Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate found in Norway

Munich - An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago has been found in Norway, police said Friday.

Norway fetes chess champ Carlsen's tour de force

Oslo - From a NATO chief's tweet to the top headlines on news sites, Norway on Thursday feted its three-time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen a day after he beat Russia's Sergei Karyakin in a breathtaking tiebreaker.

Battle on in youngest ever world chess championship

New York - Reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Russian grandmaster Sergei Karyakin went head to head on Friday in the first game of a battle to determine the world's top player.

Bobby Fischer and the 'K's: a history of modern chess

Paris - US chess champion Bobby Fischer and the two "K"s -- Garry Kasparov and Anatoli Karpov -- have co-written the modern history of the game, with a chapter devoted to East-West confrontation.

Modern-day Vikings who roam Mediterranean to rescue migrants

Torch beams from rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean flash an SOS cry for help in the darkness and the Norwegian Siem Pilot does what it does best: rescuing migrants.

US to deploy 330 troops in Norway

Oslo - The United States will deploy over 300 troops in Norway, the Norwegian government announced Monday, in a move set to upset neighbouring Russia.

Activists sue Norway over Arctic oil drilling

Oslo - Environmental groups filed a lawsuit against energy-rich Norway on Tuesday to stop oil drilling in the Barents Sea.

The Maud floats again after being raised from the depths

Oslo - It has been over 80 years since the Maud, Polar explorer Roald Amundsen's ship sank in 1930 near what is now Cambridge Bay. After being raised from its watery grave in July, the sturdy ship is now resting on a barge, ready for the trip home to Norway.

Friendship can't move mountain for Norway and Finland

Oslo - The Norwegian government has resisted public pressure to offer a mountain summit to neighbouring Finland as part of its independence centenary celebrations.

Norway seeks ban on burqas in the classroom

Oslo - Norway's right-wing government on Wednesday announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil from classrooms and university lecture halls.

Snowden again fails to win no-extradition pledge from Norway

Oslo - A Norwegian court on Wednesday dismissed a fresh bid by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden to win assurances he would not be extradited to the US should he come to Norway to collect an award.

Lithuania eyes Norway air defence deal amid Russia fears

Vilnius - Lithuania said Monday it is in talks to buy Norwegian anti-aircraft missile systems to address the defence gap on NATO's eastern flank, amid concerns over Russia.

Philippine militants got ransom for Norwegian, say analysts

Manila - A notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the strife-torn southern Philippines enjoyed another lucrative payday when it released a Norwegian hostage after a year in captivity, analysts said Monday.

Philippine militants got ransom for Norwegian, say analysts

Manila - A notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the strife-torn southern Philippines enjoyed another lucrative payday when it released a Norwegian hostage after a year in captivity, analysts said Monday.

Philippine militants got ransom for Norwegian, say analysts

Manila - A notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the strife-torn southern Philippines enjoyed another lucrative payday when it released a Norwegian hostage after a year in captivity, analysts said Monday.
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Recordings from both winter, spring, summer and autumn makes for pretty scenes such as this.
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Ylvis sets up a "voice activated" ATM prank in Oslo, Norway with hilarious results.
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The auroras: Kvaløya Island, some 30 kilometres from the city of Tromsø in Northern Norway
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Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
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Ylvis sets up a "voice activated" ATM prank in Oslo, Norway with hilarious results.
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Elon Musk speaks to Norwegian Tesla S owners in Oslo.
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Jumping Polar Bear in its natural environment, in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway.
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