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A small fishing shack in Finse. - Pictures by CK LimOSLO, Jan 21 -- What's the best way to see the most beautiful parts of Norway? What's the best way to travel between Oslo and Bergen, the two largest cities in that country? The answer to both questions, fortunately for us, is a one-day trek across ...
Now that oil prices has begun to rise again, Norway's oil and gas development and output will as well -- with output perhaps eclipsing the earlier high of 2004 by as soon as 2022, according to a new report from the Norwegian petroleum Directorate (NPD). To word that differently, Norwegian oil and gas ...
Norway has a vibrant economy based on natural resources and tourism with clean air, water, and forests protected by strict environmental rules. They produce oil but have a carbon tax with revenues dedicated to renewable power research and policy goals of reducing carbon emissions and stabilizing ...
OSLO: Norway rejected construction of a wind farm on Friday over concerns it could harm wild reindeer in southern mountains that are home to the last remaining viable populations in Europe. The 120 megawatt(MW) project in Bygland municipality aimed to boost business in the sparsely-populated region, ...

A hacker or hacker group might have stolen healthcare data for more than half of Norway's population, according to reports in local press. The attack took place on January 8 and came to light this week when Health South-East RHF, a healthcare organization that manages hospitals in Norway's southeast ...
News out of Norway that its government plans to phase out fur farming in that country by 2025 has caught a lot of people connected to the industry by surprise. Even when the idea was bandied about in the last year or so, most thought it would never come to fruition in a country long known for its defence of ...
In February, the 76-year-old will head to the Svalbard Global seed Vault in Norway, and one fan, along with a guest, will get the opportunity to join her for the unique expedition. "I am a big gardener as you may know, and I'm very interested in growing heirloom seeds," Stewart told Page Six via email.
According to Statistics Norway, over 800,000 foreign or Norwegian-born people in Norway, which has a total population of around 5.2 million, have foreign-born parents. "I am disappointed with the composition of the government. It is important for minorities to be represented, including amongst those who ...
SANDHURST, England -- Emmanuel Macron invited Theresa may to "be my guest" if she wants to maintain the access Britain's Financial Services industry currently has to the EU single market after Brexit -- but only if the U.K. adopts the Norway model. Speaking at the close of an Anglo-French summit ...
And President Trump wants immigration from countries such as Norway. Honestly, if I were a Norwegian, I would never immigrate to the USA. [Note: this author has lived short term in Norway] Although Norway has a very high tax rate, the standard of living is noticeably higher than the U.S.. Norwegians (and ...
I'm researching places where to move in the event I retire someday or America turns into that profane word President Donald Trump is alleged to have used to describe nations in Africa, Haiti and El Salvador. Until the president's glowing endorsement, I had not considered Norway. I hear it gets pretty cold ...
Norway topped the United Nations' World Happiness Report 2017 (the U.S. came in 14th), ranking highly in indicators including "caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance." It also took top spot on the Legatum Institute's 2017 Prosperity Index, and in 2016, was ranked the ...
Norway's right-wing coalition was confirmed on Sunday, over four months after September's general elections. Prime Minister Erna Solberg's Conservatives and the populist Progress Party added the centre-right Liberal (Venstre) party to the coalition, which remains a minority government which will need ...
During spring break, we traveled to Tromso and Oslo, Norway, to interview lawyers, nongovernmental organizations and business people about a variety of the country's ... Norway requires 40 percent representation for both men and women on the boards of directors of public limited liability companies.
All short-haul flights in Norway will be entirely electric by 2040, in plans made by the nation's public operator of air transport. State-owned Avinor, which operates most of Norway's civil airports, is aiming to be the "first in the world" to switch to electric air transport, according to its chief executive Dag ...

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 ... Norway, the largest oil and gas producer in Western Europe, is paradoxically a leader in the field of electric transport.
The man had been partying in Copenhagen, Denmark, before deciding to head home to Norway's capital, Oslo, via taxi. The trip took him across the Danish border into Sweden and then into Norway. Upon arrival at his home, the man refused to pay the driver and went to bed. The driver, understandably ...
Sales of electric and hybrid cars rose above half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by generous subsidies that extended the country's lead in shifting from fossil-fuel engines, data showed on Wednesday. Pure electric cars and hybrids, which have both battery power and a diesel or ...
UDI director Frode Forfang told NRK that, although many European countries still have high number of asylum seekers, the situation in Norway is unlikely to change this year. UDI has estimated around 3,000 as the figure for 2018 arrivals, although that depends on how the situation elsewhere in Europe ...
WHAT: Now in its third year, X Games Norway will bring Ski and Snowboard Big Air and Skateboard Street competitions back to downtown Oslo and to Fornebu in Baerum May 16 - 20 in celebration of Norway's Constitution day on May 17. Athletes and fans will take in the national celebration and then ...
Sales of electric and hybrid cars in Norway outpaced those running on fossil fuels last year, cementing the country's position as a global leader in the push to restrict vehicle emissions. Norway, a major oil exporter, would seem an unlikely champion of newer, cleaner-running vehicles. But the country offers ...
Norway has suspended exports of munitions and arms to the United Arab Emirates as a "precautionary line," based on its assessment of the situation in Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition including the UAE has been fighting Shia rebels in the country for nearly three years. Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide ...
Turning to the age-old relationship between Iran and Norway, dating back to 100 years ago, the energy minister said, "the two countries of Iran and Norway enjoy high potentials and can cooperate with each other in the fields of water, wastewater and renewable energies." Credit lines have not thus far been ...
OSLO, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Norway's central bank offers fixed-rate F-loan liquidity to commercial banks from Dec. 29 to Jan. 2, it said in a statement on Friday, in line with a November announcement. The loan's interest rate will be 0.65 percent, equal to the bank's key policy rate plus 15 basis points.
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter has revealed renderings for a copper ziggurat-like housing tower designed for the site of a former military camp in the Norwegian town of Ski Vest. The Oslo-based architects designed the tower to be wrapped with linear terraces made from copper perforated with a lace-like pattern ...
Norway's Chess champ Magnus Carlsen, now 27 years old and sporting a beard, appeared with FIDE's Georgios Makropoulos as this year's rapid- and blitz chess world championships got underway in Saudi Arabia. The reigning women's champ chose to stay away, though, and Norwegian chess officials ...
Nevertheless, children with families scheduled for forced deportation from Norway were held at the centre 48 times during 2017. In 2016, 143 children were also placed at the centre with their parents, according to NRK's report. Families and teenagers unaccompanied by parents have hitherto been ...
OSLO, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Norway's central bank will keep its daily sale of foreign currency unchanged at 900 million Norwegian crowns in January, it said on Friday. The level was raised in December to 900 million per day from 650 million per day in November, although trades were only conducted from ...
23, according to police. Shields was spotted in the Impala on Aug. 24 by Norway Officer Jim Ventresca, who attempted to pull him over on Route 26. Shields drove south at speeds of over 100 mph, eventually stopping near Routes 26 and 11 in Poland, where he jumped out of the car and ran into woods.
In order to shoot what seems to be a 14-minute commercial for the new GT, Ford took its Triple Yellow press car to Norway, perhaps the most stunning chunk of Scandinavia, for an entire week. Evo's Steve Sutcliffe was there to join the party, followed by a fleet of drones as he went driving along Atlantic ...
Following the death of Torbjorn Ovrebo last week, Nygaard officially became Norway's oldest man at the age of 107. He will celebrate his 108th birthday on January 12. In 2017, Norway boasted 945 citizens over the age of 100, reports Nettavisen. "It's not true that you have to live healthy to grow old.
Billie Lourd is marking the one-year anniversary of Carrie Fisher's death with a heartfelt tribute. In a new Instagram post, the actress shared one of her mom's favorite things and revealed a recent trip that won't soon be forgotten. "My momby had an otherworldly obsession with the northern lights, but I never ...
A man in Norway was found on Christmas Eve, 28 hours after he suffered an 8-10 metre fall while out walking. The 24-year-old was reported missing at around 6pm on December 23rd, reports newspaper VG. "We were contacted by a friend who had [earlier] been with him, who asked if we had heard ...
West Palm Beach, Fla. -- Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway will be the first foreign leader to call on President Donald Trump in the new year. the White House announced Wednesday that Trump will welcome Solberg to the White House on Jan. 10. The White House says Trump looks forward to ...
Norway is the undisputed world leader on electric cars, run almost exclusively off the nation's copious hydropower resource. Nearly a third of all new cars sold in the country this year will be a plug-in model - either fully electric or a hybrid - and experts expect that share to rise to as much as 40% next year.
In two large areas in southeastern and mid Norway, you must sit (or ride) on a tree stump, while in a small area in surrounded by stump-sitting territory, but also a larger area in the south, near Stavanger (purple), you have to pull around that stump (or a sack) around. In a small area on the southern coast, ...
Justice Minister Per-Willy Amundsen announced just before the Christmas holidays that Norway's conservative government may let its agreement to lease cells at a prison in the Netherlands expire next fall. Amundsen said the extra jail space was no longer needed. "The waiting lists for convicts needing to ...
Smuggling happens periodically in Norway's Ostfold County, which shares a border with Sweden. For example, a Polish citizen was caught in the second half of October at the Svinesund border checkpoint some 20 kilometers south of Orje, from whose car several doping medications and weapons ...
After Lars Framvik and a friend found a fishing balloon on the shore of Andenes, Norway, in November 2015, Framvik wanted to find its owner, but there were a few challenges. While there was a phone number on the balloon, it didn't have an area or country code, so phoning the owner wasn't an option.
(FoxNews.com) - A Marine Corps commandant on Thursday warned U.S. troops stationed in Norway to be prepared for a coming war. "I hope I'm wrong, but there's a war coming," Gen. Robert Neller told them. "You're in a fight here, an informational fight, a political fight, by your presence." Neller pointed to ...
VARD Holdings Limited announced late Friday that it has secured contracts for the construction of two freight-and-service vessels for FSV Group in Norway. The global designer and shipbuilder of specialised vessels said that the new vessels will be built by Vard Aukra in Norway, scheduled for deliveries in Q3 2018 and Q1 ...
South Korean group Hanwha has confirmed an export order from Norway to supply its K9 Thunder 155 mm/52-calibre self-propelled tracked howitzer under a contract worth KRW245.2 billion (USD227 million). Hanwha said in a statement on 21 December that the contract, signed a day earlier in Oslo, ...
Norway has a new cable car attraction that's being pitched as one of the steepest in the world, traveling 1,011m above sea level to the top of Mount Hoven in just five minutes. After boarding the Loen Skylift at the fjord, guests are whisked into the clouds above the shimmering waters and lush green valleys.
A unit of 300 U.S. Marines stationed in Norway to practice cold-weather operations and develop ally partnerships heard unexpected news Thursday, when the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps told them to be prepared for something bigger. Much bigger. Gen. Robert Neller told Marines that "there's a ...
In 2015, the TV channel itself made an interview with Frode Berg about the refugee situation which had appeared on the border between Russia and Norway. The local church congregation council, which Berg himself chairs, had recently got several Syrian asylum seekers hiding from police in the church ...
Norway is by far the world leader in electric cars, and that's fantastic news for Tesla: It's on track to become the bestselling carmaker in Norway in December, reports industry news outlet Electrek. A record 1,861 Tesla vehicles have been registered in Norway this month - nearly triple the amount of 690 ...
A normal blood pressure is usually 120 over 80. A reading of more than 140 over 90 is defined as high blood pressure. High blood pressure can have many causes: a sedentary life, obesity, stress, a diet high in salt, smoking, alcohol and heredity. But are there other unknown reasons? (Photo: Seasontime ...
Just days before Rudolph flies off to draw Santa's sleigh at Christmas, dozens of his reindeer kin have received a death sentence after a Norwegian court ordered they be slaughtered to preserve pasture land. The country's Supreme Court said in a statement it had ruled "valid" a demand by the state for ...


 

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