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President Weah commended the Norwegian delegation for their visit and expressed his profound gratitude on-behalf of the Liberian Government for the role the Government of Norway continues to play in contributing towards the development of Liberia. The President acknowledged the strong partnership ...
Bitcoin industry giant Bitfury is opening a new bitcoin mining center in Norway, bringing investments and jobs in a move that has “delighted” the country's government. In an announcement on Tuesday, the BitFury Group revealed details of its expansion into Norway with – what it deems – a sustainable, ...

The ethics council of Norway's Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, assessed 149 companies in 2017, resulting in exclusion recommendations for 11 companies. The council on ethics, which evaluates whether or not the 8.2 trillion Norwegian kroner ($1.05 trillion) sovereign wealth fund's investments in ...
... the adoption of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, 30 companies have ceased investing in nuclear weapons. And two of the top five largest pension funds in the world–Norway's Government Pension Fund and the Dutch pension fund ABP– are divesting from companies involved in the ...
... Norway government wants to partner with Nepal for its educational development. The Norwegian Minister said so while inaugurating Devitar Basic School at Loting, Chilankha of Bigu Rural Municipality on Wednesday. The school building was constructed with the support of the Government of Norway.
Per the deal, 10 of the 19 jets will be delivered to the U.S. Navy, five to the government of Norway and four to the U.K. administration. Majority of the work will be executed in Seattle, WA and the rest at Cambridge, U.K. and various other locations across the United States. Notably, the deal includes 49.7% of ...

A majority in Norway's Stortinget parliament has voted to postpone a change in law to make 18 years the absolute minimum age for marriage. In accordance with current law in the country, 16 and 17-year-olds can apply for special dispensation to marry. The opposition Labour Party had proposed removing ...
The improvements will include a new concrete access tunnel, emergency power storage, refrigerating units and other electrical equipment, Norway's government said in a statement last week. Last year, melting permafrost caused by warmer temperatures posed a risk for flooding the facility, which currently ...
The world's largest sovereign wealth fund returned 13.7% in 2017, in a year of "unusually strong markets," according to its annual report. The 2017 return of the Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, equates to a 1.03 trillion Norwegian kroner ($125 billion) gain — the highest ever return in the fund's local ...
Norway has accelerated plans to scale up its national security infrastructure against threats emanating from the cyber domain. Recent intelligence reports more than suggest that Norway's critical IT infrastructure will likely face a higher level of targeting in the shape of malicious cyber attacks launched by ...
According to this, Bjornstad told Brnabic that the government of Norway confirmed that this year's financial assistance to Serbia will be twice as high in comparison to the last year. Bjornstad stressed that the Norwegian government, in line with the talks that the Serbian Prime Minister had during her visit to ...
On Monday, Greenpeace launched an appeal in its lawsuit against the government of Norway over drilling in the Arctic. If successful, it could be the first suit to find a government at fault for failing to protect citizens from climate change. In November, the international environmental group joined with a local ...
Urmas Paet, from the committee for foreign affairs of the European Parliament, spoke of similar concerns: "This is a security dimension for all of Europe. Norwegian gas covers more than 20 percent of European consumption". Norway's government is under increased pressure from environmental groups ...
Severe pollution, deadly working conditions and the use of child labor during the dismantling of vessels spurred Norway's Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) to blacklist four carriers. The fund announced Tuesday that it has ditched its investments in four carriers because they have scrapped vessels ...
Norway's Government Pension Fund Global, Oslo, divested nine companies from its portfolio, including multinational companies BAE Systems Inc., Fluor Corp., AECOM and Huntington Ingalls Industries, a spokesman said. Norges Bank Investment Management, which runs the assets of the 8.52 trillion ...
The world's largest wealth fund has pulled out of British defence company BAE Systems because of its involvement in making nuclear weapons. Norway's Government Pension Fund, which has $1.1 trillion (£777bn) in assets, announced the firm was being dumped because it produces key components for ...
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Norway's two-party center-right government has agreed to include the small centrist Liberal Party in the Cabinet, but the expanded three-way government will still fall short of having a majority in parliament. Prime Minister Erna Solberg's Conservatives, the anti-immigration ...

Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, center, Minister of Finance Siv jensen, left, and Trine Skei Grande, leader of The Liberal Party of Norway, right, at a Press Conference at Jeloy, Norway, Sunday Jan. 14. 2018. Norway's current two-party center-right government has agreed to include the small centrist ...
Norway's government coalition was shaken Friday by sex scandals in both its Progress and Conservative parties, just as it appeared poised to expand with the addition of the Liberal Party. Evidence that the deputy leader of Progress' parliamentary delegation had proposed group sex with both a female ...
An Oslo court ruled last week that Norway's government can allow further oil exploration in the Arctic. The lawsuit, brought by Greenpeace and the Nature and Youth Group argued that Norway's decision to award new drilling licenses to oil companies in 2016, only weeks prior to ratifying the Paris Climate ...
In another development, he thanked the government of Norway for the support it has been rendering to Tanzania especially in areas such as budget support, energy, agriculture as well as improvements in revenue collection systems and in financial contribution on the public funds management programme.
I am gratified that we the past year have awarded more than 40 veterans from the Second World War with the Government of Norway's Defense and Commemorative Medal. James R. Boots Beatty You have all participated in the liberation of Norway. Norway thanks you for your invaluable contributions to ...
Amman, Jordan, 12 Nov 2017 — The Government of Norway's additional $6.9 million contribution to UNICEF earlier this year in May 2017 is helping in strengthening the education system and increasing access and quality of learning services provided to all children including Syrian refugee children.
She sees potential for making Norway's government and oil-fueled economy “greener,” and she ultimately won majority support from her party's parliamentary delegation. That gave her the green light to move forward with actual government negotiations. If successful, the negotiations will give the Liberals ...
FILE PHOTO - Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg leaves a polling booth as she votes at a polling station during general election, in Bergen, Norway September 11, 2017. NTB scanpix/Marit Hommedal via REUTERS Reuters. OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Christian Democratic party withdrew from coalition ...
It was made in Oslo by automaker Think Global until 2012. Initially, Norway's government in 1990 exempted the purchase and import of electric cars from duties. The government followed up by lowering the annual road tax in 1996 for EVs, and by waiving fees on toll roads in 1997 and state ferries in 2009.
I am gratified that we the past year have awarded more than 40 veterans from the Second World War with the Government of Norway's Defense and Commemorative Medal. James R. Boots Beatty You have all participated in the liberation of Norway. Norway thanks you for your invaluable contributions to ...
Amman, Jordan, 12 Nov 2017 — The Government of Norway's additional $6.9 million contribution to UNICEF earlier this year in May 2017 is helping in strengthening the education system and increasing access and quality of learning services provided to all children including Syrian refugee children.
Norway remains a target, not least after Norway's government minister in charge of fisheries declared that he wants to double Norway's whaling quota. A spokesperson for Anonymous told Icelandic magazine The Reykjavik Grapevine last year that the group would not disappear and that any halt of the ...
Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who leads Norway's government in addition to the country's Conservative Party, made her position clear just hours after Trump's announcement. She declared on social media that she was “extremely worried” by what she called “the American decision” to recognize Jerusalem ...
An article on Thursday about a rare decision to block the appointment of a right-leaning politician to the committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize misstated the year in which the populist Progress Party entered Norway's government for the first time, in a coalition with the Conservative Party. It was 2013 ...
He said regulatory approvals in Norway and Russia could only be applied for once Norway's government was in a position to receive them.
Norway's central bank, Norges Bank, which manages Norway's Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) now explains its decision to sell out ...
Former PM Brundtland, who led Norway's government during three separate spells in the 1980s and '90s, worked part time in a hospital when ...
At the start of Philippine peace negotiations hosted by Norway government, Monday Aug. 22, 2016, in Oslo, Norway, with Jose Maria Sison of ...
Representatives for Norway's government appeared in an Oslo court on Tuesday after environmental groups including Greenpeace brought a ...
A parliamentary majority of 66 percent has voted in favour of the opposition Labour party's proposal for rule changes which require certain ...
Now Norway's government has formally decided against bailing out the Svalbard coal mining operations it owns once again, marking the end ...
The Government Pension Fund Global returned 3.2%, or NOK192 billion ($23.53 billion), in the third quarter of 2017, edging out its benchmark ...
Olaug Svarva, the CEO of the $27 billion Government Pension Fund of Norway, also known as Folketrygdfondet, announced her resignation ...
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Friday announced a cabinet reshuffle putting women in "the top three spots" of government.
Rather than scale back drilling, Norway's government should continue to promote the opposite, he said. “We need to get more, large ...
Norway's 'Government Pension Fund-Global' with $954.07bn assets is the world largest sovereign wealth fund. It had become the first ...
Norway's government in June proposed a ban on face-covering Muslim veils in kindergartens, schools and universities. No date for a formal ...
... and Family Welfare signed the Letter of Intent with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of the Government of Norway here to this effect.
FILE PHOTO - Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg leaves a polling booth as she votes at a polling station during general election, in Bergen, ...
Sylvi Listhaug, Norway's government minister in charge of immigration and integration, set off more debate this week after releasing the results of a study she'd ordered. It confirms that Norwegians with immigrant background are over-represented in crime statistics, a fact Listhaug seized upon while ...
She sees potential for making Norway's government and oil-fueled economy “greener,” and she ultimately won majority support from her party's parliamentary delegation. That gave her the green light to move forward with actual government negotiations. If successful, the negotiations will give the Liberals ...
The bombing was the first of two politically motivated attacks on Norway's government and people carried out by convicted terrorist and ...
Norway's government, led by Erna Solberg, is set to remain in power following the country's parliamentary election on 11 September. Although ...


 

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