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1. Norway, Taiwan missile upgrades due

AIM 9X Sidewinder missile Both nations are the latest ones to do this, the US Department of Defense announces.

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Published on 5th July, 2016 at 5:04pm by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson.

2. Songbird hunting list expansion tabled

Male Blackbird (Turdus merula) Blackbirds and song thrushes could legally be culled in Norway for agricultural reasons. The proposal angers bird protection organisations.

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Published on 10th May, 2016 at 11:38pm by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock and Lyndsey Smith.

3. Hotel, restaurant union threatens increased industrial action

Some 3,500 Fellesforbundet union members strike after no local wage negotiation deal with the Norwegian Hospitality Association. More could be called out, Saturday.

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Published on 27th April, 2016 at 12:16am by Sarah Bostock and Lyndsey Smith.

4. Churches bar gay musician

Two religious institutions in Vest-Agder County have introduced the ban.

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Published on 19th April, 2016 at 12:53am by Lyndsey Smith.

5. Worshiping God costs, atheists say

The advertisement on a bus Denmark’s Atheist Society launches a campaign to show Christians that leaving the Church could save them money.

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Published on 13th April, 2016 at 9:40pm by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock and Lyndsey Smith.

6. Panama Papers issue continues for Norwegian bank

DNB executive management was not aware of contact with Mossack Fonseca’s representatives in Luxembourg, reports say.

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Published on 6th April, 2016 at 11:25pm by Michael Sandelson and Sarah Bostock and Lyndsey Smith.

7. Rightists penalise immigrants

Immigrants who fail compulsory Norwegian tests could lose financial support under a new scheme.

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Published on 18th March, 2016 at 9:42pm by Lyndsey Smith.

8. Norway environmentalists urge nuclear waste removal

The JEEP 1 nuclear reactor The situation regarding nuclear waste at eastern Norway’s Kjeller nuclear facility may be more serious than first thought. Authorities are concerned.

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Published on 17th March, 2016 at 10:08pm by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith.

9. Norway interest rate towards zero

Handful of kroner Norges Bank’s executive board lowered the key policy rate by 25bp to 0.5 per cent, Tuesday. Economists believe there is a 20 per cent probability of a zero rate by year-end.

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Published on 17th March, 2016 at 9:35pm by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson.

10. British mathematician wins Abel Prize

Sir Andrew J. Wiles The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters awards this year’s honour to Oxford University’s Sir Andrew J. Wiles.

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Published on 15th March, 2016 at 9:53pm by Lyndsey Smith.

11. 22nd July terrorist returns to court

Anders Behring Breivik’s lawsuit regarding prison conditions starts, Tuesday, nearly five years after killing 77 people in attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utøya.

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Published on 14th March, 2016 at 8:31pm by Lyndsey Smith.

12. Statoil begins Johan Sverdrup drilling

Core samples from Johan Sverdrup The Norwegian energy major began drilling their first of 35 wells scheduled for the first phase of development, Tuesday.

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Published on 2nd March, 2016 at 12:03pm by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson.

13. Ex-Norway Canary Islands tourism falls

Map of the Canary Islands Norwegians have travelled to the popular holiday destination for many years, especially in wintertime.

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Published on 29th February, 2016 at 11:34pm by Lyndsey Smith.

14. Norway economic confidence falters

Percentage sign down Some Norwegians are beginning to lose confidence in the economy and their finances, fresh figures show.

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Published on 17th February, 2016 at 9:55pm by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson.

15. Government aids domestic violence victims

Domestic violence A new internet portal is launched to provide information and guidance for victims, their next of kin, those who commit domestic violence, and experts.

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Published on 16th February, 2016 at 11:22pm by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith.

16. Politicians propose zero emission zones

Pollution Appointed officials in Oslo and Bergen are considering banning petrol and diesel vehicles from areas of the city to create emission-free zones.

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Published on 22nd June, 2015 at 10:14pm by Lyndsey Smith.

17. Labour ratings hold popularity

Lion sculpture outside parliament Labour leader Jonas Gahr Støre’s voter popularity is at over 40 per cent, a new poll shows.

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Published on 19th January, 2015 at 10:19pm by Lyndsey Smith.

18. Government proposes farmhouse alcohol sales

17th-century log farmhouse Progress’ (FrP) Agriculture Minister Sylvi Listhaug plans to make it easier for small manufactures to direct sell their products.

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Published on 18th January, 2015 at 11:00am by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson.

19. Greenland oil licences returned

Statoil, Dong Energy, and GDF Suez hand back oil exploration licences for off Greenland due to cost and discovery size uncertainty.

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Published on 15th January, 2015 at 11:42pm by Lyndsey Smith.

20. Norwegian Jews request security increase

Oslo Synagogue Norway’s Jewish community has asked for upped security outside the synagogue in Oslo following the recent attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris which resulted in four fatalities.

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Published on 13th January, 2015 at 4:13pm by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson.


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