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Norwegian Woman to serve 21 years behind bars for two murders

A 43-year-old woman in Norway was sentenced to 21 years of preventive detention for killing her father and her former partner, newspaper VG reported...

Astronauts to try beans by 2021

Having successfully harvested fresh lettuce in space in 2015, astronauts are expected to see beans on their menu by 2021 thanks to high-tech planters...

Norway pays heavily for Facebook

Norwegian authorities have spent from zero to more than 200,000 kroner (24,800 U.S. dollars) in the last three years for published posts on Facebook...
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Renewable Energy Demand Rises in Europe

“The renewable electricity market in Europe continues to grow steeply,” says Tom Lindberg, Managing Director in ECOHZ, commenting on statistics from the Association of...
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NABA Summit 2017 Highlights on Nordic Businesses and Africa’s Investment

Today, 400 African and Nordic leaders, including more than 20 ambassadors from African countries, Vice President of Ghana H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and the...

Consumer demand for green power has grown exponentially

"European households and businesses continue to show they are dead serious about the renewable energy transition," says Tom Lindberg, Managing Director in ECOHZ, based...
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Wind and Solar: Brisk renewable growth across Europe

“The demand for renewable electricity in Europe, documented with Guarantees of Origin (GOs), has grown briskly in 2016 – up 5% from 2015 and...
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Norway seeks role in internal market arrangements between EU, Britain

Norway said on Tuesday that it wants to be included in any possible internal market arrangements between the European Union (EU) and Britain. ...

Iceland’s economy forecast to grow by 4.3 percent in 2017

Iceland's gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have grown by 5.9 percent in 2016 and is forecast to grow by 4.3 percent in...
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Norwegians buy much more environmentally friendly cars than before

Sales of more environmentally friendly vehicles have taken off while diesel cars became less popular both in Oslo and the rest of Norway,...
A student reacts as others test the new school net program at Minilik high school after the launching ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct. 9, 2015. Ethiopia on Friday launched a school net system by china's leading telecom company Huawei in Ethiopia's capital. The system connects 64 high schools and one university collage to share resources and make educational exchange. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Some 270 Norwegian students drop school for chronic fatigue syndrome

In the last academic year, there were about 270 primary and secondary students in Norway who did not participate in education due to chronic...
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Norway calls in Russian ambassador to protest over visa rejections

Norway's foreign ministry on Wednesday summoned Russia's ambassador to the Nordic country to protest that some Norwegian Members of Parliament (MPs) had been...
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Rising immigration to challenge Norway’s welfare state

A new official report of the Norwegian government concluded that high immigration of people with few possibilities for self-sufficiency would pose intensified pressure...
An employee works on electric pylons at a power station in Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma/Files

EU’s emissions cut to increase power prices in Norway

The European Union's move to cut greenhouse gas emissions will lead to more expensive electricity in Norway in future, Norway's largest newspaper Aftenposten reported...

Norway forcibly returns record number of illegal migrants

Norwegian police forcibly returned a record number of 8,078 illegal immigrants last year, Norway's public broadcaster NRK reported on Sunday. This can...
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Bill Gates, Norway to invest in vaccines against epidemics

U.S. business magnate Bill Gates will invest 855 million kroner (101 million U.S. dollars) and the Norwegian government one billion kroner (118 million U.S....

Diesel Vehicles Banned In Norway Over Air Pollution

A ban on driving most diesel cars on roads in the Norwegian capital of Oslo went into effect Tuesday in an attempt to tackle...

Jan. 11 world news summary at 0030 GMT

ARUSHA, Tanzania -- At least 12 people have died after a boat capsized in the Indian Ocean near north-eastern Tanzania's coastal city of Tanga,...
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Ethiopian Airlines Appreciate Agents And Partners

Ethiopian Airlines, in line with its strategic plan, is expanding its network rapidly to cover the world. Some of the new routes to embark upon...

Norwegian company to explore food production opportunities in Australia

The Norwegian-based company Sahara Forest Project has signed a cooperation agreement to start a feasibility study to explore opportunities for producing food, freshwater and...
Pakistani levies force cadets display their skills during a graduation ceremony in southwest Pakistan's Quetta, Sept. 19, 2015. 150 cadet officers from Balochistan levies force were recruited into the Pakistani paramilitary. (Xinhua/Irfan)

Nov. 19 world news summary at 1530 GMT

MOGADISHU -- Troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), alongside the Somali National Army (SNA), on Friday killed six Al-Shabaab militants in...

IMF hails Naorway’s reforms, targeted measures for regions, industries

"I am happy that the IMF supports the government's politics. Norwegian economy is in a transition and the IMF points out the importance of...

ICC Withdrawal: Norway Wants African Countries To Rescind Decision

In recent weeks, South Africa, Burundi and Gambia have announced that they will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is the...
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Germany’s dominance challenged in the renewable energy sector

The demand for renewable electricity in Europe, documented with Guarantees of Origin (GOs), grew briskly in 2015 – up more than 9% from 2014...
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Nigeria: Scatec Solar Wins 100 MW Solar Project

Scatec Solar has signed an agreement with CDIL, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on Africa, and BPS, a Nigerian strategic consulting firm,...

April 29 world news summary at 1530 GMT

OSLO -- Eleven dead bodies have been found after a helicopter carrying 13 people crashed Friday off the western coast of Norway, rescue services...
NTB scanpix/AFP / Rune Nielsen Rescue forces at work west of Bergen, Norway, after a helicopter transporting 13 workers from an offshore oil field in the North Sea crashed on April 29, 2016

Helicopter crash off Norway 13 perished

The Super Puma chopper went down around midday in the archipelago off the coast of Bergen, Norway's second-biggest city. Eleven bodies have been recovered and...

Norwegian mass murderer won human rights case against the State

The court upheld his claim that some of his treatment amounted to "inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment". After the judgement, Breivik's lawyer, Oystein Storrvik,...

15,000 vehicles called back over faulty seatbelts by Toyota

"It is true that we have many RAV4 vehicles on the roads in Norway and in total there are around 15,000 cars involved," Espen...
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In Q4 of 2015 Norway job vacancies sunk by 10 percent

There were 47,300 job vacancies in the last quarter of 2015, 5,400 fewer than the same quarter the previous year, according to the latest...