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Lessons for UK and Ireland? Norway, Sweden keep EU external border soft


OSLO Sharing a border of 1,600 km (1,000 miles), with close to 80 crossings, Norway and Sweden face some of the challenges that Ireland and Northern Ireland may experience when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.


Far-left surge gives lead to Norway opposition - TV2 poll 15 Aug 2017

OSLO A jump in support for Norway's far-left Red Party could help the centre-left opposition win a majority in parliament in the Sept. 11 election, independent TV2 reported on Tuesday.


U.N. says Cyprus mediator quits to pursue political career in Norway 15 Aug 2017

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Cyprus mediator Espen Barth Eide has quit to pursue a political career in Norway, the United Nations said on Monday, after U.N.- backed talks to broker peace between Greek and Turkish Cypriots ended in acrimony last month.


Norway PM doubles down on tax cuts in bid for second term 14 Aug 2017

ARENDAL, Norway With four weeks to go before an election that is too close to call, Norway's Conservative prime minister, Erna Solberg, pledged on Monday to cut taxes to boost growth and job creation if she was re-elected.


Norway PM casts doubt on temporary British EFTA membership 14 Aug 2017

ARENDAL, Norway Norway cast doubt on Monday that Britain could easily join it in a half way house trading group after Brexit.


Statoil second-quarter results slightly above expectations 27 Jul 2017

OSLO Norway's Statoil quarterly results on Thursday came slightly above expectations, with company lowering its guidance for exploration spending in 2017.


Norwegian Air under pressure to boost finances 25 Jul 2017

OSLO/LONDON Norwegian Air , the fast-growing budget airline trying to crack the transatlantic market by undercutting established rivals, faces mounting pressure to control costs and shore up its balance sheet to weather fierce competition.

Nobel Peace chief says China declined her visa application 14 Jul 2017

OSLO The leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday that the Chinese consulate in Oslo had refused to receive her visa application for travel so she could attend the funeral of Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.

China should lift restrictions on Liu Xiaobo's widow - Nobel committee 14 Jul 2017

OSLO The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday it was "deeply worried" about the situation of Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, after his death on Thursday.


China bears responsibility for Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's death - Nobel committee 13 Jul 2017

OSLO The Chinese government bears a heavy responsibility for the death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, the leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prize, said on Thursday.




Backlash against Trump intensifies after his comments on Virginia violence

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Several leading members of Donald Trump's Republican Party and key ally Britain sharply rebuked the U.S. president on Wednesday after he insisted that white nationalists and protesters opposed to them were both to blame for deadly violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville. | Video