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Norway appeals court rejects Snowden extradition lawsuit


OSLO A Norwegian appeals court has rejected a lawsuit from fugitive former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden against the Norwegian government, upholding the verdict of a lower court, it said on Wednesday.

Ugandan villagers locked out of forest waiting for the 'promised land' 22 Sep 2016

BUKALEBA FOREST RESERVE, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deep within a pine and eucalyptus forest on the shores of Lake Victoria in southern Uganda, a parcel of land is pitting a Norwegian timber company against more than 10,000 villagers who say its "green" project is costing their homes and livelihood.

Suspicious object at U.S. embassy site in Oslo was harmless - police 20 Sep 2016

OSLO A suspicious object found at the building site of the new United States embassy in Oslo turned out to be harmless but may have been placed there to spread fear, Norwegian police said on Tuesday.


Britain's banks face losing EU access after Brexit - Bundesbank chief 19 Sep 2016

LONDON Banks based in Britain will lose access to EU markets after Brexit unless the country remains in the broader European trading group that includes nations such as Norway, the head of Germany's Bundesbank warned on Monday.


Norwegian hostage freed by al Qaeda-linked group in Philippines 18 Sep 2016

MANILA A Norwegian man held hostage by the al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Islamist militant group in the southern Philippines since September last year was freed on Saturday, Philippine officials said. | Video

Three Indonesians freed by militant Abu Sayyaf group in Philippines 18 Sep 2016

MANILA Three Indonesian fishermen held by Islamic State-linked rebels in the Philippines have been released, a Philippine military spokesman said on Sunday, just hours after the militias freed a Norwegian man after a year-long ordeal.


Facebook reinstates Vietnam photo after outcry over censorship 10 Sep 2016

OSLO/SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc on Friday reinstated a Vietnam War-era photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack, after a public outcry over its removal of the image including harsh criticism from Norway's prime minister.


Norway's PM attacks Facebook 'censorship' over Vietnam photo 09 Sep 2016

OSLO Norway's prime minister accused Facebook Inc on Friday of censorship after it deleted an iconic Vietnam War era news photograph of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack from pages, including her own.

Norway may review oil safety rules after Eni 'failures' in Arctic 01 Sep 2016

OSLO Norway will review whether to tighten offshore safety rules after "repeated failures" at Eni's Arctic Goliat platform including a power outage last week, a minister said.


Freak lightning storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway 29 Aug 2016

OSLO A freak lightning storm has killed 323 reindeer in a remote mountainous area of Norway, officials said on Monday. | Video