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Leak at nuclear reactor in Norway is contained - operator


OSLO A leak at a small nuclear reactor in Norway has been contained, with no injuries sustained and no expected environmental damage outside the facility, the reactor's operator and the country's Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) said on Tuesday.

Some 330 U.S. Marines to be temporarily stationed in Norway in 2017 24 Oct 2016

OSLO Norway will allow U.S. troops to be stationed on its soil for a limited period from next year, the defence ministry said on Monday, the first time foreign troops have been posted on its territory since the end of World War Two.


Major Russian naval deployment to intensify Aleppo assault - NATO diplomat 20 Oct 2016

BRUSSELS Russian warships off the coast of Norway are carrying fighter bombers that are likely to reinforce a final assault on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in two weeks, a senior NATO diplomat said on Wednesday, citing Western intelligence.

Norwegian surveillance photos show Russian warships, said to be bound for Syria 19 Oct 2016

OSLO The Norwegian military has released pictures taken by surveillance aircraft of a fleet of Russian warships sailing in international waters off the coast of Norway and reported to be heading to Syria.

UK regulator cuts proposed earnings cap for Norway power link 18 Oct 2016

British energy regulator Ofgem said on Tuesday it has revised down provisional upper and lower levels for National Grid's annual revenues from a planned electricity interconnector to Norway by around 30 percent, meaning British consumers were likely to benefit more than previously expected.

Norway cuts 2016 asylum arrival forecast by 86 percent 17 Oct 2016

OSLO Norway has cut its forecast for asylum seeker arrivals in 2016 to a 19-year low of 3,550 people, down from 25,000 predicted in a fiscal budget document in May, the country's Justice Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Norway dashes Finland's hopes of mountain peak as a gift 14 Oct 2016

OSLO Norway's Prime Minister has dashed Finland's hopes of getting an Arctic mountain peak as a gift on its 100-year anniversary, saying there were constitutional problems in re-drawing the border between the two countries.


Norway's wealth fund says sterling flash crash reflects economic prospects 11 Oct 2016

OSLO The flash crash in sterling was a "correct move" that reflected economic expectations, a senior official at Norway's sovereign wealth fund, one of Britain's biggest foreign investors, said on Tuesday.

President Santos says Nobel Prize will help further peace in Colombia - Nobel committee 07 Oct 2016

OSLO Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said the award of the Nobel Peace Prize would help further the peace process in the Latin American country, the secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee said on Friday.

Norway gas plant workers agree wage deal, avoid strike 07 Oct 2016

OSLO Workers at three plants serving Norway's gas and oil industry agreed a new wage deal early on Friday, avoiding a strike that could have cut supplies of natural gas to Britain and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to customers worldwide, the negotiators said.