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Freak lightning storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway


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


Statoil expects 'loads of' M&A deals coming up, strategy chief says 29 Aug 2016

STAVANGER, Norway John Knight, Statoil's executive vice-president for global strategy and business development, told Reuters on the sidelines of the ONS oil conference in Stavanger, Norway on Monday:


Lithuania formin says EU sanctions on Russia should stay 29 Aug 2016

OSLO EU sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine should stay in place as long the situation on the ground does not improve, Lithuania's foreign minister said on Monday, dismissing calls from EU's rotating president Slovakia for them to be lifted.


No impact from Brexit on Norway gas exports to Britain - minister 26 Aug 2016

OSLO Exports of Norwegian gas to Britain will not be affected by Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Norway's oil and energy minister told Reuters.


Norwegian politician rebuked for playing Pokemon Go during defence hearing 24 Aug 2016

OSLO A senior Norwegian politician drew criticism on Wednesday for playing Pokemon Go on her smart phone during a parliamentary hearing about the country's defence policy.

New trade deal with Britain may take time, Norwegian minister says 24 Aug 2016

OSLO Norway wants to maintain a good relationship with Britain after it leaves the European Union but it may take a long time for a new trade agreement to be established, the EU affairs minister in Oslo said on Wednesday.


To deter refugees, Norway readies fence on ex-Cold War border 24 Aug 2016

OSLO Norway is putting up a steel fence at a remote Arctic border post with Russia after an influx of migrants last year, sparking an outcry from refugees' rights groups and fears that cross- border ties with the former Cold War adversary will be harmed.


Philippines and communist rebels start peace talks after truce 22 Aug 2016

OSLO The Philippine government and Maoist-led guerrillas opened peace talks in Oslo on Monday, seeking to end nearly five decades of conflict that has killed more than 40,000 people.


Telenor sets sights on ads as network revenue stagnates 22 Aug 2016

ARENDAL, Norway Norway's Telenor will set up a separate business unit to claim a share of the rapidly growing mobile advertising market in Asia, Chief Executive Sigve Brekke told Reuters.


Philippine government agrees new truce with Maoist-led rebels 20 Aug 2016

MANILA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed a new ceasefire with Maoist-led guerrillas, who declared a truce several hours before, ahead of fresh peace talks in Norway next week, a senior administration official said on Saturday.