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Airbus Helicopters denies gearbox may have caused Norway crash

PARIS/OSLO Airbus Helicopters has acted to allay concerns over the safety of its Super Puma aircraft after Norwegian investigators declined to rule out a repetition of past gearbox problems being the cause of a crash that killed 11 oil workers and two pilots.

U.S., UK and Norway concerned about Sudan's 'de facto expulsion' of U.N. official 27 May 2016

WASHINGTON The United States, Britain and Norway issued a joint statement on Friday saying they are deeply concerned by the Sudanese government's "de facto" expulsion of a U.N. humanitarian official.


Falluja refugees report cases of starvation - Norway aid group 27 May 2016

BAGHDAD Civilians who managed to flee besieged Falluja have reported cases of starvation in the Iraqi city that government forces are trying to recapture from Islamic State militants, the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Thursday. | Video


Norway to regulate $850 billion fund's tax haven exposure - lawmakers 25 May 2016

OSLO Norway will take a first step this week toward using its $850 billion (578 billion pounds) sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, as a tool to combat the use of tax havens, two key members of parliament's finance committee told Reuters on Wednesday.


Norway's sovereign wealth fund says backed Shell CEO's pay 25 May 2016

OSLO Norway's $850 billion (578.79 billion pounds) sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, voted in favour of the 2015 remuneration package of Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden at Tuesday's annual meeting of shareholders, the fund said on its web site on Wednesday.


Scientists, investors seek to identify financial risks of climate change 18 May 2016

OSLO A Norwegian group of climate scientists will form an alliance on Thursday with investors including BlackRock Inc and the World Bank to try to assess the financial risks of rising global temperatures.


Norway's wealth fund to sue Volkswagen over emissions scandal 15 May 2016

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, said on Sunday it plans to join the class-action lawsuits filed against Volkswagen AG over the German automaker's emissions scandal.

Support for Norway's ruling Conservatives at 20-month high - poll 13 May 2016

OSLO Support for Norway's ruling Conservative Party is at its highest since September 2014, giving a comfortable majority for the government and its backers in parliament, a poll for newspaper Aftenposten showed on Friday.

Norway police sets up Panama Papers hotline, offers discounted sentence 10 May 2016

OSLO Norway's white-collar crimes police unit on Tuesday established a telephone hotline for people seeking to confess to tax evasion linked to the Panama Papers documents leak and said those who come forward could expect more lenient treatment.


Norway suspects technical fault in fatal helicopter crash 03 May 2016

OSLO/PARIS Norwegian investigators have provisionally ruled out pilot error in a helicopter crash that killed 11 oil workers and two crew, saying it was most likely caused by a technical fault.