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Gwladys Fouche

Equinor, Rosneft to develop Arctic oilfield in joint investment

23 Dec 2019

OSLO/MOSCOW Russia's Rosneft and Norway's Equinor have agreed details on how to develop an Arctic Siberian onshore oilfield, they said on Monday, their first joint investment since agreeing a strategic partnership in 2012.

Norway picks wind power sceptic as oil minister amid Arctic drilling debate

18 Dec 2019

OSLO Norway made an outspoken right-wing lawmaker who once called wind turbines "white monsters" its oil and energy minister on Wednesday, as the government debates updating rules for petroleum industry activity in its Arctic waters.

Ethiopia PM should talk to media when collecting Peace Prize - Nobel committee

05 Dec 2019

OSLO/ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will not talk to the news media when he is in Oslo next week to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, drawing rare criticism from the award committee, which says a free and independent press is vital.

Disney's 'Frozen 2' thrills Sámi people in northern Europe

29 Nov 2019

OSLO The sequel to Walt Disney Co's 2013 hit animated musical "Frozen" is generating excitement among indigenous Sámi people in northern Europe, whose culture the movie has taken inspiration from. | Video

Global death toll of landmines rises due to mines laid by militants

27 Nov 2019

OSLO The global casualty toll of landmines doubled in 2018 from a 2013 low due to conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria and Mali and mostly due to the increased use of improvised landmines set by militant groups such as Islamic State.

OPEC should make right call for fragile world economy - IEA's Birol

26 Nov 2019

OSLO OPEC countries, which are meeting next week to discuss their level of oil output, should make the right decision for the global economy, which remains "very fragile", the head of the International Energy Agency told Reuters on Tuesday.

OPEC should make right call for fragile world economy: IEA's Birol

26 Nov 2019

OSLO OPEC countries, which are meeting next week to discuss their level of oil output, should make the right decision for the global economy, which remains "very fragile", the head of the International Energy Agency told Reuters on Tuesday.

Norwegian Air appoints industry outsider as new CEO to lead restructuring

20 Nov 2019

OSLO Loss-making Norwegian Air has appointed Jacob Schram as chief executive to take charge of the budget carrier's restructuring as it struggles with a low-cost, long-haul model in an overcrowded industry.

Norway fund shuns G4S over human rights violation risks

15 Nov 2019

OSLO Norway's $1.1 trillion (£859.6 billion) wealth fund can no longer invest in G4S because of the "unacceptable risk" that the security services company contributes to, or is responsible for human rights violations, the central bank said on Thursday.

Fed's Rosengren sees U.S. economy 'in pretty good shape'

11 Nov 2019

OSLO Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren on Monday said the U.S. economy is in good condition and nothing he has seen in recent data would change his view that the Fed's latest interest rate cut was not needed.

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