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Norway finance minister quits over IS woman's return from Syria

20 Jan 2020

OSLO Norwegian Finance Minister Siv Jensen and her right-wing Progress Party will resign from the government over a cabinet decision to help bring a woman suspected of Islamic State affiliation back home to Norway, Jensen said on Monday.

Amazon deforestation could speed up in 2020: expert

15 Jan 2020

OSLO Deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest threatens to accelerate and draw increased global concern since no new fire prevention measures have been taken in the crucial run-up to this year's dry season, according to Tasso Azevedo, coordinator of a group called MapBiomas that monitors the rate of forest destruction.

After G4S exclusion, Norway wealth fund keeps wider check on rights

08 Jan 2020

OSLO The ethics watchdog for Norway's huge wealth fund will continue to investigate firms and possibly recommend additional exclusions from its investment portfolio depending on treatment of migrant workers, the watchdog's head said on Wednesday.

Equinor aims to cut emissions in Norway by 40% this decade

06 Jan 2020

OSLO Norway's Equinor plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its domestic operations by 40% this decade and to near zero by 2050, potentially allowing the country to keep pumping crude even as it works to meet international climate obligations.

After Tesla's record year in Norway, rivals gear up for 2020

03 Jan 2020

OSLO New electric car sales in Norway rose by a third last year amid soaring demand for Tesla Inc's vehicles, but the pioneering U.S. company will face a more competitive market in 2020 as rivals prepare to launch new electric models.

UPDATE 3-Norway leaves rates on hold, expects no change

19 Dec 2019

* May hike rates if wages grew faster than forecast -Olsen (Updates with quotes from governor, updates crown)

Norway's Telenor picks Ericsson for 5G, abandoning Huawei

13 Dec 2019

OSLO Telenor has picked Sweden's Ericsson as the key technology provider for its fifth-generation (5G) telecoms network in Norway, it said on Friday, gradually removing China's Huawei [HWT.UL] after a decade of collaboration over 4G.

Nobel peace laureate Abiy says militants, global powers threaten Horn of Africa

10 Dec 2019

OSLO Militant groups and global military powers both pose a threat to peace and stability in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Tuesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for forging a peace accord with Eritrea. | Video

Norwegian Air to end routes from Sweden, Denmark to U.S., Thailand

27 Nov 2019

OSLO Budget airline Norwegian Air is ending flights from Copenhagen and Stockholm to the United States and Thailand due to weak demand and technical problems affecting the engines on its Boeing 787 Dreamliners, it said on Wednesday.

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