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Russia exchanges spies with Lithuania, Norway in Cold War-style swap

VILNIUS/OSLO Russia freed two Lithuanians and a Norwegian on Friday in return for two Russian spies held in Lithuania, in a Cold War-style spy swap that brought several high profile espionage cases to a close.

Russia conducts spy exchange with Norway, Lithuania 15 Nov 2019

VILNIUS Russia, Norway and Lithuania conducted an exchange of spies on Friday, securing the return of several captured agents to their home countries, the head of Lithuanian counter intelligence said.


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.


Norway approves ConocoPhillips field development 14 Nov 2019

OSLO Norway approved the plans of ConocoPhillips for a 6.1 billion crowns (£521.33 million)development of the Tor II field, which is expected to start production in the final quarter of 2020, the oil and energy ministry said on Thursday.

Poland seizes two for plotting Breivik-style attacks on Muslims 13 Nov 2019

WARSAW Polish agents arrested two people accused of planning attacks against Muslims inspired by Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik and suspected white supremacist Brenton Tarrant in New Zealand, the security service said on Wednesday.

Finland's Gasum boosts LNG business in Nordics with Linde deal 13 Nov 2019

OSLO Finnish state-owned gas company Gasum said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy Linde's liquefied natural gas (LNG) and marine bunkering business in Norway and Sweden.


Norway's DNB to investigate allegedly improper Icelandic payments to Namibia 13 Nov 2019

OSLO Norwegian bank DNB is investigating media allegations that an Icelandic company transferred money via the bank to bribe Namibian officials, DNB said on Wednesday.


Norwegian Air to fly three new non-stop U.S.-Europe routes 12 Nov 2019

Budget airline Norwegian Air said on Tuesday it will add three more non-stop routes from the United States to Europe next summer, as the Norway-based carrier looks to expand its services to sought-after European destinations.


Equinor begins search for new CEO - newspaper 08 Nov 2019

OSLO Norwegian oil producer Equinor has started a search for a new chief executive, the Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper reported on Friday, citing unnamed sources.


Norway wealth fund resumes work on blacklisting worst greenhouse gas emitters 08 Nov 2019

OSLO Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund, the world's largest, will resume its work on blacklisting greenhouse gas emitters, a senior official told Reuters, which could lead the fund to divest investments in one or more oil, steel or cement multinationals.