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Opera Software changes name to Otello Corporation

OSLO Norway's Opera Software has changed its name to Otello Corporation, it said in a statement on Monday.

Statkraft sells Sheringham Shoal wind farm stake to UK's Equitix 14 Dec 2017

Norway's state-owned power firm Statkraft said on Thursday it had agreed to sell its stake in the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm to UK fund manager Equitix.

Statoil works to restart Troll A gas platform 13 Dec 2017

OSLO Norway's Statoil is working on start-up procedures to restore gas production from its Troll A platform in the North Sea, which was shut on Tuesday following a power outage and a related gas leak, the firm said on Wednesday.

Norwegian Air turns up heat on IAG with Gatwick slots deal 13 Dec 2017

LONDON Norwegian Air Shuttle on Wednesday said it had bought extra slots at London's Gatwick Airport to expand its UK operations, upping capacity at the airport where it competes with British Airways owner IAG.


NATO chief Stoltenberg wins extended term to late 2020 12 Dec 2017

BRUSSELS NATO allies extended Jens Stoltenberg's term as secretary-general of the Western military alliance until late 2020 on Tuesday, giving the former Norwegian prime minister a rare six-year mandate in the top job.

Storebrand starts $1.3 billion fossil-free bond fund 12 Dec 2017

OSLO Storebrand, Norway's biggest private pension fund, launched a $1.3 billion (975 million pounds) fossil-fuel-free bond programme on Tuesday and urged investors to do more to curb climate change.


Norway's Liberal Party seeks to join government 09 Dec 2017

OSLO Norway's Liberal Party will launch formal negotiations to join the right-wing cabinet of Prime Minister Erna Solberg, it said on Saturday, although the government would still be ruling in a minority even if the small centrist group is included.


Norway cuts payments to Brazil after Amazon forest losses rise 08 Dec 2017

OSLO Norway has slashed its annual payments to Brazil to protect the Amazon rainforest by 60 percent to $42 million after a rise in forest destruction in 2016, but welcomed signs that losses have slowed this year, Norway's Environment Ministry said on Friday.

Norway wealth fund makes first Asia property deal with Tokyo acquisition 07 Dec 2017

OSLO Norway's $1-trillion (£0.8 trillion) sovereign wealth fund has made its first real estate investment in Asia by acquiring a 70-percent stake in five properties in Tokyo, it said on Friday.

'Glimmer of hope' as food and fuel arrives in Yemen ports - NRC 06 Dec 2017

GENEVA A blockade of Yemen's key ports appeared to have been broken on Wednesday as ships arrived with food and fuel for the desperate population, the head of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), an humanitarian aid agency, told Reuters.



Myanmar government says case against Reuters journalists can proceed

YANGON Myanmar's civilian President Htin Kyaw, a close ally of government leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has authorised the police to proceed with a case against two detained Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act, a senior government spokesman said.