OSLO Norway's decision to grant asylum to a group of Turkish military officers is an administrative not a political one, a Norwegian foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday, a day after Ankara summoned Norway's ambassador over the issue.
ANKARA The Turkish foreign ministry summoned the Norwegian ambassador to Ankara after Norway granted refuge to four Turkish asylum seekers blamed by Turkey of being involved in a July coup attempt, the spokesman for the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
OSLO European Union outsiders Norway and Iceland must boost their policy coordination in response to Britain's planned departure from the block, as well as other changes in global politics, the two Nordic countries said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK Norway displaced Denmark as the world's happiest country in a new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social trust and equality to improve the wellbeing of their citizens. | Video
LYSAKER, Norway The ethics watchdog for Norway's $900-billion sovereign wealth fund will recommend this year that the fund exclude or put on a watch list several firms in the oil, cement and steel industries for emitting too much greenhouse gas.
OSLO Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik lost a human rights case on Wednesday when an appeals court overturned a lower court verdict that his near-isolation in a three-room cell was inhuman. | Video
Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA plans to offer transatlantic flights on 10 new routes between the United States and Europe with tickets starting at $65 one way, putting pressure on U.S. and European rivals to compete, it said on Thursday.
(This February 20 story has been corrected to say "she" instead of "he" in penultimate paragraph)
OSLO Norway has picked Germany as its strategic partner for new submarines, making Thyssenkrupp the likely supplier, Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide said on Friday.
MOSCOW The Norwegian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it had summoned the Russian ambassador to complain after Moscow refused to issue visas to two Norwegian members of parliament.
WASHINGTON North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that U.S. officials believe could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, officials told Reuters on Monday.
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