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Ugandan villagers locked out of forest waiting for the 'promised land'

BUKALEBA FOREST RESERVE, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deep within a pine and eucalyptus forest on the shores of Lake Victoria in southern Uganda, a parcel of land is pitting a Norwegian timber company against more than 10,000 villagers who say its "green" project is costing their homes and livelihood.

Suspicious object at U.S. embassy site in Oslo was harmless: police

OSLO A suspicious object found at the building site of the new United States embassy in Oslo turned out to be harmless but may have been placed there to spread fear, Norwegian police said on Tuesday.

World, Sep 20 2016

Britain's banks face losing EU access after Brexit: Bundesbank chief

LONDON Banks based in Britain will lose access to EU markets after Brexit unless the country remains in the broader European trading group that includes nations such as Norway, the head of Germany's Bundesbank warned on Monday.

Germany, Sep 19 2016

Norwegian hostage freed by al Qaeda-linked group in Philippines

MANILA A Norwegian man held hostage by the al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Islamist militant group in the southern Philippines since September last year was freed on Saturday, Philippine officials said. | Video

World, Sep 19 2016

Three Indonesians freed by militant Abu Sayyaf group in Philippines

MANILA Three Indonesian fishermen held by Islamic State-linked rebels in the Philippines have been released, a Philippine military spokesman said on Sunday, just hours after the militias freed a Norwegian man after a year-long ordeal. | Video

World, Indonesia, Sep 18 2016

Norway PM aims to work with Facebook despite Vietnam photo dispute

OSLO Norway's prime minister said on Tuesday she wanted to work with Facebook to promote education in an apparent gesture of peace after a row with the company for deleting a Vietnam War photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack.

World, Davos, Tech, Sep 13 2016

Facebook says will learn from mistake over Vietnam photo

OSLO Facebook Inc will learn from a mistake it made by deleting a historic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack, the company's chief operating officer said.

World, Tech, Facebook Sep 12 2016

Facebook reinstates Vietnam photo after outcry over censorship

OSLO/SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc on Friday reinstated a Vietnam War-era photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack, after a public outcry over its removal of the image including harsh criticism from Norway's prime minister.

Tech, Facebook, World, Sep 09 2016

Freak lightning storm kills 323 reindeer in Norway

OSLO A freak lightning storm has killed 323 reindeer in a remote mountainous area of Norway, officials said on Monday. | Video

World, Environment Aug 29 2016

Norway reschedules appeal against mass murderer Breivik to January

OSLO Norway's appeal case against a legal ruling that found the state had violated the human rights of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik will most likely be held in January, a court said on Friday.

World, Aug 26 2016