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South Sudan expels head of Norwegian refugee agency

JUBA South Sudan has expelled the country director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) after security agents held him for over 24 hours without charge, the agency said.

Statoil drops Airbus Super Puma helicopters for good

OSLO Norwegian state-controlled oil company Statoil will not resume using Airbus's H225 Super Puma helicopters even if Norway's Civil Aviation Authority decides to lift a ban imposed after a fatal crash off Norway in April, the company said on Tuesday.

Aerospace & Defense, Dec 06 2016

Norway government wins backing for 2017 budget, prevents collapse

OSLO Norway's right-wing minority coalition has secured backing in parliament from two centrist parties for its 2017 fiscal budget, preventing a government collapse, politicians negotiating the deal told Reuters on Saturday.

World, Dec 03 2016

Norway urges Trump to issue predictable, clear policy on Russia

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. Norway on Friday urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to enunciate a clear and predictable policy on Russia as soon as possible, amid growing concerns in Oslo about increasing Russian military activities in the "High North" or Arctic region.

World, Russia, Dec 02 2016

U.S. greenlights Norwegian Air flights in blow to U.S. industry

The U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday it granted flying rights to Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA's Irish unit, setting the stage for a new battle among airlines for leisure travelers across the Atlantic.

Aerospace & Defense, Dec 02 2016

Norway to free Islamist after Italy cancels extradition request

OSLO Norway's public prosecutor ordered on Wednesday the release of an Iraqi Kurdish imam after Italian authorities withdrew a year-old extradition request linked to suspicions he had plotted attacks.

World, Italy, Iraq, Nov 30 2016

Norway plans $1.15 billion order for five Boeing Poseidon military aircraft

OSLO Norway plans to order five Boeing Co P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes to maintain its surveillance capacity and meet future security challenges, the NATO country's Defence Ministry said.

World, Nov 28 2016

Norway's supreme court rejects Edward Snowden extradition lawsuit

OSLO Norway's supreme court has rejected a lawsuit from fugitive former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden against the Norwegian government, upholding the verdict of two lower courts, it said on Friday.

World, Nov 25 2016

Norwegian court allows extradition of Islamist militant suspect to Italy

OSLO Norway's Supreme Court on Wednesday approved the extradition to Italy of an Islamist suspected of plotting attacks, leaving the final decision to the government on whether to hand him over.

World, Italy Nov 23 2016

Norway, Britain sign deal on increased defense cooperation

OSLO NATO allies Britain and Norway agreed on Thursday to beef up their defense cooperation, including maritime surveillance and joint exercises on Norwegian soil, amid concerns about a more assertive Russia in northern Europe.

World, Russia, Nov 10 2016




U.S. allies caution Trump on Syria strategy

WASHINGTON/PARIS Key U.S. allies in Europe are quietly expressing concern over President-elect Donald Trump's approach to Syria, warning that his pledge to work more closely with Russia, Damascus' main backer, will do little to diminish the terrorist threat emanating from Syria.