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Norway authorities stop Greenpeace protests at Arctic well

OSLO Norwegian coast guards stopped Greenpeace from protesting at a site of the country's northernmost exploration well drilled by Statoil, the environmentalist group said on Thursday.

Norway's opposition Labour drops to four-year low in poll: NRK

OSLO Support for Norway's opposition Labour Party has fallen sharply and the centre-right government has taken the lead ahead of the Sept. 11 election, according to a poll published by public broadcaster NRK on Tuesday.

World, Aug 15 2017

Far-left surge gives lead to Norway opposition: TV2 poll

OSLO A jump in support for Norway's far-left Red Party could help the center-left opposition win a majority in parliament in the Sept. 11 election, independent TV2 reported on Tuesday.

World, Aug 15 2017

U.N. says Cyprus mediator quits to pursue political career in Norway

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Cyprus mediator Espen Barth Eide has quit to pursue a political career in Norway, the United Nations said on Monday, after U.N.- backed talks to broker peace between Greek and Turkish Cypriots ended in acrimony last month.

World, United Nations, Aug 14 2017

Norway PM doubles down on tax cuts in bid for second term

ARENDAL, Norway With four weeks to go before an election that is too close to call, Norway's Conservative prime minister, Erna Solberg, pledged on Monday to cut taxes to boost growth and job creation if she was re-elected.

World, Aug 14 2017

Norway PM casts doubt on temporary British EFTA membership

ARENDAL, Norway Norway cast doubt on Monday that Britain could easily join it in a half way house trading group after Brexit.

World, Aug 14 2017

Norwegian Air under pressure to boost finances

OSLO/LONDON Norwegian Air , the fast-growing budget airline trying to crack the transatlantic market by undercutting established rivals, faces mounting pressure to control costs and shore up its balance sheet to weather fierce competition.

Aerospace & Defense, Jul 25 2017

Nobel Peace chief says China declined her visa application

OSLO The leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday that the Chinese consulate in Oslo had refused to receive her visa application for travel so she could attend the funeral of Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.

World, Jul 14 2017

China should lift restrictions on Liu Xiaobo's widow: Nobel committee

OSLO The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday it was "deeply worried" about the situation of Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, after his death on Thursday.

World, Jul 14 2017

China bears responsibility for Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's death: Nobel committee

OSLO The Chinese government bears a heavy responsibility for the death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, the leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prize, said on Thursday.

World, Jul 13 2017