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Norwegian Air ramps up transatlantic fare war with four new routes


NEW YORK Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA will start flying four new routes between the United States and Europe, the budget carrier said on Thursday, rapidly expanding its low-cost transatlantic flights and increasing pressure on established carriers.

NATO chief Stoltenberg wins extended term to late 2020

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.

World, Dec 12 2017

Norway's Liberal Party seeks to join government

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.

World, Dec 09 2017

'Glimmer of hope' as food and fuel arrives in Yemen ports: NRC

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.

World, Yemen, Dec 06 2017

Norway, Germany to develop missile based on NSM technology

OSLO Norway and Germany have agreed to develop a common missile for their navies based on Kongsberg Gruppen's Naval Strike Missile (NSM), the Norwegian defense ministry said on Friday.

World, Dec 01 2017

U.S. says ban-the-bomb Nobel winner won't make world more peaceful

OSLO The Nobel Peace Prize winner's campaign to ban nuclear weapons will not make the world more peaceful, the U.S. Embassy in Norway said, confirming its top diplomat will not attend next month's award ceremony.

World, Nov 30 2017

Norway's police downgrade threat level

OSLO Norwegian police said on Wednesday they had lowered the national threat assessment, but still regarded an attack by militants as a possibility.

World, Nov 22 2017

Turkey pulls troops out of NATO exercise over 'enemy' list

ANKARA Turkey is pulling 40 soldiers out of a NATO exercise in Norway, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, after his name appeared in a list of enemies on a poster at the drill, an incident that drew an apology from both the military alliance and Oslo.

World, Turkey, Nov 17 2017

Norway receives first F-35 fighter jet

OSLO Norway on Friday received the first three of the 40 F-35 fighter jets it ordered from Lockheed-Martin as part of efforts to beef up its air force.

World, Nov 10 2017

Lockheed to work with U.S. in bid to sell F-35s to Germany: CEO

KONGSBERG, Norway Lockheed Martin Corp will work with the U.S. government as it talks to Germany about a replacement for its Tornado fighter jets, its chief executive said on Thursday, adding she believed Lockheed's F-35 would be the "best choice" for Berlin.