Amazon and Nestle join public-private plan to save world's forests


LONDON The United States, Norway and Britain joined forces with companies including Amazon and Nestle on Thursday to launch a project aimed at protecting the world's tropical forests.

Pandemic slips down list of market risks, Norway wealth fund says

(Corrects job title in paragraph 3 to "deputy CEO" from "CEO")

Wealth, Apr 21 2021

Russian military jet intercepts U.S., Norwegian patrol planes over Barents Sea -RIA

MOSCOW The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday a MiG-31 fighter jet had intercepted and escorted patrol aircraft from the United States and Norway over the Barents Sea, RIA news agency reported.

World, Industrials Apr 19 2021

U.S. senators urge Biden to condition Brazil Amazon aid on results

WASHINGTON Over a dozen Democratic senators on Friday urged U.S. President Joe Biden to withhold financial assistance to Brazil unless it demonstrates it is reducing deforestation in the Amazon and cracking down on environmental crimes.

Norway to allow U.S. military to build on its soil in new accord

OSLO (Reuters) -Norway, which shares a short border with giant neighbour Russia, said on Friday it has signed a revised agreement with the United States on how to regulate U.S. military activity on its soil.

World, Russia Apr 16 2021

Norway postpones decision on AstraZeneca vaccine

OSLO (Reuters) -Norway will take more time to assess whether to resume the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 or stop it altogether, health minister Bent Hoeie said on Thursday.

Norwegian Air to raise additional cash before bankruptcy exit

OSLO Norwegian Air now aims to raise up to 6 billion crowns ($711 million) in fresh capital, up from a planned 4.5 billion, to bolster its resources before emerging from bankruptcy protection next month as the pandemic continues to curb travel.

Apr 14 2021

Timeline: Norwegian Air's rise and battle for survival

Having grown rapidly to become Europe's third-largest low-cost airline and one of the few to apply the budget model to transatlantic flights, Norwegian Air has been fighting for its survival.

Aerospace & Defense, Apr 14 2021

Brazil must show Amazon protection is working, top donor Norway says

OSLO Brazil must demonstrate it can reduce the ongoing deforestation in the Amazon before Norway will resume payments in support of preserving the world's largest rainforest, the Norwegian environment minister told Reuters.

World, Environment, Brazil, Apr 14 2021

Norway to ease COVID-19 curbs, vaccine rollout may be delayed

OSLO (Reuters) -Norway will start to unwind some restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and allow more people to gather from Friday, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Tuesday.