Norway drops AstraZeneca vaccine, J&J remains on hold


OSLO (Reuters) -Norway will not resume use of the COVID-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca, and a decision on whether to include Johnson & Johnson shots in its mass inoculation scheme remains on hold, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Wednesday.

Norway should exclude J&J, AstraZeneca from vaccine scheme - panel

OSLO Norway should exclude the COVID-19 vaccines made by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson from its inoculation programme due to a risk of rare but harmful side-effects, a government-appointed commission said on Monday.

Rolls-Royce relaunches sale of Norway-based Bergen - source

LONDON British engineering company Rolls-Royce has put its Norwegian maritime engine unit Bergen back on the block, less than two months after Norway blocked a previous deal for it to be bought by a Russian company.

May 10 2021

Norwegian Cruise sees plans for restarting U.S. sailing in July in jeopardy

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd said its plans for resuming mid-summer U.S. sailings could be in jeopardy, a day after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) laid out new technical instructions for the cruise industry. | Video

May 06 2021

Danish high court upholds conviction of Norwegian man in Iran spy case

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) -A Danish high court on Thursday upheld the seven-year sentence given to a Norwegian citizen of Iranian heritage for spying and complicity in a failed plot to kill an Iranian Arab opposition figure in Denmark.

World, Davos May 06 2021

Closer EU military cooperation with U.S., Canada, Norway is quantum leap, Germany says

BERLIN (Reuters) -Military cooperation in the European Union will get a boost as the 27 nation bloc is admitting for the first time outside partners such as the United States, Canada and Norway into one of its projects, Germany said on Thursday.

World, Canada May 06 2021

Denmark, Norway study finds slightly raised blood clot rates after Astra COVID shot

A study in Denmark and Norway has found slightly increased rates of vein blood clots among people who have had a first dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, including clots in the brain, compared with expected rates in the general population.

U.S. among first foreign countries to join EU defence project, diplomats say

BRUSSELS The European Union will allow the United States, Norway and Canada to join a project to overcome delays in moving troops across Europe, diplomats said on Wednesday, which NATO sees as vital in the event of a conflict with Russia.

World, Canada May 05 2021

Telenor writes off Myanmar business after coup, posts Q1 loss

OSLO (Reuters) -Norway's Telenor wrote off the value of its Myanmar operation in light of the country's deteriorating security and human rights situation, plunging the group into a first-quarter loss and sending its shares lower on Tuesday.

Myanmar, May 04 2021

Norway's prime minister gets COVID-19 vaccine

OSLO (Reuters) -Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has received her first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19, her office said on Monday.