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Colombian peace talks delegations on their way

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 08:45

The Colombian delegations to the peace talks in Norway were Wednesday reported to be on their way to Oslo.

Norway condemns use of cluster munitions in Syria

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 08:26

“The use of cluster munitions causes unacceptable humanitarian problems. Norway condemns all use of these weapons,” says Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide (photo).

Aker Solutions opens Malaysian subsea service base

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 08:10

International oil services company Aker Solutions has expanded its subsea business by establishing a subsea lifecycle service base in Labuan, Malaysia.

Norway introduces electronic prescriptions

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 07:57

Doctors in Oslo will start to issue electronic prescriptions, and is the 13th county to implement the new technology since the first test project in 2010.

Football: Cyprus - Norway 1-3

Wed, 10/17/2012 - 07:30

Norway defeated Cyprus 3-1 away in the last 2014 World Cup qualifying match of the year in Group E on Tuesday. (1-1 at half-time)

Norway intensifies efforts to combat death penalty

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 08:05

The fight against the death penalty is one of the priority areas of Norway's human rights policy. Norway opposes the death penalty in all circumstances.

Increased cross-border trade with Sweden

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 07:54

Never before have the outlets of the Swedish liquor control board (Systembolaget) sold more alcohol to price-conscious Norwegians.

Decreased sales of petroleum products

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 07:48

In the first nine months of 2012, total sales of petroleum products from Norway amounted to 7 billion litres. This is a decrease of 1.7 per cent compared to the same period in 2011.

Rwandan citizen to be extradited

Tue, 10/16/2012 - 07:42

The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security has decided to extradite a person to Rwanda where he will be prosecuted for his complicity in the 1994 Genocide.

Colombian peace talks delegations delayed

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 08:01

The Colombian delegations to the peace talks in Norway have postponed their departure for Oslo, due to bad weather, according to the newspaper El Espectador.

Norwegian architecture gain popularity in China

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 07:52

China's leading architecture firms and real estate developers have visited Oslo to look at some of the best examples of Norwegian architecture, and meet with the projects' architects.

Orkla and Hydro to form new company

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 07:38

Norsk Hydro and Orkla have agreed to combine their respective profiles, building systems and tubing business, creating the world’s leading aluminium solutions provider.

Difficult driving conditions

Mon, 10/15/2012 - 07:30

The police warn of difficult driving conditions Monday on many roads in south eastern Norway, and ask motorists to drive with care.  

Norwegian tourists escape from burning plane

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 08:13

All were rescued when a chartered plane with Norwegian tourists caught fire just before take-off from Antalya in Turkey early Sunday morning. (Updated)

Norwegian Snøhetta to design Busan Opera House

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 07:46

Norways leading architectural firm Snøhetta has been chosen to design and develop the new opera house in Busan in South Korea.

Limited transport strike Monday

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 07:21

Twenty employees of the firm Bring Warehousing Drammen are on strike from Monday morning, after arbitration failed.

Boasson Hagen third in Beijing

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 07:07

Norwegian biker Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) placed third in the final stage of the Tour of Beijing on Saturday, securing third place overall.

Norway divided over Peace Prize award

Sat, 10/13/2012 - 07:32

In Norway, only one out of four is positive to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, according to a poll made for Aftenposten by ResponsAnalyse .

Football: Switzerland - Norway 1-1

Sat, 10/13/2012 - 07:08

Norway held Switzerland to a 1-1 draw in their 2014 World Cup qualifying match in Group E away on Friday. (0-0 at half-time)

Reactions to the Peace Prize award

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 13:24


The President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and President of the Commission José Manuel Barosso said it is a great honour for the EU to be awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.