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Norway's Statoil to rename itself Equinor

Founded in 1972 to tap oil deposits found off Norway's coast, the firm has in recent years moved into renewable energy, with parks of offshore wind …

Norwegian football fan names daughter after Liverpool supporter song

Ynwa Sofie Solheim was born on January 1st, just after dad Kent Solheim's beloved Reds snatched an injury-time winner in a league match away at …

Soccer

Heavy snow and snapping trees concern Norwegian forest owners

"We can no longer be sure of stable winters," forest owner Thor Wraa told broadcaster NRK.<p>A week of extreme weather with heavy snowfall in several …

Forests

Brexit: Companies to be charged VAT upfront on goods from Europe in 'disastrous' blow to businesses

More than 100,000 UK companies will be forced to pay VAT upfront after Brexit, under controversial government plans being debated by Parliament this …

United Kingdom

3000-year-old graves found under new E6 highway in central Norway

Bronze Age graves have been unearthed ahead of planned road construction in Melhus municipality in mid-Norway. These are some of the oldest burial …

Archaeology

Russian helicopter missing off Norway found: rescue center | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - The wreckage of a Russian Mi-8 helicopter missing off Svalbard, Norway, since October 26 has been located, Norway’s rescue coordination center said on Sunday.<p>Underwater picture of the wreckage of Russian helicopter missing since Thursday October 26, outside Barentsburg, Svalbard …

Environmentalism

Growing demand: Norway unfazed by peak oil concerns

When crude oil demand will peak is anyone’s guess. Forecasts vary widely.<p>Wood Mackenzie says that peak demand is “very real,” and sees a decline of 4 million BPD between 2020 and 2035. Other majors including BP and Total SA see peak demand as coming between 2025 and 2040, as a result of clean …

Oil & Gas Industry

Norway PM Solberg dismisses controversial asylum proposal

The proposal by the nationalist Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet, Frp) had no support from other parliamentary parties, Solberg said.<p>“Frp has …

North Africa

Germany Stays on Course With Rout of Norway in World Cup Qualifying

Germany roared back to its best in a 6-0 demolition of Norway in Stuttgart on Monday, while England also closed in on World Cup qualification, albeit in contrasting fashion in a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Slovakia in London.<p>An early error by Marcus Rashford put England behind, but he made …

Soccer

Germany rout Norway, but wait for Russia berth

Timo Werner netted twice on Monday as Germany routed Norway 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier, but Joachim Loew's team must wait until next month to …

Norway is near electric car sale record again as VW delivers almost 1,000 e-Golfs

Norway has been a leader in electric car adoption for years now, but this year brought them to a new level as they keep beating new records with electric cars reaching a record 42% of Norway’s total new car sales in June.<p>The electric car market was also interesting last month with Volkswagen …

Nissan Leaf

Norwegian PM claims election victory

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, leader of the country's Conservative Party, has claimed victory in Norway's general election, saying the …

Erna Solberg

9 Reasons Norwegians Might Secretly All Be Cats

Norway just held its parliamentary elections, and it was my first time voting in Norway!<p>Voting in Rauland was kind of the cutest thing ever. Rauland …

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From Russia With Blood

Lavish London mansions. A hand-painted Rolls-Royce. And eight dead friends. For the British fixer Scot Young, working for Vladimir Putin's most vocal critic meant stunning perks – but also constant danger. His gruesome death is one of 14 that US spy agencies have linked to Russia – but the UK …

While other digital publishers flail this Norwegian publication is adding subscribers like crazy

One of the problems that we face in a new millennium is how to support good journalism. While trying to work out the kinks of digital subscriptions, most online news outlets have had to rely solely on ad revenue.<p>The problem is that it doesn’t fill the gap left by subscribers and can lead to …

Intricate Woodcut Sculptures Breathe New Life into Norse Myths

Dennis McNett blurs the line between printmaking and sculpture in his myth-inspired installations.<p>Vikings are famous for their wooden ships and their fantastical mythology, but a series of sculptures depicting Viking ships and Norse myths made from woodcut prints tells a different story. Dennis …

Art

Troubled waters: Norway keeps watch on Russia's Arctic manoeuvres

Russia’s expanding military and the worrying noises from Donald Trump have Norway spending vast sums on defence<p>If there is one place in Europe that could be most justifiably troubled by Donald Trump’s mysterious relationship with Moscow, it is the windswept coastal town of Bodø lying just inside …

Russia

Seafaring drones are navigating Norway's fjords

While there are government-approved test sites for land-based autonomous vehicles in the US, so far there is only one official test site for their seafaring counterparts. Tucked away in Norway's Trondheim Fjord, the test site offers wide, open waters similar to a small sea, but with relatively low …

Could Norway follow Sweden’s lead and introduce a third gender?

Labour’s programme committee will debate the introduction of the third gender category so that Norwegians would no longer need to define themselves …

Gender-Neutral

DCC to buy Esso’s filling stations in Norway for €273.5m

Norwegian Air confirms Providence will be base for Europe flights

European budget carrier Norwegian Air has confirmed that Providence will become the second of two new bases for trans-Atlantic flights that the airline plans to operate with its new Boeing 737 MAX jets.<p>With that, Providence appears to have emerged as the winner in a race among New England airports …

Aviation

23 fascinating diagrams reveal how to negotiate with people around the world

British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted communication patterns as well as leadership styles and cultural identities in his book, "When Cultures Collide," which is now in a third edition. His organization offers classes in cross-cultural communication for clients like Unilever and BMW.<p>Although …

Management

Diesel Ban Starts in Oslo

From today, diesel vehicles are not allowed in the city center between 06.00 and 22.00. The ban will last as long as there is high air pollution.

Oslo

Reuters finds lead levels higher than Flint’s in thousands of locales

A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in the tainted Michigan city. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding.

Lead Poisoning

Norway tells Britain: no Brexit 'silver bullet' over single market access

Norwegian foreign minister Børge Brende to meet Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox for talks over post-EU future<p>Britain must understand that there is no “silver bullet” over Brexit that would permit single market access without paying into the EU and being bound by some of its rules, Norway’s …

United Kingdom