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The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".   The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".
Oslo conference opens with calls for citizenship, rights for Rohingya
[Norwaynews] [27.05.2015, 10:23am, Wed. GMT]
Some of the world’s most influential voices on Burma participated in an urgently organised conference on Southeast Asia’s Rohingya migrant crisis in Oslo, Norway, on Tuesday. South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, UN Special Rapporteur to Burma Prof. Yanghee Lee and Malaysia’s former prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohammad, were among those who took part in the ‘Oslo conference to end Myanmar’s persecution of Rohingya since 1976’, which was held at the Norwegian Institute and Vorksenaasan Conference Centre.
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Stella Days making its cinematic debut in Norway
[Norwaynews] [27.05.2015, 06:40pm, Wed. GMT]
On 29 May at 18:00, the film Stella Days will be making its cinematic debut in Norway. Starring Martin Sheen as a cinema obsessed priest in 1950s rural Ireland who struggles to balance his pastoral duties with his love of cinema, this film is a Norwegian-Irish joint production. Thaddeus O’Sullivan, an award winning Irish director and cinematographer will be joined in a bilingual Q+A session prior to the film by the Norwegian producer, Finn Gjerdrum, and cinematographer, John Christian Rosenlund.
5 year jail term for raping Norwegian tourist in Cambodia
[Norwaynews] [27.05.2015, 06:26pm, Wed. GMT]
A Municipal court in Cambodia has sentenced a 26-year-old Nigerian man, Ekwegbalu Ugochukwu Udok, to 5 years imprisonment for beating and raping a Norwegian tourist, 27, Nodia Ebert, in December 2014. The presiding judge Im Vanak said, the day the incident happened, the young lady had just stepped out of a night club where she met Udok who offered her a ride while claiming to be a taxi driver.
Norway says Arctic military drills have "nothing to do with Russia"
[Norwaynews] [27.05.2015, 06:23pm, Wed. GMT]
A large military exercise by six NATO and three other states in the Arctic this week and next has "nothing to do with Russia or the new tense international political situation," a Norwegian air force spokesman told Russian media on Wednesday. "The aim of the Arctic Challenge Exercise is to exercise and train units, command and control in the orchestration and conduct of air operations.
A good choice for U.S. ambassador to Norway
[Norwaynews] [27.05.2015, 10:25am, Wed. GMT]
Reflecting on his role as Norway’s ambassador to the United States, Kare R. Aas recently told a Star Tribune editorial writer that part of his job “is to convey how important it is to Minnesotans that they ‘belong’ to Norway.” That sense of belonging will only be strengthened if the U.S. Senate acts with dispatch on the nomination of a Minnesotan, Samuel Heins, to be the next U.S. ambassador to Norway.
Russian and Norwegian protest in Antalya
[Norwaynews] [27.05.2015, 10:20am, Wed. GMT]
A group of residents in the resort town of Kemer, including Norwegians and Russians, held a protest by blocking the road against the waste facility in southern Turkey. The waste facility of Antalya Water and Waste Water Department (ASAT) under the Antalya Municipality is causing a foul smell in Antalya’s Merkez neighborhood, according to its residents.
Woman recalls childhood in Norway during war
[Norway] [26.05.2015, 09:37pm, Tue. GMT]
The following interview of Ellen Cook was conducted Dec. 3, 2013 in Bartlesville by Joe L. Todd for the Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kan. I was born in Oslo, Norway, on May 17, 1939, which also is our national holiday and my dad’s birthday. It was 125 years of Norway’s Independence from Sweden.
Fighter jet exercise kicks off in Norway
[Norwaynews] [25.05.2015, 03:19pm, Mon. GMT]
One of Europe’s largest fighter jet exercises kicked off Monday north of the Arctic Circle, a region where growing Russian activity has sparked concerns among neighboring countries. Arctic Challenge 2015 brings together close to 100 fighter jets and more than 4,000 individual participants from nine nations, according to Norway’s military, which is hosting the exercise. Twelve Air Force F-16 fighters will take part in the 12-day event, as will several of NATO’s early warning aircraft, known as AWACS.
'A Beautiful Mind' Mathematician John Nash and his Wife Killed in NJ Car Crash
[Norwaynews] [24.05.2015, 08:16pm, Sun. GMT]
Nobel prize-winning mathematician John F. Nash Jr, 86, and his wife Alicia, 82, whose lives were the basis of the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, were killed yesterday in a car accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. NJ.com reports that the crash occurred when the couple's taxi collided with a guard rail after the driver lost control.
Oslo Conference on Safe Schools
[Norway] [21.05.2015, 08:37pm, Thu. GMT]
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an international conference in Oslo from 28 to 29 May entitled ‘Protecting Education from Attack’. Foreign Minister Børge Brende will open the conference, and states represented at the conference will be encouraged to endorse a Safe Schools Declaration.
I told UN probe panel all I knew – Erik Solheim
[Norwaynews] [18.05.2015, 11:30am, Mon. GMT]
Former Norwegian peace facilitator Erik Solheim who told to Sri lankan media last year that he would reveal information to a UN probe on Sri Lanka's last phase of the war and the white flag issue if he was called to give evidence, admitted that he had indeed stood before the panel and gave evidence. He also said he was ready to share all he knew before any national or international tribunal.
Lithuanian soldiers train in international exercise in Norway
[Norwaynews] [16.05.2015, 08:37pm, Sat. GMT]
Since 5 May, a group of staff officers from the Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces is taking part in a command post exercise (CPX) Trident Jaguar 2015 of the UK-led Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARCC) in composition of the Danish Division in Norway, Lithuania's Ministry of National Defence reports.
Rolls-Royce renews collaboration agreement for maritime research in Norway
[Norwaynews] [16.05.2015, 12:07pm, Sat. GMT]
Rolls-Royce has renewed an agreement with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and the Marintek Research Centre to continue developing high-tech solutions for the maritime sector. This research centre in Norway, Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC), will develop solutions to enhance ship performance in rough seas.
Secretary Kerry's Remarks: On the Occasion of Norway's National Day
[Norway] [16.05.2015, 12:03pm, Sat. GMT]
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Norway on your Constitution Day on May 17. Norway is a stronghold of tolerance and progress. After the anti-Semitic attacks in Paris and Copenhagen this past winter, the world mourned. And in Norway more than one thousand young people formed a “ring of peace” around a synagogue in Oslo to ensure its walls survived the night unharmed. That is the kind of courage and solidarity that inspires the world.
Norwegian emergency aid to Eastern Ukraine
[Norwaynews] [11.05.2015, 09:46am, Mon. GMT]
Norway is contributing NOK 40 million in emergency aid to Eastern Ukraine. Foreign Minister Børge Brende says the humanitarian crisis there is the greatest in Europe since the war in the Balkans. Brende arrived in Kharkov in Eastern Ukraine Sunday evening, to observe for himself the humanitarian consequences on the country from the war.
Norwegian Prime Minister on Their Mother Policies
[Norwaynews] [10.05.2015, 04:27pm, Sun. GMT]
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Their Mother Policies. USA Journalist Mr.Chuck talks to the Prime Minister of Norway about why her country is ranked number one for moms. Many country leaders and legal researchers have seen “Abuse of Power” in this controversial practices of Barnevernet in Norway. see Video.....
Video: Taliban downed Pakistan army helicopter carrying Norway, Indonesian envoy
[Norwaynews] [10.05.2015, 08:38am, Sun. GMT]
Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan released a video of its militants holding a Shoulder Launch Missile, which the militant group claimed to have used in downing a Pakistan military helicopter killing ambassadors of the Philippines and Norway and five others in the PoK. A video released by a jihadist media forum shows at least four masked militants with the surface-to-air missile (SAM-7B) allegedly used in hitting the Mi-17 that crashed in Naltar valley of Gilgit-Baltisitan in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
NATO is prepared to defend its members - U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
[Norwaynews] [09.05.2015, 09:14am, Sat. GMT]
We’re not just celebrating something that happened 70 years ago in terms of a – the victory in World War II.  We are celebrating everything that came after that victory, and that is the construction of a Europe whole, free, and at peace, and a resilient, strong, united community determined that all of its citizens enjoy the blessings of freedom, opportunity, the rule of law, where governments serve the people, not people serve the governments,  U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.
Norway court sentences three for joining, helping ISIS
[Norwaynews] [08.05.2015, 05:52pm, Fri. GMT]
A Norwegian court sentenced three men to jail Friday for joining or aiding the militant group ISIS in Syria, in the first case of its kind in the Nordic region. Djibril Bashir, 30, and Valon Avdyli, 28, "shall be sentenced for participating in the ISIL terror organisation", the Oslo District Court said in its verdict, which has declared a caliphate in large parts of Iraq and Syria and is active in Libya.
Veteran Arthur, 91, finally gets his wish to fly to Norway to visit brother Edward's grave
[Norwaynews] [08.05.2015, 03:29pm, Fri. GMT]
The family of a 91-year-old Lincoln war veteran have thanked a local business for footing the bill for his trip to his brother's grave in Norway for the first time. Arthur Harrison is preparing to join son-in-law Trevor Fox and grandson Robert Crosbie on an emotional visit to the Trondheim Stavne Cemetery - to pay tribute to his brother Edward who died 75 years ago aged 21 .
NATO Researchers Test Underwater Drones in Norway
[Norwaynews] [07.05.2015, 05:49pm, Thu. GMT]
At first glance it resembles a torpedo — a sleek metal cylinder with a propeller and what appears to be a dorsal fin. Yet the device lowered into the frigid waters off the western coast of Norway by the crew of this 3,200-ton research vessel is no weapon; it’s a robot, programmed to search for submarines with little guidance from its operators.
Norway, Finland, Sweden, Belarus to outline areas of cooperation in nuclear safety
[Norwaynews] [27.05.2015, 06:28pm, Wed. GMT]
The heads of the radiation and nuclear safety authorities of the countries members of the Nordic Council (Norway, Sweden and Finland) are in Belarus on a visit from 27 to 29 May for meetings with experts in the relevant fields, BelTA learned from the Communications and Public Information Office of the Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department (Gosatomnadzor) of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry.
Norway has More Oil than a Decade Ago
[Norwaynews] [27.05.2015, 06:24pm, Wed. GMT]
The NPD reported Wednesday that the current recoverable oil on the Norwegian Continental Shelf exceeds the estimated figure for 2005. A select number of producing fields and 62 discoveries, for which development decisions had not been made in 2005, were reviewed in order to determine the latest figures.
Remarks by President Obama and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg after Bilateral Meeting
[Norway] [27.05.2015, 10:38am, Wed. GMT]
Now, with respect to NATO, obviously this is a challenging and important time for NATO, and we are very lucky to have General Secretary Stoltenberg at the helm during this time.  We had a chance to discuss the situation in Ukraine and the increasingly aggressive posture that Russia has taken, and we affirmed that NATO is the cornerstone not just of transatlantic security but, in many ways, is the cornerstone for global security.
€650 mln of local investment in Norwegian hotel market
[Norwaynews] [27.05.2015, 10:21am, Wed. GMT]
According to international real estate advisor Savills investor interest in the Norwegian hotel market is on the rise, following a flurry of activity totalling over €650 mln on since 2012. Savills finds that all 26 hotels transacted since 2012 were purchased by Norwegian investors. This differs from other commercial property sectors in Norway with 40% of property in Q1 2015 bought by foreign investors.
Foreign Minister concerned about death sentences in Egypt
[Norway] [26.05.2015, 09:39pm, Tue. GMT]
'It is unacceptable that more than 100 people, including former President Morsi, have been condemned to death in a summary trial. Norway has made it clear that we oppose the practice of holding mass trials that fail to comply with Egypt's international obligations,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
U.S., 8 European nations conduct Arctic exercise following Russian activity
[Norwaynews] [26.05.2015, 09:35pm, Tue. GMT]
About 100 fighter jets and 4,000 personnel from the United States and eight European nations began an Arctic training exercise in the Nordic nations on May 25. The exercise, based in the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland, aims to test cooperation among Arctic nations near Russia.
Crash victims cremated in Norway
[Norwaynews] [24.05.2015, 08:18pm, Sun. GMT]
The funerals of the Co Limerick woman and her daughter who died in a road accident in Poland on May 6 has taken place in Norway.Yvonne Long, aged 30, from Curraghchase, Kilcornan, and her daughter Ella, aged two, were killed instantly when their car was hit by a van.
Norway largest exporter of natural gas to Western Europe
[Norwaynews] [24.05.2015, 08:15pm, Sun. GMT]
Norway has now surpassed Russia as the largest exporter of natural gas to Western Europe, NRK reports. Norway exported 29.2 billion cubic meters of gas in the first quarter, according to statistics from the Norwegian state gas company Gasco.
Council of Europe calls on Norway to scrap local begging bans
[Norwaynews] [19.05.2015, 06:25pm, Tue. GMT]
The Council of Europe said Monday that Norway should scrap a law allowing local councils to ban begging, describing it as “discriminatory” against Roma immigrants. The pan-European body’s Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks welcomed Norway’s decision to drop plans for a nationwide begging ban earlier this year, but said he remained “concerned about bans at municipal level on begging and sleeping rough”.
Kazakhstan, Norway agree to boost business ties
[Norwaynews] [18.05.2015, 11:23am, Mon. GMT]
The Norwegian delegation led by the Managing Director of the Rogaland Export Promotion Agency, Chairman of the Board of the Norwegian Drilling Academy "Nortrain" Are Selstad visited Kazakhstan on May 11-15. During the visit, the Norwegian representatives held meetings with the officials and representatives of the business circles of Kazakhstan.
Obama picks Minnesotan as envoy to Norway
[Norwaynews] [16.05.2015, 12:10pm, Sat. GMT]
A Minnesotan was officially nominated today to be ambassador to Norway. Sam Heins, a lawyer and human rights advocate, was nominated today by President Barack Obama. In addition to being a senior partner in a Minneapolis law firm, Heins founded both the Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights and the Center for Victims of Torture.
India greets King of Norway on its constitution day
[Norwaynews] [16.05.2015, 12:05pm, Sat. GMT]
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee extended greetings and felicitations to the King and people of the Kingdom of Norwayon the eve of their Constitution Day. In a message to King of Norway King Harald V, the President said, On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I have great pleasure in extending to you and to the people of the Kingdom of Norway, warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your Constitution Day.
Norwegian terror suspect at engineering firm
[Norwaynews] [11.05.2015, 08:48pm, Mon. GMT]
Norwegian authorities say they have arrested a 49-year-old man under an anti-terror law that prohibits providing instructions for carrying out a terrorist attack. Signe Aalling of security service PST told reporters that the suspect, a Norwegian citizen, was arrested Monday for "spreading information particularly geared toward committing acts of terrorism."
Norway's Chief of Defence Web Extra Interview
[Norwaynews] [11.05.2015, 09:36am, Mon. GMT]
Adm. Haakon Bruun-Hanssen, Norway's Chief of Defence, on how Russia, Afghanistan, Mali and other missions as well as a warming Arctic will shape his inputs for the new strategy being developed by Norwegian political leaders.
Norway ranks as world's best place to be a mother
[Norwaynews] [10.05.2015, 01:08pm, Sun. GMT]
Norway, like many other European countries, celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in February. In Norway they call the day morsdag. The first Mothers Day in Norway was celebrated in 1919 and was mostly religious tradition. It has of course quickly evolved and became a family day, a traditional day for families to meet up and for all mums to get flowers and something sweet. Children started observing the tradition also in school and making handmade cards and gifts for their mums.
Norway’s Ambassador to Pakistan has died
[Norway] [09.05.2015, 04:20pm, Sat. GMT]
The Pakistani authorities have confirmed reports that Norway’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Leif Holger Larsen, has died in a helicopter crash in the country. ‘It is with great sorrow that we received the news today that Ambassador Leif Holger Larsen has died in Pakistan. Our thoughts are with his close family and friends.
Indian CBI registers case against former Finance Ministry bureaucrat
[Norwaynews] [08.05.2015, 05:54pm, Fri. GMT]
Indian CBI has registered an FIR against a former senior Finance Ministry bureaucrat J S Maini and his family members for allegedly receiving bribe of USD one million (about Rs.6.4 crore) in a joint venture deal between cooperative Kribhco and Norwegian fertiliser major 'Yara' in 2007.
Soviets Die In Norway: Thank You Very, Very Much!
[Norway] [08.05.2015, 03:47pm, Fri. GMT]
May 9th is here.  This is a significant date in the history of the Soviet Union, more so than anywhere else. This date represents the core of life for most Russians. Little do I, coming from Norway, understand how this date represents community glue for the you, but I have read books, seen films, learned in school. I can not feel it, understand it without words, or have  it like you do.
Ambassador of Norway among 7 killed in Pakistan
[Norwaynews] [08.05.2015, 02:21pm, Fri. GMT]
The Norwegian and Philippine ambassadors to Pakistan are among seven who died in a helicopter crash in northern Pakistan. A Pakistani military helicopter carrying diplomats to the north of the country made a crash landing, killing the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines as well as the wives of the Indonesian and Malaysian ambassadors, an Pakistan army spokesman said.
Record 38 Million Internally Displaced People Globally: Report
[Norwaynews] [07.05.2015, 08:49am, Thu. GMT]
A new report states the figures are a record high for a third year in a row, with a 15 percent increase in 2014 alone. A report published by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council noted a 15 percent increase in people that have been displaced within their own country by conflict or violence.
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