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Norway welcomes release of Colombian hostages
[Norwaynews] [20.11.2014, 08:26pm, Thu. GMT]
Norway and Cuba, guarantor countries in the Colombia peace process, have announced that the Colombian government and the FARC-EP have agreed on the conditions for the release of five hostages held by FARC. One of them is General Ruben Alzate. I am very pleased by the fact that the two sides have now reached an agreement. It is now importat that the release takes place as soon as posible, says Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende.
 
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Norway Opens Door for Mass Internet Surveillance
[Norwaynews] [31.08.2014, 11:39am, Sun. GMT]
Norwegian Intelligence Service (PST) wants to obtain permission to monitor all Norwegians’ online activities. Ministry of Justice keeps the door open for the proposal. PST-chief Alana Bjørnland wants to give security permission to monitor all Norwegians’ activity on the internet by using so-called big data technologies. Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anders Anundsen is positive about the PST chief’s desire to strengthen national security.
 
Norway banns education of Iranian students, fears spying
[Norwaynews] [19.04.2014, 07:08pm, Sat. GMT]
Norwegian Police Security Service ( PST ) has decided to send a number of Iranian student back to Iran as they feared that the students may use their education for nuclear program by the Iranian regime. The decision was taken based on the UN resolution that obliges Norway to prevent the Iranians to learn about technology that can be used in nuclear applications. The concern appeared in the threat assessment for 2013 which was published recently, Norwegian media reported.
 
Norway buys new surveillance ship
[Norwaynews] [18.03.2014, 08:53am, Tue. GMT]
A new vessel, specially designed for intelligence services and surveillance, has arrived in Norway. The hull of the vessel arrived in Ålesund in Møre and Romsdal County this last weekend. High-tech equipment will be installed before the ship is ready for use. "This vessel is built for the northern areas, and its tasks will be to monitor all activity up there, both civil and military, so that the Norwegian government can get as complete a picture as possible of what is going on," says chief of the Intelligence Services, Kjell Grandhagen.
 
More refugees subject to espionage
[Norwaynews] [07.03.2014, 12:13pm, Fri. GMT]
Refugees that are granted residency in Norway are often subject to threats and espionage from their home country. "We do not know the scope of this due to the high volume of unreported numbers. However, we experience that the scope of refugee espionage has increased along with the number of refugees that come to Norway,"says Head of Communication at the Security Police (PST), Trond Hugubakken, to Vårt Land. In the report that presents the most significant threats against Norway in 2014, the PST reports that intelligence services from foreign states are active in Norway.
 
‘More Spies eye Norway than during Cold War’
[Norwaynews] [25.10.2012, 08:54am, Thu. GMT]
The head of Norwegian intelligence agency PST (Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste) told to foreign Journalist that foreign countries are “spying more on us now than during the Cold War.”   PST investigations revealed that spying was principally directed at prominent political leaders, Peace negotiations, sensitive NATO information and Oil and gas technology companies.  PST declined to identify which nationalities were involved but “new countries are coming forward.”
 
Norway expels Sudan diplomat accused of spying on refugees
[Norwaynews] [09.10.2012, 08:24pm, Tue. GMT]
Norway's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday expelled a Sudanese diplomat it suspected of spying on refugees from the African country in Norway. The diplomat, who was not named, had received information from a 38-year old Sudanese man arrested earlier on Tuesday for espionage, the Norwegian Police Security Service said. The charge d'affair at Sudan's embassy had visited the Foreign Ministry for a meeting on the subject, said Kjetil Elsebutangen, a ministry spokesman.
 
Spying at all-time high in Norway
[Norwaynews] [15.08.2012, 06:32am, Wed. GMT]
Russian intelligence agents are operating in Norway in numbers recalling Cold War activities, the Norwegian Police Security Service said. Russian spies are particularly focusing on Norway's strategic geopolitical position and the country's offshore oil and gas expertise, Aftenposten reported Friday. The Russians have rivals in the spy game in Norway, PST head Jorn Holme told Aftenposten.
 
Norwegian arrested in anti-hacking drive
[Norwaynews] [27.06.2012, 08:10pm, Wed. GMT]
A twenty five-year old Norwegian is among the 24 arrested in a FBI action against an international hacking group which has misused 400,000 credit cards. Eleven persons were arrested in the US, while 13 were arrested in other countries. Our operation has prevented an economic loss of more than USD 205 million, and recovered more than 411,000 stolen cards, says FBI spokesman Preet Bharara.
 
Turkey: Intelligence Chief Must Testify
[Norwaynews] [11.02.2012, 09:09pm, Sat. GMT]
The chief of the Turkish intelligence agency and four of his former colleagues were compelled to testify on Friday as part of an investigation into the P.K.K., the Kurdish separatist group, the latest round in a power struggle between the country’s security forces and its intelligence agency. Hakan Fidan, the chief of the National Intelligence Organization, or the M.I.T., and his former colleagues had held secret meetings with P.K.K. leaders in Oslo, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the news media last year. The meetings had been authorized by the government.
 
Norwegian Spies without permit in Pakistan, Says a Pakistani minister
[Norwaynews] [20.01.2012, 01:44pm, Fri. GMT]
A Pakistani minister said, Norwegian spies were working with out permission of government of Pakistan. Talking at upper house of parliament in Islamabad, Interier Minister Rehman Malik did not give the detail including number of the spies. Pakistan and Norway on Thursday scrambled to contain the fallout of disclosure about presence of Norwegian intelligence operatives in Pakistan. “We have excellent relations with Norway and an ongoing cooperation in counter-terrorism.
 
CIA takes responsibility for 1950s Norway UFO sightings
[Norwaynews] [06.07.2014, 12:25pm, Sun. GMT]
Back in the 1950s, there were reportedly many sightings of UFOs in the skies over Norway. Finally an explanation has been given, over 60 years later. The CIA decided to let Norway know that it was their fault, via Twitter of all things. Their tweet read: "Do you remember the reports of unusual activity in the sky in the 50's? That was us." They apparently then went on to explain that all the sightings of mysterious flying crafts, traveling at high speed with flashing lights, were actually test flights of secret US military planes.
 
Czech Spy found "Working on something big" in Norway ?
[Norwaynews] [15.04.2014, 09:51am, Tue. GMT]
A Czech suspected of being Counter intelligence service Official suffering from “amnesia”, found in a snowdrift in Oslo last December, has began regaining fragments of memory after speaking with his family over the phone. It has come to light that the man, who has gone under the name of John Smith since his rescue, worked for the Czech Interior Ministry. With every turn, the mystery surrounding a 36-year-old calling himself john Smith has deepened, ago it was not ever clear he was Czech, although he understood the language, along with Slovak, Russian and Polish.
 
Foreign spies target refugees in Norway
[Norwaynews] [17.03.2014, 09:11am, Mon. GMT]
The head of Norway’s security policy has warned that many asylum-seekers who are granted refuge in the country are under threat by their country’s secret service.  “We do not know the scope of this due to the high volume of unreported numbers. However, we experience that the scope of refugee espionage has increased along with the number of refugees that come to Norway,” Trond Hugubakken was quoted as saying in an interview with Oslo’s daily Vårt Land.
 
Report: Israeli intelligence recommends release of pre-Oslo prisoners
[Norwaynews] [12.04.2013, 04:48pm, Fri. GMT]
Israeli intelligence services advised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to release dozens of Palestinians detained before the Oslo Accords, Israeli media reported Wednesday. The Hebrew-language daily Maariv reported that security services advised Netanyahu that the prisoners detained before 1993 did not pose a security risk to Israel. Some 123 Palestinians have been detained in Israel for over 20 years. According to the report, US Secretary of State John Kerry unsuccessfully pressured Netanyahu to release some of the detainees during talks earlier this week.
 
Sudan expels Norwegian diplomat in spy row
[Norwaynews] [10.10.2012, 08:49pm, Wed. GMT]
Sudan on Wednesday expelled a Norwegian diplomat, the foreign ministry said, after Oslo told a Sudanese diplomat to leave the previous day over suspicions he was spying on refugees from the African country. The diplomatic spat risks damaging the two countries' ties - Norway is one of the few Western countries to enjoy normal relations with Sudan, advising Khartoum on how to improve the performance of its oil industry. Sudan's foreign ministry said it had summoned the Norwegian ambassador in Khartoum to inform him of the expulsion. It did not name the diplomat.
 
Sudanese man arrested for spying in Norway
[Norwaynews] [09.10.2012, 01:23pm, Tue. GMT]
Norwegian security police (PST) apprehended a man of Sudanese nationality in for allegedly spying on refugees, Tuesday. In what head of information Martin Bernsen says they believe is “the first arrest for refugee spying in Norway since the ‘70s”, the 38-year-old was detained in his home at 07:00 local time this morning without resistance. It is thought he claimed to be a refugee to his fellow nationals, and has regularly been sending information obtained secretly to Sudanese authorities.
 
Confidence in the police drops in Norway
[Norwaynews] [15.08.2012, 06:30am, Wed. GMT]
Four out of ten Norwegians say they have less confidence in the police, following the release of the July 22nd Commission's report, according to a fresh poll by Norstat, made for NRK. In the poll, 55 per cent of those asked say their confidence in the police has not changed, following the presentation of the report. 38 per cent say their confidence in the police is either "less" (29 per cent), or "much less" (9 per cent).
 
No verification of secret police searches
[Norwaynews] [16.06.2012, 11:02am, Sat. GMT]
The control commission for communication control wants to investigate more of the Norwegian police's secret surveillance in order to ensure the rights of the individual. "These cases include, for example, search warrants in the form of break-ins, and that are not revealed to the suspect for a certain time period," the report states. Last year, police conducted secret surveillance of 450 individuals, according to the control commission for communication control's annual report. Police may perform secret searches if there is sufficient reason to believe that the suspect has committed a crime that could result in a ten-year sentence, or more. Similar rules exist for the police to track people with GPS.
 
Senior Norway official issues Pakistan caution
[Norwaynews] [08.02.2012, 04:22pm, Wed. GMT]
The Norwegian Ambassador to Pakistan warns relations between the countries could deteriorate following public leaks Norway has agents working there. Police Security Service (PST) Director Janne Kristiansen revealed the information last month, resulting calls from ex Pakistani Intelligence Chief, Hamid Gul, for the agents to be arrested. She resigned following her gaffe.
 
“Nothing extraordinary” in Norway spy revelation: Pakistan
[Norwaynews] [20.01.2012, 08:52am, Fri. GMT]
Pakistan and Norway on Thursday scrambled to contain the fallout of disclosure about presence of Norwegian intelligence operatives in Pakistan. “We have excellent relations with Norway and an ongoing cooperation in counter-terrorism. There is nothing extraordinary about the revelation,” Mr Abdul Basit, who heads the Europe desk at the Foreign Office, told Dawn.com shortly after meeting the Norwegian ambassador to Pakistan Ms Cecilie Landsverk.
 
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