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'Troll's Penis' to be re-erected in Norway

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'Troll's Penis' to be re-erected in Norway

- Oslo (AFP) - Norwegians have come out en masse to raise nearly 20,000 euros to repair an eye-catching penis-shaped rock formation apparently knocked down by vandals, an online collection showed on Monday. The formation, which local guides had planned to make a tourist destination, is known as "Trollpikken", or "The Troll's Penis" in a very conservative translation. Hikers in southwestern Norway on Saturday found the massive rock sectioned off, lying on the ground at the base of the rock face from which it had protruded

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'Troll's Penis' to be re-erected in Norway

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'Troll's Penis' to be re-erected in Norway

- OSLO (AFP) - Norwegians have come out en masse to raise nearly 20,000 euros to repair an eye-catching penis-shaped rock formation apparently knocked down by vandals, an online collection showed on Monday (June 26). The formation, which local guides had planned to make a tourist destination, is known as "Trollpikken", or "The Troll's Penis" in a very conservative translation. Hikers in south-western Norway on Saturday found the massive rock sectioned off, lying on the ground at the base of the rock face from which it had protruded

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65.6 million people forced to flee

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65.6 million people forced to flee

- Uganda receives most new refugees worldwide, new displacement figures show #UGsolidarity. Oslo, Norway NRC The Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council has called for worldwide support for Uganda that received the largest number of new refugees last year, more than half a million people. “The system protecting refugees will collapse if we do not step up our support to countries like Uganda,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council in a statement

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Ex-college student from Norway settles suit over racial post

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Ex-college student from Norway settles suit over racial post

- GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan Technological University student has settled his lawsuit against the school over an alleged internet threat against black people. Matthew Schultz of Norway filed the agreement to settle Tuesday. Terms weren't disclosed. Court documents allege Schultz was a junior in November 2015 when he posted, "Gonna shoot all black people ...... A smile tomorrow," on a social-media app

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Norwegian Air expects to receive Boeing MAX jetliners June 29

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Norwegian Air expects to receive Boeing MAX jetliners June 29

- OSLO: Norwegian Air Shuttle expects to take delivery of its first two 737 MAX jetliners from Boeing on June 29, and plans to exercise further options for the aircraft to boost its fleet renewal, the budget carrier told Reuters on Thursday. Boeing earlier this month said it had delayed delivery of Norwegian's first MAX to resolve a technical issue. "We have previously said late June, but we have now received a date from Boeing, which is June 29," a Norwegian Air spokeswoman said of the plane, the latest version of the U

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Viswanathan Anand bounces back in Norway, beats Fabiano Caruana

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Viswanathan Anand bounces back in Norway, beats Fabiano Caruana

- Anand lost two and drawn three games before registering the first win. The Indian ace shares seventh spot with Magnus Carlsen, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and Fabiano Caruana. Former world champion Viswanathan Anand beat Fabiano Caruana of United States on Tuesday in the sixth round to register his first win of the Altibox Norway chess tournament. Having lost two and drawn three, Anand was under pressure to find back his winning ways and the Indian ace did that in style at the expense of Caruana who suffered his first loss in the tournament

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Norway Supreme Court turns down mass murderer Breivik's appeal

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Norway Supreme Court turns down mass murderer Breivik's appeal

- OSLO - The Norwegian Supreme Court will not take up an appeal lodged by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik protesting against his prison conditions, the court said on Thursday. Breivik was seeking to overturn a March decision by a Norwegian appeals court that ruled that his near-isolation in a three-room cell respected human rights. The anti-Muslim far-right extremist killed 77 people in Norway's worst peacetime atrocity in July 2011

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Russia sends jet fighter to intercept Norwegian plane over Barents Sea - agencies

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Russia sends jet fighter to intercept Norwegian plane over Barents Sea - agencies

- MOSCOW: Russia sent a MiG-31 jet fighter on Tuesday to intercept a Norwegian patrol plane flying along Russia's border over the Barents Sea, Russian news agencies quoted Russia's Defence Ministry as saying. The ministry said it had identified the Norwegian plane as an anti-submarine P-3 Orion aircraft and said it had switched off its transponder during the flight, the agencies reported

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Here is Sarpsborg: A Herald reporter's trip to Norway

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Here is Sarpsborg: A Herald reporter's trip to Norway

- This is part one of a two-part series on Grand Forks' Norwegian sister city and the relationship's special meaning in North Dakota. Herald reporter Sam Easter traveled May 21-28 to Norway. Part two will be published in tomorrow's Herald.

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Why are airlines growing more interested in T.F. Green?

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Why are airlines growing more interested in T.F. Green?

- Carol Kozma Journal Staff Writer CarolKozma WARWICK, R.I. — Earlier this year, Norwegian Air Shuttle announced flights from Rhode Island to Norway, Scotland and Ireland, and Wednesday, it announced flights to Guadeloupe and Martinique. Just last week, Frontier Airlines announced it would be offering daily flights to Orlando and Denver. Prompted by these and other recent developments in service, The Providence Journal asked local officials and an industry expert what makes T

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Norway's Labour will hold trade talks with London only after Brexit settled

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Norway's Labour will hold trade talks with London only after Brexit settled

- OSLO: The Norwegian Labour party, which most polls suggest will win a September election, will not open bilateral trade talks with Britain until after it has concluded a deal with Brussels, its leader told Reuters. Jonas Gahr Stoere, who would be Norway's prime minister if Labour form the next government, also said he would not hurry to let the country's US$950 billion wealth fund invest in new assets, as it wishes to

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Officials: Nordic leaders photo wasn't meant to troll Trump

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Officials: Nordic leaders photo wasn't meant to troll Trump

- COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Five Nordic prime ministers who posed for a photo clutching a soccer ball weren't intending to make fun of a viral image from U.S. President Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia, a senior official said Wednesday. Norwegian government official Sigbjoern Aanes says the photo taken Monday at a meeting of regional government heads in Norway was meant as "a funny stunt" to promote U

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Nordic leaders photo wasn't meant to troll Trump

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Nordic leaders photo wasn't meant to troll Trump

- COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Five Nordic prime ministers who posed for a photo clutching a soccer ball weren't intending to make fun of a viral image from U.S. President Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia, a senior official said Wednesday. Norwegian government official Sigbjoern Aanes says the photo taken Monday at a meeting of regional government heads in Norway was meant as "a funny stunt" to promote U

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Nordic leaders photo wasn't meant to troll Trump

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Nordic leaders photo wasn't meant to troll Trump

- By JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Five Nordic prime ministers who posed for a photo clutching a soccer ball weren't intending to make fun of a viral image from U.S. President Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia, a senior official said Wednesday. Norwegian government official Sigbjoern Aanes says the photo taken Monday at a meeting of regional government heads in Norway was meant as "a funny stunt" to promote U

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Sanjay Dutt to attend Bollywood fest in Norway

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Sanjay Dutt to attend Bollywood fest in Norway

- Actor Sanjay Dutt will be the chief guest at the forthcoming 15th Bollywood Festival Norway. The event will be held in Oslo and Lorenskog from September 8 to 14, read a statement. The actor will attend the festival on September 8. Nasrullah Qureshi, festival director, said: “We are very excited to have Sanjay Dutt on the opening day of the event

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Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vault

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Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vault

- Stockholm (AFP) - Norway on Saturday said it would boost protection of a seed storage vault designed to protect the world's crops from disaster, after soaring temperatures caused water to leak into its entrance. Situated deep inside a mountain on a remote Arctic island in a Norwegian archipelago, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, dubbed the "doomsday" vault, is the largest of its kind and can store up to 2

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  • 'Troll's Penis' to be re-erected in Norway
    'Troll's Penis' to be re-erected in Norway

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    Oslo (AFP) - Norwegians have come out en masse to raise nearly 20,000 euros to repair an eye-catching penis-shaped rock formation apparently knocked down by vandals, an online collection showed on Monday. The formation, which local guides had planned to make a tourist destination, is known as "Trollpikken", or "The Troll's Penis" in a very conservative translation. Hikers in southwestern Norway on Saturday found the massive rock sectioned off, lying on the ground at the base of the rock face from which it had protruded

     

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  • Computer: Norway to win most medals at 2018 Winter Olympics
    Computer: Norway to win most medals at 2018 Winter Olympics

    , wvtm13.com

    World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren has issued two reports that detail Russian state involvement in a huge program of cheating. That puts pressure on the IOC to act, though a blanket ban on Russian athletes seems unlikely. "Two IOC commissions have been set up to coordinate our response to the McLaren report," the IOC said in a statement to the AP. "They will respect the due process including the

     

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  • Norway reaffirms support for government-NDFP peace talks
    Norway reaffirms support for government-NDFP peace talks

    , philstar.com

    MANILA, Philippines — The Norwegian government on Tuesday expressed support for the resumption of peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines Eric Førner said he is pleased that the representatives of the government peace panel and the NDF will meet for a new round of talks. They are scheduled to meet form April 2 to 6, 2017 in Noordwijk, a seaside resort town in South Holland also known for its flower farms

     

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  • Seeing ‘Oslo,’ Remembering Hope
    Seeing ‘Oslo,’ Remembering Hope

    , nytimes.com

    The lead characters are a Norwegian couple who had Middle East experience and thought they might be able to broker an agreement. This was high-octane audacity. Yet the two of them — Terje Rod-Larsen, a social scientist, and his wife, Mona Juul, an official in Norway’s foreign ministry — pulled it off. The play’s Mr. Larsen, portrayed by Jefferson Mays, seems a somewhat foggier professorial sort than the man I recall

     

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  • Norway to receive first automated fish farm from China

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    A Chinese shipping firm on Saturday delivered the world's first automated offshore fishery to Norwegian fish farming company SalMar ASA. Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation delivered the vessel to SalMar ASA at its dock in Qingdao, East China's Shandong Province, the Xinhua News Agency reported. SalMar is one of the world's largest companies in salmon production and processing

     

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