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Far-left surge gives lead to Norway opposition - TV2 poll

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Far-left surge gives lead to Norway opposition - TV2 poll

- OSLO: A jump in support for Norway's far-left Red Party could help the centre-left opposition win a majority in parliament in the Sept. 11 election, independent TV2 reported on Tuesday. With four weeks left to campaign, however, even small changes in support for some of the nine parties on the left and right could ultimately decide the outcome, recent opinion polls show
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Tags: Elections |  Opposition | 
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Artic Race of Norway, Teuns chiude in bellezza

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Artic Race of Norway, Teuns chiude in bellezza

- Il belga Dylan Teuns ha vinto anche la quarta e ultima tappa dell'Artic Race of Norway, confermandosi vincitore anche della classifica generale finale. Nella frazione con partenza e arrivo a Tromso, di 160 km, Teuns ha staccato tutti nel finale, tagliando il traguardo con 11" di vantaggio su un terzetto composto dal francese Chetout, dall'ucraino Grivko e dal norvegese Bystrom.
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Young Norwegian Warholm earns shock 400m hurdles triumph

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Young Norwegian Warholm earns shock 400m hurdles triumph

- LONDON: Norway's Karsten Warholm announced himself as one of athletics' brightest new talents as he recorded a magnificent gun-to-line triumph to lift the world 400 metres hurdles title in the pouring rain on Wednesday. The 21-year-old former multi-eventer demonstrated all the strength he has acquired from competing as an all-rounder as he led from the first hurdle and was powerful enough to hold off his pursuers on the home straight to win in 48
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Customs issue leaves Norwegian Air flight stuck on T.F. Green tarmac

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Customs issue leaves Norwegian Air flight stuck on T.F. Green tarmac

- Mark Reynolds Journal Staff Writer mrkrynlds Passengers aboard a Norwegian Air flight that has arrived at T.F. Green Airport are stuck on the airliner on the tarmac because no one from U.S. Customs and Border Protection is at the airport to receive them, according to a passenger. A spokesman for Norwegian confirmed a problem involving customs personnel. “The pilot says this is a weekly flight, and someone just forgot that there's an international flight every seven days,” the frustrated passenger, Mike Shohl, told The Providence Journal in an email Monday evening
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Norway's Kristoff bursts through to take British Classic

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Norway's Kristoff bursts through to take British Classic

- LONDON: Norway's Alexander Kristoff burst clear of the field to win the 183-km RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday. Kristoff left his rivals trailing with 200m to go on the Mall in London, holding firm in the face of a late charge from Denmark's Magnus Cort Nielsen (Orica-Scott), who finished second. Australia's Tour de France green jersey winner Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) finished third for the second consecutive year
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Soccer - Norwegian Andersen aiming to take North Korea back to World Cup

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Soccer - Norwegian Andersen aiming to take North Korea back to World Cup

- HONG KONG (Reuters) - Joern Andersen had long harboured hopes of coaching in Asia, but the former Norway international never imagined he would one day end up working in one of the world's most secretive nations. A little over a year ago, though, the 54-year-old became the first foreign coach of North Korea in more than a quarter of a century and is now setting his sights on steering the nation to a third World Cup
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Soccer - Norwegian Andersen aiming to take North Korea back to World Cup

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Soccer - Norwegian Andersen aiming to take North Korea back to World Cup

- HONG KONG: Joern Andersen had long harboured hopes of coaching in Asia, but the former Norway international never imagined he would one day end up working in one of the world's most secretive nations. A little over a year ago, though, the 54-year-old became the first foreign coach of North Korea in more than a quarter of a century and is now setting his sights on steering the nation to a third World Cup
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Places: Asia |  N.E. Asia |  North Korea |  Singapore |  Europe |  N. Europe |  Nordic |  Norway | 

Norwegian Air under pressure to boost finances

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Norwegian Air under pressure to boost finances

- OSLO/LONDON: Norwegian Air , the fast-growing budget airline trying to crack the transatlantic market by undercutting established rivals, faces mounting pressure to control costs and shore up its balance sheet to weather fierce competition. The airline has embarked on an ambitious expansion plan buying more than 200 new fuel-efficient jets yet investors worry its drive to put more passengers on more planes is pushing up costs quickly without producing higher returns
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Tags: Finance | 
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Norway's Boasson Hagen wins Tour de France 19th stage

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Norway's Boasson Hagen wins Tour de France 19th stage

- SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France: Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen won his third Tour de France stage and first in six years on Friday's (Jul 21) 19th stage from Embrun to Salon de Provence as Chris Froome edged closer to overall victory. Boasson Hagen, who was edged out in a photo finish by Marcel Kittel on the seventh stage, was part of a 20-man breakaway but made a winning solo bid inside the final 3km as Nikias Arndt came second and Jens Keukeleire third
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Iowa Company Was Organic, Before Organic Was Cool

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Iowa Company Was Organic, Before Organic Was Cool

- NORWAY, Iowa- the town of Norway Iowa has been known for it’s 20 state baseball championships, and a baseball movie. Now the town is being known for something completely different, it’s largest employer, Frontier Co-op. “Frontier Co-op has been the leading producer of organic products for the last 40 years, we’re recognized for our quality, our sourcing and our social responsibility,” said Anne Rierson, PR Manager for Frontier
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Places: United States |  Norway |  Midwest |  West |  Iowa | 

Norway’s ‘troll penis’ rock formation rises again after vandals snapped it off

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Norway’s ‘troll penis’ rock formation rises again after vandals snapped it off

- A PENIS-shaped rock destroyed by vandals drilling holes into it is being restored to its former glory in Norway. Joggers noticed the phallic Trollpikken rock formation had been cut off and was littered with holes two weeks ago. Metal bolts were left at the site of the formation, which is located in Egersund, south of the southern coastal city of Stavanger
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G-20 Summit: PM Modi invites Norway pension funds to invest in India

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G-20 Summit: PM Modi invites Norway pension funds to invest in India

- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday invited Norwegian pension funds to invest in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund as he met Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who gifted him a symbolic football. Continuing his series of bilateral meetings in Hamburg on the sidelines of the G20 Summit, Modi also met South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Italy’s Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni
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PM Modi invites Norway pension funds to invest in India

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PM Modi invites Norway pension funds to invest in India

- Narendra Modi invited Erna Soolberg, PM of Norway to invest in National Investment and Infrastructure Fund in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday invited Norwegian pension funds to invest in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund as he met Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who gifted him a symbolic football. Continuing his series of bilateral meetings here on the sidelines of the G20 Summit
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Acoustic music of Norway, Sweden at Betty Strong

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Acoustic music of Norway, Sweden at Betty Strong

- SIOUX CITY | Vidar Skrede and Patrick Ahlberg will bring acoustic folk music from Norway and Sweden to the Betty Strong Encounter Center at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 9. Admission will be free; a reception will follow. The musicians will use violin, hardingfele (a traditional Norwegian stringed instrument) guitar and voice to perform music brought by immigrants to the United States
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Tags: Music | 
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Workers put penis-shaped rock formation back up in Norway

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Workers put penis-shaped rock formation back up in Norway

- COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway is up again after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged last month. On Friday, workers put back more than 12 tons of heavy rock that broke off the Trollpikken formation two weeks ago. They used iron wedges and concrete to reattach the broken promontory after winching it up inside 10-meter-high (33-feet) scaffolding
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Tags: Penis | 
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Norway returns illegally-imported Buddha statue to Myanmar

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Norway returns illegally-imported Buddha statue to Myanmar

- YANGON: Norway has returned a Buddha statue to Myanmar, the place of origin of the cultural artefact, after the Norwegian Customs identified the statue as illegally imported in 2011, official media reported Friday. China's Xinhua news agency reported the Myanmar Buddha statue was handed back over by visiting Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende to Myanmar Minister of Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko in Nay Pyi Taw Thursday, signifying an important event in cultural cooperation between the two countries
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Tags: Indian Religions |  Buddhism |  Buddha | 
Places: Asia |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Myanmar |  Malaysia |  Europe |  N. Europe |  Nordic |  Norway | 

Adventures in Norway: Why every college student should study abroad

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Adventures in Norway: Why every college student should study abroad

- OSLO, Norway - If the opportunity ever comes to study abroad, do it. I spent the month of June in Norway. I’d always wanted to study abroad, but I never had found a program that lined up well enough with my interests. Plus, I was beyond intimidated by the idea of leaving the country. So when I came across a program that involved covering music and culture in Norway, I was intrigued but uncertain about it
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  • Artic Race of Norway, Teuns chiude in bellezza
    Artic Race of Norway, Teuns chiude in bellezza

    , gazzetta.it

    Il belga Dylan Teuns ha vinto anche la quarta e ultima tappa dell'Artic Race of Norway, confermandosi vincitore anche della classifica generale finale. Nella frazione con partenza e arrivo a Tromso, di 160 km, Teuns ha staccato tutti nel finale, tagliando il traguardo con 11" di vantaggio su un terzetto composto dal francese Chetout, dall'ucraino Grivko e dal norvegese Bystrom.
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    Places: Norway |  Italy | 

Politics & Government

  • Nordic leaders photo wasn't meant to troll Trump
    Nordic leaders photo wasn't meant to troll Trump

    , bostonherald.com

    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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Sports

  • In Norway, hockey teams play record 8 OT periods
    In Norway, hockey teams play record 8 OT periods

    , bostonglobe.com

    HAMAR, Norway (AP) — Joakim Jensen finally ended what is believed to be the longest game in hockey history, scoring in the eighth overtime in the Norwegian League playoffs. More than 8 1/2 hours after the game started — and after 217 minutes, 14 seconds of play — Jensen broke through to give the Storhamar Dragons a 2-1 victory over the Sparta Warriors early Monday morning
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    Tags: Hockey | 
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Business

  • PM Modi invites Norway pension funds to invest in India
    PM Modi invites Norway pension funds to invest in India

    , dnaindia.com

    Narendra Modi invited Erna Soolberg, PM of Norway to invest in National Investment and Infrastructure Fund in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday invited Norwegian pension funds to invest in the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund as he met Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who gifted him a symbolic football. Continuing his series of bilateral meetings here on the sidelines of the G20 Summit
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Technology

  • Superjet technology nears reality after Australia test
    Superjet technology nears reality after Australia test

    , phys.org

    A two-hour flight from Sydney to London is a step closer to reality after the latest successful test Wednesday of hypersonic technology in the Australian desert. A joint US-Australian military research team is running a series of 10 trials at the world's largest land testing range, Woomera in South Australia, and at Norway's Andoya Rocket Range. "It is a game-changing technology... and could revolutionise global air travel, providing cost-effective access
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    Categories: Technology | 
    Places: Australia |  Norway | 

Health

  • Nobel Peace chair Kullmann dies of cancer at 65
    Nobel Peace chair Kullmann dies of cancer at 65

    , thelocal.no

    Kaci Kullmann Five lectures on last years' 2016 award to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. Photo: Torstein Boe/NTB scanpix Kaci Kullmann Five, the chairwoman of the committee which selects the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has died aged 65 after a long illness, the organisation said on Monday. Kullmann was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and underwent treatment. But her condition worsened, and she was forced to cancel
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Family & Parenting

Society & Culture

  • Norway wants to jail ‘groundless’ asylum seekers
    Norway wants to jail ‘groundless’ asylum seekers

    , thelocal.no

    Under the plan, asylum seekers whose case is viewed as “obviously groundless” could be jailed while their claim is fast-tracked under Norway’s so-called ’48-hour procedure’. That measure, put in place in January 2004, calls for migrants arriving from what the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) to have their asylum applications processed and rejected within two days. Integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug is now proposing that migrants would no legitimate asylum claim
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    Categories: Society & Culture | 
    Tags: Social Issues |  Refugees | 
    Places: Europe |  N. Europe |  Nordic |  Norway | 

Religion & Spirituality

  • Norway bishop calls on churches to employ paperless migrants
    Norway bishop calls on churches to employ paperless migrants

    , thelocal.no

    Tor Berger Jørgensen, the former bishop of Sør-Hålogaland in northern Norway, launched the campaign last week, arguing that breaking the law in this way was not about saving money, but about providing a livelihood to people “in a hopeless situation”. The 71-year-old priest sent letters out to Christian organisations across Norway asking them to give jobs to those who could neither return to their home countries nor get residency in
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Entertainment & Arts

  • 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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    Tags: Theater | 
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Education

  • Adventures in Norway: Why every college student should study abroad
    Adventures in Norway: Why every college student should study abroad

    , clickondetroit.com

    OSLO, Norway - If the opportunity ever comes to study abroad, do it. I spent the month of June in Norway. I’d always wanted to study abroad, but I never had found a program that lined up well enough with my interests. Plus, I was beyond intimidated by the idea of leaving the country. So when I came across a program that involved covering music and culture in Norway, I was intrigued but uncertain about it
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    Categories: Travel & Recreation |  Education | 
    Places: United States |  Europe |  N. Europe |  Nordic |  Norway | 

Farming

  • Norway's fish industry gets Chinese boost

    , chinadaily.com.cn

    China is delivering the world's first batch of intelligent offshore ocean farming facilities to Norway, designed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the country's aquaculture industry, the equipment's manufacturer and analysts said on Sunday. China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, one of the country's major State-owned shipbuilders by revenue, will create and export six offshore fish farms to its Norwegian client to help upgrade salmon farming there
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    Tags: Fish farming |  Fish | 
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Travel & Recreation

  • Low-cost Norwegian Air to begin O'Hare to London service
    Low-cost Norwegian Air to begin O'Hare to London service

    , chicagotribune.com

    Traditional U.S. airlines used to only have to worry about competition from low-cost carriers on domestic routes. But another European budget airline is headed to Chicago, wooing thrifty travelers willing to travel light. Fornebu, Norway-based Norwegian Air initially will offer four flights a week, starting at $174, from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and London. The return leg is more expensive, at about $232
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Science & Nature

  • UEGCL secures Norwegian expertise to boost solar energy capacity
    UEGCL secures Norwegian expertise to boost solar energy capacity

    , independent.co.ug

    Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) has struck a partnership with a Norwegian company W. Giertsen that will boost cooperation in the area of developing renewable energy projects. Officials of W. Giertsen Energy Solutions were in Kampala recently to conclude a Memorandum of Understating (MOU), whose main objective is to outline how UEGCL will cooperate with the Norwegians in the areas of developing solar power plants, solar water pumping systems,
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Life & Style

  • Norway bishop calls on churches to employ paperless migrants
    Norway bishop calls on churches to employ paperless migrants

    , thelocal.no

    Tor Berger Jørgensen, the former bishop of Sør-Hålogaland in northern Norway, launched the campaign last week, arguing that breaking the law in this way was not about saving money, but about providing a livelihood to people “in a hopeless situation”. The 71-year-old priest sent letters out to Christian organisations across Norway asking them to give jobs to those who could neither return to their home countries nor get residency in
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    Categories: Life & Style |  Religion & Spirituality | 
    Places: Europe |  N. Europe |  Nordic |  Norway | 

Law & Crime

  • Norway Supreme Court turns down mass murderer Breivik's appeal
    Norway Supreme Court turns down mass murderer Breivik's appeal

    , todayonline.com

    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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Real Estate

  • Goodbye, good times for Norway's oil capital
    Goodbye, good times for Norway's oil capital

    , thelocal.no

    Sparkling wine instead of champagne, companies cancelling their Christmas celebrations, unemployment soaring and real estate prices flagging: with crude prices plunging from record highs, Norway's oil capital Stavanger is hungover after the party.
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    Tags: Real Estate Prices | 
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Media & Information

  • Google Maps gaffe leads tourists to random town in Norway
    Google Maps gaffe leads tourists to random town in Norway

    , stuff.co.nz

    A small town in Norway has seen an unexpected influx of tourists after a Google Maps error directed them to the wrong place. Residents of Fossmork, a tiny village in the south of the country, have reported "hundreds" of confused tourists searching for famous cliffs. People looking to visit the Preikestolen rock formation, which towers 600 metres above the Lysefjorden, are instead being directed to the town, 32 kilometres away
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    Places: New Zealand |  Europe |  N. Europe |  Nordic |  Norway | 

Motoring

  • Half of new cars in Norway now electric or hybrid
    Half of new cars in Norway now electric or hybrid

    , thelocal.no

    "This is a milestone on Norway's road to an electric car fleet," Climate and Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen told AFP. "And it serves to showcase that green transport policies work," he said in an email. Sales of electric cars accounted for 17.6 percent of new vehicle registrations in January and hybrid cars accounted for 33.8 percent, for a combined 51.4 percent, according to figures from the Road Traffic Information Council (OVF)
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