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Norway's capital introduces tightest restrictions of pandemic

March 16, 2021 9:48 am

The Nordic country has maintained one of Europe’s lowest rates of infection but now faces a third wave of the disease.

Explained: Everything to know about post-vaccination deaths in Norway

January 30, 2021 10:59 am

Twenty-nine people have died in Norway after being administered Pfizer’s vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Norwegian authorities have said. Is this a serious concern?

Norway warns of vaccination risks for elderly sick patients after 29 die

January 17, 2021 12:37 pm

“For those with the most severe frailty, even relatively mild vaccine side effects can have serious consequences,” the Norwegian Institute of Public Health said.

Explained: How electric vehicles dominated Norway's auto market

January 11, 2021 7:31 am

Last year, the market share of BEVs rose to 54 per cent, up from 42 per cent in 2019, as per data released by the Norwegian Road Foundation (OFV). Only a decade ago, BEVs made up just 1 per cent of the overall market.

Norway rejects Greenpeace appeal over Arctic oil exploration

December 22, 2020 5:13 pm

In a landmark case, Norway's top court has approved oil exploration in the Barents Sea. Greenpeace had argued that oil licenses violated the Norwegian constitution, which guarantees the right to a healthy environment.

More than 20 people poisoned with carbon monoxide at underground rave in Norway bunker

August 31, 2020 10:56 am

The party-goers, most of whom were in their 20s and 30s, were found in a dazed state near the bunker by a group of police officials patrolling the area.

Russia exchanges spies with Lithuania, Norway in Cold War-style swap

November 15, 2019 10:09 pm

The Norwegian, Frode Berg, a retired guard on the Norwegian-Russian border, was brought to Norway's embassy in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius and turned over to Norwegian authorities.

Dogs are dying suddenly in Norway

September 12, 2019 12:21 pm

Salmonella and rat poison have been ruled out, according to the Norwegian Veterinary Institute. It’s not yet clear how the illness is spreading, if it’s even contagious and whether the cases are related, according to authorities.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro fires back after Norway, Germany suspend funding

August 16, 2019 4:15 am

``Isn't Norway the one that kills whales up there in the North Pole? That also does oil exploration there?'' Jair Bolsonaro asked ironically Thursday. ``Take the money and go help Angela Merkel to reforest Germany.''

Norway stops Amazon fund contribution in dispute with Brazil

August 16, 2019 4:07 am

Deforestation surged in Brazil's Amazon since Bolsonaro was elected last year, and his plans to develop the Amazon and moves to weaken protection of the rainforest have alarmed environmentalists.