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UK strikes trade deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

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A trade deal struck with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein with provisions for digital paperwork to cut down the time and costs of post-Brexit border bureaucracy has been championed by the international trade secretar...

Norway attack victims stabbed not shot with arrows, say police

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Five people killed in Norway last week were all stabbed to death and not shot with arrows as initially suspected, police have announced. Four women and one man, aged between 52 and 78, were killed on Wednesday in the ...

Norway prime minister fined after breaking Covid rules with birthday party

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Norway’s prime minister has been fined after breaking coronavirus rules when organising a family gathering to celebrate her birthday, the country’s police have said. Erna Solberg was fined 20,000 krona (£1,713), polic...

Norway bow and arrow attack ‘appears to be act of terror’

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A bow-and-arrow attack that left five people dead in Norway appears to have been an “act of terror”, the Norwegian security service has said, as details emerged of the Danish suspect’s background. Police said the susp...

‘I saw a man walking with an arrow in his back’: witnesses recall Norway attack – video

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A witness of a bow and arrow attack that killed five people in the town of Kongsberg recalled on Thursday seeing one of the victims walking on a street with an arrow in his back. Investigators named the suspect as Esp...

Twelve crew rescued from cargo ship adrift in huge seas off Norway

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A Dutch cargo ship is adrift in the Norwegian Sea after all of its crew members were airlifted, with some having to jump into the rough waters to be rescued. The Eemslift Hendrika, which was carrying several smaller b...

Norway players take human rights stand before World Cup qualifier

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Norway stepped up their protests about human rights violations in Qatar on Wednesday night as they lined up for their game against Gibraltar with t-shirts bearing the slogan “Human rights – on and off the pitch”. Ther...

Norway bow-and-arrow suspect in care amid mental health concerns

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The man suspected of killing five people with a bow and arrows and other weapons in Norway has been transferred to the public health service, a state prosecutor has said, amid concerns about his mental health. “Based ...

Cargo ship crew in dramatic rescue after vessel loses power in rough seas off Norway – video

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Footage posted by the the Norwegian Coast Guard shows the rescue of 12 crew members of a stricken vessel in the North Sea. Crew onboard the Eemslift Hendrika made a distress call on Monday, reporting a heavy list afte...

Norway court rules two windfarms harming Sami reindeer herders

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Two windfarms in western Norway are harming reindeer herders from the Sami people by encroaching on their pastures, the country’s supreme court has ruled. It was not immediately clear what the judgment’s consequences ...

What has Norway learned from the Utøya attack 10 years ago? Not what I hoped

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Any visitor to the island of Utøya, some 38 kilometres from Oslo, is immediately struck by the smallness of it. It measures no more than 26 acres. It was here that, 10 years ago this month, Anders Behring Breivik mass...

Norway votes – but is Europe’s biggest oil giant ready to go green?

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Norway goes to the polls on Monday in parliamentary elections that are forcing western Europe’s largest oil and gas producer to confront its environmental contradictions. Climate issues have dominated the campaigning ...

Norway reveals plans for river trap system to protect wild salmon

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Norway is to introduce new traps to protect wild salmon after experts warned they could become endangered as a result of contact with their farmed counterparts. Farmed fish and non-native pink salmon carry various dis...

Wolves shot in Norway after court overturns stay of execution

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Nine endangered wolves were shot in one day in Norway after a court ruled that a controversial hunt could go ahead. Fifty-one wolves were originally due to be slaughtered – a significant proportion of the 80 animals t...

A Human Position review – slow, lingering love story in dreamy, small-town Norway

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“What is the best thing about Norway?” asks the leading character in this intriguing film from Norwegian writer-director Anders Emblem. Her friend answers: “Mountains? A-ha?” To which the original speaker replies that...

Norway blows up hydro dam to restore river health and fish stocks

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A dam that has blocked the Tromsa River in Norway for more than 100 years was blown up with dynamite this week, freeing migratory routes for fish. “It’s a big step,” said Tore Solbakken of Norwegian angling club Gudbr...

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