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Ministers vow ‘Nordic Response’ to Russian aggression

They're meeting much more frequently and have their eyes on both the Baltic and the Barents. Defense ministers from all three Scandinavian countries gathered again in Malmø this week, to find new ways of tying their defense forces together...

SAS pilots agree to keep flying

The threat of yet another strike by pilots at Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) next week has been averted. The pilots' unions could confirm on Saturday that a majority of them had approved a new if controversial contract with SAS' management,...

NATO chief warns of Russian danger as queen paddled by it

Just as NATO's Norwegian Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned that "we're in the most dangerous situation since World War II" because of Russia's war on Ukraine, came news that Norway's queen had spent her summer holiday paddling along Norway's...

Golden comeback for Norway Cup

Norway's huge international football tournament for children and youth is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer, but with two fewer flags waving on the sidelines. Both Russia and Belarus were banned last spring following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and...

Norway will profit on EU’s gas cuts

The Norwegian government was quick to declare that it would support the EU Commission's decision this week to cut gas consumption by 15 percent from August 1. The goal is to make the EU far less reliant on gas...

War news round-up: Ukraine’s supporters won’t give up

NOTE TO READERS: Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, and the consequences for Norway and the rest of Europe are enormous. The following rundown offers various reports about how Norway, which shares a border with Russia in the far...

Border to Russia reopened in the north

Norway's border to Russia in its far northeast has reopened, after an easing of Corona restrictions and despite ongoing economic sanctions and high political tension. The reopening has allowed both Russian and Norwegian residents of the area to cross back...




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