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Threat forced the evacuation of a Hurtigruten ship

Police ordered the evacuation Wednesday night of more than 300 people who were on board one of the Hurtigruten ships that cruise along the Norwegian coast. The evacuation came after a threat was lodged against the vessel while it...

Norway both scolds and negotiates with Russia at the same time

Norway has heightened security around all critical infrastructure and harbours, and called the Russian ambassador in on the carpet in Oslo. At the same time, however, Norwegian officials invited Russian counterparts to renegotiate fishing rights in the Barents Sea,...

Parliament opens amidst crises

King Harald V read what many called the most serious speech from the throne they'd ever heard during the formal annual opening of the Norwegian Parliament on Monday. Members of Parliament themselves, meanwhile, are also trying to recover from...

War overshadows upcoming Peace Prize

It's been a long time since the Norwegian Nobel Committee needed to choose a Peace Prize winner in the midst of war in Europe. Its members must announce a new Nobel Laureate on Friday however, and top candidates include...

Norway tightens Russian border control

Justice Minister Emilie Enger Mehl flew up to Northern Norway's border to Russia on Sunday to meet with local police and defense forces stationed in the area. The visit comes after the government announced stricter border control and that...

Gas leak and emissions ‘enormous’

Methane gas emissions were swirling over Scandinavia this week, after explosions on two Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea blew out a total of four holes in them. In addition to all the gas bubbling to the surface...

Defense forces sail out to oil fields

UPDATED: Norwegian naval vessels were sailing out to offshore oil and gas installations on Friday, and may be joined by NATO allies, after more reports of unidentified drones flying around the Ekofisk field. Since the installations are now considered...

Prime minister: ‘Sabotage suspicions have been strengthened’

Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said at a press conference that "information we have received today strengthens further suspicions" that the gas leaks from Russia's Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea are the result of sabotage. Støre...

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