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Tougher on China, ‘shamed’ on Assange

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt declared on Wednesday that China has been putting "unacceptable" political pressure on Lithuania. It's the closest Norway...

‘Word of the year’ chides Qatar, China…

Last year Norway's national language council (Språkrådet) chose a variation of "Corona" (koronaen) as the one new word that was most used or had...

Minister drops Olympics in Beijing

Norway's government minister in charge of sports and culture has decided not to travel to the Winter Olympics in Beijing, in a move widely...

Qatar’s ambassador summoned to Oslo

Norway' foreign ministry called in Qatar's ambassador to Norway on Wednesday, after two journalists from Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) were arrested while on assignment in...

NRK journalists arrested in Qatar

Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt and Norway's embassy in Abu Dhabi took contact with authorities in Qatar after two journalists from Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) were...

Ambassador rebuked in Turkey

Norway's Embassy in Turkey has been scolded and its ambassador among those called in for a rebuke by the Turkish government on Tuesday. His...

World Cup protest gains momentum

UPDATED: They won their latest qualifying match to play in the next World Cup, but Norway's national men's football team marked its uneasiness this...

Qatar boycott now up to the players

Norway's football federation (NFF) managed to avoid discussion over the weekend on rising calls to boycott the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. Now it may...

Norway nudges Saudi Arabia

Human rights were on the agenda when Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide visited Saudi Arabia this week during a Middle East tour filled with...

MP accuses China of ‘manipulation’

UPDATED: "It's clear China has manipulated us," declared a Member of Parliament to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) on Tuesday afternoon. MP Petter Eide was responding...

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