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Four hostages confirmed dead

UPDATED: Four of the five missing employees of Norwegian state oil company Statoil who were among those taken hostage in Algeria on January 16...

Profits rule over risks and ethics

NEWS ANALYSIS: Major Norwegian companies seem more than willing to take risks and downplay ethical concerns to continue doing business in troubled areas abroad....

Stoltenberg: ‘No decision’ on Mali

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, who's won more praise for his handling of last week's hostage crisis, won't be sending Norwegian soldiers to Mali any...

Questions raised over Statoil’s risk

Norwegian state-owned oil company Statoil underestimated the risk of operating in Algeria, claims a former Statoil board member. His claim, made a week after...

Government split over aid to Mali

Norway's coalition government is by no means united on a proposal to send Norwegian troops to Mali, to help allies fend off an Islamist...

Norway may join the battle in Mali

Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, who's just spent the past week dealing with a crisis involving Norwegian hostages at an Algerian gas plant, is...

Eide shifts from Algeria to Arctic

Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide shifted his attention from the aftermath of a hostage crisis in Afghanistan to the future of the Arctic...

Statoil mourns as death toll rises

Algerian authorities announced Monday that 38 hostages, 37 of them foreign nationals working in Algeria, are now believed to have been killed after Islamist...

Norway copes with new national crisis

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg headed for Statoil's headquarters in Stavanger on Monday, as the hostage crisis in Algeria continued to put his government and...

Høyre hits new heights in new poll

Never before has Norway's Conservative Party (Høyre) had so much support in a public opinion poll or an election: The party held 40.1 percent...

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