Norway

Country Norway
Capital Oslo
Continent Europe
Currency Norwegian krone(NOK)
Languages Bokmal Norwegian, Nynorsk Norwegian, Northern Sami, Lule Sami, Kven & Southern Sami

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Introduction

Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994. Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades. In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries. In 1814, Norwegians resisted the cession of their country to Sweden and adopted a new constitution. Sweden then invaded Norway but agreed to let Norway keep its constitution in return for accepting the union under a Swedish king. Rising nationalism throughout the 19th century led to a 1905 referendum granting Norway independence. Although Norway remained neutral in World War I, it suffered heavy losses to its shipping. Norway proclaimed its neutrality at the outset of World War II, but was nonetheless occupied for five years by Nazi Germany (1940-45). In 1949, neutrality was abandoned and Norway became a member of NATO. Discovery of oil and gas in adjacent waters in the late 1960s boosted Norway's economic fortunes. The current focus is on containing spending on the extensive welfare system and planning for the time when petroleum reserves are depleted. In referenda held in 1972 and 1994, Norway rejected joining the EU.

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Oil industry dip put Norway under strain, PM Erna Solberg admits - Financial Times

Financial Times

Oil industry dip put Norway under strain, PM Erna Solberg admits
Financial Times
Conservative party leader says migrant crisis also challenging for generous welfare system.

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Norway offering international owners financing on retrofit equipment - Seatrade Maritime News

Seatrade Maritime News

Norway offering international owners financing on retrofit equipment
Seatrade Maritime News
Export Credit Norway it had assembled a specialised team and tailor-made financing solution to support vessel owners who need to retrofit equipment such as gas exhaust cleaning systems, ballast water treatment systems and new coating systems.
Norway offering ship retrofit cashTradeWinds (subscription)

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Norway urges India, Pakistan to resolve Kashmir issue through dialogue: Islamabad - Firstpost

Firstpost

Norway urges India, Pakistan to resolve Kashmir issue through dialogue: Islamabad
Firstpost
Norway's Foreign Minister Borge Brende, while replying to the Motion, emphasised the need for a dialogue between Pakistan and India to resolve the issue amicably. Various other members of the Norwegian Parliament also spoke and reiterated the need for ...

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Norway woman fights Baltimore parking ticket, says she has never been there - WGME

WGME

Norway woman fights Baltimore parking ticket, says she has never been there
WGME
NORWAY (WGME) -- A Norway woman says she received a ticket from out of state for her license plate, but says she was never there. In Maine, there are thousands of license plates with the same numbers, but under different vanities. With more than 50 ...



Prompt prices down on lower Norway flows, warmer weather - Times of India

Prompt prices down on lower Norway flows, warmer weather
Times of India
Imports from Norway through the Langeled pipeline were also lower at 18 mcm/day from around 35 mcm/day overnight. * Gas demand almost 8 percent below seasonal norm of 212 mcm, National Grid data showed. * Peak wind power output is forecast at 3.0 ...

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First Opel Ampera-E Deliveries Get Underway In Norway - InsideEVs

InsideEVs

First Opel Ampera-E Deliveries Get Underway In Norway
InsideEVs
Three happy Norwegian customers marked Norwegian Constitution Day by doing exactly that after receiving their Ampera-e electric cars in front of the Oslo hall. More will naturally follow in the coming days and weeks. The success of the Ampera-e in ...

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Brazilian dance troup in residence in Norway - Lewiston Sun Journal

Lewiston Sun Journal

Brazilian dance troup in residence in Norway
Lewiston Sun Journal
NORWAY The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte Dance Group from Natal, Brazil, will be in residence with Cottage Street Creative Exchange in Norway, from Thursday, May 25, through Tuesday, June 6. All are welcome to get to know the dancers ...



Norsewood man earns King of Norway medal for his passion for area's history - New Zealand Herald

Norsewood man earns King of Norway medal for his passion for area's history
New Zealand Herald
Norsewood's John Ellison flies the flag at the Norway Day celebrations, during which he was presented with the prestigious King of Norway's medal. Norsewood's John Ellison insists he's not unique, but on Sunday he became one of just six people in New ...



Norway's green party wants hyperloop between Oslo and Copenhagen - The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english

The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english

Norway's green party wants hyperloop between Oslo and Copenhagen
The Copenhagen Post - Danish news in english
One of the most popular proposals at the annual conference of Norway's environmentalist party 'De Grnne' could revolutionise transport between Norway and Denmark. If it gets enough support, a hyperloop a mode of passenger and freight transportation ...



Precious seeds in Norway's 'Doomsday vault' are safe for now - USA TODAY

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Precious seeds in Norway's 'Doomsday vault' are safe for now
USA TODAY
The so-called "Doomsday seed vault" deep under a remote mountain in Norway is safe, at least for now, the nation's government said. Melting permafrost late last year sent "meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel," the Guardian said, threatening to ...
Norway's 'Doomsday' Seed Vault Flooded by Melting Permafrost | The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel
Norway to boost Doomsday vault after entrance tunnel was breachedTelegraph.co.uk
Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate changeBBC News
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