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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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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Anti-nuclear group sounds warning at Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway - The Local Norway

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Anti-nuclear group sounds warning at Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Norway
The Local Norway
ICAN activist and Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow speaks at Oslo City Hall. Photo: Terje Bendiksby / NTB scanpix. AFP. news@thelocal.no · @thelocalnorway. 10 December 2017. 14:08 CET+01:00. The winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International ...
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Sir Keir Starmer lays out Labour's plan for a 'Norway-style' soft Brexit - The Times

The Times

Sir Keir Starmer lays out Labour's plan for a 'Norway-style' soft Brexit
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Keir Starmer today ramped up pressure on the government to negotiate a soft Brexit as he outlined Labour's vision for Britain to stay in a customs union and a single market variant. The shadow Brexit secretary led a co-ordinated Labour front bench ...
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London to Shetland Isles to Norway: Exploring the land of the midnight sun - STLtoday.com

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London to Shetland Isles to Norway: Exploring the land of the midnight sun
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Norway and German relay teams claim IBU World Cup victories - Insidethegames.biz

Norway and German relay teams claim IBU World Cup victories
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In Norway, the most northerly town in the world at risk of disappearing - USA TODAY

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In Norway, the most northerly town in the world at risk of disappearing
USA TODAY
The 2000 residents in Longyearbyen -- Norway in the Arctic Circle wish for more snow and freezing temperatures.

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Norway's oil fund makes first Asian property investment - Financial Times

Financial Times

Norway's oil fund makes first Asian property investment
Financial Times
Norway's $1tn oil fund is eyeing further property deals in Tokyo after making its first real estate investment in Asia. The world's largest sovereign wealth fund has been scouring the region since 2015 for property but concluded its first deal only on ...
Norway wealth fund in first Asia property deal with Tokyo acquisitionReuters
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Norway opens new test-bed for autonomous vessels - ShippingWatch UK

Norway opens new test-bed for autonomous vessels
ShippingWatch UK
While Norway is already highly active in the field, the country's neighbor, Denmark, also has major ambitions of becoming a leading force in autonomous shipping. Denmark's minister for business and growth, Brian Mikkelsen, recently told ShippingWatch ...

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Kevin Spacey Accused of Groping the King of Norway's Son-in-Law - W Magazine

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Kevin Spacey Accused of Groping the King of Norway's Son-in-Law
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Former Norway royal accuses Spacey of sexual misconductCBC.ca
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Norway's Ari Behn claims Kevin Spacey groped his testicles in Oslo 10 years agoNEWS.com.au
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Norway ex-royal says Kevin Spacey groped him - Deutsche Welle

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Norway ex-royal says Kevin Spacey groped him
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The former husband of Princess Martha Louise told a radio station that Spacey grabbed him at a Nobel Peace Prize concert. On the same day, new allegations surfaced about actor Dustin Hoffman. Schweden Ari Behn (Getty Images/I. Gavan). New allegations ...
Ex-husband of Norway royal claims Kevin Spacey groped him in 2007Hindustan Times
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In Norway, Fighting the Culling of Reindeer With a Macabre Display - New York Times

New York Times

In Norway, Fighting the Culling of Reindeer With a Macabre Display
New York Times
OSLO On a winter-wonderland Wednesday in Oslo, as ice skaters held hands and rosy-cheeked toddlers lined up for rides on a merry-go-round and Ferris wheel, hundreds of bullet-ridden reindeer skulls were strung up yards away in a macabre curtain ...