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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Norway Fisheries Minister Loses Job After Controversy Over Iran Holiday - NDTV

NDTV

Norway Fisheries Minister Loses Job After Controversy Over Iran Holiday
NDTV
Oslo, Norway: Norway's rightwing Fisheries Minister Per Sandberg quit on Monday after breaching security protocol when he went on holiday to Iran with an Iranian-born former beauty queen, in a major media scandal. The deputy head of the anti ...
Holiday with ex-beauty queen costs Norway minister his job - BBC ...BBC News
Norway's Fisheries Minister Steps Down After Iran Trip With GirlfriendBloomberg
Norway minister resigns after breaching security rules during Iran tripReuters
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After 100 Years, Roald Amundsen's Polar Ship Returns to Norway - Smithsonian

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After 100 Years, Roald Amundsen's Polar Ship Returns to Norway
Smithsonian
According to the Maud Returns Home project's Facebook page, the ship began its final journey to Scandinavia in June, reaching the waters of Norway on August 5 and finally making it to Vollen in Asker, where it will have its own museum, on August 7.



Swedish economy set to slow in 2019 as Norway takes lead - Nasdaq

Nasdaq

Swedish economy set to slow in 2019 as Norway takes lead
Nasdaq
By Camilla Knudsen. OSLO, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Sweden's economic prospects have dimmed in recent months and the country will likely be surpassed by Norway as the fastest-growing Scandinavian economy in 2019, a Reuters poll found on Tuesday.
Swedish economy set to slow in 2019 as Norway takes lead: Reuters pollReuters
Norway to surpass Sweden as the fastest-growing Scandinavian economy in 2019 Reuters pollForex Crunch

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Want to find the next global chart topper? Norway might have the answer - The Industry Observer

The Industry Observer

Want to find the next global chart topper? Norway might have the answer
The Industry Observer
Cezinando's debut record Noen Ganger Og may have topped Norway's local chart and had two tracks synced to the country's top-rated webseries Skam, but just seven years into his career, he's far from locking in arena tours. So why was this 23-year-old ...



What it's like to study abroad in Norway: from majestic mountains to burdensome bureaucracy - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

What it's like to study abroad in Norway: from majestic mountains to burdensome bureaucracy
Telegraph.co.uk
Norway contains only five million people, roughly one million of whom live in Oslo - which is approximately the size of Birmingham. Trondheim, a historic and extremely beautiful city in the middle of the country, vies for the title of second city with ...



A strengthened national powerhouse for artificial intelligence in Norway - GlobeNewswire (press release)

A strengthened national powerhouse for artificial intelligence in Norway
GlobeNewswire (press release)
(Arendal/Trondheim, 14 August 2018) Some of Norway's largest companies are joining forces in establishing a national powerhouse for artificial intelligence. Its aim is to improve the quality and capacity for research, education and innovation in the field.

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Lindquist wins, Friday night Norway race - Escanaba Daily Press

Lindquist wins, Friday night Norway race
Escanaba Daily Press
Norway's Andy Gerwig chalked up his second Auto Value super stock feature of the season. Marinette's Kevin Peterson mounted a late race charge, closing the gap on Gerwig but was able to muster up a second place finish in his best performance of the ...



Festival brings food, music to Norway - Lewiston Sun Journal

Lewiston Sun Journal

Festival brings food, music to Norway
Lewiston Sun Journal
Lottie Leavitt of Sumner eats ice cream while sitting on her father Jonathan's lap while waiting for Stream Reggae to perform at the Foothills Food Festival in Norway on Saturday. (Brewster Burns photo). Advertisement. Previous articleDespite key ...



Siemens Gamesa To Provide Turbines For One Of Norway's Largest ... - CleanTechnica

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Siemens Gamesa To Provide Turbines For One Of Norway's Largest ...
CleanTechnica
August 13th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced last week that it had secured the contract to supply the 208 megawatts ...

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Holiday beauty queen costs Norway minister his job - Prothom Alo English

Prothom Alo English

Holiday beauty queen costs Norway minister his job
Prothom Alo English
Letnes had her asylum request rejected three times in Norway and was expelled, but finally obtained a residency permit on the grounds that she risked being subjected to a forced marriage in Iran. The Progress Party favours a strict immigration policy ...
Norwegian minister resigns over Iranian holiday with girlfriendeuronews
Norwegian Minister Steps Down After Iran Holiday With Ex-Beauty Queen GirlfriendSputnik International
Norwegian minister quits after private trips to Iran, ChinaThe Mainichi

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