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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One Company in Norway Under Ongoing Ransomware Attack: Security Authority - New York Times

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One Company in Norway Under Ongoing Ransomware Attack: Security Authority
New York Times
OSLO A ransomware cyber attack is taking place this afternoon in Norway and is affecting an unnamed "international company", the Nordic country's national security authority said on Tuesday. A ransomware attack encrypts one's email and computer and ...
Norway Hit By The New Cyber Attacks in EuropeThe Nordic Page
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What Britain can learn from Norway about life outside EU - Financial Times

Financial Times

What Britain can learn from Norway about life outside EU
Financial Times
When Sverre Soraa's seafood company exports fish to the EU from its base in Norway, it faces a number of tariffs. The 2 per cent it is obliged to pay to export raw salmon, trout or herring is fine, says Mr Soraa, chief executive of Coast Seafood, based ...



Partying with the engineers in Norway - The Denver Post - The Denver Post

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Partying with the engineers in Norway - The Denver Post
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It was Midsummer Day in Oslo. I went to my friends' house for dinner. The tables were set out on the lawn under the linden trees, the best china, crystal, linen, ...

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Norway and Nigeria's unlikely bibliophilic collaboration - The Economist (blog)

The Economist (blog)

Norway and Nigeria's unlikely bibliophilic collaboration
The Economist (blog)
MO I RANA, just south of the Arctic Circle in Norway's Helgeland district, has always been a place of industry. Mining, fishing and boat-building were the business of this place from the 18th century. In 1946 the city was picked as the site of a steel ...



Some Dick Destroyed Norway's Beloved Troll Penis Rock - Gizmodo - Gizmodo

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Some Dick Destroyed Norway's Beloved Troll Penis Rock - Gizmodo
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Norwegian citizens are about to go Liam Neeson in Taken on the shameless vandal who desecrated one of their most beloved natural monumentsa troll dick.
Someone lopped off Norway's penis-shaped rock, but locals are determined to re-attach itCBC.ca
Norwegians Pitch In to Get Vandalized 'Troll's Penis' Back Up ...Sputnik International

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Norway raises 19000 to repair vandalised 'penis rock' - BBC News

BBC News

Norway raises 19000 to repair vandalised 'penis rock'
BBC News
A fund set up to repair a penis-shaped rock formation in Norway has been given 160,000 kroner (19,000) in public donations. The Trollpikken, or "The Troll's Penis", was apparently knocked down by vandals. Hikers found the stone, which originally came ...
Norway's famous 'penis rock' has been badly damagedNEWS.com.au
'Troll's Penis' to be re-erected in NorwayJamaica Observer
Vandals Have Destroyed Norway's Most Phallic RockAtlas Obscura
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How to Have A Romantic Honeymoon in Norway - Brides.com

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How to Have A Romantic Honeymoon in Norway
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It's not on Top 10 Honeymoon lists, or probably even top 25, but that's because it's not a typical tourist destinationat all. Show up in Oslo, Norway, and most locals will wonder why you're there. They may seem dubious about their city's beauty, but ...



'The Bachelorette' recap: To Norway with love - ABC News

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'The Bachelorette' recap: To Norway with love
ABC News
The tension between Lee and Kenny continued to rise to a boiling point on Monday's "The Bachelorette." But before we get to that, let's talk about all of the other men trying to actually win Rachel Linsday's heart -- instead of spending their time ...
The Bachelorette Chooses Oslo, NorwayTravelPulse
'The Bachelorette' Recap: Rachel Takes a Leap of Love in NorwayVariety
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Norway fund wants to exclude voteless shares from indexes ... - The Star Online

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Norway fund wants to exclude voteless shares from indexes ...
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OSLO: The world's biggest sovereign wealth fund is adding its voice to calls to exclude companies with non-voting shares from key indexes, in a push that's ...
Norway Sovereign Wealth Fund Is Refusing to Be Silenced ...Bloomberg

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Norway salmon biomass up 5 pct y-o-y in May -Seafood Norway ... - Reuters

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Norway salmon biomass up 5 pct y-o-y in May -Seafood Norway ...
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The volume of salmon in cages atNorwegian fish farms, as measured by weight, was up by fivepercent year-on-year in May, industry lobby Seafood Norway ...
Norway's salmon council sees Japanese free trade agreement in the ...Undercurrent News
Chinas JD.com Fresh Food Unit Inks Agreement with Norway for ...SeafoodNews (subscription)
Norway sees big win for seafood in potential Japan free trade dealIntraFish

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