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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Ashrawi urges Norway to recognize Palestine - WAFA - Palestine News Agency

Ashrawi urges Norway to recognize Palestine
WAFA - Palestine News Agency
RAMALLAH, January 24, 2017 (WAFA) Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi Tuesday called on Norway to recognize Palestine in the immediate future. Ashrawi, in a meeting at her office with Norwegian ...

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Norway wants to give Finland a mountain for its birthday in 'unprecedented show of kindness between countries' - The Independent

The Independent

Norway wants to give Finland a mountain for its birthday in 'unprecedented show of kindness between countries'
The Independent
While Russia is busy increasing its land mass through annexation and President Trump plots building walls to protect America's, Norway is trying to actually give away some of its territory. For a while now, plans have been building to gift Finland a ...



Better luck next year: Norway's Oscar drought continues - The Local Norway

The Local Norway

Better luck next year: Norway's Oscar drought continues
The Local Norway
Adding insult to injury, Norway's two Scandinavian neighbours Denmark and Sweden are among the nominees for Best Foreign Language Film with 'Land of Mine' and 'A Man Called Ove', respectively. The other films that will vie for the award at the Oscars ...



Norway's contentious 'hijab case' to go to Supreme Court - The Local Norway

The Local Norway

Norway's contentious 'hijab case' to go to Supreme Court
The Local Norway
Hodne was hit with a 10,000 kroner fine in September for turning Malika Bayan away from her hair salon in Bryne, a small town in southwestern Norway, in October 2015. Although the 47-year-old hairdresser avoided a prison-sentence, she filed an ...



Photographer goes on patrol with Norway Reindeer Police - Police News

Photographer goes on patrol with Norway Reindeer Police
Police News
ALTA, Norway A branch of the Norwegian Police Service has the job of herding reindeer. According to CNN, the branch oversees the reindeer herding of the indigenous Sami people and provides protection to the environment of the area. The unit was ...

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England women 0-1 Norway women - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

England women 0-1 Norway women
BBC Sport
England women began their 2017 season with a 1-0 friendly defeat by Norway in Spain, bringing their 10-match unbeaten run to an end. Norway went ahead midway through the first half when the Hegerberg sisters combined to make the breakthrough.
England Lionesses defeated 1-0 by Norway in La MangaSkySports
England vs. Norway Women's Soccer: Score and Reaction for 2017 FriendlyBleacher Report
Norway 1-0 England: Hegerbergs sink Lionesses | VAVEL.comVAVEL.com

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Norway 1-0 England - The FA

The FA

Norway 1-0 England
The FA
England's opening match of 2017 ended in defeat as Ada Hegerberg's first-half header gave Norway a 1-0 win in La Manga. The goalscorer was teed up by her sister Andrine's free-kick, and the tall No14 directed the ball beyond Siobhan Chamberlain.

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Ten 'alternative facts' about Norway - The Local Norway

The Local Norway

Ten 'alternative facts' about Norway
The Local Norway
US President Donald Trump spent a good part of his first weekend in the White House continuing his self-described running war with the media. The leader of the free world used a speech at CIA headquarters to lash out at the press, making rather ...

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Record deportation figures weren't enough for Norway - The Local Norway

The Local Norway

Record deportation figures weren't enough for Norway
The Local Norway
Throughout the course of 2016, 8,078 people who were living in Norway were deported by authorities, according to final numbers from the National Police Immigration Service Norway (Politiets Utlendingsenhet - PU). Although that number set an all-time ...



Norway home building set for 38-year high, price drop possible - THE BUSINESS TIMES

THE BUSINESS TIMES

Norway home building set for 38-year high, price drop possible
THE BUSINESS TIMES
[OSLO] Norway is set to build around 38,000 homes this year, the most since 1979, driven by ultra-cheap credit and soaring values, a leading forecaster told Reuters on Tuesday, as some experts warned of a possible price shock. After house prices surged ...

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