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 - CIA World Fact Book
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The Corps moved tanks from secret caves in Norway to Finland. Here's why. - Marine Corps Times

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The Corps moved tanks from secret caves in Norway to Finland. Here's why.
Marine Corps Times
But the Corps pulled out all the stops by moving its main battle tank from a series of secret cave complexes in Norway a Cold War era storage program designed to rapidly equip Marines for a fight with Russia to Pojankangas Training Area near ...



Norway's $1 Trillion Wealth Fund Moves a Bit Closer to Oil Exit - Bloomberg

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Norway's $1 Trillion Wealth Fund Moves a Bit Closer to Oil Exit
Bloomberg
The fund shocked markets around the world in November when it asked for permission to divest oil and gas companies to reduce financial risk, arguing Norway as a whole is already heavily exposed to oil as western Europe's biggest petroleum producer.



Norway registers lowest quarterly birth rate since 1985 - The Local Norway

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Norway registers lowest quarterly birth rate since 1985
The Local Norway
Net migration to Norway during the first quarter of this year was 5,500, but the net population change caused by births and deaths was just 1,700, according to figures from Statistics Norway (SSB). That compares with 2,400 in 2017 and 3,500 in 2016.



Norway to Seek Clarity From EU on Starting Talks With the U.K. ... - Bloomberg

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Norway to Seek Clarity From EU on Starting Talks With the U.K. ...
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Norway is working on getting clarity from the European Union on when it can start talks on forging a new post-Brexit trade relationship with the U.K..
Brexit news: EU says Norway plus is the only way to solve Irish ...Express.co.uk
Brexit exposes 'wishful thinking' of Norway's EEA foes - foreign ministerReuters
Brexit exposes "wishful thinking" of Norway's EEA foes -foreign ...London South East (blog)

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Investigators looking for cause of deadly fire in Norway - WGME

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Investigators looking for cause of deadly fire in Norway
WGME
NORWAY (WGME) Investigators are trying to figure out what started a deadly fire in the town of Norway. The smell of fire is still in the air. Neighbors describe the flames as being enormous, and there's significant damage to the home. Fire officials ...



HIVE Blockchain Completes Acquisition of Kolos Norway AS - Canada NewsWire (press release)

HIVE Blockchain Completes Acquisition of Kolos Norway AS
Canada NewsWire (press release)
64-Hectare property provides the Company with significant expansion opportunities. BALLANGEN, Norway and VANCOUVER, May 22, 2018 /CNW/ - HIVE Blockchain Technologies Ltd. (TSX.V:HIVE) (OTC:HVBTF) (the "Company" or "HIVE") is pleased to ...



Suven Life gets product patents from New Zealand, Norway ... - Business Line

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Suven Life gets product patents from New Zealand, Norway ...
Business Line
Suven Life Sciences on Tuesday said that it has been granted one product patent each from New Zealand and Norway corresponding to the new chemical ...
Suven Life secures product patents in New Zealand and Norway - IIFLIndiainfoline

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Norway City Band prepares for another season of performances - Iron Mountain Daily News

Iron Mountain Daily News

Norway City Band prepares for another season of performances
Iron Mountain Daily News
Last year, over 60 musicians from near and far, high schoolers to 90 somethings, participated in six concerts, three parades, a picnic, and Memorial Day cemetery services. I am looking forward to another great season for the Norway City Band, said ...



Norway rejects Pure Atlantic's plan for fish farming on 'world's largest ... - Reuters

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Norway rejects Pure Atlantic's plan for fish farming on 'world's largest ...
Reuters
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Directorate of Fisheries has rejected Pure Atlantic's application for 45 salmon farming development licenses, arguing that the plan ...
Norway rejects Pure Atlantic's plan for fish farming on 'world's largest ship'Business Insider

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Suven Life Sciences rises 2% on product patents from New Zealand ... - Moneycontrol.com

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Suven Life Sciences rises 2% on product patents from New Zealand ...
Moneycontrol.com
The company has been granted 1 product patent from New Zealand and 1 product patent from Norway corresponding to the new chemical entities (NCEs) for ...
Suven Life gets product patents from New Zealand, NorwayEconomic Times
Suven Life Sciences gets patent approval from Newzealand and Norway for its product related with Neurogenerative ...Microbioz India (press release)

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