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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Newcastle Jets: Gema Simon off to Norway - Newcastle Herald

Newcastle Herald

Newcastle Jets: Gema Simon off to Norway
Newcastle Herald
Jets W-League captain Gema Simon will fly to Norway tonight after agreeing to join Newcastle and Matildas teammate Chloe Logarzo at Avaldsnes in the country's top flight. The 26-year-old left back and left winger has returned to the Australian national ...



This is how you roadtrip across Norwaywith a five-year-old child - VOGUE India

VOGUE India

This is how you roadtrip across Norwaywith a five-year-old child
VOGUE India
The one thing all travellers have in common is their infectious curiosity and enthusiasm. At five, my daughter Jiya fits the bill better than most people I know. Each trip with her is a new high, but it was our recent one to Norway that has stuck with ...



Northern Ireland v Norway - Irish Independent

Irish Independent

Northern Ireland v Norway
Irish Independent
Lars Lagerback's first Norway side included four players who ply their trade in England - Hull's Omar Elabdellaoui, Fulham's Stefan Johansen, West Ham's Havard Nordtveit and Bournemouth's in-form forward Joshua King. Prior to kick-off there was a ...
Northern Ireland on course for playoffs as they easy past NorwayIrish Times
Divided loyalties: The Belfast girl supporting both Northern Ireland and NorwayBelfast Telegraph
Northern Ireland 2-0 Norway: Jamie Ward and Conor Washington strikes secure all three points in BelfastDaily Mail
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The Debate Over Norway's Ability to Become a Hydro Battery for Europe Is Surprisingly Robust - Greentech Media

Greentech Media

The Debate Over Norway's Ability to Become a Hydro Battery for Europe Is Surprisingly Robust
Greentech Media
Norwegian academics have countered research by Dr. Bjrn Peters, reported in GTM, that claimed Norway's pumped hydro capacity could not serve as a "European battery." Norway can become a substantial part of Europe's energy pack, given political will ...



Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway in pictures | Royal | News ... - Express.co.uk

Express.co.uk

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway in pictures | Royal | News ...
Express.co.uk
THE CROWN Princess of Norway gamely tried her hand at juggling and chatted to women doing needlework during a visit to a cultural centre in Oslo today.

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US downgraded to 'flawed democracy' while Norway stays on top - Daily Sundial

Daily Sundial

US downgraded to 'flawed democracy' while Norway stays on top
Daily Sundial
According to the NBC News article, Norway Is the 'World's Best Democracy' We Asked Its People Why, the United States was downgraded to a flawed democracy, with Norway claiming the title as the world's best democracy for the sixth year in a row.



Norway wants to build the world's first full-scale ship tunnel - The Verge

The Verge

Norway wants to build the world's first full-scale ship tunnel
The Verge
The Stad Peninsula in Norway has one of the most dangerous coastlines in the region. As the meeting place between the Norwegian Sea and North Sea, the turbulent waters have claimed the lives of dozens sailors over the last several decades. Which may ...
Stad Ship Tunnel: Norway is planning on building a giant shipping ...Wired.co.uk
Snhetta designs a "boat tunnel" in NorwayArchinect
Norway Is Planning On Building A Giant Tunnel For Cruise Ships ...Huffington Post UK
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Nordic roundup: Norway SWF, Dakota pipeline, DNB, JP/DIP, PBU - IPE.com

Reuters

Nordic roundup: Norway SWF, Dakota pipeline, DNB, JP/DIP, PBU
IPE.com
The Council on Ethics for Norway's Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) is meeting a group of indigenous women from the US today to talk about its investments in the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline. Eli Ane Lund, head of the Council on Ethics ...
Native Americans to meet Norway's wealth fund watchdog over pipelineReuters
Standing Rock Sioux Hails Norway DNB Bank Dumping Dakota AccessteleSUR English
Sioux Tribe Applauds Norway Bank for Cutting Off Funds to Dakota Access PipelineSputnik International

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New radioactive Iodine detected in Norway and Finland more breaking fake news likely to follow - Bellona

Bellona

New radioactive Iodine detected in Norway and Finland more breaking fake news likely to follow
Bellona
The mystery surrounding a release of iodine over Europe in January deepened earlier this month as a second minor spike of radiation again tripped sensors in Svandhovd, Norway, the Barents Observer reported accurately in an article that will doubtless ...



Live commentary - SkySports

SkySports

Live commentary
SkySports
Team to play Norway: McGovern, McLaughlin, Brunt, McAuley, Cathcart, Evans, Norwood, Davis, Dallas, Ward, Washington. Subs: Mannus, Carroll, Lafferty, Hodson, Paton, Flanagan, McGinn, Lund, McLaughlin, Lafferty, Boyce. FlagShare. LikeReply.