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Norway may be closed for Russian tourists

Norway may be closed for Russian tourists

The Norwegian government has decided to tighten control on the border with Russia, it is possible to impose a ban on entry for Russians, the Kingdom's Ministry of Justice said on Friday. "If necessary, we will quickly close the …

Norway joins latest package of anti-Russian sanctions

Norway joins latest package of anti-Russian sanctions

Oslo joined the seventh package of anti-Russian sanctions that the European Union introduced on July 21. This statement of the country's Foreign Ministry is published on the Norwegian government's website. "The sanctions …

EU to import more gas from Norway

EU to import more gas from Norway

The European Union reached an agreement with Norway to source more natural gas from the Nordic nation. “Given the high production levels seen in Norway in the first months of the year - a trend that is anticipated to continue for …

Norway imposes new sanctions on Russia

Norway imposes new sanctions on Russia

Norway is joining the sixth package of EU sanctions on Russia, the kingdom’s Foreign Ministry said on its website on Friday. "We support the European Union in imposing sanctions against Russia in order to put pressure on the …

Norway shuts borders, ports to Russian goods

Norway shuts borders, ports to Russian goods

Norway will close its borders and ports to Russian trucks and ships, joining sanctions imposed by the European Union, the Norwegian foreign ministry said on Friday. Russian fishing vessels, which often land their catch at ports in …

New oil and gas reserves discovered in Norway

New oil and gas reserves discovered in Norway

Norway’s Equinor company has discovered oil and gas close to the Troll and Fram area with 4-8 million standard cubic metres of recoverable oil equivalent, or 25-50 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent. Temporarily called …

What countries refused gold reserves

What countries refused gold reserves

Gold is the go-to asset in times of financial distress. However, the level of gold reserves is different among nations. While there are nations that hold more than 60% of their international reserves in gold, there are many countries where …

Norway's King Harald tests positive for COVID-19

Norway's King Harald tests positive for COVID-19

Norway's King Harald has tested positive for COVID-19, the royal palace said in a statement on Tuesday. The 85-year-old monarch has been Norway's ceremonial head of state since 1991. "His majesty had today been …

Norway to supply more gas to Europe

Norway to supply more gas to Europe

Norway will boost its natural gas output in the coming months, keeping production higher than normal through the summer and delivering bigger volumes to Europe at a time of shortages and soaring prices, operator Equinor said on Wednesday. …

Stoltenberg named Norway central bank chief

Stoltenberg named Norway central bank chief

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will become Norway's new central bank chief, the government said on Friday. While the job is open from March 1, Stoltenberg has said he would first serve out his term at NATO, which runs until …

Norway notifies Russia of NATO multinational exercise

Norway notifies Russia of NATO multinational exercise

The Norwegian Armed Forces Command has notified Russia’s Northern Fleet of the Cold Response 2022 multinational exercise, the Fleet’s press office reported. "Chief of the Norwegian Joint Headquarters Lieutenant-General …

Five killed, two hurt in bow and arrow attack in Norway

Five killed, two hurt in bow and arrow attack in Norway

Five people were killed and two more were hurt in an attack in Norway’s Kungsberg, local police spokesman Oyvind Aas said on Thursday. According to Aas, one of those hurt is a policeman. The official said that the …

Azerbaijani wrestler wins bronze at World Championship in Norway

Azerbaijani wrestler wins bronze at World Championship in Norway

Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler Abubakr Abakarov won a bronze medal at the World Championships in Oslo, Norway. Abakarov, performing in the weight category of 86 kg, reached the semifinals, defeating Akhmed Dudarov from Germany, Muhammad …

UN Security Council meets on Israel but U.S. blocks statement

UN Security Council meets on Israel but U.S. blocks statement

The UN Security Council held another emergency meeting Wednesday on worsening hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, again without agreeing on a joint statement due to opposition from the United States, Israel's key ally, according to …

Three health workers in Norway suffered after AstraZeneca jab

Three health workers in Norway suffered after AstraZeneca jab

Three health workers in Norway who recently received the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 are being treated in hospital for bleeding, blood clots and a low count of blood platelets, Norwegian health authorities said on Saturday, Reuters …