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2 days ago
Norway said on Thursday that it will close its border to Russian tourists, shutting their last direct access to Europe's border-free Schengen area.
Students display banners as they occupy the socio-cultural sciences faculty building of Maastricht University (UM) in support of Palestinian people, in Maastricht on May 22, 2024. (Photo by Marcel van Hoorn / ANP / AFP) /
3 days ago
Israel's more than seven-month war in Gaza since the October 7 attack has revived a global push for Palestinians to be given a state of their own. Norway, Spain and Ireland all announced plans on Wednesday to recognise a State of Palestine, breaking with the long-held position of Western powers that a Palestinian state can…
3 days ago
Norway, Ireland and Spain announced on Wednesday that they will recognise a Palestinian state, prompting Israel to immediately recall its envoys. Ireland's leader said his nation would recognise Palestine as a state but did not specify timing, while leaders of Norway and Spain said their nations would do so as of May 28. Norwegian Prime…
Picture caption: Standing left to right during the visit at Radisson SAS Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos - Mr Jonathan Bancroft, Director Sales, TSC Subsea; Dr Bello Salihu, Chief Technology Officer, SubseaRobotix; Mr Wale Olagundoye, Director Sales, SubseaRobotix; and Mr Michel Bezemer, Marketing Manager, Europe and Africa, TSC Subsea.
4 days ago
Nigeria’s SubseaRobotix, in collaboration with TSC Subsea, has taken steps to transform subsea engineering inspections in Nigeria through the deployment of advanced robotic solutions. Mr. Jonathan Bancroft and Mr. Michel Bezemer, the Global Sales Director and the Marketing Manager for Europe and Africa respectively, of TSC Subsea, a global leader in ROV-deployed robotic underwater inspection…
1 May
A recent study has shown that the ban on mobile phones in Norwegian schools has led to significant improvements in girls’ academic performance and mental health. The ban was implemented across middle schools in Norway. It has shown to have a particularly positive impact on girls from low-income families. The study found that the ban…
6 Mar
Norway's 87-year-old King Harald, who was flown home at the weekend after contracting an infection in Malaysia, will have a pacemaker inserted likely early next week, the palace said Wednesday. Europe's oldest reigning monarch, King Harald fell ill while on a holiday on the Malaysian island of Langkawi. He was hospitalised for several days before…
1 Mar
Norway's King Harald V, aged 87 and in poor health, will remain "a few more days" in a Malaysian hospital, the royal household said Friday, as his transport home was being prepared.
29 Feb
Norway's King Harald V, aged 87 and in poor health, is "improving" from an infection that forced him to be hospitalised while on holiday in Malaysia, according to his office.
25 Jan
Norway's central bank held its key interest rate at a 16-year high on Thursday and said it would hold it there "for some time" as inflation remains too high.
6 Oct 2023
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday to imprisoned rights campaigner Narges Mohammadi, honoured for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran. Mohammadi's award comes after a wave of protests that swept Iran after the death in custody a year ago of a young Iranian Kurd, Mahsa Amini, arrested for violating Iran's…
6 Sep 2023
A Norway court on Wednesday rejected US tech giant Meta's request to defer a ban on behavioural marketing based on users' personal information, which has landed it a heavy fine in the country.
17 Jul 2023
Norway's data protection agency said Monday it would ban Facebook and Instagram owner Meta from using the personal information of users for targeted advertising, threatening a $100,000 daily fine if it continues.

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