Norwegian minister says Russia, Norway in talks over gas exports to Europe
Sep28

Norwegian minister says Russia, Norway in talks over gas exports to Europe

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has discussed with his Norwegian counterpart Tord Lien common interests on the European gas market, Lien told journalists on the sidelines of the 15th International Energy Forum. “We discussed common interests in Europe, as it is a very important consumer [of gas] both for Norway and Russia,” Lien said when answering a TASS question on the topic of the meeting with the Russian...

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Norwegian Hairdresser Lands in Court for Refusing Hijab-Clad Client
Sep09

Norwegian Hairdresser Lands in Court for Refusing Hijab-Clad Client

Sometimes personal beliefs may cause you a great amount of trouble and should be kept private. On Thursday, Norway saw its first trial over the Islamic head garment, after a Norwegian hairdresser reportedly refused a Muslim client wearing a hijab. In October last year, Merete Hodne rejected Malika Bayan from her hairdressing salon in Bryne, a small town in southwestern Norway. Now, Merete Hodne is facing a prison sentence of up to six...

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Norway has introduced compulsory military service for women, including mixed dorms
Aug25

Norway has introduced compulsory military service for women, including mixed dorms

They sweat together, they sleep together in the name of gender equality, Norway has introduced compulsory military service for women, even bunking them in mixed dorms with their brothers-in-arms. The military’s gender balance is not entirely equal yet, but almost a third of the Norwegian army conscripts born in 1997 were women this summer. At the Setermoen army base just above the Arctic Circle, new recruits in an armoured battalion...

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Norwegian Petroleum Museum selects Kvorning for Secrets of the Sea exhibition
Jul05

Norwegian Petroleum Museum selects Kvorning for Secrets of the Sea exhibition

Danish architecture firm Kvorning Design & Communication has won the contract for a new Secrets of the Sea exhibition at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, designed around a whirlpool creation as the new centrepiece for the museum. Featuring different zones with analogue and digital activities to encourage collaboration, learning and play, the exhibition design has been inspired by the sea, which is fitting for the museum located in...

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Norwegian court rejects Edward Snowden lawsuit on free passage
Jun27

Norwegian court rejects Edward Snowden lawsuit on free passage

Former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden has failed in a legal bid to win guarantees from Norway that it would not extradite him to the United States if he went there to receive a free speech award, a Norwegian court said on Monday (June 27). Snowden’s law firm said in April he would take the state to court to secure free passage to the Nordic country. The United States has filed espionage charges against him for leaking...

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