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Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel.

High-rise wooden buildings, led by The Tree, a 52.8-meter apartment block in Norway, are claiming a place on city skylines as the timber industry challenges the supremacy of concrete and steel. New, ultra-strong wood materials are creating a small but fast-growing market for timber used to build big, urban blocks, extending ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Bharti Airtel to buy Telenor's India unit in response to Jio's onslaught.

MUMBAI - Bharti Airtel , India's largest telecoms network operator, is buying Norwegian Telenor's India unit, in yet another consolidation move in the South Asian nation's telecoms sector driven by upstart rival Jio's disruptive pricing.

- Reuters - US

Norwegian Cruise Lines Jumps On Q4 Earnings, Guidance.

Norwegian Cruise Lines  was up nearly 7% on Wednesday afternoon, following its fourth-quarter earnings report. Norwegian said that it earned 56 cents a share, a penny ahead of analysts' expectations. Revenue rose 8.5% to $1.13 billion, also squeaking past the $1.11 billion consensus estimate.

- Barrons - US

Reuters Video: World's tallest wooden building could herald 'age of timber'.

High-rise wooden buildings, such as 14-storey apartment building 'The Tree' in Norway, are altering city skylines in what the timber industry is heralding as a new era that will dent the supremacy of concrete and steel. Jim Drury reports. —...

- The Malay Mail - MY

The world's best democracy explains where America went wrong.

NBC News took a recent trip to Norway to speak with people living in what has been called the “world's best democracy” — the outlet set out to learn how Norway has become a vibrant democratic country and what the people had to say about the U.S. Following President Donald TrumpR...

- The Raw Story - US

Doomsday-proof vault in the Arctic receives a major deposit of seeds.

A frozen tundra is perhaps the worst place in the world to grow crops. But that didn't stop people from bringing nearly 50,000 seeds of potatoes, lentils, wheat, barley and other food staples to the Arctic Circle this week. The seeds won't be sprinkled across frozen farmlands. Instead, they'll be stored indefinitely at a ...

- Mashable! - US

Stolen iron gate returned to Nazi death camp in Germany | Reuters.

BERLIN A wrought iron gate with the chilling inscription "Arbeit macht frei" was returned to Germany's Dachau concentration camp on Wednesday, more than two years after it was stolen.The theft in 2014 of the symbol of suffering inflicted by Hitler's Nazis on Jews and others caused outrage around the world. Police in Norway ...

- Firstpost - IN

Stolen Nazi concentration camp gate returned to Dachau.

The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp that was stolen two years ago, prompting an international outcry, has been returned to the German memorial site. The gate, bearing the slogan "Arbeit macht frei" or "Work sets you free", was located in the Bergen area of Norway after authorities received an ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel.

LONDON, Feb 22 — High-rise wooden buildings, led by The Tree', a 52.8 metre apartment block in Norway, are claiming a place on city skylines as the timber industry challenges the supremacy of concrete and steel. New, ultra-strong wood...

- The Malay Mail - MY

'Work will set you free' gate back at Dachau site.

AN iron gate with the infamous slogan “Arbeit macht frei” , stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in Germany two years ago, was returned to the site yesterday. The theft of the 100-kilogram gate was reported in November 2014, sparking uproar, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling the ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Satellites expose the biggest hotspots of potentially illegal transshipping.

Satellite watchers have identified thousands of suspected incidents of potentially illegal transshipping, where fishing ships secretly transfer unauthorized product to refrigerated cargo vessels. These are seen as a major factor in the prevalence of illegal fishing, which is thought to account for at least 20% of seafood ...

- Business Insider - US

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel

BERGEN, Norway/LONDON - High-rise wooden buildings, led by "The Tree", a 52.8 meter apartment block in Norway, are claiming a place on city skylines as the timber industry challenges the supremacy of concrete and steel.

- Reuters - US

Millions risk starvation in Nigeria, Lake Chad region: United Nations

OSLO - More than seven million people risk starvation in Nigeria's insurgency-hit northeastern region and around Lake Chad, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday ahead of a new funding appeal.

- Reuters - US

NATO Promises Increase in Tempo of Air, Naval Patrols on Black Sea

NATO countries have agreed to increase the alliance's activities around the Black Sea, including more air and naval patrols of the sea, further increasing pressure in an area Russia considers to be of vital strategic importance. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the decision at last week's defense ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Labor force shrank in energy-rich Norway

Daniel J. GraeberFeb. 22 -- The government of Norway, one of Europe's top oil and gas producers, reported that the size of its labor force in the waning months of 2016 declined.

- UPI - US

PSA Grants Aker BP Consent to Connect Oda to Ula Field

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Aker BP consent to connect the Oda field, located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, to the Ula field.

- Rigzone.com - US

Norway Has No Plan To Cut Statoil Stake

The Norwegian government does not plan to cut its stake in Statoil, oil and energy Minister Terje Soeviknes says.

- Rigzone.com - US

This is how badly I wanted a better job

Living in Norway, I applied for a position without really knowing what it was.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Secretary General welcomes US Vice President to NATO headquarters

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed US Vice President Mike Pence to NATO Headquarters on Monday , and thanked him for America's unwavering commitment to the transatlantic bond.

- NATO - INT

Visit to NATO by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates

NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, H.H. Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed al Nahyan, at NATO Headquarters on Wednesday, 22 February 2017.

- NATO - INT

Satellites expose the biggest hotspots of illegal transshipping

Satellite watchers have identified thousands of suspected incidents of illegal transshipping, where fishing ships secretly transfer unauthorized product to refrigerated cargo vessels. It is seen as a major factor in the prevalence of illegal fishing, which is thought to account for at least 20% of seafood worldwide. Global ...

- Business Insider - US

Why is trace radiation being found across Europe?

Discovery of Iodine-131 in countries from Norway to Spain spark theories of secret Russian nuclear test

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

SRSLY #82: Moonlight / Skam / Young Frankenstein

On the pop culture podcast this week: hotly-tipped Oscar favourite Moonlight, the Norwegian teen drama Skam and Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. This is SRSLY, the pop culture podcast from the New Statesman. Here, you can find links to all the things we talk about in the show as well as a bit more detail about who we ...

- New Statesman - UK

CEO Interview: Air Asia X's Plan to Make Cheap Trans-Pacific Flights a Reality

Just as Norwegian Air has on trans-Atlantic routes, Air Asia X might disrupt established trans-Pacific players and push down fares. But making money on long haul flights is tricky, and Air Asia X might decide it has better options closer to home. -Brian Sumers

- Skift - US

Kaci Kullmann Five, Head of Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Dies at 65

A former member of the Norwegian Parliament, she presided over honors awarded to Tunisian pro-democracy organizations and to the president of Colombia.

- International NY Times - US

Avalanche in Arctic Norway tosses kids around, no injuries

COPENHAGEN, Denmark " A resident in Arctic Norway says four adults and two children were inside a house when an avalanche hit, knocking the building off its foundations, but all managed to get out safely.Tuesday's avalanche...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'Why is Norway going big on Arctic oil?

While Canada and the U.S. ban Arctic drilling for oil and gas motivated by environmental concerns, and majors such as Shell pull out of their Arctic projects due to financial pressures, Norwegian energy companies are planning to increase drilling in the country’s Arctic shelf in the Barents Sea. It seems that the ...

- City AM - UK

NPD: Total Proven, Unproven Resources on NCS Equals 14.3 Bcm

Total proven and unproven petroleum resources on the Norwegian continental shelf equate to 14.3 billion standard cubic meters of oil equivalents, the NPD says.

- Rigzone.com - US

Norway's oil production lower than expected

Daniel J. GraeberFeb. 21 -- Preliminary oil production figures for Norway show a daily average of about 1.6 million barrels per day, which the government said was lower than expected.

- UPI - US

Norway pledges $10m to counter Trump's cut in abortion funding

Norway has joined an international initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls left by US President Donald Trump's ban on US-funded groups worldwide providing information on abortion. In January, the Netherlands started a global fund to help women access abortion services, saying Trump's "global gag rule" ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Norway pledges $10 million to counter Trump's global anti-abortion move

- Reuters - US

Norway pledges $10M to counter Trump's global anti-abortion move

OSLO, Feb 20 - Norway has joined an international initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls left by US President Donald Trump's ban on US-funded groups worldwide providing information on abortion.

- Stabroek News - GY

Platts To Include Norway's Troll Crude In Brent Basket From 2018

S&P Global Platts said on Monday that starting from January 2018, it will include Norway's Troll crude grade in the Brent basket—a first such addition since 2007—in a bid to ensure that there will be sufficient deliverable North Sea crude reflected in the price assessments. S&P Global Platts explained that Dated ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Norway Doubles Down On Arctic Oil

While Canada and the U.S. ban Arctic drilling for oil and gas motivated by environmental concerns, and majors such as Shell pull out of their Arctic projects due to financial pressures, Norwegian energy companies are planning to increase drilling in the country's Arctic shelf in the Barents Sea. It seems that the limited ...

- OilPrice.com - US

DT expands smart home platform to Norway, Slovakia

Deutsche Telekom announced the expansion of its smart-home platform to two new countries: Slovakia and Norway. Known as Qivicon in its own market, the white-label smart home offering is available in Slovakia by DT's local subsidiary Slovak Telekom since earlier this month and will launch in Norway with Nettalliansen, a ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Scientists to attempt year-long North Pole expedition in 2019 to study rapid climate change

Scientists under the guidance of Mosaic mission will attempt a round-the-year expedition of the North Pole or the Arctic Pole to study climate patterns, especially the rapid melting of ice on the pole. The expedition will be the first since Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen's attempt in 1893 to reach the North Pole by ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Afghan villagers flee border firing: aid group

KABUL: An aid group said on Monday that hundreds of Afghan families had been displaced by rocket and artillery fire across the border after Pakistan said militants implicated in recent attacks had taken shelter in Afghanistan. The Norwegian Refugee Council said that about 200 families had been displaced from their homes, ...

- DAWN - PK

Norway pledges $10m for women's health NGOs

It's a response to Donald Trump's reinstatement of a rule preventing NGOs that provide or promote abortions from receiving government funding. Video provided by Newsy         

- USA TODAY - US

Norway commits $10m to combat Trump's anti-abortion laws

Prime Minister Erna Solberg pledges support for Dutch government's 'She Decides' campaign

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Watchdog: Cost Cuts Appear To Harm Norway Oil Industry Safety

Cost cuts by Norway's oil and gas industry appear to have contributed to a rise in accidents in recent years, the head of the country's PSA says.

- Rigzone.com - US

Norway pledges $10M to counter Trump's global anti-abortion move

Norway has joined an international initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls left by U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on U.S.-funded groups worldwide providing information on abortion.

- GMA News - PH

Nobel Committee chairwoman dies

Kaci Kullmann Five, the chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which selects the Peace Prize laureates, has died aged 65 after a long illness, the organisation said on Monday. Kullmann was diagn...

- The Hindu - IN

Latvia, Norway not recognizing illegal 'referendum' in Karabakh

Latvia does not recognize the independence' of Nagorno-Karabakh and the referendum' which is held there, Latvian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Juris Maklakovs told Trend on February 20.

- AzerNews - AZ

Latvia, Norway not recognizing illegal 'referendum' in Karabakh

- Today.Az - AZ

Sweden fights back as foreign leaders make up bad news

Not only Donald Trump but also Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Hungary's Viktor Orban and Norway's Siv Jensen have been bashing Sweden over its once liberal migration policy in recent years.

- EU Observer - EU

Head of Nobel Peace Prize awards committee dead at 65

HELSINKI — Norwegian Nobel officials say the head of Norwegian Nobel Committee, Kaci Kullmann Five, has died at age 65.

- Billings Gazette - US

Head of Nobel Peace Prize awards committee dead at 65

HELSINKI " Norwegian Nobel officials say the head of Norwegian Nobel Committee, Kaci Kullmann Five, has died at age 65.Olav Njolstad, director of The Nobel Institute, says Five, who had been a member of the prestigious Nobel...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Norway pledges $10 million to counter Trump's global anti-abortion move

OSLO - Norway has joined an international initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls left by U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on U.S.-funded groups worldwide providing information on abortion.

- Reuters - US

Platts is revamping its Brent oil benchmark for the first time in a decade

S&P Global Platts' Brent oil assessment is set to be revamped for the first time in a decade to address the falling supply underpinning the benchmark that prices most of the world's oil. The oil pricing agency said it will add Norway's Troll crude to the four British and Norwegian crudes it already uses to assess dated ...

- City AM - UK

Nordic Nanovector sees interest in its Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma treatment

OSLO - Norwegian biotech newcomer Nordic Nanovector , which seeks ways to treat blood-related cancers, says other companies are showing interest in buying the firm.

- Reuters - US

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