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China, EU 'still committed' to Paris climate deal.

BEIJING/OSLO - Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in US greenhouse gas emissions.

- BangkokPost - TH

Row after Norway Muslim group appoints spokeswoman in full-face veil.

Norwegian minister criticises the Islamic Council of Norway, saying its move will 'create distance'.

- BBC - UK

China, EU reaffirm climate pledges after Trump backs away.

BEIJING/OSLO - Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

- Reuters - US

Saskatoon businessman named Oslo Business for Peace Award recipient.

Murad Al-Katib, president and CEO of Saskatoon-based AGT Food and Ingredients, receiving the Oslo Business for Peace Award.

- Global News - CA

From Great Britain to Little England?.

According to British Prime Minister Theresa May, Brexit will transform the UK into what she calls Global Britain.' And yet, far from being a great power, a UK outside of the EU will have to follow a small-country economic model like that of Norway or Switzerland.

- Project Syndicate - US

Norway boosts unmanned MCM.

Key Points The RNoN is looking to boost its MCM capability with additional AUVs Experience with unmanned systems has encouraged the RNoN to develop new MCM CONOPS and ship acquisition plans Norway has ordered four new HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicle systems from Kongsberg Maritime. The

- Jane’s - US

Exxon To Sell Its Norway-Operated Oilfields.

Exxon Mobil agrees to sell its operated upstream business in Norway to private equity firm HitecVision and oil company Point Resources for an undisclosed sum.

- Rigzone.com - US

China, EU reaffirm climate action after Trump backs away.

BEIJING/OSLO - Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

- Reuters - US

Steimler is first non-Japanese to take top job at NYK Europe.

Norwegian starts role as chief exec of NYK Europe on April 1

- LloydsList - UK

5 Essential Questions About British Airways' New Transatlantic Low-Cost Airline.

Is Level a legitimate attempt by International Airlines Group to build a long-haul, low-cost carrier? Or is it a "fighting brand" designed to make Norwegian Air's expansion more challenging. Time will tell. -Brian Sumers

- Skift - US

Oil production begins from Flyndre field in North Sea.

Maersk Oil has started production from Flyndre field in the UK and Norwegian North Sea. Oil is traveling 25 km via pipeline to the Repsol Sinopec Resources-operated Clyde platform.

- OGJ - US

Travelers Love Norwegian Air's Transatlantic Fares but Investors May Have Doubts

Norwegian Air has a large and seemingly loyal customer base. But it has been growing quickly, and its new Boeing planes are expensive to buy and operate. Plus, legacy carriers could be prove tough competitors. Investors have reasons to be wary. -Brian Sumers

- Skift - US

These new educational apps will help Syrian refugee kids learn and play

Two new apps won an international technology competition to help Syrian refugee children learn, play and cope with trauma. The mobile games Antura and the Letters and Feed the Monster received top honors for EduApp4Syria, which leverages the widespread availability of smartphones to develop free, educational alternatives ...

- Mashable! - US

Holmestrand Journal: ‘Just See How I Shoot.’ In Norway, Women Are Joining the Hunt.

Women are increasingly taking up this traditional masculine pastime, looking to connect with nature and the food chain.

- International NY Times - US

Stoltenberg: NATO-Russia Council to meet in Brussels on March 30

The NATO-Russia Council will meet at the ambassadorial level at the alliance's headquarters in Brussels on March 30, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement on March 28. “Following consultations with the members of the NATO-Russia Council, I have invited them to a meeting at ambassadorial level. ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

'Berlin Station' Extends Reach to Nordic Region, Spain, Italy

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content's contemporary spy drama Berlin Station' has been sold to several additional European countries, Paramount Worldwide Television Licensing and Distribution revealed Tuesday. The show has been picked up by on-demand platform TIM for Italy; HBO Nordic for Sweden, Norway, Denmark and ...

- Variety - US

Deutsche Welle to be reflected in new sound installation

Deutsche Welle's Bonn headquarters have a long history of creating radio in 30 languages from around the world. For the city's newly appointed sound artist, Norwegian Maia Urstad, the broadcaster is a playground.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Eating Cod Tongues in Norway

This macabre-sounding dish is not only a tasty local delicacy, but it's also keeping a Norwegian tradition alive.

- OZY - US

Statoil submits development plans for Njord, Bauge fields

Statoil ASA has submitted plans for development and operation to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate for Njord field and the nearby Bauge discovery, with total capital spending of 19.8 billion kroner. Production is expected to start in both areas in fourth-quarter 2020.

- OGJ - US

Statoil To Invest $2.34B In Norwegian Offshore Projects

Norway's Statoil plans to invest the equivalent of $2.34 billion on extending the lifetime of a field in the Norwegian Sea and starting production in a new field nearby, the Norwegian oil major said on Monday. Statoil submitted with authorities today plans to invest $2.34 billion to keep the Njord field – whose ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Skift Forum Europe: Norwegian Air Hopes Its Low-Cost Revolution Is Just Beginning

When others said low-cost, long-haul air travel might not work, Norwegian Air CEO Bjørn Kjos thought differently. So far he has been right — Norwegian's long-haul flights are popular with passengers — but legacy carriers are starting to fight back. It'll be interesting to watch Norwegian battle with them over the ...

- Skift - US

Two people rescued after being stuck in Swedish mountains

Two people were stuck on a mountain in Abisko near the border with Norway.

- The Local - SE

Best Bluetooth speakers

Last updated March 27, 2017 to include our review of the Vifa Oslo. There was a time when Bluetooth speakers were like jelly beans: They were cheap, they all looked the same, and they were invariably of dubious quality. Times have changed. Every major audio manufacturer has at least one model on the market today, and most ...

- PCWorld.com - US

Norway orders autonomous mine-hunting systems

The Norwegian Navy is to receive autonomous underwater mine-hunting vehicle systems from Kongsberg, the company announced Monday.

- UPI - US

Native Americans to meet Norway's wealth fund watchdog over pipeline

OSLO - Standing Rock Sioux tribe representatives will meet the ethics watchdog for Norway's $915 billion sovereign wealth fund on Monday over a U.S. oil pipeline, a watchdog official said on Monday.

- Reuters - US

Threatened U.S. pullout might help, not hobble, global climate pact

OSLO - A 2015 global pact for fighting climate change will benefit in some ways at least if U.S. President Donald Trump carries out a threat to pull out, backers say, in a shift from gloom about the fate of a deal that took two decades to negotiate.

- Reuters - US

Native Americans To Meet Norway's Wealth Fund Watchdog Over Pipeline

Standing Rock Sioux tribe representatives will meet the ethics watchdog for Norway's $915 billion sovereign wealth fund over a U.S. oil pipeline.

- Rigzone.com - US

More than $2 billion in spending slated offshore Norway

Norwegian energy company Statoil said it submitted plans to the government to spend more than $2 billion to revitalize operations in the Norwegian Sea.

- UPI - US

Maersk Oil gets new oil out of the North Sea

Calling it a driver for value, Maersk Oil said oil started flowing from its Flyndre field in the British and Norwegian waters of the North Sea for the first time.

- UPI - US

Two people stuck on mountain – air ambulance forced to turn back

Two people are stuck on a mountain in Abisko near the border with Norway.

- The Local - SE

Vifa Oslo portable Bluetooth speaker review: A Danish delight for the deep-pocketed

Being a function-over-form kinda guy, I was skeptical when presented with Vifa Oslo's high-fashion looks and $549 price tag. The absence of any protection from the elements only amplified that emotion: You'll look like a swell strolling the Côte d'Azur with this portable speaker, but you'd better not take it to the ...

- PCWorld.com - US

Massive German-built cruise ship 'Norwegian Joy' leaves port

The world's fourth-biggest cruise ship will cater exclusively for Chinese tourists. It leaves its German birthplace to sail to the North Sea for testing.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Quick goal sets Northern Ireland on way to win over Norway

BELFAST - Jamie Ward took just 90 seconds to score and set Northern Ireland on their way to a 2-0 home win over Norway in their World Cup qualifier at Windsor Park on Sunday to keep the Irish in contention for Russia next year.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Arctic Marines? an Inside Look at the American Marines Training in the Harshest Elements

NBC Nightly News went to northern Norway where American marines are training with Norwegian and British troops this month in Operation Joint Viking — a show of force just a few hundred miles from Russia's border.

- Yahoo! News - US

China slinging salmon on the Internet lures Norway seafood fund

OSLO, March 26 — China is the next market to conquer for Norwegian salmon and this seafood investor. China is too big to ignore,' Hogne I. Tyssoy, portfolio manager of the Holberg Triton fund, said in an interview in Oslo on Tuesday....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Massive German-built cruise ship 'Norwegian Joy' leaves port

The world's fourth-biggest cruise ship will cater exclusively for Chinese tourists. It leaves its German birthplace to sail to the north sea for testing.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

A new breed of sovereign wealth fund - without the wealth

LONDON - Once the preserve of rich oil exporters or nations with trade surpluses, like Norway, Kuwait and Singapore, an unlikely new breed of sovereign wealth fund is emerging - in countries with large deficits and deep debt.

- Stabroek News - GY

Statoil wildcat finds oil, gas east of Gimle field

An exploratory well drilled by Statoil Petroleum AS in the Norwegian North Sea was not formation tested, but preliminary calculations indicate recoverable resources of 1-3 million cu m of oil equivalent.

- OGJ - US

IANS: Croatia beat Ukraine 1-0 in 2018 World Cup qualifier

ZAGREB - Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic scored his second goal in the 2018 football World Cup qualifying campaign to help Croatia beat Ukraine 1-0, and give the hosts their fourth victory in five matches in front of a sellout crowd at Maksimir Stadium here. For two years, since beating Norway 5-1 at the same Maksimir The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Statoil Strikes Oil In Wildcat Well In North Sea

Norway's Statoil has found oil and gas drilling a wildcat well next to producing oil fields in the northern part of the North Sea, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Friday. The well was drilled from the Gullfaks C platform to a structure east of the Gimle field, about 7 km northeast of the Gullfaks field and 7 km ...

- OilPrice.com - US

World Happiness Report 2017: See the world's 17 happiest countries

Happiness is a state of mind — but it can also be a place. Specifically Norway, which has been crowned as the world's happiest country in the World Happiness Report 2017.

- Newsday - US

Secretary General thanks Hungary for its firm commitment to NATO

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had talks in Budapest on Thursday with the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán. The two leaders discussed the current security situation and the Secretary General thanked the Prime Minister for Hungary's significant contributions to NATO's collective defence.

- NATO - INT

Underwater laser-firing drone is hero Norway's salmon farmers have been seeking

Currently being employed in the North Sea fjords in Norway, a smart underwater drone has been deployed to fire highly targeted laser blasts to help deal with the problem of salmon-munching sea lice.

- Yahoo! News - US

Songa Bulk adds two vessels to fleet

Bulkers unit of Norway's Blystad Group says it will 'definitely' add more capacity

- LloydsList - UK

Stop treating oceans as 'waste swimming pool': U.N.'s FAO chief

OSLO - The world must stop treating the oceans as a "waste swimming pool" for pollution, a senior U.N. official said on Friday at the debut in Oslo of a $65 million research ship to help developing nations manage fish stocks.

- Reuters - US

Statoil Makes North Sea Oil, Gas Discovery

Statoil Petroleum AS makes an oil and gas discovery in the North Sea through well 34/10-55 S, the Norwegian petroleum Directorate reveals.

- Rigzone.com - US

One way to fix bullying: Appoint a citywide 'ombudsman'

Oslo has a new tool for parents.

- Washington Post - US

New oil and gas find offshore Norway

Norwegian energy company Statoil made an oil and gas discovery in the North Sea in an area not previously known to hold reserves, the government said.

- UPI - US

How Norwegian weekly newspaper Kommunal Rapport uses data journalism to build its digital presence

Caroline Scott / Journalism.co.uk: How Norwegian weekly newspaper Kommunal Rapport uses data journalism to build its digital presence  —  Since 2010, the title has increased its turnover by 40 per cent as a result of transforming into a digital-first news outlet  —  A Norwegian news organisation has ...

- Mediagazer - US

Norway’s PSA audits Lundin’s managed pressure drilling plans in Barents Sea

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority asked Lundin Norway AS to answer questions by Apr. 6 regarding its drilling plans for production license 492 in the southern Barents Sea, 185 km northwest of Hammerfest. Lundin Petroleum AB is drilling appraisal wells for its Gohta discovery.

- OGJ - US

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