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Dutchwoman Van Vleuten wins world road time trial.

BERGEN, Norway - Annemiek van Vleuten claimed an emotional world road title in the women's individual time trial on Tuesday, beating fellow Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen to the gold medal.

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Norwegian sovereign wealth fund hits 'milestone' valuation.

Norway's state-owned investment fund has reached the value of $1 trillion for the first time since it's been established in the 1990s, meaning that each citizen of the oil-rich country owns more than $200,000.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Diplomats visiting weavers in Vojvodina village.

On Saturday, the third weaversÂ’ colony in Stapar next to Sombor in Vojvodina, was visited by high ranking diplomats and government officials. They included Australian and Norwegian ambassadors, resident UN representative in Serbia, representatives of the US, British and Israeli embassies, provincial and national officials, ...

- B92 - SK | World's biggest wealth fund hits $1trn after dollar sinks.

Norway's sovereign wealth fund has hit $1trn for the first time, driven higher by climbing stock markets and a weaker US dollar.

- Fin24 - SA

Reaching US$1t for 1st time.

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, yesterday reached the value of US$1 trillion for the first time, the Norwegian central bank, which manages the fund, said.This amount equals nearly US$189,000 for each of the 5.3 million people living in Norway.Established in the 1990s to manage the Norwegian ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

The world's largest sovereign wealth fund tops $1 trillion for the first time.

Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach - The value of Norway's sovereign wealth fund officially hit $1 trillion early on Tuesday after outperforming all initial expectations, its manager said in a statement. "I don't think anyone expected the fund to ever reach $1 trillion when the first transfer of oil revenue was made in May ...

- Business Insider - US

This pension fund is now worth $1,000,000,000,000.

The value of Norway's pension fund has surpassed $1 trillion for the first time.

- CNNMoney - US

Norway's oil fund tops $1tn in assets for first time.

Milestone underlines extraordinary success of world's largest sovereign wealth fund

- Financial Times - US

Norway's oil fund says its market value tops $1tn for first time.

- Financial Times - US

Norway's sovereign wealth fund celebrates 'stunning' $1 trillion value.

The value of Norway's sovereign wealth fund officially hit $1 trillion early on Tuesday after outperforming all initial expectations, its manager said in a statement.I don't think anyone expected th...

- The Hindu - IN

OMV’s Wisting appraisal well in Barents finds 55-m oil column.

An appraisal well drilled 2 km south of the Wisting oil discovery made in 2013 in the Barents Sea found a 55-m oil column, according to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate .

- OGJ - US

Norway jails top policeman for smuggling hashish

Eirik Jensen led a unit tasked with fighting organised crime in the capital Oslo.

- BBC - UK

From Australia to Norway - surfing Arctic waters

Surfers from around the world are converging on a remote Norwegian archipelago for the Lofoten Masters competition.

- Al Jazeera - QA

'Grave Fears' After Iraq Moves More Than 1,300 Wives, Children Of ISIS Suspects

"These women and children are extremely vulnerable. Regardless of what their family members may be accused of, they have a right to protection and assistance," says the Norwegian Refugee Council.

- NPR - US

Welsh factory to be resurrected after three years to help build London's electric taxis

Welsh factory to reopen to help build London's electric cabs Norwegian company Sapa will provide lightweight aluminium from a factory that has been closed since 2014 18 Sep 2017 Cars


Norway jails top cop for 21 years for aiding drug ring

The case of the policeman who aided a drug smuggling ring for more than a decade has captivated a nation accustomed to clean law enforcement.

- IOL - ZA

Ex-Norway cop gets 21 years for helping smuggle tons of hash

A Norwegian court on Monday sentenced a former top police officer to 21 years in prison for allowing nearly 14 tonnes of hashish to be smuggled into the country over nearly a decade.

- The Daily Star - LB

Ryanair admits mess-up over canceled flights on lack of pilots

RYANAIR admitted yesterday it had messed up after the Irish budget airline disrupted the plans of hundreds of thousands of travellers by canceling flights to cope with pilot shortages and improve its punctuality record. Ryanair blamed a number of factors for the sudden cancelations including a backlog of staff leave, which ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Norwegian ex-officer gets 21 years in corruption, drug case

A Norwegian court has sentenced a former police officer to 21 years in prison for severe corruption and being an accomplice in one of Norway's biggest drug-smuggling cases.

- Stars and Stripes - US

New search-and-rescue services evolve for Barents Sea oil work

Norwegian energy company Statoil said it awarded contracts for the same Sikorsky helicopters that were grounded earlier after an offshore accident.

- UPI - US

Oil promise for OMV in the Barents Sea

The Norwegian government said Monday it was assessing the discovery of oil from an appraisal well drilled by Austria's OMV in a section of the Barents Sea.

- UPI - US

Study: 4,500 deaths a year from high Europe diesel emissions

BERLIN — Researchers say there have been more than 4,500 premature deaths annually in Europe because diesel cars emitted higher levels of pollution than claimed. The study comes two years after Volkswagen was caught cheating on emissions tests in the U.S. The tiny particles emitted are hazardous to human health and ...

- SFGate - US

Norway's Sapa reopens aluminium factory in Wales to supply parts for LEVC

A Norwegian aluminium company is set to reopen a factory in Wales to supply growing demand for lightweight car parts from the automotive industry, including the London Electric Vehicle Company's  zero emission black cabs. Sapa Group will invest £9.6m into refurbishing and buying new equipment for its Bedwas factory to ...

- City AM - UK

Preventing Suffering through 'Humanitarian Disarmament'

Expand The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Jody Williams bows in front of Cambodian Tun Channereth, who holds the International Campaign to Ban Landmines diploma and medal, on her way to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo City Hall, December 10, 1997. © 1997 Reuters On this day 20 years ago, I was in Oslo with the ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Korea's Fine Dust Levels 2nd-Worst in OECD

Korea's fine-dust pollution is among the worst among OECD countries.Korea had an average particle count of 32 micrograms per cubic meter in 2015, second only to Poland among the 35 OECD member countries and more than double the average.Iceland and Norway had the cleanest air.

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Netanyahu and his sinister game plan

From killing the Oslo accord and weakening PNA to destabilising the region, it has all been part of the Israeli prime minister's grand design

- GulfNews - AE

Brand USA Expresses Confidence and 10 Other Tourism Trends This Week

This week's tourism news revolved around destination marketing. Visit Oslo and U.S. national parks are thinking about overtourism, and Brand USA feels confident about its funding. -Sarah Enelow

- Skift - US

Anna of the North's Lovers feels like being submerged in cold, clear water

Anna Lotterud's brand and sound are deeply Norwegian. Anna Lotterud was raised in the small town of Gjøvik, which sits on the banks of the Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake. It's a place where, as she told the Fader magazine, everything is so safe'. She has been making music since she was 20 years old; legend has it that she ...

- New Statesman - UK

Inpex to acquire 40% in Barents Sea exploration license

Inpex Corp., Tokyo, said it will acquire a 40% interest in exploration license PL767 in the western Barents Sea offshore Norway from Bayerngas Norge AS.

- OGJ - US

Extend Border Controls to Counter Terror Threat, Say France and Germany

France and Germany have called for the right to reintroduce border controls within the passport-free Schengen zone for as long as four years in the face of the continuing threat of terrorism, according to the Guardian.  The proposal, backed by Austria, Denmark and Norway and leaked to several European media organisations, ...

- Novinite - BG

Norwegian minister: ACG deal opens new chapter of fruitful int'l energy cooperation

- Today.Az - AZ

Norway's Scatec Solar in talks to boost Iran's solar power

OSLO - Norway's Scatec Solar is in talks to build its first solar power plants in Iran, its chief executive told Reuters, joining a wave of foreign energy firms looking to invest in the oil major.

- Reuters - US

NATO Calls for 'Global Response' to North Korean Missiles

NATO has called for a global response to North Korea's latest missile launch. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday on Twitter, "North Korea's missile launch is another reckless breach of U.N. resolutions -- a major threat to international peace and security which demands a global response." Earlier Friday, ...

- Voice of America - US

ReMarkable review: The e-paper tablet for sketchers and scribblers

Some 10 months after opening preorders, Norwegian startup ReMarkable is ready to start shipping its eponymous “digital paper” tablet. By way of a quick recap, the ReMarkable is aimed at writers, sketchers, doodlers, and anyone who likes the physical paper experience but who is also in tune with modern ...

- VentureBeat - US

NATO urges 'global response' to North Korea's missile launch over Japan

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Friday called for a "global response" to North Korea's latest missile launch, calling it "a reckless breach of UN resolutions." The post NATO urges 'global response' to North Korea's missile launch over Japan appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Norway's Bewildering Election

Norway is the happy beneficiary of North Sea oil; yet for decades, oil profits have piled up a government fund while Norwegians have paid the highest gasoline prices in the world. For years, Statistics Norway, the government agency charged with producing

- Hudson New York - US

Countries Call on Brussels to Prolong Border Controls in Schengen Area

Austria, France, Germany, Denmark and Norway have called on Brussels to extend the length of time members of the passport-free Schengen area can reintroduce border controls from two to four years.We call on the Commission to submit draft legislation aimed at amending the provisions … to allow member states to reintroduce ...

- Novinite - BG

Pakistan not shown in negative light in my film: Iram Haq

Toronto, Sep 15 Pakistani-origin actress-director Iram Haq's film "What Parents Will Say", which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, is a bold take on female oppression among south Asian families. It is a horror story of a free-spirited Norwegian schoolgirl, born to Pakistani immigrants, who one day ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Arjun Rampal's Daddy to be screened as closing film at Norway Film Festival

Arjun Rampal's Daddy is based on the life and times of Mumbai's mobster-turned-politician Arun Gawli. Rampal features as the feared don in the film. The post Arjun Rampal's Daddy to be screened as closing film at Norway Film Festival appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

August oil production from Norway lower than expected

Total oil production in August from Norway, one of Europe's main suppliers, was slightly lower than expected, the government said Friday.

- UPI - US

NATO urges 'global response' to N.Korea missile launch

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Friday called for a "global response" to North Korea's latest missile launch, calling it "a reckless breach of UN resolutions.

- The Daily Star - LB

'What Will People Say' does not show Pakistan in negative light: Iram Haq

Movie revolves around a free-spirited Norwegian girl, born to Pakistani immigrants, who suddenly loses her freedom The post 'What Will People Say' does not show Pakistan in negative light: Iram Haq appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

SOCAR, Statoil eye joint field development

Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR and Norway's Statoil discussed the prospects of joint development of a number of fields.

- AzerNews - AZ

Norwegian minister: ACG deal opens new chapter of fruitful int'l energy cooperation

Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Terje Soviknes has sent a congratulatory letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

- AzerNews - AZ

Visit Oslo Campaign Rescues Travelers From People-Polluted European Cities

Visit Oslo doesn't want to become a shell of itself, lose its Nordic cool character, and attract too many tourists. But it definitely wants a larger slice of international market share, and it is combing through social media for its new campaign to help make that happen. -Dan Peltier

- Skift - US

The year of living ineffectually: 2017 proves shaky for the centre-left

For political junkies, 2017 has provided a bumper crop of elections, particularly across Europe. This year, we have already seen key elections in the Netherlands, France, and the UK. Before the year is out, elections will take place in Norway, New Zealand, Germany and Austria. If we add the 2016 US Presidential result to ...

- The Conversation - UK

Statoil: ACG extension major milestone for all participating companies

The extension of the contract on development of Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli block of oil fields in the Azerbaijani sector of the Caspian Sea represents a major milestone for Statoil and all the participating companies which will continue generating value from the asset for many decades to come, said the message on the website of ...

- AzerNews - AZ

Kahoot launches mobile app to make homework fun

Kahoot has launched a mobile app that is designed to make homework fun and more social. Oslo, Norway-based Kahoot started in 2013, creating online quiz games for schools with an educational focus. Now the web version has 50 million monthly active users, and it is launching its brand new mobile app on iOS and Android. 

- VentureBeat - US

NBCUniversal to Launch Reality-TV Streaming Service Hayu in Nordics

Reality-TV fans in the Nordics will be able to binge on Real Housewives' and Laguna Beach' later this year when NBCUniversal launches its Hayu streaming service across the region. Hendrik McDermott, SVP of branded on-demand for NBCU, told Variety that the service will roll out in Norway first before hitting Finland, Sweden, ...

- Variety - US

Norwegian energy trade group sees win in recent elections

A trade group in Norway said the extension of the tenure for Prime Minister Erna Solberg was a vote in favor of a stable framework for oil and natural gas.

- UPI - US