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Norway hairdresser fined for turning away client in hijab

Norway hit a hairdresser with a roughly 1,000-euro fine today after she was convicted of discrimination for turning away a Muslim client wearing a headscarf.

Wipro bags 3-year IT deal from Norway's NSB

Wipro bags 3-year IT deal from Norway's NSB

 Software services firm Wipro has bagged a three-year IT contract from NSB Group, one of Norway's largest transportation groups.

Philippines and communist rebels start peace talks after truce

The Philippine government and Maoist-led guerrillas opened peace talks in Oslo on Monday to try and end nearly five decades of conflict that has killed more than 40,000 people.

Edward Snowden loses lawsuit against Norway to prevent extradition

 A court in Norway refused to provide assurances to US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden that he would not be extradited if he visits the country to accept an award in November on Monday. He has been living in exile in Russia since 2013 after revealing widespread US foreign surveillance.

Eleven dead found after Norway helicopter crash: Rescuers

Eleven dead found after Norway helicopter crash: Rescuers

Eleven dead bodies have been recovered after a helicopter carrying 13 people crashed off western Norway on Friday, with the search continuing for the other two, rescue services said.

Mass murderer Breivik wins lawsuit over 'inhuman' treatment

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik on Wednesday won his lawsuit against the state over his "inhuman" solitary confinement in prison.

Breivik says will fight `to the death` for Nazism

Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik vowed to fight "to the death" for Nazism as he took the stand Wednesday in a lawsuit against the Norwegian state, confirming fears he would use the platform to grandstand his extremist views.

Anders Behring Breivik makes Nazi salute as lawsuit against Norway opens

Mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik made a Nazi salute on Tuesday as he arrived in court for his lawsuit against the Norwegian state, which he accuses of violating his human rights by holding him in isolation.

'Islamic State recruiting from Norway asylum camps'

Islamic State (IS) extremists have been spotted attempting to recruit refugees from asylum camps in Norway, a media report said on Saturday.

London fifth-priciest city in the world but earnings lag behind: UBS

London is the fifth most expensive city in the world to live in but wage levels have failed to keep up compared to other major centres, a report by Swiss Bank UBS has found.


Snowden attacks Russia rights curbs as 'fundamentally wrong'

Former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden - who has been granted asylum by Russia - criticised the country's crackdown on human rights and online freedom on Saturday as "wrong... Disappointing and frustrating".

Pilot and crew pulled off Oslo plane after failing breath test

 A Latvian Air Baltic pilot and three crew members were pulled off a Greece-bound passenger plane in Oslo early Saturday after failing a breathalyser test before take-off, Norwegian police said.

Norway opens Breivik massacre exhibition on anniversary

Four years after the attacks by Anders Behring Breivik, Norway on Wednesday opened an exhibition dedicated to the tragedy that some fear could become a "hall of fame" for the mass murderer.

Norwegian jihadist who fought in Syria gets 8-year jail term

A 24-year-old Norwegian man accused of fighting for Islamist groups in Syria was given an eight-year jail term on Monday on charges of abetting a terrorist organisation, local media reported.

Norway police fired just two shots in 2014: Report

 Policemen in Norway used their guns only twice in the entire 2014, neither of which killed or injured anyone, according to a new report.

Norway court sentences three for joining, helping Islamic State

A Norwegian court sentenced three men to jail on Friday for joining or aiding the Islamic State militant group in Syria, in the first case of its kind in the Nordic region.

Blacklisted Russian deputy PM angers Norway with Arctic visit

Norway said Sunday it was angry that Russia`s deputy prime minister visited its Arctic Svalbard archipelago this weekend even though he is banned from Norwegian territory over Russia`s role in the Ukraine conflict.

Norwegian journalist held in Yemen, accused of spying: reports

A Norwegian freelance journalist has been arrested in the Yemeni capital Sanaa and accused spying, media reports said on Thursday.

Race for 2022 Winter Olympics: Almaty or Beijing, who will win?

Race for 2022 Winter Olympics: Almaty or Beijing, who will win?

With less than five months to go before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chooses the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics, sports officials and advisers have made their predictions about the race between Beijing and Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Palestinian leadership gathers to review ties with Israel

Palestinian leaders began a two-day meeting on Wednesday at which they could decide to suspend security coordination with Israel, a move that would have a profound impact on stability in the occupied West Bank.