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  • "Predator X" Arctic sea monster's giant bite

    03/17/2009 10:51:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies · 3,664+ views
    news.bbc ^ | 17 March 2009
    A giant fossil sea monster found in the Arctic had a bite that would have been able to crush a 4x4 car, according to its discoverers. Researchers say the marine reptile, which measured an impressive 15m (50ft) long, had a bite force of about 45 tonnes (33,000lbs) per square inch. The creature's partial skull was dug up last summer in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard by a Norwegian-led team. Dubbed "Predator X", it patrolled the oceans some 147 million years ago. Its jaws may have been more powerful than those of a Tyrannosaurus rex, though estimates of the dinosaur's bite...
  • Small lessons of Scandinavia on link between socialism and inequality

    11/19/2014 12:52:29 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 1 replies
    A recent study published by Swiss Credit shows that the Scandinavian countries are the countries of Europe where most social inequality is determined. The increase in inequality is one of 15 worldwide major risks identified during the last forum of Davos. Henry Milner is researcher invited to the department of political sciences has the university of Montreal, where he is linked to the research pulpit of the canada in electoral studies. In 2004-2005, i ran the pulpit in Canadian studies to the Sorbonne. He is notably admitted for his expertise on the Scandinavian countries and runs a summer school on...
  • Norway Says Enough, Deports Record Numbers of Immigrants to Reduce Crime

    11/17/2014 4:26:07 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 31 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The Norwegian paper The Local reported in September that asylum seekers and illegal immigrants (euphemistically called "persons living in Norway without papers") are over-represented in the country's crime statistics: Asylum seekers and visa-less immigrants in Norway are charged with twice as many crimes per head of population as Norwegians, but still account for a very small proportion of overall criminality, a new report has said. [Emphasis added] The authors of the report from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), in the typical, apologetic style of officialdom, felt compelled to add: "This is so little that it has minimal significance...
  • Jens Stoltenberg: the new man at Nato who must stand up to Putin and his tanks

    11/15/2014 2:06:11 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | November 15, 2014 | David Blair
    Outside Nato’s headquarters in Brussels, the national flags of 28 member states fly in a proud circle. Even after decades of defence cuts, these countries still account for 58 per cent of global military spending, giving Nato more firepower than any other alliance on Earth. Yet if Nato is a giant, it has often seemed a sleeping one - at least since the Cold War ended in a bloodless victory over two decades ago. With Russian troops on the march in Ukraine, however, the task of reawakening the Nato giant to face a new crisis has fallen to Jens Stoltenberg,...
  • Dramatic video of boy rescuing girl in Syrian war zone a fake [Video]

    11/14/2014 8:33:16 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | CBS Evening News
    A Norwegian director filming in Malta says he created scenes of a young boy dodging bullets to rescue a girl to start a discussion about children in conflict zones.
  • Syrian 'hero boy' video faked by Norwegian director

    11/14/2014 6:42:17 PM PST · by DarkSavant · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 November 2014 | BBC Trending
    Millions of YouTube viewers have been captivated by the 'Syrian hero boy' who manages to rescue a little girl while under gunfire. Now a group of Norwegian filmmakers have told BBC Trending they are behind it. They say it was filmed on location in Malta this summer with the intention of being presented as real. Lars Klevberg, a 34-year-old film director based in Oslo, wrote a script after watching news coverage of the conflict in Syria. He says he deliberately presented the film as reality in order to generate a discussion about children in conflict zones.
  • Israel bans Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert from Gaza

    11/14/2014 7:09:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14 November 2014 | Last updated at 08:45 ET
    A Norwegian doctor has been permanently banned from entering the Gaza Strip by the Israeli government. Dr. Mads Gilbert says he was stopped trying to cross into Gaza in October. He called the move “totally unacceptable”. Israel cited security reasons for imposing the ban. […] An Israeli foreign ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, described Dr. Gilbert as a “Jekyll and Hyde” figure, hiding behind a cloak of being a humanitarian doctor. […] In July, Dr. Gilbert was one of the co-signatories in a strongly-worded letter denouncing Israeli action in Gaza, published in the medical journal, the Lancet. …
  • Northern European nations pledge military cooperation against Russia

    11/13/2014 8:50:28 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    dw.de ^ | November 13, 2014
    As military tensions with Russia continue to run high, northern European nations pledged to boost cooperation against Moscow. Defense ministers from 8 countries met in Oslo for talks. Norwegen Russland Kampfflugzeug Su-34 Eight northern European nations have pledged closer cooperation in an effort to counter a recent increase in Russian military activity in the region. The defense ministers from the Baltic and Nordic states, as well as Britain are holding military talks in the Norwegian capital of Oslo Thursday and Friday. They agreed to improve intelligence sharing and broaden cross-border air force training in the Nordic territories. The meeting comes...
  • Norway Group Demands Jews Out of Kristallnacht Memorial

    11/13/2014 3:38:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/14 | Gil Ronen
    Anti-racism activists in Norway have refused to participate in a Holocaust commemoration because members of the Jewish community were also invited to it, according to a Norwegian blog cited by the International Business Times (IBT). According to blog “Norway, Israel and the Jews,” Norwegian organization New SOS Racisme – which claims to act against racism – demanded that the "Zionist Jews of Bergen" be banned from attending the Kristallnacht memorial event held earlier this week. They "refused to participate in the Kristallnacht commemoration since a representative from the Mosaic Congregation [a conservative Jewish Congregation ] was invited. Yes, they balked...
  • Top secret Armata tank may conquer the Arctic (Russia)

    11/11/2014 11:51:17 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Russia & India Report ^ | November 11, 2014 | Denis Kungurov
    The top secret Armata tank, which will be presented to the general public on the Victory Day anniversary parade in 2015, may be deployed in the Arctic. Yevgeny Chistyakov, representative of the Scientific Research Institute of Steel, a developer of the advanced material, said at the Interpolitech 2014 exhibition in Moscow that the new 44S-SV-SH steel armour does not lose its qualities and can be operated at Arctic temperatures. The Arctic may become a bone of contention between the major powers over energy resources located under the melting ice. Russia is already claiming its rights for a significant share of...
  • Puny Airstrikes Fail To Degrade And Destroy Islamic State

    11/03/2014 10:29:14 AM PST · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business ^ | November 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    U.S. officials report that more than 1,000 foreign fighters are streaming into Syria each month as a United Nations report says that the terrorist influx has reached an "unprecedented scale." According to the new U.N. report, a lot more terrorist boots are on the ground these days as an "unbelievably small" — to use Secretary of State John Kerry's phrase — air campaign, which has taken months to do what should have been done in a day, has failed to achieve the administration's proclaimed goal: to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State. More than 15,000 foreign fighters from as many...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- In Green Company: Aurora over Norway

    11/03/2014 4:17:15 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | November 03, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Raise your arms if you see an aurora. With those instructions, two nights went by with, well, clouds -- mostly. On the third night of returning to same peaks, though, the sky not only cleared up but lit up with a spectacular auroral display. Arms went high in the air, patience and experience paid off, and the amazing featured image was captured. The setting is a summit of the Austnesfjorden fjord close to the town of Svolvear on the Lofoten islands in northern Norway. The time was early March. Our Sun has been producing an abundance of picturesque aurora...
  • Cruise Ship Stuck off Norway, No Damage

    11/01/2014 8:08:06 AM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | Nov. 1, 2014 | AP
    A Bahamas-registered cruise liner that ran aground in northern Norway a few months ago did it again on Saturday, in sight of the pier where it was to be moored. The Norwegian rescue services say passengers had been allowed to leave the "Marco Polo" cruise ship, which was carrying more than a thousand people when it ran aground in the Lofoten archipelago early Saturday. Rescues services said they were hoping to pull the 176-meter (580-foot) "Marco Polo" free at high tide late Saturday. Tugboats and a coast guard vessel had tried in vain to free the vessel by pushing it...
  • Gaza shopkeeper stocks up on Danish flags to burn

    02/07/2006 11:59:03 AM PST · by Gomez · 37 replies · 724+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06 Feb 2006 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    GAZA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - When entrepreneur Ahmed Abu Dayya first heard that Danish caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad were being reprinted across Europe, he knew exactly what his customers in Gaza would want: flags to burn. Abu Dayya ordered 100 hard-to-find Danish and Norwegian flags for his Gaza City shop and has been doing a swift trade. "I do not take political stands. It is all business," he said in an interview. "But this time I was offended by the assault on the Prophet Mohammad." A wave of anger has swept the Muslim world over the publication of the...
  • Fatah Gunmen Take Over EU Gaza Office (Just Breaking)

    01/30/2006 5:17:42 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 45 replies · 1,148+ views
    Witnesses say masked Fatah gunmen have taken over the EU office in Gaza City. More as we get it.
  • Rebuilding Gaza for the Next Attack

    10/14/2014 6:22:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. The key word in that sentence is "after. Last weekend at a conference of donor nations held in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss rebuilding Gaza, following the latest exchange of rockets between Hamas and Israel, Secretary of State John Kerry pledged an additional $212 million in U.S. aid for the project, nearly doubling the total U.S. commitment (so far). The Palestinian Authority claims rebuilding could cost $4 billion. The aid is promised before the terrorist war against Israel is over and without a promise by Hamas or the Palestinian...
  • $5.4B Pledged To Gaza Strip After Israel-Hamas War

    10/12/2014 12:19:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    YahooNews ^ | October 12, 2014 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    $5.4B Pledged To Gaza Strip After Israel-Hamas War HAMZA HENDAWI CAIRO (AP) — A donor conference in Cairo to raise money for Gaza after this year's war between Hamas and Israel ended with pledges of $5.4 billion, half of which will be "dedicated" to the reconstruction of the coastal strip, Norway's foreign minister said Sunday. Kerry pushes for Mideast peace, Qatar pledges $1 billion for Gaza Reuters Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende offered the figure at the end of Sunday's one-day conference, far beyond the $4 billion initially sought by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. He did not say what will...
  • Labour’s first Jewish leader is losing the Jewish vote (support "on the brink of collapse")

    10/31/2014 8:16:29 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 10 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 30 Oct 2014 | Dan Hodges
    It isn’t just Maureen Lipman. This morning the actress and comedienne has announced she will not be voting Labour at the next election. “Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse” she writes in Standpoint magazine, “just when the anti-Semitism in France, Denmark, Norway, Hungary is mounting savagely, just when our cemeteries and synagogues and shops are once again under threat. Just when the virulence against a country defending itself, against 4,000 rockets and 32 tunnels inside its borders, as it has every right to do under the Geneva Convention, had been swept aside by the real pestilence of...
  • How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas? [Subsidies and 'Carbon Laundering']

    10/20/2014 12:15:18 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 13 replies
    Stephen J. DUBNER: As you likely know, the American automobile company Tesla makes some of the most desirable–and expensive–electric cars in the world. The company is currently valued at roughly $31 billion. Compare that to the $55 billion market cap of the Ford Motor Company.Tesla, however, last year sold fewer than 25,000 cars while Ford sells more than 6 million vehicles a year, or roughly 240 vehicles for every single Tesla. Tesla currently has just one vehicle in production, the Model S luxury sedan. In the U.S. the starting price is a bit more than $70,000.Americans buy more Model S’s...
  • Rebuilding Gaza: Donors pledge $5.4bn at Cairo summit

    10/12/2014 12:01:41 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 11 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 12 October 2014 | BBC
    International donors have pledged $5.4bn (£3.4bn) to help rebuild Gaza at a conference in Cairo. The total, announced by the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Boerge Brende, exceeded the $4bn (£2.5bn) the Palestinian Authority had asked for. Qatar alone promised $1bn (£622m).
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Auroral Corona over Norway

    10/15/2014 5:48:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | October 14, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Higher than the highest mountain lies the realm of the aurora. Auroras rarely reach below 60 kilometers, and can range up to 1000 kilometers. Aurora light results from energetic electrons and protons striking atoms and molecules in the Earth's atmosphere. Somewhat uncommon, an auroral corona appears as a center point for a surrounding display and may occur when an aurora develops directly overhead, or when auroral rays are pointed nearly toward the observer. This picturesque but brief green and purple aurora exhibition occurred last month high above Kvaløya, Tromsø, Norway. The Sessøyfjorden fjord runs through the foreground, while numerous...
  • Kongsberg sees billions of dollars in possible missile sales

    10/13/2014 8:41:24 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 13, 2014 | ANDREA SHALAL
    Kongsberg Gruppen ASA says its Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and a sister missile developed to go into the bomb bay of the F-35 fighter jet could generate billions of dollars of new revenues for the Norwegian company in coming years. Walter Qvam, president and chief executive of Kongsberg, told Reuters that Russian aggression in Ukraine was seen as a "serious new situation" in Europe, and was already starting to drive European defense spending higher. Kongsberg was seeing higher demand for its air-defense system, he said. Kongsberg, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, is trying to pump up its...
  • Donors Pledge $5.4 Billion for Gaza, Says Norway FM

    10/12/2014 4:23:19 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/14
    International envoys pledged about $5.4 billion in aid for the Gaza Strip at a meeting in Egypt on Sunday, Norway's foreign minister said. "The participants pledged approximately $5.4 billion (4.3 billion euros)," said Boerge Brende, reading out a closing statement at the Cairo conference which Norway co-hosted. Half of the pledges will go for reconstruction and the rest as unspecified aid to the Palestinians, he said. The donors "committed themselves to start disbursing their assistance as soon as possible," Brende said. The conference aimed at financing the reconstruction of swathes of Gaza destroyed in a July-August war between Israel and...
  • Norwegian woman infected with Ebola

    10/07/2014 5:01:59 AM PDT · by tomkat · 24 replies
    Norway News ^ | 06.10.2014 04:54pm, Mon. GMT | (VG)
    Doctors Without Borders confirms that one of our organization’s Norwegian field workers in Sierra Leone has tested positive and has been diagnosed with bleeding fever ebola, confirms Anne Cecilie Kalteborn in MSF’s Norway branch to Norwegian media VG. The Norwegian health worker is tonight being flown with an ambulance flight from the capital Sierra Leone. She will probably land in Norway Monday night or Tuesday night.- We are working to transport our colleague home as soon as possible, says Kaltebotn. The woman, who has been working for MSF in Sierra Leone’s second city Bo, has according to VG’s sources been...
  • Norwegian woman infected with Ebola

    10/06/2014 12:12:54 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 79 replies
    VG NYHETER ^ | 10/6/2014 | Rune Thomas Ege
    - Doctors Without Borders confirms that one of our organization’s Norwegian field workers in Sierra Leone has tested positive and has been diagnosed with bleeding fever ebola, confirms Anne Cecilie Kalteborn in MSF’s Norway branch to Norwegian media VG. The Norwegian health worker is tonight being flown with an ambulance flight from the capital Sierra Leone. She will probably land in Norway Monday night or Tuesday night. - We are working to transport our colleague home as soon as possible, says Kaltebotn. The woman, who has been working for MSF in Sierra Leone’s second city Bo, has according to VG’s...
  • Norway now second-largest buyer of US commercial real estate

    09/24/2014 7:00:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Real Deal ^ | 09/24/2014
    Norway, surprisingly, now ranks second among foreign U.S. commercial real estate buyers, topped only by Canada. The sovereign fund that manages the country’s substantial oil wealth made a play for Blackstone Group’s 1095 Sixth Avenue just last week, in a deal that is expected to fetch up to $2.25 billion. The move followed the Norges Bank Investment Management’s purchase of a 45 percent interest in 601 Lexington for $1.5 billion. In total, the country has spent over $3.2 billion on U.S. real estate so far this year, according to data from research firm Real Capital Analytics cited by Bloomberg News....
  • Norway: Muslims planned to enter random family’s house, cut their throats and post the video

    09/24/2014 8:36:41 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 53 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 09/23/2014 | Nicolai Sennels
    Centrally placed sources told the Norwegian television and radio station NRK that militants who probably sympathize with the Islamic State this summer planned to kill a whole family with knives, film it and publish it as a warning….
  • Navy: Norwegian Missile Test On Littoral Combat Ship Successful

    09/24/2014 8:33:46 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    USNI News ^ | September 24, 2014 | Sam LaGrone
    A Tuesday test of the Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile on Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS-4) was deemed a success and could pave the way to expand the weapons portfolio of LCS and the follow on Small Surface Combatant (SSC). “We view this successful missile test as a possible future warfighting capability for the LCS program,” said Naval Surface Forces commander, Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden in a Tuesday statement. “This allows for the integration of weapons and sensors like the Kongsberg NSM technology as part of the LCS warfare suite.” The missile was fired from a launcher positioned on Coronado’s...
  • Scandinavians Split Over Syrian Influx

    09/23/2014 7:58:57 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | SEPT. 19, 2014 | By HUGH EAKIN
    THE narrow victory of the left-leaning Social Democratic Party in Sweden’s elections last Sunday marked a broad shift in its politics. But a new coalition government is unlikely to reconsider one of the country’s most challenging policies: its response to the Syrian civil war. Sweden has taken an open-door approach to people fleeing the conflict, accepting more Syrians than any other European country. Never mind that Sweden has double-digit youth unemployment. That there have been riots in immigrant neighborhoods in Stockholm...Or that the Swedish Migration Board, which handles asylum seekers, needs a drastic budget increase — almost $7 billion —...
  • Norway Does not Guarantee against Snowden’s Arrest at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

    09/12/2014 4:58:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Nordic Page ^ | September 8, 2014
    Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and several have argued that he should get it this year. Currently, he has been granted asylum in Russia, but the United States wants him to be arrested and extradited. Dagbladet has asked Conservative Party (Høyre) politician Tetzschner whether the Norwegian police may arrest a person coming to the country to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The parliamentary representative believes Norwegian police can and should arrest Snowden. - In principle, we care principle of equality. In addition, Norway honor the agreements we have signed, which also ensures extradition to Norway, he...
  • Ships without crew set for the seas

    09/11/2014 6:19:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Local Europe AB ^ | September 11, 2014
    Researchers based in Norway believe that in around 10 years time cargo ships will have the technology to sail the seas without the need of a captain or crew. Marintek, part of the SINTEF group based in Norway, is one of a number of partners working on developing systems which can operate without the need for humans. The "Seatonomy" project is looking to have ships sailing without human crews in the next 10 to 20 years. The 12 million kroner ($1.9 million) research investment by SINTEF could actually improve ship safety as human error causes more than 75 percent of...
  • A Real Live Gnome in Pennsylvania?

    08/24/2014 10:17:04 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 45 replies
    Earthfiles.com ^ | 23AUG2014 | Linda Moulton Howe
    August 23, 2014 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - In 1200 A.D., a Swedish man named Frederik Ugarph found a hard wood statue only about six inches (15 cm) high of a little person wearing a conical hat in what is now Trondheim, Norway. The statue was standing on a pedestal engraved with the words: “NISSE Riktig Storrelse.” That means, “Gnome, actual height.” Owned and housed today by the Oliv family in Uppsala, Norway, X-ray tests indicate the wooden statue is more than 2,000 years old, perhaps carved from a tree that is no longer known. Another historic account of a “miniature person”...
  • Islamic Terrorist Group Demands Islamic State… in Downtown Oslo

    08/18/2014 9:46:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    For now Muslim settlers are flying to Iraq or Syria from European countries like to Norway to join ISIS. Eventually they won’t have to fly anywhere.The struggle for the Islamic State will be right in their own backyards. A Muslim terrorist group, Ansar al-Sunna, is threatening that if a section of the nation’s capitol isn’t transformed into a sharia-complaint Muslim nation, an attack rivaling 9/11 will be launched upon the Scandinavian nation.“We do not want to be a part of Norwegian society. And we do not consider it necessary either to move away from Norway, because we were born and...
  • Norway expects Islamist terrorism attempt within 'a few days'

    07/26/2014 4:52:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Josh Levs
    Norwegian officials say they think Islamist terrorists could strike the country within a few days, but they do not know what the plot is. The Police Security Service "recently received information that individuals affiliated with an extreme Islamist group in Syria may have the intention of carrying out a terrorist action in Norway," the service said in a statement Thursday. A preliminary investigation strengthened the credibility of the information, the statement said. "We also have information indicating that a terrorist action against Norway is planned to be carried out shortly -- probably in a few days.
  • Group from Syria believed to be on their way to carry out ‘act of terror’ in Norway

    07/25/2014 9:57:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    ap ^ | July 25, 2014
    The head analyst of Norway’s intelligence agency says a group of people is en route from Syria “to carry out an act of terror in the West,” adding that Norway has been “concretely named” as the target.
  • Norway Warns It Faces Imminent 'Concrete Threat' From People With Links To Islamic Fighters In Syria

    07/24/2014 7:16:30 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    BI - AP ^ | 7-24-2014 | AP
    Associated PressJuly 24, 2014 COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's intelligence service said Thursday it has received information about an imminent "concrete threat" against Norway from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria. Benedicte Bjoernland, the head of Norwegian security service PST, said the agency has received "reliable information" from a foreign partner about some kind of attack "within days." "It was unspecific about what the target might be," Bjoernland said, adding PST has no information about how or when such an attack would take place. (snip)
  • Norwegian police: Islamist militant group may be planning attack in Norway

    07/24/2014 2:59:49 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 24 July 2014 | REUTERS
    OSLO - An Islamist militant group with ties to Syria may be planning an attack in Norway, possibly within the coming days, Benedicte Bjoernland, the head of the Police Security Service, PST, said on Thursday. "The PST has received information that persons related to an extreme (Islamist) group in Syria may be planning to carry out a terrorist act in Norway," Bjoernland told a news conference.
  • Enemy of the People: Norway is the most anti-Semitic and anti-Israel country in Europe today

    07/17/2014 1:16:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2014 | Bruce Bawer
    Alan Dershowitz has called it “the most anti-Semitic and anti-Israel country in Europe today.” Hanne Nabintu Herland, a religious scholar at the nation’s leading university, has criticized it for “refus[ing] to distance itself from Hamas as a terrorist organization.” Its government, as NR’s Jay Nordlinger has noted, was “the first outside the Islamic world to recognize Hamas.” We’re talking, as you might have guessed, about Norway. In the corridors of Norwegian power, Israel-hatred and sympathy for Islamic terrorists have long been the norm. In 2011, Norway’s ambassador to Israel distinguished between Anders Behring Breivik’s murder spree and Hamas atrocities...
  • Thousands in London, Paris, and Oslo protest Israeli strikes in Gaza

    07/12/2014 5:01:37 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | 7/11/2014 | HAARETZ
    Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators turned out on the streets of London, Paris, and Oslo on Friday to call for an end to Israeli military strikes on Gaza. Several thousand people crowded the streets outside the Israeli Embassy in west London, waving placards that read "Gaza: End the Siege" and "Freedom for Palestine." The crowds blocked an entire road, and several protesters managed to climb on top of a double-decker bus stuck in traffic, but police said the protest was largely peaceful. Norwegian news website The Local reported that some 3,000 protestors gathered in front of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo...
  • Neo-Nazi Vikernes Guilty of Hate Crime in France

    07/10/2014 2:43:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Local - Norway ^ | 08 Jul 2014
    A French court hit notorious Norwegian heavy metal musician Kristian Vikernes with a fine and six-month suspended prison sentence for blog postings that allegedly glorified war crimes and promoted discrimination against Jews and Muslims. A French court Tuesday slapped a six-month suspended sentence and an €8,000 ($10,000) fine on a Norwegian heavy metal musician accused of inciting racial hatred in his blogs. Kristian Vikernes, 41, was not present in court and neither was his lawyer as the verdict was delivered. He has denied posting racist blogs and said they were written by someone else. Vikernes was arrested in July last...
  • Norway Deports Record 18 Illegal Immigrants a Day

    07/06/2014 10:46:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The National Police Immigration Service (Politiets Utlendingsenhet) has released latest figures showing in the last six months an average of 18 illegal immigrants per day were deported from Norway. This figure is up from 13 deportations for the same period last year. The main reasons for deportations are people not having valid residence visas or being involved in crime. During the first half year this year, 3,167 people were forced out of Norway, 1,237 of whom had criminal convictions, newspaper Dagbladet reports. Kristin Ottesen Kvigne, head of the police immigration service, told the newspaper: "We are at our highest number...
  • Norway Calls on ‘Occupier’ Israel to Show Restraint

    07/04/2014 7:16:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    INN ^ | 7/5/2014, 1:05 AM | Elad Benari
    Norway’s Foreign Minister on Friday warned against an escalation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), and also made sure to point a finger at Israel as “an occupying power”. “The events of the last few days clearly show how quickly the current tense situation could spiral out of control. I urge both the Israelis and the Palestinians to exercise restraint,” Foreign Minister Borge Brende said in a statement. “It is important to seize upon the initiative for a ceasefire, which now appears to be coming from the Palestinians. Israel, as the strongest party, has a particular responsibility to show...
  • CIA claims that UFOs over Norway were U-2 flights

    07/04/2014 10:12:32 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 19 replies
    the Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2014 | Jonathan O'Callaghan
    FULL TITLE: Were aliens the source of UFOs spotted above Norway in the 1950s? No, says the CIA: ‘That was us’ The CIA has claimed responsibility for various UFO sightings in the 1950s They say lights over Norway can be attributed to their U-2 aircraft The plane began flying in secret from 1955 and remains in operation today It is capable of flying up to 70,000 feet, meaning it was much higher than conventional planes in the 50s and 60s This meant that, when some pilots saw sunlight glint off the planes above them, they reported them as UFOs as...
  • 'The Scream' Appears in a Tree Stump

    07/01/2014 6:21:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    “I felt as though a vast, endless scream passed through nature,” painter Edvard Munch famously wrote. But he didn't mean it quite as literally as this. 'Scream' tree brings angst to US Christmas (04 Dec 13) Scream loses place as priciest painting (13 Nov 13) Hundreds gather to 'scream' in Munch tribute (15 Aug 13) Munch Museum sees 40 percent surge in visitors (31 Jul 13) "I was just having a walk along the river here, and I just happened to stumble over this stump," Kjell Marius Mathisen, who works with cultural heritage for Oppland county council, told The Local....
  • Norway Fjord Invaded by Monster Jellyfish

    07/01/2014 6:16:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Norway's Beitstadfjord has been so severely invaded by monster deep sea jellyfish that, just two years since their arrival, they have driven out all of the local fish. The innermost arm of the Trondheimsfjord now holds an estimated 40,000 tonnes of the helmet jellyfish, only a few years after the fiery red peril first appeared in its waters. According to Norway's VG newspaper, Jarle Mork, a researcher at NTNU in Trondheim, caught vast quantities of the slimy animal in a single trawl. "We took up 3.5 tons of monster jellyfish in under ten minutes," he said. "There was a tremendous...
  • Norway Islamist Launches Anti-Gay Pride Site

    07/01/2014 6:01:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    A Norwegian Islamic extremist has launched a Facebook campaign against the Europride festival, which is held in Oslo this week, describing homosexuality as "a nasty and cruel disease". British embassy flies the rainbow flag (25 Jun 14) Equality minister booed at Oslo Pride (23 Jun 14) Norway's Islamist referee convicted of hate speech (07 Feb 14) Ubaydullah Hussain, who was convicted of hate speech against Jews in February, launched the site on Wednesday with an attention-grabbing image of a rainbow flag in flames. "This group is created to show our opposition to "gay pride (which is really gay shame)," Hussain...
  • Cold War-style spy games return to melting Arctic

    OSLO, NORWAY — In early March, a mysterious ship the size of a large passenger ferry left a Romanian wharf, glided through the narrow Bosporus that separates Europe and Asia, and plotted a course toward Scandinavia. About a month later, at the fenced-in headquarters of Norway's military intelligence service, the country's spy chief disclosed its identity. It was a $250 million spy ship, tentatively named Marjata, that will be equipped with sensors and other technology to snoop on Russia's activities in the Arctic beginning in 2016. "There is a demand from our political leadership to describe what is going on...
  • Franken opposes Obama choice for Norway ambassador

    06/03/2014 5:29:47 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
    TwinCities.com ^ | 6/3/14 | AP
    Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he opposes President Barack Obama's nominee for U.S. ambassador to Norway. Franken says he agrees with the Norwegian-American community's doubts over whether George Tsunis would be an effective ambassador. Franken made his comments in a letter Monday to Secretary of State John Kerry. The Minnesota Democrat, who is running for re-election, says he will vote against confirming Tsunis if it comes up for a vote in the Senate.
  • Joint Strike Missile - A Considerably Strengthened Norwegian Threshold Against War & Conflict

    05/28/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 28 May 2014
    On Friday the 23rd of May 2014 the Norwegian Government presented a bill to Parliament where it proposes to invest nearly NOK 3.7 billion (USD 622 million) in the third and final phase of development of the Joint Strike Missile. The JSM has been in development since 2004 and is one of the most advanced military development programs ever conducted in Norway. Its objective is to equip future Norwegian F-35 combat aircraft with a weapon that allows for successful engagement of highly defended sea- and land targets at very long range. Joint Strike Missile (JSM) in the internal carriage bay...
  • EU unveils plan to curb reliance on Russian gas

    05/28/2014 11:29:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 28.05.14 @ 19:48 | Benjamin Fox
    The EU has unveiled plans to reduce its reliance on Russian gas, with increased imports from Norway and energy efficiency at the top of its wish list. […] Although EU countries import 88 percent of the oil that they use, as well as 42 percent of solid fuel, the main concern of the commission and governments is gas—66 percent of Europe’s gas is imported at a cost of more than €1 billion per day. Of the 400 billion cubic metres of gas consumed in the EU each year, around 40 percent comes from Russia’s state-owned Gazprom. The majority of this...