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  • Norwegian Police: Boy Driver, 10, Claimed to Be a Dwarf

    02/14/2014 3:53:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 13, 2014
    Norwegian police said a 10-year-old boy who got his family's car stuck in a snowy ditch attempted to pass himself off as a dwarf. Vestoppland Police Officer Kai Lyshaugen said the boy and his 18 month old sister awoke in the night and he decided to bring the toddler along for a joyride in the family car to their grandmother's house, about 18 miles away, TheLocal.no reported Thursday. Police said the car ended up in a ditch and the boy told a passing snowplow driver he was dwarf of legal driving age and ended up stuck when he tried to...
  • Norwegian Delicacies Foreigners Can't Stomach

    10/26/2013 3:50:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    The Local ^ | 16 Oct 2013
    Norwegian cuisine is generally sneered at by the country's Scandinavian neighbours. This is unfair, as some of it is very tasty. But here's a list The Local has put together of 15 dishes foreigners find particularly challenging.The list, available here, mixes outlandish dishes made from things like sheeps' heads or fermented fish, with the boring but unpalatable, drawing on a group of Oslo expats for their opinions. Feel free to comment on any glaring omissions or complain about unfairly maligned favourites.
  • Norway election: Conservative Erna Solberg triumphs

    09/10/2013 8:00:32 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 September 2013 | staff
    Norwegian centre-right leader Erna Solberg is set to form a new government after Labour Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg admitted election defeat. Ms Solberg described her win as "a historic election victory for the right-wing parties". Her Conservative Party is widely expected to form a government with the anti-immigration Progress Party. It is oil-rich Norway's first general election since attacks by a far-right extremist left 77 people dead in 2011.
  • Norwegian woman raped in Dubai finds herself jailed and convicted

    07/18/2013 12:11:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    DJ ^ | Jul 18, 2013 | Carolyn E. Price
    After reporting that she'd been raped to Dubai police, a 25-year-old Norwegian woman who was on a business trip to the United Arab Emirates city found herself being jailed on "suspicion of having sex outside of marriage." Following the report of her rape to police, the 25-year-old had her passport and personal possessions seized and was immediately placed in a jail cell. It took three days before she was able to gain access to a phone and contact her family to let them know what had happened to her. ... the 25-year-old was given a sentence of 16 months
  • Gently Used Submarine Base Yours for $17.5M (Sub Not Included)

    06/02/2012 3:18:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    DVICE ^ | June 1, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    Gently used submarine base yours for $17.5M (sub not included) Norway is joining a growing trend of governments selling off old infrastructure installations like cupcakes at a bake sale. They've recently listed the Olavsvern Naval Submarine Base on the real estate market, and hope to add a cool $17.5 million to their budgetary bottom line for their efforts. Submarine is not included in the asking price. That's a sure sign times are really tough folks. Since anyone who will buy this base is clearly a gazillionaire that's not likely to stop them. In addition to needing to bring your own...
  • MP: Norwegian Blondes Dye Hair to Avoid Harrassments from Immigrants

    02/14/2012 6:11:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/14/12 | blogspotKitmanTV
    MP Christian Tybring-Gjedde - Thanks again to cecilie http://www.chinadroll.com/ Transcript below Dear National Congress, The Labour Party has turned Oslo into an ethnically divided city. In the Grorud Valley the indigenous population is moving out and non-Western immigrants are moving in. Norwegians feel ostracised in their own neighbourhoods children don't feel at ease in kindergartens, schools and leisure activities. No politicians should decide where people should live, but the reason behind thousands of people deciding to move away Is not something we politicians can just ignore. In the Grorud Valley blonde girls are harrassed into dying their hair dark. Children...
  • Lamestream Media Lets Norwegian Terrorist Define Christianity, then Link Him to Sarah Palin!

    07/25/2011 9:03:10 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 14 replies
    Californians4Palin ^ | July 25, 2011 | Joel Schwartz
    The lamestream media is tripping all over itself to pin "Christian fundamentalist" on Anders Breivik's murderous terror spree in Norway. Of course to do so, the lamestream media had to make a decision to ignore the terrorist's own manifesto...
  • Terrorist proclaimed himself 'Darwinian,' not 'Christian'

    07/24/2011 5:20:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 150 replies
    Terrorist proclaimed himself 'Darwinian,' not 'Christian' Norwegian's manifesto shows Breivik not religious, having no personal faith WASHINGTON – A review of Anders Behring Breivik's 1,500-page manifesto shows the media's quick characterization of the Norwegian terrorist as a "Christian" may be as incorrect as it was to call Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh one. Breivik was arrested over the weekend, charged with a pair of brutal attacks in and near Oslo, Norway, including a bombing in the capital city that killed 7 and a shooting spree at a youth political retreat on the island of Utoya that killed more than 80...
  • Norwegian peat moss could be used to soak up Gulf oil: company

    05/18/2010 11:57:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 514+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/18/10 | AFP
    OSLO (AFP) – A small Norwegian company said Tuesday it had developed a peat moss mixture that could protect parts of the US coast from giant plumes of oil gushing from the wreckage of the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The company, Kallak Torvstroefabrikk, says one kilo (2.2 pounds) of its peat moss can absorb the equivalent of five times its weight in oil. "This makes it possible to protect fragile stretches of the coast: a beach, a swamp, a nesting ground for birds," said Ragnar Kallak, who heads up the three-man company some 70 kilometres...
  • Taliban commander behind reporter's kidnapping targeted in Kunar

    12/14/2009 3:19:01 AM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 617+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | December 11, 2009 12:08 PM | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "The US military targeted a Taliban commander in eastern Afghanistan who was behind the kidnapping of a Norwegian journalist in November. The Taliban commander, who is known as Haji Mohammad Dawran Safi or Qari Dawat, was the target of a November 26 airstrike in the eastern province of Kunar. Qari Dawat "is known for attacking innocent civilians in the Kunar region, as well as international forces and bases," the US military noted in a press release on Nov. 27, one day after the strike. Qari Dawat was not named, however. An Afghan Police commander confirmed the airstrike and said...
  • Norwegian scientists raise concerns about mutated form of swine flu

    11/20/2009 9:20:30 AM PST · by marthemaria · 6 replies · 533+ views
    Scientists in Norway have identified a mutated form of the swine flu virus that is raising concern because it was found in two patients who died of the flu and a third who was severely ill with the disease, officials announced Friday. In a statement, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health said the mutation "could possibly make the virus more prone to infect deeper in the airways and thus cause more severe disease," such as pneumonia.
  • Swine Flu: Mass vaccination advice expected

    10/23/2009 2:33:27 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 3 replies · 402+ views
    The Norwegian Health authorities are today, Friday, expected to announce that they advice that all Norwegians be vaccinated against the swine flu. So far, nine persons are known to have died from the flu in Norway. It is estimated that 100,000 now have the flu, and in many schools and kindergartens 50 per cent of the children are absent, but it is not certain that all have the H1N1 flu. Already, there are daily long lineups at many vaccination centres around the country, and many GPs report that they are inundated with calls from nervous patients who either have symptoms,...
  • Who am I?

    08/12/2009 5:20:33 AM PDT · by Wanpeirui · 5 replies · 564+ views
    China Daily ^ | August 12, 2009 | Erik Nilsson
    Norwegian Oyvind Aamot says his first memory in life was speaking Chinese on a train in China at age 27. He didn't realize he was on a train, that he was speaking Chinese or that he was a foreigner. He didn't know what any of these things meant. He also didn't remember who he was, where he came from or anything about his identity or past. "People would point to me and call me a waiguoren (foreigner), and I'd say, 'OK, I'm a waiguoren', but I didn't know what that concept meant," Aamot says in an articulate manner, which doesn't...
  • Norwegian Jews tell of woe, tolerance

    03/31/2009 2:49:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 327+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/31/09 | staff
    Israel's Operation Cast Lead in January has sparked a sharp rise in incidents of violence and anti-Semitic statements in Norway that were directed at Israel and the local Jewish community. In the wake of this experience, some Jews are claiming that anti-Semitism is "a very healthy disease" in the country, and is on the rise.
  • Climate change pushing lemmings over the edge: study

    11/06/2008 5:55:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 627+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/6/08 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) – Once famous for their numbers, Norwegian lemmings are disappearing, say scientists, who point an accusing finger at global warming. The hamster-like rodents burst forth in massive numbers from their sub-Arctic homes every three to five years in a frantic search for food. The mad dash sometimes causes them to race over clifftops and plummet into the sea, thus giving rise to the theory -- now discounted -- of mass suicide. Since 1994, these periodic population explosions have stopped, prompting researchers to ask why. In a study published on Thursday, investigators say the blame lies not with too...
  • Norwegian Cruise Ship Hits Iceberg in Antarctic

    12/31/2007 4:16:35 PM PST · by george76 · 80 replies · 1,489+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 29, 2007
    A Norwegian cruise ship carrying some 300 people lost engine power during an electrical outage and struck an Antarctic glacier, smashing a lifeboat but causing no injuries... The MS Fram hit the ice late Friday near Browns Bluff in the Antarctic... The engine started again and the liner continued to King George Island for an inspection. "We hit a glacier. We have damage to a starboard lifeboat and a little bit forward," ... the ship apparently suffered no serious damage. Hansen said the power outage lasted 40 to 50 minutes and sent the vessel adrift against the glacier, where it...
  • Norwegian Team Embarks on 'Kon-Tiki' Trip - Tangaroa

    04/28/2006 9:00:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 998+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 4/28/06 | ap
    A Norwegian team that includes the Thor Heyerdahl's grandson paddled Friday into the Pacific Ocean to repeat the famed adventurer's journey aboard the balsa raft Kon-Tiki. "My personal motivation is to have a great adventure," 28-year-old Olav Heyerdahl told The Associated Press before he and five shipmates embarked for the trip across the Pacific on the balsa raft Tangaroa _ named for the Polynesian god of the ocean. In 1947, Thor Heyerdahl and his team sailed their primitive raft 5,000 miles from Peru to Polynesia in 101 days to support Heyerdahl's theory that the South Sea Islands were settled by...
  • Iran Marks 27 Years of Islamic Revolution

    02/11/2006 11:21:59 AM PST · by M. Espinola · 24 replies · 582+ views
    United Press International ^ | February 11th, 2006 | UPI
    TEHRAN -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marked the 27th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution by slamming the West for slandering Prophet Mohammad. Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, delivers his speech in front of tens of thousands of Iranians during a ceremony marking 27th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution at the Azadi (Freedom) Sq. in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Feb. 11th, 2006. The Iranian president on Saturday rejected Western pressure to freeze the country's nuclear program and issued a veiled threat to walk away from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) "When we protest, they object saying they have freedom. But they...
  • Local editors avoid cartoons (AU)

    02/05/2006 6:20:02 PM PST · by America's Resolve · 40 replies · 792+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 02/05/06 | Unattributed
    THE editors of Australia's main newspapers say they are reluctant to publish cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Mohammed because it is unnecessary and could incite unrest. Many Muslims across the world have demonstrated, some violently, since a Danish newspaper first published the cartoons, one of which depicted Mohammed wearing a turban resembling a bomb. The Daily Telegraph editor David Penberthy today said publishing the images could have nasty consequences, especially given racial tensions in Sydney. "There's a fairly longstanding sort of acknowledgment and understanding that within Islam, any depictions of the prophet Mohammed ... are precluded, in the same way...
  • Syrians Torch Embassies Over Caricatures

    02/04/2006 11:31:17 PM PST · by anymouse · 66 replies · 2,109+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/5/06 | ALBERT AJI,
    DAMASCUS, Syria - Thousands of Syrians enraged by caricatures of Islam's revered prophet torched the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Damascus on Saturday — the most violent in days of furious protests by Muslims in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In Gaza, Palestinians marched through the streets, storming European buildings and burning German and Danish flags. Protesters smashed the windows of the German cultural center and threw stones at the European Commission building, police said. Iraqis rallying by the hundreds demanded an apology from the European Union, and the leader of the Palestinian group Hamas called the cartoons "an...
  • PETITION: SUPPORT DANISH NEWSPAPER JYLLANDS POSTEN

    02/04/2006 12:19:51 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 12 replies · 619+ views
    Petitions Online ^ | Feb 4, 2006 | Xavier Muelders
    But in a democratic society, such as our Western World, it's unacceptable that two of those cartoonists had to go into hiding after some calls in which they were threatened by dead. Some Islamic countries, such as Saoudi-Arabia, have already declared that they would boycot Danish wares and goods because of the cartoons. The Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen was asked by a number of ambassadors of Islamic countries to undertake measures against Jyllands Posten. Fortunately Rasmussen declared that Denmark is a country in which the freedom of press is a high-valued good. And in the city of Gaza...
  • Norwegian Minister Apologizes for Boycott Call

    01/08/2006 8:24:06 AM PST · by knighthawk · 20 replies · 499+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | January 08 2006
    (IsraelNN.com) Norway’s Finance Minister, Kristin Halvorsen issued an apology on Friday after calling on Norwegian citizens to boycott Israeli products. According to an Israel Radio report, the senior minister issued a formal apology after Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom called on Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store to clarify his country’s position. It was explained that while the finance minister and her party may support such a move, it in no way reflects the policy of the Government of Norway.
  • Norwegian radar aided Iraq war

    10/12/2005 10:48:31 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 279+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | October 12 2005
    Vardø radar aided Iraq war Senior adviser Terje Wahl at the Norwegian Space Center said that the radar facility at Vardø, Finnmark in northern Norway played a key role in the US-led invasion of Iraq. Vardø's radar was used to prevent collisions between satellites over Iraq, and much of the precision bombing over Iraq was steered by satellites in fixed position over the equator. "That both commercial and military satellites could operate securely without colliding with anything was an important precondition for operations in Iraq," Wahl told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). Wahl said that the important role of Vardø has been...
  • Good Samaritan fined after rescue (Norway)

    04/28/2005 1:20:40 PM PDT · by franksolich · 19 replies · 675+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | April 28, 2005 | not specified
    Gunnulf Oterkiil tried to revive a young woman who fainted and lost consciousness after striking her head on the pavement. Later he received a NOK 6,000 (USD 955) fine.Oterkiil refuses to accept the fine that resulted from a chaotic Saturday night in Porsgrunn last September, newspaper Telemarksavisa reports."He is not fined for trying to help, but because he knocked down a man who was interfering," prosecutor and police lawyer Kjell Ove Ljosåk said in Skien and Porsgrunn municipal court on Wednesday, where the matter went after Oterkiil refused to pay."Together with a completely sober friend I was standing on the...
  • Gordon Lightfoot Pens Epic Ballad About Norwegian Cruise Ship Peril

    04/18/2005 9:15:09 AM PDT · by The Therapist · 13 replies · 619+ views
    The Therapist ^ | 4-18-05 | Ron Giesecke
    Canada--Famed Canadian balladeer, Gordon Lightfoot, whose epic ballad The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald chronicled the last minutes of an otherwise obscure, industrial maritime disaster, has weighed in again with another blow-by-blow account of a more recent near tragedy. "When I saw the Norwegian Dawn's harrowing story on C-Span, I had to act," said Lightfoot. “The thing practically wrote itself.” Some say that Lightfoot’s deft touch with haunting, almost ethereal lyrics makes his new ballad, The List of the Norwegian Dawn, a potentially instant hit. “I can hear the song in my head already,” said one fan of Lightfoot. “This...
  • Norwegian job ad seeks friendly Vikings

    04/05/2005 7:38:55 AM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 113 replies · 2,024+ views
    NJOnline ^ | 4.05.05 | ap
    Norwegian job ad seeks friendly VikingsOSLO, Norway (AP) -- Help wanted: Vikings. Must be friendly, tourist-oriented and interested in ancient Norse traditions. Crazed, bloodthirsty pillagers need not apply.In a rare employment opportunity for Vikings, whose job market peaked about 1,000 years ago when they terrorized Europe in their longboats, southern Norway's Vestfold county wants to fill slots at its local historical park.The ad, to appear in local media Saturday, will be simple: "Jobs available. Vikings in Vestfold," with a link to the center's Internet home page, said Lars Kobro, self-described chieftain of the Midgard Historical Center."More and more we see...
  • The unofficial Norwegian Tree-Ski-Jumping Championships .. Pure as driven snow 100% Vanity

    03/11/2005 12:39:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 578+ views
    AP Photos on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/05 | AP Photo
    Potential New DU OlimpiXs Event? UFF DA!!!
  • Norwegian-Somalian arrested for terrorism

    01/29/2005 2:52:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 1,067+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | January 28, 2005 | Jonathan Tisdall
    A 52-year-old Norwegian citizen is being held in the high security prison Belmarsh outside of London, accused by British police of securing radioactive material for terrorist purposes. British media imply the Somalian-born Norwegian may have connections to terrorist group al-Qaida, newspaper VG reports. The 52-year-old was arrested in London last September, charged with procuring a kilo of radioactive red mercury, used in creating so-called 'dirty bombs', a combination of explosive and radioactive material.
  • Indonesian military hinders Red Cross

    01/12/2005 12:04:17 PM PST · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 411+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | January 12 2005
    Norwegian Red Cross workers were unable to set up their field hospital after unexpected resistance from the Indonesian military. Indonesia's health minister had allotted space in tsunami-devastated Banda Aceh for the Norwegian effort, but hundreds of soldiers refuse to decamp and make way for the humanitarian effort, NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting) reports. The Norwegian Red Cross has received official permission to set up a field hospital with a few hundred beds and a surgical and isolation ward on a grassy area in front of a soccer stadium in Banda Aceh, an area currently being used by the military. According to NRK...
  • Spending Bill Includes $1 Million for Norwegian Foundation

    12/16/2004 10:13:25 PM PST · by Chummy · 5 replies · 271+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | December 16, 2004 | Uncredited - Associated Press
    Spending bill includes $1 million for Norwegian foundation MINNEAPOLIS - The massive $388 billion spending bill that Congress passed last month includes $1 million for the Norwegian American Foundation, inserted by Rep. Martin Sabo, D-Minn.The foundation is based in Seattle, but the group has ties to Minnesotans of Norwegian descent such as former Vice President Walter Mondale.The money, which will be used to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Norway's peaceful independence from Sweden in 1905, was among several items singled out by Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona as pork last month."What is the charter of the Norwegian American Foundation...
  • Norwegians eating more cake

    11/24/2004 1:14:33 PM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies · 298+ views
    Aftenposten - Norway ^ | 11/24/2004 | Staff
    Norwegians eating more cake New statistics on Norwegian eating habits show some signs of improvement but more worrying indicators that convince experts the country is following in the sweet and heavy footsteps of diners in the USA. Nutritionists Kaare Norum (right) and Svein Olav Kolset examine the ingredients on bags of candy. PHOTO: INGAR STORFJELL New figures from Statistics Norway (SSB) hint that Norwegians have cut down on fats and eat less than a previous study from 1997-99, but that an ever-increasing national sweet tooth could spell familiar health problems. According to the SSB the average Norwegian consumes 436 kilograms...
  • Ancient Vessel Traces Voyages Of The Past

    06/13/2002 2:31:03 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 2,402+ views
    Cyprus Mail ^ | 6-13-2002
    Ancient vessel retraces voyages of the past By Stefanos Evripidou IT LOOKS like a tree house stuck on a bamboo banana. In reality it's the incarnation of a pre-Pharaonic reed boat, designed and built to unravel the mysteries of prehistoric navigation. The Abora II drifted in to Larnaca marina yesterday. Weighing in at six- tonnes, the vessel is a totra-reed boat. It is 11.5 metres long, 3.5 metres wide and 1.5 metres deep. The man responsible for building the huge boat is Dominique Goerlitz, a biology teacher at a school in Germany. As a student, Goerlitz was fascinated by the...
  • Norwegian monastery investigated on sex allegations

    03/27/2004 12:11:52 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 10 replies · 114+ views
    Nettavisen ^ | 3/26/2004 | Carin Pettersson
    A monastery in the Oslo Catholic diocese is being investigated by members of the Vatican after sexual assaults were reported. Pope Johannes Paul II’s head investigator, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, is in charge of the investigation. Ratzinger was also leading the investigation of the extensive sex assaults revealed in Boston, MA. According to the Norwegian paper VG, two representatives from the congregation of faith, formerly known as the inquisition, visited in Norway. The reason for the visit was allegation of sexual assaults by men committed against men at a catholic monastery. «This is a very serious case,» said a source to...
  • MIA HUNDVIN: "I was never a lesbian"

    01/29/2004 7:37:02 PM PST · by ambrose · 65 replies · 3,581+ views
    Nettavisen ^ | 1.29.04 | Liv Ekeberg and Carin Pettersson
    MIA HUNDVIN: «I was never a lesbian» Av Liv Ekeberg og Carin Pettersson 28.01.04 11:59, ny 28.01.04 13:12 During the last year, Norwegian handball star Mia Hundvin broke off her marriage with her lesbian team mate and now she and her boyfriend, snowboard star Terje Håkonsen, are expecting their first child in April. “I have been sure all the time; I’m not lesbian,” stated Hundvin to the women’s magazine KK. In the next issue of KK, Hundvin tells her story about the break-up with Camilla Andersen and her pregnancy. “Generally speaking, I don’t think I could be with a girl...
  • Norwegian skis for US defence forces

    10/07/2003 10:38:01 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 258+ views
    The Norway Post ^ | October 07 2003
    The Norwegian manufacturer Aasnes Ski has signed a contract to supply the US defence forces with a military version of the traditional Norwegian ski, named Combi Combat Cap. The contract was secured in tough competition with ski producers abroad, NRK reports. In addition, the Aasnes factory is also negotiating for a new contract wwith the US forces. Aasnes has also started production of a delivery of new skis for the Norwegian defence forces. Altogether, the US and Norwegian contracts are worth NOK 10-15 million, securing full production at the factory until the end of 2004. In addition to the military...
  • Iron-stomached Norwegian gulps down oyster record (Wife suing Guinness for lack of sleep)

    09/08/2003 8:03:30 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 236+ views
    ABC News ^ | 09/08/03 | Staff Writer
    A Norwegian man has annihilated the world record for eating oysters by downing a stomach-churning 187 of the slippery molluscs in three minutes before polishing off a few pints of Guinness. Rune Naeri said he felt "fine, wonderful" after shattering the previous official record of 97 at the annual Hillsborough oyster festival in Northern Ireland. Local favourite Jim Glackin of Belfast, who beat the previous world record by eating 100 oysters during an unofficial practice run earlier this week, failed to keep up with the impressive Norwegian. Despite managing to scoff 168 oysters, he trailed in fourth against the international...
  • Norwegian military units to Iraq

    06/23/2003 10:44:51 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 272+ views
    The Norway Post ^ | June 23 2003 | Rolleiv Solholm/Nettavisen
    The Norwegian Defence Command has decided to send six staff officers to join the Polish-led military stabilizing force in Iraq, according to Nettavisen. The Norwegian officers are first leaving for Poland towards the end of July, to become acquainted with the Polish military system, before going on to Iraq in August. In addition, an engineering company numbering 150 men will be stationed in the British sector, near the harbour city of Basra. The first shipment of equipment for the engineers left by ship on Friday. Altogether, 70 vehicles, as well as supplies of ammunition, oil, gasoline and clothing will be...
  • US closes Norwegian embassy

    05/22/2003 10:57:07 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies · 216+ views
    The Australian ^ | May 22 2003
    THE United States closed its embassy in the Norwegian capital today in response to purported threats from the al-Qaeda terror network, as Norway reviewed the risk to the country. The Arab television station Al-Jazeera aired an audio tape yesterday purportedly by Ayman al-Zawahri, the top lieutenant of Osama bin Laden, urging attacks on the United States, Britain, Australia and, surprisingly, Norway. NATO-member Norway, a Scandinavian country of 4.5 million, is noted for its global peacemaking efforts and is the home of the Nobel Peace Prize. It did not participate in the US-led war in Iraq. The US Embassy said it...
  • Students rally support for USA

    03/16/2003 7:53:25 AM PST · by frednorman · 9 replies · 242+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 13 Mar | Nina Berglund
    Tired of what he calls "anti-Americanism," a student at the Norwegian School of Management outside Oslo is trying to drum up moral support for the US. His aim is to bolster Norway's longtime alliance with America. Read the full article...Address of the campaign: http://www.venneravamerika.no/English summary: http://www.venneravamerika.no/english.htmlRelated FR post: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/860989/postsE-mailaddress: fredrik@fredriknorman.com
  • New campaign: Norwegian Friends of America

    03/10/2003 1:47:12 AM PST · by frednorman · 27 replies · 413+ views
    http://www.venneravamerika.no/ ^ | Fredrik K.R. Norman
    A new website by the name "Norwegian Friends of America" has been started as an ad-hoc campaign against increasing anti-american sentiments in the Norwegian public debate. We wish to support the good bi-lateral relationship between Norway and the USA by highlighting the political and historical kinship between our two nations. Address: http://www.venneravamerika.no/English summary: http://www.venneravamerika.no/english.htmlE-mailaddress: fredrik@fredriknorman.comMore information available upon request.
  • Norwegian Comedian burns US flag on live TV

    02/19/2003 12:58:03 AM PST · by dagnabbit · 11 replies · 311+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | February 14, 2003 | Jonathan Tissdal
    Controversial Norwegian humorist Otto Jespersen may have topped his already incendiary career exploits when his closing monologue on a popular comedy discussion show Torsdagsklubben (The Thursday Club) ended with the US flag in flames.
  • Norwegian aid project in Iraq taken over by terrorist group

    08/27/2002 2:23:57 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 254+ views
    Norway Post ^ | Augustus 27 2002 | Rolleiv Solholm
    A power plant built by the Norwegian People's Aid (NFH) in Northern Iraq is now supplying electricity to one of Mullah Krekar's training camps. The plant was built to provide electric power to around 200 families in two villages in the area. The plant was completed in 2000. -When the plant was completed, the peopele of the villages wanted to celebrate. However, armed men from Krekar's group put a stop to the festivities, says former head of NFH's projects in Northern Iraq, Ragnar Hansen to NRK Radio. US authorities are in the possession of pictures from Krekar's camp. These will...