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  • New NATO chief vows to defend Turkey

    10/01/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Euronews ^ | 10/1/2014
    NATO will defend Turkey if the country is ever attacked, the alliances new chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, amid increased instability on its borders. The former Norwegian PM will visit Turkey next week as Ankara mulls using force to repel ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria. Turkish lawmakers are expected to debate authorising military action on Thursday. Our responsibility, the basic responsibility, is to stand up and be very clear that we are going to protect Turkey. That collective defence, Article 5, is something which is also going to be applied if Turkey is in any way attacked, said...
  • Oslo explosion - live coverage

    07/22/2011 9:50:05 AM PDT · by cll · 160 replies
    <p>Multiple sources reporting that a gunman has shot up a childrens summer camp, adding to the terror from the earlier bombing.</p>
  • Oslo Explosion: Blast Result of Massive Vehicle Bomb, Sources Say

    07/22/2011 8:19:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 96 replies
    ABC News ^ | July22,2011 | BRIAN ROSS
    The explosion that rocked a Norwegian government building today was result of a massive vehicle bomb, according to U.S. government sources on the scene. Norwegian news reported one person died and several were injured in the apparent attack. The prime minister, whose office is in the building, survived the blast, a government spokesperson told The Associated Press. Pictures, posted on Twitter, show several buildings with windows blown out. Multiple tweets described people bleeding in the streets. No group has publicly taken responsibility for the blast and a U.S. counter-terrorism official said there is no indication yet of motive or suspects....
  • Explosion in central Oslo

    07/22/2011 7:07:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 283 replies
    FX Street ^ | 7/22/11 | Jamie Coleman
    Windows blown out in PM's office
  • Bush snubs Norway's premier

    05/02/2006 4:22:33 AM PDT · by Kurt_Hectic · 137 replies · 2,749+ views
    www.aftenposten.no ^ | 02 May 2006, 09:36 | Aftenposten English Web Desk (Nina Berglund)
    US President George W Bush reportedly doesn't want to meet with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. Norway also seems to have lost an influential role within NATO, apparently, some say, because of Norway's lack of enthusiasm for the war in Iraq. Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg reportedly isn't welcome at the White House. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported Tuesday that Bush's staff had turned down a request from Stoltenberg's office for a meeting between the two at the White House. Bush, according to the report, was too busy to make room for Stoltenberg in the foreseeable future. NRK reported that Bush's...
  • New Norwegian leader to spend more on welfare

    09/13/2005 2:22:16 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 93 replies · 1,399+ views
    RTE News, Dublin, Ireland ^ | 13 September 2005 17:06 | RTE News Staff
    Norway's Labour leader Jens Stoltenberg, triumphant after his 'red-green' opposition ousted the centre-right government in the general election, has promised to spend more of Norway's oil bonanza on welfare. 'We will use Norway's great opportunities and income on the common good - jobs for all, good schools, security and care for the elderly,' said Mr Stoltenberg. Mr Stoltenberg, 46, and his alliance beat the tax-cutting government of Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik even though the economy is booming and UN surveys have rated Norway as the best place in the world to live every year since 2001. A trained economist...
  • Insane must pay (Norway)

    02/09/2005 6:32:42 AM PST · by franksolich · 12 replies · 522+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | February 9, 2005 | Jonathan Tisdall
    Insane must payNorway's Supreme Court has ruled that even those judged as insane when committing a crime must be held financially accountable for their acts, reversing common legal practice.Up until now insanity has acted as a protection against compensation claims for non-economic damages to victims of violence or their survivors, newspaper VG reports.On Tuesday the Supreme Court overturned an appeals court decision and ordered a 36-year-old to pay NOK 50,000 (USD 7,600) in compensation despite being assessed as insane at the time of the crime."A dramatic change. The Supreme Court is now saying that consideration of the victim is more...