Norway

Norway-Russia relations to deteriorate following U.S. Marines’ base extension: Russian embassy

Some 330 Marines will be stationed in Norway until the end of 2018, the government said on Wednesday, doubling the length of what was initially billed as a one-year trial period, according to Reuters. The deployment last January to practice winter warfare

Arctic ‘Doomsday’ seed vault flooded after permafrost melts

It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after

Norway builds world’s first ship tunnel

Norway has unveiled plans to build the world's first ship tunnel by smashing through a solid rock peninsula, Joinfo.com reports with reference to CNN. The mile-long, 118-feet-wide tunnel will pass through the narrowest part of the Stad peninsula in western Norway, allowing

Norwegian Air to offer US-Europe fares starting at $65 one way

Norwegian is expanding its network of flights to the United States starting in mid-June after receiving long-awaited US approval in December for its Irish subsidiary Norwegian Air International to operate routes across the Atlantic, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Reuters. Established US

Drunk football is new Norwegian sport

The only rule of the drunk football is that the players must have more than 1 per-mille of alcohol in blood. After each scored goal, the player must be tested so that the alcohol level is right. If not, the goal does

Ukrainian President to visit Norway in October 2016

"We've discussed further development of partnership, in particular in light of the president's visit to Norway and his meeting with the PM during the middle of October," Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Borge Brende, who is paying a visit to

Donbas elections not possible until Russia retreats – Norway FM

Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Borge Brende, who is paying a visit to Ukraine, said that no elections in the occupied Donbas region are possible, until Russia fully withdraws it forces from eastern Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to UA Today

Norway Foreign Minister to visit Ukraine on July 6

Ukrainian MFA informed in the press release, that Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Borge Brende will visit Ukraine on an official visit on July 6, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to Ukrinform. A joint press conference by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Borge Brende and

Higher education in Norway

According to the Ministry of Education and Research, there are about 70 public and private institutions of higher learning located throughout Norway, from Kristiansand in the south to Svalbard in the North, Joinfo.ua reports. Norway has 8 universities, 20 university colleges and 5

Norway tops UN development rankings

Norway leads the United Nations development rankings. In 2015 the country has again earned the highest score of 0.944 based on three key indicators: wealth, education and life expectancy. Its life expectancy is 81.6 years, gross national income (GNI) per capita is