Dec 19, 2014

Rosneft may delay Arctic wells on sanctions as it turns to Asia

OAO Rosneft may delay Arctic exploration wells as Russia’s biggest oil company seeks alternatives to technology it has lost access to because of sanctions imposed on the country by the U.S. and Europe over the Ukraine conflict. “We have to adapt and find alternative ...

Norway scraps controversial seal-hunting subsidy

Dec 13, 2014

Norway scraps controversial seal-hunting subsidy

Norway’s much-maligned commercial seal hunt could grind to a halt following parliament’s decision to scrap a hefty subsidy for the controversial practice. A majority of lawmakers voted late Thursday to cull a 12 million kroner ($1.6 million) subsidy for the seal hunt from the ...

Lost 1927 Disney short film found in Norway

Dec 12, 2014

Lost 1927 Disney short film found in Norway

A copy of a 1927 Walt Disney cartoon that was thought to be lost has been found in northern Norway, the country’s National Library said Thursday. The film — an almost complete version of “Empty Socks,” the first Christmas film by the U.S. entertainment ...

Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 11, 2014

Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India received the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday for risking their lives to help protect children from slavery, extremism and forced labor at great risk to their own lives. The 17-year-old Malala, the youngest-ever Nobel winner, ...

Sweden to test remains of King Erik IX

Apr 27, 2014

Sweden to test remains of King Erik IX

Researchers from Uppsala University have opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in the year 1160. The researchers also removed the king’s burial crown, which is the ...

Cod caught in Norway with sex toy in its stomach

Apr 12, 2014

Cod caught in Norway with sex toy in its stomach

An unexpected catch ended up in the net of a Norwegian fisherman, who said he had landed a cod with a sex aid in its stomach. Bjoern Frilund, 64, said Friday he found a 5- to 6-kg cod in his net while fishing for ...

Apr 5, 2014

Norwegian skydiver narrowly dodges meteorite

A Norwegian skydiver narrowly escaped a meteorite that passed only meters away from him while jumping over Norway, according to a video aired by public broadcaster NRK. The footage, broadcast by NRK late Thursday, was recorded by cameras fixed on the skydiver’s helmet and ...