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Western 'troika' powers warn of surge in violence in South Sudan

World Feb 21, 2019

Western 'troika' powers warn of surge in violence in South Sudan

The United States, Britain and Norway on Wednesday voiced alarm over a new flare-up of violence in South Sudan, saying all sides needed to show their commitment to peace. The three powers, the so-called troika that has led diplomacy and aid efforts aimed at stabilizing ...

World / Crime & Legal Dec 21, 2018

First ever Arctic bank robbery goes south

A man has robbed a bank on the northernmost settlement in the world — a remote Arctic island in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard — but was caught hours later, authorities said on Friday. The heist was the first ever bank robbery in living memory ...

Iran suspected of seeking to assassinate Iranian-Norwegian in Denmark

World Nov 2, 2018

Iran suspected of seeking to assassinate Iranian-Norwegian in Denmark

Norway summoned the Iranian ambassador on Thursday over a suspected assassination plot against an Iranian Arab opposition figure in Denmark involving a Norwegian citizen of Iranian background. Denmark said on Tuesday it suspected the Iranian government intelligence service had tried to carry out an assassination ...

World Oct 25, 2018

NATO shows Russia its military might in giant exercises

Norway hosts NATO's biggest exercises since the end of the Cold War from Thursday, to remind Russia the alliance stands united despite seeds of doubt planted by U.S. President Donald Trump. Some 50,000 soldiers, 10,000 vehicles, 65 ships and 250 aircraft from 31 countries are ...