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  • When Sweden shut its doors it killed the dream of European sanctuary

    11/27/2015 1:52:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | Andrew Brown
    ...The unprecedented scale and speed of the autumn’s refugee crisis has forced even the Swedish political class to acknowledge that the ground beneath its feet has shifted forever. There is simply no more money, and no more housing, for everyone who wants to come, and for everyone who was entitled to do so under the old rules.
  • Armenia calls NATO’s attention to the violation of its air space by Turkish helicopters

    11/24/2015 5:05:03 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Horizon ^ | October 19, 2015
    Armradio - Armenian delegates have raised the issue of violation of the Armenian air space by Turkish helicopters on the sidelines of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's annual session held in Norway October 9-12. Member of the Armenian delegation Tevan Poghosyan has informed NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the incident and addressed a letter to James Appathurai, the Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia and hopes to receive a response early in November. ... If NATO really values the inviolability of borders of its member states, it would be reasonable for the Alliance to serve an...
  • Girl stabbed to death at Norway refugee centre

    11/24/2015 5:03:49 AM PST · by euram · 10 replies
    The Local ^ | nov. 20, 2015 | unknown
    A 17-year-old girl was stabbed to death at a refugee reception centre in Western Norway on Thursday night, in one of the worst examples of refugee violence yet seen in the country.
  • A NOW Word to The "TRUE" OVERCOMERS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/20/2015 7:56:18 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-20-15 | Jedediah
    Systematic changes are in effect now for all those accessing The Highway of Holiness for Truly as you meet each waypoint in Steps of Faith , your "Knowing" what has changed from where you were to where you are now shall be entrusted to you for your hands have been found clean and your hearts free from guile for this is the road for all those that "HAVE" Overcome ! 2 Peter 1:1-11 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle (special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves...
  • Norway postpones disarming of police after Paris attacks

    11/17/2015 5:44:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Daily ^ | Nov 16, 2015
    Nov. 16, 2015 | 06:12 PM Norway postpones disarming of police after Paris attacks Agence France Presse OSLO: Norway's police, who were to stop wearing their service weapons this week, will remain armed until December 1 because of the Paris attacks, Norwegian authorities said Monday. The country's 6,000 uniformed officers have been exceptionally authorized to wear their firearms on their belts since November 2014 due to a heightened threat of Islamist attacks. In ordinary circumstances, police keep their firearms locked in their patrol cars. Last week, just hours before the Paris attacks, Norway's police chief had announced they would be...
  • 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe

    11/15/2015 9:57:57 PM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    World 15 Islamist Kurds suspected of planning attacks arrested across Europe 12/11/2015 BARCELONA, Spain - Radical Kurdish cleric "Mullah Krekar" and 14 other Iraqi Kurds were arrested across Europe on Thursday in a coordinated police swoop on Islamist militants planning attacks, Italian media reported. The Corriere della Sera newspaper said the suspects were arrested in countries across Europe in collaboration with police from Italy, the UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Switzerland. A non-Kurd, a man from Kosovo, was also arrested. Among the suspects picked up for links to the Islamic State group (ISIS), seven were arrested in Italy, four...
  • Norway disarms its police officers (threat level has been lowered .. DOH!!!)

    11/13/2015 8:09:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/13/15 | AFP
    Oslo (AFP) - Norway's police, who have been authorised to carry firearms for the past year due to a heightened threat of Islamist attacks, will be unarmed again now that the threat level has been lowered, police said Friday. National police chief Odd Reidar Humlegard told reporters the measure would take effect on November 17. The country's 6,000 uniformed police officers will "have to keep their weapons locked in their patrol cars like they did previously," he said. Norwegian police were authorised to carry their service weapons on their belts in November 2014 after the country's intelligence service PST raised...
  • Norway to Afghan migrants from Russia: You may get sent back to Kabul

    11/12/2015 6:54:28 AM PST · by klpt · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | November 9, 2015 | Mairi Mackay
    The Norwegian government has sent a stern warning to Afghan asylum seekers coming across the border from Russia: You could get a one-way ticket to Kabul. Hundreds of migrants have been crossing into Norway from Russia each week via the frontier above the Arctic Circle -- but last week marked a turning point, with more Afghans than Syrians seeking asylum for the first time, Norway's Directorate of Immigration said. The government's strong message is directed at those Afghans who have legal papers to stay in Russia -- and the threat to send them straight back to their homeland is meant...
  • Hiker taking a rest finds a 1,200-year-old Viking sword in great condition

    10/24/2015 5:33:35 PM PDT · by ETL · 31 replies
    FoxNews.Com ^ | October 23, 2015 | Jenn Gidman
    Goran Olsen was enjoying a leisurely hike recently in Norway when he stopped near the fishing village of Haukeli, about 150 miles west of Oslo. Under some rocks along a well-traversed path, he made a discovery that's now the envy of every detectorist in Scandinavia: a 30-inch wrought-iron Viking sword, estimated to be about 1,200 years old, CNN reports. One would think a sword that old would be so decrepit it could never be wielded again, but a Hordaland County archaeologist says it just needs a little polish and a new grip to be good to go. "The sword was...
  • Norwegians Use The Word Texas As Slang To Mean Crazy

    10/22/2015 9:34:42 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | 10/20/2015 | Dan Solomon
    If youre Norwegian or happen to spend a lot of time around Norwegians, then this fact that absolutely blew our minds might not be news to youbut apparently the word Texas is slang for crazy or wild, as in, the end of the [whatever sport they play in Norway] game was totally Texas!
  • Hiker finds 1,200-yr-old Viking sword

    10/21/2015 2:09:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    The Local ^ | Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | unattributed
    A hiker travelling the ancient route between western and eastern Norway found a 1,200-year-old Viking sword after sitting down to rest after a short fishing trip. The sword, found at Haukeli in central southern Norway will be sent for conservation at the The University Museum of Bergen. Jostein Aksdal, an archeologist with Hordaland County said that the sword was in such good condition that if it was given a new grip and a polish, it could be used today. "The sword was found in very good condition. It is very special to get into a sword that is merely lacking...
  • Oslo to Ban Private Cars in Green Push

    10/19/2015 2:52:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Local ^ | 19 Oct 2015
    Oslo's new leftist city council said on Monday that it wanted to ban private cars from the downtown area by 2019 as part of a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by half. The plan was laid out by the Labour Party and its allies the Socialist Left and the Green Party, who won the September 14 municipal elections in the Norwegian capital. The programme envisages a ban on private vehicles in the city centre which, according to the Verdans Gang newspaper, is home to only about 1,000 people but where some 90,000 work. Although the city council did not...
  • Party time is over for Norway's oil capital - and the country

    10/17/2015 1:24:02 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 October 2015 | Stine Jacobsen and Gwladys Fouche
    In Norway's oil capital Stavanger, house prices are falling, unemployment is rising and orders of champagne and sushi sprinkled with gold are down - a taste of things to come for the rest of the country as slumping crude prices hit the economy. The oil-producing nation used to be the exception in Europe. At the height of the financial crisis in 2009, unemployment reached just 2.7 percent; when other nations have had to cut welfare spending, Oslo could rely on its $856-billion sovereign wealth fund to plug any budget deficit. But now it is joining the rest of Europe in...
  • Lapland ski complex to become refugee hub

    10/15/2015 7:10:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Local (SE) ^ | 10/15/15
    More than 600 asylum seekers are set to move into the world's most northerly ski resort as Sweden struggles to find enough temporary accommodation for record numbers of new arrivals. Riksgrnsen, which sits 200 kilometres above the Arctic Circle close to Sweden's border with Norway, is set to welcome the refugees following a deal between the resort's owner and the Swedish Migration Agency, Migrationsverket. "As everyone knows, there is a refugee crisis in the world. Now asylum seekers are arriving in Sweden and Migrationsverket has a major urgent need to find temporary housing to accommodate all those who need help....
  • Hunters Shoot Dead Two Elk in Norway Zoo

    10/15/2015 4:12:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 Oct 2015
    A group of hunters in far northern Norway shot dead two elk only to realise seconds later that they had been shooting through the fence into a zoo. I reacted with disbelief, and the first few seconds afterwards were pretty unreal, Heinz Strathmann, the chief executive of Polar Park zoo, north of the town of Narvik. I think this is very sad, and its not okay. We had five elks, now we have only three. The hunters themselves rang the zoo to inform them of what had happened, explaining that their elk hounds had managed to get inside the elks...
  • Turkey threatens the major prospects for Eastern Med gas supply (Beware Russia blocking Med gas)

    10/12/2015 7:34:22 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 6 replies
    Security Europe ^ | June 22, 2015 | Ariel Cohen
    As Europe seeks to diversify its sources of natural gas as an alternative to the politically sensitive Russian supply, a massive off-shore gas source in the Mediterranean is ready for exploration and drilling. There are game-changing stakes at play. Unfortunately, the Turkish leadership has threatened to use force to stop this from happening. Last October, Turkey sent the BARBAROS, its geophysics exploration ship, accompanied by naval vessels, into the Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone waters. In November 2014, Turkish naval commander Admiral Bülent Bostanoğlu threatened the use of force against Greece, while speaking on board a Turkish naval corvette in Greek...
  • Russian intelligence accused of silencing anti Arctic drilling Norwegian newspaper editor

    10/07/2015 2:05:45 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 4 replies ^ | Tuesday 6 October 2015 10.04 EDT | Karl Mathiesen
    A Norwegian Arctic newspaper editor who has extensively covered oil drilling in the region was sacked at the behest of the Russian intelligence service, according to Norways public service broadcaster. ....snip.... In what could develop into a scandal in the European Arctic, Nilsen was last week controversially fired as editor of the Barents Observer for having acted disloyally to the newspapers owners. The title is owned by Norwegian Barents Secretariat (NBS), a local government body that promotes good relations with Russia in a region where the two nations cooperate and compete over fishing, oil and military strategy. Remaining Observer staff,...
  • Three of Obamas ambassadorial nominees put on hold after Secret Service leak

    10/05/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/05/2015 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said Monday morning that he is putting a hold on three of President Obamas ambassadorial nominees until the administration shows it is taking steps to punish Secret Service staff involved in leaking unflattering information about a lawmaker. This was apparently a violation of law, and absolutely shocking conduct, Cotton said in an interview. The executive branch all the way up to the West Wing needs to treat this with the seriousness it requires. Cotton called on Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to personally attend to disciplining top Secret Service leaders specifically including new Director Joseph...
  • Shells Loss Is Enis Gain

    10/02/2015 9:31:42 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies ^ | 02-10-2015 | Oilnorway
    At the beginning of this week, oil major Shell announced that it will indefinitely postpone (read: completely abandon) its Arctic drilling operations in the Chukchi Sea offshore Alaska. The company stated: "Shell will now cease further exploration activity in offshore Alaska for the foreseeable future. This decision reflects both the Burger J well result, the high costs associated with the project and the challenging and unpredictable federal regulatory environment in offshore Alaska." This retreat will result in Shell losing its $7 billion investment, a bitter pill to swallow for the oil major. While Shell and many others have given up...
  • Breivik Pledges Hunger Strike 'Until Death'

    09/30/2015 1:26:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Sep 2015
    Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has threatened to go on hunger strike until he dies of starvation in protest at what he claims has been a dramatic worsening of his prison conditions. In an open letter sent a Norwegian and Swedish media, Breivik complained that since the second of September, he had been confined in isolation in a single cell, which he was only allowed to leave for one hour a day. He also complained that he was being given less time with prison staff, and that communication was now limited to a small gap in the door. "Unless...
  • Israel Protests Norway 'Nazi Pizza' Cartoon

    09/29/2015 12:03:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 29 Sep 2015
    Israel has demanded an apology from a Norwegian newspaper, arguing a cartoon putting oranges from Israel side by side with pizza from Nazi Germany constituted "hate speech". The cartoon, by Norwegian cartoonist Ola Lysgaard, shows a woman standing in front of an organic food store. "Organic food, huh?" reads the text. "But who cares if the food is produced unethically?" In the next panel, the woman holds an orange and says: "These oranges comes from Israel! You are supporting murderers!". Next the woman is seen holding a carton: "This macaroni is produced in North Korea!? How did you even get...
  • Nobel Director Regretted Obama Peace Prize

    09/20/2015 12:38:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Local ^ | 16 Sep 2015
    A former director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute has admitted his regrets about the 2009 award of the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama.Geir Lundestad, who served as Director of the Nobel Institute for 25 years, wrote in a newly released memoir that although the five-strong Norwegian Nobel Committee had all agreed to give Obama the award, his record in office since receiving the prize had shown it to be a mistake. According to Lundestad, the argument which swayed the committee was that the prize would help him achieve his goals. "In hindsight, we could say that the...
  • Nobel panel saw Obama peace prize as mistake, new book claims

    09/16/2015 3:31:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2015 | Meghan Bartlett
    [We] thought it would strengthen Obama and it didnt have this effect, he told the Associated Press in an interview. The award so early in his term appeared to take the Obama White House by surprise, and Mr. Lundestad said U.S. officials privately asked if a Nobel Prize-winner had ever skipped the awards ceremony. Normally the Nobel committees decision regarding recipients remains private, and Mr. Lundestads frank and revealing remarks regarding internal decisions have caused a stir in Norway, detailing the politicking and compromises that have gone into determining the annual laureate. Even many of Obamas supporters thought that the...
  • Donald Trump: Bernie Sanders knows the problem, at least on trade

    09/15/2015 8:37:19 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 38 replies
    By - The Washington Times ^ | Monday, August 10, 2015 | The Washington Times
    Businessman Donald Trump says theres at least one subject where he can find some common ground with Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont: trade. I was watching him and he talked about trade and he was talking about how were getting ripped off left and right on trade, and I [said], you know, I think I can take that paragraph and just use it in my speeches, Mr. Trump said Monday via phone on MSNBCs Morning Joe. Its what Im saying its one of my big things. Both Mr. Trump, who has been leading recent polls on the 2016 GOP...
  • Genetic Survey Reveals Hidden Celts Of England

    12/06/2001 6:35:33 AM PST · by blam · 265 replies · 14,233+ views
    The Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 12-02-2001 | John Elliott/Tom Robbins
    SUNDAY DECEMBER 02 2001 Genetic survey reveals hidden Celts of England JOHN ELLIOTT AND TOM ROBBINS THE Celts of Scotland and Wales are not as unique as some of them like to think. New research has revealed that the majority of Britons living in the south of England share the same DNA as their Celtic counterparts. The findings, based on the DNA analysis of more than 2,000 people, poses the strongest challenge yet to the conventional historical view that the ancient Britons were forced out of most of England by hordes of Anglo-Saxon invaders. It suggests that far from being ...
  • Anti-Semitic Bank Card Emerges in Norway

    09/02/2015 4:35:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | September 2nd, 2015 | Hana Levi Julian
    A nasty anti-Semitic image turns up on a VISA debit card issued by the largest bank in Norway. Anti-Semitic DNB card sent in 'error' from Norway's A cartoon bearded Jewish man with a long hooked nose wearing yarmulka and a blue and white tallit (prayer shawl) is seen chuckling with hands held to his cheeks in mirth. The caricature is set against a background of golden coins gleaming like treasure on the entire rest of the card. The message is very clear: Jews control money. An Australian citizen living in Norway who ordered the card claims that when he received...
  • Stunning Prehistoric Elk Carving Found in Norway

    08/31/2015 11:29:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 Aug 2015
    A set of 7,000-year old rock carvings have been found deep inside the Arctic Circle in a sensational discovery that is being compared to the Unesco-protected Alta petroglyphs found 40 years ago. Erik Kjellman found the carvings of elk and reindeer last Monday as he was doing field work at Tmmerneset, just outside Kirkenes on Norways Northeastern border with Russia. I am 29 years old and can not really retire now. I will never be involved in anything like this again. It is unique in an archaeological context, he told Norways NRK channel. He said that he had stumbled on...
  • 'Norway Took my Child Because of Pretty Dress'

    08/30/2015 10:22:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Aug 2015
    A Lithuanian mother living in Norway who had her two children taken into care has speculated that social services intervened because of her daughter was dressed too prettily. Airida Pettersen, who moved to Norway in 2008 after marrying a Norwegian man, is one of several hundred immigrants to have had their children taken into care by Norway's Child Protection Service, or Barnevernet. "I dress my daughter in a pretty dress and make her comb her hair," she told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Lithuania. "They look at me like I'm from a Third World country. In my...
  • TV series about Russian occupation of Norway sparks furor

    08/30/2015 6:56:57 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 8 replies
    Russia Beyond the Headlines ^ | August 28, 2015 | Anastasia Lyalikova
    A new Norwegian TV series in which Russia occupies the Nordic country and takes control of its oil fields has been described by Russia's Foreign Ministry as being "in the worst traditions of the Cold War" and representing a "non-existent threat from the east." The series is to be launched by the largest Norwegian independent television channel TV2, the local media outlet LO News reports. Events in the TV show evolve around the invasion of Norway by the Russian army backed by the European Union after environmental radicals come to power in the Scandinavian country and stop its...
  • Nearly $100K Raised for Syrian Father Seen in Viral Photo Cadling Daughter

    08/28/2015 10:46:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    "When [Abdul] heard the amount, he just broke down and started crying," Simonarson said. "He was so thankful and he kept saying, 'thank you for all your generosity,'" Gissur Simonarson, the man who took the photo, said.Heartbroken readers around the world have made a definitive statement after seeing a viral photo circulated on the Internet this week -- showing a Syrian father selling pens in the streets of Beirut while cradling his sleeping daughter. And that statement so far has nearly six digits in it. A Norwegian activist named Gissur Simonarson came face-to-face with the refugee on Tuesday. With...
  • Snowden Warned Norway He faced Death in US

    08/29/2015 12:31:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Aug 2015
    NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warned Norway that he faced a possible death sentence if returned to the United States in the extradition request he made in 2012. Snowden may get freedom prize at border (28 Aug 15) US asked Norway to arrest Edward Snowden (27 Aug 15) I believe thatit is unlikely that I would receive a fair trial or proper treatment prior to the trial, and face the possibility of life imprisonment, and even death, he wrote in the extradition letter, a copy of which has been obtained by Norway's NRK channel. The letter was sent by fax to...
  • Festival in Oslo Rejects Film by Roy Zafrani, Citing Cultural Boycott of Israel

    08/23/2015 5:29:28 AM PDT · by P.O.E. · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/1915 | JOHN ANDERSON
    Israeli-Norwegian relations have hardly been a flash point in the troubled history of the Middle East. But a programming decision last week by a film festival in Oslo to reject a film simply for its Israeli-ness may have opened a new chapter in the boycott movement against Israel.
  • Missing Norwegian girls in Turkey found after 4 days with black-dyed hair

    08/12/2015 5:25:26 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 29 replies
    Hrriyet ^ | August/12/2015
    Two Norwegian teenage girls missing for four days in the Mediterranean province of Antalya have been found in neighboring Mersin province - with their hair dyed black. Mia Emilie Haugen, 15, arrived in Turkey to visit her mother who lives in Antalyas Alanya district. Mia and her friend Ida Marie Norland, 15, who was also vacationing in Alanya, went missing after arranging to meet on Aug. 8. Four days after the girls went missing, police received a call around 5 a.m. from a coffee shop employee who thought the behavior of two teenage customers was suspicious. Policemen arrived at the...
  • Norway Starts School for Vikings

    08/07/2015 3:16:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    A Norwegian further education college is starting a programme for want-to-be Vikings where students will learn essential Viking crafts, such as sword forging, jewellery making, and roof thatching. During the course at Seljord Folkehgskule 150km west of Oslo, students -- many inspired by TV series such as Game of Thrones -- will celebrate even celebrate the Norse rituals of the year, going so far as to make animal sacrifices during the winter feast. We see a large number of applicants who have applied for different reasons," the school's principal, Arve Husby, told Norwegian broadcaster NRK. "Some have become interested through...
  • Mystery pooper targeting holes of Norwegian golf course

    07/30/2015 12:04:02 PM PDT · by Theoria · 81 replies
    UPI ^ | 25 July 2015 | Ben Hooper
    The groundskeeper of a Norwegian golf course said a mystery pooper targeting course holes must be a man "because the poos are too massive to be from a woman." Kenneth Tennfjord, groundskeeper at the Stavanger Golf Club, said he has been finding human feces and toilet paper in course holes since 2005. "He has a couple of favorite holes," Tennfjord told the Rogaland Avis newspaper. "And we know it is a man because the poos are too massive to be from a woman." "He poos only on weekdays. On weekends I have never found poo on the golf course," Tennfjord...
  • Iraq confirms its pilot died in Arizona military plane crash

    06/26/2015 3:03:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    BAGHDAD (AP) The body of an Iraqi pilot whose military plane crashed during a training mission in the United States has been found at the crash site, Iraqs Defense Ministry said on Friday, as violence continues to strike around the capital, Baghdad.
  • Iraqi brigadier general flying F-16 that crashed near Douglas

    06/26/2015 3:06:49 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 16 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | June 25, 2015 | Curt Prendergast
    An Iraqi pilot who has been training in the United States for four years was flying an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft that crashed in southern Arizona, a spokesman for the Iraqi defense minister said Thursday. "We have no word yet on his fate or the reason behind the crash," Brig. Gen. Tahseen Ibrahim told The Associated Press. "We are in contact with the Americans to get more details." Ibrahim confirmed the pilot is Brig. Gen. Rafid Mohammed Hassan. The fighter crashed about 8 p.m. Wednesday in grassland some five miles away from the Douglas airport during a night training mission,...
  • Russia has rehearsed an invasion of SCANDINAVIA .. claims US security report

    06/26/2015 12:23:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/26/15 | Kate Pickles
    A mock invasion of Sweden and Norway has been carried out by 33,000 Russian troops, a US security think tank has claimed. Tens of thousands of soldiers rehearsed a military takeover of Swedish and Norwegian territory near the Baltic Sea in March, security expert Edward Lucas said in a report for the US-based Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). The exercise also simulated the invasion of other areas including the Danish island of Bornholm, Finland's Swedish-speaking land islands, and northern Norway, according to the report, The Coming Storm.
  • Tooji coming out video 'gross misuse of church'

    06/09/2015 9:43:30 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 16 replies ^ | 8 June 2015 | Staff
    Norwegian Eurovision star Tooji has come out in scandalous style, releasing a video shot inside an Oslo church in which he has steamy sex with a male priest in front of both altar and shocked congregation. The Bishop of Oslo, Ole Christian Kvarme, on Monday condemned the video as totally unacceptable and a gross misuse of the church, accusing the videos producers of misinforming the church about the videos contents. My new video Father is Out, and so am I! Tooji Keshtar, 28, said as he released the video on YouTube on Monday. In the song and video, called the...
  • UN quota refugees had terror links: Norway PST

    06/03/2015 5:20:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 1 replies
    The Local ^ | 6-2-15 | The Local
    Several refugees sent to Norway under the UNs quota system turned out to have close links to the terror groups Islamic State (IS) and the al-Nusra Front, Norways Police Security Service (PST) has revealed. According to the service, between five and ten of the 1,000 Syrians chosen to go to Norway by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), were discovered to have links to the one of the two terror groups. Unfortunately, there are some who try to exploit and abuse the refugee agency, Police Superintendent Svein Erik Molstad told Norways Dagbladet newspaper. We have discovered more quota...
  • Beautiful Mind Mathematician John Nash Replaced Einsteins Theory Of Relativity Days Before Death

    06/01/2015 12:19:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 30, 2015 | Tara West
    John Forbes Nash Jr. was a mathematical genius who had his life chronicled in the movie A Beautiful Mind. One of Nashs colleagues says that just days before he died in a New York taxi cab accident, he had discussed his latest and possibly most brilliant discovery to date. Mathematician Cdric Villan says that Nash told him that he had replaced Einsteins Theory of Relativity and that the new equation would further explain quantum gravity. The Daily Mail reports that on May 20, 2015, just three days before the tax cab accident that would take his life, Nash spoke to...
  • What Sanders Says Socialism Would Look Like in U.S. If He Won Presidency

    05/11/2015 8:44:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 5/10/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Noting that hes perhaps the most progressive member of the United States Senate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) described today how, as president, he would do socialism in America. When we talk about Democratic socialism, I think it is important to realize that there are countries around the world, like Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, who have had social democratic governments on and off for many, many years. And we can learn a whole lot from some of those countries, the 2016 Democratic presidential contender said on CBS this morning. For example, the United States is the only major country on earth...
  • Look who's standing up to jihadis!

    05/09/2015 6:42:47 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    Norway is one of the most politically correct countries on earth, so this, via Eugene Volokh, caught me by surprise: The Local [Norway] reports: Norway has scrapped its longstanding blasphemy law, meaning it is now legal to mock the beliefs of others, in a direct response to Januarys brutal attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The proposal to rush through the change [originally voted on in 2009, but delayed for technical reasons since then,] was made in February by Conservative MP Anders B. Werp and Progress Party MP Jan Arild Ellingsen, who argued that the law underpins a...
  • Climate drives 'new era' in Arctic Ocean

    05/04/2015 2:11:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 4, 2015 | by David Shukman
    Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to "a new era", according to Norwegian scientists. A switch from a permanent cover of thick ice will have far-reaching implications, they say. The Norwegian Polar Institute has been mounting an expedition to the Arctic Ocean during the year's coldest months. The director of the institute, Jan-Gunnar Wanker, said that measuring what happens in the winter was vital to improving scenarios for future climate change. "A new era has entered, we are going from old ice to young ice, thinner ice and the climate models...
  • Leading Norwegian politician joins climate skeptics

    05/01/2015 9:16:08 AM PDT · by all the best · 11 replies
    Watt's Up With That ^ | Eric Worrall
    Norways finance minister, who is also leader of the right wing Progress Party, stated in a press interview that she is skeptical that humans are causing climate change. According to ABC News; Norways finance minister says she doubts that global warming is man-made, seemingly contradicting the countrys official position in U.N. climate talks. In an on-camera interview posted on the Aftenposten newspapers website on Tuesday, Siv Jensen answered no to a question about whether she was convinced that climate change was caused by humans. Asked to clarify whether she was in doubt about man-made warming, she said yes. Jensen, who...
  • Norway first country to switch off FM radio.

    04/20/2015 9:54:18 AM PDT · by Auslander154 · 33 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/20/2015 | Roxborough, Scott
    First it was Net Neutrality; will the demise of FM radio come next ? Norway will be switching off FM radio as of 2017 as part of its transition to digital airwaves, DAB. Norway will save $25 million without the FM spectrum making it possible to add 20 or more "national" stations to its digital offerings. Other Scandinavian countries as well as the UK are planning to abandon FM by 2022. For the consumer it means having to buy a new DAB radio which will no doubt soon be given free by Dear Leader along with your phone, toaster and...
  • Norway to become first nation in world to shut down FM radio

    04/19/2015 11:41:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies ^ | Apr 20, 2015 | CNN
    Video may have killed the radio star, but in Norway it's digital that's killing FM radio for good. In two years' time, the Scandinavian nation is slated to become the first in the world to phase out radio entirely.
  • The End Of FM Radio Is Coming For Norways Radio Stations In 2017

    04/19/2015 5:27:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Inquisitr News ^ | April 19, 2015
    2017 will see the end of FM Radio in Norway, as the European country has set a date for the switch-off of their FM radio stations. The Norwegian parliament set the stage for the end of the broadcast spectrums use in 2011 with the digitization mandate issued by the Storting. The shut down of the FM bands will be implemented region by region. The Ministry of Culture in Norway made the decision public on Thursday, bringing the end of FM radio broadcasting in the country.
  • Sixth extinction, rivaling that of the dinosaurs, should join the big five, scientists say

    04/16/2015 10:10:24 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 25 replies
    American Association for the Advancement of Science ^ | 16 April 2015 5:15 pm | Eric Hand
    Earth has seen its share of catastrophes, the worst being the big five mass extinctions scientists traditionally talk about. Now, paleontologists are arguing that a sixth extinction, 260 million years ago, at the end of a geological age called the Capitanian, deserves to be a member of the exclusive club. In a new study, they offer evidence for a massive die-off in shallow, cool waters in what is now Norway. That finding, combined with previous evidence of extinctions in tropical waters, means that the Capitanian was a global catastrophe. Its the first time we can say this is a true...
  • Rare coin find stuns historians

    07/19/2004 11:51:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 711+ views
    Ananova ^ | 2004 | editors
    A man with a metal detector has unearthed a Roman bronze coin so rare it bears the face of a mystery emperor who "ruled" Britain for a matter of days... It bears the face of Emperor Domitianus and is only the second coin ever found which bears the image of the self-proclaimed ruler of Britain and France in 271AD. A similar coin was found in France 100 years ago but until now its uniqueness had meant both Emperor Domitianus and the coin were dismissed as a hoax. Historians say the British discovery confirms the French find is genuine and...