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  • 15,000 Protest Norwegian Govt's Removal of Children From Christian Parents Over 'Spankings''

    02/02/2016 8:43:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/02/2016 | Samuel Smith
    As many as 15,000 supporters rallied at protests held in eight cities around the globe on Saturday to continue putting pressure on the Norwegian government to release five Romanian Pentecostal children who were removed from their parents based on abuse allegations. As previously reported by The Christian Post, the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were removed from their parents' custody last Nov. 16 after the principal from the school the Bodnarius' two daughters attended notified authorities of her concern that the children were being spanked by their parents at home as a form of discipline. All five children,...
  • TV drama depicting Russian invasion premieres in Norway

    01/30/2016 4:06:49 PM PST · by SampleMan · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct. 2, 2015 | David Crouch
    Norwegian thriller Occupied has been condemned by Moscow and is likely to tap into fears in Scandinavian countries of Russian aggression EXCERPT
  • European Governments Ignoring Security Warnings?

    01/30/2016 10:29:34 AM PST · by cutty · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 30, 2016 | Judith Bergman
    We are importing Islamic extremism, Arab anti-Semitism, national and ethnic conflicts of other peoples, as well as a different understanding of society and law. - From a leaked German intelligence document. The mayor of Molenbeek, Belgium ignored a list she received, one month prior to the Paris attacks, "with the names and addresses of more than 80 people suspected as Islamic militants living in her area," according to the New York Times. "What was I supposed to do about them? It is not my job to track possible terrorists," Mayor Schepmans said. In October 2015, Andrew Parker, director general of...
  • Norway's Biggest Bank Calls For Nation to Stop Using Cash

    01/24/2016 2:55:00 PM PST · by EBH · 74 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 1/22/2016 | Abigail Abrams
    The largest bank in Norway has called for the country to stop using cash, the Local reported Friday. This comes as the latest move in a country that has been leading the global charge toward electronic money in recent years, with several banks already not offering cash in their branch offices and some industries seeking to cut back on paper currency. DNB, the bank with the proposal, has said eliminating the use of cash would cut down on black market sales and crimes such as money laundering. "Today, there is approximately 50 billion kroner in circulation and [the country's central...
  • Revealed: Who's funding Israel's far-left?

    01/21/2016 2:35:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 1/21/2016, 3:48 PM | Ari Yashar
    As radical leftist NGOs continue to garner attention for their politicized impact on public discourse, Jerusalem-based research institute NGO Monitor this week released a database revealing just where they get their massive funds from. [...] A staggering total of over 261 million shekels ($66 million) was received by the 27 NGOs in the course of the two years, and of that amount 65% - consisting of nearly 170 million shekels - came from foreign governments. Another 34%, nearly 89 million shekels, was raked in from private donors and foundations, while the last 1%, over two-and-a-half million shekels, came from unclear...
  • Norway Seizes Christian Children From Parents [John 15 - World Loves Islam, Hates Christianity]

    01/17/2016 1:27:45 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    CP World ^ | 1/16/2016 | Katherine Weber
    International protests are being planned throughout the month of January after the Norwegian government removed five children from their Christian parents under accusations of "religious indoctrination." Protests are planned for the rest of January in the Czech Republic, Latvia, Austria, Romania, Spain, Ireland, India, Poland, and Australia, along with several other countries to speak out against the recent separation of five Christian children from their parents at the hands of government officials. In November 2015, Norway's child welfare services, known as Barnevernet, removed five children, including three sons and two daughters, from parents Ruth and Marius Bodnariu, residents of Naustdal...
  • Norway tells refugees to get on their bikes back to Russia

    01/14/2016 7:40:01 AM PST · by McGruff · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 14, 2015 | Alec Luhn
    Norway has said it will send refugees back across its Arctic border with Russia on bicycles. About 5,500 people, most of them Syrians, cycled through the Arctic Circle Storskog crossing in 2015 to take advantage of a loophole in border rules: while Russia does not allow people to cross on foot and Norway does not let in drivers carrying people without documents, bicycles are permitted at both ends. The Norwegian national police directorate said it was trying to avoid sending the refugees back on bicycles, but it has ordered that two-wheelers ditched after the crossing "be gathered up for use...
  • Three Year Old Boy ‘Gang Raped’ at Norway Asylum Centre

    01/13/2016 7:00:06 AM PST · by detective · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Nick Hallett
    A three-year-old migrant has allegedly been raped by multiple people at an asylum centre in the Norwegian city of Stavanger. Police are investigating the incident amid claims the boy was abused in the shared common area of the asylum centre, possibly within view of many people.
  • The Depraved Leading the Morally Bankrupt (sex ed for Muslim migrants to Norway)

    01/10/2016 2:37:59 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    The Remnant ^ | January 9, 2016 | Hilary White
    Norway offering sex ed for Islamic migrants I must admit I laughed yesterday to read an article from the New York Times saying that Norwegian "refugee" officials had, rather tentatively and with many apologies, launched "training sessions" for their Islamic migrants in European standards of sexual behaviour. This was admitted to be an effort to try to teach them "right from wrong." Cynic that I am, my first thought was, "Do you know?" I suppose it requires the point of view of a traditionally-minded Catholic to see the bizarre irony of the morally bankrupt European secularists preaching their deranged version...
  • Boom: Explosive Growth in Number of Catholics Requires New Cathedral in Norway

    01/07/2016 4:20:45 AM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Aletelia ^ | January 6, 2016 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    This is a nice problem to have to solve.Details (via Google translate): With faulty acoustics and its 200 seats, the former cathedral of St. Olav, consecrated in 1973 no longer met the needs of the Catholic community in Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city.While in 1973 there were only 500 Catholics in the city and its surroundings, they are now more than 6,000, arrived with the oil boom and economic prosperity. The city also has a technical university that attracts foreign students and researchers. “Today there are more than 25% of Norwegian origin” among registered Catholics in the diocese of...
  • Police in Norway proclaim 'Oslo is lost'

    01/05/2016 8:38:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/05/2016 | Carol Brown
    Gronland is a district in Oslo, Norway, very close to Parliament.  Per a Poqari News report, the area looks like “Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one.”  The situation has devolved to such a point that the police in Gronland have declared: “Oslo is lost.” Gronland’s been on track to join the caliphate for a while.  A little over two years ago, Muslims in Gronland were pushing for it to become part of the Islamic State. Poqari News reports that Norway (and all of Europe) is no longer recognizable as such, that women are routinely raped, men are...
  • Norway Begins Adoption Process for 5 Children Seized From Christian Parents

    01/03/2016 12:11:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/03/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Norwegian child services have begun the adoption process for five children who were seized from a Romanian Pentecostal family in November after concerns were expressed about the parents' Christian faith, the family says. As previously reported by The Christian Post, the five children of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu were seized by the Barnevernet (Norway's child services agency) on Nov. 16 after the principal of the middle school their two oldest daughters attend cited concerns about the children's religious upbringing and how the parents were teaching their kids that God punishes sin. Although the principal only asked the Barnevernet to offer...
  • Norway: Oslo Police: “We Have Lost the City”

    12/31/2015 3:39:47 PM PST · by Twotone · 99 replies
    Poqari News ^ | Dec. 31, 2015 | Admin
    The article below is about the apocalyptic level of culturally-enriched violence in Gronland, a district of the city of Oslo. Gronland is only two subway stops from the Parliament, and one from the Central Station, fairly close to the government offices that were bombed by Breivik.
  • Norway offering classes to teach refugees it’s wrong to rape women

    12/23/2015 4:22:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/23/15 | Robert Laurie
    Completely voluntary of course. One of the unfortunate side effects of importing over a million (mostly male) refugees from a misogynist third world hell-hole is that their views of women have a tendency to be ...archaic. We’re not talking about a “woman’s place is in the home” level of chauvinism, either. This is more of a “women are property” mindset. With that comes widespread issues of violence and sexual abuse. So Norway is offering asylum seekers a course, in which they will be challenged to master difficult concepts like “rape is wrong.”
  • Norway now offering formal instruction to refugees that rape is wrong

    12/21/2015 12:50:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    Good advice not just for national policy but for life in general: If you find yourself in the company of someone who needs it carefully explained to them that rape is wrong, you’re probably better off not trying to cultivate that acquaintance.Actual quote from a supervisor at the asylum center offering the course: With training, new arrivals will "at least know the difference between right and wrong." As a Twitter pal said, what would the “precautionary principle” tell us to do about immigration in a situation like this? A course manual sets out a simple rule that all asylum...
  • Norway Offers Migrants a Lesson in How to Treat Women

    12/20/2015 7:43:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 12/19/15 | ANDREW HIGGINS
    SANDNES, Norway - When he first arrived in Europe, Abdu Osman Kelifa, a Muslim asylum seeker from the Horn of Africa, was shocked to see women in skimpy clothes drinking alcohol and kissing in public. Back home, he said, only prostitutes do that, and in locally made movies couples "only hug but never kiss." **SNIP** Henry Ove Berg, who was Stavanger's police chief during the spike in rape cases, said he supported providing migrants sex education because "people from some parts of the world have never seen a girl in a miniskirt, only in a burqa." When they get to...
  • Hundreds of migrants arriving in Norway had mobile phones containing images of executions

    12/14/2015 4:56:24 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    Hundreds of asylum-seekers entering Norway were discovered to have images of ‘executions’ and ‘severed heads’ on their mobile phones. The revelation comes amid heightened fears that ISIS is exploiting the migrant crisis to smuggle fighters into Europe, following last month’s attacks in Paris. Police admitted that the ‘explosion’ of refugees crossing into the country over the summer and in recent months meant that security checks were less thorough than required, and weren’t checking the background of those entering the country. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3359901/Hundreds-migrants-arriving-Norway-mobile-phones-containing-images-executions-severed-heads-dead-children-police-reveal.html#ixzz3uLYYe4UG Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Norway Offers to Pay Refugees to Leave: “$9,300 Dollars And Free Flights Home”

    12/10/2015 10:30:13 AM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    SHTFplan ^ | 12-10-2015 | Mac Slavo
    Mac Slavo December 10, 2015 Frustrated with the influx of migrant refugees from Syria, Somalia and other war-torn countries in the region, Norway is leading a new path against the cultural invasion of Europe. Rather than make empty promises to its citizens about better policies, the Scandanavian nation frequently rated as having the highest standard of living in the world is paying out money for asylum seekers to avert a lengthy bureaucratic wait and just leave instead: As Fox News reports: "A family with two children is eligible for up to $9,300 dollars – and free flights home, the Norwegian...
  • Norway Offers Free Flights and Cash for Refugees to Leave Country

    12/09/2015 10:37:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/09/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    Norway's conservative government is now offering refugees seeking asylum there a free flight home plus more than $9,000 in cash if they choose to go back to their home country. And the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration told government broadcaster NRK that more than 900 asylum seekers facing long family reunification waiting times, barriers to taking work and starting education programs, have already opted to take the offer and run. "They thought that when they came to Norway they would get protection rather quickly. And that they would have the opportunity to work or take an education — and maybe even...
  • Norway: Christian Family Gets 5 Children Taken Away by Gov't for Teaching God Punishes Sin

    12/06/2015 7:20:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/04/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Child welfare services in Norway have reportedly removed five Christian children from their parents' home and placed them into foster care after the parents were accused of radicalizing and indoctrinating their children with Christianity. According to the British-based Christian Institute, Norway's child protection services, known as the Barnevernet, seized the three sons and two daughters of Ruth and Marius Bodnariu in mid-November. Although the family wasn't quite sure at the time why their children were being taken away from them, their lawyer discovered that the parents were being charged with Christian indoctrination. The family's ordeal began on Nov. 16 when...
  • Children Seized from Parents on Charges of ‘Christian Indoctrination’ in Norway

    12/03/2015 3:21:10 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 11 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 12/3/15 | Heather Clark
    A Christian couple in Norway have reportedly become embroiled in a battle with social services after their five children were removed on charges that included “Christian radicalization and indoctrination.” On Nov. 16, Norway’s child welfare services, the Barnevernet, seized Marius and Ruth Bodnariu’s two daughters, two sons and their baby, Ezekiel. The two eldest children were reportedly removed from school without their parents knowledge, and then Barnevarnet representatives arrived with police at the Bodnariu home, where welfare services seized the remaining children, minus the baby. The organization returned the following day and removed the infant as well after the family...
  • The cross has to go before the asylum seekers arrive

    11/27/2015 12:29:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    Speisa ^ | 11/27/15
    Christian camps being offered as shelter for asylum seekers are told by the authorities to remove all Christian symbols. Due to the large influx of asylum seekers to Norway, UDI (Immigration authorities) has found it necessary to lodge asylum seekers in more places than ordinary reception centres. The Norwegian Missionary Society (NMS), operates several Christian camp sites, which they offer to rent to UDI. UDI says yes please, but on one condition. All Christian symbols must be removed before the asylum seekers can move in, says UDI, according to the newspaper Dagen. - We want the accommodation offered to be...
  • When Sweden shut its doors it killed the dream of European sanctuary

    11/27/2015 1:52:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 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 · 11 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 Star.com ^ | 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
    theguardian.com ^ | 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
    Oilprice.com ^ | 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 · 37 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...