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Brazil makes progress on saving forests, Indonesia risks setbacks - report

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OSLO - Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia's plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report commissioned by top forest aid donor Norway said on Monday.

Norway's closely watched prostitution ban works, study finds

OSLO - Norway's ban on buying sex has reduced human trafficking and has not increased violence against women, as some had feared, a study commissioned by the government said.

World, 11 Aug 2014

FACTBOX - Russia's latest food import bans over Western sanctions

MOSCOW - Russia will ban fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, fish, milk and dairy imports from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a government meeting on Thursday.

World, 07 Aug 2014

Russia bans fruit, veg, meat, fish, dairy imports from U.S., EU

MOSCOW - Russia will ban fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the United States, the European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a government meeting on Thursday.

Top News, World, Business, 07 Aug 2014

Norway says Islamist militants planning attack in West have left Syria

OSLO - A group of militant Islamists planning to carry out attacks in the West is on its way from Syria, possibly heading towards Norway, police said on Friday.

World, Syria, 25 Jul 2014

Islamists may be planning imminent attack in Norway - police

OSLO - Militant Islamists with ties to Syria may be planning an attack in Norway, the head of the Norwegian police intelligence service said on Thursday.

World, Syria 24 Jul 2014

Kristoff wins again as Bauer suffers heartbreak on stage 15

NIMES - Norway's Alexander Kristoff claimed his second Tour de France victory when he won a bunch sprint to take Sunday's 15th stage after the peloton reined in the day's breakaway in the final straight.

Top News, 21 Jul 2014

Telenor files for full ownership of India unit

REUTERS - Norwegian telecoms group Telenor on Friday said it has sought the Indian government's approval to invest 7.8 billion rupees ($131.03 million) to acquire 100 percent stake in its Indian mobile services unit, Uninor.

Business, 13 Jun 2014

Human zoo hopes to challenge Norway's image on racism

OSLO - Displaying 80 people in a human zoo in Oslo's most elegant park, two artists hope their "Congo Village" display will help erase what they say is Norwegian's collective amnesia about racism.

World, 17 May 2014

Switzerland, Norway are world's most expensive economies

WASHINGTON - Switzerland and Norway are the world's most expensive economies, followed by Bermuda, Australia and Denmark, according to a new ranking by the World Bank.

Business, World, 30 Apr 2014

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