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Arctic 'doomsday' food vault welcomes millionth seed variety

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OSLO A vault in the Arctic built to preserve seeds for rice, wheat and other food staples contains one million varieties with the addition on Tuesday of specimens grown by Cherokee Indians and the estate of Britain's Prince Charles. | Video

'Doomsday' food vault in the Arctic to welcome one millionth crop seed variety

25 Feb 2020

OSLO, Feb 25 A vault in the Arctic built to preserve seeds for rice, wheat and other food staples will contain one million varieties with the addition on Tuesday of specimens grown by Cherokee Indians and the estate of Britain's Prince Charles.

Auschwitz survivor returns to death camp for final time

28 Jan 2020

OSWIECIM, Poland/TRONDHEIM, Norway Edith Notowicz first saw Nazi SS doctor Josef Mengele when she arrived at the Auschwitz extermination camp in May 1944, after several days crammed into a cattle train so packed that by journey's end she and her family had to sit on the dead.

Auschwitz survivor returns to death camp for final time

28 Jan 2020

OSWIECIM, Poland/TRONDHEIM, Norway Edith Notowicz first saw Nazi SS doctor Josef Mengele when she arrived at the Auschwitz extermination camp in May 1944, after several days crammed into a cattle train so packed that by journey's end she and her family had to sit on the dead.

No snow in winter? Norwegians make it instead

24 Jan 2020

OSLO Children slip by on their cross-country skis, skidding around on artificial snow sprayed out onto on the otherwise bare ground by six huge blowing machines in Norway's Oestmarka forest.

UPDATE 2-Norway keeps rates on hold, maintains outlook

23 Jan 2020

OSLO, Jan 23 Norway's central bank kept its key policy interest rate on hold at 1.5% on Thursday, in line with forecasts, and said the economy was developing largely as expected as global risks slightly softened.

Equinor, Rosneft to develop Arctic oilfield in joint investment

23 Dec 2019

OSLO/MOSCOW Russia's Rosneft and Norway's Equinor have agreed details on how to develop an Arctic Siberian onshore oilfield, they said on Monday, their first joint investment since agreeing a strategic partnership in 2012.

Norway picks wind power sceptic as oil minister amid Arctic drilling debate

18 Dec 2019

OSLO Norway made an outspoken right-wing lawmaker who once called wind turbines "white monsters" its oil and energy minister on Wednesday, as the government debates updating rules for petroleum industry activity in its Arctic waters.

UPDATE 3-Norway picks wind power sceptic as oil minister amid Arctic drilling debate

18 Dec 2019

* Cabinet to debate drilling in Arctic (Adds quotes from Listhaug)

Ethiopia PM should talk to media when collecting Peace Prize - Nobel committee

05 Dec 2019

OSLO/ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will not talk to the news media when he is in Oslo next week to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, drawing rare criticism from the award committee, which says a free and independent press is vital.

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