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  • n  a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905
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  • Norway gives 29 companies Arctic oil, gas licenses
    Norway gives 29 companies Arctic oil, gas licenses Statoil, which won licenses to participate in seven explorations with permits to operate three of them, said in April it had made a "significant" new find of oil in the North Sea, estimated at between 40 million and 150 million recoverable barrels.
    June 15, 2013 -
  • Norway bill backs military service for all
    OSLO, Norway - Mandatory military service in Norway should in the future be extended to all citizens, regardless of gender, according to a resolution backed by a broad majority in the country's parliament Friday.
    June 15, 2013 - Portland Press Herald
  • Norway becomes first NATO country to draft women into military
    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's parliament voted overwhelmingly on Friday to conscript women into its armed forces, becoming the first European and first NATO country to make military service compulsory for both genders. "Rights and duties should be the same for all," said Labor lawmaker Laila Gustavsen, a supporter of the bill. "The armed forces need access to the best resources, regardless of gender ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • George Howarth in Market Rasen Today
    One of those calling for a leadership contest, former minister George Howarth, told BBC2 Newsnight that Mr Brown was more unpopular than any PM "since Neville Chamberlain after Hitler invaded Norway" in 1940, adding: "We can't allow that...
  • Herman Lindqvist in The Associated Press
    The three most democratic countries in Europe, the most egalitarian, are Sweden, Norway and Denmark and all of them are monarchies,Lindqvist says. "That shows it works perfectly and that even the most modern of democracies can have...
  • Jens Stoltenberg in
    Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, described the events as "the most serious arrests of this kind that have ever been made in Norway."

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