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Australia World Cup preparations off to bad start in Norway

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Bert van Marwijk's stint in charge of Australia got off to a bad start Friday as his side squandered a lead and lost 4-1 to Norway, a team that failed to qualify for the World Cup. Van Marwijk, who was appointed coach in January specifically for the tournament in Russia, was hope

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-23 20:24:27

Bert van Marwijk’s debut ends in defeat as Norway thrash Australia

Tom Rogic of Australia looks on after the fourth goal goes in during the match between Norway and Australia. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images The reign of new Australia coach Bert van Marwijk got off to a stuttering start in Oslo, the Socceroos battered 4-1 by a bullish Norway, sunk thanks t

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-23 19:40:42

Norway's wealth fund cautions Hong Kong against dual-class shares

March 23 (Reuters) - The Hong Kong stock exchange needs to introduce additional measures to protect minority shareholders rights if it allows the listing of shares with unequal voting rights, including putting a time limit on them, Norway's sovereign wealth fund said on Friday. Last December, the H

REUTERS - 2018-03-23 18:26:38

Norway proposes bill to ban full-face veils in education

OSLO (Reuters) - The Norwegian government proposed on Friday a nationwide ban on the wearing of full-face veils, such as the burqa and the niqab, in universities, schools, and kindergartens. France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria have all imposed restrictions on

REUTERS - 2018-03-23 14:32:07

Norway subject to U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will be subject to the new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, the Nordic country's foreign minister said on Friday, calling on her American counterparts to remedy the situation. U.S. President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Thursday to impose tariffs on products such a

REUTERS - 2018-03-23 10:14:09

NORWEGIAN STOCKS-Oslo shares drop, Norway not exempted from U.S. tariffs

OSLO, March 23 (Reuters) - ** Norwegian shares traded down on Friday. ** Oslo's benchmark index fell -1.22 percent, or -9.68 points, to 785.40 points and was down by -2.38 percent year-to-date. ** The broader Oslo All Share Index was down 1.15 percent. ** Oslo Bourse is tracking global bourses d

REUTERS - 2018-03-23 09:37:49

Return to the Future: Lillehammer explores another Olympics

TOKYO (AP) - The Norwegian ski resort of Lillehammer, site of the popular 1994 Winter Olympics, could be in the running to host again. Gerhard Heiberg, who headed the 1994 Lillehammer Games, told The Associated Press the resort would like to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics but said 2030 seems more

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-23 09:12:09

Norwegian tech employs 'artificial magma' to stifle Alberta gas-well leaks

New technologies employing brute force as well as artificial volcanic action are being developed to better seal thousands of inactive oil and gas wells in Canada that are leaking methane, a greenhouse gas with an outsized impact on global warming. The technology is advancing as federal and provincia

GLOBE AND MAIL - 2018-03-22 20:32:33

Norway plans to buy electric planes, mimicking green car success

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway said on Thursday it wants to buy electric passenger planes in the coming years to help slow climate change, building on its success with big tax breaks that have made it the world leader in electric car sales. State firm Avinor, which runs 45 airports in Norway, said the com

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 18:19:16

Norway adopts EU energy rules, averting break with bloc

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's parliament approved the adoption of European Union energy rules on Thursday, over the objections of some center-left parties, allowing the EU outsider to remain a full member of EU markets, the leader of the parliament said on Thursday. The center-right minority government

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 18:22:22

Oil producer Norway calls in mediator to avert strikes

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian employers and labor unions failed to reach a deal in initial wage talks on Thursday, union sources told Reuters, leaving it up to a state-appointed mediator to avert widespread strikes that risk impacting output in western Europe's biggest crude producer. Negotiations wil

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 16:03:36

A Big Concern in Norway, a Country Now Ruled by Women: Male Anger

Political power in Norway is dominated by women. They hold the office of the prime minister, the finance minister, the foreign minister and the speaker of parliament. "It's not a female conspiracy," says Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Even by Scandinavian chart-topping standards for gender equality, N

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-22 15:10:43

'Kayaktivists' Board Rig Set to Drill Arctic

Peaceful "kayaktivists" from Greenpeace Norway boarded a Statoil-contracted rig set to drill two Arctic wells this year. Two people boarded the rig at the Skipavik yard on Norway's west coast Thursday morning and have requested a meeting with the rig's captain. Another 10 activists are in the w

ECOWATCH.COM - 2018-03-22 15:37:01

World's top wealth fund says opposed Musk's $2.6 billion pay deal

OSLO (Reuters) - The world's largest sovereign wealth fund opposed Elon Musk's potential $2.6 billion payout from electric carmaker Tesla (TSLA.O), the fund said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: SpaceX founder Elon Musk pauses at a press conference following the first launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 10:52:11

Greenpeace boards rig due to drill for Statoil in Arctic

OSLO (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists have boarded a rig that was due to sail to the Arctic to drill prospects on behalf of oil firm Statoil, the environmental group said on Thursday. Greenpeace activists hold banners as they sail near an oil rig that was due to sail to the Arctic to drill prospect

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 11:34:08

Norway's wealth fund opposed Tesla chief's stock option plan

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, opposed Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk's compensation package in Wednesday's shareholder vote, the fund said on its website. Owners of the electric car company approved the compensation package, potentially worth

CNBC - 2018-03-22 10:12:19

Norway home building permits rose 2.1 pct in Feb -Statistics Norway

March 22, 2018 / 7:07 AM / Updated an hour ago OSLO, March 22 (Reuters) - Norway's home building permits rose by 2.1 percent seasonally adjusted in February from January, Statistics Norway said on Thursday. For the last 12 months there was a 6.9 percent decline compared to the previous 12-month per

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 07:04:16

Norway's Wealth Fund Voted Against Musk's $2.6 Billion Award

Norway's $1 trillion fund voted against granting Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk stock options valued at $2.6 billion. The world's biggest wealth fund was in the minority, as investors holding a majority of the shares that were voted at Wednesday's special meeting in Fremont, Californi

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-22 06:48:43

EU migration boost public coffers in most of Europe: study

LONDON (Reuters) - Migrant European Union workers have boosted the public finances in most countries in Europe, chief among them Switzerland, Cyprus, Norway and Belgium, according to an academic study published on Thursday. Those four countries experienced the biggest benefit as they received propo

REUTERS - 2018-03-22 01:06:24

DIARY-Top Economic Events to April 27

------------------------------ This Diary is filed daily. ------------------------------ THURSDAY, MARCH 22 LONDON - Bank of England Deputy Governor Dave Ramsden gives speech at HM Treasury annual fintech conference - 1700 GMT. BRUSSELS - Participation by the ECB President Mario Draghi in the Europ