One in three work-aged adults, the most in the world, is on some sort of sick leave or disability pension in Norway, according to numbers that ended up in the national budget announced this week.
Helped by global warming, Norway’s near monopoly on the stuff of fish’n'chips is about to grow.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, her compatriot and "peace warrior" Leymah Gbowee and Yemen's Arab Spring activist Tawakkul Karman won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a nod to women's empowerment.
Africa's first democratically elected woman president, cyber activists who helped bring about the Arab Spring uprising or maybe the European Union? Speculation ahead of Friday's Nobel Peace Prize announcement is rife.
The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize will be seen as a unifying choice and will be less controversial than last year's award, the head of the prize committee said Thursday, a day before the announcement.