Racism row mars Norwegian music awards

Racism row mars Norwegian music awards

Norwegian singer Lars Erik Blokkhus angered audience members and TV viewers on Saturday night with an ill-judged remark he made while picking up an award from two black artists at the national music awards.

Norway oil production to shrink in 2012

Norway oil production to shrink in 2012

Oil output in Norway, one of the world's leading exporters of the black gold, is expected to fall further this year following a 5.6-percent drop in 2011, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Monday.

Let cops wear Muslim headscarves: committee

Let cops wear Muslim headscarves: committee

A government-appointed committee is set to make recommendations that will allow police and judges in Norway to wear clothing and personal effects with religious overtones, including the Muslim hijab.

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UN in contact with kidnapped Norwegian

The United Nations is in contact with a Norwegian UN worker kidnapped in Yemen and is negotiating his release with the tribe responsible for his abduction, a UN spokesman said Sunday.