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Oil workers’ strike costs ‘$33 million a day’

A 10-day strike by more than 700 North Sea oil workers in Norway over pensions has led to production losses worth tens of millions of dollars per day, the employers' organisation OLF said on Tuesday.

Health minister says no to circumcision ban

Health minister says no to circumcision ban

Despite calls for an end to the practice after the recent death in Oslo of a baby boy, Health Minister Anne Grete Strøm-Erichsen has said male circumcision will not be banned in Norway.

Fear of childbirth leads to longer labour: study

Fear of childbirth leads to longer labour: study

Pregnant women with a fear of childbirth need about an hour and a half more to bring their babies into the world than mums who take a more relaxed approach, a new Norwegian study has found.