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  • Thursday, May 23rd 2024 - 19:17 UTC

    Lula says recognition of Palestine's statehood “a historic decision”

    Brazil was one of the first Latin American countries to recognize Palestine's statehood back in 2010, also under President Lula

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said Wednesday's recognition of Palestine's statehood by Spain, Ireland, and Norway was a “historic decision,” Agencia Brasil reported Thursday. The South American leader also said that the measure will have a positive effect on efforts to find peace in the Middle East.

  • Wednesday, May 22nd 2024 - 23:03 UTC

    Spain, Norway, and Ireland recognize Palestine's statehood

    Terrorism pays, Israel's Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said after the announcements

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez Wednesday announced that his country would be recognizing Palestine's statehood as of May 28. In addition to Spain, Norway and the Republic of Ireland will be adopting the same stance. It was the Socialist leader's second bold diplomatic move this week after pulling Madrid's Ambassador María Jesús Alonso Jiménez from Buenos Aires. Of the 193 United Nations member states, 143 have recognized an independent state of Palestine, including China and Russia.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2024 - 10:50 UTC

    Effects on climate change by disturbing the seabed, BAS and Norway scientists

    Scientists systematically surveyed animals living at 17 different sites on the floor of the Barents Sea. BAS.

    A study published this month in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science reveals that disturbing the seabed, through activities such as trawling, could increase the scale and speed of climate change.

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Delivery of Orions to Argentina delayed over unpaid bills

    The new units are to be stationed at the Naval Base in Trelew

    The delivery of the first of the four second-hand Lockheed P-3 Orion aircraft purchased from Norway for the Argentine Navy has been reported to be behind schedule as the first payment was not made in time according to the Oct. 17 arrangement. In this scenario, Norwegian authorities have made it clear that the units were not to be released.

  • Thursday, October 19th 2023 - 08:38 UTC

    Argentina: Deal to buy Norwegian P-3s moves forward

    The first Norwegian Orion will hopefully be delivered to Argentina before the end of 2023, it was explained

    With a nod from the United States, Argentine authorities have finally reached an agreement with the Norwegian government for the purchase of four Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion maritime patrol aircraft, Argentine Defense Minister Jorge Taiana and Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency (NDMA) D3 Director Magnus Hansvold announced during a ceremony aboard the Fragata Sarmiento museum ship in Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2023 - 07:08 UTC

    Orkney Islands councilor feels Scotland has failed them dreadfully and suggests joining Norway

    Councilor Stockan told  there were many areas where Orkney was being “failed dreadfully” by both the UK and Scottish governments.(Pic BBC)

    The Orkney Islands could change their status in the UK or even become a self-governing territory of Norway under new proposals. A motion will go before the council next week to investigate “alternative forms of governance”. Council leader James Stockan said Orkney does not get fair funding with its current relationship with the UK.

  • Tuesday, May 23rd 2023 - 11:11 UTC

    Norwegian catches for UK Fish and chips, and the price now averages £9

    ”It's the price of cooking oil. Then Brexit and the war in Ukraine because most of the fish comes from Russia. So now the fish is Norwegian.”

    The soaring price of the UK staple fish and chips has become a national controversy from the moment a portion of the dish in Somerset can cost as much as £14, while the UK average is £9, according to the ONS, reports BBC. But, the 19% increase has nothing to do with profiteering, the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) says.

  • Saturday, May 20th 2023 - 10:43 UTC

    Argentina to buy 4 P-3s from Norway

    The P-3 Orion is a military version of the Lockheed Electra C passenger 4-engined turboprop aircraft

    Argentina's Defense Ministry agreed to purchase four long-range Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion aircraft from Norway at a cost of US$ 67 million to increase the South American country's patrolling capabilities in the South Atlantic, it was reported Friday in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, January 27th 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Soaring gas price helped Norway triple its hydrocarbons tax revenue

    The high natural gas prices drove record tax revenue from petroleum companies which “has never been anywhere near as high as it is now,” said the Norwegian Tax Administration

    Soaring gas prices in 2022 means that the Norwegian Tax Administration will collect a record US$ 89,5 billion, triple the previous record of 2021, according to the tax revenue office. Likewise it has revised upwards petroleum revenue by 20%.

  • Thursday, November 10th 2022 - 09:38 UTC

    Germany, Norway and UK support plan to contain deforestation in the Colombian Amazon

    Colombia has the third biggest forest area in South America and has one of the most bio-diverse forests in the world and is facing deforestation in the Amazon

    Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom are supporting a plan from the Colombian government, working with local communities to contain deforestation in the Colombian Amazon, it was announced at the COP27 taking place at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.