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Norway

2019

09

May

“Let them smoke, drink, and eat red meat,” says Norway’s new health minister

Norway’s new public health minister stirred controversy when she said people should be “allowed to smoke, drink, and eat as much red meat as they want”. In an interview with Norwegian broadcaster NRK posted on Monday, Sylvi Listhaug said it was not the government’s job to tell people what is or is not healthy. “I […]

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Country: Norway
Source: BBC , Euro News

26

Feb

Norwegian PM warns migrants: Learn the language or lose benefits

Starting in 2020, immigrants to Norway must display a sufficient command of the Norwegian language in order to be entitled to social assistance. At present, immigrants are heavily over-represented in the list of welfare recipients. Norway’s Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg has announced stricter requirements for eligibility for social assistance, the newspaper Nettavisen reported. In 2017, the Norwegian […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Sputnik , Sputnik

20

Feb

Norwegian armed forces see disturbing wave of reported rapes, sexual assault

Almost 170 soldiers of Norway’s peacetime strength of 16,000 claim they have been raped or suffered attempted raped in the past year alone. Experts found it particularly conspicuous that nearly half of the alleged victims were men. A major survey carried out by the Norwegian Armed Forces has uncovered an alarming incidence of sexual assault, with rape or […]

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Country: Norway
Source: TRT Haber , Sputnik

2018

29

Nov

Norway: ex-minister charged with sexual abuse of asylum seekers

A Norwegian former cabinet minister has been charged with sexually abusing three asylum seekers over a period of several years, prosecution authorities said. Svein Ludvigsen, 72, was charged with one count of taking advantage of his position as regional governor, and one count of exploiting the asylum seekers’ vulnerable situation to abuse them sexually. “The […]

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Source: Euronews , The Guardian

18

Oct

Norway apologizes to mistreated war-time ‘German girls’

Norway on Wednesday officially apologized for the “shameful treatment” of Norwegian women targeted for reprisals for their intimate relations with German soldiers during the country’s wartime occupation. Between 30,000 to 50,000 Norwegians, commonly labelled the “German girls”, were involved with occupying troops during the Second World War, according to estimates from Norway’s Center for Holocaust […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Gulf News

20

Sep

Norway officials admit they knew nothing about Libya but joined regime change efforts anyway

A new official report produced by the Norwegian government illustrates the continuing absurdity of NATO expansion and foreign adventurism in places very far away from the “North Atlantic” explicit in the name North Atlantic Treaty Organization — places like Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine or Syria. Top Norwegian officials have now admitted they “had very limited knowledge” […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Zero Hedge

10

Sep

Safe now: Norway to cancel refugee status, send back 1,600 asylum seekers

Norway has announced plans to deprive 1,600 Somali immigrants of their refugee status, as their homeland is considered safe enough to return to, the newspaper Nettavisen reported. According to the Norwegian government, Islamists from al-Shabaab* have been pushed back in Somalia, which despite ongoing battles has evolved from a failed state to a functional one. […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Sputnik

10

Aug

Muslim teacher lost his job in Norway for refusing to shake hands with women

Ekeberg Primary School in Oslo has refused to prolong the contract of a Muslim fill-in teacher who refused to shake hands with his female colleagues for religious reasons, the daily newspaper Dagsavisen reported. “Our female teachers experienced that he rejected their hands,” former school Principal Bente Alfheim said. According to Alfheim, the man informed the school about his religious convictions before receiving his job. Alfheim said […]

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Source: Sputnik , Timeturk

01

Aug

Norway bans wearing of face veils at educational institutions from Aug. 1

From Aug. 1, Norway’s kindergarten employees will not be allowed to wear face-covering garments like niqab and burka, news agency NTB reported Monday. The new rule will not only apply to kindergartens, but throughout the course of education, from primary schools to universities. The prohibition applies to pupils, students and employees at educational institutions in […]

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Country: Norway
Source: XINHUANET

27

Apr

Norwegian anti-immigrant party seeks ban on Islamic call to prayer

Norway’s anti-immigration Progress Party, part of the ruling two-party coalition, is set to vote on banning the Muslim call to prayer in Norway when it meets for its national meeting this weekend. The proposal is aimed to counter alleged plans by some mosques in Norway to begin issuing the Islamic call to worship, as has […]

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Country: Norway
Source: The Local , TRT Haber