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Norway proposes stricter asylum rules

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway's center-right government on Tuesday proposed tightening the country's asylum rules to avoid what the immigration minister described as "violent consequences" for the country's welfare system. The…

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Oil prices edge up from multi-year lows

By Karolin Schaps & Ahmad Ghaddar LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices rose slightly on Tuesday, bouncing off 11-year lows as investors closed bearish positions ahead of the year-end holiday yet…

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The Latest: Riots at Dutch meeting on building asylum center

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The latest news on the mass movement of asylum-seekers & migrants to Europe. All times local: 10:50 p.m. A Dutch municipality's meeting to discuss building a…

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Norway creates immigration ministry to tackle migrant influx

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The latest news on the mass movement of asylum-seekers & migrants to Europe. All times local: 12:15 p.m. Norway has created a new immigration & integration…

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Norway Apologises For Making Gingerbread Jets

Norway has apologised for offending some of its citizens by posting a picture of a block of gingerbread with shapes cut out to resemble F-35 fighter jets. The idea for…

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World Leaders Scramble to Finalize Historic Climate Change Deal

World leaders are meeting in Paris to finalize a historic climate deal that calls on industrialized nations to cut emissions in an effort to slow the effects of climate change….

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Timeline of women's right to vote

Paris (AFP) – From the late 19th to the early 21st century, the right to vote has been a long struggle for women. Saudis join the rest of the world…

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Norway mulls using heroin to prevent deadly overdoses

BERGEN, Norway (AP) — The pale, zombie-like addicts staggering through concrete underpasses make an unlikely scene in wealthy Norway's picturesque second city. As a gateway to the fjords which zigzag…

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Microsoft's Gates to start multi-billion-dollar clean tech initiative

By Valerie Volcovici & Emmanuel Jarry NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) – Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will launch a multi-billion-dollar clean energy research & development initiative with heads of state on Monday,…

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Norway: 2 arrested for suspected links to IS group

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway's security service PST says two men have been arrested for suspected links to the Islamic State militant group. PST spokeswoman Siv Alsen said Friday that a…

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