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It's not just Norway – some developing countries are seeing gains in happiness index, too
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It's not just Norway – some developing countries are seeing gains in happiness index, too

Yahoo News The World Happiness Report, an index that rates nations based on factors such as income and life expectancy, released its 2017 list Monday at the United Nations. The list doesn’t contain

Why Norway is the happiest nation on Earth
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Why Norway is the happiest nation on Earth

Yahoo News Move over, Disneyland: Norway has taken the crown for the happiest place on Earth, according to the United Nations. On Monday, World Happiness Day, the UN released its 2017 World

Norway’s model of prudence in oil wealth
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Norway’s model of prudence in oil wealth

Yahoo News This natural wealth has long been a tempting source of easy cash for a government’s short-term needs or budgetary holes. In recent years, the world has seen a rapid rise in the number of

Germany welcomes Norway announcement on joint sub purchase
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Germany welcomes Norway announcement on joint sub purchase

Yahoo News BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Defense Ministry is welcoming an announcement by Norway that could see the two countries' navies make a joint order for half a dozen new submarines.

Norway picks Germany over France in race to supply submarines
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Norway picks Germany over France in race to supply submarines

Yahoo News Norway has picked Germany as its strategic partner for new submarines, making Thyssenkrupp the likely supplier, Defence Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide announced on Friday. The Nordic

Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia
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Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia

Yahoo News Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War Two that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment

Norway's Lundby wins ski jump World Cup event, Takanashi 4th
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Norway's Lundby wins ski jump World Cup event, Takanashi 4th

Yahoo News SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Maren Lundby of Norway won a women's ski jumping World Cup event on Sunday while overall leader Sara Takanashi of Japan failed to make the podium for the first time

Norway's Heidi Weng wins Tour de Ski with final leg victory
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Norway's Heidi Weng wins Tour de Ski with final leg victory

Yahoo News CAVALESE, Italy (AP) — After finishing third the past three years, Norway's Heidi Weng finally won the Tour de Ski on Sunday.

Norway court to review Breivik's 'inhumane' treatment ruling
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Norway court to review Breivik's 'inhumane' treatment ruling

Yahoo News A Norwegian court will on Tuesday examine the state's appeal against a ruling that right-wing extremist and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been treated inhumanely since being

Norway embarking on shutdown of FM on national broadcasts
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Norway embarking on shutdown of FM on national broadcasts

Yahoo News - COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway will start next week on becoming the first country to phase out the analogue frequency modulation technology, or FM, for national and some regional

Norway to switch off FM radio in risky, unpopular shift to digital
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Norway to switch off FM radio in risky, unpopular shift to digital

Yahoo News - By Joachim Dagenborg and Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Norway is set to become the first nation to start switching off its FM radio network next week, in a risky and unpopular leap to

Norway aims to allow testing of self-driving cars in 2017
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Norway aims to allow testing of self-driving cars in 2017

The Norwegian government aims to pass a law in the spring of next year to allow testing of self-driving vehicles on Norwegian roads, it said on Thursday. Norway is one of the largest markets for

Norway slightly eases mass killer Breivik's jail isolation
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Norway slightly eases mass killer Breivik's jail isolation

By Alister Doyle and Stine Jacobsen OSLO (Reuters) - Norway has slightly relaxed the jail isolation of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik since an April court ruling that it violated his human rights

Norway, China resume relations after Nobel Peace Prize spat
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Norway, China resume relations after Nobel Peace Prize spat

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — After years of strained relations with China, Norway's prime minister says the country has resumed ties with Beijing.

Norway and China restart diplomatic relations after row over Nobel peace prize
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Norway and China restart diplomatic relations after row over Nobel peace prize

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway and China announced a normalization of diplomatic and political relations on Monday, which had been frozen since the 2010 award of the Nobel Peace Prize to dissident Liu

Norway goes 1-2 in men's, women's cross-country World Cup
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Norway goes 1-2 in men's, women's cross-country World Cup

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — World Cup overall champion Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway won a 30-kilometer freestyle race and extended his lead in the overall cross-country standings on Saturday.

Norway government aims to sign 2017 spending plan on Saturday: source
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Norway government aims to sign 2017 spending plan on Saturday: source

Norway's right wing minority coalition expects to sign a deal with centrist partners in parliament on Saturday for a 2017 fiscal budget, which would rescue the government from collapse, a source

Jansrud, Svindal finish 1-2 for Norway in World Cup super-G
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Jansrud, Svindal finish 1-2 for Norway in World Cup super-G

VAL D'ISERE, France (AP) — It was another great day for Norway in the first men's speed race of the season with Kjetil Jansrud and Aksel Lund Svindal finishing 1-2 in a super-G on Friday.

Norway wins biathlon WCup mixed relay
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Norway wins biathlon WCup mixed relay

OSTERSUND, Sweden (AP) — Norway secured first place in the biathlon World Cup mixed relay on Sunday with a 33-second win over Germany.

Snowden loses final Norway appeal for no-extradition pledge
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Snowden loses final Norway appeal for no-extradition pledge

Norway's supreme court on Friday rejected a final appeal by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden to secure assurances he would not be extradicted to the US should he travel to Norway to collect an

3 members of digging crew killed in Norway landslide
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3 members of digging crew killed in Norway landslide

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Norway say three men from Lithuania have died in a landslide northeast of the capital, Oslo.

Norway, Britain sign deal on increased defense cooperation
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Norway, Britain sign deal on increased defense cooperation

NATO allies Britain and Norway agreed on Thursday to beef up their defense cooperation, including maritime surveillance and joint exercises on Norwegian soil, amid concerns about a more assertive

Leak at nuclear reactor in Norway is contained: operator
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Leak at nuclear reactor in Norway is contained: operator

A leak at a small nuclear reactor in Norway has been contained, with no injuries sustained and no expected environmental damage outside the facility, the reactor's operator and the country's

US to deploy 330 troops in Norway
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US to deploy 330 troops in Norway

The United States will deploy over 300 troops in Norway, the Norwegian government announced Monday, in a move set to upset neighbouring Russia. The 330 Marines, to be stationed on rotation around

Norway's Johaug gets provisional 2-month doping suspension
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Norway's Johaug gets provisional 2-month doping suspension

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Defending cross-country World Cup champion Therese Johaug was handed a two-month provisional suspension Wednesday pending a full investigation into her positive doping test.