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Norway to maintain bank guarantees

The finance committee of the European Parliament has accepted that Norway may continue its policy of higher guarantees than the EU for bank customers' deposits, NRK reports.

Norway condemns ME violence

The Norwegian government has condemned the violence used during demonstrations in Libya, Bahrein and Yemen, in which a number of people have been killed, and many said to have been arrested.

- Egypt is now facing great challenges

“Mubarak’s resignation is historic, not only for Egypt, but for the entire region. The will of the people has prevailed,” Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (photo) said after the Egyptian president had stepped down.

Philippine peace talks in Oslo

The government of the Philippines and communist rebels are this week holding peace talks in Oslo, in a new effort to end their 40-year conflict. The meeting is hosted by Norwegian State Secretary Espen Barth Eide.

Latest poll: Conservatives on the advance

More than 90,000 voters who supported Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's Labour Party (AP) in the parliamentary election in 2009, have now switched to the Conserative Party (Høyre).

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