News & Politics


Venue chosen for the Eurovision Song Contest

The venue for the Eurovision Song Contest Final 2010, to be held in Oslo, will be the new Fornebu Arena just outside the capital. This was announced by national broadcaster NRK on Friday.

The Nobel Peace Prize 2009 awarded to President Obama

The Norwegian Nobel Committee on Friday awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2009 to US President Barak Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons. Obama's first reaction: I am humbled.

Norwegians given death sentence by Congo court

A Congo military tribunal has found two Norwegians on trial for alleged murder and espionage guilty on all accounts and has sentenced them both to death. They will also have to pay a total of more than US$ 60 milllion in damages.

Cycling: Hushovd 2nd in Missouri 4th stage

Norwegian biker Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team), finished second in the fourth stage of the Tour of Missouri on Thursday. Argentina's Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank) won the stage.

Haedo also took over the yellow jersey from Hushovd, who won the third stage.

Team Columbia-HTC announced that consecutive stage winner Mark Cavendish had to withdraw from the race due to a lung infection.

(NRK/Press release)

Rolleiv Solholm



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