Iran, Norway ink MoU to cooperate on oil industry

May 10, 2016 by · Comments Off on Iran, Norway ink MoU to cooperate on oil industry 

TEHRAN, May 9 — Iran Research Institute of Petroleum Industry and the Norway's International Aker Solutions Company inked a memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on oil industry, an official said on Monday.

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12 people, including 5 pregnant women, test positive for Zika virus in Norway

April 14, 2016 by · Comments Off on 12 people, including 5 pregnant women, test positive for Zika virus in Norway 

OSLO, April 13 — The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) on Wednesday said 12 people, including five pregnant women, have tested positive for Zika virus in Norway since screening began in February, local media reported.

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(Feature) Learning about peace talks through the Colombian experience

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on (Feature) Learning about peace talks through the Colombian experience 

By Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes

MANILA, Jan 21 (PNA) — The Philippines and Colombia have contrasting situations when it comes to settling long-running communist insurgencies.

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Roundup: Possible illegal entries from Russia arouse concern in Finland

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Roundup: Possible illegal entries from Russia arouse concern in Finland 

HELSINKI, Jan. 22 — While the number of asylum seekers arriving in Finland via Sweden and the Baltic Sea has dwindled, there is growing concern in Finland about possible border crossings from Russia.

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Lockheed Martin receives USD 1.1-B deal to keep up schedule on 80 F-35s – DoD

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Lockheed Martin receives USD 1.1-B deal to keep up schedule on 80 F-35s – DoD 

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 — Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company has received an additional USD 1.171 billion contract to maintain the planned production schedule for 80 F-35A combat aircraft, the US Department of Defense announced.

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Construction of Kalashnikov plants to complete in Venezuela by 2017

December 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Construction of Kalashnikov plants to complete in Venezuela by 2017 

MEXICO CITY, Dec. 1 — The construction of two plants for Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov Concern will be completed in Venezuela in 2016-2017, the Russian ambassador to the country said.

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China says report of IS killing Chinese hostage to be further verified

November 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on China says report of IS killing Chinese hostage to be further verified 

BEIJING, Nov. 19 — china voiced "great shock" about a report saying a Chinese hostage held by the Islamic State (IS) had been killed, saying the report need to be further verified.

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England's life expectancy rises to 81.3 years: report

September 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on England's life expectancy rises to 81.3 years: report 

LONDON, Sept. 15 — Life expectancy in England has risen by 5.4 years since 1990, to 81.3 years, its highest ever level, figures published Tuesday by Public Health England revealed.

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Snowden may get Bjornson prize at Russia-Norway border

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Snowden may get Bjornson prize at Russia-Norway border 

OSLO, Aug. 28 — Former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden may receive the Bjornstjerne Bjornson prize at the Russian-Norwegian border, the head of Norway’s Academy of Literature and Freedom of Expression said on Friday.

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Mixed results for Sweden in int'l healthcare survey

June 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Mixed results for Sweden in int'l healthcare survey 

STOCKHOLM, June 16 — Sweden excels in medical results, but falls short on service provision and patient empowerment, according to a report presented Monday by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions.

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