Friday, 23 August 2019

Tag Archives: Norway

Pakistani man hailed as hero for tackling gunman in Norway mosque shooting

Retired Pakistani Air Force officer Mohammad Rafiq , 65, approached the attacker first, the mosque said. “I suddenly heard shooting from outside,” Rafiq told the reporters. He intercepted and grabbed the gunman, who stuck his finger in Rafiq’s eye. Another man ran up to help. “The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a ...

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Kashmir conference held in British Parliament

LONDON: All parties parliamentary group on Pakistan held international conference on Kashmir in the British parliament on the eve of Kashmir Solidarity Day The Kashmir conference was attended by all parties from Pakistan and UK. More than three dozen were MPs in attendance including AJK President and opposition leaders. Dozens ...

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Eni must improve safety at Arctic oilfield, Norway watchdog

OSLO: Italian oil company Eni must do more to improve safety at its Arctic Goliat oilfield, which produces up to 100,000 barrels of crude per day, Norway’s oil safety watchdog said. The world’s northernmost oilfield has suffered a number of incidents since it started production in March 2016. While previous ...

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Thousands Protest in Norway Against Restricting Abortion

OSLO: Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Norwegian cities on Saturday against restricting women’s access to abortion, the subject of talks between the ruling minority coalition and a small party seeking to join the government. In Norway’s capital Oslo, the demonstrators, some pushing children in strollers, marched through the city center ...

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Norway’s warship collides with tanker in fjord

OSLO: An operation was underway to try to stop a Norwegian navy frigate from sinking after it collided with a Maltese oil tanker in a fjord in western Norway. Eight people received minor injuries in the accident, which took place shortly after 4:00 am (0300 GMT) in a busy waterway ...

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Norway denies holding up Tesla move to improve service

OSLO: Norway has rejected a suggestion it is holding up Tesla’s efforts to improve service in its third-biggest market, saying the electric carmaker has not yet applied to use the mobile service vans it says it needs to solve its problems. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk last week blamed a ...

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Norway’s 2018 inflation seen at 2 pct

OSLO: Norwegian inflation is forecast to accelerate in 2018 to 2.0 percent for the year from 1.8 percent in 2017, a publicly appointed commission said on Monday, pointing to higher wage growth in the coming year. With members from labour unions, employers’ federations and Statistics Norway, the commission is a ...

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in EU

LONDON: Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including ...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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