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Source: CTV

Wild helicopter rescue for cruise ship passengers in Norway

Today 00:33 GMT

Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation.

Later, reports emerged that a cargo ship with nine crew members was in trouble nearby, and the local Norwegian rescue service diverted two of the five helicopters working on the cruise ship to that rescue.

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Source: Global News

Norway cruise passengers rescued by helicopter after ship’s engine fails

Saturday 23:39 GMT

Rescue helicopters evacuated more than 150 people from a luxury cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in stormy weather off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said.

The crew was able to restart one of the ship’s four engines and the vessel was at anchor about 2 km from land and the passengers were considered safe although the evacuation was set to continue throughout the night.

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Source: Common Domain

Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant Opens in Norway

Thursday 20:56 GMT

Europe’s first underwater restaurant opened Wednesday, and diners will be able to take in the sights of the sea while enjoying dishes made from locally sourced produce and sustainable seafood.

Guests will be able to watch marine life from oversize, underwater windows, according to the firm, which is based in Oslo, Norway, and New York City. “Under is a natural progression of our experimentation with boundaries,” Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, an architect and the founder of Snøhetta, said in a statement.

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Source: The Guradian

'Before you know it, it's not a big deal to kill a man': Norwegian black metal's murderous past

Friday 09:55 GMT

He joined in 1994, rejuvenating the Norwegian black metal group after their guitarist Øystein Aarseth, known as Euronymous, had been murdered by their former bassist Varg Vikernes, AKA Count Grishnackh.

From 1983 to 1984, he was the drummer in the Swedish band Bathory, who were a major influence on Norwegian black metal, not that he takes any credit for that, heaping praise on the band’s singer Quorthon.

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Source: DW

World's largest underwater restaurant opens in Norway

Thursday 13:35 GMT

He has worked at the gourmet "Maltid" restaurant in Kristiansand and at the Henne Kirkeby Kro Michelin-starred restaurant in Denmark. More than 7,000 people have made reservations for a meal "Under" which can cost up to $430 (€376).

Architect Kjetil Traedal Thorsen said: "The big window exposes the underwater not like an aquarium, it’s the real thing." Fish passing by should include pollack and cod, and there are crabs, lobsters and dogfish to see amid the seaweed.

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Source: Reuters

From California to Oslo: foreign subsidies fuel Norway's e-car...

Friday 02:25 GMT

On the outskirts of Oslo, a row of Fiat 500es imported from California stand parked in the snow outside the Buddy Electric dealership, part of a global flow of pre-owned electric cars to Norway powered by green subsidies elsewhere in the world.

That might be a loophole allowing dealers to pocket the grant and export the car to Norway, although it was not clear why the number of exports had dropped.

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Source: Reuters

Nordic metals firm Hydro restoring systems after cyber attack

Thursday 10:50 GMT

Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminum producers, has made some progress restoring operations but is not yet back to normal after it was hit by a ransomware cyber attack, the company said on Wednesday.

Other cyber attacks have downed electricity grids and transport systems in recent years, and an attack on Italian oil services firm Saipem late last year destroyed more than 300 of the company’s computers.


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