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300 Marines Deployed To Norway Near Russian Border For First Time Since World War II

More than 300 Marines will be deployed to Norway along the Russian border as tensions between Moscow and Washington over conflicts in Ukraine and Syria have provoked new threats of sanctions and military upgrades. The deployment marks the first time a foreign military will be on the ground in Norway since World War II, according to Reuters. The Marines will take part in training and manoeuvres ...

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Norway PM blasts she would NOT hire someone wearing niqab as migrants should integrate

NORWAY’S Prime Minister has said she would not hire someone wearing a niqab as migrants should integrate into western societies.  Speaking ahead of an integration conference on Tuesday, Erna Solberg declared foreigners coming to the Scandinavian country need integrate to its culture and customs.When asked if she would hire someone wearing a niqab, Mrs Solberg said: “No. [They] would probably ...

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If Sweden and Denmark Are So Progressive, Why Did They Close Their Doors to Refugees?

As the migration crisis drags on, even the most tolerant countries in Europe are embracing anti-immigrant politics. The trains from Copenhagen to Malmö leave every few minutes. Shortly after departing the Copenhagen airport they reach the Øresund Bridge, a low-lying metal structure that spans the strait connecting Denmark and Sweden. They pass a watery wind farm, its modern turbines rotating ...

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Norway: Muslim father rapes daughter as punishment for being too Western

Honor killings are common in Islamic societies, and the practice has spilled over onto Western soil, but this report is exceptionally sickening: a young woman was raped by her father as a punishment for living a Western lifestyle: The father has been angry because his daughter did not follow his (Islamic) way of life, she explained in questioning. The idea, in ...

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Norway sets out plans for banning burqa in schools and universities

Norway’s right-wing government on Wednesday announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil from classrooms and university lecture halls. Education Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen, quoted in the Vart Land newspaper, said the government was seeking ‘national regulations prohibiting the full-face veil in schools and universities’. Muslim women are rarely seen wearing such veils in Norway, let alone in schools. But ...

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Norway to go after Muslim asylum cheats

Many Nuslim asylum seekers have cheated their way to a residence permit in Norway, according to Immigration and Integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug. Listhaug said that next year’s governmental budget would include an additional 177 million kroner to the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), even though the number of Muslims arriving in the country has has fallen from 31,000 last year to ...

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Fury in Norway as Facebook blocks ‘Napalm Girl’ pic

Facebook censorship is under fire in Norway after a well-known author and a news editor were banned from the social media behemoth for posting the icon Vietnam War photo of Kim Phuc, best known as the ‘Napalm Girl’. The whole thing began around two weeks ago when author and journalist Tom Egeland says he was banned from Facebook for violating ...

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New security challenge for Nordic countries

Finland is negotiating a bilateral defence agreement with the US this autumn. Jussi Niinisto, Finland’s Defence Minister, said in a telephone interview that the framework agreement between the US and Finland would cover areas including military training, information sharing, and research.  Two months earlier, Sweden has signed a bilateral Statement of Intent with the US to increase cooperation between their ...

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Norway’s women join the draft

OSLO, Norway: They sweat together, they sleep together: in the name of gender equality, Norway has introduced compulsory military service for women, even bunking them in mixed dorms with their brothers-in-arms. The military’s gender balance is not entirely equal yet, but almost a third of the Norwegian army conscripts born in 1997 were women this summer. At the Setermoen army ...

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Norway to build fence on border with Russia

Norway is putting up a steel fence at a remote Arctic border post with Russia after an influx of migrants last year, sparking an outcry from refugees’ rights groups and fears that cross­border ties with the former Cold War adversary will be harmed. The government says a new gate and a fence, about 660 feet long and 11 feet high ...

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