Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg is visiting three African countries July 1-4 to highlight Norway’s commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Solberg co-chairs the MDG Advocacy Group, which aims to mobilize global action in achieving the MDGs by the end of 2015.

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Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide. 
Photo: Urd Milbury.

As the Arctic ice cap retreats, the polar region experiences accelerating changes and gaines increased strategic significance. Norway's Minister of Defence Søreide and Maine's Senator King discuss changes taking place in the region at the Henry Bacon seminar in Washington D.C.

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Watch the debate: "The Norwegian Ambassador to the U.S., Kåre R. Aas, hosted a panel discussion on Women and Power in his residence in Washington, D.C. on the evening of June 25, 2014."

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Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) calls for applications from higher education institutions outside Norway in relation to lectureships in Norwegian language and literature for the period 2015 – 2020.

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide met at the Pentagon

(Washington, D.C., June 27, 2014) Norwegian Minister of Defense Ine Eriksen Søreide recently concluded a whirlwind visit to Washington, D.C., where she attended many high-level meetings, made speeches and participated in panel discussions.

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Photo: Norwegian Consulate General in New York.

UPDATED in June 30th: Spanning six volumes, 3,600 pages in all, Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgård's "Min Kamp" (titled after Hitler's "Mein Kampf," although the title of the English translation is "My Struggle) continues to draw rave reviews from critics. The third book in the series arrived in the U.S. in late May and is steadily climbing the sales charts.

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Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Ambassador Kåre Aas’s distinguished career with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs began in 1983. He left his position in Oslo as Political Director in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to become the Norwegian Ambassador to the United States. He presented his credentials to President Obama at the White House on Sept. 17, 2013.

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Photo: Snøhetta.

Snøhetta’s pavilion is the only new building at the site.

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This video, produced by the American Embassy in Oslo, gives a brief look into what it is like to live and study in Norway.

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Cultural Officer Urd Milbury shows students the finer points of advanced Norwegian waffle technology.

Norwegian waffles were on the menu June 4 as students from Washington, D.C.'s Walker Jones Education Campus received a culinary lesson from the Embassy Cultural Officer Urd Milbury.

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