‘The people of Iraq are in urgent need of aid. Norway is already providing a considerable amount of humanitarian assistance to the region. We are now increasing our support to Iraq by NOK 50 million, to a total of NOK 325 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, who is today attending the Pledging Conference in support of Iraq in Washington, DC.

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Photo: (c) Peder Jacobsson.

The charitable Foundation of Sons of Norway, a Minneapolis-based financial services and cultural organization, and the Draken Harald Hårfagre Viking ship team have established a partnership to immediately handle a deluge of interest in donating to allow the vessel to continue its voyage as part of Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2016. The Draken – the world’s largest modern Viking ship – need...

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‘Norway condemns the terrorist attack in Nice in the strongest possible terms. Once again, France has been hit by a terrorist attack. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of France and the rest of the world in the war on terror. We will never let terrorists destroy our democratic values and freedom,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The National Building Museum will create a new, one-of-a-kind destination this summer when it unveils ICEBERGS, designed by James Corner Field Operations. Representing a beautiful, underwater world of glacial ice fields spanning the Museum’s enormous Great Hall, the immersive installation will emphasize current themes of landscape representation, geometry, and construction. ICEBERGS will be ope...

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The Norwegian Government today presented a white paper to Parliament describing the Long Term Plan for the Norwegian Armed Forces for the years 2017-2020. The Government recommends a gradual increase in the defence budget over the course of the coming four years to a 2020-level NOK 7.2 billion above 2016-levels, and that over the coming 20 years will see an accumulated total of NOK 165 billion ...

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Ambassador Kåre R. Aas and Assistant Secretary Thomas M. Countryman sign the U.S.-Norway 123 Agreement at the State Department.

On June 13, 2016, President Obama submitted to Congress for its review an Agreement for Cooperation between the Government of the United States of America and the Kingdom of Norway Concerning Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.

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A new exhibition from the Fram Museum, in cooperation with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Herbjørn Gausta, "Grace Before the Meal (Bordbønnen)," ca. 1880-89. Oil on canvas, 20.5 x 28.5 inches. | This poignant scene of a Norwegian home interior shows a mother and four children seated before a meal of grøt, kjøttkaker, and flatbrød. The father's chair is empty, and there has been speculation that it refers to a father who has gone to America while the family waits for him to send fund...

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