Category Archives: Norway

Russian Parliament Demands Apology From Norway as Tensions Escalate

Senator Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Federation Council’s foreign affairs committee, and Rune Resaland, the Norwegian Ambassador to Russia, had a tense meeting Wednesday as they discussed the countries’ relations and the 2018 arrest of a Russian parliamentary aide.  Kosachev told the Norwegian ambassador that there could be no normal cooperation between the two countries’ parliamentary assemblies until Norway officially

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Norwegian Arctic resident held in Russia comes home in Cold War-style swap with Norway and Lithuania

Frode Berg, a retired border guard from Kirkenes, on Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, had been held since 2017. VILNIUS — Russia freed two Lithuanians and a Norwegian on Friday in return for two Russian spies held in Lithuania, in a Cold War-style spy swap that brought several high-profile espionage cases to a close. “The exchange took place at one

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Putin Urged to Pardon Norwegian Jailed for Spying Amid Hopes of Swap

A Russian commission on Thursday recommended President Vladimir Putin pardon a Norwegian man jailed for spying, spurring hopes in Norway that he may be released as part of a spy swap brokered behind closed doors. Frode Berg, a retired guard on the Norwegian-Russian border, was detained in December 2017 and jailed for 14 years after being convicted of gathering intelligence

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Russian Fishing Boat Sinks After Catching Fire in Norway, Injuries Reported

This story was updated on Sept. 26 at 11:42 a.m. A Russian trawler that caught fire in the northern Norwegian port of Tromsø capsized and sank Thursday morning after burning for nearly 24 hours, the Defense Ministry’s Zvezda television channel has reported. Negligence during welding work is suspected to have caused the fire, Russia’s consul in the border town of

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