|Saturday, August 2, 2014
The Moroccan Embassy in Oslo Celebrated the Accession to the Throne of H.M. King Mohammed VI

The Moroccan Embassy in Oslo Celebrated the Accession to the Throne of H.M....

On Wednesday, the 30th of July 2014, the Moroccan Embassy in Oslo celebrated the 15th anniversary of ...

WTO fails to adopt Trade Facilitation Agreement

WTO fails to adopt Trade Facilitation Agreement

Press release, 01.08.2014 ‘Last night’s failure to reach an agreement is highly regrettable. Everything we achieved in ...

Rolf Harris challenges indecent assault conviction.

Rolf Harris challenges indecent assault conviction.

Entertainer Rolf Harris has applied for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults, a spokesman ...

Russia bans Polish fruit and veg amid sanctions war.

Russia bans Polish fruit and veg amid sanctions war.

The Russian authorities have introduced a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, depriving ...

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Human Rights
Mónica Julieth Pernia Cortes with two of her children. Pernia Cortes was tortured and killed in Tumaco on June 5, 2014, evidence strongly suggests by the FARC. Atrocities by ... Full article
Government Spying Undermines Media Freedom and Right to Counsel (Washington, DC) – Large-scale US surveillance is seriously hampering US-based journalists and lawyers in their work, Human Rights Watch and the American ...
Workers at mass burial site putting bodies in bags in Sloviansk on July 24, 2014. Human Rights Watch Today, Ukrainian authorities exhumed a mass grave in Sloviansk, in eastern ...
REUTERS/Frank Augstein/Pool Marianna Tzabiras 30 July 2014 Based on IFEX member reports from Afghanistan Journalists Center , Committee to Protect Journalists ,International Press Institute , Reporters Without Borders  On Tuesday 22 July 2014, a Kabul court convicted and ...
30 July 2014 Media Institute of Southern Africa  The Regional Governing Council of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is outraged and deeply saddened by the unreasonable sentencing of The ...
Norway
Press release, 01.08.2014 ‘Last night’s failure to reach an agreement is highly regrettable. Everything we achieved in Bali may now unravel, putting multilateral trade negotiations on hold,’ said Foreign ... Full article
‘The EU’s new restrictive measures against Russia reflect the gravity of the deteriorating situation in Ukraine. Norway will study the measures closely. Given the important foreign policy considerations involved, ...
A coach from Switzerland has crashed in Norway, killing three and leaving one seriously injured on Tuesday. The accident occurred at 12pm, 6km north of Trones in Namsskogan, a ...
Prime Minister Erna Solberg visits Norway Cup on Ekebergsletta, Oslo. She poses with players from Norway and Malawi. Photo: Audun Braastad / NTB scanpix round 10 youth football teams ...
UPDATED: Confusion reigned on Saturday as Nordic citizens, who’ve been able to cross borders within the Nordic countries relatively freely, suddenly had to carry either a passport or an international ID ...
Oslo City Hall (Rådhuset) was closed on Thursday after authorities received what they called a credible threat of a terror attack against Norway. Security was heightened around several key ...
Norway is stepping up security amid intelligence reports of a possible imminent “terrorist attack” by militants who have fought in Syria, the country’s security officials said Thursday. The move ...
In PST’s threat assessment for 2014, which we made public in the beginning of March, we state the following among other things: The terror threat against Norway is considered ...
Education
A failure to promote ‘British values’ in a muscular way is allowing extremism to grow in the UK, David Cameron has said. The prime minister revealed plans to teach all school ... Full article
Labour is calling for cross-party talks on how religious education is conducted and monitored in the state sector as a special poll for theObserver shows widespread concerns about the use of ...
Thailand‘s king has endorsed the army chief who seized power in a coup last week, amid widespread international criticism and increasing detention of those considered to be opposed to ...
Academics and writers have reacted angrily to plans to drop classic American novels including To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men from the GCSE curriculum as a ...
Campaigners are seeking permission for a judicial review of the government’s crackdown on parents taking their children out of school during term time. The decision by the Department for ...
The people of Glasgow and the wider arts community can breathe easy again: the city’s celebrated and revered Charles Rennie Mackintosh building, home of the Glasgow School of Art, has been saved. ...
Hon. Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Foreign Minister of South Sudan (top right), Bol Wek Agoth, Ambassador of The Republic of South Sudan in Norway (bottom right), Hatef Mokhtar, Editor ...
The power to take children away from their families could be privatised along with other child protection services under controversial plans the government has quietly announced. The proposal from Michael Gove‘s Department for Education ...
Culture
‘EID Al Fitr’ greetings & message of peace from ‘The Oslo Times International News Network’! On the occasion of EID Al Fitr festivities, we wish all the readers / ... Full article
Johnny Depp has starred in all of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films The last we saw of Captain Jack Sparrow, he was on a beach with ol’ scallywag ...
A still from the new Fifty Shades of Grey trailer The one thing you must never admit when you are a film critic is that afilm has turned you on. ...
The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income requirement of over NOK 300,000 (USD 48,400) per year before a married couple would ...
The Government of Ethiopia has made a commitment to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Ethiopia by 2025. His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Demeke Mekonnen ...
Eimear McBride, author of ‘A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing’ Successful authors should be inspired by the world of hip hop to take young writers under their wing, chairman ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tibetans living on the “roof of the world” can thank an extinct human relative for providing a gene that helps them adapt to the high ...
The owners of a chain of stores called Hobby Lobby don’t like Obamacare. In particular, they really don’t like the part that requires insurance companies to cover contraceptives. Normally, ...
All News
Kim Kardashian’s ‘designer booty’ is just a bottom. Photograph: Catchlight Media/REX Fashion magazines are obsessed with Kim Kardashian‘s bum, but no one would ... Full article
Call me nuts, but I want to talk more about sleeping pill use. Hold your ...
Mónica Julieth Pernia Cortes with two of her children. Pernia Cortes was tortured and killed ...
Government Spying Undermines Media Freedom and Right to Counsel (Washington, DC) – Large-scale US surveillance is seriously ...
Asia News
28 July 2014 Reporters Without Borders  Ten women who work in the media are currently behind bars in the Islamic Republic. The arrest on 22 July of two journalists and a ... Full article
REUTERS/Frank Augstein/Pool Marianna Tzabiras 30 July 2014 Based on IFEX member reports from Afghanistan Journalists Center , Committee to Protect Journalists ,International Press Institute , Reporters Without Borders  On Tuesday 22 July 2014, a Kabul court convicted and ...
A major landslide on Wednesday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, killing at least five people and leaving up to 150 feared trapped, officials said. ...
Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency ...
Africa News
A female suicide bomber killed six people at a college campus in Nigeria’s Kano city on Wednesday, the fourth time Boko ... Full article
30 July 2014 Media Institute of Southern Africa  The Regional Governing Council of the Media Institute ...
Peter Gai Manyuon “Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.” ― George ...
Part 6: Bill of Rights in Federal South Sudan: By Sindani Sebit Introduction July 29, ...
Europe News
A woman in southern Sweden is furious after she stumbled upon scores of skulls and human bones inside Ikea bags in a church cellar. The Kläckeberga church is using Ikea ... Full article
Workers at mass burial site putting bodies in bags in Sloviansk on July 24, 2014. Human Rights Watch Today, Ukrainian authorities exhumed a mass ...
An unguided Grad rocket hit the house of Valentina Fedorovna, 77, in the Kuibyshivskyi district in Donetsk on July 19, 2014. The rocket struck ...
For all the sanctions Western leaders can throw at Russia, the biggest threat to President Vladimir Putin’s ability to back separatists in east Ukraine is ...
Middle-East News
Israel vowed Thursday to keep its troops in Gaza until they finish destroying a network of cross-border tunnels, despite sharp UN and US criticism ... Full article
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip went into effect Friday following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting that killed 17 Palestinians and five Israeli soldiers. The ...
Amid the escalating death toll in Gaza, US officials finally sharpened their tone Wednesday condemning an attack on a UN school as patience with ...
The United States confirmed it had restocked Israel’s supplies of ammunition, hours after finally sharpening its tone to condemn an attack on a United ...
 Americas News
Fear over Africa’s expanding Ebola outbreak will not alter plans for President Barack Obama to host leaders from nearly 50 African ... Full article
A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then ...
U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor said he will resign his seat effective Aug. 18, months earlier ...
Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there – but the only guest ...
 Australia News
The first relatives of victims on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived on Saturday at the crash site, as Dutch and Australian forces prepared for possible deployment to ... Full article
The panel, which earlier this year issued a sharp rebuke of domestic surveillance efforts, said in a preliminary report that the foreign intelligence efforts are generally in line with ...
The outbreak, with more than 360 cases, started after Amish travelers to the Philippines contracted measles this year and returned home to rural Knox County, where it spread thanks ...
Max Davis, who heads the church’s military diocese, is reportedly Australia‘s most senior clergyman and the first Australian Catholic bishop to be charged with a child sex offence. It ...
Royal News
A Spanish court has ordered blocks on six file-sharing sites to be lifted. All six sites were blocked in May after being accused of infringing copyright by the Spanish ... Full article
The Duke of Cambridge says of the loss of Princess Diana: ‘You dust yourself off and carry on.’ The Duke of Cambridge has described having his own family as ...
Spain’s new King Felipe VI, his wife Queen Letizia, Princess Sofia and Princess Leonor attend the swearing-in ceremony at the Congress of Deputies in Madrid,  REUTERS Photo Spain’s new ...
The row that refuses to die descended into playground idiom when a Kremlin-funded news channel hit back on Friday at Prince Charles‘s alleged likening of Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler. The pro-Russia broadcaster ...
Politics
PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release; 29 July 2014 July 29, 2014 (SSNA) – The South Sudan Human Rights Society For Advocacy (SSHURSA) ... Full article
Al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, head of the Sudan’s National Umma Party (NUP), the country’s largest opposition party ...
Matabeleland bachs First Lady’s endorsemeng Herald Reporters Zanu-PF Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South provinces yesterday ...
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic have signed a ceasefire agreement aimed at ...
Business News
South Sudan’s oil minister, Stephen Dhieu Dau, speaks during a press conference in the capital, Juba, on 23 July 2013 (Photo: Larco Lomayat July 28, 2014 (JUBA) – The ... Full article
George Clooney: the face of Nespresso It’s the coffee brand that has made its little aluminium pods synonymous with both George Clooney and Matt Damon. But perhaps Nespresso’s most ...
Allegations about the way Royal Bank of Scotland treats its small businesses have resurfaced after senior executives from the bailed-out bank were accused of being “wilfully obtuse” when giving evidence to ...
France’s economy minister Arnaud Montebourg said that neither the GE bid, nor a joint Siemens-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries offer, met the government’s demands. But the government had chosen to work ...
Environment News
Japanese macaque perched on a tree. Photograph: Renee Lynn/Corbis Wild monkeys in the Fukushima region of Japan have blood abnormalities linked ... Full article
Dolls representing the oil exploitation in the Yasuni national park are paraded in Quito. Photograph: ...
Can meditation really slow down the effects of age? One Nobel Prize-winner is finding the ...
Yemenis walk through a drought-affected dam on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen. Sana a city ...
Fashion News
Kim Kardashian’s ‘designer booty’ is just a bottom. Photograph: Catchlight Media/REX Fashion magazines are obsessed with Kim Kardashian‘s bum, but no one would describe a pair of boobs in the same ... Full article
PARIS (AP) — Just a few years ago it was on the brink of extinction. Now, haute couture — the 150-year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-priced handmade gowns ...
We’re calling it now: Angelina Jolie’s fierce face in “Maleficent” is going to be The Beauty Look of the year. But how do you get those plump blood red ...
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Editorial News
Editor In Chief of The Oslo Times Hatef Mokhtar in Interview with Jonas Iversen, deputy leader of the Norwegian Palestine Committee   1)   As a representative of the ‘Palestine ... Full article
    As a responsible journalist when I look around and see my fellow media personnel with a biased and scrummed social point hood, which made me realized the ...
‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, ...
WASHINGTON — When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult with a close ally and to mobilize wavering Europeans to put more ...
Life Style
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Call me nuts, but I want to talk more about sleeping pill use. Hold your ...
On Wednesday, the 30th of July 2014, the Moroccan Embassy in Oslo celebrated the 15th ...
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News & Reviews
Kim Kardashian’s ‘designer booty’ is just a bottom. Photograph: Catchlight Media/REX Fashion magazines are obsessed with Kim Kardashian‘s bum, but no one would ... Full article
Call me nuts, but I want to talk more about sleeping pill use. Hold your ...
Mónica Julieth Pernia Cortes with two of her children. Pernia Cortes was tortured and killed ...
Government Spying Undermines Media Freedom and Right to Counsel (Washington, DC) – Large-scale US surveillance is seriously ...
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 REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF’s position on net neutrality simply calls for all data ...
   
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