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October 30, 1990 | Associated Press
Norway's government resigned Monday after the junior member of the year-old coalition refused to support increased ties to the Economic Community. Prime Minister Jan P. Syse called it "regrettable" that the Center Party quit his three-party alliance.
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October 20, 2001 | From Associated Press
A new center-right coalition took power in Norway on Friday after the nation's traditional political powerhouse, the Labor Party, was humiliated in elections last month. Many Norwegians hope that the new government will ease some of Europe's highest taxes on income, cars, alcohol and tobacco while improving the services of the welfare state.
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NEWS
October 7, 1989 | From Reuters
Norway's minority Labor government will officially step down on Oct. 13, Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland's office said Friday. It will be replaced by three center-right parties that earlier this week formed a coalition, prompted by Labor's dismal performance in national elections last month. State Secretary Arne Strand said Brundtland would probably stay in charge over the weekend until Oct. 16 when Conservative leader Jan Syse takes over as prime minister.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever since Norway's North Sea mother lode was discovered Christmas Eve 1969, this coastal boomtown has been the laboratory for the global oil industry's every challenge, from deep-sea drilling and submerged pipelines to worker safety and marine-life protection.
NEWS
January 22, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not since the Vikings marauded across Europe more than a millennium ago have the people of Norway wielded so much influence on peace and security in the world. From the "Oslo channel" that produced a 1993 breakthrough in the Middle East to the Guatemala cease-fire three years later, Norwegians lately have played the role of mild-mannered mediators in some of the world's most intractable conflicts.
NEWS
October 14, 1989
Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland resigned Friday as head of her minority Labor government, clearing the way for a center-right coalition to take power. The action followed a loss by her Labor Party of eight Parliament seats in the Sept. 11 election. It was the party's worst showing since 1930. Brundtland, 50, Norway's first female prime minister, formally handed her resignation to King Olav V at his castle in central Oslo.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ever since Norway's North Sea mother lode was discovered Christmas Eve 1969, this coastal boomtown has been the laboratory for the global oil industry's every challenge, from deep-sea drilling and submerged pipelines to worker safety and marine-life protection.
NEWS
November 4, 1990 | From Reuters
Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland took power Saturday, vowing to revive stalled talks on ties with the European Community, the issue that toppled the previous center-right government. Brundtland, taking office for the third time as head of a minority government, unveiled a 19-member Cabinet including nine women to take over from a year-old coalition headed by Jan Syse, which fell last Monday.
NEWS
December 15, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Only once, a thousand years ago during the Viking period, did a Nordic influence briefly dominate, with Scandinavian warriors ranging from the East Coast of North America--500 years before Christopher Columbus--to the Black and Caspian seas. The Norse admiringly described the attacking frenzies of their finest warriors as a state of being "berserk"--a Norse word absorbed into English. The Vikings also gave the name "Russ" to the Slavs who later adopted it for themselves as Russian.
NEWS
January 22, 2000 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not since the Vikings marauded across Europe more than a millennium ago have the people of Norway wielded so much influence on peace and security in the world. From the "Oslo channel" that produced a 1993 breakthrough in the Middle East to the Guatemala cease-fire three years later, Norwegians lately have played the role of mild-mannered mediators in some of the world's most intractable conflicts.
NEWS
November 4, 1990 | From Reuters
Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland took power Saturday, vowing to revive stalled talks on ties with the European Community, the issue that toppled the previous center-right government. Brundtland, taking office for the third time as head of a minority government, unveiled a 19-member Cabinet including nine women to take over from a year-old coalition headed by Jan Syse, which fell last Monday.
NEWS
October 30, 1990 | Associated Press
Norway's government resigned Monday after the junior member of the year-old coalition refused to support increased ties to the Economic Community. Prime Minister Jan P. Syse called it "regrettable" that the Center Party quit his three-party alliance.
NEWS
October 14, 1989
Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland resigned Friday as head of her minority Labor government, clearing the way for a center-right coalition to take power. The action followed a loss by her Labor Party of eight Parliament seats in the Sept. 11 election. It was the party's worst showing since 1930. Brundtland, 50, Norway's first female prime minister, formally handed her resignation to King Olav V at his castle in central Oslo.
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | From Reuters
Norway's minority Labor government will officially step down on Oct. 13, Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland's office said Friday. It will be replaced by three center-right parties that earlier this week formed a coalition, prompted by Labor's dismal performance in national elections last month. State Secretary Arne Strand said Brundtland would probably stay in charge over the weekend until Oct. 16 when Conservative leader Jan Syse takes over as prime minister.
NEWS
December 15, 1988 | From a Times Staff Writer
Only once, a thousand years ago during the Viking period, did a Nordic influence briefly dominate, with Scandinavian warriors ranging from the East Coast of North America--500 years before Christopher Columbus--to the Black and Caspian seas. The Norse admiringly described the attacking frenzies of their finest warriors as a state of being "berserk"--a Norse word absorbed into English. The Vikings also gave the name "Russ" to the Slavs who later adopted it for themselves as Russian.
NEWS
October 20, 2001 | From Associated Press
A new center-right coalition took power in Norway on Friday after the nation's traditional political powerhouse, the Labor Party, was humiliated in elections last month. Many Norwegians hope that the new government will ease some of Europe's highest taxes on income, cars, alcohol and tobacco while improving the services of the welfare state.
NEWS
April 30, 1986
Norwegian Prime Minister Kare Willoch's centrist coalition government collapsed after losing a parliamentary test of confidence by one vote. The 79-78 confidence vote resulted from a request by Willoch for legislative backing of his proposed 21-cent gasoline tax. He said it was needed to help Norway, a North Sea oil producer, out of economic doldrums caused by the drop in world oil prices.
SPORTS
July 19, 1988 | JULIE CART, Times Staff Writer
The Norwegian approach to drug testing is, in a word, strict. The United States, with a population of 230 million, tests an average of 2,500 athletes per year. Norway, with a population of 4 million, conducts 1,500 tests. The system, called the Norwegian Model, was widely discussed at the First Permanent World Conference on Anti-Doping In Sport. It is the standard by which the rest of the world's anti-doping schemes are measured. Very few even come close.
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