October 30, 1990 |
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.
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.
October 7, 1989 |
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.
December 15, 1988 |
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.
July 19, 1988 |
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.