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Statoil to become Equinor, dropping ‘oil’ to attract young talent

Statoil to become Equinor, dropping ‘oil’ to attract young talent

Published 15/05/2018

OSLO (Reuters) - Shareholders in Norway’s largest company, Statoil (STL.OL), will approve on Tuesday the board’s proposal to drop “oil” from its name as its [more…]

Shipping’s financiers turning the tide on shipbreaking practices

Shipping’s financiers turning the tide on shipbreaking practices

Published 15/05/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The shipping industry has long been criticized by campaigners for allowing vessels to be broken up on beaches, endangering workers and polluting [more…]

Factbox: Commoners who have married into royal families

Factbox: Commoners who have married into royal families

Published 26/04/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - In just over three weeks, U.S. actress Meghan Markle will join a select group of “commoners” to marry into a royal family [more…]

‘No to sex on roundabouts’, Norway tells high school graduates

‘No to sex on roundabouts’, Norway tells high school graduates

Published 18/04/2018

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s high school graduates should refrain from running naked across bridges and having sex on roundabouts lest they give drivers “too much [more…]

Norway considering whether to ask US to extend Marines’ presence

Norway considering whether to ask US to extend Marines’ presence

Published 16/04/2018

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway’s foreign minister said her government was discussing whether to ask Washington to extend the stay of U.S. Marines in the country, [more…]

Arctic jazz: bowhead whales have amazingly diverse songbook

Arctic jazz: bowhead whales have amazingly diverse songbook

Published 04/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bowhead whales, the black filter-feeding giants of the Arctic that can live for 200 years devouring tons of tiny marine creatures, boast [more…]

Rocket science: will Inmarsat’s wi-fi in the sky pay off?

Rocket science: will Inmarsat’s wi-fi in the sky pay off?

Published 29/03/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - A satellite company wants to bring reliable internet to airline passengers worldwide. But some investors don’t seem to be buying it. Inmarsat’s [more…]

More funds spurn nuclear arms, financing still strong: report

More funds spurn nuclear arms, financing still strong: report

Published 07/03/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of pension funds and asset managers that refuse to invest in nuclear armament makers appears to be growing, although financing [more…]

Fast 5G beckons, but still far off for most mobile users

Fast 5G beckons, but still far off for most mobile users

Published 02/03/2018

A 5G sign is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yves HermanBARCELONA (Reuters) - The telecoms world is gearing [more…]

Alaska’s renowned Iditarod race, mired in controversy, to start…

Alaska’s renowned Iditarod race, mired in controversy, to start…

Published 01/03/2018

FILE PHOTO: Dallas Seavey, winner of the 2012 Iditarod, charges down the trail during the re-start of the Iditarod dog sled race in Willow, Alaska [more…]