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Norwegian Political Standoff Ends With Justice Minister’s Resignation

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Norway’s Justice Minister Sylvi Listhaug resigned just hours ahead of a no-confidence vote in parliament that risked toppling the minority coalition government.

The resignation ends a tense standoff sparked by a March 9 Facebook post by Listhaug in which she said that the opposition Labor Party -- the principle victim of Norway’s worst terrorist attack in 2011 -- cared more about the rights of terrorists than national security.