The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons was awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, endorsing a group that’s working to ban atomic weapons at a time when nuclear saber-rattling between the U.S. and North Korea has reached fever pitch.
The main facilitators of the 2015 accord on Iran’s nuclear program, slammed as the worst deal ever by U.S. President Donald Trump, could be among the top contenders for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, according to researchers who predict potential winners.
The fault lines are already widening as the center-right winners of Norway’s election prepare for talks on forming a coalition to govern western Europe’s biggest oil exporter over the next four years.
Prime Minister Erna Solberg became Norway’s first Conservative Party leader in over three decades to be re-elected as a movement to stop further oil exploration in western Europe’s biggest petroleum producer fizzled.
After spending a record amount of Norway’s oil wealth to prevent a recession, Prime Minister Erna Solberg became Norway’s first Conservative Party leader in more than 30 years to win re-election.
Politicians and activists who have been fighting to rein in Norway’s mighty oil industry are eyeing a breakthrough.
Norway’s oil industry says it has some major investments in store if the government can just come through with some tax incentives.
The Norwegian government cut expected withdrawals this year from its $930 billion wealth fund by 41 percent as an economic recovery gathers pace in western Europe’s largest crude producer.