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Say hello to Ida! A fossil so well preserved that it is possible to distinguish the imprint of fur, and even the remains of gut contents.

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Last updated: 03/09/2009 //

Norway is cooperating with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide the world’s children with life-saving vaccinations.

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Norway's PM will be hosting the High-Level Conference on Climate Change and Technology in Bergen on 27-28 May 2009. The agenda will focus on carbon capture and storage (CCS), a technology that could prove crucial if the world is to achieve necessary cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions.

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Nobel Laureate Al Gore and Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre now host a conference on melting ice in the Arctic city of Tromsø. The aim is to produce a joint statement that can provide input for the climate conference in Copenhagen this December.

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Norway has nominated former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Thorbjørn Jagland for the position of Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

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Jonas Gahr Støre, the Norwegian Foreign Minister gave a public lecture in Edinburgh on the environment and resource management in the High North on 4 June, before heading to London on 5 June to attend a meeting with Foreign Secretary David Milliband, and a lecture at LSE.

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Last updated: 03/09/2009 //

Norway and the UK has entered into an agreement on the boundary between the countries’ economic zones in the North Sea. In a separate case, Norway has now also documented continental shelf off the Antarctic Bouvet Island and Dronning Maud Land to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.

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Norway has assumed chairmanship of the Holocaust Task Force, and is approaching the task with humility: “We all have a duty to prevent anti-Semitism from ever regaining a foothold, either here or in any other country,” commented Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.

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The Norwegian Government proposes to establish two new funds with a total capital of NOK 100 billion (approximately £10billion). “The funds will ease the access to loans for companies and households, and contribute to stabilise the financial market", says Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

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