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Toward Democracy? Part Eight

Toward Democracy? Part Eight
I suggest the SNP leaders guarantee that Shetland's share of oil revenues remain unchanged in a home-ruling Scotland, whose government will then work to raise living standards everywhere to the level of the Shetlands, or even Norway – one of several …
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Looking for edge, Maine plunges into Arctic policy
A century ago, Portland billed itself as Canada's ice-free port, but it's now selling itself as the U.S. gateway to the high latitudes of the North Atlantic, an area that stretches from Newfoundland and Labrador to Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands …
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AZ: Britain's Tory-Lib Dem coalition government
The other was a commitment to foreign aid. It is remarkable that in just over three decades, the Tories … In 2006, a fresh-faced Dave was pictured sledding across Svalbard in Norway with some adorably photogenic huskies. It was part of his …
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Norway oil sector fuels jobless figures
7,700 were registered as being without a job in March, a year-on-year increase of 42 per cent. 3 per cent of the western Norway county's working population are now unemployed, whilst redundancy levels have traditionally been low. Outside Rogaland, the …
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At US Companies, Time to Coax the Directors Into Talking
In Sweden and Norway, the five largest stockholders at companies receive invitations to join nominations committees convened to select potential directors. Yngve Slyngstad, chief executive of Norges Bank Investment Management, the $ 820 … But evidence …
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Arab League gets serious on terrorism
ElSayed Shalaby, Egypt's former ambassador to Norway and executive director of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Relations, predicted the summit will approve of it, too. “It still has a … “The Arabs are going to have to do the job themselves. I don't …
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A French lesson for the UK
As the United Kingdom commences its general election campaign proper today with the centre-left Labour Party hoping to return to power on a socialist agenda, the British electorate may wish to take note of the results in the second round local …
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The goal of the Norwegian penal system is to get inmates out of it.
Like everything else in Norway, the two-hour drive southeast from Oslo seemed impossibly civilized. The highways were perfectly maintained and painted, the signs clear and informative and the speed-monitoring cameras primly intolerant. My destination …
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9 basic concepts Americans fail to grasp
Those who run around screaming about “American exceptionalism” often condemn countries like France, Norway and Switzerland to justify their jingoism. Sadly, the U.S.' economic deterioration means that many Americans simply cannot afford a trip abroad …
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Norway: The Two Faces of Extremism
During his trial in 2012, Breivik revealed that his three principal targets at Utøya were Gro Harlem Brundtland, Norway's first female prime minister, who was on the island earlier that day; then Foreign Minister Støre, one of the country's most …
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Norwegians' Swede-mashing and the sporting Smörgåsbord
Tens of thousands of Swedes have escaped unemployment to land of oil and money Norway. “Norway is an attractive country to work in,” says worknorway.se recruitment manager Mikael Ljung to Dagsavisen, adding that 50,000 wanting a job in Norway are …
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Jettison the Empire to save the Republic 2015
Following this post-World War II tradition of not declaring war and not retaining victory George Bush II led us into Afghanistan but instead of finishing the job at Tora Bora or leaving once the Taliban were crushed he/we stayed on for a nation …
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