20 February 2003

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Krekar to be deported – but cannot be forcibly expelledBush to visit Norway when Bondevik away in JapanBut why is he coming?Labour could drop EU membership as campaign issue at next electionStock Exchange celebrates Nagell-Erichsen convictionToday’s comment from Dagbladet

Hong Kong: Democracy on hold

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China's most powerful legislative committee has ruled Hong Kong will not have direct elections for its next leader in 2007, crushing hopes in the Chinese territory for a quick move toward full democracy.

Bakassi talks deadlocked

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Talks between Nigeria and Cameroon over oil-rich Bakassi peninsula have ended without agreement.

26 March 2003

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Defence Committee chairman: Norwegian submarine not helping USA in Iraq Boost for Bondevik No tidal wave of violence after all NOK 5.5 million swindle Go-ahead for fines to combat illegal advertisingKing crab to enrich Finnmark Investor mutiny could derail merger Statoil cocks a snook at Hydro over chief executive pay Nordea employees could face jobs free-for-all Today’s comment from Dagsavisen

18 March 2003

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PM believes war is inevitableInvestor opposition could block bank mergerBattle joined over Labour’s EU standpointPossibility of strike in private sector Today’s comment from Dagbladet

Somalia: Militia agrees ceasefire

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An Islamic militia fighting for control of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has agreed to a ceasefire, according to local clan elders.

Afghanistan: election vote count due

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Counting of ballots is due to begin for the first parliamentary and local elections held in Afghanistan in more than 30 years.

Iraq: Suicide bombs cause carnage

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A wave of blasts in Iraq from suicide bombers have killed more than 60 people and injuring more than 100 in the bloodiest day since February.

UK: Racist graffiti on cycletrack

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A number of racist graffiti has appeared on property along the Bristol to Bath cycletrack at Fishponds in the UK, according to police.

Italy cash out $1m to free hostages

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A senior Italian politician says ransom of $1m was paid for the release of two hostages held in Iraq.