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Norway's opposition stretches poll lead as elections loom

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's centre-right opposition widened an already big lead over the ruling Labor Party in opinion polls, putting it firmly on course to win elections in less than three months, a fresh poll showed on Thursday.Full story

Thirteen Norwegians held in Algeria attack: PM

OSLO (Reuters) - Thirteen Norwegian employees of Norwegian energy firm Statoil are involved in a hostage situation in Algeria after Islamist militants attacked a gas plant partially operated by the firm, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said. Full story

Norway opposition stretching lead over Stoltenberg's government: poll

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's opposition Conservatives have increased their lead over the ruling Labour Party, indicating Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's government may be on course for defeat in an election this September, a poll showed on Thursday. Full story

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