Microsoft signs MoU with Equinor on carbon capture and storage value chain

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Microsoft and Equinor October 14, representing the Northern Lights carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, serves as a great example of transatlantic public-private cooperation on new technology development, as well as a strong signal when it comes to addressing shared global challenges.  Chargé d’Affaires Richard Riley was pleased …

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U.S. Bombers & Allied Aircraft Integrate to Fly Over All 30 NATO Nations in a Day

In a unique spin on regularly recurring Bomber Task Force (BTF) missions in Europe, six U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers will fly over all 30 NATO nations in Europe and North America on Aug. 28. This single-day mission titled Allied Sky is intended to demonstrate NATO solidarity, enhance readiness and provide training opportunities …

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ACTING U.S. ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES FEDERAL CHARGES AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATION TO DISMANTLE ONLINE PIRACY GROUP

The Sparks Group is Alleged to Have Caused Tens of Millions of Dollars in Losses to Film Production Studios NEW YORK – Acting United States Attorney Audrey Strauss for the Southern District of New York, Special Agent-in-Charge Peter C. Fitzhugh of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York Field Office, and Inspector-in-Charge Philip …

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Interior and Norway Strengthen Offshore Energy and Mineral Resource Knowledge and Experience

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior formalized its partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy of the Kingdom of Norway to strengthen cooperation in offshore mineral, oil and gas, and wind energy activities. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Katharine MacGregor and Norwegian Ambassador to the U.S. Kåre R. Aas signed a Memorandum …

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PRC National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO May 27, 2020 PRC National People’s Congress Proposal on Hong Kong National Security Legislation Last week, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National People’s Congress announced its intention to unilaterally and arbitrarily impose national security legislation on Hong Kong. Beijing’s disastrous decision is only the latest in a series …

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B-1s integrate with allies and partners; fly over Sweden for first-time

Two B-1B Lancers from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, conducted a long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission to the Nordic region May 20, 2020. The mission marked the first time B-1s have flown over Sweden to integrate with Swedish Gripens while conducting close-air support training with Swedish Joint Terminal Attack …

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The U.S. is Leading the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Developing a Vaccine

As outlined in its recent  Action Plan , the United States is bringing together the brightest minds in U.S. government agencies, the private sector, universities, and overseas partners to develop vaccines and therapeutic interventions to protect the world from COVID-19.  The United States is using its G7 Presidency to catalyze the power and resilience of the world’s leading …

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U.S., U.K. Ships Operate in the Barents Sea

BARENTS SEA – Four U.S. Navy ships and a Royal Navy ship entered the Barents Sea, working together to conduct maritime security operations in the challenging environmental conditions above the Arctic Circle, May 4, 2020. Three Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyers USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) are supported …

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Press Release: Travel Restrictions to the United States to Mitigate Risks Posed by COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE Oslo March 12, 2020 — On March 11, President Donald J. Trump issued a Proclamation to mitigate risks posed to the United States by the COVID-19 situation worldwide. The Proclamation sets certain temporary restrictions and limitations on entry into the United States for persons who have been in the Schengen Area during the …

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Remarks by President Trump and NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg After 1:1 Meeting

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                          December 3, 2019 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND NATO SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG AFTER 1:1 MEETING Winfield House London, United Kingdom 9:21 A.M. GMT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much.  It’s a great honor to be with Secretary General Stoltenberg of NATO.  This is …

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U.S. Embassy Launches American Movie Night Series in Partnership with Cinemateket

Oslo, Norway – This Saturday the U.S. Embassy is starting a new monthly series of free screenings of classic American movies in partnership with Cinemateket in Oslo.  This monthly American Movie Night series kicks off with a screening of the 1961 classic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Although tickets for Saturday’s event sold out within hours, there …

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California er den mest populære delstaten for norske studenter i USA

(Oslo) – Ifølge nye tall publisert i årets « Open Doors » utdanningsrapport, er California den mest populære destinasjonen for norske studenter i USA. Av 1.988 norske studenter i USA i år, studerer 436 i «The Golden State».  The University of California Berkley er fotsatt den mest populære skolen for norske studenter, med 87 nordmenn registrert i …

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U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer Visits Norway

(Oslo, Norway) – The United States Secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer, visited Norway on November 13 and 14.  While in Norway, Secretary Spencer met with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Minister of Defense Frank Bakke-Jensen, and other high-level Government officials.  This visit demonstrates the importance of our bilateral defense relationship and the high …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Søreide

November 13, 2019 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met yesterday with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide in Washington, D.C.  Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Søreide spoke about preparations for the upcoming NATO Leaders Meeting.  They also discussed defense cooperation, the Arctic, and global security issues, including in Afghanistan and Syria.  The Secretary thanked Foreign …

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The United States and Norway Complete Joint B-52 Training Exercises

November 7, 2019 – Oslo, Norway The United States Air Force (USAF) has concluded a nearly month-long series of joint training with NATO Allies and partners across Europe involving B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, operating out of RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom.  This includes an exercise …

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USA trekker seg ut av INF-avtalen

UTTALELSE FRA UTENRIKSMINISTER POMPEO USA trekker seg ut av INF-avtalen 2. august 2019 2. februar 2019 ga USA seks måneders forhåndsvarsel om oppsigelse av traktaten om Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) på grunn av Den russiske føderasjons fortsatte brudd på avtalen. I henhold til avtalens Artikkel XV trer USAs oppsigelse i kraft i dag da Russland …

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Secretary Tillerson on Norway’s Constitution Day

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC May 17, 2017 On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate Norway on the 203rd anniversary of Constitution Day. Almost five million Americans trace their origins to Norway, and the Norwegian-American community has played a proud role in U.S. history. Those close …

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