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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Norwegian Foreign Minister Søreide

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide today.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Søreide discussed efforts to defeat the global pandemic and to deepen cooperation on the United Nations Security Council, climate change, human rights, Arctic issues, Transatlantic security, and global peace efforts, including Afghanistan ...
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21 Questions for an “Arctic Advisor”

Hillary LeBail is a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Coordinator for the Arctic Region at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. She visited Norway as an Emerging Leader in 2016 and took part in this year’s special Virtual Emerging Leaders event organized as part of Arctic Frontiers in Tromsø in February 2021. We thought this would be a good opportunity to learn more about Hillary and get her ...
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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Norway (January 28, 2021)

Location: Norway    Event: Below you will find the latest update regarding stricter Norwegian entry requirements. The Department of State advises all U.S. citizens to read country-specific  Travel Advisories  and  U.S. Embassy Oslo’s COVID-19 information page  for information.    On January 27, the Norwegian Government implemented stricter entry requirements with fewer exceptions. The changes will go into effect at 12:00am, the morning of Friday, January 29, 2021. For specifics and exceptions, ...
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Waivers to the COVID-19 testing requirement

Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and documentation from a licensed health care provider or public health official of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 ...
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Special Election in Louisiana’s 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts

The State of Louisiana will conduct two special primary elections on Tuesday, March 20, 2021, to fill a vacancy for the 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts. Congressional District 2 includes nearly all of the city of New Orleans and stretches west and north to Baton Rouge. Congressional District 5 includes rural northeastern Louisiana and much of central Louisiana, as well as the northern part of Louisiana’s Florida parishes in southeast Louisiana, ...
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