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2008-07-11 12:00:58

Norwegian oil and gas company StatoilHydro has said that production from the Snohvit field in the Barents Sea has resumed, after extensive service work comprising 150,000 labor hours.

2006-05-03 05:05:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent HAMMERFEST, Norway (Reuters) - Fed up with reindeer wandering the streets, one of the world's most northerly towns is building a 20-km (12-mile) fence to keep the animals out.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.