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2008-10-21 18:00:14

A Facebook group of northern Norwegians unhappy about losing the Winter Olympics has ballooned into a new political party in less than two weeks. "It's clear that folks along the coast of this country believe that enough's enough," Hakon Winther, one of those who started the ball rolling, told iTromso.no. Membership in the Facebook group ballooned to 6,200 within days, inspiring leaders to call a meeting Tuesday to form a secessionist party. Winther said that the proposed Republikken...

2008-09-09 12:00:00

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Kristinn Einarsson, Project Manager of National Energy Authority, Mobile: +354 863 9974; or Ossur Skarphedinsson, Minister of Industry, +354 545 8500 REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strong indications for some time of oil in the Dreki area, progress by leaps and bounds in oil exploration technology, a high oil price and possible economic gain are several of the main reasons that Iceland is now preparing a tender offer at the start of...