Judge Thomas Buergenthal with Nansen`s daughter, Marit Greve. Judge Thomas Buergenthal with Nansen`s daughter, Marit Greve.

Judge Thomas Buergenthal, then 10 years old, met Odd Nansen near the end of World War II. It was a meeting that would later save his life.

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This satellitestation at Svalbard, Norway, is a part of the current cooperation. It is run by Kongsberg Satellite Services.

Norway and the United States will sign an extension of their agreement for ten more years this week. This means that the two countries continue working together in outer space.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the Global Demining Initiative for the Colombia Ministerial at the Palace Hotel, in New York City, New York on September 18, 2016. . 
Photo: [State Department Photo/Public Domain].

"The Kingdom of Norway and the United States of America recognize the critical importance of clearing the landmines and unexploded ordnance that killed or injured more than 11,000 Colombians over the past 25 years and left Colombia one of the most landmine-affected countries in the world," according to a joint statement issued by the two countries on Sun. Sept. 18, 2016.

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Ketil Jansen (to the left) and Ulrik Denizou from the band Lemaitre.

The Norwegian band Lemaitre starts to make a name for themselves in the American music industry. Now the band are ready for their first tour as headliners.

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Norwegian artist Aurora Aksnes is ready for tour in the US. . 
Photo: Petroleum Records/Knut Åserud.

Norwegian artist Aurora Aksnes starts on her biggest tour of Europe and North America so far. She will promote her music extensively on the international arena, with 5 upcoming concerts on the east coast in November.

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Numerous Norwegian recording artists will be touring the U.S this fall, performing in genres from pop to black metal. Below is a partial listing. Check artists’ and venues’ websites for the most up-to-date information.

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DECORAH, Iowa — For a half century, the Folk Art School at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum has been sharing the artistry and skills of Scandinavian folk art with all of those who love making things with their hands. Now Vesterheim is celebrating that golden anniversary with the special exhibition, “50 Years of Folk Art,” on view September 3, 2016 through April 23, 2017.

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