Civil Defense False Alarm Creates Panic Over ‘Russian Invasion’ In Norway Town

Civil Defense False Alarm Creates Panic Over ‘Russian Invasion’ In Norway Town:

A small Norwegian town just inside the Arctic circle and which lies close to the Russian border was jolted awake shortly before midnight on Wednesday as its Civil Defense warning system was triggered and sirens blared, causing locals to believe they were under threat of Russian invasion.

Vadso Norway is a town of only 5,000 but is positioned close enough to its neighbor that locals can see Russia on a clear day. There has long been a Norwegian military intelligence base in Vadso, which monitors the nearby Russian Murmansk naval base across the border to the East, long serving as an observation post for Severomorsk – the main administrative base of the Russian Northern Fleet, out of which at the height of the Cold War over 200 submarines operated.


Map source: UK Daily Mirror


Vadso, Norway. Image via Trover.com

The false alarm originated when one of the town’s multiple defense early alert sirens was activated – subsequently discovered to be an alarm at the town’s old fire station, according to Norwegian public broadcaster NRK. The Norwegian language broadcaster further reported panic ensuing as “anxious residents feared a war had broken out” and as local police were flooded with phone calls from residents who believed “they were under attack.”

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Norwegian government: We will abandon international law if Sweden collapses (from Muslim migration)… will close borders to fleeing Swedes

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Norway’s $1.1 Trillion Wealth Fund Goes All-In On Asset Bubbles, Seeks Permission To Invest In Private Equity

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Norway’s $1.1 Trillion Wealth Fund Goes All-In On Asset Bubbles, Seeks Permission To Invest In Private Equity:

“The fund’s size, long-term horizon and limited liquidity needs may make it well-suited to investing in unlisted equity. A broader investment universe may also enable the fund to be invested in different types of company to those that are available in the public equity market.”

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“Why Would We Come?” Norwegians Respond To Trump’s Immigration Offer

“Why Would We Come?” Norwegians Respond To Trump’s Immigration Offer:

Christian Christensen, an American professor of journalism at Stockholm University in neighbouring Sweden, tweeted:

“Of course people from #Norway would love to move to a country where people are far more likely to be shot, live in poverty, get no healthcare because they’re poor, get no paid parental leave or subsidized daycare and see fewer women in political power. #Shithole”

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Report on sexual assaults in Arctic rocks Norway

Report on sexual assaults in Arctic rocks Norway:

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Generations of native Sami people living in remote northern Norway have been victims of rape and child sex abuse that has gone largely unreported and uninvestigated, police have acknowledged in a report citing deep failings in the way authorities operated there.

A police report covering the period from 1953 to August 2017 documented at least 151 sexual assaults, including 43 rapes, in the Arctic municipality of Tysfjord, which has a population of less than 2,000. Most of the cases were not reported at the time.

The youngest of the 82 victims identified by the police was 4, while the 92 suspected offenders were aged between 10 and 80. Some people appeared on both lists. As well as the rapes, 40 cases dealt with sexual intercourse with underage children.

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Early snow in Norway

Early snow in Norway: 

Authorities recommended chains and winter tires for motorists travelling on the E6 motorway near Dovre after heavy snowfall this morning. Yes, chains! And winter tires. In September.

Snow at the E6 near Hjerkinn on 20th September 2017. Photo: Statens vegvesen webkamera / NTB scanpix

“The snowfall comes early in the autumn, when many motorists are still using summer tyres,” said The Local, a Norwegian website (link below).

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