Articles by Bill W. Williams

Macedonia Seeks Name-Change

Seeks Name-Change to North Macedonia Macedonia’s National Assembly is advancing a national referendum this coming September to address formally changing the constitution to rename the…


POLL: 78% Sour on Brexit

Britain is poised to depart the European Union in March 2019, and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is attempting to negotiate an exit plan that…


Cambodia Election Brings Critics

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s political party reports Sunday, July 29th,that it has won the country’s national, general election held bereft of opposition.   The…


Slide Swamps Eidfjord Road

Fylkesvei / County Road 103 in Eidfjord was closed Sunday afternoon, July 29th, for 6 hours after a slide of mud, rocks & debris swept…



EU Mandates Pilot Assessments

The EU has moved to introduce stricter rules mandating mental health assessments for commercial pilots; this mandate following upon the GermanWings tragedy of a pilot…


Prisons Suffer Smuggled Drugs

The Norwegian Criminal Justice Directorate has released drug statistics during a period from 2010 to 2017; tallying an average of 800 illegal drug seizures within…


Tesla Profits Double @ NOK 50M

Wednesday, July 25, Tesla Norge Inc.released latest sales & revenue figures for the sales-period ending 2017; with the electric vehicle manufacturer more than doublingits gross…



New HIV Drug Saves NOK 65M

September 1, 2018, Sykenhusinnkjøp (Norway’s national hospital procurement: HF) will promote a scheme structured to offer Norway’s HIV patients a less expensive course of medicine…


Canoeing Accident Claims Vinje Man

Canoeing Accident Claims Vinje Man Air rescue helicopters, Rescue boats and emergency divers were put to task Sunday night in Telemark’s Raulandshomen district when a…


Electric Cars Save NOK 20k

Electric Cars Save households NOK 20k The Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association has released its 2018 survey of Norway’s electric vehicle owners and finds that a…


Record-Breaking Heat for Troms

  Norway’s extreme summer temperatures will bring the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (Yr.no) to task with having to rewrite their record books.   Wednesday saw Northern…


Strike Cancels 600 Ryanair Flights

The French Press Agency gives report that Ryanair, the Irish-based, largest air passenger carrier within Europe, has cancelled 600 pending flights due to an ongoing…


Bad Sleep Brings Dementia

Researchers at Sweden’s renowned Karolinska Institute have released the results derived from examining three sleep-studies performed within Sweden & Finland,with the sobering conclusion that suffering…


12 NEW MOONS Discovered

Using arrays of telescopes positioned worldwide, a team of astronomers has discovered 12 new moons around the solar system’s largest planet; Jupiter.   With these…


IMF Predicts Economic Growth

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its forecast of anticipated world economy performance statistics, with growth projected through the year 2020.   July 16th,…



Toxic Alert for Bergen Water

Bergen municipality has issued a recommendation to about 1,600 inhabitants to boil all water used for human consumption after tests revealed E. coli bacteria within…


DEAD: World’s Ugliest Dog

It was but a brief moment within the spotlight for 9 year old Zsa Zsa, a dog recently voted as the world’s ugliest. The English…