Norway approves same-sex marriage law

OSLO, Norway, June 12 (UPI) -- Norwegian lawmakers said that, despite opposition from conservative critics, they have approved a law allowing same-sex couples to marry.

Student gets 30 days for cake assault

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A Norwegian business college student received a 30-day jail term Monday for throwing a cream cake at the Finance minister on her first day at work.

Student faces 15 years for throwing cake

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A Norwegian student who could get 15 years in prison for throwing a cake at the finance minister says he hopes to put his legal troubles behind him.

Political cake-throwing in Scandinavia

OSLO, Norway, July 28 (UPI) -- A 24-year old student in Norway may face serious charges after throwing a cake at Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen, Aftenposten reported.

Norway leaders divided over Israel boycott

OSLO, Norway, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Norwegian Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen is backing a planned consumer boycott of Israeli goods, contradicting her government's policy.

Kristin Halvorsen, 7 January 2009

Kristin Halvorsen (born 2 September 1960 in Horten, Vestfold) is a Norwegian socialist politician and has been the Minister of Finance since 17 October 2005 in Stoltenberg's second cabinet.

Taking over as leader of the Socialist Left Party in 1997, she established an unprecedented level of consensus within the party. The last few years have been marked by high polling numbers, but at the 2005 election, the party received a disappointing 8.8 percent, down almost 10 percent from the best polls. Many who describe themselves as being on the left side of the party have suggested that Halvorsen step down.

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