In Norway, Clinton seeks "Arctic allies"

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in the Swedish capital on Saturday evening after a short trip to neighbouring Norway.

After a visit on board a research ship outside the Norwegian town Tromsö, Clinton said she was not surprised but worried when she was shown several signs of climate change, the news agency TT reports.

"Even if it might seem an overwhelming task to mitigate the effects of global warming, we can all do something," she said.

She said the USA will seek to co-operate with Norway when it came to the Arctic, where receding ice is unveiling significant oil and gas reserves, and called the two nations "Arctic allies".

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