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Venezuela negotiators return to Norway for crisis talks

Norway says representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition will return to Oslo for mediation


Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway so tame people can pet it

A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to a military facility in Russia is so tame that residents can pet the mammal on its …


Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia’s foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure …


Norway opens probe into why cruise ship ventured into storm

Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,370 people set sail along the country’s often wild western coast despite storm warnings, forcing a …


Cruise ship stranded off Norway reaches shore

Accompanied by tug boats, the Viking Sky cruise ship has limped into the Norwegian port of Molde more than a day after issuing a mayday call in a storm that …


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Cruise ship passengers hauled off ailing ship by helicopter

A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call off Norway’s western coast Saturday, then began evacuating its 1,300 passengers and crew amid stormy seas and heavy winds in …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Reindeer ignoring borders have Norway locking antlers with Sweden

Since the end of the Ice Age, reindeer herds have grazed across northern Scandinavia happily unaware of the rise of the nation state. But now their disregard for borders, and …


Spin Control: Two dozen kids massacred by knife in Norway? No way.

When you check out some “facts” on the guns vs. knives argument, they don’t stand up.


Olympic buzz: The winners and losers of the Pyeongchang Games

Here, in the final Olympics Buzz of these Games, we take a look at some of the winners and losers.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 5:05 p.m.

Norway’s dominance in winter sports is hard to miss at Olympics

A country that most Americans don’t think a lot about is Norway, except if you watch the Winter Olympics and you are watching cross-country skiing.


Signe Wilkinson: No Norwegians, please, Mr. President!!!

The summer before last, my family spent two weeks investigating Norway and I can say with some certainty that we do not want more Norwegians coming to the United States. …


Trump lauded delivery of F-52s to Norway. The planes only exist in ‘Call of Duty.’

President Donald Trump’s announcement of U.S-made F-52s fighter aircraft delivered to Norway may have rattled its neighbor Russia, the source of rising tension among NATO allies. Was it a secret …


UPDATED: Sun., April 9, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

Teen asylum-seeker ID’d as suspect in Norway explosive case

A 17-year-old asylum-seeker from Russia was arrested Sunday in connection with an explosive device found near a busy subway station in Norway’s capital that police defused before it detonated, authorities …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Norway police neutralize explosive device, arrest suspect

Police in the Norwegian capital of Oslo said they neutralized an explosive device found in a busy area of downtown Oslo late Saturday night and said they had arrested a …


Win a trip for two to Norway from Jarlsberg Cheese

Contest runs April 1 through May 14.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:06 p.m.

We may be happy, but 13 other nations are happier, report shows

In Norway, oil prices have fallen, a threat to one of its main industries. Across much of the country, average daytime temperatures still hover around the freezing point. And yet, …


Norway: Russian hackers hit our spy agency, government

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Nine personal civil-servant email accounts in Norway have been targeted by hackers in “spear-phishing” attacks believed to be associated with Russian intelligence, the Norwegian security service said …


Norwegian mass murderer Breivik makes Nazi salute at court

SKIEN, Norway – Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik made a Nazi salute as he walked into a courtroom at a high-security prison where judges on Tuesday began reviewing a …


Reindeer may be weighing less due to global warming

Reindeer living on the Arctic island of Svalbard are getting smaller – and scientists say climate change may be the cause.


Gate stolen from Nazi concentration camp found in Norway

The investigation into how an iron gate stolen from the Nazis’ Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany ended up in western Norway may be complicated because “no useable evidence” has …


Norway’s Supreme Court refuses to grant Snowden safe travel

Norway’s Supreme Court has rejected Edward Snowden’s request for a legal guarantee that would allow him to collect an award in the Scandinavian country without risk of being extradited to …


Svalbard sees ‘shocking’ temperatures near freezing point

The Arctic archipelago of Svalbard has seen such extreme warmth this year that the average annual temperature could end up above freezing for the first time on record, scientists said …


Norway mulls giving mountain peak to Finland as gift

Norway is considering moving a mountain – or at least its peak – to neighboring Finland.


Fatal helicopter crash in Norway caused by technical failure

Norwegian investigators say last week’s helicopter accident in western Norway that killed 13 people was caused by technical failure and not human error.


11 dead, 2 missing after oil-rig helicopter crash off Norway

An oil-rig helicopter crashed Friday on an island off the coast of western Norway, killing 11 people and leaving two others missing, a rescue official said.


Norwegian court rules mass killer Breivik’s rights violated

Norwegian authorities have violated mass killer Anders Behring Breivik’s human rights by holding him in solitary confinement in a three-cell complex where he can play video games, watch TV and …


Prosecutors request mass murderer be institutionalized

OSLO, Norway — Prosecutors today asked a court to send confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik to a mental institution instead of prison for his massacre of 77 people in …


Norway massacre defendant claims self-defense

OSLO, Norway — The right-wing fanatic behind a bomb-and-shooting massacre that killed 77 people in Norway admitted to the “acts” on today but pleaded not guilty to criminal charges, saying …


UPDATED: Fri., July 22, 2011, 7:33 p.m.

Norway camp shooting toll rises to 80

A powerful bomb tore into the heart of Norway today, killing at least two people and injuring 15 as it ripped open buildings including the prime minister’s office. It was …