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UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

Landslide in Arctic Norway sweeps away 8 homes

Jan Egil Bakkedal had just prepared himself a sandwich when he heard a huge noise and realized that it was a landslide after which he ran out and filmed it …


UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

Spreading birthday card love in the time of coronavirus

Mona Helgeland was sad for her children. Their birthdays were coming up, but they were self-quarantined because of the coronavirus and going to miss celebrating with friends and family. So, …


Belarus imports oil from Norway after Russia halts supplies

Belarus started importing oil from Norway on Tuesday after Russia, its main oil provider, suspended supplies earlier this month amid stalled talks on further strengthening economic ties between two countries.


Ari Behn, Spacey accuser and ex of Norwegian princess, dies

Scandinavian writer Ari Behn – the ex-husband of Norwegian Princess Martha Louise and among the people who had accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct – died this week, his …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Lithuanians, Norwegian released in spy swap with Russia

Two Lithuanians and a Norwegian convicted of espionage in Russia were freed Friday in exchange for two Russians who had been in prison in Lithuania.


Pirates seize 4 aboard Greek-flagged ship off coast of Togo

Pirates seized four crew members from a Greek-flagged ship off the coast of Togo on Monday while authorities in neighboring Benin searched for nine people who were kidnapped from a …


More cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway

Norwegian authorities have recorded six new cases of a mysterious and potentially fatal canine disease that has now affected at least 173 dogs across the country, killing 43 of them.


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Arctic fox walks more than 2,700 miles from Norway to Canada

Norwegian researchers say an arctic fox walked from northern Norway to Canada’s far north, a distance of 2,737 miles, in four months.


Phil Neville relaxed going into England’s quarterfinal vs Norway

The quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup open with England playing Norway. England finished third at the tournament four years ago when Norway only made it to the round of …


Norway islanders want to go ‘time-free’ when sun doesn’t set

Residents of a Norwegian island where the sun doesn’t set for 69 days of the year want to go “time-free” and have more flexible school and working hours to make …


UPDATED: Sat., June 15, 2019

Crew members of the Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman have landed in Dubai after two days in Iran

Crew members of the Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman have landed in Dubai after two days in Iran


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

France beats Norway 2-1 to remain undefeated in World Cup

Host nation France recovered from scoring an own goal to beat Norway 2-1 for its second consecutive win at the Women’s World Cup. Eugenie Le Sommer scored the winner from …


Norway opens World Cup with 3-0 win over Nigeria

Guro Reiten and Lisa Marie Utland scored, and Norway opened the Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Nigeria. The 1995 winners played without Ada Hegerberg, the 2018 FIFA …


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

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

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

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

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

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 …


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Contest runs April 1 through May 14.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017

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 …