Latest Norway News

Ruud helps Norway take 2-0 lead over Uzbekistan in Davis Cup

Sep. 17, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Casper Ruud’s Davis Cup debut as a Top 10 player resulted in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Khumoyun Sultanov on Friday, helping Norway take a 2-0 lead over visiting Uzbekistan in the World Group I playoffs. The 22-year-old Ruud — whose father, Christian,...

After Norway election, Labor leader poised to become new PM

Sep. 14, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The leader of Norway’s Labor Party will start talks Tuesday in an attempt to build a coalition after the center-left bloc beat the incumbent Conservatives and won Norway's general election. With all votes now counted, the Labor Party and its...

Norway's center-left heads to victory in general elections

Sep. 13, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The center-left bloc headed to a victory in Norway's elections Monday as official projections pointed to the governing Conservatives losing power after a campaign dominated by climate change and the future of the country’s oil and gas exploration industry. ...

Conservative Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg concedes defeat in general election as Norway swings leftward

Sep. 13, 2021 17:39 PM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Conservative Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg concedes defeat in general election as Norway swings leftward.

First official election projection shows Norway heading to the left after eight years of a conservative government

Sep. 13, 2021 15:10 PM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — First official election projection shows Norway heading to the left after eight years of a conservative government.

Oil-rich Norway goes to polls with climate on the agenda

Sep. 12, 2021 07:34 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — North Sea oil and gas has helped make Norway one of the wealthiest countries in the world. But as Norwegians head to the polls on Monday, fears about climate change have put the future of the industry at the top of the campaign agenda. The...

The Latest: Taliban decrees end to unapproved demonstrations

Sep. 08, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — The interior ministry of the new Taliban government is seeking to end protests in Afghanistan after days of demonstrations that have brought heavy-handed assaults on protesters. The minister has issued an order to end all protests in the country —...

Sweden arrests 2 women suspected of war crimes in Syria

Sep. 07, 2021 04:59 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities arrested two women from Sweden suspected of committing war crimes in Syria, the prosecutors office and local media said Tuesday, the first such arrests in the Scandinavian country. According to a statement from the prosecutor's...

Missing ancient Mesopotamian artifacts seized in Norway

Sep. 03, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Nearly 100 missing tablets and other archaeological objects from ancient Mesopotamia have been found in Norway and seized, police said Friday. Authorities said they would now be examined to determine their authenticity and establish their...

The Latest: US strikes at IS in retaliation for bombing

Aug. 27, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The United States military struck back at the Islamic State on Saturday, bombing an IS member in Afghanistan less than 48 hours after a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group killed as many as 169 Afghans and 13 American service members at the Kabul airport. ...