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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.

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: 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. ...

The Latest: Australia, New Zealand evacuate hundreds

Aug. 23, 2021 22:44 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's prime minister says Australian and New Zealand officials evacuated more than 650 people from Kabul Airport over Monday night. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Tuesday five flights had left the airport in the busiest day of...

The Latest: Official Taliban websites abruptly go offline

Aug. 20, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

BOSTON — Taliban websites that delivered the victorious insurgents’ official messages to Afghans and the world at large in five languages have abruptly gone offline. It is not immediately clear why the sites in the Pashto, Urdu, Arabic, English and Dari languages went...

Norway mourns 77 slain a decade ago in extremist attack

Jul. 22, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Church bells rang out across Norway on Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of the country’s worst peacetime slaughter as leaders called for renewed efforts to fight the extremism behind the attack that left 77 people dead. Norway was united in...

Memorial divides survivors 10 years after Norway massacre

Jul. 21, 2021 04:48 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — At 3:25 p.m. on July 22, a ray of sun should have illuminated the first of 77 bronze columns on a slice of land opposite Utoya island outside Norway's capital. Over the next three hours and eight minutes, it would have brushed each column in turn, commemorating...

Norway's July 22, 2011, terror attack: a timeline

Jul. 19, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — A timeline of the events of July 2011, when Anders Behring Breivik attacked the Norwegian government and a Labor youth camp on the island of Utoya, killing a total of 77 people, and the court proceedings that followed: July 22, 2011 ...