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An Australian computer scientist who claimed to invent bitcoin referred to prosecutors for perjury

Jul. 16, 2024 08:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An Australian computer scientist found to have falsely claimed to be the mysterious creator of the bitcoin cryptocurrency will be referred to British prosecutors for “wholescale perjury and forgery of documents,” a London judge said Tuesday. Judge James Mellor,...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the beach volleyball competition

Jul. 12, 2024 05:18 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the beach volleyball competition at the Paris Games: Athletes to Watch —Anders Mol and Christian Sørum, Norway: Mol had surgery in March to repair a broken bone in his left foot. — Chase Budinger, United States: The 6-foot-7...

Jens Stoltenberg will wrap up a NATO summit for a final time at the helm

Jul. 11, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Jens Stoltenberg will bid farewell to NATO leaders on Thursday after chairing his final summit as the military alliance’s top civilian official, bringing an unofficial end to a decade at the helm during one of the most tumultuous periods in its history. ...

NATO-member Norway donates six F-16 jets to Ukraine

Jul. 10, 2024 11:31 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway will donate six F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine to defend itself from Russian attacks, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said Wednesday, adding that the jets will be important for Kyiv. Ukraine has long pleaded for the sophisticated fighter to give it...

A Norwegian citizen has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to spy for China

Jul. 02, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian citizen has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to spy for China, Norway's domestic security agency said Tuesday, declining to give details about the case. “We are in an initial phase. Therefore we are rather tight-lipped now. We are...

R. Sampanthan, face of the Tamil minority's campaign for autonomy after Sri Lanka's civil war, dies

Jul. 01, 2024 05:22 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Rajavarothiyam Sampanthan, an ethnic Tamil leader and lawmaker who became the face of the minority group's campaign for autonomy in Sri Lanka after the end of a brutal quarter-century civil war, has died. He was 91. A lawyer by profession, Sampanthan...

Norway starts stockpiling grain again, citing the pandemic, war and climate change

Jun. 25, 2024 09:40 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian government on Tuesday signed a deal to start stockpiling grain, saying the COVID-19 pandemic, a war in Europe and climate change have made it necessary. The deal to store 30,000 tons of grain in 2024 and 2025 was signed by agriculture and...

Norway tightens controls over adoptions from abroad but won't ban practice as investigation unfolds

Jun. 19, 2024 08:23 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway has tightened controls over adoptions from abroad but will allow them to continue as it conducts an investigation into the legality and ethics of past adoptions, the government said Wednesday. The move to keep allowing international adoptions for...

Spain and Turkey call on the international community to act to stop the war in Gaza

Jun. 13, 2024 11:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain and Turkey called on the international community Thursday to stop “looking the other way” and press for the end of Israel's attack on Gaza to crush Hamas, following a bilateral summit focused on strengthening economic cooperation between the Mediterranean countries. ...

Euro 2024 won't feature Europe's top striker. Who else is missing?

Jun. 11, 2024 07:10 AM EDT

Goalkeepers and defenders: Exhale. The most feared striker in Europe won’t be playing at the European Championship. That’s because Erling Haaland’s Norway didn’t qualify. Haaland’s goal-scoring statistics with both club and country are...