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Norwegian mass killer loses second attempt to sue the state for alleged breach of his human rights

Feb. 15, 2024 12:09 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in 2011, on Thursday lost his second attempt to sue the state for what he claimed was a breach of his human rights. Breivik, who changed his name...

Airplane bumps into fence in third mishap in 2 weeks at Norway's main airport

Feb. 14, 2024 09:39 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Scandinavian Airlines plane struck a fence at the Oslo airport on Wednesday, causing minor damage to the aircraft and no injuries, the airline said. It was the third mishap in two weeks reported at Norway's main airport. The plane bound for Stockholm...

Sauna patrons dressed only in towels pull 2 from a car that plunged into a Norwegian fjord

Feb. 02, 2024 08:40 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Not all heroes wear capes. Some don't wear anything at all. With only towels around their waists, patrons aboard a floating sauna in a Norwegian fjord rescued two people whose car had plunged into the water. The car appeared to have driven...

Norway prepares for biggest storm in 30 years

Jan. 31, 2024 10:05 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's central Atlantic coast battened down Wednesday as authorities warned that the country could see its most powerful storm in three decades and urged people to stay indoors. Hurricane-force winds were expected to hit the region, as air traffic...

A plagiarism scandal rocks Norway's government

Jan. 24, 2024 11:32 AM EST

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — The specter of academic plagiarism — a hot topic in the U.S. — has now reached the heart of Norwegian politics, toppling one government minister and leaving a second fighting for her political career. Sandra Borch, Norway’s minister for research and...

Sami rights activists in Norway charged over protests against wind farm affecting reindeer herding

Jan. 19, 2024 06:49 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Some 20 activists have been charged after they blocked several entrances to Norwegian government offices over a wind farm that they say hinders the rights of the Sami Indigenous people to raise reindeer, their lawyer said Friday. The exact charge was not...

Heavy snowfall and freezing rain disrupt transport in Scandinavia and Germany

Jan. 17, 2024 19:48 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Heavy snow and freezing rain hit parts of northern and central Europe on Wednesday, bringing transport to a halt in some Scandinavian regions and causing major disruption at airports in Frankfurt and Oslo. At Frankfurt Airport, Germany's busiest, freezing rain forced...

Norwegian mass killer begins a second attempt to sue the state for an alleged breach of human rights

Jan. 08, 2024 15:58 PM EST

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norwegian far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in 2011, launched his second attempt at suing the state on Monday, accusing the Justice Ministry of breaching his human rights. Breivik, who has...

Children of imprisoned Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi accept the Nobel Peace Prize on her behalf

Dec. 10, 2023 14:50 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — The teenage children of imprisoned Iranian activist Narges Mohammadi accepted this year’s Nobel Peace Prize in the Norwegian capital on Sunday on behalf of the mother they haven’t seen in years, reading out a speech she penned from a Tehran prison as her medal rested on an...