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Norway says Russia was behind hacker attack on parliament

Oct. 14, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's foreign minister said Russia is behind a break-in into the Norwegian Parliament’s email system in August, calling the intrusion “a serious incident that affects our most important democratic institution.” “It is our assessment that Russia is...

Oslo police seize e-scooter that can go 3x the speed limit

Oct. 13, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Oslo have seized a tuned, privately-owned electric scooter with a top speed of 58 kilometers per hour (36 mph), which is nearly three times the speed limit for it. The electric scooter was seized during a control program Monday in downtown Oslo in a joint operation with...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 4, 2019 file photo, King Harald V of Norway and his wife Sonja leave the Notre Dame cathedral after attending at the funeral of the Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, in Luxembourg. Norway’s 83-year-old King Harald V was admitted to the main hospital in Oslo Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 to undergo an operation to replace a heart valve, the palace said. The surgery will not be an open heart operation, the palace said. The king will be awake, and the operation will be performed via the groin with local anesthesia. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Norway's aging king discharged after heart surgery

Oct. 12, 2020 8:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — King Harald V of Norway was discharged from the main hospital in Oslo on Monday after a successful operation to replace a heart valve. “The king is in good shape,” the monarch's doctor, Bjoern Bendz, said after the surgery at the Rikshospitalet’s...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2015 file photo, a child carries a parcel from the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Mwenezi, Zimbabwe. The WFP has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe. The announcement was made Friday Oct. 9, 2020 in Oslo by Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Nobel Committee. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)

World Food Program wins Nobel Peace Prize for hunger fight

Oct. 9, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting hunger and seeking to end its use as "a weapon of war and conflict” at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has driven millions more people to the brink of starvation. Announcing the prize, the Norwegian...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 4, 2019 file photo, King Harald V of Norway and his wife Sonja leave the Notre Dame cathedral after attending at the funeral of the Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, in Luxembourg. Norway’s 83-year-old King Harald V was admitted to the main hospital in Oslo Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 to undergo an operation to replace a heart valve, the palace said. The surgery will not be an open heart operation, the palace said. The king will be awake, and the operation will be performed via the groin with local anesthesia. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Successful heart operation for Norway's aging monarch

Oct. 9, 2020 6:07 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s 83-year-old King Harald V on Friday underwent an operation to replace a heart valve at the main hospital in Oslo. The palace said it was successful and his condition was described as good, the palace said. Following the surgery at Rikshospitalet’s...

Norway’s aging king to undergo heart valve operation

Oct. 8, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s 83-year-old King Harald V was admitted to the main hospital in Oslo Thursday to undergo an operation to replace a heart valve, the palace said. “This intervention is necessary to improve the king’s breathing. This type of operation is performed...

FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo, a national library employee shows a gold Nobel Prize medal in Bogota, Colombia. The Norwegian Nobel committee will announce the winner of the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday Oct. 9, 2020. The announcement is anticipated as a chance to impart hope at a time when the world faces numerous disruptions, including the coronavirus pandemic, accelerating climate change, and threats to democratic governance. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara, File)

Nobel Peace Prize awaited as ray of hope after a tough year

Oct. 7, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

In a year of the coronavirus pandemic, military conflicts, democratic backsliding and accelerating climate change, Friday's announcement of this year's Nobel Peace Prize is being awaited as a chance to impart hope to a world in turmoil. From climate activists to political dissidents to international...

Norway's aging king leaves Oslo hospital

Sep. 28, 2020 8:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s 83-year-old King Harald V left the main hospital in Oslo on Monday, four days after he was admitted with breathing difficulties, the Norwegian palace said. In brief statement, the royal household said Rikshospitalet was “continuing the...

FILE - In this Saturday, May 4, 2019 file photo, King Harald V of Norway and his wife Sonja leave the Notre Dame cathedral after attending at the funeral of the Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, in Luxembourg. The Norwegian palace reported on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 that the country's popular 83-year-old king, Harald V, has been admitted to the main hospital in Oslo. It gave no information about his condition. Harald, the country’s first native-born king since the 14th century, ascended the throne upon the death of his father King Olav in 1991.  (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Aging Norwegian king admitted to Oslo hospital

Sep. 25, 2020 6:02 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s 83-year-old King Harald V was admitted to the main hospital in Oslo on Friday with breathing difficulties, the Norwegian palace said. It added that he tested negative for COVID-19. The palace said his son, Crown Prince Haakon, has stepped in and taken over his...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, young people attend a protest of the Fridays For Future movement in Berlin, Germany. Ten cities around the world on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, joined New York and London in committing to divest from fossil fuel companies as part of efforts to combat climate change. Berlin, Cape Town, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Oslo and others pledged to take “all possible steps to divest city assets from fossil fuel companies and (increase) financial investments in climate solutions.” (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

From LA to Oslo, 12 cities pledge to divest from fossil fuel

Sep. 22, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ten cities around the world on Tuesday joined New York and London in committing to divest from fossil fuel companies as part of efforts to combat climate change. Berlin, Cape Town, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Oslo and others pledged to take “all possible steps to divest city assets from...