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A medical worker holding a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and a syringe during mass vaccination starts in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Authorities started to vaccinate the most vulnerable people in a coordinated effort. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Pfizer temporarily reduces European deliveries of vaccine

Jan. 15, 2021 2:01 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer confirmed Friday it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion doses per year. The EU Commission chief said she'd immediately called Pfizer's CEO. But in an indication...

Norway: Former minister's ex-partner gets 20-month sentence

Jan. 15, 2021 8:31 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The ex-partner of Norway’s former justice minister was convicted and sentenced to 20 months in jail Friday for setting a fire outside the politician’s home and other threatening behavior. The Oslo District Court found Laila Bertheussen guilty of setting fire to a...

Norway adjusts advice after vaccine deaths but isn't alarmed

Jan. 15, 2021 7:30 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials have adjusted their advice on who gets the COVID-19 vaccine in light of a small number of deaths in older people, leaving it up to each doctor to consider who should be vaccinated. The Norwegian Medicines Agency on Thursday reported a total of 29 people had...

NATO chief calls for justice over US Capitol mob siege

Jan. 14, 2021 12:24 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of NATO said Thursday that all those responsible for last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol should be held accountable, and he expressed confidence that American institutions are up to the job. “Democracy must always prevail over violence, and I’m...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 12, 2017, showing a Boeing 787 airplane being built for Norwegian Air Shuttle is shown at Boeing Co.'s assembly facility, in Everett, Wash, USA. Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday Jan. 14, 2021, it will focus on European destinations and close its long-haul operations as it struggles with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and debt restructuring. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, FILE)

Norwegian Air to end long-haul flights, focus on Europe

Jan. 14, 2021 6:47 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday it will focus on European destinations and close its long-haul operations as it struggles with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and debt restructuring. The airline said it will “focus on its core Nordics...

Deadly Norwegian landslide will cost at least $107 million.

Jan. 7, 2021 9:45 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A landslide that swept away homes in a residential area north of the Norwegian capital will cost insurance companies at least 900 million kroner ($107 million), a financial body said Thursday. Seven people were killed and three remain missing after the landslide in Ask, a village...

Rescue work continues after the large landslide that destroyed several houses at Ask in Norway, Tuesday, Dec. Jan 5, 2021.  Several homes were taken by the landslide early Wednesday Dec. 30, killing seven people, while three are still reported missing. (Terje Pedersen / NTB via AP)

Rescuers in Norway lose hope of finding landslide survivors

Jan. 5, 2021 10:52 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities said Tuesday they have given up hope of finding survivors of a landslide that swept away homes in a residential area almost a week ago, killing seven people. Three people are still missing from the Dec. 30 disaster that destroyed at least nine buildings...

Rescue workers continue their efforts on the site of a major landslide in Ask, Norway, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Norwegian officials are insisting that there's “still hope” of finding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide killed at least seven people as it carried away homes in a village near the capital. Three people are still missing. (Terje Pedersen/NTB via AP)

Hope fades in Norway landslide that left 7 dead; 3 missing

Jan. 4, 2021 8:46 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials insisted Monday that there was “still hope” ofnfinding survivors in air pockets five days after a landslide killed at least seven people as it carried away homes in a village north of the capital. Three people are still missing. Police spokesman...

Rescue crews work in the area at Ask in Gjerdrum, Saturday Jan. 2, 2021, after a massive landslide smashed into a residential area near the Norwegian capital on Wednesday. The landslide cut across a road through Ask, leaving a deep ravine that cars could not pass. (Tor Erik Schroeder/NTB via AP)

3rd body found after landslide in Norway; 7 still missing

Jan. 3, 2021 2:16 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Rescue teams searching for survivors four days after a landslide carried away homes in a Norwegian village found no signs of life Saturday amid the ruined buildings and debris. Three bodies have been recovered but searchers are still looking for seven more people believed to be missing....

Emergency services near the site of a landslide in Ask, northeast of Oslo, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. A landslide smashed into a residential area near the Norwegian capital Wednesday. (Fredrik Hagen/NTB via AP)

Search continues for survivors after major Norway landslide

Dec. 31, 2020 7:45 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Rescue workers in Norway on Thursday continued searching for 10 people, including children, who are missing a day after a massive landslide struck a residential area near the capital. Time was running out to find survivors in destroyed buildings amid wintry weather conditions. Authorities...