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Scientists prepare for year-long expedition to Arctic center

Sep. 20, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Researchers from more than a dozen nations prepared Friday to launch the biggest and most complex expedition ever attempted in the central Arctic — a yearlong journey through the ice they hope will improve the scientific models that underpin our understanding of climate change. The...

Norway's central bank raises key policy rate again

Sep. 19, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's central bank has decided to raise its key policy rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.50% Norges Bank says economic growth in the Scandinavian country "remains solid, and capacity utilization is somewhat above a normal level." In Thursday's statement, it noted that "the...

Bangladesh's leading cellphone companies in legal tussle

Sep. 18, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's two leading cellphone companies are negotiating with a regulator over claims of about $1.5 billion in unpaid taxes as they face a possible loss of their licenses amid a legal battle that could hurt investor confidence. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory...

US, Venezuela opposition majority renew support for Guaidó

Sep. 17, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition-led congress stood by Juan Guaidó on Tuesday, saying he will be the crisis-wracked nation's interim president until Nicolás Maduro's grip on power has been broken. The socialist government hours later released the No. 2 leader of congress, Edgar...

Norway police: Suspected mosque gunman's sister shot 4 times

Sep. 17, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police say the teenage stepsister of a man suspected of an attempted terrorist attack on a mosque was shot three times in the head and once in the chest by a .22-caliber rifle that was later found in his car. Oslo police told Norwegian news agency NTB that an autopsy...

The Latest: Trump says it's 'looking like' Iran is to blame

Sep. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "looking like" Iran was responsible for the attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, but he says he...

Hong Kong festival marked with pro-democracy messages

Sep. 13, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong people carried lanterns with pro-democracy messages and formed human chains on two of the city's peaks during mid-autumn festival celebrations Friday night, sustaining months-long protests for democratic reforms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Activists and...

Norwegian oil terminal evacuated after blaze on tanker

Sep. 13, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police evacuated people from a major tanker port in southern Norway Friday as a precaution after a fire on an oil tanker. Firefighters took two hours to extinguish the blaze on the Liberia-flagged Dubai Harmony, assisted by the vessel's crew, the local fire department said,...

5 new cases of mysterious disease found in dogs in Norway

Sep. 11, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities says five more cases have appeared of an unexplained disease that has affected dozens of dogs and killed at least 26 animals across the country. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority says it is still investigating the cause of the disease, whose symptoms...

Norway's highest court: child-like sex dolls violate the law

Sep. 11, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's highest court says it is "beyond doubt" that child-like sex dolls represent the sexualization of children and are a violation of Norwegian law. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Tuesday that the law on sexual offenses against children includes text, images, films and...