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Norway holds Muslim cleric for 4 weeks after Italy trial

Jul. 18, 2019 4:04 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An Iraqi-born Muslim cleric has been ordered held in custody for four weeks after he was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Italy for terror offenses. The Oslo District Court said Wednesday there is a risk that Mullah Krekar could flee. Norwegian broadcaster NRK said an Italian...

Diplomats: Europeans weigh sanctions on Venezuela's Maduro

Jun. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Major European nations are considering imposing sanctions on Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro and several top officials for their recent crackdown on political opponents, although divisions remain over the timing of any action for fear of derailing a negotiated exit to the country's...

Britain to intensify fight against climate change

Jun. 12, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's outgoing prime minister on Wednesday announced plans to eliminate the country's net contribution to climate change by 2050 as Europe's effort to slow global warming picked up speed. Theresa May said the plan will be put before Parliament later in the day. The amendment to the 2008...

Norway mediation effort in Venezuela's crisis slows

Jun. 7, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó said Friday that the opposition's demand for presidential elections is not negotiable, slowing mediation efforts by Norway aimed at resolving Venezuela's political crisis. "A new meeting isn't planned at the moment, we can get what we've proposed...

Norway says Venezuelan talks making progress

May. 29, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Norway's government on Wednesday praised progress made in talks between representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the political opponents trying to oust him, even as tensions mounted back home. The second round of meetings in Norway that ended Wednesday were...

Venezuela negotiators return to Norway for crisis talks

May. 26, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have returned to Norway for talks aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government said Saturday. Norway said it will mediate discussions next week in Oslo, in an indication...