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Norway further tightens its restrictions on the entry of Russians

May. 23, 2024 05:25 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Thursday said it will further tighten its restrictions on the entry of people from Russia, saying those with tourist visas issued by Norway before regulations were tightened in 2022 or issued by another European country will be barred from entering the...

Norway, Ireland and Spain say they will recognize a Palestinian state, deepening Israel's isolation

May. 23, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Norway, Ireland and Spain said Wednesday they would recognize a Palestinian state, a historic but largely symbolic move that further deepens Israel’s isolation more than seven months into its grinding war against Hamas in Gaza. Israel denounced the decisions and recalled...

Spain, Ireland and Norway say they will recognize a Palestinian state. Why does that matter?

May. 23, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Spain, Ireland and Norway said Wednesday that they would recognize a Palestinian state on May 28, a step toward a long-held Palestinian aspiration that came amid international outrage over the civilian death toll and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip following Israel’s offensive. ...

The Latest | In historic move, a Palestinian state recognized by Spain, Ireland and Norway

May. 22, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

Norway, Ireland and Spain said Wednesday they were recognizing a Palestinian state, a move welcomed by Palestinians as an affirmation of their decadeslong quest while Israel recalled its ambassadors to the three countries. Several countries in the European Union indicated in recent...

Norwegian Islamist wanted over deadly shooting at LGBTQ+ festival is being sent back from Pakistan

May. 03, 2024 07:17 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A radical Norwegian Islamist who is suspected of complicity in the deadly shooting at an LGBTQ+ festival in Oslo two years ago has been expelled from Pakistan and is on his way to Norway, the Scandinavian country's government said Friday. Two people were...

Norway to add millions more to historic increase in defense spending announced last month

May. 02, 2024 06:25 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian center-left government said Thursday that it wants to add 7 billion kroner ($630 million) to the Scandinavian country’s armed forces over the next 12 years amid increased tensions in the region. The announcement came on top of plans...

Outgoing Dutch prime minister visits Turkey's Erdogan in his bid for the NATO chief position

Apr. 26, 2024 13:27 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Netherlands’ outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte was in Turkey on Friday, seeking support from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the Dutch official's bid for the position of NATO secretary general. Incumbent NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg, a former...

These are the countries where TikTok is already banned

Apr. 26, 2024 09:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — TikTok is in the crosshairs of authorities in the U.S., where new law threatens a nationwide ban unless its China-based parent ByteDance divests. It would be the biggest blow yet to the popular video-sharing app, which has faced various restrictions around the world. ...

Norway's health minister resigns after plagiarism accusation in latest scandal to rock the Cabinet

Apr. 12, 2024 06:50 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s health minister resigned Friday, the second Norwegian government member to step down this year amid allegations they plagiarized academic works. Ingvild Kjerkol resigned a day after a probe by Nord University in Bodoe in northern Norway, where...

Norway's health minister accused of plagiarism in latest ethics scandal to rock the government

Apr. 11, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An academic probe said Thursday that Norway's Health Minister Ingvild Kjerkol plagiarized parts of her masters' degree thesis three years ago, the second such case this year in the Norwegian government and the latest allegation of unethical behavior to rock the...