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Morocco: 3 sentenced to death in Scandinavian women slayings

Jul. 18, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

SALE, Morocco (AP) — Three men were convicted of terrorism and sentenced to death by a Moroccan court Thursday for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains. A fourth suspect who fled the scene was given life in prison. After several hours of deliberation, the court handed...

Correction: Norway-Italy-Radical Cleric story

Jul. 18, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In a story on July 16 about a Muslim cleric found guilty in Italy of planning terror, The Associated Press misidentified the lawyer of Mullah Krekar. His lawyer is Enrica Franzini, not Marco Vernillo. Vernillo represents another client in the case, but not Mullah Krekar. A...

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...

Tourist on electric scooter stopped in Oslo's tunnel system

Jul. 12, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Oslo say they have stopped a foreign tourist who was caught on surveillance cameras riding through part of a vast and busy tunnel system in the center of the Norwegian capital on an electric scooter. Police tweeted that the male tourist, who wasn't identified, had...

Officials: Progress made in talks on ending Venezuela crisis

Jul. 11, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Officials in both Venezuela's government and opposition reported Thursday that advances have been made in negotiations on breaking the country's political standoff and said further talks will be held next week. The upbeat assessment came after a third round of talks between the...

Danish mother seeks death for daughter's killers in Morocco

Jul. 11, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

SALE, Morocco (AP) — Nearly two dozen suspects returned to court on terrorism charges Thursday for the brutal slayings of two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains. The three main suspects in the December killings of Maren Ueland, 28, of Norway, and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, of Denmark,...

Norwegian low-cost airline's longtime CEO retires

Jul. 11, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The chief executive and co-founder of Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday he was retiring with immediate effect, saying he is "way over on overtime" to explain his departure. Bjoern Kjos, 72, had been CEO for the past 17 years and turned the small domestic carrier into a global...

Small leak found from nuclear Soviet sub that sank in 1989

Jul. 11, 2019 5:06 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A small radiation leak from a Soviet nuclear submarine that sank 30 years ago has been found, Norwegian researchers said Thursday, but it poses no risk to people or fish. Hilde Elise Heldal of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research said that levels "weren't alarmingly high."...

6 months after avalanche, corpse is found in Norway

Jul. 10, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police say the body of a Finnish man who was one of four people killed by an avalanche in January has been found. Police in the northern city of Tromsoe said Wednesday a search dog found the victim after attempts to locate him after the Jan. 2 avalanche were postponed...

Correction: Norway-Fast Fox story

Jul. 10, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In a story July 3 story about an arctic fox that walked more than 2,700 miles from Norway to Canada, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of animal as roughly 2 years. The fox was less than 1 year old. A corrected version of the story, which also clarifies the date...