Latest Norway News

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...

Norway says Airbus sends out alert after helicopter crash

Sep. 11, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities said Wednesday the manufacturer of the helicopter that crashed last month in Arctic Norway killing six people is calling for "immediate visual inspection" of recently delivered choppers of the same type following preliminary findings. Norway's Accident...

Mysterious disease killing dogs in Norway

Sep. 7, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian authorities haven't been able to detect the cause behind an unexplained disease that is estimated to have killed dozens of dogs in the country in recent days, officials said Saturday. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said that it had been informed of another six cases of dogs...

Norway warns of right-wing terror attack in coming year

Sep. 6, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's domestic security agency warned Friday about the possibility of a terror attack from right-wing extremists "in the coming year." In a statement, the PST agency said it "now considers it possible that Norwegian right-wing extremists will try to carry out terrorist acts in...

Talks to create Asia's biggest telecom operator fall apart

Sep. 6, 2019 5:47 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Telecom companies Telenor of Norway and Malaysia's Axiata Group Berhad have ended talks about merging operations in Asia, a deal that would have created the region's biggest telecommunications operator with 300 million customers in nine countries. Telenor ASA said Friday that the...