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Norway: Former minister's ex-partner gets 20-month sentence

Jan. 15, 2021 8:31 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The ex-partner of Norway’s former justice minister was convicted and sentenced to 20 months in jail Friday for setting a fire outside the politician’s home and other threatening behavior. The Oslo District Court found Laila Bertheussen guilty of setting fire to a...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 12, 2017, showing a Boeing 787 airplane being built for Norwegian Air Shuttle is shown at Boeing Co.'s assembly facility, in Everett, Wash, USA. Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday Jan. 14, 2021, it will focus on European destinations and close its long-haul operations as it struggles with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and debt restructuring. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, FILE)

Norwegian Air to end long-haul flights, focus on Europe

Jan. 14, 2021 6:47 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday it will focus on European destinations and close its long-haul operations as it struggles with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and debt restructuring. The airline said it will “focus on its core Nordics...

Some houses remain standing while others are seen damaged after a landslide occurred in a residential area in Ask, near Oslo, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. Several houses have been destroyed, up to 200 people have been evacuated and nine injured in Norway in a landslide at a residential area near the capital Oslo. Norwegian police were alarmed around 4 am Wednesday that a landslide had occured in the village of Ask in the municipality of Gjerdrum, some thirty kilometers (12 miles) north of Oslo. (Fredrik Hagen/NTB via AP)

Landslide in Norway leaves 10 injured, more than 20 missing

Dec. 30, 2020 2:22 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — A landslide smashed into a residential area near the Norwegian capital Wednesday, injuring at least 10 people, leaving 21 unaccounted for and destroying several homes, authorities said. Some 700 people were evacuated amid fears of further landslides. Norwegian police were alerted at 4 a.m....

People queue in line to wait for coronavirus testing while maintaining social distancing at Seoul Plaza in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Koreans line up for virus tests as cases surge

Dec. 18, 2020 10:59 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — Long lines are snaking from coronavirus testing sites in the South Korean capital of Seoul on Saturday as the country reports 1,053 more confirmed cases, the fourth straight day over 1,000. Thousands are taking advantage of free tests being offered temporarily in the capital area. The...

Nurse Banu Mufale administers a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to physical therapist Becca Mamrol on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The hospital, Alaska's largest, plans to vaccinate 485 people this week. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool)

The Latest: Alaska reports 2nd adverse reaction to vaccine

Dec. 16, 2020 11:31 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska -- Health officials in Alaska have reported that a second health care worker had an adverse reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine. Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau says the two workers showed adverse reactions about 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine and were treated. One received the vaccine...

Norway intel: Russians likely behind parliament hacking

Dec. 8, 2020 11:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s domestic security agency said Tuesday that Russian hackers linked to Russia’s military intelligence service GRU are “likely” behind a cyberbreach earlier this year of the Norwegian parliament's email system. The security agency said the email...

Norwegian Air seeks bankruptcy protection, to restructure

Nov. 18, 2020 11:12 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Wednesday it is seeking restructuring and bankruptcy protection in Ireland, where its fleet is held, saying the decision was “in the interest of its stakeholders.” “Norwegian will continue to operate its route...