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Norway arrests US far-right activist, seeks deportation

Nov. 2, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian authorities have arrested a high-profile U.S. white supremacist scheduled to speak at an international far-right conference in Oslo and say they will seek his deportation. Spokesman Martin Bernsen from Norway's domestic security agency PST told Norwegian public broadcaster NRK...

Pledges at int'l ocean meeting in Norway reach $64 billion

Oct. 24, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's foreign minister says countries at a two-day conference have pledged at least 583 billion kroner ($64 billion) toward protecting the oceans. Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide says a total of 370 pledges were made at the Our Ocean conference that ended Thursday in...

Norway downplays terror fears over injury to toddlers

Oct. 23, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's domestic security agency says early investigations into the injury of two toddlers in a stroller on an Oslo sidewalk by a man driving a stolen ambulance "doesn't look like a terrorist incident." PST spokesman Martin Bernsen told Norwegian VG newspaper Wednesday that the...

Oslo police shoot to stop man driving on sidewalk, 3 injured

Oct. 22, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An armed Norwegian man stole an ambulance and drove it along a sidewalk in Oslo on Tuesday, injuring two toddlers as police tried to stop him by shooting at the tires and ramming the vehicle. The 32-year-old man was injured and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder,...

Norwegian police say officers shoot man who stole ambulance, reports say he drove into crowd in Oslo

Oct. 22, 2019 7:31 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police say officers shoot man who stole ambulance, reports say he drove into crowd in Oslo.

The Latest: UN council to say well done in person to Ahmed

Oct. 11, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The president of the U.N. Security Council says its 15 members will be delivering a message in person in 10 days to Nobel peace laureate Abiy Ahmed: "Well done! You made us proud." South Africa's U.N. Ambassador Jerry Matjila,...

Ethiopia's reformist PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

Oct. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a dynamic young African leader whose sweeping reforms and surprising embrace of a bitter rival have been praised as an inspiration to the continent and a hopeful counterpoint to strongman movements far beyond it. Now the task for...

2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

Oct. 10, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare double...

Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries

Oct. 9, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — If you're reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. The batteries power cellphones, laptops, electric cars and countless other devices of modern life, and could become...

Are we alone? Nobel Prize goes to 3 who tackled cosmic query

Oct. 8, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are two of the most fundamental questions not just of science, but of humanity: How did we get here? And are we alone? A Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists split this year's Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for not quite answering those universal questions, but...