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Norway hits export record amid soaring gas prices

Aug. 15, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norway's exports reached a record in July, driven mainly by higher natural gas prices. The Scandinavian country’s statistics agency on Monday said Norwegian exports reached 229 billion kroner ($24 billion) last month, 0.4% higher than the previous record set in...

Norway bridge collapses, drivers of 2 vehicles rescued

Aug. 15, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A wooden bridge over a river in southern Norway collapsed early Monday, with a car plunging into the water and a truck getting stuck on a raised section. The drivers of both vehicles were rescued and doing well, police said. Police were alerted shortly...

Norway puts down Freya the walrus that drew Oslo crowds

Aug. 14, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Norway have euthanized a walrus that had drawn crowds of spectators in the Oslo Fjord after concluding that it posed a risk to humans. The 600-kilogram (1,320-pound) female walrus, known affectionately as Freya, became a popular attraction in Norway in...

Western nations pledge more military support for Ukraine

Aug. 11, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Western countries agreed Thursday to continue long-term funding to help Ukraine’s military keep fighting nearly 5½ months after Russia invaded its neighbor, saying 1.5 billion euros ($1.5 billion) has been pledged so far and more is coming. The money...

Inflation rises in Denmark, Norway, hitting food costs hard

Aug. 10, 2022 06:30 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Annual inflation in Denmark came at 8.7% last month — rising at the fastest pace since 1983 — while the figure in neighboring Norway reached 6.8%, authorities said Wednesday. Statistics Denmark said the price of goods has increased by an average of...

Woman injured by polar bear on Norway’s Svalbard Islands

Aug. 08, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A polar bear attacked a campsite Monday in Norway’s remote Arctic Svalbard Islands, injuring a French tourist, authorities said, adding that the wounds weren't life-threatening. The bear was later killed. The woman, who was not identified, was part of a...

Norwegian cruise ship runs aground; no passengers on board

Aug. 05, 2022 05:11 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Norwegian cruise ship operator Hurtigruten says one of its ships has run aground in a fjord off the Nordic country's west coast. Hurtigruten said the MS Richard With cruise ship was not in ordinary service and there were no passengers on board when the incident...

Norway's king hospitalized due to fever; in stable condition

Aug. 04, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Norway’s 85-year-old King Harald V has been admitted to a hospital in the capital Oslo due to an examination relating to fever, the Norwegian palace said in a brief statement Thursday. “His Majesty The King was admitted to Rikshospitalet today for investigation...

Security Council can't agree on statement lauding grain deal

Jul. 27, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has been unable to agree on a statement welcoming last week’s deal to get grain and fertilizer moving from Ukraine and Russia to millions of hungry people around the world, Norway's U.N. ambassador said Wednesday. The statement also...

Russia taking over ownership stakes in Arctic oil field

Jul. 26, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announced further moves Tuesday to take over foreign ownership stakes in energy projects, saying it would acquire the stock in an Arctic oil field now held by French and Norwegian companies. The Russian government said it approved a proposal for the Russian oil...