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Mediation in Norway aims to resolve Venezuela crisis

May. 16, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving Venezuela's crisis accelerated on Thursday as the government and opposition sent envoys to talks in Norway, though the two sides' mutual mistrust and differences on key issues could prevent any quick solution. The Norwegian attempt to mediate...

The Latest: Cuban, Canadian FMs meet to discuss Venezuela

May. 16, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland have met in Havana to discuss issues including the crisis in Venezuela. Rodríguez confirmed the Thursday meeting on...

German submarine inspected for damage after mishap in Norway

May. 16, 2019 5:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German Defense Ministry says experts are assessing whether any serious damage was done to one of its submarines after its rudder touched the ground as it was leaving a Norwegian harbor. The ministry said Thursday that divers have taken photos of the ship's rudder and it shows no visible...

4 Greenpeace activists board oil rig in Arctic Norway

Apr. 29, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenpeace says four of its members have boarded an oil rig belonging to Norway's largest oil and gas company off the northernmost part of the country to protest drilling in the pristine Arctic by the state-owned company. Activist Karianne Andersen says the action is "to tell...

Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program

Apr. 9, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia's foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet. Speaking at the Arctic forum in St. Petersburg attended by...

Norway: Minister quits over partner's alleged threats to him

Mar. 28, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's justice minister has submitted his resignation after his partner was accused of setting his car on fire and other threatening acts. Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara said during a news conference on Thursday: "There is someone who needs me more than the government...