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Norway: 2nd suspect sought in Pride festival shootings

Sep. 23, 2022 06:53 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Authorities in Norway are seeking a second suspect in a deadly shooting attack during the Norwegian capital's annual LGBTQ Pride festival, police said Friday. A 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran was arrested after the June shootings in...

LGBT solidarity march in Norway for canceled Pride parade

Sep. 10, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Hundreds of people marched through the Norwegian capital on Saturday in an LBGT solidarity event to honor the Pride parade that was canceled in June after a deadly shooting outside a popular gay bar. Marchers in “The Rainbow Train” passed the central Oslo...

Norwegian mass-murderer sues state again over isolation

Aug. 26, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011, is once again suing the Norway government in a bid to force an end to his isolation, Norwegian media reported Friday. Breivik has been in solitary confinement in prison...

Norway group wants to erect statue of euthanized walrus

Aug. 16, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A private fundraising campaign is underway in Norway to erect a statue of a walrus that drew crowds of spectators but was euthanized Sunday after authorities concluded the massive marine mammal posed a risk to humans. Known affectionately to fans as...

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...

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...

Russian official says Norway unblocks food for miners

Jul. 06, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

BARENTSBURG, Norway (AP) — Russian food supplies bound for an Arctic coal mining settlement have resumed transiting via mainland Norway after weeks of tension, a Russian representative said Wednesday. Sergey Gushchin, the Russian consul general based in the settlement of...

Norway: Pride attack suspect still won't talk to police

Jun. 29, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man held over a suspected Islamist deadly weekend shooting ahead of an LGBTQ festival in Oslo is still refusing to talk to police, making it hard to establish whether he had any accomplices, Norwegian authorities said Wednesday. Zaniar Matapour, a...

Norway: Deadly Pride attack suspect jailed, refuses to talk

Jun. 27, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The suspect in a deadly shooting ahead of an LGBTQ festival in the Norwegian capital, which authorities are treating as an Islamist attack, was ordered held Monday in pre-trial detention for four weeks — two of them in solitary confinement. He continued to refuse to be...