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Nobel Prize ceremonies to be curtailed again due to pandemic

Sep. 23, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Prize ceremonies will be reined in and scaled-down for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, the foundation behind the coveted prizes said Thursday. The winners of this year's prizes in chemistry, literature, physics,...

Ruud helps Norway take 2-0 lead over Uzbekistan in Davis Cup

Sep. 17, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Casper Ruud’s Davis Cup debut as a Top 10 player resulted in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Khumoyun Sultanov on Friday, helping Norway take a 2-0 lead over visiting Uzbekistan in the World Group I playoffs. The 22-year-old Ruud — whose father, Christian,...

Mexico to be site of Venezuelan government-opposition talks

Aug. 05, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico will host a new round of talks between Venezuela’s government and opposition with Norway mediating, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday. Without providing more details, López Obrador said Mexico offered to be the site of...

Large meteor lights up skies in Norway

Jul. 26, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian experts say an unusually large meteor was visible over large parts of southern Scandinavia and illuminated southeast Norway with a powerful flash of light for a few seconds as many observers were reported to also hear a roaring sound afterwards. ...

Norway mourns 77 slain a decade ago in extremist attack

Jul. 22, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Church bells rang out across Norway on Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of the country’s worst peacetime slaughter as leaders called for renewed efforts to fight the extremism behind the attack that left 77 people dead. Norway was united in...

Memorial divides survivors 10 years after Norway massacre

Jul. 21, 2021 04:48 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — At 3:25 p.m. on July 22, a ray of sun should have illuminated the first of 77 bronze columns on a slice of land opposite Utoya island outside Norway's capital. Over the next three hours and eight minutes, it would have brushed each column in turn, commemorating...

Breivik survivors keep fighting for their vision of Norway

Jul. 19, 2021 05:28 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — On the 10th anniversary of Norway’s worst peacetime slaughter, survivors of Anders Behring Breivik’s assault worry that the racism which nurtured the anti-Islamic mass murderer is re-emerging in a nation known for its progressive politics. ...

Norway's July 22, 2011, terror attack: a timeline

Jul. 19, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — A timeline of the events of July 2011, when Anders Behring Breivik attacked the Norwegian government and a Labor youth camp on the island of Utoya, killing a total of 77 people, and the court proceedings that followed: July 22, 2011 ...

Church in Norway marks name change for transgender person

Jul. 18, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A Lutheran church in Norway has held a name change ceremony for a 49-year-old transgender person in what officials said marked the first such event in a place of worship in the Nordic country. Elin Stillingen lived the first 40 years of her life as a man...

2 teenage sisters killed by lightning in Norway mountains

Jul. 05, 2021 06:55 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two Norwegian teenage sisters were killed when struck by lightning during a hike in the southern Norway mountains, authorities said Monday. A third person, a sister to the pair, was seriously injured and was hospitalized. The sisters,...