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Nobel body: ‘Highly problematic’ that peace winner silent

Dec. 5, 2019 10:35 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute has called it “highly problematic” that the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner won’t attend any event next week where he could be asked questions publicly, while the spokesman for Ethiopia’s prime minister cited...

The Latest: Macron wants bigger Europe military role in NATO

Dec. 3, 2019 2:07 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the NATO summit in London (all times local): 7:05 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron said Europeans should play a greater role within the NATO military alliance in order to be less dependent on the United States. Macron said he wants “more European defense to get ... a...

European diplomats call for NATO political unity

Nov. 26, 2019 4:55 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Top diplomats from Germany and Norway are pushing back at questions about NATO’s relevance, saying the alliance needs political cohesion to succeed. Speaking at a forum hosted by Berlin’s Koerber Stiftung, Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide said Tuesday...

Russian FM: Decision soon on freeing convicted Norwegian

Oct. 25, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Russia will soon decide about the freeing of a Norwegian citizen serving a 14-year sentence for espionage in Russian jail, Sergey Lavrov, the country's foreign minister said, Friday. "Frode Berg has been convicted of espionage and has sought pardon. The pardon has been...

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...

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...