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Norway mass killer seeks parole 10 years after attacks

Jan. 18, 2022 13:21 PM EST

SKIEN, Norway (AP) — Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian far-right fanatic who killed 77 people in bomb-and-gun massacres in 2011, argued Tuesday for an early release from prison, telling a parole judge he had renounced violence even as he professed white supremacist views and flashed Nazi...

Nobel Peace Prize winners call for journalist protections

Dec. 10, 2021 12:15 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The two journalists who shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize received their awards Friday during a pomp-filled ceremony in Norway, with both warning that the world needs independent reporting to counter the power of authoritarian governments. Maria Ressa...

Nobel laureate: Media should fight for facts, not each other

Dec. 09, 2021 09:42 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Media worldwide should join forces in “fighting for facts” amid threats to press freedoms instead of competing with each other, Maria Ressa, joint winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace prize, said Thursday on the eve of the award ceremony in Norway's capital. ...

Norway caps indoor gatherings to ward off coronavirus

Dec. 08, 2021 06:58 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian government is introducing a 10-person limit for gatherings at private homes to counter an uptick in COVID-19 cases, although the number will be increased to 20 on Christmas and New Year's eves. It also is capping attendance at public events without...

EXPLAINER: Why does Beijing have the Olympics again?

Dec. 07, 2021 06:47 AM EST

The Beijing Winter Olympics open in just under two months and are the target of a diplomatic boycott by the United States, with others likely to follow. So how did Beijing land the Winter Olympics, so soon after it was host to the Summer Olympics in 2008? It will become the first...

Nobel Prizes awarded in pandemic-curtailed local ceremonies

Dec. 06, 2021 12:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Three 2021 Nobel Prize laureates said Monday that climate change is the biggest threat facing the world — yet they remain optimistic — as this year's winners began receiving their awards at scaled-down local ceremonies adapted for pandemic times. For a second...

Norwegian archaeologists find late Iron Age longhouses

Dec. 06, 2021 05:48 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian archaeologists said Monday they have found a cluster of longhouses, including one of the largest in Scandinavia, using ground-penetrating radar in the southeastern part of the country — in an area that researchers believe was a central place in the...

Live updates: California reports 2nd omicron case in 2 days

Dec. 02, 2021 21:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES — California is reporting its second confirmed case of the omicron COVID variant in as many days. The Los Angeles County public health department says a county resident is self-isolating after apparently contracting the infection during a trip to South...

Norway reports omicron cases linked to company party

Dec. 02, 2021 14:22 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — At least 50 people in and around Norway's capital have been infected with the omicron coronavirus variant, and the cases are connected to a Norwegian company’s Christmas party in an Oslo restaurant, officials said Thursday. The Norwegian...

Qatar detains 2 Norway journalists amid World Cup coverage

Nov. 24, 2021 11:11 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Security forces in Qatar detained two journalists from Norwegian state television for over 30 hours and deleted footage they gathered at a migrant labor camp as they tried to report on worker issues ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup, authorities said...