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Norwegian tanker owner denies fault in fatal Texas collision

Jan. 21, 2020 7:23 PM EST

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The owner of a chemical tanker ship has denied any liability for a collision with a fishing boat off the coast of Texas that killed one crew member and left two more missing and presumed dead. Norway-based Odfjell SE filed a motion Friday in response to a federal lawsuit brought by...

FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko walk before a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russia has halted oil supplies to Belarus after the two countries failed to renegotiate a contract amid talks of further improving their economic ties. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)

Belarus imports oil from Norway after Russia halts supplies

Jan. 21, 2020 12:08 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus started importing oil from Norway on Tuesday after Russia, its main oil provider, suspended supplies earlier this month amid stalled talks on further strengthening economic ties between two countries. Belarusian state-run oil company Belneftekhim said its subsidiary bought...

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg arrives for a NATO leaders meeting at The Grove hotel and resort in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. As NATO leaders meet and show that the world's biggest security alliance is adapting to modern threats, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is refusing to concede that the future of the 29-member alliance is under a cloud. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Norway left with minority government after populists quit

Jan. 20, 2020 10:03 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The populist Progress Party pulled out of Norway's center-right governing coalition Monday over the decision to repatriate an Islamic State group-linked woman and her two children from a detention camp in Syria. Prime Minister Erna Solberg said she would continue with a...

A journalist takes a closer look at the previously contested painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh, a 1889 self-portrait, of which the authenticity was confirmed during a press conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The painting, which belongs to the National Museum in Norway, was painted at the Saint-Paul de Mausole psychiatric institution in Saint-Remy de Provence, France. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Experts say Vincent van Gogh self-portrait is genuine

Jan. 20, 2020 6:37 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — After years of doubts about its authenticity, experts in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted by the Dutch master as he recovered in a French asylum from a mental breakdown. Van Gogh Museum researcher Louis van Tilborgh dispelled the doubts...

Summer Britcher, of the United States, celebrates a second-place finish in the women's sprint World Cup luge event in Lake Placid, N.Y., on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Russia's Ivanova edges US luger Britcher in Lillehammer race

Jan. 18, 2020 10:34 AM EST

LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — Tatyana Ivanova of Russia had the fastest time in both heats and won a women’s World Cup luge race on Saturday, while Summer Britcher of the U.S. won her third medal of the season Ivanova crossed the line in 1 minute, 35.482 seconds. Britcher took the silver in 1:35.599...

Croatia launches international bid to buy fighter squadron

Jan. 15, 2020 11:03 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — NATO-member Croatia said Wednesday it has approached seven other countries to buy a squadron of multi-role fighter jets for its air force . The Croatian government bid for a dozen used or new aircraft has been sent to the U.S., Sweden, France, Italy, Norway, Greece and Israel. The...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2019 file photo, a woman checks the Grindr app on her mobile phone in Beirut, Lebanon. Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws, a Norwegian consumer group said in a report Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. The Norwegian Consumer Council said it found “serious privacy infringements” in its analysis of how shadowy online ad companies track and profile smartphone users. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, file)

Dating apps leak personal data, Norwegian group says

Jan. 14, 2020 4:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws, a Norwegian consumer group said in a report Tuesday. The Norwegian Consumer Council said it found “serious privacy...

Norway to take 600 migrants moved from Libya camps to Rwanda

Jan. 9, 2020 5:16 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway says it will take 600 asylum seekers recently evacuated to Rwanda from Libyan detention centers as the Scandinavian country wants to stop the sometimes deadly smuggling of migrants across the Mediterranean Sea. “For me it is important to send a signal that we will...

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, cyclists enjoy a sunny day in Helsinki. Unusually mild weather in Finland left the southern part of the Nordic nation with a surprising absence of snow and an unusual delay in the start of “thermal winter,” meteorologists said. Mainland Finland recorded a high temperature of 7.9 degrees Celsius (46.2 F) and it reached 8.7 degrees Celsius (47.7 F) in the Aland Islands, an autonomous Baltic Sea region of Finland. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)

Finland sees unusually mild January, lack of snow in south

Jan. 8, 2020 1:43 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Unusually mild weather in Finland left the southern part of the Nordic nation with a surprising absence of snow Wednesday and an unusual delay in the start of “thermal winter,” meteorologists said. Mainland Finland recorded a high temperature of 7.9 degrees Celsius (46.2 F)...

Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after winning his match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Kyrgios serves up funds for Australia at debut of ATP Cup

Jan. 3, 2020 11:10 AM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios served 20 aces in a win that cost him $4,000 in local currency and helped set up Australia’s opening ATP Cup win over Germany. It was all for a cause. Kyrgios, so often considered the bad boy of tennis for his emotional behavior and outbursts, promised to...