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Trial starts in Norway for Putin ally's son who flew drone

Nov. 29, 2022 08:43 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The son of a Russian businessman close to President Vladimir Putin denied any wrongdoing Tuesday at the start of his trial in northern Norway, where he is accused of violating a law that bars Russians from flying drones. Andrey Yakunin who holds both a...

Norway ups military preparedness, cites need for vigilance

Oct. 31, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway said Monday it's stepping up its military preparedness, but the NATO member's Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said there is “no reason to believe that Russia will want to invade Norway or any other country directly." “We must be more...

Norway arrests man wanted by Rwanda for role in genocide

Oct. 19, 2022 08:10 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man in his 40s who is wanted by Rwanda for his role a genocide in the African country has been arrested in the Norwegian capital of Oslo upon an extradition request, authorities said Wednesday. Thea Elise Kjæraas, a spokeswoman for Norway’s National...

Several people try to enter Iranian Embassy in Oslo

Sep. 29, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Several people in a violent crowd attempted to enter the Iranian Embassy in Oslo, police said Thursday, with scuffles breaking out and rocks being thrown at officers. Authorities said 90 people had been detained. A crowd had gathered outside the...

2 more arrests in deadly attack during Norway Pride festival

Sep. 26, 2022 06:17 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting during the Norwegian capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival, police said Monday. The total number of suspects is now at four. A 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran...

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...