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Former biathlon leader found guilty in Norway on corruption charges linked to favoring Russia

Apr. 12, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The long-time former biathlon leader accused of protecting Russia from doping cases was found guilty of corruption charges in his native Norway on Friday and sentenced to more than three years in prison. Anders Besseberg was convicted of accepting bribes in the...

Norway's health minister resigns after plagiarism accusation in latest scandal to rock the Cabinet

Apr. 12, 2024 06:50 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s health minister resigned Friday, the second Norwegian government member to step down this year amid allegations they plagiarized academic works. Ingvild Kjerkol resigned a day after a probe by Nord University in Bodoe in northern Norway, where...

Norway's health minister accused of plagiarism in latest ethics scandal to rock the government

Apr. 11, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An academic probe said Thursday that Norway's Health Minister Ingvild Kjerkol plagiarized parts of her masters' degree thesis three years ago, the second such case this year in the Norwegian government and the latest allegation of unethical behavior to rock the...

Viktor Hovland prepares to unveil his reengineered swing at the Masters

Apr. 09, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — To anyone watching from the outside, Viktor Hovland's swing one year ago was a thing of beauty, producing crisp, accurate shots that led to an opening-round 65 at the Masters and kept him in contention until the back nine on Sunday. Helped him win the BMW...

Norway's top authority revokes a decision by a city to only take Ukrainian refugees

Apr. 09, 2024 06:26 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A top authority in Norway said Tuesday that it was revoking a decision by a city council to only take Ukrainian refugees and not others, saying it was contrary to the Norwegian Constitution and the Scandinavian country's discrimination laws. The office...

Today in History: April 9, Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant, ending the Civil War

Apr. 09, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 9, the 100th day of 2024. There are 266 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at...

Mikaela Shiffrin and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde announce their engagement

Apr. 05, 2024 13:38 PM EDT

INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) — Skiing power couple Mikaela Shiffrin and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde have announced they're engaged to be married. Shiffrin, a two-time Olympic champion who has won a record 97 World Cup races, holds her ring up to the camera in one of several photos they...

Norway wants a 'historic increase' in defense spending of $56 billion over the next 12 years

Apr. 05, 2024 08:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian center-left governnment said Friday it plans “a historic increase” in defense spending of 600 billion kroner ($56 billion) over the next 12 years. “We need a defense that is fit for purpose in the emerging security environment," Prime...

Klaus Mäkelä, just 28, to become Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director in 2027

Apr. 02, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

Klaus Mäkelä was hired Tuesday to succeed Riccardo Muti as music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and will become the youngest head since its start in 1891. A Finn who turned 28 in January, Mäkelä has had an astonishing rise in the music world, becoming principal guest...

AP Sports Week in Pictures: Vegas fight, Tour of Flanders and flying feet in Marseille

Apr. 02, 2024 07:05 AM EDT

The super lightweight title fight between Isaac Cruz and Rolando Romero in Las Vegas and the Tour of Flanders produced two of the Associated Press' most memorable sports photos over the past week. AP photographers were on hand for the biggest sports stories across the globe — and...