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4 European countries agree on trade deal with Mercosur

Aug. 24, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Free Trade Association, a group of four countries outside the European Union, has largely concluded a free-trade agreement with Mercosur, a South American trade bloc that includes Brazil. The Swiss economy ministry said Saturday that the agreement "in substance" was reached in...

Norway: Dutch cybersecurity expert likely died in accident

Aug. 23, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Norway believe a missing Dutch cybersecurity expert who had worked for the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks "most likely perished as a result of an accident" in a fjord. Police in northern Norway say Arjen Kamphuis, who was last seen on Aug. 20, 2018, when checking...

AP Explains: Brazil's environmental changes under Bolsonaro

Aug. 19, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pressure is rising around the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro to comply with Brazil's pledge to fight global warming, as the international community gathers in the northern state of Bahia for a week-long UN workshop on climate change. Bolsonaro, a far-right climate skeptic,...

Bolsonaro fires back after Norway, Germany suspend funding

Aug. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro took aim at Germany and Norway after they cut donations for Brazilian forestry projects in criticism of his policies, with the far-right leader saying they should focus on their own environmental problems. "Isn't Norway the one that kills whales up there in...

Alleged Christchurch gunman sends letter from prison cell

Aug. 14, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand officials admitted Wednesday that they made a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send a hand-written letter from his prison cell. The six-page letter from Brenton Tarrant was posted this week on the website...

Suspect in Norway mosque attack smirks in court appearance

Aug. 12, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

A Norwegian man suspected of killing his stepsister and then storming an Oslo mosque with guns appeared in court Monday with a smirk on his bruised face as evidence grew that he sought to emulate attacks by white supremacists in the U.S. and New Zealand. Security experts believe Philip Manshaus is the latest...

Pettersen handed Solheim Cup wild card

Aug. 12, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Norway's Suzann Pettersen was given a Solheim Cup wild card Monday despite having played just two tournaments since November 2017. Pettersen will make her ninth appearance in the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles next month. She was originally appointed one of European captain Catriona...

The Latest: Norway has had 'vague' tip on mosque shooter

Aug. 12, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on Saturday's mosque shooting in Oslo, Norway (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The head of Norway's domestic security agency says officials had received a "vague" tip a year ago about the suspected gunman in Saturday's Oslo mosque shooting, but it was not sufficient to act...

Norway officials say they received "vague" tip about suspected mosque gunman a year ago but "no concrete plans"

Aug. 12, 2019 8:21 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway officials say they received "vague" tip about suspected mosque gunman a year ago but "no concrete plans"

Norway: Alleged mosque gunman suspect in stepsister's death

Aug. 11, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A shooting at a mosque in Norway is being investigated as an attempted terrorist attack and the alleged gunman also is a suspect in his younger stepsister's slaying, police in the Norwegian capital said Sunday. A man in his 20s was taken into custody after the shooting inside the Al-Noor...