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Man in Norway bow-and-arrow attack pleads guilty to murder

May. 18, 2022 06:36 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man charged with killing five people and wounding four others in southern Norway when he attacked strangers with a bow and arrows and knives pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder and attempted murder. “I admit criminal guilt for the entire charges,”...

Turkey objects as Sweden, Finland seek NATO membership

May. 16, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Turkey´s president on Monday complicated Sweden and Finland´s historic bid to join NATO, saying he cannot allow them to become members of the alliance because of their perceived inaction against exiled Kurdish militants. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan doubled...

US edges Austria in OT, Canada routs Italy at hockey worlds

May. 15, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — Luke Hughes scored with 1:57 left in overtime to complete a United States comeback from two goals down to edge Austria 3-2 at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday. Benjamin Nissner scored in the first period and Paul Huber added another early in the...

Finland, Sweden inch closer to seeking NATO membership

May. 15, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Finland's government declared a “new era” is underway as it inches closer to seeking NATO membership, hours before Sweden's governing party on Sunday backed a plan to join the trans-Atlantic alliance amid Russia's war in Ukraine. Russia has long bristled about...

UN holds emergency meeting on Taliban crackdown on women

May. 12, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council held emergency closed consultations Thursday on the Taliban’s latest crackdown on Afghan women as it considered a presidential statement that would express deep concern at the new ban by Afghanistan's rulers on women leaving home “without...

Haaland moving to City after $63M deal with Dortmund

May. 10, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

Manchester City has agreed to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, bringing in one of the world’s most exciting young players as a belated replacement for club great Sergio Aguero. The 21-year-old Haaland will join City on July 1, the Premier League champions said in a brief...

Brazilian groups want direct access to U.S. forest funding

May. 10, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian environmental and Indigenous organizations, together with some companies, are urging the United States to come through with promised funding for forest protection and deal directly with people who live in the forest, have protected it and, they say, “are directly...

Norway discards COVID-19 vaccines as supplies exceed demand

May. 10, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian health authorities said Tuesday that the country has a surplus of COVID-19 vaccines and has already discarded more than 137,000 doses because there is declining demand in low-income countries. The Norwegian Institute of Public Health said it...

Norway slams Afghan Taliban edict demanding women cover up

May. 09, 2022 05:07 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway has slammed the latest Afghan Taliban edict demanding women cover up head to toe in public and warned that Afghanistan's new rulers are “steering the country toward a humanitarian, economic and human rights catastrophe.” The Taliban decree,...

Live updates | UN chief 'appalled' at reported school attack

May. 08, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says he is “appalled” at the reported attack on a school in the Ukrainian town of Bilohorivka, where many people were apparently seeking shelter from fighting. A U.N. spokesman said Sunday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...