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Scandinavian Airlines medevac plane lands in Malaysian island where Norwegian king is hospitalized

Mar. 01, 2024 04:35 AM EST

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — A Scandinavian Airlines medical evacuation plane arrived on Friday in Malaysia's northern resort island of Langkawi, where the Norwegian king is in hospital and being treated for an infection. King Harald V, Europe's oldest monarch at 87, was hospitalized...

Norwegian helicopter crashes in North Sea, killing 1 person and injuring 5 others, 2 seriously

Feb. 29, 2024 07:32 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A helicopter flying between an offshore oil platform and mainland Norway crashed into the North Sea, killing one person and injuring five others, two of them seriously, authorities said Thursday. The Sikorsky S-92 helicopter was on a training mission for...

Norway's King Harald, Europe's oldest monarch, in hospital in Malaysia after falling ill on vacation

Feb. 28, 2024 19:57 PM EST

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — King Harald V of Norway remained hospitalized with an infection on Malaysia's northern resort island of Langkawi on Wednesday as officials said that his condition was improving. Harald, Europe's oldest monarch at age 87, became ill while he was on...

King Harald V of Norway has been hospitalized with an infection while on vacation in Malaysia

Feb. 27, 2024 14:31 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — King Harald V of Norway has been hospitalized with an infection while on vacation in Malaysia, the Norwegian royal house said in a statement Tuesday. The 87-year-old monarch has had several illnesses in recent months, raising concern about the head of state's...

Marco Odermatt earns a third straight World Cup overall title with a 10th giant slalom win in a row

Feb. 24, 2024 17:48 PM EST

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Marco Odermatt clinched his third consecutive World Cup overall title on Saturday by claiming a 10th giant slalom victory in a row. The 26-year-old from Switzerland has been so dominant this season that he is assured of taking home the crystal globe...

Biathlon's governing body confirms its president is under investigation in Austria

Feb. 23, 2024 11:58 AM EST

SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The governing body for the Winter Olympic sport of biathlon has confirmed its president Olle Dahlin is under investigation by Austrian authorities. At the same time, its former president Anders Besseberg is awaiting a verdict in an alleged corruption trial...

Scandinavian storm tears a roof off a Swedish train station and leaves ferries idle but no one hurt

Feb. 23, 2024 08:53 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A storm packing strong winds in Sweden tore a roof off of the main train station in Goteborg on Friday, knocking out power and temporarily halting rail traffic in and out of the country's second largest city. There were no immediate reports of injuries. ...

Olympic equestrian champ cleared of violence in domestic dispute case

Feb. 22, 2024 14:33 PM EST

Former Olympic equestrian champion Kevin Staut was cleared by a French court on Thursday of assaulting his former partner, his lawyer told the Associated Press. Staut and Norwegian horse rider Marie Valdar Longem had accused each other of violence following an argument in a Bordeaux...

Norway will transfer funds to the Palestinian Authority after a monthslong standoff with Israel

Feb. 19, 2024 07:18 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway says it will transfer tax funds to the Palestinian Authority that have been frozen for months because of a dispute with Israel. Under interim peace agreements dating back to the early 1990s, Israel collects taxes and customs on behalf of the PA,...

Prosecutors seek prison term for former biathlon boss on last day of corruption trial in Norway

Feb. 15, 2024 15:15 PM EST

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Prosecutors asked for a prison term of three years and seven months for former world biathlon leader Anders Besseberg on the last day Thursday of his five-week trial in Norway. The 77-year-old Besseberg has denied charges relating to accepting bribes, a liaison...