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Venezuela's government, opposition to resume negotiations

Nov. 24, 2022 18:02 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of Venezuela and its opposition announced Thursday the resumption over the weekend of long-stalled negotiations meant to find a common path out of their country’s complex crisis. The announcement of the upcoming discussions in Mexico City comes...

Report: Norway sentences Russian for flying drone

Nov. 23, 2022 10:02 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Norwegian court on Wednesday sentenced a 34-year-old Russian to 90 days in prison for flying a drone in breach of a ban triggered by Russia's war against Ukraine, local media said. The man, who was not identified, was not suspected of espionage, the...

Benzema joins list of players who will miss the World Cup

Nov. 20, 2022 04:41 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Not every big soccer star will be playing at the World Cup. Some will be missing from the tournament in Qatar because of injuries or because their countries didn't qualify, including Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema of France and runner-up Sadio Mané of Senegal....

Holiday arrival: Rockefeller tree ushers in Christmas season

Nov. 12, 2022 13:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An iconic sign of Christmas arrived in New York City on Saturday as a crane hoisted an 82-foot (25-meter) Norway spruce into place at Rockefeller Plaza, where the 14-ton tree will be festooned with thousands of lights and topped with a star encrusted with millions of crystals. ...

Norwegian battery firm plans $2.6 billion plant in Georgia

Nov. 11, 2022 18:11 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Norwegian company will build a giant electric battery factory just southwest of Atlanta, company and state officials announced Friday, investing up to $2.6 billion over multiple phases. Freyr Battery said it would build an initial plant that would produce batteries...

Famed painting 'The Scream' targeted by climate activists

Nov. 11, 2022 11:00 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police said two climate activists tried in vain Friday to glue themselves to Edvard Munch’s 1893 masterpiece “The Scream” at an Oslo museum and no harm was reported to the painting of a waif-like figure appearing to scream. Police said...

Climate talks host Egypt gets green energy, transport deals

Nov. 09, 2022 13:34 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt, the host of this year's U.N. climate talks, is racking up a number of deals to green its energy and transport systems still heavily reliant on heavily polluting fossil fuels. The agreements include a $10 billion investment to replace...

Norway: Princess gives up royal duties amid fiancé questions

Nov. 08, 2022 09:35 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Princess Märtha Louise, the daughter of Norway’s King Harald, said Tuesday she no longer will officially represent the Norwegian royal house following “many questions relating to me and my fiancé's role.” The 51-year-old princess, who is fourth in...

2 dead, 1 injured as helicopter crashes in central Norway

Nov. 01, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A helicopter on a leisure flight crashed in central Norway Tuesday killing both passengers and severely injuring the pilot, authorities said. Norwegian police identified the dead passengers as a Norwegian man and a woman in their 60s. The pilot was found alive at...

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...