In Norway, Indigenous Sami protest outside prime minister’s office against wind farmJune 2, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Dozen of activists, including Indigenous Sami, protested Friday outside the office of Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, vowing to block entry to remind Norway's government that they want a wind farm removed because they say it endangers the reindeer herders’ way of life.
Kieffer, Forsström share lead on opening day of European OpenJune 1, 2023 GMT
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Maximilian Kieffer delighted home fans at the European Open with a 4-under 69 for a share of the lead after the first round.
The 32-year-old Kieffer, bidding to be the first German winner on home soil for 15 years, carded five birdies and an eagle – offset by three bogeys – to share a one-stroke lead with Simon Forsström on Thursday.
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The United States will soon open a small diplomatic mission in Norway that will be its northernmost in the world and only such facility above the Arctic Circle, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Thursday.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Denmark said Thursday that they seized 277 bicycles stolen in Norway as they were being transported by truck to Germany.
Police said they detained the truck driver - a Lithuanian national who wasn't identified in line with police policy - who was also sought by Norwegian authorities for a “similar crime.”
Norway’s ailing king celebrates Constitution Day as thousands of flag-waving children cheerMay 17, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s King Harald V, who was released from a hospital earlier this week, appeared Wednesday on the royal castle’s balcony to salute the thousands of children marching by as the Scandinavian country celebrated its Constitution Day.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s King Harald V was released from a hospital Monday after receiving treatment for an infection, the Norwegian palace said.
The 86-year-old monarch was admitted to Oslo’s main hospital, Rikshospitalet, a week ago.
Norway takes over presidency of Arctic Council from RussiaMay 11, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Thursday took over the Arctic Council's rotating chairmanship from Russia amid questions about what role the eight-country intergovernmental body can play in protecting the polar region after the invasion of Ukraine prompted Western countries to suspend cooperation with Moscow.
Norway’s aging king hospitalized with an infectionMay 8, 2023 GMT
Norway's aging king, Harald V, has been admitted to a hospital and is receiving treatment for an infection, the Norwegian palace said in a brief statement Monday.
”The king has been diagnosed with an infection that needs to be treated, and will therefore remain in hospital for a few days,” the palace said, adding that the condition of the 86-year-old monarch was stable.
Norway raises rate again to fight inflationMay 4, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s central bank said Thursday it had raised its key interest rate by a quarter-percentage point to 3.25%, saying the move was “needed to dampen inflation.”
Norges Bank said the country's inflation — which reached 6.5% in April – “is high and markedly above the target of 2%." It added that the rate would most likely be raised again next month.
Ukraine’s Zelenskyy in Finland for summit of Nordic leadersMay 3, 2023 GMT
HELSINKI (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, for a one-day Nordic summit.
Zelenskyy is expected to meet with four Nordic prime ministers who are gathering at the residency of the Finnish President Sauli Niinistö on Wednesday.
Asylum-seeking ex-member of Wagner Group sentenced in NorwayApril 27, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A court in Norway sentenced a former contractor of the Wagner Group, a private Russian military company known for brutal tactics, to 14 days in jail for disorderly conduct and for carrying an air gun in a public place.
Russia expelling 10 Norwegian diplomats in tit for tat moveApril 26, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Ten Norwegian diplomats in Moscow were ordered to leave Russia Wednesday, in what Oslo said was “an act of revenge” for its move this month to expel 15 Russian diplomatic staff for alleged spying.
Ex-Wagner Group member faces Norway court for bar brawlApril 25, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A former member of the Russian private military contractor Wagner Group who’s seeking asylum in Norway has admitted charges of resisting arrest after a bar brawl and carrying an air gun.
Nordic news outlets: Russian yachts, cargo ships spy at seaApril 19, 2023 GMT
HELSINKI (AP) — Russia is suspected of spying in the waters of the Baltic Sea and North Sea using civilian fishing trawlers, cargo ships and yachts, the public broadcasters of four Nordic countries said in a joint investigation published Wednesday.
Former leader of biathlon indicted on corruption chargesApril 17, 2023 GMT
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The former president of the International Biathlon Union has been indicated in his home country of Norway after accusations he took bribes, authorities said Monday.
Anders Besseberg was president of the sport's governing body for more than 20 years before stepping down in 2018, shortly after Austrian police raided the IBU headquarters.
Expelled Russian diplomats are spies, Norwegians sayApril 14, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A senior Norwegian spy agency officer said Friday that ”the intelligence threat from Russia is not gone, but significantly reduced” after Norway expelled 15 Russian diplomats on suspicion of spying.
Norway expels 15 Russian diplomats suspected of spyingApril 13, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's government said Thursday that it was expelling 15 Russian diplomats from the country, saying they were suspected of spying while working at the Russian Embassy in Oslo.
Norway makes country’s largest-ever cocaine seizure in OsloMarch 31, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police made the largest-ever cocaine seizure in Norway when they discovered 800 kilograms (1,760 pounds) of the drug in boxes of fruit in Oslo, officials said.
Norwegian news agency NTB said late Thursday that the drugs were found this week following a tipoff from German police who seized 1,200 kilograms (2,645 pounds) in Potsdam on Tuesday.
Great debuts for De la Fuente, Joselu as Spain beats NorwayMarch 25, 2023 GMT
MALAGA, Spain (AP) — A winning debut for coach Luis de la Fuente with Spain. And a magical one for striker Joselu.
Joselu scored in the 84th and 85th minutes — shortly after coming off the bench — to help seal Spain’s 3-0 win over Norway on Saturday in De la Fuente’s first game in charge.
With new coach, Spain aims to boost scoring against NorwayMarch 24, 2023 GMT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — It's been more than a decade of disappointments for Spain following the team's golden era that netted the 2010 World Cup title and two European championships. Now, with a new coach in charge, the team that once took a possession-based attack to its maximum expression with its “tiki-taka” passing style will have yet another chance to breathe new life into a system that again looked outdated at last year’s World Cup.
Injured Haaland to miss Euro 2024 qualifiers for NorwayMarch 21, 2023 GMT
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Erling Haaland has left Norway’s training camp because of a groin injury and will miss the team's upcoming European Championship qualifying games, the national federation said Tuesday.
EU’s top diplomat hails deal on artillery shells for UkraineMarch 20, 2023 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries have endorsed a fast-track procedure aimed at providing Ukraine with sorely needed artillery shells to repel Russia's invasion forces, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Monday, as Moscow maintains its focus on attacking the industrial east of the war-ravaged country.
Norwegian skiers edge Switzerland in team event at finalsMarch 17, 2023 GMT
SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Norway won the mixed team parallel event at the World Cup Finals on Friday after Timon Haugan beat his Swiss opponent Semyel Bissig in the decisive run.
Livio Simonet and Andrea Ellenberger gave Switzerland a 2-1 lead in the final, but Haugan’s triumph handed Norway the victory as its faster run times broke a 2-2 tie.
Odermatt wins World Cup super-G, secures title in disciplineMarch 5, 2023 GMT
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Marco Odermatt of Switzerland wrapped up another World Cup super-G title by winning the race in Aspen on Sunday with a smooth run through a challenging course.
Odermatt has been dominant all season in the super-G, taking five of the seven World Cup races.
Shiffrin’s quest for win 86 moves to Stenmark’s SwedenMarch 5, 2023 GMT
KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 's quest to tie Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark's record of 86 career World Cup victories now moves to his home country.
World Cup downhill in Aspen halted due to low visibilityMarch 3, 2023 GMT
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A downhill race in Aspen, Colorado, was canceled Friday after 24 racers due to the deteriorating weather conditions and with Adrian Smiseth Sejersted of Norway in line for his first World Cup win.
Shiffrin misses out in super-G, still chasing 86th victoryMarch 3, 2023 GMT
KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 's hunt for a record-tying 86th career victory was extended for at least another day.
Norway’s leader meets Indigenous Sami as protests endMarch 3, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre met with Indigenous Sami reindeer herders Friday after more than a week of protests against wind farms that activists say endanger the herders' way of life.
Norway’s government apologizes to Sami reindeer herdersMarch 2, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian government apologized Thursday to reindeer herders after activists spent a week protesting a wind farm that they say hinders the rights of the Indigenous Sami people in central and Arctic Norway.
Protests force Norway’s energy minister to cancel UK tripMarch 1, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s energy minister on Wednesday canceled a trip to the U.K. because of a protest against a wind farm that campaigners say hinders the rights of the Sami Indigenous people to raise reindeer in Arctic Norway.
Shiffrin dominates training as she eyes Stenmark’s recordMarch 1, 2023 GMT
American skier Mikaela Shiffrin dominated downhill training in Norway on Wednesday ahead of what could become another record-breaking weekend.
Protesters to Norway’s energy minister: you talk ‘nonsense’February 28, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s energy minister was told Tuesday he was speaking “nonsense” as he met with activists protesting a wind farm they say hinders the rights of the Sami Indigenous people to raise reindeer in Arctic Norway.
Norway protests target wind farm on land used by herdersFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Dozens of activists, including Greta Thunberg of neighboring Sweden, blocked the entrance to Norway’s energy ministry in Oslo Monday to protest a wind farm they say hinders the rights of the Sami Indigenous people to raise reindeer in Arctic Norway.
Norway’s Steen Olsen earns 1st World Cup win in slalomFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Norwegian ski racer Alexander Steen Olsen earned his first World Cup win after AJ Ginnis of Greece was disqualified for missing a gate in a slalom event held on a snowy Sunday at the Palisades Tahoe resort.
Austrian Marco Schwarz takes win in tight giant slalom raceFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Marco Schwarz of Austria won a tight giant slalom race Saturday as the men’s World Cup circuit made a stop at the Palisades Tahoe resort for the first time since 1969.
Ginnis’ skiing silver is Greece’s 1st big winter sport medalFebruary 19, 2023 GMT
COURCHEVEL, France (AP) — AJ Ginnis’ long journey to skiing glory began on the relatively obscure slopes of Mount Parnassus north of Athens, took him briefly to the Austrian Alps as a teenager, then over to Vermont and eventually a spot on the U.S.
Oil-rich Norway donates $7.4 billion in aid to UkraineFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The parliament of oil-rich Norway on Thursday announced that the Scandinavian country is donating 75 billion kroner ($7.4 billion) to Kyiv as part of a five-year support package, making Norway one of the world’s biggest donors to war-torn Ukraine.
Norwegian skiers collect 3 of 6 medals in parallel at worldsFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Norwegian skiers collected three of the six medals in the individual parallel events at the Alpine skiing world championships on Wednesday.
Maria Therese Tviberg of Norway and Alexander Schmid of Germany won gold in the women’s and men’s races, respectively.
US skiers cast injury aside to win team event gold at worldsFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Broken bones. Surgeries. Rehab. Stinging losses.
American resilience and a never-give-up attitude following a series of physical and mental challenges paid off for Nina O’Brien, Tommy Ford, Paula Moltzan and River Radamus at the skiing world championships on Tuesday — all the way to gold in the team event.
Norway official who spied for the Soviets has died in MoscowFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Arne Treholt, the former Norwegian Foreign Ministry official who was convicted of spying for the Soviet Union in what became Norway’s biggest Cold War espionage scandal, has died, authorities said Monday.
Norway: Russia is a threat for all of EuropeFebruary 13, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Russia is the main security threat for all of Europe and will remain so for a long time, Norway's intelligence officials said Monday, warning that recent burnings of Islam's holy book in Scandinavia could possibly lead to terror attacks in the country.
Bassino edges Shiffrin as Italy goes 2-for-2 at ski worldsFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
MERIBEL, France (AP) — Two days after Federica Brignone won the gold medal in the combined to open the skiing world championships, Italian teammate Marta Bassino added another in the super-G by edging Mikaela Shiffrin.
Norwegian minister apologizes over TikTok on her work phoneFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's justice minister apologized Wednesday for having failed to admit, when quizzed in Parliament, that she had installed and used TikTok on her government-issued phone.
Equinor: Q4 Earnings SnapshotFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
STAVANGER NORWAY, Norway (AP) — STAVANGER NORWAY, Norway (AP) — Equinor ASA (EQNR) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $7.9 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Stavanger Norway, Norway-based company said it had profit of $2.51.
Norway looks to donate $7.3 billion in aid to UkraineFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Oil-rich Norway is looking to donate 75 billion kroner ($7.3 billion) to Kyiv as part of a five-year support package that would make the Scandinavian country one of the world’s biggest donors to war-torn Ukraine, the Norwegian government said Monday.
Norway PM says oil profits to fund more aid to UkraineFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre of Norway said Thursday that the oil-rich Scandinavian country will become one of the world’s top donors to Ukraine when his two-party center-left government presents another planned military and civilian aid package.
Ex-Wagner Group member apologizes to Ukrainians in NorwayJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN (AP) — A former member of the Russian private military contractor Wagner Group who's seeking asylum in Norway has apologized to Ukrainians living in the Scandinavian country, who object to his presence there.
Swiss skier Odermatt wins super-G for 2nd win in 2 daysJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Swiss skier Marco Odermatt overcame a tricky course setting to win a men’s World Cup super-G Sunday for his second victory in two days, just over a week before the start of the world championships.
Norway releases former top Wagner Group memberJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities said Wednesday that they have released a former high-ranking member of the Russian private military contractor Wagner Group who has sought asylum after entering the country illegally.
Norway detains former top Wagner Group member seeking asylumJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A former high-ranking member of the Russian private military contractor Wagner Group seeking asylum in Norway is in custody on suspicion of entering the Scandinavian country illegally, authorities said Monday.
Haaland scores 4th hat trick for City in 3-0 win over WolvesJanuary 22, 2023 GMT
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Erling Haaland scored his fourth Premier League hat trick of the season to lead Manchester City to a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton as Pep Guardiola’s midweek message got through to the champions on Sunday.
Norway archaeologists find ‘world’s oldest runestone’January 17, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Archaeologists in Norway said Tuesday that have found a runestone which they claim is the world’s oldest, saying the inscriptions are up to 2,000 years old and date back to the earliest days of the enigmatic history of runic writing.
Norway wants to talk to asylum-seeker from Wagner GroupJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian police unit that investigates war crimes said Tuesday that it wants to talk to a Russian asylum-seeker who reportedly is a former high-ranking member of the private Russian military contractor Wagner Group.
High-ranking Wagner Group member seeks asylum in NorwayJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Russian man who reportedly is a former high-ranking member of the Russian private military contractor Wagner Group, has sought asylum in Norway, authorities said Monday.
Kristoffersen wins World Cup slalom, completes Norway sweepJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Henrik Kristoffersen raced through steady falling snow to win a World Cup slalom Sunday and give Norway a three-race weekend sweep.
For the third straight day, in three different disciplines, a Norwegian won with a home Swiss racer runner-up.
Braathen beats boyhood buddy McGrath to win World Cup slalomJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — Close friends since childhood, Lucas Braathen and Atle Lie McGrath fulfilled their shared dream Sunday by finishing 1-2 in a World Cup ski race.
Braathen, who is two days older than his fellow 22-year-old McGrath, got the win in a slalom to extend Norway’s dominating run in the discipline.
Crane crashes onto mall in Norway amid high winds; 1 deadJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A construction crane crashed onto a shopping mall in central Norway on Friday amid strong winds, killing one person and injuring at least two others, police said.
The winds likely caused the unmanned crane, which was at least 50 meters (165 feet) high to slam onto the mall in Melhus, which is south of Trondheim, the Scandinavian country’s third-largest city, police spokesman Ebbe Kimo told the VG newspaper.
Australia to buy US-made HIMARS in boost to defense systemsJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced Thursday it will boost its defense capabilities by spending more than 1 billion Australian dollars ($700 million) on new advanced missile and rocket systems, including U.S.-made HIMARS which have been successfully used by Ukraine's military.