A gay Santa Claus with explicit images featured in Norwegian advert

Europe 11/25/21, 17:12

The Norwegian Postal Service company launched a Christmas advertisement showing a controversial homosexual romance between Santa Claus and a man named Harry. The ad includes explicit images of a passionate kiss between the two men. The video released Monday was titled "When Harry met Santa," which quickly went viral not only in ...

Lovely friendship between 81-Year-Old woman and wild deer

Inspired Stories 11/06/21, 18:58

Following her husband's death, Mette Kvam lives alone in a mountain home in Aurland, Norway. She was alone every day of her life. Then something remarkable happened one day when Mette began to notice that one particular deer visited her home daily. "Flippen," a wild deer, pops up on her doorstep ...

Man kills 5 and injures more with bow and arrows

Europe 10/14/21, 15:46

Authorities are investigating a man suspected of murdering multiple people with a bow and arrow on Oct. 13. Norwegian police near Oslo are questioning the suspect after he allegedly tried to resolve a "disagreement" by firing multiple projectiles, which killed five and seriously injured two about 6:15 p.m. He was arrested within ...

What Norway reclassifying COVID means

News 09/30/21, 01:43

When Norway reclassified COVID-19 as a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), it did not mean health officials in this country thought the virus was as ordinary as flu.  On Sept. 25, the Norwegian government lifted all COVID-19 restrictions and allowed its community back to normal operations after 561 days of the harshest ...

Norway accuses China of cyber-attack on parliament

Europe 07/20/21, 01:42

Norway on Monday, July 19 concluded that China was responsible for the March 10 cyber breach on its parliament's e-mail system.  “This was a very serious incident affecting our most important democratic institution,” Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide said in a statement. “Following a detailed intelligence assessment, it ...

Toddler found dead on beach identified as an illegal immigrant

United Kingdom 06/09/21, 00:35

Authorities confirmed a deceased child that washed up on a Norwegian beach belongs to a Kurdish-Iranian family of refugees who died at sea. Investigators finally know the identity of an 18-month-old male whose remains were discovered at the beginning of 2021 on Karmoy Island, about 455km (283 miles) west of Oslo. The ...

77-foot tree installed at New York City’s Rockefeller Center

New York 11/09/19, 13:44

A Norway spruce that was purchased as a sapling 60 years ago has been installed at New York City's Rockefeller Center as the anchor of the upcoming Christmas festivities. The 77-foot (23.5-meter) tree from the village of Florida, New York, was lifted into place Saturday. Carol Schultz bought the sapling in 1959 ...

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been harvested

New York 11/07/19, 13:44

A Norway spruce that years ago was displayed on its owner's coffee table will soon rise in a much grander setting: the middle of Rockefeller Center. Carol Schultz bought the sapling for the 1959 Christmas season. After displaying it in her home in the village of Florida, New York, she planted ...

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

Europe 10/11/19, 05:29

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country's two-decade border conflict with Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Institute on Friday also praised the "important reforms" that Abiy, Ethiopia's leader since April 2018, has launched at home. The ...

Norway says Venezuela mediation to resume next week

America 05/25/19, 15:41

Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition have decided to return to Norway for a mediation effort aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government said Saturday.Norway said it will facilitate discussions next week in Oslo, in an indication that the negotiation track is ...

Seeking more respect, superstar Hegerberg out of World Cup

Sports 05/23/19, 01:28

With a no-nonsense look etched on her face, Ada Hegerberg stares straight into the camera and says: "Now it's time for action."It's fitting the Norwegian superstar was chosen as the face of a recently launched campaign aimed at improving the profile and standards in women's soccer.Not just because, as the ...

24 in Morocco face trial in Nordic hikers’ slayings

Europe 05/16/19, 11:00

Twenty-four people went on trial Thursday in Morocco on terrorism charges for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hikers that was then shared on social networks.The 24 were brought to the court in the coast city of Sale in armored vehicles and did not speak at the hearing, which ...

Venezuelan government, opposition head to talks in Norway

America 05/15/19, 23:05

The Venezuelan government and opposition have sent envoys to Norway to attend talks on ways of ending the South American country's crisis, though their mutual mistrust and differences on key issues are likely to slow chances of progress.The development reported by officials Wednesday appeared to reflect a recognition that neither ...

Venezuelan government, opposition to talk in Norway

America 05/15/19, 21:34

Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the crisis in the South American country, officials said Wednesday, opening a new chapter in a political stalemate after months of street demonstrations and a failed opposition call for a military uprising.The development appeared to reflect ...

Update: Venezuela gov’t, opposition reported in talks

America 05/15/19, 20:22

The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):9:15 p.m.Officials in Venezuela say representatives of the government and opposition have traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the political crisis in the South American country.Members of Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress said Wednesday that senior members of both sides will ...

Finns beat Canada 3-1, Russia tops Norway at hockey worlds

Hockey 05/10/19, 12:16

Kaapo Kakko scored twice, including an empty-net goal with 34 seconds left, to lift Finland to a 3-1 win Friday over Canada in the opener for both teams at the men's world hockey championship.Arttu Ilomaki had a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Kevin Lankinen finished with 20 ...

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