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 ...

Norway Women’s World Cup squad minus star Hegerberg

Sports 05/02/19, 06:27

Norway has named its Women's World Cup squad without Ballon d'Or winner Ada Hegerberg who is in dispute with the national soccer federation.Hegerberg has not played for the national team since 2017 while starring in attack for three-time defending European champion Lyon."I don't think the respect has been there," she ...

Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway staying near humans

Europe 05/02/19, 05:14

A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway wearing a harness that suggests links to Russia appears to be enjoying staying near humans.Joergen Ree Wiig, of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries, told The Associated Press "it was the first thing I saw" when looking out of his office window Thursday in ...

Enigmatic Beluga whale lets people pet it in Artic Norway

Europe 04/30/19, 06:48

A beluga whale found in Arctic Norway with a tight harness that is believed to have links to a military facility in Russia is so tame that residents can pet the mammal on its nose.The white whale has been frolicking in the frigid harbor of Tufjord, a hamlet near Norway's ...

Beluga whale with Russian harness raises alarm in Norway

Europe 04/29/19, 06:10

A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility.Joergen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries says "Equipment St. Petersburg" is written on ...

Scandinavian Airlines strike affects 72,000 travelers

Europe 04/26/19, 04:30

Pilots for Scandinavian Airlines on Friday launched an open-ended strike following the collapse of pay negotiations, forcing the company to cancel virtually all its flights — 673 of them, affecting 72,000 passengers.The Stockholm-based carrier said talks on a new collective bargaining agreement with the SAS Pilot Group, which represents 95% ...

Russia seeks to protect its interests in the Arctic, FM says

Europe 04/09/19, 05:08

Russia's foreign minister says military deployments in the Arctic are intended to protect national interests.Speaking Tuesday at the Arctic forum in St. Petersburg, Sergey Lavrov said that "we ensure the necessary defense capability in view of the military-political situation near our borders." He charged that a recent NATO exercise in ...

Life as an EU satellite: Swiss, Turks hold lessons for UK

Europe 04/05/19, 03:48

Britons wondering what life could be like outside the European Union might consider how the Swiss, Turks or Norwegians have fared: They know well the benefits and headaches of being close to — but not part of — the gargantuan economic and political bloc.Switzerland, Norway and Turkey are among several ...

Official: Norway cruise ship engines failed from lack of oil

World 03/27/19, 10:30

A maritime official says the engines of a cruise ship failed off Norway's coast during a storm because they didn't have enough lubricating oil.Lars Alvestad, the head of Norway's Maritime Authority, said Wednesday that low oil levels were the "direct cause" of the engine failure that stranded the Viking Sky ...

Pilot: Cruise ship woes off Norway started with engine snags

Europe 03/26/19, 07:05

The Norwegian pilot on the cruise ship carrying more that was caught in a hefty storm off the coast of mid-Norway last weekend, says the situation became problematic when engine problems appeared.Inge Lockert told the Vesteraalen newspaper Tuesday that "everything went as it should until we got engine problems."Lockert could ...

Norway to open probe into cruise in stormy weather

Europe 03/25/19, 04:48

Norwegian officials have opened an investigation into why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,300 people set sail despite storm warnings, forcing a major evacuation after a mayday call had been issued.Dag S. Liseth of Norway's Accident Investigations Board says, "the high risk which the ship, its passengers and crew ...

Terror at sea: Helicopter rescues frighten cruise passengers

Europe 03/24/19, 15:52

Rodney Horgen recalled the moment he thought he was facing the end: when a huge wave crashed through the Viking Sky cruise ship's glass doors and swept his wife 30 feet across the floor. Horgen, 62, of Minnesota, was visiting Norway on a dream pilgrimage to his ancestral homeland when the ...

Update: Cruise ship line’s founder: ‘We’ve been lucky’

Europe 03/24/19, 07:06

The Latest on the Viking Sky cruise ship that was stranded off the coast of Norway (all times local):12:50 p.m.The chairman of the company that operates a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway's western coast in bad weather Saturday praised the rescue operation by Norwegian authorities and the actions ...

Spain, Italy start Euro 2020 qualifying with wins

Sports 03/23/19, 18:03

Spain needed to be bailed out by a veteran. Italy got a boost from some new faces.The former European champions started their campaigns to qualify for Euro 2020 with wins over Scandinavian visitors on Saturday — but in different fashion.While a misfiring Spain turned to captain Sergio Ramos to edge ...

Helicopters rescue Norway cruise ship passengers amid storm

Europe 03/23/19, 16:59

Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation. The Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky ...

Spain edges Norway 2-1 in first Euro 2020 qualifier

Soccer 03/23/19, 16:52

Sergio Ramos' penalty goal ensured Spain beat Norway 2-1 to start its European Championship qualifying campaign on Saturday.The defender converted his spot kick in the "panenka" style — waiting for the goalkeeper to move before chipping the ball down the middle — in the 71st minute at Valencia's Mestalla Stadium.Spain ...

Update: 100 people evacuated from cruise ship off Norway

Europe 03/23/19, 12:04

The Latest on the Viking Sky cruise ship, which is having engine problems off the coast of Norway (all times local):6 p.m.Norwegian officials say rescue workers have managed to evacuate about 100 people so far from a cruise ship that ran into engine problems in heavy winds and seas and ...

Austrian town claims tallest bonfire after 3 months’ work

Entertainment 03/17/19, 06:37

An Austrian town has burned what organizers says is the world's tallest bonfire, clocking in at 60.646 meters (198.97 feet).The local bonfire group in Lustenau, near the Swiss border, took three months to build the structure. It burned down in less than half an hour Saturday evening. The previous record ...

Isco out of revamped Spain squad for Euro 2020 qualifying

Soccer 03/15/19, 07:42

Francisco "Isco" Alarcon has been left out of the Spain squad, paying the price for not playing often enough for Real Madrid under coach Santiago Solari.Jorge "Koke" Resurreccion, Saul Niguez and Thiago Alcantara also missed out on coach Luis Enrique's list Friday for this month's European Championship qualifying matches against ...

NZ manifesto resembles Norway mass murderer’s text

Europe 03/15/19, 06:03

The manifesto that the presumed New Zealand shooter published is shorter and "more sloppy" than the one written by a Norwegian right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in 2011, but expresses similar sentiments, a Swedish terror expert said Friday.Magnus Ranstorp of the Swedish National Defense College says the shooter is ...

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