Alaska, Norwegian mushers battled for Iditarod lead

Sports 03/12/19, 07:45

An Alaskan and a Norwegian are running neck-and-neck in the world's most famous sled dog race.GPS trackers show Pete Kaiser of Bethel, Alaska, and defending Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion Joar Ulsom of Norway are within a mile of each other as the mushers near the finish line in ...

Norway’s oil fund will dump shares in oil and gas

Europe 03/08/19, 06:36

Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund will begin dumping its shares in oil and gas companies, paving the way for a huge divestment in the likes of Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil.The Norwegian fund, the biggest of its kind in the world, derives its income from the country's own oil ...

Woman films moment an avalanche in central Norway came down

Europe 03/06/19, 08:44

A Norwegian woman showed her quick wits when filming a "dramatic" avalanche that was cascading down towards her home. Gunn Gravem Isaksen told The Associated Press she was at home in central Norway when the avalanche occurred on Tuesday. On realizing what was going on, she rushed out onto her porch and ...

Raising begins of Norway frigate that sank after collision

Europe 02/26/19, 05:29

The operation has begun to raise a Norwegian naval frigate that sank last year in a harbor north of Bergen following a collision with an oil tanker.Anders Penna of the salvage company in charge of raising the KNM Helge Ingstad says it is "very complex and demanding operation," adding it ...

Post-Vonn era in skiing begins with men’s Alpine combined

Sports 02/11/19, 05:27

The post-Lindsey Vonn era begins with the men's Alpine combined at the skiing world championships.Vonn was scheduled to leave Sweden on Monday to begin a new chapter in her life — a day after winning a bronze medal in the downhill in the final race of her career.Her absence leaves ...

Lessons for Brexit from Norway’s hard border with Sweden

Europe 02/10/19, 02:20

While many border posts in Europe have vanished, Norway's hard border with the European Union member Sweden is clearly visible, with cameras, license-plate recognition systems and barriers directing traffic to customs officers.Technological solutions being tested in Norway to digitalize customs procedures for cargo have been seized on by some in ...

Norway’s Svindal bids skiing goodbye in downhill at worlds

Sports 02/09/19, 04:49

Norwegian great Aksel Lund Svindal bids skiing goodbye in the downhill at the world championships on Saturday.Norwegian fans, including Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, are traveling over the border to see Svindal race for the last time before he retires.The two-time Olympic champion and five-time world champion is ...

Update: Norway police recover 2 more avalanche victims

Europe 01/17/19, 08:56

The Latest on winter weather in Europe (all times local):___2:55 p.m.Norwegian police say rescuers have recovered two more bodies after four skiers were swept away in an avalanche in northern Norway more than two weeks ago.Police in northern Norway say the latest two bodies have been flown by helicopter down ...

Update: Body of skier hit by Norway avalanche recovered

Europe 01/16/19, 09:27

The Latest on winter weather in Europe (all times local):3:15 p.m.Norwegian police say the body of one of four skiers who were buried by an avalanche in northern Norway earlier this month has been recovered.Police spokesman John-Kaare Granheim says a helicopter brought the body down to a valley and it ...

Norway: Private tycoon goes public with wife’s disappearance

Europe 01/11/19, 09:53

Tom Hagen and his wife expected to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2019. Today, one of Norway's wealthiest men just wants to know that Anne-Elizabeth Falkevik Hagen, the childhood sweetheart he married at age 19, is alive.Her disappearance and suspected abduction from the couple's home on Halloween has gripped ...

Norway police air video in tycoon’s wife abduction case

Europe 01/10/19, 06:40

Norwegian police investigating the believed abduction of millionaire Tom Hagen's wife released Thursday two surveillance videos taken outside the businessman's office on the day she disappeared.Police called for the three people seen in the Oct. 31 video to get in touch. Hagen's 68-year-old wife, Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, disappeared that day ...

Norway: Businessman’s wife abducted; ransom demanded

Europe 01/09/19, 06:21

Norway's police said Wednesday the missing wife of one of Norway's richest men has been abducted, and that her suspected kidnappers have demanded a ransom.Chief investigator Tommy Broeske said 68-year-old Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen has been missing since Oct. 31. Her husband Tom Hagen — a real estate investor and owner ...

Man United revitalized with Solskjaer at the wheel

Sports 01/09/19, 04:02

They've quickly created a song for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United."Ole's at the wheel," the United faithful chant about their new manager. "Tell me how good does it feel."Much, much better than it did under Jose Mourinho.The cloud over England's biggest soccer club has been lifted since United fired ...

Schwarz leads Austrian top-3 result in 1st run of slalom

Sports 01/06/19, 08:00

Marco Schwarz led an Austrian sweep of the top three in the opening run of a men's World Cup slalom on Sunday.Five days after winning his first World Cup at a city event in Oslo, Schwarz timed 51.80 seconds on the Crveni Spust course and was 0.37 seconds faster than ...

Police: 4 skiers likely dead after avalanche in Norway

World 01/04/19, 08:50

Norwegian police say four skiers who went missing after an avalanche in northern Norway this week have most likely died.Police spokesman Morten Pettersen says "we no longer have any hopes of finding anyone alive." He said a helicopter on Friday picked up two avalanche beacon signals from an area in ...

Morocco: Terror charges brought in Nordic tourists’ deaths

Europe 12/30/18, 14:02

Moroccan prosecutors have filed preliminary terrorism charges against 15 people who are suspected of links to the killing of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains.Morocco's public prosecutor said in a statement that the charges include forming a gang to prepare and commit terrorist acts and premeditated murder. Three of ...

Norway says murder video from Morocco is likely authentic

Europe 12/21/18, 05:14

A video that allegedly shows the killing of a Scandinavian university student in a remote part of Morocco's Atlas Mountains is likely authentic, Norwegian police said Friday.Norway's National Criminal Investigation Service has been investigating the footage circulating on social media. "There is no concrete evidence indicating the video is not ...

Norwegian prime minister regrets posting soccer tweet

Soccer 12/20/18, 10:31

It was a late-night tweet from Norway's prime minister that appeared to break one of the world's biggest sports stories of the week.Now she wishes she had never sent it.Erna Solberg said she was "a little too fast" in posting a tweet Tuesday that suggested Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was the ...

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