Norway sees boom in electric cars, fueled by the government

World 12/19/18, 04:50

A silent revolution has transformed driving in Norway.Eerily quiet vehicles are ubiquitous on the fjord-side roads and mountain passes of this wealthy European nation of 5.3 million. Some 30 percent of all new cars sport plug-in cables rather than gasoline tanks, compared with 2 percent across Europe overall and 1-2 ...

Norway allows cleric to face court in Italy

Europe 12/18/18, 09:25

An Iraqi-born cleric suspected of enticing recruits to fight in Iraq and Syria has been given travel documents to travel to Italy where he faces trial, Norway's justice minister said Tuesday.Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara said the Norway-based cleric known as Mullah Krekar will be escorted by Norwegian police to ...

2-time Olympic champion Northug to retire from his sport

Sports 12/12/18, 07:17

One of Norway's greatest cross-country skiers says he is retiring from the sport.Petter Northug, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and 13-time world champion, says he had "some fantastic years," adding there will be "no comeback."The 32-year-old Norwegian had not done well in recent competitions and failed to recover from illness. ...

Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

Europe 12/09/18, 08:38

One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses.Dr. Denis Mukwege, left, is welcomed by director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Olav Njolstad on his arrival ...

Update: France coach to players: Embrace Cup pressure

Soccer 12/08/18, 14:39

The Latest on the draw for the Women's World Cup (all times local):8:30 p.m.France coach Corinne Diacre is urging her players not to let the pressure of playing at home get to them.The French have been drawn in Group A with South Korea, Norway and Nigeria. They open at Parc ...

Minister: UK could try Norway model if Brexit deal rejected

Europe 12/08/18, 07:09

Britain could consider a so-called "Norway-plus" deal with the European Union if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to win lawmakers' approval for her Brexit deal, a senior British Cabinet minister said Saturday.Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd was the first minister to publicly discuss a "Plan B" should May be ...

Norway’s Hegerberg wins first Ballon d’Or for women

Soccer 12/03/18, 15:57

Sixty-two years after Stanley Matthews won the first Ballon d'Or, the women's game received its inaugural winner: Trailblazing Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg.The three-time Women's Champions League winner with French side Lyon was named the world's best female player of 2018 at a gala in Paris on Monday. A jury of ...

Norway’s Carlsen beats Caruana to defend chess world title

Sports 11/28/18, 13:41

Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has defended his chess world championship title by beating American challenger Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in rapid tiebreaker games.After their three-week match ended in 12 draws, Carlsen wrapped up the victory quickly Wednesday with three straight wins to build an unassailable lead in the best-of-four rapid format. ...

Mowinckel leads after 1st GS run in Vermont; Shiffrin 6th

Sports 11/24/18, 11:33

Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway is leading after the first run of a World Cup giant slalom, with Mikaela Shiffrin 0.67 seconds behind as the American competes before a home crowd.United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the first run of the alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom in Killington, Vt., ...

Norwegian frigate sinks after it was rammed by tanker

Europe 11/13/18, 07:02

Norway's navy says one of its frigates has almost completely gone under water after an oil tanker rammed into it last week, tearing a large hole in its side.Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensoenes, the head of Norway's navy, says several of the wires used to stabilize the KNM Helge Instad ...

Powerful underwater quake off Norwegian Arctic island

Europe 11/09/18, 05:20

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck in the Arctic Ocean Friday, northwest of a largely uninhabited and remote Norwegian island, officials said. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.The Norwegian earthquake center NORSAR says the quake was recorded at 2:49 a.m. in the sea between the ...

Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed in harbor

World 11/08/18, 05:00

A Norwegian Navy frigate was rammed by a tanker while it was docked in a harbor on the country's west coast Thursday, the military said. The crew of 127 was evacuated amid fears the ship will sink.Seven people on the KNM Helge Instad were slightly injured when the accident occurred ...

Athletes outraged at proposed age requirement for WADA prez

Sports 11/06/18, 11:41

Three high-profile Olympic and Paralympic athletes are incensed over a proposed age minimum that would eliminate their choice to be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.A list of guidelines under consideration includes a requirement that any candidate to replace Craig Reedie be at least 45. Reedie's term expires ...

NATO chief: Both sides expected to behave despite drills

Europe 10/30/18, 09:01

NATO's secretary-general said Tuesday he is confident that both the Western military alliance and Russia "will act in a respectable way" as the two sides hold drills in the same area in waters off Norway's coast.Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday as he attended the Trident Juncture war games in his native ...

World Cup cash inequality persists after women’s prize rises

Soccer 10/26/18, 15:32

FIFA President Gianni Infantino says doubling the total prize money for women's World Cup teams to $30 million is progress. However, the total prize money will be $440 million for the men's teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.The FIFA Council on Friday ratified the financial package for the ...

Norway hero behind WWII sabotage of Nazi plant dies at 99

Entertainment 10/22/18, 02:08

Norway's prime minister says World War II saboteur Joachim Roenneberg, who headed the four-man team that blew up a plant producing heavy water which Nazi Germany could have used to produce nuclear weapons, is dead at 99.Prime Minister Erna Solberg says Roenneberg was "one of our finest resistance fighters" whose ...

Q&A: Greengrass on confronting the alt-right in ’22 July’

Entertainment 10/11/18, 12:36

With handheld cameras in tow, British filmmaker Paul Greengrass has headed straight into real-life horrors to make visceral, immersive fiction films.After movies about a North Ireland 1972 massacre and the September 11 terrorist attacks, Greengrass' latest, "22 July," recreates the 2011 attacks in Oslo and at the Norwegian summer camp ...

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