Norway said Sunday it was angry that Russia's deputy prime minister visited its Arctic Svalbard archipelago this weekend even though he is banned from Norwegian territory over Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict.
Russian ships docked at what was once a secret Norwegian naval base in the Arctic have prompted concern from the NATO country's former top military leaders, anxious about its resurgent eastern neighbour roaming nearby.
Norway has an island prison, but it's nothing like California's notorious Alcatraz federal prison. There are no bars, fences or uniforms. Instead, the island's inhabitants live and work together in peace and harmony with their surroundings.
Two Norwegians accused of fighting with Islamic State (IS) extremists appeared before an Oslo court Tuesday charged with aiding a "terrorist organisation", in Norway's first ever trial of suspected jihadists.
Shots were fired through windows of a Copenhagen cafe hosting an event on free speech on Saturday, killing a civilian and wounding three police officers. Speakers included cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has offended Islamist with cartoons in the past.