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Fast-moving and mysterious illness killing Norway's dogs

Oslo - Norwegian veterinary authorities fear a mysterious and potentially fatal dog illness is spreading quickly around the country. Several hundred dogs are believed to have been infected and even died before their owners could get them to a vet.

Appeal opens in case of Scandinavian hikers slain in Morocco

Tabriquet - The appeal opened Wednesday in the case of 24 men convicted over the beheadings of two young Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in Morocco's High Atlas mountains last December.

Convicts appeal in Morocco case of slain Scandinavian hikers

Tabriquet - An appeal opens Wednesday in the case of 24 men convicted over the beheadings of two young Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in Morocco's High Atlas mountains last December.

Norway blocks 30 mn-euro deforestation subsidy to Brazil

Oslo - Norway said Thursday it would halt Amazon protection subsidies worth 30 million euros ($33 million) to Brazil, which it accused of turning its back on the fight against deforestation.

Norway mosque shooting suspect 'admits' crimes: police

Oslo - A Norwegian man suspected of killing his step sister and opening fire in a mosque near Oslo last weekend, has admitted to the crimes though he has not officially entered a plea, police said Friday.

Norway mosque suspect rejects murder allegation: lawyer

Oslo - A Norwegian man suspected of killing his stepsister and opening fire at a mosque near Oslo rejects allegations of murder and attempted murder, his lawyer said Monday.

Norway mosque shooting an 'attempted act of terror'

Oslo - Norwegian police said Sunday that a shooting at a mosque near Oslo is being treated as an "attempted act of terror" and that the suspected gunman harbours far-right, anti-immigrant views.

One hurt in Norway mosque shooting, suspect arrested

Oslo - A gunman armed with multiple weapons opened fire in a mosque near Oslo on Saturday, injuring one person before being overpowered by an elderly worshipper and arrested, Norwegian police and witnesses said.

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Caracas - Representatives for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido reopened talks in Barbados on Wednesday to resolve the country's political crisis.

Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers

Tabriquet - A Moroccan court on Thursday condemned three Islamic State group supporters to death for the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hiking trip in the High Atlas mountains.

Morocco court condemns three to death for killing Scandinavian hikers

Tabriquet - Three Islamic State group supporters were sentenced to death by a court in Morocco on Thursday over the beheadings of two Scandinavian women on a hiking trip in the High Atlas Mountains.

Venezuela government, opposition reopen Barbados talks

Caracas - Representatives for Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido have arrived in Barbados to continue talks to resolve the country's political crisis.

Slain Danish student's mother urges death sentences in Morocco trial

Tabriquet - The mother of a Danish student beheaded along with another Scandinavian woman while hiking in Morocco's High Atlas mountains called Thursday for the suspected jihadist killers to face the death penalty as their trial neared its end.

Sunken Soviet nuclear sub appears to be leaking radiation

Norwegian researchers have detected a possible radiation leak at the site where the Soviet nuclear-powered attack submarine Komsomolets sank 30 years ago.

Norwegian man sentenced to 16 years for abusing hundreds of boys

Oslo - A Norwegian man was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday for the sexual abuse, including rape, of several hundred underage boys in what was described as the largest such case in the country's history.

UAE probe of tanker attacks points to 'state actor'

New York - Initial findings of an investigation led by the United Arab Emirates of May 12 attacks on oil tankers point to the likelihood that a state was behind the bombings, but there is no evidence yet that Iran was involved, the UAE said Thursday.

UAE to present findings of tanker attacks' probe to UN

New York - The United Arab Emirates, along with Saudi Arabia and Norway, will on Thursday present to the UN Security Council the findings of their probe of the May 12 attacks on oil tankers off the Emirati coast, diplomats said.

Descend, Eat, Marvel: Europe's first underwater restaurant

For the chef and diners alike, each meal beneath the waves at Europe's first underwater restaurant is a thing of wonder.

Alleged ringleader admits hiker killings at Morocco trial

Tabriquet - The alleged leader of a jihadist cell accused of killing two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco admitted to the murders in court on Thursday, saying they were carried out in the name of the Islamic State group.

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway talks to continue

Oslo - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement.

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway talks to continue

Oslo - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said that talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement.

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway talks to continue

Oslo - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said that talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement.

Both sides eager to reach solution in Venezuela: Norway

Oslo - Norway said Wednesday that representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his rival Juan Guaido were keen to move towards a negotiated solution of the country's crisis.

Venezuela talks under way in Oslo, but US says focus must be Maduro

Oslo - Talks between Venezuela's government and opposition on ending months of crisis were under way in Norway, sources said Tuesday, but Washington insisted that the only item for discussion should be President Nicolas Maduro's removal.

Venezuela talks in Norway must focus on Maduro departure: US

Washington - Talks in Norway between Venezuela's government and the US-backed opposition should focus only on President Nicolas Maduro's removal, Washington said Tuesday."We note the talks in Norway.

Norway-mediated Venezuela talks under way in Oslo

Oslo - Talks between representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and self-proclaimed interim leader Juan Guaido are under way in Oslo under Norwegian auspices, sources close to the process told AFP on Tuesday.

Venezuela's Guaido defends planned talks with Maduro representatives

Barquisimeto - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Sunday defended his decision to send delegates to Oslo for talks with representatives of President Nicolas Maduro's government, warning that critics of the move risk becoming accomplices of his rival's "dicta...

Global community pledges $363 mln to combat sexual violence

Oslo - The international community on Friday pledged $363 million (324 million euros) to combat sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises, a worldwide scourge affecting millions.

Maduro hails start of Norway-brokered talks with opposition

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro welcomed Friday the "beginning of talks" with the Venezuelan opposition in Norway, after months of bloody clashes between the two sides.

Norway pushes Venezuela mediation effort

Oslo - Norway confirmed Friday it was trying to mediate a solution to Venezuela's political crisis, after opposition leader Juan Guaido said he sent delegates to Oslo but denied talks were underway with President Nicolas Maduro's government.
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A new social media challenge in Norway urges people to jump into the icy waters, then nominate others to do the same.
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Formal gardens at the University of Bergen s Botanical Garden  near the Bergen Museum.
Formal gardens at the University of Bergen's Botanical Garden, near the Bergen Museum.
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Bergen, Norway. The Bryggen, seen from across the harbor.
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The excavation site in Trondheim (NIKU).
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Norwegian military Girls Camp- 2013. The women are eating MRE's.
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The US is overtaking Norway with the export of ethylene. Pictured is a petrochemical (polyethylene) plant in Norway.
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Rjukan in Norway is to get sunlight this winter from giant mirrors.
Rjukan in Norway is to get sunlight this winter from giant mirrors.
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Vegard Ylvisåker (left) & Bård Ylvisåker (right) - Ylvis on their Norwegian talk show.
Vegard Ylvisåker (left) & Bård Ylvisåker (right) - Ylvis on their Norwegian talk show.
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Ida Beate Løken, a 19-year-old student from the Sogn Agriculture and Horticulture School in Norway, lived in a cave for almost a year to reduce her impact on the environment.
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Canada's Drew Doughty (L) and Norway's Jonas Holos fight for the puck during the third period of their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 13, 2014
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Svalbard Global Seed Vault
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Oslo in Norway was hit by record-breaking torrential rains on June 26  2014
Oslo in Norway was hit by record-breaking torrential rains on June 26, 2014
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Ida Beate Løken sitting in her cave in Norway.
Ida Beate Løken sitting in her cave in Norway.
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Norway sets an established quota of 1286 minke whales for the 2012 season.
Norway sets an established quota of 1286 minke whales for the 2012 season.
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The auroras: Kvaløya Island, some 30 kilometres from the city of Tromsø in Northern Norway
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Svalbard Global Seed Vault, tunnel down to the vault.
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Almost ready for the return trip to Norway.
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Norwegian Folk Museum, Oslo, Norway.
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Archaeologists in Norway have found an 8 000-year-old skull  still containing brain matter.
Archaeologists in Norway have found an 8,000-year-old skull, still containing brain matter.
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