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Norway killer Breivik seeks parole: lawyer

Oslo - Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people in Norway's worses peace-time killing in 2011, has applied for parole, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Nazi warship found off Norway coast after 80 years

Oslo - A World War II Nazi cruiser which was torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Norway in 1940 has been found by chance at a depth of 490 metres (535 yards) during a subsea power cable inspection, the engineers who discovered the wreck said Thursday.

Trump revels in nomination for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

Washington - US President Donald Trump revelled Wednesday in his nomination by a right-wing Norwegian politician for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize."Thank you!

Picasso murals removed from Oslo building damaged by Breivik

Oslo - Despite protests, the removal of two murals designed by Pablo Picasso began on Monday from an Oslo government building damaged in right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's 2011 attack, a project manager said.

Norwegian funeral homes turn to the state to avoid an early grave

Oslo - While the novel coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the world, some of Norway's funeral homes have found themselves without work and have turned to the state for aid.

As Europe slowly reopens, Norway stays stubbornly shut

Oslo - "I believe I'll never see her alive again": Bettina Wintermark worries that her adopted country Norway's pandemic travel ban means she won't be able to make one last visit to her dying mother in France.

Over 660,000 displaced during pandemic despite UN plea: aid group

Paris - More than 660,000 people have been displaced from their homes in conflict zones around the world since March, despite a UN call for a global ceasefire during the coronavirus pandemic, a top international aid group said Friday.

Last-ditch bid to save Oslo building with Picasso murals

Oslo - Face masks are rare and social distances vary but the human chain spreads out, braving the risk of infection, as activists in Oslo make a last-ditch bid to save a building adorned by Spanish master painter Pablo Picasso.

Norway mosque shooter pleads not guilty

Oslo - A Norwegian man who admitted to killing his step-sister before opening fire in a mosque near Oslo last year pleaded not guilty as his trial started on Thursday.

Laughter fills Norway's nurseries as they reopen

Oslo - Most were itching to meet their friends, others a little wary about leaving their parents: the youngest Norwegians started returning to pre-schools on Monday, a month after being sent home over the new coronavirus.

In Norway, bottles made of plastic are still fantastic

One at a time, the elderly lady places her empties into the gaping hole of a machine at the entrance to an Oslo supermarket. With a well-functioning deposit system, Norway recycles almost all of its plastic bottles.

Norway populist party quits govt over jihadist spouse's repatriation

Oslo - Norway's populist Progress Party said Monday it was leaving the right-wing coalition government over the repatriation of a suspected Islamic State member and her two children last week.

Norway populist party quits govt over jihadist spouse's repatriation

Oslo - Norway's populist Progress Party said Monday it was leaving the right-wing coalition government over the repatriation of an alleged Islamic State member and her two children last week.

Mammoth field fires up Norway's oil industry

Norway - Under yellow metal legs stretching beneath the sea, billions of dollars lie buried. As the world tries hard to halt global warming, a huge oil field breathes new life into Norway's oil sector."Massive!

Adventurers cross Arctic Ocean on skis despite thinning ice

Oslo - Two adventurers have successfully crossed the Arctic Ocean on skis after persevering through brutal conditions, briefly running out of food, and struggling to traverse thin ice caused by global warming, their team said on Sunday.

Norwegian freed in Moscow spy swap 'deceived' by secret services

Oslo - A Norwegian man freed by Moscow from an espionage jail term as part of a spy swap between Lithuania and Russia said on Tuesday he felt "deceived" by his country's intelligence service.

Norwegian police arrest gunman after ambulance rampage

Oslo - Norwegian police said they arrested an armed man who stole an ambulance in Oslo on Tuesday then ran down and slightly injured four pedestrians, including twin babies.

Norwegian police arrest gunman after ambulance rampage

Oslo - Norwegian police said they arrested an armed man who stole an ambulance in Oslo on Tuesday then ran down and slightly injured four pedestrians, including twin babies.

China irked by Nobel Peace Prize nomination for Hong Kong

Bejing - China called for foreign governments not to interfere in its affairs Thursday, after a Norwegian politician nominated the "people of Hong Kong" for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

New Zealand's Ardern announces five-way climate trade talks

New York - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a first of its kind five-way climate trade initiative that would remove tariffs on green technology and cut fossil fuel subsidies.

Norway mosque shooter who killed sister had racist motive: police

Oslo - A Norwegian man accused of killing his step-sister before opening fire in a mosque near Oslo in August had racist motives, police said Tuesday, confirming he shot her because of her Chinese origin.

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.
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The Maud’s egg-like shape helped preserve its structure under heavy ice pressure, says Wanggaard.
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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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Maritime training is available to inmates, including a fishong boat, the ferry, and a maritime shipping company.
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Detective Downs, a Norwegian film starring Svein André Hofsø as a private detective with Downs Syndrome.
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Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
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Lille Lungegårdsvann - Bergen's city lake and park. It's a peaceful location right in the center of the city, not far from the Wharf.
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Cow decoration hanging alongside the bridge in Vemork, directly below the NorskHydro station, Rjukan, Telemark, Norway
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Svalbard Global Seed Vault  tunnel down to the vault.
Svalbard Global Seed Vault, tunnel down to the vault.
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Svalbard Global Seed Vault  tunnel down to the vault.
Svalbard Global Seed Vault, tunnel down to the vault.
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This video frame shows Anders Behring Breivik being taken back to Utøya where he, in a bulletproof vest and tethered on a rope, shows the investigators how he killed 69 people July 22nd.
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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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Three llamas escaped from a circus in Oslo and toured the town.
Three llamas escaped from a circus in Oslo and toured the town.
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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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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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Svalbard Global Seed Vault  tunnel down to the vault.
Svalbard Global Seed Vault, tunnel down to the vault.
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English: Tore Hund  at right  spears Olaf at the battle of Stiklestad.
Olav den Helliges død English: Tore Hund, at right, spears Olaf at the battle of Stiklestad.
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Recordings from both winter, spring, summer and autumn makes for pretty scenes such as this.
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