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Babies wanted: Nordic countries crying for kids

Oslo - "Norway needs more children! I don't think I need to tell anyone how this is done," Norway's prime minister said cheekily, but she was raising a real concern.Too few babies are being born in the Nordic region.

Ransom demand for Norwegian millionaire's missing wife: police

Oslo - Police say a ransom demand has been received for the missing wife of a Norwegian multi-millionaire 10 weeks after she disappeared on Halloween, a senior officer said Wednesday.

Two minutes' silence in Norway for hikers slain in Morocco

Oslo - Hundreds of people observed two minutes of silence on Monday in Norway in honour of two Scandinavian women hikers murdered in Morocco's Atlas Mountains in December.

7 new suspects brought before Morocco judge in slain hikers case

Rabat - A Morocco prosecutor on Thursday brought seven new suspects including a Spanish-Swiss man before a Rabat anti-terror judge in connection with the murder of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains.

15 suspects brought before Morocco judge over hiker murders

Rabat - A Morocco prosecutor on Sunday presented to an anti-terror judge 15 people suspected of links to the murder of two Scandinavian women in the Atlas Mountains, Rabat's attorney general said.

Morocco arrests Swiss man over links to hiker murder suspects

Rabat - A Swiss man living in Morocco was arrested in Marrakesh on Saturday, for alleged links to suspects in the recent murder of two female Scandinavian hikers, authorities said.

Moroccans pay homage to slain Scandinavian hikers

Rabat - Crowds of Moroccans gathered Saturday to mourn two Scandinavian hikers brutally murdered by suspected jihadists in the High Atlas mountains.

'Radical' young men key suspects in Morocco tourist murders

Marrakesh - One key suspect in the murder of two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco was a plumber and another was a carpenter who enjoyed drinking alcohol before embracing radical Islam, friends and neighbours said.

Maren and Louisa, the Scandinavian hikers killed in Morocco

Stockholm - Scandinavian hikers Maren Ueland and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen were murdered by suspected jihadists in Morocco near a popular tourist spot in the Atlas mountains.

New Morocco arrests as bodies of slain hikers flown to Scandinavia

Marrakesh - Moroccan authorities have made nine new arrests over the brutal murder of two Scandinavian hikers by suspected jihadists in the kingdom's High Atlas Mountains, police said Friday.

Bodies of murdered Scandinavian hikers flown back from Morocco

Rabat - The bodies of two women from Denmark and Norway murdered by suspected jihadists while hiking in the High Atlas mountains in Morocco were flown back to Scandinavia on Friday.

Morocco says suspects in hikers murder pledged allegiance to IS

Rabat - Moroccan authorities said Thursday four suspects arrested following the murder of two young Scandinavian hikers in southern Morocco had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) Three of the four suspects were arrested on Thursday over the grisly ki...

Morocco arrests suspect after two Scandinavian tourists murdered

Agdal - Moroccan authorities on Tuesday arrested a suspect over the murder of two Scandinavian women in the High Atlas mountains, a popular trekking destination for tourists.

Morocco arrests suspect after murder of two Scandinavians: official

Rabat - Moroccan authorities on Tuesday arrested a suspect following the murder of two Scandinavian tourists in the High Atlas mountains, the interior ministry said.

Russia gives ex-cop 13 years in Norwegian spy case

Moscow - A former Russian police officer accused of handing documents to an alleged Norwegian spy was on Tuesday sentenced by a Moscow court to 13 years in prison, news agencies reported.

Nobel laureates challenge world to end sexual violence

Oslo - Nobel peace laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege said Sunday they hoped their award would help them push the international community to act to end rape in conflict and deliver justice for victims.

Norway's Carlsen beats US hopeful in chess title decider

London - Norwegian chess superstar Magnus Carlsen on Wednesday cemented his reputation as the game's greatest player after demolishing US hopeful Fabiano Caruana in a winner-take-all world championship decider.

Under-fire UN environment chief resigns

New York - UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigned on Tuesday after an audit questioning his huge travel expenses triggered an outcry, UN officials said.

Finland summons Russian ambassador over GPS blocking claims

Apo - Finland has summoned Russia's ambassador to answer allegations that Moscow was behind the jamming of GPS signals in Lapland during recent NATO exercises, the foreign ministry in Helsinki confirmed Saturday.

Russia blocked GPS data during NATO exercises: Norway

Oslo - Oslo on Tuesday pointed a finger squarely at Russia, accusing it of jamming GPS signals in Norway's Far North when it hosted NATO's massive exercises in October and early November.

Finnish PM: Jammed GPS signals may be work of Russia

Apo - Russia denied Monday being behind the recent disruption to GPS signals across Lapland which put civil aviation at risk, after Finland's prime minister said the interference was "almost certainly deliberate".

Could do better: Chess stars mull next move after draw

London - The 2018 World Chess Championship resumes in London on Saturday after three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen drew with American Fabiano Caruana in their gruelling first game.

Carlsen v Caruana chess crown duel begins in London

London - The 2018 World Chess Championship kicked off in London on Friday between three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, the first American to compete since the legendary Bobby Fischer in 1972.

Norway freezes defence export licences to Saudi

Oslo - Norway said Friday it was freezing all defence material export licences to Saudi Arabia over recent developments in the country and the war in Yemen.

Stage set for Carlsen v Caruana chess crown duel

London - The 2018 World Chess Championship between three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, the first American to compete since the legendary Bobby Fischer in 1972, kicks off in London Friday.

Race to stop Norway frigate sinking after oil tanker collision

Oslo - An operation was underway Thursday to try to stop a Norwegian navy frigate from sinking after it collided with a Maltese oil tanker in a fjord in western Norway.

Antifreeze and balaclavas: NATO troops in cold war games

Norway - "This is my second time seeing snow, so it's a rather new experience," said a tank operative, a Florida native more accustomed to ice boxes than ice floes.

Norwegian diplomat becomes UN's fourth Syria envoy

New York - Norwegian diplomat Geir Pedersen has been appointed to be the UN envoy for Syria, a UN spokesman said Wednesday, becoming the fourth emissary to take up one of the most difficult peacemaking jobs at the world body.

UN chief names new envoy to Syria: sources

Washington - United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has informed the Security Council that he wishes to appoint Norwegian diplomat Geir Pedersen as the next special envoy to Syria, diplomatic sources told AFP Tuesday.

Russia to respond to NATO exercises with missile tests

Norway - Russia plans to test missiles off Norway this week in an area where NATO is carrying out its biggest military exercises since the end of the Cold War, a move seen as an escalation of tensions in the Far North.
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An elegant pergola located near the park and small lake in the center of Bergen.
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