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Norway starts digging up first Viking ship in a century

Oslo - Norway began work on Friday to excavate the first Viking ship to be unearthed in the country in more than a century, with experts hoping it will shed light on the era of the Nordic seafarers.

Norway authorises demolition of building with Picasso murals

Oslo - Norway gave the go-ahead on Wednesday for the demolition of a bomb-damaged building adorned with drawings by Spanish master painter Pablo Picasso.

Missing WikiLeaks associate had kayak accident in Norway: police

Oslo - A Dutch WikiLeaks associate who went missing under mysterious circumstances a year ago probably had a kayaking accident, Norwegian police said Friday, adding that his body had not yet been found.

Bolsonaro takes on Norway for whaling, but bungles it

Oslo - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday responded to Norway's decision to halt its forest protection subsidies, taking to Twitter to criticise the Scandinavian country for its whaling practice and post spectacular -- albeit misleading -- images.

Rescue ship picks up 85 as Richard Gere shines light on migrant plight

The Ocean Viking charity ship plucked 85 African migrants from the sea off Libya Friday, the latest rescue in the Mediterranean as Hollywood star Richard Gere boarded a second vessel to highlight the plight of those stranded.

Rescue ship plucks 85 from the sea as Richard Gere shines light on migrant plight

The Ocean Viking had barely reached the huge rescue zone off Libya when it plucked 85 African migrants from an inflatable grey boat on Friday.

Defendants at Morocco trial deny involvement in hiker killings

Tabriquet - The trial of 24 men charged over the brutal murder of two Scandinavian hikers resumed Thursday in Morocco, with several defendants denying their involvement in the killings.

Trial for murder of Scandinavian hikers to open in Morocco

Rabat - Two dozen suspects are set to go on trial in Morocco Thursday over the gruesome murder of two young Scandinavian hikers late last year that shocked the North African country.

Trial for murder of Scandinavian hikers to open in Morocco

Rabat - Two dozen suspects are set to go on trial in Morocco Thursday for offences linked to the gruesome murder of two young Scandinavian hikers late last year that shocked the North African country.

Norway police fear for life of tycoon's missing wife

Oslo - Norwegian police said Thursday they increasingly fear for the life of a multi-millionaire's wife who went missing four months ago, with presumed kidnappers demanding a large ransom.

Morocco arrests five more in hikers' murder probe

Sale - Moroccan authorities have made five new arrests linked to the murder a week ago of two Scandinavian women in the High Atlas mountains, the country's counter-terror chief said Monday.

Fears tourists will stay away after hikers murdered in Morocco

Tafingoult - The murders of two young Scandinavian women trekking in the High Atlas mountains in Morocco have shaken the region and fuelled fears that tourists will stay away.

US, Saudi, Russia 'insulted' key global warming report: Al Gore

Oslo - Former US vice president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore on Tuesday slammed the world's top oil producers -- his own country, Saudi Arabia and Russia -- for "insulting" a key and alarming report on climate change.

Russia turns up uninvited to major NATO wargames

Norway - The whirring of a low-flying Soviet Union-era war plane signalled Russia's uninvited arrival to NATO's biggest military exercise since the end of the Cold War.

NATO does not want new nuclear arms race: alliance chief

Apo - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday he did not see the alliance's member states deploying more nuclear weapons in Europe in response to a new Russian missile programme.

Norway mourns WWII resistance fighter who halted Nazis' nuclear drive

Oslo - Norwegian World War II hero Joachim Ronneberg, who led a major sabotage operation against the Nazis in his occupied homeland, died on Sunday, aged 99.

Norway police find missing WikiLeaks associate's kayak

Oslo - Norwegian police on Thursday said they have found a kayak they believe belonged to a missing WikiLeaks associate who disappeared in mysterious circumstances three weeks ago.

Majority seek ouster of Norway minister, govt could fall

Oslo - Norway's Christian Democrats on Monday refused to back a rightwing justice minister who had triggered outrage with a shocking Facebook post, a move that could end up toppling the minority government.

'Noah's Ark' seed vault chalks up a million crop varieties

Longyearbyen - Norway's 'doomsday' seed bank, which seeks to protect the world's crops from natural disasters, on Monday said it had gathered more than a million varieties as it marked its 10-year anniversary.

Former NATO leader Rasmussen considered for Nobel committee

Oslo - In a controversial move, a conservative Norwegian party said Wednesday it is considering former NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen as its choice to sit on the committee which awards the Nobel Peace Prize.

Norway's coalition expands but remains minority govt

Oslo - Norway's right-wing coalition on Sunday took in a small centre-right party, but remains a minority government and will continue the search for the parliamentary majority needed to ensure it can pass laws.

Norway Labour party deputy leader resigns amid sex claims

Oslo - Former Norwegian minister Trond Giske, a deputy leader of the Labour party, announced his resignation on Sunday after accusations that he sexually harassed young women.

Norway court grants reprieve to seven wolves

Oslo - A Norwegian court on Tuesday granted a reprieve to seven wolves near Oslo caught in the middle of a battle between environmental activists and sheep farmers.

NATO takes 'disciplinary' action over Turkey 'enemy' insult

Brussels - NATO has taken 'disciplinary action' against an individual over an incident in which Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country's modern founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk were portrayed as enemies, the alliance's secretary general has said.

Norway releases images of Russian fleet en route to Med

Oslo - The Norwegian military said Tuesday it had taken photos of a Russian fleet, including its flagship aircraft carrier, which were shadowed off its coast as they headed for the eastern Mediterranean.

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