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Russia exchanges spies with Lithuania, Norway in Cold War-style swap

November 15, 2019 10:09 pm

The Norwegian, Frode Berg, a retired guard on the Norwegian-Russian border, was brought to Norway's embassy in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius and turned over to Norwegian authorities.

Dogs are dying suddenly in Norway

September 12, 2019 12:21 pm

Salmonella and rat poison have been ruled out, according to the Norwegian Veterinary Institute. It’s not yet clear how the illness is spreading, if it’s even contagious and whether the cases are related, according to authorities.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro fires back after Norway, Germany suspend funding

August 16, 2019 4:15 am

``Isn't Norway the one that kills whales up there in the North Pole? That also does oil exploration there?'' Jair Bolsonaro asked ironically Thursday. ``Take the money and go help Angela Merkel to reforest Germany.''

Norway stops Amazon fund contribution in dispute with Brazil

August 16, 2019 4:07 am

Deforestation surged in Brazil's Amazon since Bolsonaro was elected last year, and his plans to develop the Amazon and moves to weaken protection of the rainforest have alarmed environmentalists.

One person injured in shooting at Norway mosque

August 10, 2019 9:50 pm

The suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the country's capital was described as "a young white man", the Norwegian police said.

Small leak found from nuclear Soviet sub that sank in 1989

July 11, 2019 5:25 pm

Hilde Elise Heldal of the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research said that levels "weren't alarmingly high".

Norway islanders want to go 'time-free' when sun doesn't set

June 20, 2019 2:03 pm

The idea behind the time-free zone is that disregarding timepieces would make it easier for residents, especially students, employers and workers, to make the most of the precious months when the opposite is true.

Enigmatic Beluga whale off Norway so tame people can pet it

May 01, 2019 8:12 am

The white whale found frolicking in the frigid harbor of Tufjord, a hamlet near Norway's northernmost point, has become "a huge attraction" for locals, one resident said Tuesday. The whale is so comfortable with people that it swims to the dock and retrieves plastic rings thrown into the sea.

Beluga whale with harness prompts speculation it escaped from Russian military facility

April 29, 2019 6:39 pm

A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility.

UK, Norway, Iceland agrees on citizens' rights if no-deal Brexit

February 08, 2019 7:28 pm

"This means that citizens' residence rights have been secured regardless of the outcome of the negotiations between the EU and the UK," Iceland, an EU outsider, said.