Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Norway

In this computer rendered image provided by the Norwegian Coastal Administration on Thursday, April 6, 2017, a ferry approaches the entrance of a tunnel for ships. (Snohetta/Norwegian Coastal Administration via AP)

BY JAN M. OLSEN COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway plans to build the world’s first tunnel for ships, a 1,700-meter (5,610-feet) passageway burrowed through a piece of rocky peninsula that will allow vessels to avoid a treacherous part of sea. ...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway on Saturday kicked off its annual six-month whale hunting season with whalers allowed to kill an increased quota of 999 minke whales, up from 880 animals in 2016. The International Whaling Commission imposed a commercial ...
In this Sept. 7, 2016 file photo, a smiley face is seen on a sunflower in a sunflower field in Lawrence, Kansas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN OSLO, Norway (AP) — If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to ...
Norway's Kjetil Jansrud competes in an alpine ski, men's World Cup Super G, in Kvitfjell, Norway, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

KVITFJELL, Norway (AP) — Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud secured the men’s World Cup super-G title on home snow as Peter Fill won Sunday’s race. Italian skier Fill won by 0.1 seconds from Austrian Hannes Reichelt, with third place going to Canadian ...
n this image made available by the Norwegian Environment Agency on Monday Aug. 29 2016, shows some of the more than 300 wild reindeer that were killed by lighting in Hardangervidda, central Norway on Friday Aug. 26, 2016 in what wildlife officials say was a highly unusual massacre by nature.

STOCKHOLM (AP) — More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway. The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer carcasses scattered across a small area on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. ...
Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attends the memorial service for the victims of Anders Behring Breivik taking place in Oslo Cathedral

HELSINKI (AP) — Four years after a right-wing extremist killed 77 people in Norway, Prime Minister Erna Solberg says July 22, 2011, will always remain a dark day in the Scandinavian country’s history. Solberg said the victims are “remembered with ...
Marit Bjorgen of Norway in action during the women's 10 km event during the Cross-country Skiing World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden,

| BY MATTIAS KAREN Even by cross-country skiing standards, there may be an unusually high number of Norwegians climbing the podium in the coming two weeks. Going into the Nordic skiing world championships that start Thursday in Falun, Sweden, Norway ...
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