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World Nov 24Sweden’s first female prime minister resigns hours after appointment
The development marked a milestone for Sweden, viewed for decades as one of Europe's most progressive countries when it comes to gender relations, but which had yet to have a woman in the top political post.
World Oct 14Deadly bow-and-arrow attack in Norway was act of terrorism, officials say
Authorities said the attacker used a bow and arrow and possibly other weapons to randomly target people at a supermarket and other locations in Kongsberg, a town of about 26,000 where he lived, before he was seized by police on…
World Sep 23Nobel Prize ceremonies to be curtailed again due to pandemic
The Nobel Prize ceremonies will be reined in for a second year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The winners of this year’s prizes are set to be announced between Oct. 4 and Oct. 11.
World Sep 15Faeroe Islands should end dolphin slaughters, animal rights group says
Environmental activists have long claimed the practice is cruel. But this year even people on the Faeroes who defend the four-century-old practice have spoken out amid fears that this year's slaughter will draw unwanted attention.
World Sep 13Norway’s center-left heads to victory in general elections
Official projections indicate the governing Conservatives will lose power after a campaign dominated by climate change and the future of the Scandinavian country's oil and gas exploration industry.
World Jun 21Swedish Prime Minister loses confidence vote, sparking uncertainty
Stefan Lofven, Sweden’s Social Democratic prime minister since 2014, has lost a confidence vote in parliament.
Health Jan 15Pfizer temporarily reduces European deliveries of vaccine
U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer has confirmed it will temporarily reduce deliveries to Europe of its COVID-19 vaccine while it upgrades production capacity to 2 billion vaccine doses per year.
World Sep 09Far-right Norwegian lawmaker nominates Trump for Nobel Peace Prize
A far-right Norwegian lawmaker says he has nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the Middle East.
World May 07Suspect claims Norway mosque attack was ’emergency justice’
A Norwegian man suspected of killing his ethnic Chinese stepsister and then opening fire in an Oslo mosque says he acted out of “emergency justice.”…
Arts Mar 09Max von Sydow, ‘Exorcist’ actor and Bergman film collaborator, dies at age 90
Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor who played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died. He was 90. He was known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.