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July 24, 2011 | By Paisley Dodds, Associated Press
LONDON - After Norway's terrorist attack, the European police agency Europol is setting up a task force of more than 50 experts to help investigate non-Islamist threats in Scandinavian countries, its spokesman said Saturday. Soeren Pedersen said the group, based in the Hague, hoped to help Norway in the coming weeks and to aid Denmark, Finland, and Sweden in assessing non-Islamist threats. Norway has not requested forensic experts but Europol stands ready to assist, Pedersen said. "There is no doubt that the threat from Islamist terrorism is still valid," he said, adding that the task force could be expanded to include other European nations.
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August 17, 1986 | By Ben Callaway, Inquirer Staff Writer
Round-trip APEX air fares to Oslo from New York are currently $775 mid-week and $825 weekends; they drop to $649 across the board on Oct. 1. As part of the air fare, you can get a small-car rental for free when two or more are traveling, or a $50 single supplement, tax and insurance extra. Cars otherwise rent for weekly rates that begin at $119 for the tiniest car and go up to $287 for a large sedan. First-time visitors may want to consider a group-tour package, which might include air fare, bus and boat transportation with escorted sightseeing, lodging and at least some of the meals.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1998 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
In real life, unfriendly fire from automatic weapons may be just another day at the post office as yet another disgruntled employee goes postal. On the screen, Kevin Costner's ludicrous The Postman may have done even more harm to the mail carrier's public image than all the flying bullets. Now from Norway comes Junk Mail, and while it may not go over big with the postmasters of the world, it's a sharp little black comedy that will please adventurous moviegoers. Roy, the Oslo mailman who tramps along his route blithely discarding whole sacks of letters in railway tunnels and anywhere else that's convenient, is a lost soul.
NEWS
July 29, 2011 | By Karl Ritter and Don Melvin, Associated Press
OSLO, Norway - Norway casts it as the isolated act of a lone-wolf terrorist whose boasts of a far-flung network of anti-Muslim warriors were the fantasies of a deranged mind. European officials at an emergency counterterror meeting see a continent-wide threat from right-wing extremists amid mounting Islamophobia and warn of possible copycats. Two visions of the Norway atrocity emerged Thursday as Europe gropes for answers following the massacre that claimed 78 lives. The twin attacks carried out by Anders Behring Breivik have stirred questions in Europe about whether authorities have neglected the threat of right-wing extremists in their push to crack down on Islamist terror groups after 9/11.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1986 | By David Bianculli, Inquirer TV Critic
Clive James once said, "A luxury liner is just a bad play surrounded by water. " Boy, was he right. "The Today cruise," now at its midpoint, will do its third shipboard show today (7 a.m., Channel 3), anchored off the coast of Savannah, Ga. Still ahead are two Florida stops, in Jacksonville and in Miami; left behind, in the Norway's wake, are four days of bad plays. Here, in the third report from The Innocent Aboard, are some of the characters, events and behind-the-scenes scenes from this blatantly atypical excursion.
NEWS
July 27, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
OSLO, NORWAY - When Anders Behring Breivik launched his assault on the youth campers of Utoya Island, he expected Norway's special forces to swoop down and stop him at any minute. Instead, Delta Force police officers made the 25-mile journey by car - they have no helicopter - then had to be rescued by a civilian craft when their boat broke down as it tried to navigate a one-minute hop to the island. It took police more than 90 minutes to reach the gunman, who by then had mortally wounded 68 people.
NEWS
April 11, 2012 | By Karl Ritter and Bjoern H. Amland, Associated Press
OSLO, Norway - When Anders Behring Breivik goes on trial next week, both the prosecution and the defense will say he killed 77 people in a bomb-and-shooting massacre that jolted the world's image of terrorism. The only question now is whether the self-styled anti-Muslim militant was sane when he did it - and after a new psychiatric assessment Tuesday, even that may no longer be in dispute. "Our conclusion is that he [was] not psychotic at the time of the actions of terrorism and he is not psychotic now," Terje Toerrissen, one of the psychiatrists who examined Breivik in prison, told the Associated Press.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2004 | By Bethany Klein FOR THE INQUIRER
Most Americans' knowledge of Norwegian pop music probably starts and ends with A-ha. The gifted singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche, an unabashed A-ha fan, may be the highest profile artist from Norway since that band, which produced "Take on Me" in the mid-'80s. But judging by the turnout of a couple hundred mainly teenage fans at Thursday's Theatre of Living Arts show, he unfortunately hasn't achieved the status of his forebears. With boyish features and tousled hair, Lerche, who has two albums and a handful of EP's under his belt at age 21, appears even younger than his years.
SPORTS
October 1, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Norway has all kinds of respect for the U.S. women's soccer team. What the Norwegians do not have is fear. Nor should they. After all, only one nation holds an all-time winning record against the United States, and it's Norway, at 18-16-2. So the second-ranked Norwegians enter tonight's quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup in Foxboro, Mass., with confidence that they can beat the top-seeded Americans, just as they did in the 2000 Olympics final. "We've beaten them before, so of course we believe we can," Norway's star forward, Dagny Mellgren, said yesterday.
NEWS
July 26, 2011 | By Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press
OSLO, Norway - Anders Behring Breivik hoped to trigger a nationalist revolution in Norway. But his double act of mass murder and destruction seems to have stirred only dignified defiance in this wealthy, idealistic nation renowned for its commitment to peace. The capital's heart remains shattered and cordoned off after Friday's car-bomb blast. Communities up and down this sparsely populated land of fir forests and mist-shrouded fjords have yet to bury their 76 loved ones, most slain as Breivik gunned down defenseless teens and young adults at an island retreat of the governing Labor Party.
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March 20, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Midfielder Danny Cruz, who played in 70 games the previous three seasons for the Union, has been loaned to a team in Norway. Cruz, 25, will play for FK Bodo/Glimnt of Tippeligaen, the top division in Norway. The loan is for the 2015 season. "He needs to be getting 90 minutes, and we thought at this moment in his career it was more likely to happen in Norway," coach Jim Curtin said Wednesday. "This will be a great experience for him. He will see a new league, get different challenges that come with that, and hopefully when he comes back he will be better than ever.
TRAVEL
January 12, 2015 | By Andrew Carpenter, For The Inquirer
I woke up to the breeze sending shivers down my sweaty back. The sunbathed rock under my cheek contrasted this with a caressing warmth. Disoriented, I sat up and gazed upon the rugged terrain spread out before me. If trolls really did exist, this would undoubtedly be their domain; massive boulders littered the scrubby vegetation, extensive glaciers sucked in the feet of unsuspecting intruders and a gaping canyon made my limbs tingle even as I faced...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Casey Kasem laid to rest Renowned DJ Casey Kasem finally was buried at a small ceremony last Tuesday in Norway, six months after he died in June, reveals TMZ. The fate of Kasem's body was for months the subject of a bitter dispute among his wife, Jean , and some of his children, including his daughter, Kerri . Jean took Kasem to Norway against Kerri's wishes. Authorities in Los Angeles continue to investigate Jean on allegations of elder abuse.   Kim, Kanye are ad costars Kim Kardashian and her man, Kanye West , have, for the first time ever, costarred in a print ad campaign.
SPORTS
February 18, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Drew Doughty broke a scoreless tie midway through the first period and scored the game-winning goal with 2 minutes, 28 seconds left in overtime to lift Canada's Olympic team to a 2-1 win over Finland at the Sochi Games on Sunday. "I don't know what's going on," said Doughty, a Los Angeles defenseman who has four goals in three Olympic Games after scoring just eight times in 59 NHL games this season. "I don't score like this in L.A. at all. A lot of it is just my teammates. They're doing a great job getting me the puck.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Only the strangest of minds could have come up with the premise for Lilyhammer , a dramedy about a mobster who sets up shop in small-town Norway. The Sopranos ' Steven Van Zandt is a New York capo who goes into witness protection after ratting out his boss. Besotted by the city of Lillehammer ever since he watched the 1994 Winter Olympics, he moves there, expecting to find (a snowy) paradise. Before long, he is back to his old tricks in his new country, assembling a motley crew of petty crooks and opening a charmingly sleazy bar. Van Zandt is strange, surreal, funny, and touching as Johnny Henriksen.
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* LILYHAMMER. Season 2 premieres tomorrow, Netflix.   DECADES of touring - with and without Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - have helped make rocker/actor Steven Van Zandt at home all over the world, but he says he never expected to be quite so big in Norway. "Lilyhammer," the show in which Van Zandt plays an American mobster in witness protection who asks to be relocated to Lillehammer, Norway (because he liked what he saw during the 1994 Winter Olympics), returns for a second season on Netflix tomorrow.
SPORTS
November 26, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
Rory McIlroy made five straight birdies down the stretch to overtake Justin Rose and win the Dubai World Championship on Sunday, ending a historic year in which the 23-year-old Northern Irishman won the PGA Championship and the European and PGA tour money titles. The top-ranked McIlroy recovered from early putting woes to finish at 6-under 66 for a total 23-under 265 at the season-ending tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Rose, who was tied for seventh after three rounds, surged down the stretch into contention after shooting a course-record 62 that included an eagle and eight birdies.
NEWS
August 24, 2012
Sentencing due in Norway killings OSLO, Norway - The first chapter of a terror case that has haunted Norway for 13 months will end Friday as Anders Behring Breivik receives his judgment for attacks that left 77 people dead and more than 200 injured. After deliberating for two months, a five-judge panel in Oslo's district court will decide whether to send the right-wing extremist to prison or a mental hospital. Breivik, a 33-year-old Norwegian on a mission to expel Muslims from Europe, set off a car bomb that killed eight people outside government headquarters in Oslo and then killed 69 others in a shooting rampage on Utoya island, where young members of the governing Labor Party had gathered for their annual summer camp.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2012 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Batman held on to his lofty box-office perch over the weekend, as The Dark Knight Rises clocked in with a gate of a little more than $64 million. Still, that was a 60 percent decline from the film's opening weekend receipts of $160.9 mil. Total take in the first 10 days of release for the final installment in Christopher Nolan 's trilogy now stands at $289 million. That's well behind the initial 10-day total of $313.8 million of its 2008 predecessor, The Dark Knight . Second place in the box-office sweeps went to Ice Age: Continental Drift , with $13.3 million in its third week.
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