July 24, 2011 |
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.
August 17, 1986 |
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.
May 15, 1998 |
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.
July 29, 2011 |
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.
May 21, 1986 |
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.
July 27, 2011 |
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.
April 11, 2012 |
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.
May 15, 2004 |
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.
October 1, 2003 |
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.
July 26, 2011 |
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.