September 20, 2011 |
OSLO, Norway - Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was ordered to remain in pretrial detention for eight weeks Monday during a closed court hearing in which he was cut off from making statements irrelevant to the case, a judge said. The right-wing extremist has confessed to setting off a bomb in downtown Oslo and massacring dozens at an island youth camp outside the city, killing 77 people on July 22. The Oslo District Court approved a police request to keep Breivik in custody on terror charges for another eight weeks - four in solitary confinement - as they prepare a formal indictment.
December 11, 2009 |
When Patricia Shaw first came to Norway, she was fired up and ready to fight for equality. Ted Bailey fell in love and never looked back. Jason Nemor Harden followed one dream and found another. All of them discovered a new life beyond a country they left behind without many regrets. But in came Barack Obama, changing their views on what it means to be an American abroad. For African-Americans living, working or simply traveling overseas, yesterday represented a moment in history few wanted to miss - witnessing a president of a shared heritage being honored by the world for his role in helping to re-engage and reset a global agenda for peace.
July 26, 2011 |
OSLO, Norway - The self-described perpetrator of Norway's deadly bombing and shooting rampage was ordered held in solitary confinement Monday after calmly telling a court that two other cells of collaborators stood ready to join his murderous campaign. Anders Behring Breivik, 32, who has admitted bombing the capital and opening fire on a youth group's island retreat, told authorities he expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. Declaring he wanted to save Europe from "Muslim domination," he entered a plea of not guilty, which will guarantee him future court hearings and opportunities to address the public, even indirectly.
April 18, 2012 |
OSLO, Norway - In a scene unimaginable in many countries, Norway's worst mass killer since World War II got to explain his fanatical views to the court and the world for days while dressed up in a business suit. Two days into Anders Behring Breivik's terror trial, the studied formality with which Norway's legal system deals with a confessed killer who rejects its authority is baffling to outsiders, even to some Norwegians. On Monday, the day the trial started, Norwegian prosecutors and even lawyers representing the families of his 77 victims shook Breivik's hand as proceedings began.
July 27, 1988 |
At anchor in the harbor, Ragnvald Dahl's wooden-hull whaling ship bobbed in a brisk sea breeze while its skipper fried up a dinner of minke whale steaks from his dwindling stock and brooded that the windy weather was costing him dearly. "Ten tourists wanted to go with me today to watch whales, but I could not take them because the weather was too rough - I earned not a kroner," he said, puffing furiously on a hand-rolled cigarette. "You can hunt whales in a storm far worse than this - wind at 50 knots, no problem, I would never miss with my harpoon.
March 20, 2015 |
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.
January 24, 2016 |
I awoke alone at 5:30 a.m. in a six-bed hostel room. It was still pitch black outside, as it typically is in Norway in December. The only sound came from the television, which I'd left on overnight - BBC News covering the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize the previous day. I had been there. Well, I had stood outside Oslo City Hall as the king of Norway arrived for the ceremony, not knowing what the fuss was about until I returned to my big, empty room outside the airport. I had to fly back to Dublin that morning.
April 19, 2012 |
OSLO, Norway - The right-wing fanatic on trial for massacring 77 people in Norway says he wants either freedom or death, calling the country's prison terms "pathetic" and arguing for the return of capital punishment, which was last used here to execute Nazi collaborators after World War II. In the third day of his terror trial, Anders Behring Breivik was grilled by prosecutors about the anti-Muslim militant group he claims to belong to. ...
June 30, 2011 |
Brazil and Norway became the latest tournament favorites to run into stubborn opposition at the Women's World Cup, as both escaped with 1-0 wins yesterday in Germany. Either the gap is closing between nations in women's football or the World Cup favorites have yet to hit their stride, as all the top contenders have won their opening group matches but none has scored more than two goals. Norway needed a late goal to edge Equatorial Guinea, while Brazil beat Australia in the day's other Group D game.
June 22, 2012 |
OSLO, Norway - Prosecutors on Thursday asked a court to send confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik to a mental institution instead of prison for his massacre of 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage. If the court comes to the same conclusion when it issues its ruling, expected next month, it would mean Breivik would avoid criminal responsibility for Norway's worst peacetime massacre. While he could spend the rest of his life in psychiatric care, the attacks at Norway's government headquarters and a youth summer camp would then not be considered acts of political terrorism, but the work of a blood-thirsty madman.