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FALSE: Marriage between humans and animals now legal in Norway

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:05 PM

The information is from a satirical site, but websites treated it as an official source

Norway mosque 'terror attack' suspect remanded in custody

Aug 12, 2019 - 6:48 PM

(UPDATED) The man is formally suspected of murdering his 17-year-old stepsister, and of a 'terrorist act' at the Al-Noor mosque

Norway mosque shooting 'attempted act of terror'

Aug 11, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Authorities say investigation has shown that the suspect appeared to hold 'far-right' and 'anti-immigrant' views

1 hurt in Norway mosque shooting, suspect arrested

Aug 11, 2019 - 8:39 AM

Police also discover the body of a young woman related to the suspect in a home at the Baerum suburb, where the shooting happened

CRIME SCENE. A Norwegian riot policeman stands in front of the Al-Noor islamic center mosque where a gunman went on a shooting spree in the town of Baerum, an Oslo suburb, on August 10, 2019. Photo by Terje Pedersen/NTB Scanpix/AFP/Norway OUT

Climate change blamed for deaths of 200 Arctic reindeers

Jul 30, 2019 - 8:12 AM

About 1,200 kilometers from the North Pole, researchers from the Norwegian Polar Institute identify around 200 deer carcasses believed to have starved to death last winter

VICTIMS. File photo of reindeers in Tromso region of Northern Norway. Photo by Dmitry Chulov/Shutterstock

Iceland tries to bring back trees razed by the Vikings

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:24 PM

In the ninth century, the Vikings had cut down 97% of the original forests of Iceland to serve as building material for houses and to make way for grazing pastures

Adalsteinn Sigurgeirsson, Deputy director of the Icelandic Forest Service takes part in tree planting at Lava filde near Thorlakshofn, Iceland on May 21, 2019. Before being colonised by the Vikings, Iceland was lush with forests but the fearsome warriors razed everything to the ground and the nation is now struggling to reforest the island. The country is considered the least forested in Europe; indeed, forests in Iceland are so rare, or their trees so young, that it is commonly joked that those lost in the woods only need to stand up to find their way.  Halldor KOLBEINS / AFP

From princes to undertakers, Norway's motorists go electric

Jul 13, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Rich or not, young and old, hip urbanites and rural dwellers alike: Norwegians, including Crown Prince Haakon, are increasingly switching to electric cars

A custom made Tesla Motors car operated by a funeral services company in Norway is pictured in Oslo on April 29, 2019. Rich or not, young and old, hip urbanites and rural dwellers alike: Norwegians, including Crown Prince Haakon, are increasingly switching to electric cars. The choice is especially green in this country, where most of the electricity produced is environmentally-friendly, derived from hydro power.  Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP

Women's World Cup: Norway in last 16, France and Germany top groups

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Norway edges out South Korea for a spot in the last 16 of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

NEXT ROUND. Norway defeats South Korea 2-1 in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Photo from Caroline Graham Hansen's Twitter

Descend, eat, and marvel at Europe's first underwater restaurant

Jun 05, 2019 - 11:01 AM

A dining experience like no other awaits diners 15 feet under the sea

Guaido renews call for Maduro resignation after Norway talks

Jun 01, 2019 - 5:03 PM

Representatives of Guaido and Maduro met face-to-face in Oslo as part of talks mediated by Norway aimed at resolving the country's political deadlock

GUAIDO. Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaido speaks during a press conference in Caracas on May 14, 2019. File photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP

Norway pushes Venezuela mediation effort

May 17, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The mediation bid comes after a months-long power struggle between opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro, amid sometimes deadly street clashes

MEDIATION. This file photo shows a view of a Venezuelan national flag reading S.O.S. during a rally with Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido upon his arrival in Caracas on March 4, 2019. File photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

U.S. climate skeptics send shivers through Arctic cooperation

May 07, 2019 - 9:38 PM

In place of the traditional declaration, the Arctic Council releases a shorter 'ministerial statement,' which sets out future goals for the organization but conspicuously makes no mention of climate change

ARCTIC COUNCIL. Participants have taken their seats to attend the 11th Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council in Rovaniemi, Finland on May 7, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/Pool/AFP

163 Filipino crew of stricken cruise ship in Norway 'all safe'

Mar 24, 2019 - 9:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) A Philippine embassy official was told that 'passengers have praised the efficiency and helpfulness of the ship's Filipino crew in the evacuation,' says the Department of Foreign Affairs

The cruise ship Viking Sky is pictured on March 23, 2019 near the west coast of Norway at Hustadvika near Romsdal. - Emergency services said on March 23, 2019 they were airlifting 1,300 passengers off a cruise ship off the Norwegian coast. The Viking Sky cruise ship sent an SOS message due to "engine problems in bad weather", southern Norway's rescue centre said on Twitter, while police reported the passengers would be evacuated by helicopter. (Photo by Odd Roar LANGE / NTB Scanpix / AFP) / Norway OUT

Stricken Norwegian cruise ship reaches port after airlift drama

Mar 24, 2019 - 8:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The ship, which carried 1,373 passengers and crew, arrives at the port of Molde in Norway a day after getting stranded due to engine trouble

This image grab from a handout video made available to AFTV on March 24, 2019 by a passenger onboard the cruise ship Viking Sky shows felow passengers gathering in a room with life jackets after the cruise ship ran into trouble in rough seas off the Norwegian coast. - Emergency services said on March 23, 2019 they were airlifting 1,300 passengers off a cruise ship off the Norwegian coast. The Viking Sky cruise ship sent an SOS message due to "engine problems in bad weather", southern Norway's rescue centre said on Twitter, while police reported the passengers would be evacuated by helicopter. (Photo by HO / Alexis Sheppard Twitter account / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT « AFP PHOTO / ALEXIS SHEPPARD » - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS [- NO ARCHIVE ]

Norway sovereign wealth fund, world's biggest, to dump oil and gas

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:08 PM

(UPDATED) The government of Norway says the divestment is specifically targeting exploration and production companies, 'rather than selling a broadly diversified energy sector'

Norway intelligence service issues Huawei warning

Feb 05, 2019 - 10:43 AM

'One has to be attentive about Huawei as an actor and about the close connections between a commercial actor like Huawei and the Chinese regime,' says the head of Norway's domestic intelligence unit

HUAWEI. In this file photo taken on July 8, 2018, a woman uses her mobile phone in front of a Huawei logo at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo in Beijing. Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP


Climate change pushing killer whales to migrate north

Jan 28, 2019 - 4:35 PM

'In the long term, they're going to move even further north. If the stocks were to diminish it would be an environmental catastrophe for whales, orcas, sea birds and cod,' warns the Undersea Soft Encounter Alliance

First ever Arctic bank robbery goes south

Dec 21, 2018 - 9:31 PM

The heist is the first ever bank robbery in living memory on the territory, which is located in the Arctic Ocean and about halfway between continental Norway and the North Pole

Nobel peace prize shines light on rape in conflict

Dec 10, 2018 - 12:13 PM

The Norwegian Nobel Committee says the prize was 'for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict'

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. Nobel Peace Prize laureates Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad hug at the end of a press conference on December 9, 2018 in Oslo. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Norway to test free heroin for drug addicts

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:38 PM

The Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs is tasked with proposing an experimental project to identify patients likely to benefit from the program, to examine the implementation method, and to calculate the costs

Communist rebels OK 3-month postponement of peace talks

Jun 21, 2018 - 8:31 AM

The National Democratic Front says in a statement on Thursday, June 21, that it agrees 'to continue peace negotiations and to overcome obstacles and impediments'

ALL SMILES. Government negotiator Hernani Braganza flies to Utrecht to formally relay President Rodrigo Duterte's adjustments to the timeline of talks. Photos released by government panel

Outgoing envoy of 'Norwegia' hails ties with Philippines

Jun 18, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Erik Førner pushes for the resumption of peace talks with communist rebels

ORDER OF SIKATUNA. President Rodrigo Duterte confers the Order of Sikatuna to outgoing Norwegian Ambassador Erik Førner. Photo from the Norwegian Embassy in the Philippines

Genovia and Wakanda, meet Norwegia: Netizens react to latest PCOO flub

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:41 AM

PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy dismisses the gaffe as a typo

World hails Trump-Kim summit as 'first step' to denuclearization

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:29 AM

Here are some of the main reactions so far

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT. US President Donald Trump makes a statement before saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un (L) after their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Susan Walsh/AFP

Norway wants to double U.S. troops and deploy them closer to Russia

Jun 12, 2018 - 11:14 PM

Since last year, 330 US Marines have been deployed on rotation at Vaernes in the center of Norway, despite loud protests from Russia

BALTOPS. A US soldier takes part in a massive amphibious landing during the Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), a NATO maritime-focused military multinational exercise, on June 4, 2018 in Nemirseta on the Baltic sea in Lithuania. Photo by Petras Malukas/AFP

Wesley So drops last round, throws away chance to win Norway Chess

Jun 08, 2018 - 2:33 PM

Italian-American Grandmaster Fabiano Caruana clips So in the decisive round to rule the Altibox Norway Chess 2018

PIVOTAL. Fabiano Caruana adjusts the pieces as Wesley So tries to gauge his move in the decisive last round. Photo from chess.com.

Wesley So beats world champion for first time

Jun 04, 2018 - 6:11 PM

The chess wiz exacts revenge on Magnus Carlsen in round 6 of Norway Altibox Tournament

BIG WIN. Wesley So breaks his slump at the most opportune time. Photo from Chess.com


WATCH: The Power of Journalism 2018

May 24, 2018 - 9:42 PM

Watch the journalism conference from Oslo, Norway on Rappler

The house that saved Christians in Marawi

Apr 17, 2018 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) The house is where dozens of Christians were hidden from the local terrorist groups, protected by their Muslim employers. It was one of Rappler's most memorable stories during the siege.

Faced with global warming, aviation aims to turn green

Apr 08, 2018 - 12:45 PM

Will electric planes eventually gain ground in the highly competitive airline industry?

A handout computer generated image released by electric aircraft start-up Zunum Aero on April 4, 2018 shows a Zunum Aero's hybrid-electric regional aircraft flying. Zunum Aero, a start-up partly financed by US aeronautics group Boeing, works to bring a hybrid plane to the market by 2022. / AFP PHOTO / ZUNUM AERO / - / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ZUNUM AERO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Senate approves PH deal with European Free Trade Association states

Mar 05, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway will accord duty-free market access to all industrial and fishery products from the Philippines

PH 'committed to peace,' Duterte tells Norway envoy

Feb 16, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Norwegian special envoy Idun Tvedt stresses Norway's commitment 'to assist the Philippines in its peace process' with communist rebels

COMMITTED TO PEACE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomes Norwegian Special Envoy to the Peace Process Between the Government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines Idun Tvedt as the latter paid a courtesy call on the President at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on February 15, 2018. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Day 1: Medal tally, brief results

Feb 11, 2018 - 12:23 AM

Germany leads the medal tally so far, with 2 gold medals. The Netherlands and Norway have bagged 4 medals each.

GOLD MEDAL. Germany's Andreas Wellinger celebrates during the victory ceremony after winning the men's normal hill individual ski jumping event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 10, 2018, in Pyeongchang.  Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Norway's Olympians shell-shocked as they're sent 15,000 eggs

Feb 09, 2018 - 2:44 PM

Norwegian chefs get an Olympic surprise as a truck-load of eggs is delivered

SURPRISE. An online purchase gets lost in translation leading to 15,000 eggs being delivered for Norwegian chefs in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. (Stock Photo)

Horror as Norway freight trains mow down over 100 reindeer

Nov 29, 2017 - 10:05 PM

Freight trains kill over a hundred reindeer which are migrating to winter pastures far north

Missing Russian chopper found on Arctic seabed, 8 presumed dead

Oct 29, 2017 - 6:41 PM

Mil Mi-8 chopper has been missing since Thursday while en route to Barentsburg from Pyramiden

RUSSIAN HELI. This file picture taken on May 5, 2011 shows the Russian helicopter which crashed, in the hangar of the base Kapp Heer at Barentsburg, Svalbard. AFP Photo

Norwegian Embassy seeking innovative and ambitious Communications Adviser

Oct 26, 2017 - 4:57 PM

This busy and interesting role requires a flexible person who can contribute to the fast-paced environment at the Embassy

Norway names new envoy to PH-NDF peace process

Oct 24, 2017 - 11:53 PM

Special envoy Idun Tvedt 'has a high standing in the Norwegian Foreign Service,' says Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines Erik Førner

SPECIAL ENVOY. Norwegian diplomat Idun Tvedt is Norway's new special envoy to the peace process between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of the Norwegian embassy

Norway moves to pay equality for women's, men's football teams

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Norway's elite female footballers will now earn as much as their male counterparts when they play for the national team in a ground-breaking move for gender equality in sports

EQUALITY. In keeping with Norway's reputation as one of the world's most gender equal nations, a new agreement has been brokered between the Norwegian football federation and the players' association (Niso) that sees the former almost double the amount given to the women's team. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Nobel 2017 season opens with medicine prize

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:32 AM

Like every year, speculation is rife about the possible winners, given the number of worthy laureates in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics

In this file photo, a portrait of Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel can be seen on the speaker's desk at the Nobel Forum in Stockholm, prior to the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine on October 3, 2016. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Norway's PM claims victory in close election

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:47 AM

Her Conservative Party along with its anti immigration junior coalition partner the Progress Party and two other center right allies is on track to win a slender majority of 89 of the 169 seats in parliament

Norway`s Prime Minister Erna Solberg cast her ballot flanked by her husband Sindre Finnes (L) at a polling station in Bergen during general election on September 11, 2017. NTB Scanpix / Marit Hommedal / AFP

'Election thriller' gets underway in Norway

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg s coalition and the opposition led by Labour s Jonas Gahr Store are neck and neck in the latest opinion polls

Norway's Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, Erna Solberg, (C) greets youth at an election campaign event in Oslo, on September 7, 2017. NTB Scanpix / Heiko Junge/AFP

Duterte to Joma Sison: Pity Norwegian gov't, just kill yourself

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:11 PM

The President jokes that National Democratic Front consultants should have been poisoned when they were served food during meetings in Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte lauds the men and women of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) who have continued to serve the country in his speech during the PAF's 70th Anniversary celebration at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga on July 4, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Norway to ban full-face Muslim veil in all schools

Jun 12, 2017 - 6:08 PM

The ban would target the full face veil called the niqab as well as burqas balaclavas and masks

Norway mass killer Breivik changes his name, says lawyer

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:01 AM

Anders Breivik is now Fjotolf Hansen according to the mass murderer s lawyer

ANDERS BREIVIK. This file photo taken on March 15, 2016 shows Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/ AFP

Which countries have the best healthcare?

May 19, 2017 - 2:17 PM

Of the 20 countries heading up the list all but Australia and Japan are in western Europe where virtually every nation boasts some form of universal health coverage

Gov't, Reds fast-track difficult talks on free land distribution

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Communist rebels say they will only agree to implement an interim joint ceasefire after talks on the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio Economic Reforms are completed

PEACE TALKS. The government and the National Democratic Front held the 4th Round of Talks in The Netherlands. Photo courtesy of Raul Francia/OPAPP

Norway to build world's first ship tunnel at sea

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Built to bypass the Stad peninsula a storm swept area in western Norway the Stad ship tunnel will be 1 7 kilometers one mile long and 36 meters wide making journeys safer

STAD SHIP TUNNEL. The tunnel will allow boats to pass through a mountain without worrying about a rough peninsula in western Norway. Image from The Norwegian Coastal Administration on Flickr.

4th round of PH, NDF talks to be held in the Netherlands

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Norway commits to continue supporting the peace talks that aim to end Asia s longest running communist insurgency

3RD COUNTRY FACILITOR. File photo of Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippine Erik Forner and Ambassador Elisabeth Slattum. Norway has facilitated the talks between the Philippine government and communist rebels since 2001. OPAPP Photo

And the world's happiest country is... Norway

Mar 20, 2017 - 10:31 PM

Other top countries on the list include Nordic neighbors Denmark and Iceland as well as nearby Switzerland