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    OSLO (Reuters) - Norway should loosen its strict laws against recreational drug use, switching focus to treatment rather than jail or fines for those in possession of small quantities, the minority centre-right government proposed on Friday. The Nordic nation has one of Europe's highest drug-induced mortality rates, EU data shows, a fact the government hopes...
    CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Most talk about the Norwegian ski team at the world championships has been about its many injured stars. On Wednesday, Norway made the headlines for winning gold at the team event. “It’s going to be a major boost, having a gold medal. That’s fantastic,” head coach Steve Skavik said. “It’s...
    90 cases of UK COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 reported at Michigan prison, state says Prince Philip hospitalized as a precautionary measure after feeling unwell Norway claimed their first medal of the world ski championships when they beat Sweden in an all-Scandinavian final in the mixed-sex team parallel event on Wednesday. © Fabrice COFFRINI Norway celebrate...
    Extreme weather may delay reaching herd immunity, experts warn South slammed by 2nd dangerous storm: Latest forecast CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Reuters) - Norway claimed their first gold medal at this year's Alpine skiing world championships by beating Sweden to win the mixed team parallel event on Wednesday. © Reuters/DENIS BALIBOUSE Men's Giant Slalom Fabian...
    CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local): ___ 2:15 p.m. Norway won the gold medal in the team event at the skiing world championships by beating Scandinavian neighbor Sweden. Thea Louise Stjernesund, Sebastian Foss-Solevaag and Fabian Wilkens Solheim won their runs in the final to give Norway...
    (CNN)In Oslo, the street lamps are powered by renewables. To conserve energy, the smart lights dim when nobody is around. The Norwegian capital, like the rest of the country, is proud of its exceptional green credentials. Its public transportation system too is powered entirely by renewable energy. Two thirds of new cars sold in the...
    CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Normally it takes a long time for up-and-coming Norwegian skiers to make it onto the national speed team for big events. Henrik Røa has done it after just six World Cup starts. He joined the injury-hit Norway team for the world championships only eight weeks after his first top-level race....
    OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — Winter sports hub Norway can no longer host World Cup skiing events this season because of stricter pandemic-related rules imposed Thursday by the national government. The International Ski Federation cited “stricter travel and event-related restrictions” for canceling all its events in the Nordic country. They include a men’s downhill in Alpine...
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian authorities deported a truck driver who was stopped by police twice within an hour for driving without mandatory snow chains near a city north of the Arctic Circle. The man, who has been banned from returning to Norway for two years, was “careless of the conditions, which represents a great...
    The Super Bowl is usually good for one thing: talking about the big commercial campaigns that are launched and shown during the night. Sometimes the halftime show is worth a watch, and sometimes the game itself is interesting. As one gets older one finds oneself cringing more and more at the commercials as we see the...
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Six weeks after one of the worst landslides in modern Norway’s history, search teams have found two more bodies in the rubble, authorities said. In total, nine bodies have been found so far and one other person is believed to have died in the landslide, which swept away homes in a...
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Six weeks after one of the worst landslides in modern Norway’s history, search teams have found two more bodies in the rubble, authorities said. In total, nine bodies have been found so far and one other person is believed to have died in the landslide, which swept away homes in a...
    We can take comfort in the fact that the weather will be good this week. In fact, there will be no specific weather, said Eiselin Schjerwagen, a meteorologist on duty at the Meteorological Agency. – There is high pressure in the South, West and East. It prevents all bad weather, so it’s mostly sunny, Scherwagen...
    President Joe Biden is deploying four Air Force B-1 bombers to Norway to express to Russia's Vladimir Putin that the U.S. will defend allies if Russia shows aggression in the Arctic.  CNN reported the move Monday, saying that bombers and approximately 200 Americans stationed at Dyess Air Force base in Texas will be deployed to Orland...
    (CNN)The US Air Force is deploying B-1 bombers to Norway for the first time in a move that sends a clear message to Moscow that the US military will operate in the strategically important Arctic region and demonstrate that it will defend allies in the area against any Russian aggression close to the country's border.Four...
    Vaccine inequity prompts calls for federal response Biden administration moves to rejoin U.N. Human Rights Council The 10 best Super Bowl LV commercials: #FlatMatthew, Will Ferrell storms Norway, and Bud Light Legends With big sponsors like Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Hyundai opting not to buy commercials for Super Bowl LV, it was natural to...
    Opinion: Mahomes is bigger than the NFL, and theres a lot more to come Absolutely massive homes listed for less than $100K A Super Bowl Ad That the Biden Presidency Made Possible 1. Here is what happens in the ad that General Motors will air during the Super Bowl: Standing in a garage inspired...
    Will Ferrell really doesn’t like Norway. At least he’s got a reason. Per capita, Ferrell tells viewers, Norway is beating the United States in electric car production. But General Motors, who put out the spot, is hoping to make huge inroads in that category by 2025. In the meantime, Ferrell’s presence in a Super...
    OSLO (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Syrian suspected of preparing an attack in Norway was remanded in police custody for two weeks on Friday. The PST security police said the teenager had been arrested on Thursday on suspicion of preparing "an act of terrorism". His public defender has called for his release. "He is not admitting...
    Twitter is the new place for car companies to taunt each other. Just days after Ram tried to spoil Ford’s reveal of its new F-150 Raptor, the blue oval brand has taken a shot at General Motors’ Super Bowl commercial starring Will Ferrell. In the spot promoting GM’s upcoming electric models, Ferrell heads to Norway in...
    (CNN)It was negative 13 degrees Celsius (8.6 degrees Fahrenheit) when Lorelou Desjardins took a break from her workday to take a walk on the frozen lake near her home in Oslo, Norway. She was accompanied by her husband, who had recently been on four months of paternity leave, and their infant son.Not only was she...
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s domestic security agency said Friday that a Syrian teenager has been arrested in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, on suspicion of planning an act of terror. The agency, known by its acronym PST, said the suspect, who was arrested Thursday, was a boy aged 16. The Norwegian broadcaster NRK quoted...
    Norway is predicted to top the medals table at the Winter Olympics in Beijing, according to one forecast released a year before the games are to open. The Beijing Olympics are set to begin on Feb. 4, 2022. Norway, which also topped the final medal standings at the last Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is picked...
    Will Ferrell has had it up to here with those smug Norwegians and their EV buying habits. So he’s going to do something about it and is taking Kenan Thompson and Awkwafina along for the ride in GM’s new 90-second “Big Game” ad. Perturbed by the fact that more than half of all new...
    Will Ferrell is heading to Scandinavia in one of the ads General Motors is running during the Sunday’s Super Bowl. (General Motors) In the spot Ferrell has a problem with the fact that Norway sells more electric cars per capita than the U.S. and decides to take a Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV across the...
    Will Ferrell will star in GM's upcoming Super Bowl commercial, an extension of the company's "Everybody In" ad campaign for EVs.GM DETROIT – With the help of actor Will Ferrell, General Motors is waging a battle against Norway in a 60-second ad during Super Bowl LV. Why did GM choose the Nordic country known for...
    Coronavirus lockdowns have stripped the world of democratic freedoms, with 2020 returning the worst scores in the 15-year history of an annual democracy index. The United Kingdom slipped two places, while France and Portugal joined the US in the 'flawed democracies' categories compiled in the Economist's Democracy Index. Norway, Iceland and Sweden were unchanged at...
    HELSINKI (AP) — Two civilian employees of the Norwegian military were killed and a third one injured in an avalanche on a remote Arctic Ocean island inhabited only by soldiers and researchers of the Nordic country. A statement from the Norwegian Armed Forces said Sunday that the accident took place Saturday afternoon on Jan Mayen...
    Redrafting the 2014 NBA Draft Dr. Fauci Finally Has Some "Very Encouraging" News About COVID Norway’s trillion-dollar wealth fund sold the last of its investments in fossil fuel companies Norway’s trillion-dollar sovereign wealth fund has sold the last of its portfolio of oil and gas companies in a major step away from the country’s...
    Norway’s King Harald V was hospitalized on Friday, the palace confirmed. He was admitted to the main hospital in Oslo and will undergo surgery on his right knee for a tendon issue. The 83-year-old king's surgery is scheduled for Saturday and he will be on sick leave until Feb. 14, the royal household said. His son...
    Celebrity kids then and now: See how theyve grown 50 Brands With Lifetime Warranties Norway is back. Jessie Diggins still wins. When Jessie Diggins became the first American to win the Tour de Ski three weeks ago, the caveat was that she did it without any skiers in the field from powerhouse Norway. © Getty Images...
    From the lab: This image came from the laboratory of the University of Oslo Hospital, which will soon examine more than 500 virus samples per week in search of the mutated virus. Photo: Odin Jagger, VG The number of cases detected is 53 more than in the previous update. The virus has been detected in...
    LONDON (AP) — Arsenal has signed Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid for the rest of the season, the latest step in the career of a player who is looking to fulfill the promise he showed after making his international debut as a 15-year-old. Odegaard has been at Madrid since 2015 —...
    LONDON (AP) — Norway is fining gay dating app Grindr $11.7 million for failing to get consent from users before sharing their personal information with advertising companies, in breach of stringent European Union privacy rules. Norwegian’s data privacy watchdog said Tuesday that it notified the company of its draft decision to issue a fine...
    MAREN MJELDE has given a Chelsea boost by agreeing to extend her contract with the champs until June 2022. And the Norway ace is targeting triumph in Europe with Emma Hayes's side aiming to snatch Lyon’s Champions League crown. 2Maren Mjelde's new deal will see her remain at Chelsea until 2022 with the possibility...
    In just one year from last Thursday, when she turned 17, the Crown Princess of Norway will come of age. We refer to Ingrid Alexandra, the first-born of Princes Haakon and Mette-Maritand granddaughter of King Harald V and Queen Sonia that one day he will occupy the throne of the Scandinavian country. That day, as...
    CASEY STONEY says she has no plans to coach Team GB’s team at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.  The Manchester United manager had been linked with the role Phil Neville was due to take on before he became Inter Miami’s new boss.  4Casey Stoney says she has no plans to lead Team GB's team at the...
    A group of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) defended the use of vaccine of the American company Pfizer in elderly people despite the death of 33 older adults in Norway. « The reports correspond to the expected level of deaths … in the frail elderly group, » the WHO...
    More On: norway Norway finds no evidence that COVID vaccine caused deaths 23 die in Norway after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine: officials Norway probing deaths of two people who received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine Norway says they ‘no longer hope’ of finding landslide survivors His cash prize went down the toilet! A college student in...
    CHINA is spreading anti-vaccination conspiracies about the Pfizer coronavirus jab using its state-run media to suggest it might kill people. It comes after Norwegian health authorities said there was no direct link between the vaccine and the deaths of 33 elderly people. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news &...
    The Norwegian health authority reported, last week, the deaths of people vaccinated against Covid-19. She wanted to clarify, Monday, January 18, that no link has been established between the remedy and these deaths. Side effects of Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine cause concern The Norway started his campaign of vaccination against the coronavirus,...
    The Conversation Spain Why do we say organic farming when we mean agroecology Shutterstock It is increasingly common to use the terms agroecology and organic farming interchangeably as if they had the same meaning, when in fact they are different concepts. An increasingly diverse range of self-proclaimed agroecological agricultural practices is also common, thus broadening...
    Since the start of the Norwegian vaccination campaign in late December, 33 people who received a first dose have died. En Norway, very old and sick people who died after being injected with Pfizer / BioNTech coronavirus vaccine probably did not die from vaccination. The Norwegian health authorities have, in any case, found...
    The Norwegian health authorities have, in any case, found no link between the two facts but continue to warn against the risks of vaccination of these groups. The vaccination policy will not change. Since the start of the Norwegian vaccination campaign in late December, 33 people who received a first dose have died. Studies...
    NORWAY has found no "direct" link between the Pfizer Covid vaccine and the deaths of 33 elderly people. All of those who died were care home patients over the age of 80, and were already sick, the Norwegian Medicines Agency said. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3Norway...
    Norway said Monday no link had been established between Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine and any post-vaccination deaths in the country, but recommended doctors consider the overall health of the most frail before giving them the shot. Since the start of Norway's vaccination campaign at the end of December, the country has registered 33 deaths among elderly...
    (CNN)Doctors in Norway are investigating the deaths of 23 elderly patients who had received the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, looking into the possibility that adverse reactions to the shot "may have contributed to a fatal outcome in some frail patients."The vaccine's side-effects are rare and usually mild. But they could include fever and nausea, which could...