Norway

A beluga whale seen as it swims next to a fishing boat before Norwegian fishermen removed the tight harness, swimming off the northern Norwegian coast Friday, April 26, 2019.
Joergen Ree Wiig/Norwegian Direcorate of Fisheries Sea Surveillance Unit via AP
April 29, 2019 - 11:19 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A beluga whale found with a tight harness that appeared to be Russian made has raised the alarm of Norwegian officials and prompted speculation that the animal may have escaped from a Russian military facility. Joergen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries...
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The cruise ship Viking Sky arrives at port off Molde, Norway, Sunday March 24, 2019, after the problems in heavy seas off Norway's western coast.
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March 27, 2019 - 7:29 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A cruise ship that was the focus of a daring rescue operation off Norway's frigid North Sea coast became disabled because its engines didn't have enough lubricating oil, the country's top maritime official said Wednesday. Low oil levels were the "direct cause" of the...
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Passengers are helped from a rescue helicopter in Fraena, Norway, Sunday March 24, 2019, after being rescued from the Viking Sky cruise ship.
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March 24, 2019 - 10:20 am
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Rescue helicopters took more than 475 passengers from a cruise ship that got stranded off Norway's western coast in bad weather before the vessel departed for a nearby port under escort and with nearly 900 people still on board, the ship's owner said Sunday. The Viking Sky...
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he cruise ship Viking Sky lays at anchor in heavy seas, after it sent out a Mayday signal because of engine failure in windy conditions, near Hustadvika, off the west coast of Norway, Saturday March 23, 2019.
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March 23, 2019 - 4:57 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — A cruise ship with engine problems sent a mayday call off Norway's western coast on Saturday as it desperately tried to avoid being grounded on the rocky coast. Rescue workers then launched a high-risk evacuation of the ship's 1,300 passengers and crew, winching them one-by-one up...
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People stand next to the fire before being evacuated at the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Sunday, Aug. 5 2018.
AP Photo/Javier Fergo
August 06, 2018 - 11:08 am
By Barry Hatton, Associated Press LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Emergency services in Portugal kept up their fight Monday against a four-day wildfire on the south coast that threatened to engulf a hillside town overnight, as sweltering weather continued in Europe. The Civil Protection Agency said 44...
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Governor of Svalbard via CNN
July 29, 2018 - 4:56 pm
By Kelly Murray (CNN) -- A German cruise line is facing outrage after one of its employees shot and killed a wild polar bear in Norway after the animal attacked one of its employees. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises said its ship was docked at Spitsbergen, the largest island on Norway's Svalbard archipelago, on...
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July 08, 2018 - 9:11 pm
By Jen Christensen (CNN) -- A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the...
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12 November 2017 - Hollywood, California - Elvis Costello. "Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool" AFI FEST 2017 Screening held at TCL Chinese Theatre.
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July 06, 2018 - 11:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Elvis Costello has canceled the rest of his European summer tour after undergoing surgery for a "small but very aggressive" cancerous tumor. The post-punk singer-songwriter says he needs time to recover after the operation. The 63-year-old musician said in a statement Friday that he...
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A copy of a letter sent to the Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway by U.S. President Donald Trump demanding an increase in Norway's NATO spending is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
AP Photo/J. David Ake
July 03, 2018 - 12:24 pm
By Lorne Cook and Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO allies are pushing back against U.S. criticism that they are not spending enough on defense, as President Donald Trump ratchets up pressure ahead of a summit next week. In the last few weeks before NATO's July 11-12 summit in...
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