Ethiopia crash probe starting in France, families grieve

PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Investigators in France will begin analyzing the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet’s black boxes on Friday, seeking clues into a disaster that has angered scores of mourning families and grounded Boeing’s global 737 MAX fleet. Sunday’s crash after take-off from Addis Ababa killed 157 people from 35 nations in the second such calamity involving Boeing’s flagship new […]

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Travel firms modify search options, bookings after Boeing groundings

BENGALURU/OSLO (Reuters) – Travel agents and websites have begun to respond to consumer concern and the grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX planes, by changing policies and introducing options to allow customers to choose the type of aircraft they wish to fly on. Kayak.com, part of the Booking.com stable, was the first big travel search website to say it would modify […]

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Morocco links suspect in Scandinavian women's killing to militant group

RABAT (Reuters) – A man suspected in the killing of two female tourists from Norway and Denmark in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains belongs to a militant group, a prosecutor said on Wednesday, without identifying the group. The women’s bodies were found on Monday in an isolated area near Imlil, on the way to Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak and a popular […]

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Thousands protest in Norway against restricting abortion

OSLO (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Norwegian cities on Saturday against restricting women’s access to abortion, the subject of talks between the ruling minority coalition and a small party seeking to join the government. In Norway’s capital Oslo, the demonstrators, some pushing children in strollers, marched through the city center carrying banners with slogans such as “My body […]

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Norwegian hero who blew up Nazi plant during World War II dies at 99

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norway on Monday mourned World War II saboteur Joachim Roenneberg, who headed a five-man team that daringly blew up a plant producing heavy water, depriving Nazi Germany of a key ingredient it could have used to make nuclear weapons. Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Roenneberg, who died Sunday at 99, was “one of our finest resistance fighters” […]

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Russia tells Norway it will ‘face the consequences’ after inviting Trump to double the number of US Marines based in the country

Oslo announced it would ask the US, its NATO ally, to send 700 Marines to train in the Scandinavian country from 2019. These additional troops joining the 330 already stationed there would be based closer to the Russian border. The Russian Embassy said it would make Norway "less predictable and could cause growing tensions". It also claimed the move could […]

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