Passengers airlifted from cruise ship in storm off Norway

OSLO (Reuters) – Rescue helicopters evacuated dozens of people from a luxury cruise ship which suffered engine failure on Saturday in stormy weather off the west coast of Norway, police and rescue workers said. The maritime rescue service said the Viking Sky, with about 1,300 passengers and crew on board, had sent out a mayday signal as it had been […]

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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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French daredevil catapults himself off Norwegian clifftop

Daredevil filmed catapulting himself from a giant slingshot off a clifftop a year before he fell to his death from a hot air balloon Tancrede Melet filmed the stunt as part of a film called Back to Fjords The French stuntman catapulted himself from a giant slingshot on the cliff edge   He deploys his parachute and lands safely after the […]

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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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