Apr 24, 2016

Norwegian fighter jet fires at control tower during training

The Norwegian Air Force says an F-16 fighter jet accidentally fired at a lookout tower near three military personnel during target practice earlier this month, but that no one was hurt. Air force spokesman Maj. Stian Roen said the incident occurred shortly after midnight ...

Munch lithograph stolen in 2009 recovered in Norway; pair arrested

Apr 7, 2016

Munch lithograph stolen in 2009 recovered in Norway; pair arrested

Norwegian police on Wednesday announced the recovery of a valuable lithograph by Edvard Munch that was stolen in 2009, with two men arrested. The artwork, named “Historien,” or “History” in Norwegian, was retrieved undamaged, a statement said. It shows an elderly bearded man speaking ...

Jan 21, 2016

Underwear-clad car owner foils theft in frigid Norway

A car thief in Norway got more than he bargained with when the owner of a vehicle he was taking, dressed only in his underwear, clung heroically to its roof in temperatures of minus 17 (about 1 F) to foil the theft. In a ...

Dec 29, 2015

Skiing great Eriksen, 88, passes away

Norwegian skiing great Stein Eriksen had the perfect hair, the perfect form and typically the perfect line down the course. So stylish and graceful on the slopes, the Olympic champion helped usher in modern skiing. He died Sunday at his home in Park City, ...

Nordic countries in annual contest to claim real Santa

Dec 24, 2015

Nordic countries in annual contest to claim real Santa

Most kids learn that Santa Claus comes from the North Pole, but children in Scandinavia are taught he lives a bit farther south. Where exactly is a matter of much debate, with businesses in Finland, Sweden and Norway competing to cash in on the ...