Sweden to test remains of King Erik IX

Apr 27, 2014

Sweden to test remains of King Erik IX

Researchers from Uppsala University have opened a small gilded box containing the skull and bones of Swedish King Erik IX, who became a national saint after he was murdered in the year 1160. The researchers also removed the king’s burial crown, which is the ...

Cod caught in Norway with sex toy in its stomach

Apr 12, 2014

Cod caught in Norway with sex toy in its stomach

An unexpected catch ended up in the net of a Norwegian fisherman, who said he had landed a cod with a sex aid in its stomach. Bjoern Frilund, 64, said Friday he found a 5- to 6-kg cod in his net while fishing for ...

Apr 5, 2014

Norwegian skydiver narrowly dodges meteorite

A Norwegian skydiver narrowly escaped a meteorite that passed only meters away from him while jumping over Norway, according to a video aired by public broadcaster NRK. The footage, broadcast by NRK late Thursday, was recorded by cameras fixed on the skydiver’s helmet and ...

Mar 29, 2014

Former Norway PM to take NATO reins

Former Norwegian Premier Jens Stoltenberg was named the next NATO chief Friday, taking over from Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at a key moment in Europe. Stoltenberg told reporters after news of his appointment that it is crucial the 28-nation trans-Atlantic alliance keeps up military ...

Norway victorious in women's team sprint

Feb 19, 2014

Norway victorious in women's team sprint

Marit Bjoergen gave Norway a dominant victory in the women’s cross-country team sprint on Wednesday for her fifth career Olympic gold medal. Bjoergen opened up a sizeable gap for Norway on her first of three laps in the final and only extended the lead ...