World Aug 16, 2019

Radioactive iodine from Russian missile accident detected in Norway

Norway's nuclear safety authority is analyzing tiny amounts of radioactive iodine detected in the air in northern Norway in the days after a deadly explosion during a rocket engine test over the border in Russia. Russia's state nuclear agency, Rosatom, said on Saturday that five ...

Pair safe after Norway's first electric plane crash-lands on lake

World Aug 15, 2019

Pair safe after Norway's first electric plane crash-lands on lake

Norway's first battery-powered aircraft crash-landed on a lake on Wednesday, in a setback for the country's aviation strategy, although police said the pilot and passenger both escaped unhurt. The plane's owner, airport operator Avinor, told Reuters last year it hoped to see commercial passenger flights ...

Record-breaking heat wave brings Nordic countries 'tropical nights'

World Jul 28, 2019

Record-breaking heat wave brings Nordic countries 'tropical nights'

Nordic countries are experiencing searing temperatures as Europe's record-breaking heat wave moves north, with Norway on Saturday equalling its 1970 record, and many areas recording "tropical nights." Laksfors in northern Norway on Saturday recorded a temperature of 35.6 degrees Celsius (96 degrees Fahrenheit), equaling the ...

Sheep shearers flock to world championship in France

Business Jul 5, 2019

Sheep shearers flock to world championship in France

Sheep shearing experts flocked to a small town in the French countryside on Thursday for the opening of the annual world championship, a four-day event held for the first time on French soil. More than 320 competitors from 34 countries as far apart as Norway, ...

Sea Shepherd in Australia eyes measures against Japanese whaling

National Jun 25, 2019

Sea Shepherd in Australia eyes measures against Japanese whaling

The Australian division of anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd is considering possible measures against Japan's plan to restart commercial whaling in July after a hiatus of 31 years, according to a senior official. "Our goal is to see an end to whaling in the world's oceans," ...