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, ...

England blanks Norway to reach World Cup semis

Soccer / Women's World Cup Jun 28, 2019

England blanks Norway to reach World Cup semis

As England practiced a set-piece routine hours before facing Norway, defender Lucy Bronze was determined to apply the finishing touch. "I'll hit it tonight," Bronze told coach Phil Neville, "because I'll score." She certainly did, sealing a 3-0 victory on Thursday night after helping set up ...

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," ...

Norway tops Australia to reach quarterfinals

Soccer Jun 23, 2019

Norway tops Australia to reach quarterfinals

Ingrid Hjelmseth proved to be a shootout hero once again as Norway beat Australia on penalties Saturday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup. Hjelmseth saved Emily Gielnik's kick and Ingrid Engen, who is playing in her first World Cup, hit ...

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway mediation talks will continue

World / Politics May 30, 2019

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway mediation talks will continue

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said that talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement." "We thank the Norwegian government for its desire to contribute to a solution to the chaos our ...

World Apr 30, 2019

Trial for murder of Scandinavian hikers to open in Morocco

Two dozen suspects are set to go on trial in Morocco on Thursday for offenses linked to the gruesome murder of two young Scandinavian hikers late last year that shocked the North African country. Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland ...

Pilot strike grounds 110,000 travelers with carrier SAS

Business Apr 29, 2019

Pilot strike grounds 110,000 travelers with carrier SAS

A further 110,000 air passengers faced being left grounded after Scandinavian carrier SAS on Sunday canceled 1,213 flights as pilot strike action spiraled. Pilots demanding better pay and conditions walked off the job in Sweden, Denmark and Norway on Friday and the disruption is now ...

Stricken Norwegian cruise liner reaches port after airlift drama

World Mar 25, 2019

Stricken Norwegian cruise liner reaches port after airlift drama

A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway reached port under its own steam Sunday after hundreds of passengers were winched to safety by helicopter in a spectacular rescue operation. Escorted by tugboats, the Viking Sky arrived in the port of ...