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," ...

Iran suspected of seeking to assassinate Iranian-Norwegian in Denmark

World Nov 2, 2018

Iran suspected of seeking to assassinate Iranian-Norwegian in Denmark

Norway summoned the Iranian ambassador on Thursday over a suspected assassination plot against an Iranian Arab opposition figure in Denmark involving a Norwegian citizen of Iranian background. Denmark said on Tuesday it suspected the Iranian government intelligence service had tried to carry out an assassination ...

Norwegian commando who foiled Nazi nuclear plan dies at 99

World Oct 22, 2018

Norwegian commando who foiled Nazi nuclear plan dies at 99

The leader of a daring World War II raid to thwart Nazi Germany's nuclear ambitions has died at age 99, Norwegian government officials said on Sunday. Joachim Roenneberg, serving behind enemy lines in his native Norway during the German occupation, in 1943 blew up a ...