Yokoyama leads Nadeshiko Japan past Norway

Soccer Mar 7, 2017

Yokoyama leads Nadeshiko Japan past Norway

Kumi Yokoyama struck twice in the second half as Nadeshiko Japan defeated Norway 2-0 at the Algarve Cup on Monday. Yokoyama opened the scoring just before the hour and sealed victory one minute to time for Asako Takakura's side, which finished runnes-up in Group B ...

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel

Business Feb 23, 2017

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel

High-rise wooden buildings, led by The Tree, a 52.8-meter (173-foot) apartment block in Norway, are claiming a place on city skylines as the timber industry challenges the supremacy of concrete and steel. New, ultra-strong wood materials are creating a small but fast-growing market for timber ...

Asia Pacific Dec 19, 2016

Norway and China normalize ties after Nobel Peace Prize flap

Norway and China on Monday normalized diplomatic and political ties that were frozen since 2010 when Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Norwegian Foreign Minister Boerge Brende said the two countries would immediately resume negotiations on a free trade deal. "Through meticulous ...

Syrian war spurs first withdrawal from doomsday Arctic seed vault

World Sep 22, 2015

Syrian war spurs first withdrawal from doomsday Arctic seed vault

Syria's civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of seeds from a "doomsday" vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies, officials said on Monday. The seeds, including samples of wheat, barley and grasses suited to dry regions, have been requested by ...

On Arctic tip of Europe, Syrian migrants reach Norway by bike

World Sep 4, 2015

On Arctic tip of Europe, Syrian migrants reach Norway by bike

Some Syrian refugees have found a cheaper, safer, though much more roundabout way of reaching Europe than crossing the Mediterranean — heading to the Arctic Circle and entering Norway from Russia, sometimes by bicycle. As world attention focuses on migrants cramming into trains in Hungary ...