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 ...

Australian student released from detention in North Korea

Asia Pacific Jul 4, 2019

Australian student released from detention in North Korea

An Australian student released after a week in detention in North Korea described his condition to reporters in Beijing on Thursday as "very good," without saying what happened. Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced to parliament that Alek Sigley, 29, had been released hours earlier ...

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 ...