COPENHAGEN - Denmark and Norway have offered naval frigates and specialised cargo vessels to transport chemical weapons out of Syria, as part of an international deal that averted U.S. missile strikes on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
REUTERS - Norway's Magnus Carlsen, dubbed the "Justin Bieber of chess", won the Chess World Championship on Friday, playing a patient game and driving defending champion Viswanathan Anand to make self-destructive mistakes.
OSLO - Norway's intelligence services said it - and not the U.S. National Security Agency, as reported in a Norwegian newspaper - kept records on more than 33 million phone conversations over the space of one month last winter, Oslo said on Tuesday.
OSLO - Firefighters put out a blaze on a cargo ship loaded with military jet fuel early on Sunday, 13 hours after it broke out during stormy weather in the North Sea off Norway.
OSLO - The 32 crew of a Danish cargo vessel on fire in the North Sea off Norway were trapped on board on Saturday night as a storm prevented rescue helicopters lifting sailors off.
OSLO - Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates called on Norway's $800 billion oil fund, one of the biggest investors in the world, to spend more in the poorest countries, gaining the prime minister's support with his proposal.
CHENNAI - As India's Vishwanathan Anand squared off against Norway's Magnus Carlsen to defend his title as world chess champion, 11-year-old Shyamsundar and his 9-year-old sister Padmapratibha unfolded their cloth chess boards and sat cross-legged in the lobby of the hotel where the grandmasters were playing.
OSLO - Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who refused to show remorse for killing 77 people in 2011, hugged his mother and apologised for ruining her life before she died of cancer this year, according to a new biography.
OSLO - Mobile phone operator Telenor lowered its 2013 revenue guidance on Thursday on weak figures in its key Danish and Norwegian markets but kept its profit margin outlook and increased its investment forecast.
RJUKAN, Norway - Sunshine lit up a Norwegian town in a remote, dark valley for the first time in wintertime on Wednesday, as mirrors high on a mountainside realised a century-old dream.
MANAMA - Foreign minister Salman Khurshid said India had no interest in filling the breach if Washington decided to reduce its military footprint in the Gulf, and cautioned that the region would not be well-served by turning to other Asian powers, like China.