July 26, 2011 |
It was supposed to be a defining moment for Norwegian terrorism suspect Anders Behring Breivik. He had hoped that Monday's hearing into last week's twin attacks would be televised live by the world's media, authorities say. He wanted to dress in uniform to defend his actions as part of a bid to trigger an anti-Islamic revolution in Europe. But to his disappointment, Breivik's much-anticipated first court appearance was neither seen nor heard by the public. A Norwegian judge ruled that the proceedings should be held behind closed doors, siding with prosecutors who are increasingly nervous about giving the suspect a forum to espouse his radical views.
July 26, 2011
Tragedy in Norway Re " At least 87 die in Norway terror attacks: Suspicion falls on Islamic extremists or neo-Nazi groups after a blast in Oslo and a shooting rampage ," July 23, and " Muslims feel the sting of blame ," July 24 Muslims like me, who live in America, took a collective sigh of relief when it was learned that the person apparently responsible for this carnage was a Norwegian native of Christian faith. Western media seem to have jumped the gun in immediately pointing accusing fingers at "Muslim terrorists" being responsible for this mayhem.
July 29, 2011
Beauty and the bush Re " Don't be fooled by its beauty ," July 24 Thanks for the report on the poodle-dog bush. Unfortunately, it came about three weeks too late for me. I was eager to go hiking in the Angeles National Forest on my favorite trails after the highway reopened. That day, I noticed some beautiful plants and even took pictures to show my family. I had no idea the colorful plants were poisonous, and because they had grown so tall along the trails, I brushed them back with my arms and legs as I went by. I hiked to the Vetter Mountain lookout, where I happened to meet a ranger on duty.
June 17, 1986 |
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher will visit Norway for two days this autumn, officials announced Monday. She has been invited by her Norwegian counterpart, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Europe's only other woman prime minister.
July 22, 2011 |
A horrific shooting rampage at a summer youth camp and a massive bomb in downtown Oslo stunned Norway, leaving at least 87 people dead in apparently related terrorist attacks in a nation long known as the home of the Nobel Peace Prize. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attacks, but speculation swirled around both Islamic militant groups and domestic right-wing extremists. Al Qaeda previously has singled out Norway as an intended target, and a shadowy group affiliated with the terrorist network reportedly claimed responsibility, a statement that could not be verified.
February 11, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - No one had to tell Kikkan Randall that a historic opportunity had slipped away. The cross-country skier entered Tuesday's sprint free event as a heavy favorite and was hoping to end a 38-year medal drought for the U.S. in the sport. Instead, she faltered in the quarterfinals and was left behind on a sunny, slushy day at the Laura Cross-Country Ski and Biathlon Center. FRAMEWORK: Best images from Sochi "It's a bummer," she said. "I've been waiting for this race for a long time.
July 27, 2011 |
The attorney for Norwegian terrorism suspect Anders Behring Breivik described his client Tuesday as emotionally cold, probably insane and hopped up on drugs during the twin attacks last week that killed at least 76 people. The comments offered the first glimpse into a possible legal defense strategy in what is expected to be Norway's most explosive criminal trial since the prosecution of accused Nazi collaborators after World War II. Geir Lippestad, a public defender who was handpicked by Breivik, also said the 32-year-old extremist — now held in solitary confinement — is unsure how many people he killed and expressed surprise that Norwegian police took so long to stop his attack.
June 7, 2006 |
Norway said its more than $240-billion global pension fund would no longer invest in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. because of what the country called "serious and systematic" abuses of human and labor rights. A Wal-Mart spokeswoman declined to comment.
January 2, 1985 |
A Soviet cruise missile flew over Norway and then turned back toward the Soviet Union, crossing Finnish airspace, the Norwegian Defense Ministry said today. A ministry spokesman said the missile was spotted last Friday in northern Norway close to the Soviet border before it crossed over Finland. Government sources said Norway, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, will likely protest the violation of its airspace in the strongest terms.
June 28, 2003 |
On a day when Lena Larsen may slip on a headscarf and walk with humility toward the mosque, her nemesis across town, Shabana Rehman, may strip off her clothes, spray-paint her body and joke about her sex life to a room full of mystified Norwegians. Both women are Muslim with an edgy sense of humor, but their quests to integrate the Islamic and Norwegian communities are as different as their fashion tastes.