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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Norway

This month
January 2023
# War in Ukraine
Alleged ex-Wagner mercenary flees Russia seeking ayslum in Norway
A human rights group has published interviews with Andrei Medvedev in which he details his dramatic escape.
# Norway
One person dead as crane falls on to shopping centre in Norway during high winds
The winds likely caused the unmanned crane, which was at least 165 feet high to slam on to the retail hub in Melhus, police said.
Last year
# Reaction
Kenny laments 'cheap' set-piece goals in Norway defeat
Ireland conceded from a corner and free-kick in a 2-1 loss.
# punished
Disjointed and timid performance on a night when failure to do basics cost dear
The nature of this haphazard defeat is a reminder that Ireland have yet to emerge from the Jekyll and Hyde phase of Stephen Kenny’s tenure.
# listless
Late goal condemns Ireland to friendly defeat against Norway
Ireland fell to a 2-1 loss to a Norway side without Erling Haaland.
# Selection
O'Dowda given chance to shine, Ferguson on bench as Irish team to face Norway is named
Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard starts for the visitors.
# Preview
Ireland step up Euros prep against Haaland-less Norway in B-Side friendly international
Norway are the visitors to the Aviva Stadium this evening.
# too late now
Stephen Kenny backs Norwegian manager's 'legitimate criticism' of Qatar World Cup
Norway and Ireland meet in Dublin for a friendly international tomorrow night.
# Oslo
Activists attempt to glue themselves to The Scream painting in Norway
Police said officers were called to the National Museum of Norway on Friday and had three people under “control”.
# evan almighty
Evan Ferguson in contention for Euro 2024 campaign after 'early promotion' to senior squad
Ferguson has been picked in the squad for the upcoming friendlies with Norway and Malta.
# Norway
Norwegian princess ends royal role after row over ‘shaman’ fiance
Princess Martha Louise got engaged in June to Durek Verrett, an American who describes himself as a shaman and a healer on his website.
# date in dublin
Erling Haaland named in Norway squad for next week's friendly against Ireland
All eyes on the Aviva Stadium Thursday week.
# International Friendlies
Ireland to play Norway and Malta in November
Two fixtures have been announced for Stephen Kenny’s side today.
# Environment
Oslo walrus Freya is euthanised after people ignored pleas to stay away from her
The walrus had made its way to the Norwegian capital and experts say it was experiencing excess stress
# Security Council
Irish diplomats secure aid for 4.1 million displaced people despite threat of Russian UN veto
Ireland became a member of the UN Security Council in 2021 and has responsibility for the Syria file.
# Shock
Austria dump Norway out and book Euros quarter-final clash with Germany
Nicola Billa’s first-half header secured a 1-0 win, the Austrians’ first over the Norwegians.
# cool heads
'Stay grounded, we don’t have anything yet' - England boss calls for calm after 8-0 win
The tournament hosts scored six times in a rampant first-half display against Norway.
# record win
England score eight in demolition of Norway to reach Euro 2022 quarter-finals
The tournament hosts scored six times in a rampant first-half display.
# War
Nato leaders denounce Russia's 'appalling cruelty' in Ukraine as Moscow threatens Norway
The dispute comes as Russia’s war in Ukraine takes centre stage at a Nato summit in Madrid.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been invited to participate and will speak twice via videolink.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge his NATO allies to boost their defence spending in response to Russia's invasion.
Zelenskyy presses G7 for more help as Kyiv reels from Russian strikes - NATO increases strength
Zelenskyy urges G7 summit leaders to help end war before 2023
# Norway
Memorial service held for victims of shooting during Oslo Pride festival
Two people were killed and more than 20 were injured in the attack during the capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival.
# Norway
Oslo shooting that left two dead being treated as 'act of Islamist terrorism'
Organisers of the Oslo Pride festival cancelled today’s planned events on police advice.
# Norway
At least three injured in ‘random’ stabbing near Oslo
Police have confirmed that the alleged perpetrator has been arrested.
# live from turin
Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final
Need to catch up ahead of tonight’s show?
# Apology
Norway apologies to gay people 50 years after decriminalisation
119 men were convicted in Norway between 1902 and 1950 for having sex with other men.
# Oslo
Norway court rejects parole request for neo-Nazi mass murderer
The right-wing extremist killed 77 people in 2011.
# Naval Exercises
Russian Navy releases details of anti-submarine drills off coast of Norway
In Ireland, the Russian ambassador is to appear before an Oireachtas committee on Wednesday.
# Anders Breivik Behring
Norwegian court to hear mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's request for parole today
The request is widely expected to be denied.
# Anders Behring Breivik
Norwegian mass killer Breivik to seek parole as victims' families fear grandstanding
The far-right terrorist killed 77 people in a bomb and gun massacre in Norway in 2011.
All time
# Arrested
Norwegian journalists held in Qatar after filming in labour camp
The two reporters were held for more than 30 hours and had their footage erased.
# Trauma
Footballer collapses from heart attack during game
Emil Palsson suddenly fell over in the 12th minute of the game against Stjordals-Blink.
# Norway
Norway bow-and-arrow attacker handed over to health services, prosecution says
A judge was to decide later today whether to hold Brathen in detention.
# Norwegian intelligence
Norwegian intelligence says bow and arrow attack that killed five 'appears to be act of terror'
A 37-year-old suspect is in police custody after the deadly attack yesterday evening.
# Norway massacre
Norway mourns 77 dead a decade after extremist attack
In 2011, a right-wing extremist set off a bomb in Oslo, killing eight people, before heading to Utoya island where he shot dead 69 others.
# short shrift
Norwegian Handball chiefs vow to fight for players’ rights after shorts fine
Norway’s players were charged with wearing “improper clothing” after ditching bikini bottoms for their clash with Spain.
# blood clots
EMA says benefits of AstraZeneca vaccine 'outweigh the risks of side effects'
Stephen Donnelly hopes vaccine appointments in Ireland will be rescheduled “very quickly”.
NIAC has recommended that the administration of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine be temporarily deferred.
Germany, France and Italy today halted use of the vaccine after, on Saturday, Norwegian officials reported further cases of blood clots or brain haemorrhages in younger people who received the jab.
The World Health Organization has said no causal link had been established between the vaccine and blood clotting.
Vaccine target for this week reduced by 30,000 doses due to precautionary pause in AstraZeneca use
Coronavirus: 16 deaths and 543 new cases confirmed in Ireland
# Vaccines
Vaccine target for this week reduced by 30,000 doses due to precautionary pause in AstraZeneca use
The NIAC is due to meet again today and a further statement is expected to follow.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer confirmed the recommendation in a statement this morning.
Norwegian health officials yesterday reported further cases of blood clots or brain haemorrhages in younger people who received the AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab.
The World Health Organization has said no causal link had been established between the vaccine and blood clotting.
Coronavirus: 16 deaths and 543 new cases confirmed in Ireland
The single-dose Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has been approved by the European Medicines Agency
# Edvard Munch
Mysterious inscription on The Scream painting was written by artist himself, experts determine
The phrase “Can only have been painted by a madman” is written in pencil in Norwegian on the painting.
# Covid-19
No deaths in Europe directly linked to Covid vaccine, experts say
Health agencies say the vast majority of post-vaccination fatalities were among people who were elderly and already vulnerable.
# covid vaccine
Norway adjusts advice for Covid-19 vaccine after 23 deaths in elderly, frail people
Common vaccine side effects, such as a fever, nausea and diarrhoea, may have contributed to the deaths, a health regulator said.
# ask
‘No more hope of finding survivors’ after Norway landslide
Three people are still missing after the December 30 disaster in the village of Ask.