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Russia: US Missile Defense Site in Romania a 'Direct Threat'

The US says defense site is meant to stifle threats from Iran, not Russia

(Newser) - A US missile defense site in Romania aimed at protecting Europe from ballistic missile threats went live Thursday, angering Russia, which opposes its presence in its former area of influence, the AP reports. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg tried to reassure Russia as he spoke at a ceremony attended by... More »

Norwegian PM Goes Undercover as Taxi Driver

Jens Stoltenberg says it's the 'one place people really say what they think'

(Newser) - Norway's prime minister has come up with a novel new way to poll his constituents: going undercover as a taxi driver. For one day in June, Jens Stoltenberg dressed in an Oslo taxi driver uniform, got in a cab, and started picking up unsuspecting passengers. "It is important... More »

Norway Remembers Terror Victims on 1st Anniversary

77 killed by bombs, bullets 1 year ago today

(Newser) - Norway is commemorating the 77 victims of a bomb and gun massacre that shocked the peaceful nation one year ago. Anders Behring Breivik, a 33-year-old far-right fanatic, has admitted to the July 22, 2011, attacks: a bombing of the government headquarters in Oslo, killing eight, and a shooting rampage that... More »

One Month Later, Norway Honors Fallen

Memorial service marks end of mourning period

(Newser) - A month after the terror attacks that left Norway reeling, the nation is honoring the 77 people who died at the hands of Anders Behring Breivik in a national memorial service that marks the end of the mourning period. Survivors, victims' families, celebrities, and a host of public officials converge... More »

Norway Survivors Return to Utoya

Under heavy guard, 1,000 expected to grieve 69 lost

(Newser) - Less than a week after Anders Behring Breivik reconstructed the scene of his massacre on Utoya island for police, survivors and victims' families came to grieve those lost in the flurry of bullets. Up to 1,000 people were expected this weekend, accompanied by some 400 psychologists, police, and public... More »

Norway Cops Look for 2nd Shooter

Witnesses describe scene of camp shooting on Utoya island

(Newser) - Norway police are investigating the possibility that there were two shooters in yesterday's devastating assault on a youth camp on Utoya island. Witnesses told police that a second man—this one not dressed in police attire—was involved in the shooting spree that claimed 85 lives, reports the AP.... More »

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