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Norway Cops 'Could Have Stopped Breivik'

Investigation fiercely criticizes police response

(Newser) - Police could have caught Anders Behring Breivik before he was able to set off a bomb in central Oslo, and should have responded faster to his massacre at the Utoya Island youth camp, an independent inquiry has concluded. The damning report, released today, says that Norway's cops could have... 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 »

Norway Killer Complains He's Been Traumatized

Breivik interrupts in court to say he's suffered, just like his victims

(Newser) - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik interrupted his trial today to complain about his own trauma in comparison to his victims. The judge demanded he stop several times, although he was eventually allowed to finish his address as gallery members exited in protest. After two trauma experts spoke about the troubles... More »

Anders Breivik: I Want a Medal for Shootings

Says victims were ' committing cultural destruction of Norwegian culture'

(Newser) - A smirking Anders Behring Breivik appeared in court in Oslo today and demanded a medal for the shooting rampage that killed 77 people. Breivik called the people he'd killed at the Labor Party youth camp "traitors" and demanded to be released, the AP reports. The attacks "were... 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 »

'Remorseless' Breivik Reconstructs Slaughter

Self-confessed killer recounts 69 Utoya killings over 8 hours

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik has returned to the scene of the crime, only this time in a bulletproof vest, on a security leash, and under heavy guard. Norwegian police brought Breivik to Utoya Island, where he spent eight hours walking them through a blow-by-blow narrative of his shooting spree there that... More »

Breivik Likely Filmed Norway Massacre

Police are looking for footage

(Newser) - Stomach-turning news out of Norway: Terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik may have video footage of the Utoya island massacre that left 69 people dead. A police lawyer says information from Breivik's manifesto and interrogations indicates "that he did have a camera," Sky News reports, although police have... More »

Body of Norway Massacre Victim Found in Lake

Tamta Liparteliani was missing after last week's deadly shooting

(Newser) - The body of a young Georgian woman missing after the shooting rampage on a Norwegian island has been found, say officials. Tamta Liparteliani was at a youth camp on Utoya island last week when far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed 68 people . Her parents traveled to Norway with Georgian Foreign... More »

Cops May Seek New Charge, Longer Sentence for Breivik

A conviction of crimes against humanity could mean 30 years

(Newser) - You were likely shocked to read that Anders Behring Breivik, who admitted to killing 76 people in two Norway terror attacks, faces a maximum of 21 years in prison —but Norwegian police are considering a new charge that could increase that amount. The current terror-related charges Breivik faces come... More »

Glenn Beck: Norway Victims Just Like Hitler Youth

Compares youth camp to notorious Nazi wing

(Newser) - Glenn Beck has prompted outrage yet again, this time for comparing teenage victims of the Norway shooting rampage to Hitler youth. The right-wing radio host said the Labor Party's camp on Utoya Island— where 68 people were shot last week —is eerily similar to the Nazis' juvenile branch,... More »

British Link Probed in Norway Slaughter

Anders Breivik writes of being 'recruited' at 2002 London meeting

(Newser) - Investigators are hunting for a possible British connection to the madman who killed at least 93 people in last week's terror attack in Norway. Before his cold-blooded assault on a youth camp, Anders Behring Breivik typed a 1,500-page "manifesto," entirely in English, describing his plans. In... More »

As Norway Weeps, Shooter Says He Acted Alone

Hundreds gather for memorial service

(Newser) - Reeling Norwegians gathered today to honor the 93 lives lost in Friday's murderous rampage, with Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg telling weeping mourners that even "in the middle of all this tragedy," Norway is a nation that will "stand together." "Soon we will be given... More »

Breivik Confesses to Norway Massacre

Suspect published 1,500-page manifesto

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old right-wing nationalist suspected of killing at least 92 people in Norway on Friday, apparently left behind a 1,500-page manifesto and a 12-minute video detailing his bizarre beliefs, reports the New York Times . The document, titled “2083: A European Declaration of Independence” and posted... More »

Profile Emerges of Extremist Loner in Norway

Anders Behring Breivik posted in far-right forums against Islam, immigration

(Newser) - The snapshot emerging of 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, the suspect in Norway's twin attacks:
  • He is a self-described nationalist who posted in extreme right forums in Norway. He often complained about Islam ("I know of many hundred occasions where non-Muslims have been robbed, beaten up and harassed by
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Norway to Probe Police's Slow Massacre Response

Parent complains his emergency call was ignored

(Newser) - Norway's prime minister today announced the launch of a probe into why it took police so long to respond to Anders Behring Breivik's attack on the Utoya island camp, reports the Australian Broadcasting Corporation . Police have been battered by increasing criticism over the fact that it took them... 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 »

Horror in Norway: 80 Dead in Camp Shooting

One suspect believed to be behind the Oslo bombing and Utoya shootings

(Newser) - A homegrown terrorist set off a deadly explosion in downtown Oslo before heading to a summer camp dressed as a police officer to commit one of the deadliest shooting sprees in history, killing at least 80 people as terrified youths ran and even swam for their lives, police said today.... More »

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