The Moroccan ambassador attended the funeral Monday of the Norwegian woman hiker murdered last December in Morocco along with her Danish friend, reading messages of sympathy from her country's citizens. Ambassador Lamia Radi joined the mourners for 28-year-old Maren Ueland, including Norway's health minister and several dozen students from the University of Southeastern Norway, where the two women studied. The church service took place in the southeast town of Time. During the service, Radi denounced the "barbary" and "ignominy" of the killings, and read aloud messages from Moroccan people expressing their sadness. "Morocco wanted to be present today to express first its solidarity, to share the sorrow of the family," she told Norway's TV2 ahead of the ceremony. "At the same time, (we want) to make it very clear that we strongly condemn the horrible murders of those innocent girls," she said. Moroccan authorities have said that … [Read more...] about Funeral held for Norwegian student slain in Morocco
Police say a ransom demand has been received for the missing wife of a Norwegian multi-millionaire 10 weeks after she disappeared on Halloween, a senior officer said Wednesday. Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, 68, married to a real estate and energy magnate, disappeared on October 31, police said. Detectives had been investigating the case discreetly for several weeks but decided to make it public on Wednesday in the hope that someone would come forward with information. "A ransom demand and serious threats have been issued," Inspector Tommy Broske told reporters. "Our main theory is that the victim was kidnapped by unidentified perpetrators at her home" in Lorenskog, about 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Oslo, he said. The authorities had received no sign of life from the woman, "but we haven't received any indication that she isn't alive either", Broske said. Investigators said they had no suspects at this stage. According to daily Verdens … [Read more...] about Ransom demand for Norwegian millionaire’s missing wife: police
Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press Updated 9:26 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 A view of the home of missing woman Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the wife of one of Norway's richest men, Tom Hagen, in Fjellhamar, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Norwegian police say the wife of one of Norway's richest men may have been abducted and a demand for 9-million euro ($10.3-million) ransom in a cryptocurrency, considered a popular virtual currency among cyber-criminals, has been made. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB Scanpix via AP) less A view of the home of missing woman Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, the wife of one of Norway's richest men, Tom Hagen, in Fjellhamar, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Norwegian police say the wife of one of ... more Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten, AP Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten, AP Image 1 … [Read more...] about Norwegian police: Missing wife of tycoon was abducted
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Middle East Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Middle East | A Norwegian Air Jet Landed in Iran 4 Weeks Ago. It Can’t Leave Yet. Supported by ByPalko Karasz Jan. 9, 2019 LONDON — When a technical error forced a Norwegian Air jet to land at Shiraz Airport in Iran last month, the Boeing 737 touched down in uncharted territory. The airline, known for cheap long-haul flights from Europe, does not have a base in Iran. It had never flown there before. And nearly a month after it left Dubai, the brand-new American-made jet, delivered to Norwegian Air only in October, was still sitting in Shiraz. The jet appeared to be caught up in United States sanctions on Tehran’s nuclear program that prohibit civilian aircraft sales, including services and parts. Those came into force again last year after President Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal … [Read more...] about A Norwegian Air Jet Landed in Iran 4 Weeks Ago. It Can’t Leave Yet.
CHECKING the time on my phone, I see it’s 5.30am. My family are asleep, so I creep out of our cabin, push open the door, step out on to the balcony and gasp. Snow-capped mountains as high as the Empire State Building surround the fjord we’re cruising down. The emerald-green water is pristine and still, and the mountainside is dotted with log cabins and trees. We might be about to dock in the small village of Olden, but to my mind, we are in Moominland.Cabin capers We boarded the Azura P&O cruise liner three days earlier at Southampton. When my four-year-old son Elliott first caught sight of it, he screamed with delight. It is colossal – 14 passenger decks, an open-air cinema, six pools, a sports court, gym, spa, theatre and art gallery. After a day at sea, we’ve fully settled into our four-bed cabin. Nine-month-old Molly is in a travel cot, my husband Mark and I are in single beds and Elliott is in one of two bunks that pull down from the ceiling. A bed … [Read more...] about Discover Viking tales, snow-capped mountains and the beautiful city of Stavanger on Norwegian cruise