A life sentence for a Rwandan-born man found guilty of genocide, murder and other crimes during the 1994 ethnic massacres in the central African country was upheld Wednesday by a Swedish appellate court.
The Church of Norway on Monday approved a new liturgy for all church marriages including same-sex weddings, following last year's decision by the country's largest religious denomination to approve same-sex weddings in church.
Europe must prepare for the consequences of climate change, including increased risk of both floods and droughts, as well as the easier spread of infectious diseases, the EU's environment agency said Wednesday.
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik made a defiant Nazi-style salute at the opening of an appeal hearing on his prison conditions Tuesday, as a state attorney underlined the need for the restrictive measures.
Defence firms in the United States and Western Europe dominated global arms sales in 2015, but sales by companies in Russia and South Korea were also rising, a Swedish-based research institute said Monday.
A Swedish court ruling stating that drones equipped with cameras should fall under legislation regulating surveillance cameras triggered protests Monday from media organizations, professional drone flyers and politicians.
Norwegian cross-country ski star Therese Johaug has been suspended from competition for two months after failing a doping test after using a cream to treat sunburnt lips, Norway's anti-doping agency said Wednesday.
The Norwegian branch of writers' group PEN postponed an award ceremony for Edward Snowden on Tuesday amid legal efforts to secure assurances he would not be extradited to the United States should he visit Norway.
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to a trio of researchers who figured out how to mechanically link molecules to make the world's smallest motors and machines, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Wednesday.
Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday for discoveries related to autophagy, a cell-recycling system that could be used to help treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and cancer.
The government of Iceland has reacted angrily after a British supermarket chain of the same name registered the word "Iceland" as a trademark, prompting possible legal action from the firm's namesake nation.
Facebook on Friday reversed its ban on a famous Vietnam War-era photo of a young girl running naked down a road after a napalm bombing, following widespread criticism of the social media giant's policy on nudity.
A Norwegian appellate judge who once served in a Labour government has been dropped from an upcoming appeal case concerning mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's claims that he is subjected to prison conditions that violate his human rights.
Germany's slalom canoeist Sideris Tasiadis has praised the athletes' village at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games amid concerns voiced by Swedes and Belarussians that it was not fit for purpose.
Tests of a white powder discovered in an envelope at a Norwegian postal terminal did not show any harmful substance, police said Friday, while a similar find in neighbouring Sweden also triggered an alert.