Three killed in Norwegian bus hijack

The hijacked bus behind trees in Aardal, western Norway on Monday. Photo: EPA

Three people were killed when a man armed with a knife hijacked a bus in western Norway, according to police, who have arrested a suspect they say comes from South Sudan.

Wednesday, 6 November, 2013, 3:30am

Connecticut shooter wanted to top Breivik's murder toll

Adam Lanza. Photo: AP

The man who shot dead 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school wanted to kill more people than the 77 slain by a Norwegian man in a 2011 rampage, CBS News reported on Monday, citing unnamed law enforcement sources.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:03pm

Briefs, January 23, 2013

A Foreign Ministry spokesman yesterday called on Norway to take concrete steps towards improving bilateral ties, putting the onus on Oslo to mend relations, Xinhua reported. 

23 Jan 2013 - 4:53am

Briefs, December 10, 2012

Shanghai's government published a list of 45 countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter the city for 72 hours without a visa while in transit, from January 1, Xinhua reported.

10 Dec 2012 - 5:30am

Norwegian sovereign wealth fund to invest US$11bn in US real estate

Norwegian sovereign wealth fund to invest US$11bn in US real estate

Norway's US$660 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, plans to invest about US$11 billion as it enters the US real estate market.

5 Dec 2012 - 4:29am

Briefs, November 7, 2012

Jail term extended for Taiwan's ex-first lady

Taiwan's high court has extended the jail term of former president Chen Shui-bian's wife by 14 months after further convictions for graft and money laundering. The total jail term of Wu Shu-chen, 59, is now 19 years and two months after her initial four convictions, including corruption and perjury. AFP


7 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Norway, China in first contacts since Nobel dispute

Norway Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. Photo: EPA

Norway and China met on Monday on the sidelines of an Asia-Europe summit, marking their first official contact since a Chinese dissident was given the Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian prime minister said.

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told public broadcaster NRK that he had held a brief meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao while attending the summit in Laos.

6 Nov 2012 - 10:11am

Norway housing boom starting to lose steam

Norway homes are losing value

Norway's housing boom is showing signs it may be about to turn into a decline after real estate prices fell in some parts of the country.

17 Oct 2012 - 1:53am

Ghana crown jewels theft images released by Norwegian police

A CCTV still of the suspected woman crown jewel thief in Oslo.

Norwegian police have released images of a woman and a man suspected of the theft in Oslo of crown jewels belonging to Ghana's King Otomfuo Osei Tutu II.

13 Jun 2013 - 11:40am

Norwegian family makes it three children, three lottery wins

A Norwegian family has now won the lottery an astonishing three times, winning a total of over €3million (HK$30.1 million) and with each win coinciding with the birth of a new family member.

By winning 12.2 million kroner (HK$16.4 million) last week on Norway's national lottery, 19 year-old Tord Oksnes became part of a family tradition.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:10am

Morning Clicks: Vietnam claims South China Sea oil block, demands that bidding stop

The central government will invest a total of 400 billion yuan (HK$489.14bn) in healthcare by the end of China's 13th five-year plan (2016-2020).

4 Sep 2012 - 9:44am

Breivik regrets not killing more

Norwegians gather at the Olav Dag Cathedral in Oslo to remember the victims of the attacks on 22 July, 2011, when 77 people died. Photo: EPA

A smug smile crossed the face of Anders Breivik when Judge Wenche Elisabeth Arntzen read a ruling that found him legally sane and sentenced him to 21 years in jail.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:52am

Mass killer Breivik salutes court's sanity ruling as he's jailed for 21 years

Anders Behring Breivik salutes as he arrives in court yesterday. He will be held in isolation in a jail outside Oslo. Photo: Reuters

Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik gave a smirk of triumph and a clench-fisted salute yesterday as he was declared sane enough to answer for the murder of 77 people last year and jailed for 21 years - the maximum term possible.

25 Aug 2012 - 2:52am

Asian grapevine

If you can imagine a wine market at the opposite end of the spectrum from Hong Kong, it would be Norway. Norway goes beyond just regulating and taxing the wine industry - the government owns and/or controls nearly every aspect of alcohol sales. The government used to import all wine, but since it was liberalised in 1996, importers supply the monopoly's shops or sell directly to restaurants.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Should the views of killers be publicised as in the Norway massacre?

Melody Cheung, 16, St Paul's Secondary School

The massacre in Norway in July, in which scores of young people were gunned down at a summer youth camp, shocked people around the globe. The lone gunman's action has reached far beyond the borders of Norway. Why? Because his hateful views have been widely publicised.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am