Norway

Leftist to Take Control of Norwegian Govt from Centre-Right Coalition

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Tuesday she will step down as head of a three-party, minority centre-right government after a left-leaning bloc won last month´s parliamentary election. The leader of Norway´s Labor Party, Jonas Gahr Stoere, is expected to take over later this week.

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U.S. Backs U.N. Security Council Emergency Meeting on Israel

After initially blocking a U.N. Security Council meeting on Friday to discuss “the situation in Israel and Gaza,” the Biden administration agreed to participate in such a meeting on Sunday. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hoped the delay would “give time for diplomacy.”

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Members of the U.N. Security Council vote on the third draft resolution to create a new inquiry to find blame for the chemical weapons attack last week in Douma, Syria during a United Nations Security Council meeting regarding the situation in Syria, April 10, …

After Chinese Vaccine Fails, China Launches Smear Campaign Against Pfizer

A few days after attempting to dismiss disappointing test results from Brazil on China’s Sinovac vaccine candidate for the Chinese coronavirus, Chinese state media turned to attacking Sinovac’s American competitors Pfizer and Moderna, calling for a worldwide ban on Pfizer’s vaccine after 23 elderly Norwegians died, ostensibly from reactions to the Pfizer shots.

Chinese health care workers and volunteers wear protective clothing as they register people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine jab at a mass vaccination center for Chaoyang District on January 15, 2021 in Beijing, China. With at least 5 homegrown vaccines nearing approval, China says it will vaccinate 50 million people …