A landslide in a Norwegian village has left at least nine people injured and buried houses under what looks like a huge slick of mud in a gully. Police told the NRK broadcaster that 26 people were unaccounted for in Gjerdrum, which lies some 25km (15 miles) north-east of the capital, Oslo. Several hundred people have been evacuated from the village.
Police in Oslo have arrested a Norwegian citizen suspected of illegally handing information to a Russian intelligence officer. The man, whom the PST security police did not name on Monday, was suspected of “harming vital national interests”, which could carry a sentence of up to 15 years in prison. Last year, Frode Berg, a retired Norwegian border inspector, was sentenced to 14 years in prison in Moscow.
One of Norway’s wealthiest men was arrested Tuesday in connection with his wife’s 2018 disappearance and held on suspicion of murder or complicity to murder in a case that police had earlier thought was a kidnapping. Tom Hagen, a media-shy real estate investor and owner of an electric company, was arrested on his way to work, chief police investigator Tommy Broeske said.
The suspected gunman in an attack on a mosque in Norway on Saturday was inspired by recent white extremist attacks in New Zealand and the US, online posts suggest. In messages posted on the day of the attack, Philip Manshaus, a 21-year-old man who has been named by local media as the main suspect, described himself as “chosen” by “Saint [Brenton] Tarrant”, the gunman who killed 51 people at mosques in New Zealand in March.
On Monday, with 95 percent of the votes counted, the governing right-wing bloc managed to grab 89 seats in the 169-seat parliament, with the remaining 80 going to the opposition in the Norway parliamentary elections. “We have got four new years because we have delivered results,” said Erna Solberg, the leader of the winning party and the sitting prime minister.