The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the expulsion of the senior diplomat from the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow. The ambassador was invited to the Russian Foreign Ministry and informed that as a response, one of the senior diplomats of the Norwegian Embassy was also declared ‘persona non grata”.
A Norwegian court sentenced Philip Manshaus to 21 years in prison for the murder of his half-sister and his attack at the Al-Noor Islamic Center mosque in August 2019. The court ruled Manshaus, 22, must serve a sentence of at least 14 years before being allowed to submit a sentence reduction.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and heads of state and government, called for international cooperation in the search for a vaccine for the new coronavirus. As mentioned in a joint article for the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published Saturday, this desire was expressed before the International Donors Conference next Monday.
Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced that the lockdown that has been implemented from March 9 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus will be gradually relaxed from May 4. Conte promised “a serious, scientific plan” that would include a “rethinking of modes of transport.”
The United States Department of Justice has indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for “narcoterrorism.” The US Attorney General William Barr made the announcement on Thursday. The United States has also promised a bounty of up to $15 million for information leading to the arrest of Maduro, as announced by the US State Department.
Quad-play bundles services, combining television, telephone, mobile phone services with wireless technology services. Even though customers of key telecom service providers in Europe are interested in quad-play services, they expect a significant discount to their bills.
Last night, new Russian exercises started off the coast of Helgeland. The drills take place far offshore, and in International waters, however. This is the third time in less than a year that Russia has announced missile drills off the coast in the north. According to the Norwegian military, Russians rarely practices so far south.
On September 23, 2019 Thomas Cook halted its operations. The company owned Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia. Thomas Cook was formed in 2007 by the merger of Thomas Cook AG and MyTravel Group. The group operated in two separate segments: a tour operator and an airline. Thomas Cook went into compulsory liquidation on September 23, 2019 and is now under the control of the Official Receiver. The company went into liquidation due to £1.7 billion debt. As a result, the UK Government is having to fly home over 150,000 customers from 18 countries. Brexit uncertainty contributed to the faster demise of Thomas Cook. The company was known for its all-inclusive travel model.