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  • Norway restores, donates 1927 silent film to China

    Norway donated a restored Chinese silent film from the 1920s to China's national film archive on Tuesday, despite a prolonged diplomatic chill between the countries over the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

  • ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, MARCH 29 - In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, a grove of Jack pines, Scotch pines, white pines and red pines are shown behind the home of Steve Dirksen, Clearwater, Minn.  A trained forester whose philosophy is tempered by his role as a volunteer Minnesota Master Naturalist, Dirksen takes a different approach with his 28-acre forest.   (AP Photo/St. Cloud Times, Jason Wachter) NO SALES

    Climate change influences landowner's tree choices

    Cardinals tuck into the dark wall of Norway spruce, finding shelter in the tall trees. Prickly, round seed balls dangle from a slender sycamore like tiny Christmas ornaments. A dawn redwood, native to China and found in fossil records dating back about 150 million years, drops flat rust-colored needles on the deep March snow.

  • ** FILE ** In this June 25, 2013, file photo, Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a news conference at the Presidential palace in Vilnius, Lithuania. NATO announced on Friday, March 28, 2014, that former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg will become chief of the NATO alliance when current NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen steps down in the autumn of 2014. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)

    Norway's Jens Stoltenberg appointed as new NATO chief

    NATO's next leader was announced Friday: former Norwegian Premier Jens Stoltenberg will lead the military alliance starting in October.

  • Norway honors W.Va. World War II veteran

    U.S. Army veteran Lawrence Howie was surprised when he learned that he was being honored by Norway for his service in that nation during World War II.

  • Kaisa Makarainen from Finland holds the trophy after winning the Women's WC 12.5 km biathlon mass start in the Holmenkollen Ski Arena Sunday March 23, 2014, in Oslo, Norway. (AP Photo / Vegard Groett, NTB scanpix) NORWAY OUT

    Makarainen clinches biathlon World Cup title

    Kaisa Makarainen of Finland clinched the women's biathlon World Cup title on Sunday after coming seventh in the season's concluding mass start, while Frenchman Martin Fourcade won the men's event to take an even greater lead in the final standings.

  • Winner Jakov Fak from Slovenia competes in the men's IBU Biathlon World Cup sprint 10 km in the Holmenkollen Ski Arena in Oslo, Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Erlend Aas/NTB scanpix)   NORWAY OUT

    Fak, Domracheva win biathlon sprints

    Jakov Fak of Slovenia won his first biathlon World Cup of the season in a 10-kilometer sprint at Holmenkollen Ski Stadium on Thursday while Darya Domracheva of Belarus won the women's sprint to keep that overall race intriguing.

  • Retiring Montana Sen. Max Baucus testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination to become US ambassador to China. Tuesday's hearing by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was a switch for the six-term Democrat from Montana. As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Baucus is used to vetting nominees. On Tuesday he will be answering questions.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    FEULNER: Qualified ambassador applicants need not apply

    ''I'm no real expert on China." Sobering words to hear from the man nominated by President Obama to be U.S. ambassador to China.

  • Fourcade clinches third World Cup title

    Frenchman Martin Fourcade clinched his third World Cup biathlon title after finishing second behind Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe in Sunday's men's 12.5-kilometer pursuit in Kontiolahti, Finland.

  • US athlete Ted Ligety reacts in the finish area after the first run of the men's giant slalom race at the alpine skiing World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Schneider)

    Hirscher wins overall WCup title; Ligety takes GS

    Marcel Hirscher clinched his third straight overall World Cup title on Saturday but couldn't prevent Ted Ligety from winning his fifth season-long giant slalom trophy.

  • Naval exercise on hold due to Ukraine tensions

    A naval exercise in the Barents Sea involving Norway, the U.S. and Russia is expected to be canceled because of action that Washington is taking against Russia regarding Ukraine.

  • Norway's Bjoergen wins 30K World Cup race

    Norway's Marit Bjoergen won the women's 30-kilometer classical race at Holmenkollen on Sunday in dominating style.

  • Freund wins World Cup ski jumping event

    Severin Freund of Germany took his fourth World Cup title of the season as he won the large hill ski jumping event Sunday in Oslo.

  • Rydzek wins 3rd WCup Nordic combined race

    Johannes Rydzek won his third Nordic combined World Cup event on Saturday while his German teammate Eric Frenzel remained top of the overall standings.

  • Richardsson wins 50K race

    Sweden's Daniel Richardsson showed his strength Saturday when winning the classic 50-kilometer race at Holmenkollen in 2 hours 7 minutes and 29.5 seconds with a strong sprint finish, beating World Cup leader Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway on the final straight.

  • Rydzek wins WCup Nordic combined race

    Johannes Rydzek of Germany won his second Nordic combined World Cup event Thursday, and German teammate Eric Frenzel maintained his lead in the overall standings.

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