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Norway set for swing to right as voting starts, with Conservatives and anti-immigration populists expected to take power

Norwegians started voting Monday in elections likely to lead to a governing coalition of Conservatives and anti-immigrant populists, two years after Muslim-hating Anders Behring Breivik’s deadly rampage. Polling stations opened at 9:00 am (0700 GMT) from the Arctic north all the way to Oslo 2,000 kilometres (1,240 miles) further south,…

French police arrest Norwegian neo-Nazi metal rocker for planning ‘major terrorist act’

A Norwegian neo-Nazi black metal rocker was arrested in France on Tuesday over fears he may have been preparing a “major terrorist act”, the interior ministry said. Kristian Vikernes, who goes by the stage name of “Varg” and is reportedly linked to Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, was arrested…

Norwegian mass killer barred from attending his mother’s funeral

Norwegian prison authorities have rejected a request by mass killer Anders Behring Breivik to attend the funeral of his mother, who died last week after a long illness, his lawyer said Tuesday. Breivik, a 34-year-old right-wing extremist who is serving a 21-year jail sentence for killing 77 people in twin…

Norway’s mass murderer echos Glenn Beck: I targeted ‘Hitler youth’

Anders Behring Breivik, the Norweigan mass murderer who killed 77 and injured 151 in a series of attacks last year, said at trial this week that he targeted the children of Norway’s leftist political leaders because they were “in many ways similar to the Hitler Youth.” His defense is alarmingly…

Norway gunman Breivik pleads not guilty as trial opens

Anders Behring Breivik pleaded not guilty Monday for his massacre of 77 people in Norway last July in a defiant start to his trial that saw him greet the Oslo courtroom with a far-right salute. While families of the victims fought back tears, Breivik showed little emotion and sat stony-faced as…

Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik demands to be declared sane

Anders Behring Breivik, who is set to go on trial on April 16 for killing 77 people in Norway last July, said in a letter published Wednesday that being sentenced to psychiatric care would be the worst fate imaginable. “To send a political activist to an asylum is more sadistic…

Norwegian mass killer Breivik ‘criminally insane’: report

OSLO (Reuters) – Court-appointed psychiatrists have concluded that Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is criminally insane, tabloid VG reported on its website on Tuesday, and could be committed to a psychiatric institution indefinitely rather than face a jail term. Breivik has confessed to killing 77 people in a bombing…

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