Three killed in Norway bus hijacking: police

Updated 04 November 2013

Three killed in Norway bus hijacking: police

OSLO: Three people were killed Monday when a man armed with a knife hijacked a bus in western Norway, police said.
The suspected hijacker, a man in his 50s of foreign origin, has been arrested, police officer Joern Lasse Foerde Refsnes told the TV2 Nyhetskanalen news channel.
“For now, I have no information to indicate there was anyone else but the three victims” on the bus, he said.
The identity of the suspect, who was himself injured according to Norwegian media, as well as the motives for the attack were not immediately clear.
The man was overpowered by firefighters who rushed to the scene of what they initially believed was a traffic accident, police said.
The long-distance bus was on the route between the mountainous Valdres region, a popular area for skiing, and Oslo.
Nothing suggests that the alleged perpetrator and the victims knew each other, according to police.
A witness who was the first to arrive at the scene said he initially believed there had been an accident and rushed to help people inside the vehicle.
“The bus was on the side of the road, so we stopped our car and ran over,” the witness told TV2 Nyhetskanalen, which identified himself only by his first name Leif.
He said he and another person tried to open the doors, but in vain.
“It was impossible to open the doors. Then we saw a dark-skinned person inside the bus. At first, we thought he was trying to get out but then saw he was moving around with a knife, and we realized that the situation was quite different,” he said.
In 2003, on the same route between Valdres and Oslo, an Ethiopian killed the driver of a bus after murdering an asylum seeker in a local shelter.
He was sentenced to treatment in a psychiatric hospital.


Trump to host next year's G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, White House says

Updated 29 min 55 sec ago

Trump to host next year's G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, White House says

  • Mulvaney told reporters the summit would take place at Doral on 2020, and that the administration selected Trump's resort
  • "Doral was by far and away the best physical facility for this meeting," he said at a news briefing

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year's Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties, the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, a White House official said on Thursday.
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Trump would not profit from use of the property and defended the decision, which comes as the president faces ongoing criticism and congressional investigations over his finances and potential conflicts-of-interest.
Mulvaney told reporters the summit would take place at Doral on June 10-12, 2020, and that the administration selected Trump's resort after initially looking at about 12 potential locations in various other U.S. states.

Climate change will not be on the agenda of next year's G7 summit at US President Donald Trump's Florida golf club, the White House said on Thursday.
"Climate change will not be on the agenda," acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters.
"Doral was by far and away the best physical facility for this meeting," he said at a news briefing. "It's almost like they built this facility to host this event."
Mulvaney said the event would be "at cost" and that using the Trump site would save millions of dollars and was cheaper than the other potential sites.
Trump has repeatedly attacked Joe Biden, a leading Democratic presidential candidate and former vice-president, over his son's business ties in Ukraine and China, which Trump has repeatedly called corrupt, without evidence.
Asked how the president's use of his private business properties to host official government events differed from Trump's allegations against the Bidens, Mulvaney told reporters there would be no profit and said the family had made their money before Trump became president in January 2017.
Trump has said he is not involved with the day-to-day operations of his private company and that his sons run the business.