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  • Norwegian killer Breivik wins place at Oslo University
    Norwegian killer Breivik wins place at Oslo University Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011, to study political science from solitary confinement in prison. More »

  • Mass killer Breivik to study at Oslo University, from jail
    Mass killer Breivik to study at Oslo University, from jail Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik won a place on Friday to study at Oslo University from solitary confinement in prison, despite outrage at his massacre of 77 people four years ago. Many were appalled when Breivik, who holds far-right anti-Muslim views and has shown no remorse, applied for the three-year bachelor's course in political science. Breivik, now 36, planted a bomb on July 22, 2011 in central Oslo that killed eight people and destroyed the government headquarters. More »

  • Oslo university admits mass killer Breivik to study program
    Oslo university admits mass killer Breivik to study program Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has been admitted to the University of Oslo's political science program, although he will stay in his cell to study, the university's rector said Friday. More »

  • Mass Killer Breivik To Study For Diploma
    Mass Killer Breivik To Study For Diploma Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    The Norwegian far-right extremist who killed 77 people in a shooting and bombing rampage four years ago is to study for a university qualification. Anders Behring Breivik, who is serving a 21-year prison sentence for bombing government buildings in Oslo before opening fire at a youth camp, has been granted permission to join the University of Oslo's political science programme. Contact between Breivik and the university will take place via a contact person but prison rules will stop him from entering the campus, attending classes or having contact with students or staff. More »

  • Mass murderer Breivik to study for degree behind bars
    Mass murderer Breivik to study for degree behind bars Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been admitted to a political science course, the University of Oslo said Friday, but his imprisonment means he is unlikely to earn a degree. More »

  • Norwegian killings exhibit stirs fears of Breivik 'hall of fame'
    Norwegian killings exhibit stirs fears of Breivik 'hall of fame' Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A planned exhibition about the killings of 77 people in 2011 is angering some Norwegians, who fear it will turn into a "hall of fame" for mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik. The exhibition, opening next week in the government building in central Oslo where Breivik killed his first eight victims on July 22, 2011, will include his fake police identity card and bits of the mangled van in which he planted a bomb. Norway's Conservative-led government says the information centre, likely to last five years, has been planned in consultation with some survivors and relatives to help the Nordic nation come to terms with the attacks. More »

  • Breivik items in exhibition to commemorate attacks
    Breivik items in exhibition to commemorate attacks Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Items belonging to Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, including his fake ID and the remains of a car bomb, will go on display in Oslo next week to commemorate the 2011 attacks. More »

  • Mass killer Breivik accuses Norway of violating his human rights Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik launched legal action on Wednesday accusing the Norwegian state of violating his human rights by keeping him in strict isolation in prison four years after he massacred 77 people. The legal papers, filed with Oslo's main court and referring to the European Convention on Human Rights, were aimed at forcing Oslo to grant Breivik more access to other people and limit censorship of his letters. "He has a very extreme degree of isolation," Breivik's lawyer Oeystein Storrvik told Reuters, saying contact with other people was mainly with guards and health personnel. More »

  • Man 'Wanted To Kill Charles For Harry'
    Man 'Wanted To Kill Charles For Harry' Tue, May 12, 2015

    A ginger-haired right-wing extremist wrote about killing Prince Charles in the hope of making his red-headed son Harry king, a court has heard. In a notebook seized by police, Mark Colborne, 37, also compared himself to the far-right mass murderer Anders Breivik, who carried out the 2011 Norway attacks, a jury at the Old Bailey was told. Prosecutor Annabel Darlow QC told jurors in the notebook, Colborne had said he wanted to kill "dark-haired" people. More »

  • Guthrie announces 1st season under new artistic director Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Guthrie Theater will feature Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," the Marx Brothers romp "The Cocoanuts," and Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" in its first season in 20 years under a new artistic director, the theater announced Wednesday. More »

  • Norwegian jail blocks 220 letters from mass murderer Breivik
    Norwegian jail blocks 220 letters from mass murderer Breivik Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Norway's prison authorities said Monday they had seized over 200 letters from mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik to prevent him from setting up a network outside jail. More »

  • Breivik's father says he is partially responsible for murders
    Breivik's father says he is partially responsible for murders Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The father of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik said on Thursday he felt partially responsible and regretted not having been there for his son before he killed 77 people in 2011. More »

  • Norwegian mass killer Breivik getting ever more extreme, father fears
    Norwegian mass killer Breivik getting ever more extreme, father fears Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The father of Anders Behring Breivik, who massacred 77 people in central Oslo and at an island summer camp in 2011, said on Thursday his son's fascist, anti-immigrant views seemed to be getting ever more extreme in jail. "It's not nice being the father of a mass murderer," former diplomat Jens Breivik, 78, told a news conference to launch an autobiography entitled "My Fault?". He said the discovery that his son was the killer exceeded a parent's worst nightmares. ... More »

  • Anders Breivik 'Becoming More Dangerous' says Norwegian Mass Murderer's …
    Anders Breivik 'Becoming More Dangerous' says Norwegian Mass Murderer's … Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The father of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik says he fears his son has grown more radicalised and possibly more dangerous while in prison. More »

  • Breivik's father feels guilt over son's dark path
    Breivik's father feels guilt over son's dark path Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The father of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik says he fears his son is becoming even more extreme and dangerous in prison. More »

  • Syrian immigrant to head Norway youth group attacked by Breivik
    Syrian immigrant to head Norway youth group attacked by Breivik Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    A Syrian-born refugee is to become the next leader of Norway's Workers' Youth League, in an ironic twist for Anders Behring Breivik, the far-right nationalist who shot dead scores of the movement's members in 2011. More »

  • Breivik attempts to start 'fascist' party from prison
    Breivik attempts to start 'fascist' party from prison Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people in Norway in 2011, says he wants to establish a "fascist" party from prison, claiming this could prevent a repeat of his massacre. More »

  • Breivik's father examines causes of massacre in book
    Breivik's father examines causes of massacre in book Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The father of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik will publish a book in October entitled "My Fault? A Father's Story" on his role in fathering a killer, his publisher announced Wednesday. More »

  • Mass Murderer Breivik's Dad Writes Book On Son
    Mass Murderer Breivik's Dad Writes Book On Son Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Anders Behring Breivik's father admits he feels some guilt over the actions of his son, who killed 77 people in Norway three years ago. The revelation came in an excerpt from a book Jens Breivik has written about his son. A Father's Story, which has been put together with the help of a ghost writer, Mr Breivik writes: "I feel some guilt and I feel some responsibility. Breivik is serving a 21-year prison sentence, which can be extended, for the killing of 77 people in Oslo and the island of Utoeya in 2011. More »

  • Norway, survivors still bear scars of Breivik shootings
    Norway, survivors still bear scars of Breivik shootings Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    By Gwladys Fouche KONGSBERG Norway (Reuters) - Laila Gustavsen sometimes wonders whether meeting Anders Behring Breivik face-to-face would help her to understand. Two years ago, when Reuters News followed her over several months to document her life after the assaults (http://link.reuters.com/veh67s), Gustavsen spared no thought for Breivik - she was focused on her daughter's recovery. Marte Oedegaarden, 20, spent several months in hospital. Memories of "July 22", as the attacks in central Oslo and at a youth camp on Utoeya island are commonly known, remain raw for relatives of the victims and the hundreds of survivors. More »

  • Where are we 25 years after 'the end of history'?
    Where are we 25 years after 'the end of history'? Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Does Francis Fukuyama's idea that 'liberal democracy' has triumphed still hold true? More »

  • Landscape memorial to Breivik victims sparks outrage in Norway
    Landscape memorial to Breivik victims sparks outrage in Norway Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    A controversial memorial project for the victims of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik near the site of the massacre has sparked anger among relatives and locals. More »

  • Breivik Massacre Memorial To Cut Headland
    Breivik Massacre Memorial To Cut Headland Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    A three-and-a-half-metre wide channel will be cut across a headland near the island of Utoya as a memorial to those killed by Anders Behring Breivik. Breivik killed eight people in a bomb attack outside a government building in the capital Oslo on July 22, 2011. More »

  • Anders Behring Breivik Victims' Memorial on Norway's Utøya Island
    Anders Behring Breivik Victims' Memorial on Norway's Utøya Island Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg has been selected to create a memorial to the 69 people shot dead by Anders Behring Breivik on the island of Utøya and the eight who lost their lives in a bomb explosion in Oslo on 22 July 2011. Dahlberg's concept for a memorial on Utøya is beautiful. The rocky earth removed from the island will be used to create a memorial site in Oslo. A permanent memorial site in Oslo will take the form of an amphitheatre around Høyblokka. More »

  • Breivik hunger strike threat: wants bigger gym
    Breivik hunger strike threat: wants bigger gym Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Convicted Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has threatened to go on a hunger strike unless he gets access to better video games, a sofa and a larger gym. More »

  • Breivik Wants Better Video Games In Jail 'Hell'
    Breivik Wants Better Video Games In Jail 'Hell' Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik reportedly wants better video games in jail and has threatened to go on hunger strike if his demands are not met. Breivik, who killed 77 people in 2011, says the two prisons where he is being held are "hell" and he is seeking extra perks to help cope with the "torture"-like conditions. He sent a list of 12 demands to prison authorities, which also include access to a computer rather than a "worthless typewriter", doubling his weekly allowance from £30 to £60 to cover postage costs and an end to daily searches. Breivik, who is serving a 21-year jail term, has also demanded his PlayStation 2 games console be changed to a more up-to-date PS3 "with access to more adult games that I get to choose myself". More »

  • Mass murderer Breivik to hunger strike for better video games
    Mass murderer Breivik to hunger strike for better video games Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik threatened to go on hunger strike for better video games and other perks to alleviate his "torture"-like prison conditions, in a letter received by AFP Friday. More »

  • Anders Breivik Threatens Hunger Strike for Playstation 3 and Adult Games
    Anders Breivik Threatens Hunger Strike for Playstation 3 and Adult Games Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    Anders Behring Breivik has vowed to go on hunger strike if he is not provided with up-to-date video games to better his stay at the Norwegian prison where he is jailed for killing 77 people. In a hand-addressed letter to AFP news agency, Breivik claimed he faces  living conditions akin to "torture" at the high security detention centre in Skien in south-eastern Norway. Breivik, who turned 35 yesterday, also demanded he be allowed to choose "more adult games" to play. "The hunger strike won't end until the Minister of Justice (Anders) Anundsen and the head of the KDI (the Norwegian Correctional Services) stop treating me worse than an animal," Breivik wrote. More »

  • Cold killer Breivik said sorry to mother for ruining her life
    Cold killer Breivik said sorry to mother for ruining her life Thu, Oct 31, 2013

    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who refused to show remorse for killing 77 people in 2011, hugged his mother and apologised for ruining her life before she died of cancer this year, according to a new biography. "The Mother", based on hours of conversations with Wenche Behring Breivik by journalist Marit Christensen and published on Thursday, says she once described herself as the world's "saddest mother" who both hated and loved her son. She broke down in tears when the police came to her house that night to say Anders Breivik was to blame for the massacre - a bombing in Oslo that killed 8 and a shooting rampage on a nearby island that killed 69, many of them teenagers. Breivik, a right-wing anti-Islamic fanatic now aged 34, is serving Norway's maximum sentence in jail for the attacks, which were aimed at the Labour-led government and its youth wing. More »

  • Breivik survivor becomes MP at 23
    Breivik survivor becomes MP at 23 Wed, Sep 11, 2013

    Two years ago, he ran for his life to escape Anders Behring Breivik's bullets. Never one to be intimidated, Fredric Holen Bjoerdal is now one of Norway's youngest ever members of parliament. More »

  • Four Breivik survivors elected to Norway's parliament
    Four Breivik survivors elected to Norway's parliament Tue, Sep 10, 2013

    Four young Norwegian Labour Party members who survived rightwing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's bloody rampage two years ago have been elected to parliament, the party said Tuesday. More »

  • Breivik-Linked Party To Join Norway Government
    Breivik-Linked Party To Join Norway Government Tue, Sep 10, 2013

    An anti-immigration party with past links to mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik looks set to help form Norway's next government. More »

  • University snubs mass killer Breivik's application in Norway
    University snubs mass killer Breivik's application in Norway Tue, Aug 6, 2013

    Norway's jailed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has had his application to study political science at the University of Oslo rejected, the institution said on Tuesday. More »

  • Breivik's gets go-ahead for university enrolment
    Breivik's gets go-ahead for university enrolment Thu, Aug 1, 2013

    The Norwegian prison where Anders Behring Breivik is being held said Thursday it agreed in principle to allow the convicted mass murderer to study political science, if the university wants him. More »

  • Breivik: Killer 'Must Be Allowed To Study'
    Breivik: Killer 'Must Be Allowed To Study' Wed, Jul 31, 2013

    It would be "torture" if mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik was to be denied the right to study at Oslo University, his lawyer has said. More »