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Trump speaks with Norway's PM on bilateral relations

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg congratulated Donald Trump on his election victory. Credit: Reuters

US president-elect Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who congratulated him on his election win.

The Trump transition team said in a statement: "The two leaders discussed the strong relationship between the United States and Norway.

"President-elect Trump said he looked forward to participating in alliance building forums to strengthen ties within the global community."

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Ryanair flight evacuated over 'bomb' scare

A Ryanair flight from Oslo to Manchester was evacuated Credit: PA

A Ryanair flight from Oslo to Manchester has been evacuated after two passengers were thought to have used the word "bomb" during an argument in an airport toilet.

The pair were taken for questioning by police at Norway's Rygge airport on Sunday evening and a bomb squad searched the aircraft but found nothing suspicious.

Police spokesman Anders Stroemsaether told a Norwegian public broadcaster that the incident began before boarding when two foreign passengers were overheard arguing and other passengers thought they heard the word "bomb" being used.

"After questioning of witnesses and those brought in, the police have concluded that the situation is a result of a misunderstanding," police said.

A Ryanair spokesman told the BBC the evacuation in Oslo was due to a "hoax security alert".

Authorities begin investigation into Norway crash

The aviation industry responded quickly to Norway's helicopter crash, which left all 13 passengers on board presumed dead.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority said all UK commercial passenger flights using the Airbus EC225LP helicopter have been grounded.

Meanwhile, the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority has said it has recovered the crashed helicopter's flight recorders.

Work has already begun on removing the wreckage, as Norwegian authorities begin their investigation to uncover the causes of the accident.

ITV News Correspondent Juliet Bremner reports:

Norway crash: Authorities recover black boxes

A rescue vessel lifts up parts of the helicopter that crashed off Norway's coast. Credit: Reuters

The Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority has said it has recovered the crashed helicopter's flight recorders.

Spokeswoman Hege Aalstad confirmed the black boxes had been found but did not give any further details.

The flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder could help explain the causes of the crash.

The statement comes after the UK Civil Aviation Authority announced that all UK commercial passenger flights using the Airbus EC225LP helicopter are grounded as of 9pm on Friday.

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