Norway tycoon’s missing wife likely killed Jun 27, 2019 0 306 12345 AFPOsloThe wife of a wealthy Norwegian businessman who disappeared nearly eight months ago was probably killed, with the murder made to look like a kidnapping, police said on Wednesday.Anne-Elisabeth Hagen, whose husband Tom Hagen is a real estate and energy magnate, went missing from their home in Lorenskog, near Oslo, on October 31.The Verdens Gang daily reported that the presumed abductors had demanded nine million euros ($10.3 million) in the cryptocurrency Monero, which is especially hard to trace.Police at the time refused to confirm the sum but said they had advised the family not to pay.Online contacts with the ‘kidnappers’ earlier in the probe were unable to confirm that they were holding Hagen, or that she was still alive.“As a result, our main hypothesis has been modified: Anne-Elisabeth was killed,” lead investigator Tommy Broske told a news conference.“There may have been an attempt to disguise the murder as a kidnapping,” he said, declining to state whether police had any suspects in the case. “The surprising lack of a desire to bank the ransom” was one of the other key factors behind the conclusion, Broske said.The family’s lawyer, Svein Holden, for his part told reporters he saw the crime as a “kidnapping that turned into a possible murder”. RELATED ARTICLES Photo of drowned migrant man, daughter fuels criticism of Trump Jun 27, 2019 0 2492 Cigarette, electrical fault ‘may have caused’ Notre-Dame fire Jun 27, 2019 0 364 Europeans on alert as heatwave intensifies Jun 27, 2019 0 373 Ex-Trump aide Manafort to be arraigned in New York today REUTERS NEW YORK Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for US President Donald Trump, will be arraigned on Thursday in a New York court in Manhattan on state criminal charges, after having been convicted last year .. Naked biker, topless sunbathers spark debate in Germany Berlin: German police cautioned a man riding naked on a moped while topless sunbathers sparked a row in Munich, as temperatures were to soar to record highs in several European countries on Wednesday. Police in .. Finland hopes to secure climate pledge Helsinki: Finland will use its turn in the EU presidency to seek a pledge that the bloc will produce net zero greenhouse emissions by 2050, Prime Minister Antti Rinne said on Wednesday. Several EU countries have signed up .. France demands G20 climate change action AFP Tokyo France wants the G20 to issue a statement committing to strong action on climate change and considers the issue a “red line”, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday ahead of the summit. Macron was speaking ..