Oil Minister Tord Lien on Ekofisk platform

‘Norway’s oil age is not over,’ yet

Tord Lien, Norway's government minister for oil and energy, isn't letting himself be overly concerned by the recent, some say dramatic, fall in oil prices. Lien believes oil companies will continue to be … [READ MORE...]

Child’s murder unleashes police critics

A 32-year-old man from Lithuania was ordered held in custody for at least four weeks on Wednesday, after police charged him Tuesday with the murder of an eight-year-old girl in western Norway three years ago. … [READ MORE]

Qatar Airways, shown here taking off from Oslo's main airport at Gardermoen, should be banned from serving Norway because its working conditions violate human rights, claims Norwegian labour union Parat. PHOTO Oslo Lufthavn AS/Espen Solli

Union wants to oust Qatar Airways

The head of the labour organization representing many airline employees in Norway, Parat, is calling on Norwegian authorities to revoke Qatar Airways' right to operate flights from Norway because of the way … [READ MORE]

Yara plans to greatly expand production capacity at its plant in Porsgrunn, about a two-hour drive southwest of Oslo. PHOTO: Yara International

Finally some good news from Yara

One of Norway's largest companies, fertilizer producer Yara International, could finally report some good news on Wednesday after being caught up in a corruption scandal and, most recently, top executive … [READ MORE]

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende (left) met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow last month. Bans on Norwegian salmon exports to Russia were on their agenda.  PHOTO: Utenriksdepartementet/Kristin Enstad

Russians visit as tensions rise

NEWS ANALYSIS: While Sweden's military continued to hunt this week for what many fear could be a Russian submarine in Swedish territorial waters, concerns are rising in Norway over military preparedness in the … [READ MORE]

The classic Aurland shoe, which inspired the American penny loafer, has become a fashion object, selling in a wide variety of colors. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Aurland shoes still surviving in style

They inspired the American penny loafer and were meant to be practical, locally made shoes. Now the small Aurland Shoe Factory that's still making them in the scenic fjordside Norwegian town by the same … [READ MORE]

Dr Silje Lehne Michalsen appeal has made a full recovery from ebola and urged the world to do much, much more to help ebola victims in West Africa. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) carried her first, and apparently only, public appearance live on national TV Monday evening. PHOTO: NRK

Ebola doctor now ‘fully recovered’

Norway's first and, so far, only ebola patient made a surprise appearance at a press conference in Oslo Monday afternoon, after being released not only from the high-isolation ward where she'd been … [READ MORE]

Sunday's major annual charity drive in Norway raised NOK 240 million to fund clean water projects in eight countries, to relieve people like those in this photo who must walk miles to obtain water every day. PHOTO Kirkens Nødhjelp/NRK

TV charity drive broke all records

One person paid just over NOK 100,000 to have lunch with Finance Minister Siv Jensen, with a tour of the finance ministry afterwards. Someone else paid NOK 205,500 for a trip to the remote Arctic Island of Jan … [READ MORE]

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Mani Hussaini, new AUF leader

Refugee ready to lead AUF

Mani Hussaini, who came to Norway as a 12-year-old refugee from Syria, was … [READ MORE...]

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Svindal’s ski season shattered

Norway's top alpine skier Aksel Lund Svindal suddenly saw his upcoming … [READ MORE...]

Princess Martha Louise

Princess feels persecuted

Princess Martha Louise met with reporters just before the weekend, mostly to … [READ MORE...]

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Yara’s board fires its CEO

Jørgen Ole Haslestad, embattled boss of large Norwegian fertilizer firm Yara … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Storms spark chaos, landslide warnings

Strong winds and snow halted ferry traffic and snarled roads in northern Norway on … [READ MORE...]

Norway ‘doesn’t have much extra gas’ for EU

Norway's oil and energy minister, Tord Lien, said Tuesday that Norway has "a theoretical … [READ MORE...]

‘Football lost its virtue’

News this week that five former football players and two others had been indicted … [READ MORE...]

Parliament cancels its ‘snobbish’ ball

There will be no fancy dining and dancing for Members of Parliament and their partners … [READ MORE...]

Two charged in massive Snapchat theft

Police raided various addresses in Oslo and Lillestrøm over the weekend and have arrested … [READ MORE...]

Pedophile also ordered released from prison

Erik Andersen, the west coast businessman who finally was caught and jailed after years of … [READ MORE...]

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Autumn colors, marka, scenery,

Fall colors keep blazing around Oslo

PHOTO FEATURE: The reds, golds and deep greens of autumn have been firing up local landscapes in Norway during the past few weeks, not least around Oslo. The brilliant leaves are constantly threatened by wind … [READ MORE]