High costs emerge in oil drilling debate

If Norway went along with calls from climate experts and its own Greens Party to halt all new oil exploration, the country would likely still be able to maintain its welfare state but at a "dramatically" higher … [READ MORE...]

Right-wing extremism rings new alarms

Recent displays of right-wing extremism in Norway are raising concerns within the government, the police and among ordinary citizens from Kristiansand to Mjøndalen. Prime Minister Erna Solberg, meanwhile, was … [READ MORE]

Immigrants battle under-employment

Highly skilled and highly educated immigrants in Norway have long faced huge challenges finding work in line with their qualifications. Their battles not only point up underlying prejudice on the part of … [READ MORE]

Rescue hopes rise for Norske Skog

As major Norwegian forest products firm Norske Skog faced a deadline Friday for its debt negotiations, optimism was rising at home in Norway. Investor Christen Sveaas' takeover of the company's largest bloc of … [READ MORE]

Greens leaders get a new green light

Norway's Greens Party is suddenly riding a new wave of popularity and may even be able to influence whether Norway will wind up with a Labour- or Conservatives-led government. Rasmus Hansson, one of the leaders … [READ MORE]

Foreign minister criticizes Trump

In a highly unusual move, Norway's foreign minister has publicly criticized the president of the United States, a country always referred to as Norway's most important ally. Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge … [READ MORE]

Norwegian prices still shock visitors

It's official: Prices in Norway are 40 percent higher on average than in other EU countries, meaning they're even higher compared to prices in the Americas and Asia, where they're generally lower than in the … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

New sports stars get heroes’ welcome

Norway's gold- and bronze-medal winners at the track and field World … [READ MORE...]

Business pioneer dead at 66

Wilhelm Blystad and his younger brother Arne shook up Norwegian business like no … [READ MORE...]

Oil Minister down for the count

Terje Søviknes, Norway's bullish Oil & Energy Minister, won't be able to … [READ MORE...]

Convict Toska now serving time at home

David Toska, described as the criminal mastermind of a spectacular and deadly … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

King Harald sends condolences to Spain

Norway's King Harald V joined leaders around the world in sending messages of condolence … [READ MORE...]

Thousands have already cast their votes

More than 100,000 registered Norwegian voters have already cast their ballots in the … [READ MORE...]

New airport terminal opens in Bergen

Prime Minister Erna Solberg, in the middle of a re-election campaign, was on hand at the … [READ MORE...]

Mela opens during big festival weekend

No less than five music festivals are being held in Oslo this weekend, with the Norwegian … [READ MORE...]

SIAN group ordered to leave Arendal

A group called SIAN (Stopp Islamiseringen av Norge), wants to halt the influence they … [READ MORE...]

‘Arendalsuka’ draws crowds again

Politiians, bankers, bureaucrats, community- and business leaders have all gathered once … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

First major debate noisy and ‘chaotic’

NEWS ANALYSIS: "Fragmented," "unclear" and "chaotic" were among words used to describe the first organized and nationally televised debate among the leaders of Norway's nine major political parties Monday … [READ MORE]