This photo shows the mountain known as "Mannen" with its unstable portion circled. Experts fear it's about to loosen and send tons of rocks and debris crashing down on the valley below. PHOTO: Åknes/Tafjord Beredskap IKS

Residents wait for mountain to fall

After being on alert for weeks, if not months, the now-evacuated residents of a deep valley in Norway's mountainous area of Romsdal were literally waiting this week for the steep mountainside high above them … [READ MORE...]

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has long been relatively anonymous, but is now subject to a storm of attention in Norway. This photo was taken at last year's awards ceremony. From left: Chairman Thorbjørn Jagland, the 2013 winner from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Ahmet Üzümcü; Kaci Kullmann Five, Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, Berit Reiss-Andersen, and Gunnar Stålsett. At far right, outgoing committee secretary Geir Lundestad. PHOTO: Utenriksdepartementet

No foreigners eyed for Nobel committee

Norway's Conservative Party, which will be able to nominate two new members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee this autumn, has now ruled out considering anyone who's not Norwegian. The Conservatives also … [READ MORE]

Prime Minister Erna Solberg (right) and Finance Minister Siv Jensen face tough weeks ahead, as they battle not only with the opposition over their proposed state budget, but also with their own support parties. PHOTO: NTB Scanpix

State budget battle begins in earnest

Prime Minister Erna Solberg got a taste this week of the state budget battle her government faces this autumn. A united opposition, including her government's so-called "support parties," grilled her in … [READ MORE]

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]



Afghan interpreter wins asylum

Faizullah Muradi, who worked as an interpreter for Norwegian forces in … [READ MORE...]

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...]


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...]


Russian billionaire gains offshore foothold

Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has suddenly emerged as a major player in several … [READ MORE...]

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...]


The classic Aurland shoe, which inspired the American penny loafer, has become a fashion object, selling in a wide variety of colors. PHOTO:

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]