Minister tries to reform farming

Agriculture Minister Jon Georg Dale is launching a road show of sorts this week as he holds the first of six open meetings around the country. He'll be promoting and defending the conservative government's … [READ MORE...]

Stunning sunsets ‘a scream in nature’

As sunshine broke through thick morning fog over the Oslo Fjord on Tuesday, residents may be able to later witness more of the spectacular sunsets that caught lots of attention in the Norwegian capital last … [READ MORE]

Anxiety abounds as Trump takes office

Never before have a Norwegian prime minister, foreign minister and defense minister faced more uncertainty and anxiety following the inauguration of a US president. As Donald J Trump begins his first week in … [READ MORE]

How Norway can ease Trump trauma

As Norwegian politicians feel compelled to "wait and see" how their longtime US ally behaves under its tough-talking new president, Donald J Trump, others warn against remaining too passive. A foreign policy … [READ MORE]

‘Game over’ for Norway’s seal hunt

Norway's northern city of Tromsø used to be a major port for Norway's controversial seal hunters, but they've now faded into the history books. For the first time in several hundred years, not a single … [READ MORE]

More trouble for Telenor, in Bulgaria

Norway's international telecoms firm Telenor has run into even more trouble at its overseas operations. This time the problems are in Bulgaria, where a police investigation is now underway into what the company … [READ MORE]

The Alliance strikes back under Jens

NATO, the world's largest defense alliance, is not "obsolete," according to the former Norwegian prime minister leading it, Jens Stoltenberg. He's had to be on the defensive himself this week, after … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Triumphant Bjørgen to testify in Johaug case

Marit Bjørgen could polish her crown as Norway's skiing queen over the weekend … [READ MORE...]

Princess Ingrid Alexandra now a teenager

Norway's Princess Ingrid Alexandra, second in line to the throne after her … [READ MORE...]

Dutch welcomed Norway’s ‘wonderboy’

Martin Ødegaard, Norway's 18-year-old football "wonderboy," enjoyed a warm … [READ MORE...]

Skier Svindal out for the season

Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway's downhill skiing champion, decided to undergo … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Men’s handball team rolls into semi-finals

Norway's national men's handball team won an historic spot in the semi-finals of the world … [READ MORE...]

Solberg faces more opposition over the Arctic

Business, political and environmental leaders gathered in Tromsø this week, along with … [READ MORE...]

Media crisis hits TV2 hard

Norway's national commercial television channel, TV2, is facing what's being called the … [READ MORE...]

Many elderly patients undernourished

A new study shows that one of three patients at Norwegian hospitals is undernourished, and … [READ MORE...]

Woman charged in fire that destroyed historic building

UPDATED: One of the oldest buildings on the main street of Lillehammer, which … [READ MORE...]

Statoil admits to lack of maintenance

Norwegian state oil company Statoil admitted late last week that it had underestimated the … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Alarms ring over rejected refugees

UPDATED: Never before has so much concern been expressed over the fate of mostly teenage boys who have fled Afghanistan, made their way to Norway and then seen their asylum applications rejected. Prime Minister … [READ MORE]