Tragic end for experienced skiers

Rescue crews found the bodies of four experienced ski tourers missing since Monday afternoon after a large avalanche in the Sunndalsfjella mountains in Møre og Romsdal. The crews found three of the men soon … [READ MORE...]

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One of the deadliest winters in years

The tragic discovery of four bodies on Wednesday morning took the avalanche death toll to nine this winter. The 2013/14 winter has been one of the deadliest in 30 years, and experts said the avalanche danger … [READ MORE]

No, it's not a large Kraftverk concert, rather all the leaders of Norway's seven largest political parties gathered for their first major debate of the election campaign on Monday night. Their constant maneuvering for government power has all but clouded the actual issues at hand, and voters can't be sure which parties will eventually form a government. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no/NRK screen grab

Norwegians speak faster, less clearly

Linguists investigating the development of the Norwegian language have found that more Norwegians are speaking faster and less clearly than ever. That's bad news for newcomers to Norway who already may be … [READ MORE]

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Thommessen’s tax haven tangle

UPDATED: The Chief Minister of Guernsey said he'd contact the President of Norway's Parliament (Stortinget), Olemic Thommessen, after Thommessen went public with his 10-year private battle to access a trust on … [READ MORE]

The Stavanger Oilers beat Vålerenga on Mnday to once again win the national hockey championship on Monday. Here, player Mathias Trettenes in a duel with Jonte Berg. PHOTO: Carina Johansen / NTB Scanpix

Oilers hockey club ‘living the dream’

Backed by cheering fans and pumped up by profits from their still-new arena in Norway's oil capital, the Stavanger Oilers hockey club claimed their third national championship in a row on Monday night. Rival … [READ MORE]

An Aker Solutions subsea field layout, delivered to Statoil's Åsgard development on the Norwegian continental shelf. Under its NOK 14 billion contract with Total, Aker Solutions will provide 20 subsea manifolds and PHOTO: Aker Solutions

Aker wins major Angola contract

Norwegian engineering company Aker Solutions announced it had won a "landmark" contract in a message to the stock exchange on Tuesday. The contract to supply subsea systems to a project in Angola run by French … [READ MORE]

Utenriksminister Børge Brende på Maidan-plassen i Kiev 6. mars 2014. Foto: A. Versto, UD

Brende fears Ukraine bloodbath

Foreign Minister Børge Brende fears the escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine could develop into full-scale war. He said tougher sanctions against Russia may be needed, while other Norwegian politicians … [READ MORE]

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Reitan stands down as Yara chairman

One of Norway's largest companies, scandal-plagued fertilizer producer Yara … [READ MORE...]

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Coach loses contract but wins apology

Jarle Pedersen, the outgoing coach of the Norwegian speed skating team, lashed … [READ MORE...]

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Sp elects new parliamentary leader

Veteran politician Marit Arnstad was elected as the new parliamentary leader of … [READ MORE...]

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Artist hasn’t mellowed with age

Norway’s most esteemed institutions collect his work. Important public spaces … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Solberg calls for calm over Ukraine

The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg called for calm on Wednesday as tensions between … [READ MORE...]

Technical issues close stock exchange

UPDATED: Technical problems left Norway's stock exchange, the Oslo Børs, closed until 11 … [READ MORE...]

Costs threaten Bergen orchestra

The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, BFO) revealed on Tuesday … [READ MORE...]

Resorts count the cost of poor season

Eikedalen in Hordaland closed before Easter for the first time in 30 years, while in other … [READ MORE...]

Hunter threatens case on wolf charge

Police dropped the charges on Tuesday against one of the 12 men arrested for illegal wolf … [READ MORE...]

Search continues for missing skiers

Rescue crews returned to the Sunndalsfjella mountains in the More og Romsdal region on … [READ MORE...]

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The Oseberg Field Centre has already been hit by the strike, which now may result in a lock-out that would shut down all Norwegian oil installations in the North Sea. PHOTO: Statoil/Øyvind hagen

Norway urged to ‘let the oil lie’

NEWS ANALYSIS: The strongest warnings ever about the hazards of climate change, issued over the weekend, have prompted Norway's new environment minister to promise that emissions cuts will be made in all … [READ MORE]