Several arrested over violent robbery

Police arrested several people in Sweden on Wednesday in connection with the violent robbery of Sheikh Enterprises, a jewellery and clothing store in Oslo's Grønland district last month. Swedish and Norwegian … [READ MORE...]

The 25 girls behind the Russ bus 'Senses' spent more than NOK 1 million customizing their ride, including white leather seats, a graffiti-style facade and a huge sound system. But they said their biggest expense was original theme music, spending about NOK 150,000 on three songs. Original songs are a growing trend among Russ students, but some in the music industry said they're paying an "absurd" amount. PHOTO: facebook.com/senses2014

Russ spending on music is ‘absurd’

The annual "Russ" season kicked off over the Easter break, the start of weeks of raucous celebrations for graduating Norwegian high school students. Students spend a small fortune each year kitting out … [READ MORE]

The Dalai Lama was received by the US President Barack Obama in the White House in February. Last year British Prime Minister David Cameron met with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader. Norway's most senior politician, Parliamentary President Olemic Thommessen said he is not being cowardly by putting PHOTO: Pete Souza/White House/facebook

‘Coward’ politicians avoid Dalai Lama

Half of all Norwegians think it's cowardly for Parliamentary President Olemic Thommessen to refuse a meeting with the Dalai Lama when he arrives in Oslo next month. While the public wants Norway's top … [READ MORE]

Ransacked store owes millions in tax

Sheikh Enterprises, the jewellery and clothing store hit by a brazen daylight robbery in Oslo last month, was one of several local gold merchants suspected of tax evasion after a joint operation by Norwegian … [READ MORE]

New Agriculture Minister Sylvi Listhaug posed for photos recently on her parents' farm in western Norway, Lindseth Gard. She's faced a lot of criticism from farmers and food producers who fear her plans to reform agricultural policy and liberalize markets. PHOTO: Landbruks- og mat departementet/Olav Skjedstad/Romsdals Budstikke

Minister intent on deregulating food

NEWS ANALYSIS: New Agriculture Minister Sylvi Listhaug is a farmer's daughter who has referred to the country's highly regulated farming and food industries as a "Norwegian form of communism." Now she's in a … [READ MORE]

A looming shortage of prime cuts of meat from Norwegian cattle, shown here grazing in Nordmarka last summer, has led to temporary allowance for imports, but consumers can't expect any price relief. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Beef tariffs cut, but not prices

Norwegians' growing hunger for prime cuts of meat has led, after much hesitation, to a cut in the tariffs slapped on imported meat to protect Norwegian farmers. The hesitation arose because local commercial … [READ MORE]

Norway sued for gender discrimination

An American woman who worked for three years at the Norwegian consulate in Minneapolis is suing the Norwegian government after she was paid USD 40,000 less than a male colleague in a similar role. Ellen Ewald … [READ MORE]

The fire that swept through the mountain town of Lærdalsøyri during the weekend destroyed as many as 35 homes, while others were left standing. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Justice Minister Anders Anundsen surveyed the damage on Monday and promised emergency state aid where needed. PHOTO: Statsministerens kontor

Lærdal struggles to rebuild after fire

The crisis is far from over in the mountain town of Lærdalsøyri, which was ravaged by Norway's worst fires since World War II in January. Locals are now struggling with reconstruction, planning regulations … [READ MORE]

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Telenor CEO pockets big bonus

The President and Chief Executive of Telenor Group, Jon Fredrik Baksaas earned … [READ MORE...]

Erna Solberg

Solberg’s PM popularity grows

The latest polls showed Prime Minister Erna Solberg's popularity is the highest … [READ MORE...]

Jens Stoltenberg

Putin glad ‘Jens’ will lead NATO

The recent selection of former Norwegian Prime Minister Jens  Stoltenberg as … [READ MORE...]

Bernt Reitan

Reitan stands down as Yara chairman

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

NEWS IN BRIEF

Pension costs hit Oslo orchestra

Pension costs for Norwegian theatres and orchestras have increased by NOK 70 million (USD … [READ MORE...]

Avinor chided for paying ‘bonus’ to airlines

The Norwegian state agency that runs the country's airports, Avinor, has been making … [READ MORE...]

Foreign labour threatens apprentices

Unions are concerned about the number of public contracts going to cheaper foreign … [READ MORE...]

Sigrid killer’s appeal gets underway

A 38-year-old man convicted last year of abducting and killing 16-year-old Sigrid … [READ MORE...]

Three survive avalanche

Another avalanche thundered down the steep slopes of the Sunnmøre Alps around the town of … [READ MORE...]

Pastor charged with domestic violence

A pastor in the Norwegian Church has been arrested in the middle of the country's Easter … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

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]