Solberg presents new ministers

It's official: Ine Eriksen Søreide is now Norway's new foreign minister and the first woman to ever hold the post. Prime Minister Erna Solberg was visibly proud to formally announce her appointment on Friday, … [READ MORE...]

Angry Jagland angers others

Thorbjørn Jagland, the former Norwegian prime minister who's been serving as secretary general of the Council of Europe since 2009, has landed in conflicts both at work in Strasbourg and, once again, at home in … [READ MORE]

Women consolidate their power to rule

NEWS ANALYSIS: First they all went to a rock concert together last weekend. The next day, reports newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN), the three women gathered again on Sunday afternoon at Prime Minister Erna … [READ MORE]

Suspicion swirls on holiday island

The mayor of an island community that's a popular holiday destination in Southern Norway has asked local police to look into suspected irregularities regarding its building permit process. Speculation is rising … [READ MORE]

Ex-Kongsberg boss appeals jail term

A former sales director at state-owned Kongsberg Gruppen was sentenced on Wednesday to four-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted on charges of tax evasion, money laundering and misappropriation of … [READ MORE]

Creditors unite to save Norske Skog

Norway's debt-plagued but profitable paper producer Norske Skog was saved from a bankruptcy filing this week, after various groups of creditors finally agreed on a rescue plan. Secured and unsecured creditors … [READ MORE]

Russians ‘trained to invade Svalbard’

UPDATED: A Norwegian website dedicated to preventing another invasion of Norway was reporting on Wednesday that Russian forces mounted a mock invasion of Svalbard during recent military exercises in the … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Siv’s ‘Pocahontas’ stunt backfired

Finance Minister Siv Jensen set off quite a fuss over her decision to attend an … [READ MORE...]

Crown prince ‘gone surfing…’

...and not in the USA, but in Norway. After performing lots of official and … [READ MORE...]

‘Hegerberg effect’ boosted women’s pay

It wasn't sheer generosity that prompted players on the Norwegian men's football … [READ MORE...]

Artist Odd Nerdrum wins royal pardon

Norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum, convicted of tax evasion in several courts and … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Film on July 22 terror wins state funds

British filmmaker Paul Greengrass has received NOK 17.21 million (USD 2.1 million) in … [READ MORE...]

Telenor lays off another 79 workers

Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor is cutting back again, this time at divisions in Gjøvik … [READ MORE...]

Selje hotel director convicted of arson

The owner and manager of a popular waterfront hotel in Selje, near Norway's West Cape, has … [READ MORE...]

Mysterious deaths tied to isolation

The deaths of a 68-year-old woman and her two daughters, age 35 and 28, have set off … [READ MORE...]

Kurdistan conflict hits Oslo oil firm

Shares in Norwegian oil company DNO were recovering on Wednesday, following a dive earlier … [READ MORE...]

Facebook to publicize ‘Shame’

The social media giant Facebook revealed Wednesday that it has secured rights to stream … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Colourful opening of Sami Parliament

Two days after the new Norwegian Parliament opened amidst traditional pomp and circumstance in Oslo this week, the country's Sami Parliament (Sametinget) opened in its own blaze of colour and with the monarch … [READ MORE]