Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) hopes to avoid permanent grounding after this weekend. PHOTO: SAS

SAS cancels more long-haul flights

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) said Friday it was forced to cancel five intercontinental flights over the upcoming long holiday weekend because of a strike by one of its pilot unions in Norway. SAS' other pilot … [READ MORE...]

The hills and forests east of Oslo are full of long lakes and relatively untouched areas to this east of this dam at Nord Elvåga. PHOTO: newsinenglish.no

Oslo may get its own national park

Norway's capital is surrounded by a fjord on one side and hilly forests on the other.  Efforts are rising to protect some of the latter within the borders of a new national park. "Just think how we … [READ MORE]

Prime Minister Erna Solberg seems to stsill be standing by her embattled justice minister, Anders Anundsen, also after a crushing report about his ministry's failure to improve emergency preparedness. PHOTO: Justis- og beredskapsdepartementet

Solberg stands by embattled minister

Justice Minister Anders Anundsen was back in the news at the end of what already had been a tough week for the Progress Party politician. A state auditor's report charging that his ministry has failed to … [READ MORE]

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Norway’s Eurovision song moves along

Norway's entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest won a chance Thursday night to compete again in the finals on Saturday in Vienna. Kjetil Mørland and Debrah Scarlett will be up against songs from 26 … [READ MORE]

Fire sparked fear and injury in Bergen

A dramatic fire in downtown Bergen forced the evacuation of 22 people Thursday night and left several injured as it threatened an historic neighbourhood. Witnesses reported one man hanging from the roof of a … [READ MORE]

Meanwhile, Rasmus Hansson's Greens Party (MDG) seems to have attracted many of SV's old voters and is sowing the seeds for a strong showing in the looming local government elections. PHOTO: Miljøpartiet De Grønne

SV hits new low, Greens blossom

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway's Socialist Left party (SV), once a mighty force on the left side of Norwegian politics, has sunk to a new low in public opinion polls. After 18 months below the level needed for … [READ MORE]

Mørland & Debrah Scarlett were ready for more Eurovision action Thursday, after winning Norway's preliminary song contest competition earlier this spring. PHOTO: NRK/Facebook

Eurovision artists ‘should be paid’

A local organization of performing artists has accused Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) of exploiting the singers, dancers and musicians who compete in the annual Eurovision Song Contest, which NRK mounts locally … [READ MORE]

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) reports a double-digit increase in passengers as does rival Norwegian. PHOTO: Oslo Lufthavn

New pilots’ strike hits SAS flights

LATEST UPDATES: One of the Norwegian pilots' unions at Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) broke off negotiations on a new contract early Thursday morning, launching the first phase of a strike that initially would … [READ MORE]

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Børge Brende

Busy Brende won’t give up on peace

Norway's globe-trotting foreign minister, Børge Brende, was back in the Middle … [READ MORE...]

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Knausgård goes on the warpath

Norway's celebrity author Karl Ove Knausgård seemed to suddenly take on the … [READ MORE...]

Author Åsne Seierstad continues to defend her work. PHOTO: Cappelen Damm/Cecilie Owren

Author faces another court challenge

Norwegian author Åsne Seierstad scored a legal victory this week over the Kabul … [READ MORE...]

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US may finally send an ambassador

After two years without an ambassador in Norway, US President Barack Obama has … [READ MORE...]

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Baby abusers sentenced to protect public

Three Norwegian men and two women were sentenced to jail terms that theoretically can be … [READ MORE...]

Norway still negotiating funding for EU

Negotiations over the price Norway pays to win access to EU markets, since it's not a … [READ MORE...]

Skull found in Bergen was from the Middle Ages

Police in Bergen called off a potential murder investigation on Thursday after a human … [READ MORE...]

Trains delayed even without a strike

Commuters and other passengers of state railway NSB avoided the disruption of a strike … [READ MORE...]

Job cuts spread to Rolls-Royce maritime

Rolls-Royce's maritime division was holding information meetings for employees this week, … [READ MORE...]

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Horses, police, 17th of May

Horses led parade: See what happened

SEE THE VIDEO: Mounted police in dress uniform led Norway's Constitution Day parade on the 17th of May in Oslo on Sunday. Behind them were tens of thousands of children and their teachers from 106 schools in … [READ MORE]