DNB pulls out of Dakota Pipeline

Norway's biggest bank, DNB, has responded to public protests and political criticism over its involvement in the highly controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project in the US, by pulling out of the project … [READ MORE...]

New airline faced delay on take-off

A new airline that's launching routes in Northern Norway, FlyViking, took off for the first time on Monday morning. Its first departure from Tromsø, however, was delayed by stormy weather that continues to … [READ MORE]

Secrecy hinders defense of security

NEWS ANALYSIS: The Norwegian government's insistence on withholding a highly critical State Auditor General's report on the status of national security has made it difficult if not impossible for police and … [READ MORE]

‘Security so poor’ it ‘had to be hidden’

UPDATED: Newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) has gained access to a State Auditor General's report on national security that was intended to be made public, but which the Norwegian government has withheld on the … [READ MORE]

Ministry mum on diplomats’ asylum

The Norwegian Foreign Ministry was mostly staying silent Thursday morning after news broke this week that four Turkish military officers and a veteran diplomat at the Turkish Embassy in Oslo have been granted … [READ MORE]

Publishing firms fined for collusion

Norway's four largest publishing companies (Aschehoug, Cappelen Damm, Gyldendal and the former Schibsted Forlag) have been fined NOK 32 million (USD 3.8 million) for what state competition authorities call … [READ MORE]

‘Look to Iceland’ to achieve equal pay

As Norway's royals and top government officials hosted the first state visit from the President of Iceland in 20 years this week, equality experts were urging them to follow Iceland's lead in mandating equal … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Weng tops in skiers’ earnings

Heidi Weng topped this year's earnings list for Norwegian skiers, with total … [READ MORE...]

Record run for new Nesbø book

Norwegian author Jo Nesbø was once again a center of attention in Oslo this … [READ MORE...]

Statoil strategist secures severance

Norwegian oil company Statoil has quietly confirmed that its low-profile … [READ MORE...]

Sundby disappoints the Canadians

Norwegian cross-country skier Martin Johnsrud Sundby has chalked up so many … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Wild weather shines and storms

While Southern Norway basked under sunshine and blue skies in summer-like temperatures … [READ MORE...]

SAS flight made an emergency landing

UPDATED: A Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) flight from Munich to Oslo had to make an emergency … [READ MORE...]

Unemployment declines, but fewer working

Both Norway's employers' organization NHO and its largest trade union confederation LO are … [READ MORE...]

Statoil makes more big investments in Sverdrup

Norwegian oil company Statoil was busy handing out more large contracts this week, and … [READ MORE...]

Troubled Westerdals set for takeover

Westerdals, the private communications school in Oslo whose owners landed in trouble after … [READ MORE...]

Stoltenberg, Brende condemn attack in London

NATO's Norwegian chief Jens Stoltenberg and Foreign Minister Børge Brende were among those … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Norway the world’s happiest country

Norway has long been considered one of the best countries in the world in which to live, and now it tops the world's "global happiness rankings" as well. It grabbed the top spot away from Denmark, which now … [READ MORE]