Strike talks: ‘No news is good news’

UPDATED: The union representing striking Norwegian Air pilots sat down with a mediator and the airline's management Friday afternoon, just a day after the pilots' strike escalated amidst a war of words. State … [READ MORE...]

Kristin Skogen Lund heads Norway's major employers' organization NHO, but none of NHO's largest stocklisted members have a female CEO. PHOTO: NHO

Still ‘big problems’ with equality issues

Several of the most powerful positions in Norwegian society are currently held by women, but equality hasn't fully extended to Norwegian business. As thousands of women prepared to march in International … [READ MORE]

Norwegian Air has been among the airlines hit hard by air traffic delays in recent weeks, and its executives have been complaining on behalf of frustrated passengers. PHOTO: Norwegian Air

Pilots divided, maybe conquered

UPDATED: Norwegian Air, faced with an ongoing and bitter strike by its pilots in Scandinavia, announced a "reorganization" on Thursday that divides its Scandinavian pilots into three new subsidiaries. The … [READ MORE]

Here’s what Norwegian pilots earn

Norwegian Air revealed general pay and benefits for its striking pilots in Scandinavia on Thursday, after announcing that it was reorganizing the subsidiary in which they're employed. As some pilots themselves … [READ MORE]

A pensive Norwegian chief executive Bjørn Kjos, at a press conference on Wednesday. After some contact with striking pilots in the night, hopes crashed for any settlement soon. PHOTO:

Settlement hopes crashed amid yelling

Last week it was the pilots in Norwegian Air who declared they'd had enough of Norwegian's management. On Thursday afternoon it was Norwegian's chief spokesperson who was literally yelling on national radio … [READ MORE]

These mummies may be sent from Norway back to Chile. PHOTO: Per Holck/University of Oslo

Mummies from Chile found in Oslo

UPDATED: Several thousand-year-old mummies from South America have been lying for eight decades in a university collection in Oslo, mostly forgotten since a Norwegian immigrant in Chile sent them to Norway in … [READ MORE]

Speculation has taken off over whether Norwegian Air might take over LOT Polish Airlines. PHOTO: Norwegian

Hopes rose for a strike settlement

There finally was some contact between the union representing striking pilots at Norwegian Air and the airline's management. "Activity and dialogue" during the night suddenly raised hopes that the strike may … [READ MORE]

Erna Solberg

Solberg hits the ‘re-start’ button

Prime Minister Erna Solberg has been huddling this week with her fellow party leaders needed to keep her government together. They all returned to the Oslo hotel where their government program was hatched … [READ MORE]


Bjørn Kjos

CEO calls pilots’ strike ‘terribly tragic’

The embattled founder and chief executive of Norwegian Air faced reporters on … [READ MORE...]

Artist Odd Nerdrum

Artist Nerdrum settles with his art institute

Odd Nerdrum, the Norwegian artist who has been embroiled in legal conflict in … [READ MORE...]

PHOTO: Nordic Focus/FIS Photo Pool

Northug’s gold rush over for now

Petter Northug was back on the front pages of most Norwegian newspapers on … [READ MORE...]

Therese Johaug

Johaug, ski jumpers mined more gold

Therese Johaug flew over the finish line after skiing 30 kilometers (18 miles) … [READ MORE...]


Oil minister tries to settle quarrel over Sverdrup stakes

Oil & Energy Minister Tord Lien called the oil companies that own stakes in the giant … [READ MORE...]

Match-fixing trial underway in Oslo court

Norway's first trial over alleged football match-fixing got underway in Oslo this week, … [READ MORE...]

Coop cleared to take over ICA

Norwegian grocery store chain Coop has won approval from Norway's competition authorities … [READ MORE...]

Skiing grabbed huge ratings

Nearly half the population of Norway tuned into state broadcaster NRK on Sunday afternoon … [READ MORE...]

Baby rapist ‘glad’ he was caught

One of the defendants in a major case of sexual assault against children and even babies … [READ MORE...]


Mazyar Keshvari of the Progress Party led Oslo's 17th of May Committee when he was still a member of Oslo's city council. Now he's a Member of Parliament and wants would-be citizens to be able to pass a test about Norway, in Norwegian. PHOTO: M Skjebstad/Wikipedia

Citizenship rules come under fire

The rules qualifying foreigners for Norwegian citizenship have come under fire on several fronts lately, with a proposed test of applicants' Norwegian knowledge branded as being too difficult and strict. The … [READ MORE]