From left, Justice Minister Anders Anundsen, PST chief Benedicte Bjørnland and acting Police Directorate chief Vidar Refvik at the press conference on Thursday morning. Politicians across the spectrum have praised the way the authorities have handled the threat, but terror experts were split over whether it was right to alarm the public. PHOTO: Justis- og beredskapsdepartementet screenshot/

Politicians and experts react

Politicians praised the Norwegian Justice Ministry, Police Security Service (Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste, PST) and Police Directorate on Thursday over their communication and transparency surrounding a terror … [READ MORE...]


Heightened security across Norway

UPDATED: Security measures were increased at key locations in Oslo, throughout airports and transport hubs, and along Norway's borders on Thursday after authorities intercepted information about a "credible" … [READ MORE]

Imminent terror attack on Norway

UPDATED: "We are now in a situation where there is a specific terror threat against Norway," said Justice and Public Security Minister Anders Anundsen as he opened an emergency press conference with the Police … [READ MORE]

Avinor, the state agency running Norway's airports, hopes for more harmony in the tower and an end to cancellations and delays caused by a shortage of air traffic controllers. PHOTO: Avinor/Gaute Bruvik

Eurocontrol could have saved MH17

A Norwegian aviation expert argued aviation authority Eurocontrol, which approves airline routes over Europe, could have prevented the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine a week … [READ MORE]

Divorce rate drops in Norway

New figures showed the number of divorces in Norway dropped by 12 percent since 2005, and there's less demand for separation and divorce mediation. Relationship experts said it was difficult to pin down the … [READ MORE]

Prime Minister Erna Solberg joins political leaders and July 22 support workers to lay wreathes on Utøya on Tuesday, commemorating the third anniversary of the massacre. The Office of Criminal Injuries Compensation said on Wednesday it was concerned by the government's plans to cut its budget by 69 percent in the next two years, arguing it still had many cases to handle in the aftermath of the attacks. PHOTO: Statsministerens kontor

Violence victims face budget cuts

The Office of Criminal Injuries Compensation (Kontoret for voldsoffererstatning, KFV) feared a proposed NOK 25 million (USD 4 million) cut to its budget would drastically reduce the support it could offer … [READ MORE]

Moss locals organised a memorial service for Lucas the dog, to be held on Wednesday evening. A man confessed to killing the dog after a social media witch hunt. Animal welfare group NOAH said there had been an alarming increase in the number of animal cruelty cases reported so far this year. PHOTO: for hunden Lucas

Animal cruelty cases on the rise

Norwegian animal welfare organization NOAH expressed concern on Tuesday over the record number of animal cruelty notifications it has received so far this year. Recent cases that have attracted media attention … [READ MORE]

Erna Solberg, July 22 memorial

‘Too many roses, not enough anger’

NEWS ANALYSIS: It's taken three years, but Norwegians are finally beginning to publicly display pent-up anger over a home-grown right-wing extremist's murderous attacks on July 22, 2011. As the grieving … [READ MORE]

Ola Borten Moe serves as Norway's Oil & Energy Minister, but took the liberty of commenting on the future of fur farming last week, and that's upset government colleagues. PHOTO: Senterpartiet

Center Party: Let Israel into NATO?

Center Party (Senterpartiet, Sp) deputy Ola Borten Moe proposed a radical new suggestion to deal with the ongoing Middle East conflict on Tuesday - inviting Israel to join NATO. He said rather than boycott … [READ MORE]


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Zucca scores new Rangers contract

Norwegian ice hockey star Mats "Zucca" Zuccarello Aasen agreed on a new contract … [READ MORE...]

Alf Prøysen would have turned 100 on Wednesday. His songs and texts live on as part of the national heritage. PHOTO: musikkogungdom

Norway celebrates songwriter Prøysen

It seems only fitting that the centennial celebration of cherished Norwegian … [READ MORE...]

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Haslestad replaced as Yara CEO

Major Norwegian industrial company Yara announced on Monday that chief executive … [READ MORE...]

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Rosenborg gives Hansen the boot

Trondheim football club Rosenborg (RBK) sacked coach Per "Perry" Joar Hansen on … [READ MORE...]


Embassies warn citizens in Norway

Several embassies in Oslo have increased security and sent warnings to their citizens … [READ MORE...]

Fjordside tourist village evacuated

UPDATED: The village of Geiranger on the World Heritage-listed Geirangerfjord was … [READ MORE...]

Statoil returns to terror-hit In Amenas

Around 10 Statoil workers have returned to its jointly-owned gas processing plant at In … [READ MORE...]

Marine Harvest broke competition laws

Norwegian-based international seafood company Marine Harvest, owned by industry tycoon … [READ MORE...]

NHO and LO bosses back Oslo Olympics

The leaders of both Norway's largest employer and union groups, the Confederation of … [READ MORE...]

SAS and Norwegian drop Israel routes

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Norwegian Air have both suspended their Tel Aviv routes … [READ MORE...]



Brokers urged to take ‘pappaperm’

Norwegian politicians and large financial firms reacted strongly this week to revelations that many independent brokerage firms dissuade new fathers from taking parental leave. Conservative politicians … [READ MORE]


Plans to toughen marriage migration

The Norwegian government wants to set an age limit of 24 years and an income requirement of over NOK 300,000 (USD 48,400) per year before a married couple would be eligible for family immigration. Marriage … [READ MORE]