Government tries to toughen jail terms

Norway's conservative government coalition hopes to raise the maximum jail terms judges can hand out in cases of violent and sexual crime. It had to give up efforts, however, to boost Norway's maximum sentence … [READ MORE...]

Støre accused of double standard

Labour Party leader Jonas Gahr Støre has run into trouble after newspaper Dagbladet revealed last week that his family firm, Femstø AS, invested in two housing projects in Oslo that employed workers with no … [READ MORE]

Norwegian women have fewer babies

Norway has long prided itself on having generous maternity and paternity leave and other social welfare programs aimed at encouraging population growth. Fresh statistics, however, show that the birth rate has … [READ MORE]

Famed mountain road nearly overrun

One of Norway's biggest tourist attractions, the mountain road full of hair-pin turns known as Trollstigen, reopened for the summer season this week. Cars were already lined up and waiting when the winter gate … [READ MORE]

‘Norway is not prepared for terror’

Retired Norwegian general Robert Mood is openly defying recent claims by Justice Minister Per-Willy Amundsen that Norway "has never been better prepared" for a terrorist attack. Norway still suffers "major … [READ MORE]

‘Pleasing Trump is not most important’

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was firm in her convictions this week that NATO members in Europe are already making a major contribution to the defense alliance's strength and the fight against … [READ MORE]

Refugee rescue ship back in Norway

The offshore vessel Siem Pilot has spent the past two years patrolling the waters of the Mediterranean and rescuing thousands of desperate refugees from drowning. It returned to Norway on Thursday, when the … [READ MORE]

PEOPLE

Minister disappoints on human rights

Norway's Culture Minister Linda Hofstad Helleland wound up a six-day trip to … [READ MORE...]

‘Wonderboy’ set to log huge gain

Jo Lunder, once dubbed the "wonderboy" of Telenor who later was arrrested on … [READ MORE...]

New union boss takes command

He's already being called one of Norway's most powerful persons: Hans-Christian … [READ MORE...]

Medals awarded to military heroes

A dozen current and former members of the Norwegian armed forces were awarded … [READ MORE...]

NEWS IN BRIEF

Norway imposes new sanctions on North Korea

The Norwegian government banned investments in a wide range of North Korean industries on … [READ MORE...]

South swelters while north freezes

Rarely have temperature differences between Northern and Southern Norway been more extreme … [READ MORE...]

Violent youth gang attacks police

Oslo police spent three nights in a row during the long holiday weekend dealing with … [READ MORE...]

Gas leaked from brewery

Around five people were advised to get medical check-ups after a gas leak from the local … [READ MORE...]

Norwegian directors’ ‘Pirates’ film panned

The latest Pirates of the Caribbean film , directed by Norwegians Joachim Rønning and … [READ MORE...]

Bergen festival royally underway

Queen Sonja hailed Norway's west coast capital of Bergen as a city "with deep cultural … [READ MORE...]

SPECIAL FEATURES

Sweden hails Norway in rare broadcast

Relations between Norway and Sweden are officially excellent, but privately many Swedes and Norwegians have badgered and belittled each other for years. Most of the incessant ridicule is based on rivalry and … [READ MORE]